International cooperation and tourism development: opportunities and innovation


11 November 2023


10:00 - 11:00
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The tourism industry affects the global economy and regional development, as well as it exerts an indisputable impact on the social and cultural sphere, on the socio-psychological status of individuals and on the environment. The issue of its sustainable development and effective management is of paramount importance. How to support adequate growth of the tourism sector in the face of the profound changes of our society?

Participate to the 7th edition of the BTE, Borsa del Turismo Extralberghiero, organized by Confesercenti Sicilia from November 10 to 12, 2023, in the exhibition spaces of the Cruise Terminal of the port of Palermo. Since the first edition, more than 1,000 companies in the Sicilian extra-hotel sector have presented their offer to foreign markets, and more than 150 international buyers have attended the event.

The event intends to provide an opportunity to exchange experiences in the tourism sector, in order to increase the visibility of the regional extra-hotel offer and create new connections at international level, through: meetings between local businesses and international tour operators; the ExpoBTE, an exhibition space to promote new connections between the extra-hotel sector, providers of services for the hospitality operators and all components of experiential tourism, including art, culture, and tastings; educational tours on the territory dedicated to foreign buyers; and training seminars on the latest developments in the tourism sector.

Among the seminars and conferences organized during this edition, on Saturday, the Round Table “International Cooperation in Tourism Development Strategies” will take place on November 11th, from 10.00 to 11.00 AM.

During the meeting, we will discuss the opportunities offered by international cooperation for the development of the tourism sector, and analyse possible weaknesses and training needs for effective growth. In addition, we will present the objectives of the HyPro4ST project, which aims to support the sustainable development of the tourism sector through the creation of a new professional figure: “Sustainable Hybrid Project Manager for the tourism sector.”

The following speakers will participate to the event:

  • Maria Concetta Antinoro, General Manager Department of Tourism, Sports and Entertainment of the Sicilian Region
  • Simona Sglavo, CESIE project manager
  • Rosina Ulokamma Ndukwe, CESIE Adult Unit Coordinator
  • Maurizio Giannone, Expert in international cooperation
  • Antonio Purpura, Full Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Palermo
  • Filippo Grasso, Vice president of the Messina Tourism Bureau Consortium

Visit the full program on the BTE website:

For further information on the HyPro4ST project, please visit the website, from which you will be able to access the first two outputs: the Labor Market Needs Report; the Professional Profile of Sustainable Hybrid Project Manager for the Tourism Sector.

About the project

HyPro4ST – Sustainable Tourism Innovation Through Hybrid Project Management is a project financed by the program Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Partnerships for Innovation: Alliances 2021 Programme, and it has the objective of Developing a new job profile in tourism sector, aimed to upskill managers, professionals, practitioners and students of the tourism sector: the “Sustainable Hybrid Project Manager”.


For further information

Read more about HyPro4ST, visit the website and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Contact Simona Sglavo:


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