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How can dataspaces contribute to Tourism development in Europe through citizen centred offerings?

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The European Tourism sector is highly beneficial, yet highly fragmented. In this instance, Gaia-X is aiming at making European tourism data available to improve the capacity to attract tourists by receiving improved and tailored experience offers through centring the sector on the customer and their needs. Better data availability would aid in the development and establishment of new businesses. Personal data must be kept private so that citizens have complete control. The Gaia-X framework allows for the creation of sovereign and federated tourism data spaces that can be deployed with confidence and at scale. These data spaces federate existing data initiatives and invite new initiatives to join the federation in order to better manage tourism for both tourists and local inhabitants by predicting tourists' and marketeers' demands in real time and responding almost immediately.

Preliminary Agenda: 

(In progress - to be updated real-time)

Chapter 1: General Session

  • 09:30 - 09:35 - Welcome & Opening: Francesco Bonfiglio, Gaia-X CEO
  • 09:35 - 09:45 - Εvent Keynote Opening - Recording: Carme Artigas Brugal, Secretary of State for Digitalisation and AI
  • 09:45 - 10:00 -  Keynote: European Commission perspective on a Tourism Data Ecosystem to accelerate the economy: Rehana Schwinninger-Ladak, Head of Unit, DG CNECT
  • 10:00 - 10:15 - Keynote: The UN perspective to create Tourism Data Space ecosystem: Natalia Bayona, Director Innovation, Education, and Investments, World Tourism Organization UNWTO

Overview of the Gaia-X Tourism dataspace landscape in Europe:

  • 10:15 - 10:30 - Keynote: The European Regional Practice for Competitive and Sustainable Tourism: TBC
  • 10:30 - 10:45 - Spanish Hub of Gaia-X: Dolores Ordóñez, Director AnySolution, vicepresident Spanish hub GAIA-X
  • 10:45 - 11:00 - Data Sharing and Transition of Tourism: Misa Labarile, Policy Officer DG GROW; Kirsti Ala-Mutka, Policy Officer DG GROW; Giovanna Galasso, Intellera consulting - EU Account Business Development Lead
  • 11:00 - 11:15 - Portuguese Tourism Initiatives: Sérgio Guerreiro, Visit Portugal – National Ministry of Tourism of Portugal
  • 11:15 - 11:30 - Maltese Tourism Initiatives: Sultana Euchar, CIO-Information Management Unit, Ministry for Tourism and Consumer Protection
  • 11:30 - 11:45 - Greek Tourism Initiatives: Stavroula Kefala, Head, Directorate of Research, Ministry of Tourism
  • 11:45 - 12:00 - EONA-X: Karine Feige, Apidae
  • 12:00 - 12:15 - Mastercard: Daniel Nieto

Pillars of a tourism data space:

  • 12:15 - 12:30 - Keynote: The European Tourism Landscape & its digitalisation: TBC
  • 12:30 - 12:45 - Setting up a roadmap: Jean-François Cases, Amadeus
  • 12:45 - 13:00 - Architecture/Platforms: Alberto Palomo, Dani Sáez
  • 13:00 - 13:15 - Regulations: Yvo Volman, Director for Data, DG CNECT
  • 13:15 - 13:30 - Code of Conduct for data sharing in tourism: Eric Dresin, Secretary Generat ECTAA/EuTravelTech 

13:30 - 14:00 - Break


Chapter 2: Breakout / Panel sessions

  • 14:00 - 14:45 - #1 Smart Destinations: - Moderator: TBC
    • Intellera/CARSA
    • Segittur
    • INVATTUR
    • Flanders
    • ATOS/AnySolution
  • 14:45 - 15:15 - #2 Tourism value chain - Moderator: TBC 
    • Hotel Chain
    • Airline Company
    • Tech company in Tourism
    • GNTB - Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus
    • SME
  • 15:15 - 16:00 - #3 Technological enablers - Moderator: TBC
    • FIWARE Foundation
    • Tecnalia
    • Dalactee
    • ATOS