The Rector of IBS participated in the Second European Congress on Sport and Tourism in Poland
Professor Dr. Georgi Apostolov, Rector of the International Business School, participated in the Second European Congress on Sport and Tourism, held in the world-famous Polish resort of Zakopane at the end of September. The congress brought together representatives from the tourism business and media, academic circles, senior executives, and experts from many national and European institutions related to the development of these sectors, among others. Within the congress, World Tourism Day was also celebrated under the motto “Green Energy for Tourism.” Greetings to the hundreds of participants in the congress were extended by the President and Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, the Minister of Sport and Tourism, the President of the Polish Tourist Organization, as well as other officials from the host country. During the congress, an official document for long-term cooperation between the International Business School and the Ministry of Sport and Tourism of Poland was signed. Among its main goals are the exchange of experience and expertise in the field of tourism, joint participation in research and applied activities, including publications in specialized journals, organizing student internships and internships for IBS students, implementing joint projects, seminars, conferences, and more. Official information and photos from the event were published on the hosts’ website. Professor Apostolov participated in panel discussions dedicated to topics related to international cooperation in the field of scientific-applied research and innovation as essential factors for the successful development of the tourism industry. Alternative forms of tourism were discussed, along with issues related to their sustainable development and environmental preservation.