EIAT is about improving professional opportunities for young talents 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.


Novi Sad and Belgrade, Republic of Serbia


21-23 September 2012

Why you can't miss EIAT 2012?

  • Plan your part at the only educational event in the region of South East Europe that brings together leading CEO's, Academics, best from the best students
  • Capitalize on networking opportunities
  • Discover how to maximize existing operations and marketing efforts
  • Learn about strategies employed by your industry peers to manage success in industry
  • Share experiences, brainstorm new ideas and participate in interactive panels and Q & Asessions focusing on how to adopt your business strategy and stimulate business growth

Who you will meet at the EIAT 2012?

  • 125 top and best from the best students from 25 tourism faculties from 12 countries
  • 125 top managers, CEO's and managing directors
  • Globally recognized speakers

This is our 5th year and we proudly announce that EIAT becomes event that educates industry professionals, practitioners and professors too.

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

EIAT 2012 Venue

Novi Sad

NOVI SAD: Future Leaders Forum

(student representatives from Academia partners only)


BELGRADE: EIAT - all delegates


More info on accommodation and rates please do contact Mr. Milos Gajic on

All delegates will be provided with local EIAT transfers from accommodation venues to the conference venue and networking events. Detailed plan will be sent to all delegates 2 weeks prior the EIAT event.

The Metropol Palace Hotel

The Metropol Palace Hotel with its tradition and prime location at the heart of Belgrade is bringing back great value to the city and its visitors.

Metropol Palace Hotel
Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 69
Belgrade 11000, Serbia

12 countries in SEE region

Who participate?

  • 12 countries in SEE region
  • 25 tourism faculties
  • National tourism organizations - NTO's
  • Convention bureaus - CVB's
  • Hoteliers
  • Event and Conference agencies
  • Regional development agencies
  • Rural economies
  • Tour operators
  • Non-governmental organizations - NGO's


EIAT 2012 will introduce 5 parallel sessions
targeting different industry professionals and students:

Executive Destination Track

Who should listen?

  • NTO's
  • CVB's
  • Regional Development Agencies
  • NGO's
  • Tour operators

Key topics?

  • Destination development
  • Destination marketing
  • Tourism product packaging
  • Sustainable development
  • Rural tourism development
  • Heritage and traditionin tourism

Executive Hotelier Track

Who should listen?

  • Hoteliers
  • Service provider agencies
  • Event agencies

Key topics?

  • Revenue management
  • PMS - Property Management System
  • Channel Management
  • Policy and procedures
  • Investment management
  • Internet and web marketing

Scientific Track

Who should listen?

  • PhD candidates and
  • Teaching assistants

Key topics?

  • Abstracts to be submitted

    and scientific papers* to be


Student Track

Who should listen?

  • Students and Professors

Key topics?

  • Communication in tourism
  • World-class intership
  • Selling yourself
  • Social media marketing
  • Education in tourism

Future Leaders Forum South East Europe

Who should participate?

  • Two student representatives of each participating faculty

Key topics?

  • MICE
  • Networking in tourism
  • Presenting yourself
  • Personal branding

5 years

Five years ago, who could have predicted that EIAT would so quickly grow into the must-attend event it has now become? Students and professors in South-East Europe are indeed fortunate that the organisers of EIAT are able to attract some of the top names in tourism and hospitality education from around the world, for this event. But it has also become an influential forum where eminent practitioners from these industries can share their experiences with the next generation of tourism and hospitality professionals...

ROB DAVIDSON - Greenwich University, UK. Event Management Course Leader