Internacional Congress of Thermalism 2021-2027: Revitalization of Territories and Demographic Challengue 

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OFFICIAL OPENNING

Tuesday, September 17th, 9:30 - 10:00

The importance of Thermal regions in Europe, a horizon of opportunities.

Tuesday, September 17th, 10:00 - 10:45

Manuel Baltar - Thierry Dubois.

Spain,Ourense France, Paris.

Vicepresident of EHTTA - President of the European Spas Association- ESPA.

Community funds 2021-2027, Introduction of demographic criteria in its application: opportunities for thermal territories.

Tuesday, September 17th, , 10:45 - 11:30

Moisés Blanco

Spain, Madrid.

Ministry of Finance and Public Administration. Deputy Director of European Territorial Cooperation. General Directorate of European Funds

Asia, rural territorial revitalization approach based on thermalism

Tuesday, September 17th, 12:00 - 12:30

Andrew Jacka

Thailand, Bangkok

President of Asia Pacific Spa Wellness Coalition (Thailand)

European Demographic Challegue from the perspective of rural areas with thermal facilities

Tuesday, September 17th, 13:30 - 14:30

Manuel Campo Vidal

Spain, Madrid.

President of Next EDUCACION

Dynamization of a classic thermal destination through innovation

Tuesday, September 17th 16:15 - 16:45

Victor Leal

Portugal, Sao Pedro do Sul.

President of Termalistur (Sao Pedro do Sul municipal company). President of Termas de Portugal Association

Generation of added value to Foz de Iguaçu territory through thermalism.

Tuesday, September 17th, 16:45-17:15

Washington Sena

Brasil, Iguaçu.

Tourism Promotion, Marketing and Events Director of Prefeitura de Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil)

Thermal and Wellness tourism in rural northen Portugal

Tuesday, September 17th, 17:45-18:15

Luis Pedro Martín

Portugal, Porto.

President of Porto tourism entity and northen Portugal

Deseasonalise a thermal destination

Tuesday, September 17th, 18:15 - 19:00

Ricardo Sosa

Argentina, Santiago del Estero.

Undersecretary of Tourism of Santiago del Estero Province, (Argentina)

How to keep population in rural regions? Is Health and medical spa tourism part of the solution?

Tuesday, September 17th, 19:00-19:30

Franz J. Biesel

Germany, Berlín.

COO of Kuren & Wellness, Medical Spa Expert and Consultant

Europeam thermal cities facing demographic challenge

Wednesday, September 18th,9:00-9:30

Hugo Oliveira

Portugal, Caldas da Rainha.

Vicepresident EHTTA

A cross-border experience that boosts Thermalism: The Raia Termal Project.

Wednesday, September 18th, 12:15 - 12:45

Manuel González Sarria

Spain, Ourense.

CHMS, technical Advisor

-Congress Panels-

Panel Nº1 – Administrations

Tuesday, September 17th, 12:30 - 13:30

Social Thermalism as revitalization factor of territories. Results and transferable models.

Panel Nº2 : Spas and Thermal Villages

Wednesday, September 18th, 9:30 - 10:15

Approaches and strategies to improve the spas and thermal villages cooperation

Panel Nº 3 – Thermal Spa Doctors

Wednesday, September 18th, 10:15 - 11:00

Role of responsible doctors in charge of territorial demographic challenge. Balance between therapeutic and wellness tourism.

Panel Nº 4: Thermal Spa Directors

Wednesday, September 18th, 11:30 - 12:15

Strategies for the future of thermal facilities and their contribution to the revitalization of territories.