The conference took place at Avala Resort & Villas in Budva, Montenegro, on Thursday and Friday, May 25th and 26th, 2023.
The conference "Sustainable Development: Transition towards a Green Economy"
Jakov MILATOVIĆ - President of Montenegro, Dritan ABAZOVIĆ - Prime Minister of Montenegro, Branislav DUDIĆ - Faculty of Management Slovakia - Europe Research & Development Centre.
Participation of Researchers from the Comenius University Bratislava at the Conference "Sustainable Development: Transition towards a Green Economy"
Professor Branislav Dudić, actively participated in the conference "Sustainable Development: Transition towards a Green Economy" organized by the Faculty of Economics of the University of Montenegro. The conference took place at Avala Resort & Villas in Budva, Montenegro, on Thursday and Friday, May 25th and 26th, 2023.
The team of researchers presented their findings on the topic "The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Tourism," shedding light on various aspects from their respective perspectives. In the first part of the research, Professor Branislav Dudić emphasized key indicators such as the number of international tourist arrivals, the contribution of travel and tourism to GDP, revenue trends, employment loss, and changing customer preferences within the industry.
The analyses indicated that the previous pandemic had a significant impact on global and local tourism. By addressing the challenges posed by the pandemic and adopting sustainable practices, we can ensure the long-term resilience of the tourism industry while preserving the health and integrity of our natural resources. Through a multidisciplinary approach, involving relevant experts and collaboration with the academic community, we can enhance our knowledge and practices in sustainable resource management, as highlighted by professor Dudić.
In light of the changes in the tourism sector caused by the pandemic, the conference also emphasized the importance of innovation and modern technologies. Participants were encouraged to embrace new trends and adopt innovative approaches in their businesses. The proposed innovative features included online workshops conducted on digital platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Meet, as well as live sessions on popular social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
The primary objective of the conference was to initiate academic and professional debates on key topics related to sustainable development, economic growth, and the promotion of the green economy. Esteemed scientists, researchers, representatives of the international business community, and policymakers gathered to exchange knowledge, share best practices, and explore possibilities for creating an optimal environment that fosters economic growth and development.
The conference "Sustainable Development: Transition towards a Green Economy" served as a platform for fruitful discussions, knowledge exchange, and collaboration among experts and stakeholders. The event successfully enhanced the dialogue on sustainable development and the promotion of the green economy.
During the conference, the main sessions were opened by Dr. Dritan Abazović, the Prime Minister of Montenegro, and Jakov Milatović, the President of Montenegro.