28-29 November

Since the first INTO Seminar in 2004, the event has become consolidated as a platform for debating research proposals and presenting good business practices. After 13 editions of the INTO Seminar, several tourism-related issues have been analysed, such as cultural, water-sport and health products, and including marketing tools such as branding or social media. There have also been debates on new courses of action to address the sector’s sustainability concerning climate change, seasonality and other issues. Other topics discussed refer to using technologies implemented in the tourism industry to analyse tourists’ behaviour and to create and/or transform tourist destinations in a way that is sustainable.

On 28 and 29 November, entrepreneurs, researchers, teachers, students, professionals working in several areas and representatives of public authorities, among others, will gather with the aim of analysing the potential of the circular economy for tourism. They will also discuss the main impacts, opportunities and challenges of implementing a circular strategy in companies and tourist destinations.

The main objective of the INTO Seminar is to foster knowledge transfer and drive innovation throughout the tourism industry’s value chain to improve the competitiveness of the Balearic Islands.

PROGRAMME

8:45 AM

Accreditation

9:00 AM

Official Opening

Dr. Daniel Christian Wahl
9:30 AM

Keynote: Is a regenerative tourism possible? Tourism as a catalyst for regional regeneration, circular economies, and climate resilience

Moderador: Dr. Daniel Christian Wahl - Consultant and educator in regenerative development, whole systems design, and transformative innovation
PAPERS
  • Is a regenerative tourism possible? Tourism as a catalyst for regional regeneration, circular economies, and climate resilience
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  • Speaker: Dr. Daniel Christian Wahl
  • Consultant and educator in regenerative development, whole systems design, and transformative innovation
10:30

Coffee break

Dr. Marta Jacob
11:00

Session I: The role of the Administration and the DMOs. Success stories

Moderador: Dr. Marta Jacob - Professor of the Department of Applied Economics at University of the Balearic Islands
PAPERS
  • Tourism in a Circular Economy: Key Considerations
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  • Speaker: Dr. Paul Ekins
  • Professor of Resources and Environment Policy at UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources
  • The role of digital platforms in the Spanish tourist destinations
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Dr. Juan Mulet Meliá
12:30

Session II: ICTs and environmental technologies for the circular economy

Moderador: Dr. Juan Mulet Meliá - PhD in Engineering and a Master in Business Administration (MBA)
PAPERS
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14:00

Lunch

16:00

Workshop: Circular tourism business models

18:00 pm

End of sessions

9:00 AM

Keynote - Success Story

Moderador: Mr. Benjamin Miles - Owner of Son Amar
PAPERS
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11:30

Coffee break

Dr. Diego R. Medina Muñoz
12:00

Sesión IV - The involvment of tourists and residents. Success stories

Moderador: Dr. Diego R. Medina Muñoz - Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC)
PAPERS
  • Title to be confirmed
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  • What role can tourists and residents play in order to promote circular tourism - examples from Scotland
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13:30

Round table: Final conclusions and future trends of circular economy in tourism

14:30

Close of Seminar

meet our speakers

Dr. Daniel Christian Wahl

Dr. Daniel Christian Wahl

Consultant and educator in regenerative development, whole systems design, and transformative innovation

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Mr. Rafael Guinea

Mr. Rafael Guinea

General Manager of TIRME

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Dr. Paul Ekins

Dr. Paul Ekins

Professor of Resources and Environment Policy at UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources

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Mr. José Juan Lorenzo

Mr. José Juan Lorenzo

Ex-CEO CACT Lanzarote

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Dr. Totti Könnölä

President of Insight Foresight Institute

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Mr. Antonio Ballester

CEO of ESTEL Ingeniería y Obras

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Mr. Jesús Huerta

Mr. Jesús Huerta

Specification Manager at BMI GROUP

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Mr. David Mora

Mr. David Mora

Freelance consultant of Emoturismo

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Mrs. Soraya Romero (tbc)

Sustainability Manager at Iberostar Group

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Mr. Peter Jones

Professor at University of Gloucestershire TBC

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Dr. Marta Jacob

Dr. Marta Jacob

Professor of the Department of Applied Economics at University of the Balearic Islands

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Mr. Benjamin Miles

Owner of Son Amar

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Mr. Julio López Rubio

Mr. Julio López Rubio

Manager of Institutional relations at ECOEMBES

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Mr. Carlos León Perfecto

Mr. Carlos León Perfecto

Co-Founder of Sustainn

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Mr. Manuel Aguirre

Mr. Manuel Aguirre

Founding partner at Sostinendo

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Mrs. Emma Whittet

Mrs. Emma Whittet

Project Manager-Food Waste at Zero Waste Scotland

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THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Dr. Marta Jacob

Dr. Marta Jacob

Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB)

Dr. Juan Mulet Meliá

Dr. Juan Mulet Meliá

PhD in Engineering and a Master in Business Administration (MBA)

Dr. Joan Enric Capellà

Dr. Joan Enric Capellà

Founder and CEO at SOM

Dr. Diego R. Medina Muñoz

Dr. Diego R. Medina Muñoz

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC)

Contact and Location Info

PARC BIT Centre Empresarial Son Espanyol

C/Laura Bassi, 1 07121, Palma

+34 971 784 940

into@fundaciobit.org