About EIAT

  • It was established in 2008 with the aim of developing platform of best young leaders in tourism and hotel business in the region of South East Europe and this is 5th Annual Edition
  • EIAT has support from key stakeholders in Serbia such as Ministry of Economy and Regional Development at the Government of Serbia, Government of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, City of Belgrade, City of Novi Sad, Tourism Organization of Serbia and key stakeholders from the region of South East Europe. Since establishing it is under Patronage of HRH Crown Prince Alexander II.
  • EIAT attracts and invites speakers both from public and private sector as well as academia. They are globally recognized leaders that set standards, provoke, question, address, point and more over network with EIAT delegates.
  • Vision to become one of the most recognizable educational events in SEE tourism
  • Today EIAT is recognized as must attend event for industry professionals, public sector practitioners, professors and students.
EIAT stands for Education and Industry Advancing Together

EIAT is about improving professional opportunities for young talent in tourism and hotel sector by fostering a dialogue on employment related topics between its three main stakeholders, hospitality companies, educational institutions and the best of the best students in industry.

EIAT has now established itself as leading educational conference in the region.

Tom Hulton, IMEX

EIAT is an event region of South East Europe needed desperately. This is true education and networking platform

Bojan Kurez
Faculty for Tourism, University of Maribor, Slovenia

My warmest congratulations to you, for another successful EIAT!

Rob Davidson
University of Greenwich, United Kingdom

The quality of the speakers was excellent, with a wide mix of topics and plenty of academic excellence.

Miguel Neves
IMEX Frankfurt

You did an excellent job organizing such a successful conference.

Lynn Minaert
University of Surrey, United Kingdom

It was a great conference and a great group of people.

Dragan Matovic
Niagara Falls Tourism, Canada

Thank you for the excellent program and content! It was amazing

Daniela Gracan
Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management Opatija, University of Rijeka, Croatia

It was a pleasure to be one of the participants.

Tijana Bogdanović
Regional Developing Adency Zlatibor, Serbia

EIAT is best platform for student development and in coordination with University it brings true benefit for us. Thank you

Kliment Naumov
Faculty for Tourism and Hospitality Ohrid, University of Bitola, FYR Macedonia

EIAT made me being prepared for one of the world's best hotels St. Regis Doha. Thank you for believing in student development and constant innovation you have been providing for us

Olja Zvizdic
Former student at the Department for Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, University of Novi Sad, Serbia


Scientific Board

  • Chair - Prof. dr. Anton Gosar. Faculty of tourism studies - Turistica, Portorose, Slovenia
  • Prof. dr. Slobodan Unković. Faculty for Tourism and Hotel Management Singidunum, Serbia
  • Prof. dr. Lazar Lazić. Department for Tourism and Hotel Management, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Prof. dr. Daniela Gračan. Faculty for Tourism and Hotel Management, Opatija, Croatia
  • Prof. dr. Božidar Veljković, Faculty for Tourism, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Organization Board

  • Chair – Prof. dr. Bojan Zečević. Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Milan Ćulić, MA. The Center for Tourism Research and Studies, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Miloš Milovanović. Serbia Convention Bureau, Serbia
  • Adriano Požarić. Turizam Info Magazine, Croatia
  • Rob Davidson. University of Greenwich London, UK
  • Miloš Tucaković. Stanton Chase International, Serbia

Advisory Board

  • Dragan Matović. Niagara Falls Tourism, Canada
  • Dimitrios Buhalis. University of Bournemouth, UK
  • Tom Hulton. IMEX, UK