An International Forum to Support Entrepreneurship and Employment in Tourism will take place at VUM

An event in support of the tourism industry, sustainable development and the introduction of innovations will take place at Varna University of Management. The forum will be with international participation and will be held on June 19th and 20th, starting at 9.30 a.m in the Conference Hall of VUM Varna Campus. The event aims at promoting the entrepreneurship, qualification and employment of young people in the management and innovation of the hospitality sector.

The agenda combines lectures, demonstrations and exhibition sessions. In the morning hours will be discussed important aspects of the sector’s development, the role of young people, the new trends and innovations that change the business. Later on famous Bulgarian entrepreneurs will share their experience in introducing new tourist services and products – mobile apps, events and attractions.

With demonstrations of innovative techniques in the food and beverages preparation at 3.30 p.m. in each of the two days the “Labor Market” panel will be opened. Within this session will be presented the opportunities for further qualification, career development and employment in the Balkan-Mediterranean region. Jobseekers in tourism and hospitality professions will have the opportunity to get informed about vacancies and to make direct contact with employers.

Participation in the event is free of charge. The forum is open to representatives of the hospitality business and NGOs, high-school and university students and other interested stakeholders. A preliminary registration here is required.

This event is part of `Entrepreneurial Learning Exchange Initiative for Sustainable Hospitality SMEs in the Balkan-Mediterranean Region` (HELIX) project, which is funded by Interreg V-A Balkan-Mediterranean Programme.