3rd Lviv Tourism Conference "Win with the Lion" 2011

The world is constantly changing. People’s preferences and lifestyle are changing. Traveller behaviour is changing. We, tourism market stakeholders, have to move with the times, stay on top of the latest developments in the travel industry and create high quality, unique tourism products in line with our customer needs. All this requires tight cooperation and strong commitmentat city, region and country levels and a common belief in the vision that “everyone in the city sells the city”.

Hence the overarching topic of the 3rd Lviv Tourism Conference “Win with the Lion” 2011 – “How to catch trends and travellers: Involve. Enhance. Present. Effect” – which was covered at length during its sessions.

In 2011 the Conference sessions were organised and held each under a specific slogan dedicated to one of the topic components:

  • “Power in Unity”: City Tourism Partnerships (about involving partners to achieve common success);
  • “Twist and Shout!”: Events Driving to Success (about enhancing tourist destinations by hosting outstanding events);
  • “Hold Them Tight!”: Emotions & Expectations (about fulfilling unspoken wishes of your customers);
  • "Going Strong": Creating Unforgettable Experiences (about impressing your customers with unbelievable food, accommodation, attractions etc).

The Conference also boasted a standalone session on tourist information centres where discussions revolved around various facets of TIC operations like financing, staff, printed materials, online presence and volunteer involvement.

Yet again, “Win with the Lion!” proved itself to be a platform for networking, new partnerships and contacts, a place for sharing ideas and experiences!

               Supported                                         Organisers                                    general partner

"TripAdvisor, and I personally, are very happy to participate in this event. The Ukraine market is becoming more and more important and we are very happy to share experiences and thoughts with the audience and are looking forward to doing more business with our existing partners and new partners"
Thomas Bangert, Director Display EU, TripAdvisor
"It’s a great opportunity to meet with professionals of the tourism and hotel industry, provide them with a better understanding of Booking.com vision and probably help to find something new and valuable for our common business."
Ekaterina Volkova, Director of Booking.com Office in Ukraine

“The Forum is first of all and most importantly about generating debate within Ukraine and within the city. Because until that debate happens at local level, no country, no destination, no city can actually really compete on the international market.”

Paul Kennedy, Director and Owner of Kennedy Integrated Solutions

“Для меня как организатора событий важно встретить коллег и пообщаться с коллегами из соседних областей: из области туризма, из области отелей и ресторанов. Это также чудесная возможность найти точки соприкосновения, где мы можем помочь друг другу.”

Тимур Мазур, керуючий партнер Агентства 42

“Через обговорення і зустрічі в рамках Форуму ми краще розуміємо, які ще потрібно заходи і пріоритети визначити, для того щоб ми дійсно спромоглися реалізувати комплексну стратегію розвитку міста і робити місто комфортним, привабливим для мешканців і для бізнесу.”

Сергій Кіраль, Львівська міська рада
“The Win with the Lion conference in Lviv is a very professionally organised congress which provides very useful and practical up-to-date information to its participants. I especially like the wide range of tourism related topics covered during its meetings, which give a good overview of the hottest topics in tourism today.”
Gabriela Schweinberger, international business coach and consultant, Berlin, Germany
“Win with the Lion is an event that everyone, even the most experienced travel professional, can learn from. It’s a great opportunity to hear experiences, share ideas and make connections. And the fact that it’s held in a gem of a city like Lviv just makes it even more appealing.”
Nick Greenfield, European Tour Operators Association, London, Great Britain