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 Preliminary Programme

10:00

Welcome coffee

 

10:30 Opening words
 

Umberto de Pretto, IRU Secretary General

 

10:40 First interactive panel debate: Current situation, market potential, opportunities
  Alain Libéros, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, Unit E1, Tourism Policy
 

 

Keynote presentation on seniors’ travel specificity, expectations and market: a research presentation
Jamil Benabdallah, Director,Deténte Consultants SRL
 

 

The coach tourism business perspective on the seniors travel market

Jean-François Defour, General Director, Voyages Léonard & Sales-Lentz Travel 

 

11:45

Second interactive panel debate: Practical problems and solutions to bring seniors on board

 

 

The view of European tour organisers
Tom Jenkins, CEO ETOA

 

 

The view from inside and outside: the customers’ and business’ perspectives
Anssi Manninen, Bussi-Manninen Oy, Finland

 

 

The eCalypso platform and website – new business opportunities
Danny Silva, Project Manager, ISTO/OITS

 

12:45

Concluding remarks

 

Victor S. Parra, President and Chief Executive Officer, US United Motorcoach Association
 

Yves Mannaerts, IRU Vice President

 

13:00

Buffet lunch

 

14:00

Guided VIP visit for Forum participants of selected Busworld exhibition stands
(having been awarded the “INNOVATION” label)

 

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Room MC3 and MC4 Kortrijk Xpo Meeting Center, Kortrijk
Thursday, 17 October 2013

 English, French, Dutch

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