Program

Conference programme (as of 21 October 2019; subject to modifications)

Sunday, 1 December

Arrival of participants in Bratislava Šamorín; check-in at Hotel X-Bionic@Sphere, Dubová 33/A, 93101 Šamorín (Tel. +421901911673) Transfers from Vienna International Airport as announced

9.00 p.m.: ‘All at Nines’, convivial bowling competition to warm-up Snacks and drinks


Monday, 2 December

Arrival of participants in Bratislava Šamorín; check-in at Hotel X-Bionic@Sphere, Dubová 33/A, 93101 Šamorín (Tel. +421901911673) Transfers from Vienna International Airport as announced (information desk in airport arrivals area)

10.00 a.m.–2.00 p.m.: Pre-registration, hotel lobby

10.00 a.m.–12.30 p.m.: Guided tours through hotel grounds, duration one hour (max.), please register to take part

1.00 p.m.: Midday snack at hotel

2.00 p.m.–4.30 p.m.: Workshop, speed dating, moderator: to be announced

2.00 p.m.–4.30 p.m.: Workshop on security, moderator: Burghart Lell

5.00 p.m.: “Get2gether”; meeting point, hotel lobby, stroll to hotel pier.

5.30 p.m.: Departure for Bratislava on board MS Harmonia, taste testing, snack on board

6.45 p.m.: Arrival in Bratislava, city sightseeing, Christmas market, knightly tournament and more

9.30 p.m.: Return by ship to Šamorín, dinner on board  

10.15 p.m.: Arrival in Šamorín


Tuesday, 3 December

8.00 a.m.–10.00 a.m.: Registration of conference participants, hotel lobby

9.00 a.m.: 24th International Danube Shipping and Tourism Conference opens

Morning greetings: Professor Gerhard Skoff
Welcome address: CEO Hotel X-Bionic (a) Sphere
Official opening of conference: Arpád Érsek, Minister for Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic

9.30 a.m.: Impressions, ‘Building Bridges, 30 Years of Free Navigation on the Danube’

10.00 a.m.: Kick-off lecture: to be announced

10.30 a.m.–11.00 a.m.: networking coffee

11.00 a.m.–12.30 p.m.: Talk and panel discussion: Danube, canal, Gabčíkovo, as well as waste disposal and shore-side power (via donau)

12.30 p.m.–1.00 p.m.: The host of the 24th International Danube Shipping and Tourism Conference, X-Bionic(a)Sphere, introduces itself

1.00 p.m.–2.30 p.m.: Business lunch, hotel restaurant

2.30 p.m.–3.00 p.m.: Dr Mohr, ‘Power with a Future for Inland Navigation Vessels—Emissions, Sustainability and Cost Effectiveness’

3.00 p.m.–4.30 p.m.: Panel discussion, ‘Menace River Cruises: Environment, Labour Unions and Overcrowding’, moderator: to be announced

4.30 p.m.–5 .30 p.m.: Networking coffee

7.30 p.m.: Gala evening, hotel restaurant


Wednesday, 4 December

9.00 a.m.–9.30 a.m.: Slovakia and Bratislava introduce themselves

9.30 a.m.–10.00 a.m.: Paper on health-related topics, Slovak lecturer to be announced

10.30 a.m.–11.00 a.m.: App, to be announced

11.00 a.m.–11.30 a.m.: Networking coffee

11.30 a.m.–12:00 noon: Melk, to be announced

12:00 noon–12.30 p.m.: ‘River Cruise Europe’, Monic van der Heyden, Amsterdam

12.30 p.m.–12.45 p.m.: Outlook and summary, Gerhard Skoff

12.45 p.m.–2.15 p.m.: Business lunch, hotel restaurant

2.30 p.m.: Departure for post-convention tour, ‘Slovakia, Hidden Places’; meeting point hotel lobby

2.30 p.m.: Transfers to Vienna International Airport, as announced.