3T – Tourism, Travel and Tech: Tourism and Technology – Second Time!

first_imgAfter the great success of last year’s 3T conference – Tourism, Travel and Tech, Bug is organizing the second edition, on March 20, this time in the larger and more luxurious space of Boutique Cinema Kaptol in Zagreb.Early bird tickets are available until the end of February, via the Entrio system, the link is at the bottom of the conference page 3T – Tourism, Travel and TechThe conference opens with a keynote lecture entitled Travel Drives Technology: New Apps Everywhere, will be held by a guest from Germany Martin Reents, serial entrepreneur & CEO. The round table, panel discussion, that follows will be moderated Ivan Ilijasic, Orioly. The name of the panel discussion is: How to solve the problem of seasonality in tourism with technology?One of the lectures will be about implementation of the new Law on Provision of Services in Tourism, which is an issue that concerns both IT people and “tourists”, will sustain it Monika Udovicic, Assistant Minister for Legal Affairs and Standards.Some other topics that the organizers are preparing and planning for the conference are: Tourism monetization social networks, CRM in the tourism industry, Influencer marketing – how to make a brand that customers will recognize and recommend, Mobile payment IT solutions for the hotel industry. Instagram in tourism – where everyone is here and little Mujo / Ivica, Digital nomads – work without a job, Croatian nautical tourism on the web, Seasonality and technology, How to distribute your offer of excursions, Strategy advertising na free tools. (The program is subject to change until the last moment)The seasonality of Croatian tourism is already a well-known problem, and we should have started thinking about cases of “overtourism” a long time ago. How can we use technology to extend the season and make it easier to reach tourists outside of the hot summer months? What technological trends can help us with that today? What are the trends in, which are only current hyping and how to start introducing new trends in domestic tourism?The presentation will be given by the director of the conference, Oleg Maštruko, together with a partner in an adventure, Sasa Cvetojevic – the two of them are like Team Tesla a couple of weeks ago they returned from a rally in Africa, where, according to available information, they were the first crew to cross Sahara electric car, Saša’s Tesla X. The 3T conference was the sponsor of this unique project, and it will be the first where you will be able to hear their experiences live, first hand.”When we organized the 3T – Tourism, Travel and Tech conference for the first time last year, it was a kind of lottery, because we didn’t know what reactions we would get.. Now, with last year’s experience, we know that the place of direct connection, networking, and the exchange of knowledge and ideas between the two most successful Croatian branches of the economy, more than necessary, and between visitors and companies – well received. For this year’s edition of the 3T – Tourism, Travel and Tech conference, we are preparing an abundance of fresh and current content, which you can see more about on the conference website, especially as the date approaches”Points out Oleg Maštruko, conference director.According to relevant data, Croatia has the largest share of tourism in the gross national product (GDP) of all EU countries. Tourism is vital for us, and the IT industry is the most active, most profitable and fastest growing branch in recent years. The main question is whether Croatia can achieve synergy of the two sectors?How will it be shaped, and what trends will the tourism industry follow in the coming years? What will be the impact of technology? If you are serious about tourism and if you want to do tourism in the future, these are the questions you need to ask yourself, because all new trends and technologies directly affect your business, and day by day it will affect more and more.Early bird conference registrations 3T – Tourism, Travel & Tech are available in the Entrio system. A link to buying tickets, and more details on the content, can be found on the conference website www.3t.bug.hrlast_img read more

OCEANERA-NET COFUND Joint Call Approaches Target Date

first_imgThe Expressions of Interest for the Ocean Energy ERA-NET Cofund (OCEANERA-NET COFUND) second Joint Call for collaborative research and development projects in the field of ocean energy is nearing its deadline.The deadline for the Expressions of Interest is tomorrow – Friday, March 01, 2019.The OCEANERA-NET COFUND Joint Call, that opened on the January 08, 2019, has two stages, the Expressions of Interest and the full Proposal, with a deadline of April 05, 2019.The first stage of the Joint Call application process, the Expressions of Interest, will be used by the national funding organizations to check eligibility of projects and their alignment with national/regional priorities.The National Funding Organisation (SEAI) will provide feedback to applicants on their eligibility within two weeks of receipt, OCEANERA-NET COFUND stated on their website.OCEANERA-NET COFUND is a five-year action supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation. This project, operating from 2017 to 2021, will build on the work of the Ocean Energy European Research Area Network (OCEANERA-NET) which started in 2013 and ended in February 2018.last_img read more

Notre Dame’s Sergio Perkovic presents formidable matchup for No. 4 Syracuse

first_img Published on March 29, 2017 at 11:28 pm Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44 In the 2014 ACC championship against Syracuse, Sergio Perkovic lowered his shoulder and pushed off a smaller defender to create a shooting lane. The then-Notre Dame freshman ripped a goal short side to give his team an early 1-0 lead.It was Perkovic’s first of his career against Syracuse. He added another later in that game and has scored three goals his last two games against SU.The 6-foot-4, 225-pound midfielder, who can shoot 111 miles per hour, is a key to No. 1 Notre Dame’s (5-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) offense. Perkovic, a senior, has started all 54 games since he arrived at UND in 2014. He’s racked up 98 goals and 18 assists, giving him 116 points in his career. This season, he already has netted 10 goals through six games and will present a formidable matchup for No. 4 Syracuse (6-1, 2-0) on Saturday at noon in South Bend.“There are some guys who are big and strong who kind of shy away from contact,” former UND teammate and current Denver Outlaw Matt Kavanagh said. “He’s the opposite. He loves it and uses it to his advantage.”Growing up, size and freak athleticism gave Perkovic options. He played varsity lacrosse, basketball and football, even turning down offers to play on the gridiron at Michigan State, Illinois and Northwestern. His father, Vasko Perkovic, said Michigan and Iowa also showed interest.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the fifth grade, he traded his hockey stick for a lacrosse stick. He developed the stick skills inherent in his game today by shooting at a net in his backyard. Sometimes, he missed and broke windows on the backside of his home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.At Brother Rice (Michigan) High School, he led the Warriors to four straight lacrosse state championships. He twice was named Player of the Year his junior and senior year of high school. At UND, Perkovic is a two-time All-American. “Embers Deli,” his father’s local restaurant, named a triple-decker sandwich “Sergio’s Pleasure,” with white or wheat toast, corned beef, Swiss cheese, coleslaw, lettuce, tomato and Russian dressing.Despite being one of the nation’s top offensive weapons, Perkovic still returns to his old high school to train. On a recent break from school, the senior dragged his father down to the field to feed him balls on a dreary winter day. Vasko fed the Tewaaraton Award watch list honoree.Perkovic has always worked extensively on his shot, emptying bags of balls before and after practice to get extra shots. His high school coach Rob Ambrose remembers driving by the field on the weekends and seeing Perkovic standing alone launching shots toward an empty net.“A combination of my size and decent quickness and athleticism help me get me shot off,” Perkovic said. “That coupled with my range on my shot can separate me.”A few weeks after the father-son training session, Perkovic texted his father around midnight to tell him about his day. He told his dad he just got back from the Notre Dame facility, where he fired around 600 balls on the cage.“He never sits more than five minutes on the couch,” Vasko said. “Even on the floor he’s always down stretching or doing something.”But Vasko understands that’s why his son’s shot is so lethal. When he has time and space, the 111 mile-per-hour fastball is nearly impossible for goalies to stop. Perkovic’s large frame allows him to tuck his stick behind his ear as he loads up for a shot, hiding his stick from the goalkeeper’s view. Often, goalies are left to make a last-second guess as the ball whizzes their way.Defending his shots will pose as one of SU’s most difficult tasks come Saturday afternoon. As a freshman, he scored five goals in the second half of the NCAA tournament championship game against Duke.Lock him off and he takes the defender out of a potential slide. Play one-on-one and his right-to-right dodge can give him space. Takeaway his right, and he will split-dodge left. Slide too soon, and he dumps the ball to a teammate for a goal.“He runs well, has great agility and has a good IQ for the game,” UND head coach Kevin Corrigan said. “He shoots the ball well. He’s an excellent lacrosse player.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more