TOURISME organises the first matchmaking event in Italy (Rimini) on 8 and 9 November, as part of Ecomondo, one of the biggest expos in the Mediterranean basin for the green and circular economy.
The TOURISME project, coordinated by Consulta Europa, is pleased to invite its beneficiary SMEs to participate to a new matchmaking event, in a unique context: The Ecomondo green technology fair. This event is a leading show in Europe for technological and industrial innovation that brings together all sectors of the circular economy on a single platform: from the recovery of materials and energy to sustainable development.
On the first day, in the morning, two sessions will be held. A first 45-minute conference, to understand all the EU funding opportunities for tourism SMEs, with the participation of a representative of the European Commission. This conference will also include a presentation of the European Enterprise Network.
The second session will focus on the presentation of the MEET Ecotourism Footprint Calculator tool, as well as the DESTIMED PLUS tools and approaches to help SMEs to engage in Local Ecotourism Clusters. Participants will be guided through participatory work to discuss the main challenges and solutions for a low tourism footprint. They will then split into groups to simulate joint ecotourism packages and test live the MEET Ecotourism Footprint Calculator.
The afternoon will be dedicated to hold a project meeting within the TOURISME partners, to take stock of the activities implemented in the previous months and elaborate a solid plan for the next steps. At the same time, registered SMEs will be able to enjoy the wide and varied range of workshops and activities offered by Ecomondo.
The second day will be entirely dedicated to matchmaking and networking, both for SMEs and partners. Attendees will have the opportunity to register in advance on the Ecomondo website, to make sure they do not miss out on any opportunities and make the most of the event.