Keynote speakers

Tijani Haddad

President of FIJET (International Federation for Journalist and Travel Writers), Former Minister for Tourism of Tunisia

Tijani Haddad is the President of the International Federation of Journalists and Travel Writers (FIJET), having held the position since 1990.  For fifteen years, from 1989, he was also President of the Mediterranean Journalists and Travel Writers Organization (OMJET).  Mr. Haddad has a Master’s in English and American Literature, having studied at the University of Tunis and the Queen Elizabeth College of London.  Mr. Haddad was the Minister of Tourism of Tunisia from 2004 to 2007, after being a Member of the Tunisian Parliament for 15 years.  He was the founder of various publications including the monthly magazine la Gazette Touristique, the weekly magazine Hebdo Touristique and the weekly newspaper Tunisia News, the latter two of which he also edited.  Mr. Haddad was the founder of the Marina Hotels Company and acted as President from 1997 to 2004 and from 2008 up to now.

Stefan Bratosin

Stefan Bratosin is full professor exceptional class at Paul Valéry University of Montpellier 3, France. He holds a PhD in Communication and Information Sciences at University Charles de Gaulle Lille 3, France. He supervises PhD Candidates in the following fields: organizational and institutional communication (political, religious, economic and cultural areas), mediatisation, spirituality and public sphere.

Stefan Bratosin is Associate director of the research laboratory CORHIS EA 7400 (Université Paul Valéry de Montpellier) and director of the international network of researchers Institute for Advanced Religious Studies and Communications Internetworking (IARSIC). He is also the editor of Essachess – Journal for Communication Studies, the only French journal in communication sciences to promote in French and English language original contributions in the field of social, cultural, symbolic or economic communication. He has authored many books, book chapters, and articles on the above topics.

 Antonio García-Sánchez

Director of the Convention Bureau of Cartagena and Lecturer at the Technical University of Cartagena, Spain, in the area of Economic Analysis, Tourism, Macroeconomic and Labour Economics.

Bsc in Economics Valencia, Diploma and Master in Economics in the London School of Economics, UK, and PhD in Economics University of Murcia, Spain. Director of the Research Team of Economic Analysis and Tourism, at the Technical University of Cartagena, member of AECIT (Spanish Association of Scientists and Researchers in Tourism) Vice-president 2008 and 2012.

He has published several contributions in articles in scientific journals, such as International Advances in Economic Research, Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Economic, Maritime Economics and Logistics, Investigaciones Económicas, Maritime Policy & Management,etc. He has published numerous book chapters and books, as author or coordinator, the most recently being ”20 years of Tourism in Spain”,  Síntesis Publishing House, Madrid. His areas of research focus on tourism economics, cruisers industry,economic impact and labour economics.

Alin Burcea

The founder and CEO of Romania’s largest tourism agency, Paralela 45, president of the National Association of Tourism Agencies (ANAT) and former Secretary of State for the Ministry of Tourism (2001-2002).

At age 26, he became one of the five founding members and the very first president of ANAT, and in 1998 a member of the Romanian Association for People in Business (AOAR). In 1990 he founded Paralela 45, one of Romania’s first travel agencies. In 2002, he was knighted by Romania’s president. In 2007, he received his PhD with a dissertation on “The Business of Tourism in Romania”.

As Secretary of State for the Ministry of Tourism, he coordinated and implemented projects such as the development of Predeal-Azuga ski resort, the “Seaside for All” to facilitate vacationing for individuals with a lower disposable income, the “Children of the Sun” to promote free housing for children on the Black Sea Coast, and the writing of 631/2001 Law.

Scientific Committee

Ştefan Bratosin, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier, France
Grazia Calabro, Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Giacomo Del Chiappa, Università degli Studi di Sassari , Italy
Olivier Dehoorne, Université Des Antilles Et De La Guyane, France
Ray Iunius, Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship École hôtelière de Lausanne, Swiss
Antonio Garcia Sanchez, Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena, Spain
Theodore Bucur, Université de Lille 1, France
Vincent Meyer, Université de Lorraine, France

Scientific Committee from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Maria Ioncică Rodica Pamfilie Adrian Kanovici
Nicolae Lupu Doru Plesea Andreea Marin Pantelescu
Rodica Minciu Marieta Olaru Viorel Mionel
Silviu Neguţ Bogdan Onete Ana Maria Nica
Puiu Nistoreanu Roxana Sarbu Iuliana Pop
Mihaela Pădurean Laurentiu Tachiciu Ovidiu Mihai Tănase
Claudia Rodica Popescu Anca Atanase Daniel Bulin
Delia Popescu Remus Hornoiu Maria Cristina Iorgulescu
Olimpia State Marius Cristian Neacşu Daniel Zgură
Gabriela Stănciulescu Andreea Fortuna Schiopu  
Gabriela Ţigu Mădălina Ţală  
Claudia Ţuclea Dragoş Vasile  
Gheorghe Vlăsceanu Liviu Bogdan Vlad  
Vasile Dinu Alexandru Gavriș  

Conference reviewers

Claudia Rodica Popescu
Delia Popescu
Olimpia State
Gabriela Ţigu
Claudia Ţuclea
Remus Hornoiu
Andreea Fortuna Schiopu
Kanovici Adrian
Ana Maria Nica
Ovidiu Mihai Tănase
Daniel Bulin
Maria Cristina Iorgulescu
Daniel Zgură 

Organizing Team

Andreea Fortuna Schiopu
Ovidiu Mihai Tănase
Kanovici Adrian
Daniel Bulin
Maria Cristina Iorgulescu
Daniel Zgură 

Cristina Pop