2017 World Trade Centers European Regional Meeting

c/o STARHOTELS Savoia Excelsior Palace (Riva del Mandracchio 4, Trieste; Italy)


Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

6.30 pm – 9.30 pm

Welcome Networking Reception

c/o WTC Trieste Business Club – Library
(dress code business elegant, by invitation, buffet dinner)

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

8.00 am – 9.00 am

Networking Breakfast Meeting

c/o Savoy by Eataly Restaurant
business breakfast for WTCs delegates only, different tables will be organized by geographical areas (Europe, Africa, Middle East, Worldwide WTCs), specific themes will be discussed, one moderator each table

8.00 am – 9.00 am

Attendees Registration

c/o WTC Trieste Business Club – Lobby
Welcome Kit delivery and registration of the attendees

9.15 am – 9.45 am

Official Opening

c/o Meeting Room “Imperatore” (1st Floor)
Welcome greetings of the local Authorities

9.45 am – 11.00 am

General Update

c/o Meeting Room “Imperatore” (1st Floor)

A Year for Progress: WTCA Headquarters Update, presentation by Scott Ferguson, WTCA CEO

Building the Brand, Strengthening the Network, presentation by Alex Brown, WTCA Director of Communications & Member Relations

Overview of WTC Licenses per country; results of the survey referred to the attending WTCs, presentation by Estelle Leclercq, WTCA Regional Development Manager for Europe

Application procedures for new WTC licenses, presentation by Rolf Draak, WTCA Board Member & Chairman of WTC Nice-Sophia Antipolis

Open discussion

11.00 am – 11.30 am


11.30 am – 12.00 am


c/o Meeting Room “Imperatore” (1st Floor)
Working session moderated by Gerard Vaandrager , WTCA Board Member & Director External Relations WTC The Hague

12.00 am – 12.15 am

WTCs mainly focused on Business Services

c/o Meetin Room “Imperatore” (1st Floor)
Horizon 2020 SMEs Instrument: European funding tools for services offered by WTCs and their Tenants/Members, presentation by Cristina Sbaizero, CEO WTC Trieste – addressed to WTCs delegates and open to sector’s professionals through specific registration – 

12.15 am – 1.15 pm

WTCs mainly focused on Real Estate

c/o Meeting Room “Imperatore” (1st Floor)
Dynamic Architecture as innovative solution proposed to WTCs, presentation
by Arch. David Fisher, CEO & Founder Dynamic Group
– addressed to WTCs delegates and open to sector’s professionals through specific registration –

1.15 pm – 2.15 pm

Light Networking Lunch

c/o WTC Trieste Business Club – Library (buffet lunch)

– addressed to WTCs delegates and open to sector’s professionals through specific registration –

2.15 pm – 2.30 pm

2018 WTCA General Assembly

c/o Meeting Room “Imperatore” (1st Floor)
Program for the “2018 WTCA General Assembly”, presentation by Evert Jan Schouwstra, Managing Director of WTC Leeuwarden

2.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Thematic roundtables

c/o Meeting Room “Imperatore” (1st Floor)
Meetings between WTCs delegates, organized in thematic tables on specific topics (public owned WTCs, private owned WTCs, real estate oriented WTCs, trade related services oriented WTCs) with one moderator per roundtable

4.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Coffee break

For the delegates not interested in attending the “Traditional Dinner & Theater” program, there is the opportunity to continue the Networking activity with WTCs delegates c/o the Hotel Library.

Traditional Dinner & Theater

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

4.30 pm – 6.30 pm

Free Time

6.30 pm


(meeting point outside the STARHOTELS Savoia Excelsior Palace
– Riva del Mandracchio 4, Trieste)

6.45 pm – 8.00 pm

Traditional Dinner

Dinner c/o “Hostaria Giorgio Strehler” (Via Giorgio Strehler 5, Trieste)
(dress code casual)

8.30 pm – 10.00 pm

Theater Show

“LEO” c/o Teatro Stabile of Friuli Venezia Giulia
“IL ROSSETTI” (Largo Giorgio Gaber 1, Trieste)
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p3KL9XGgNo

Transfer to the hotel

Tasting of Local Products & Casino Dinner

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

10.00 am

Autobus leaves the STARHOTELS Savoia Excelsior Palace
(dress code casual)

10.00 am – 11.30 am

Guided Visit of the Customs Free Port of Trieste

11.30 am – 12.00 am


12.00 am – 1.00 pm

Visit & tasting

c/o “Azienda Agricola Lupinc”, local Wine Estate
(Frazione Prepotto, 11/B, Duino Aurisina)

1.00 am – 2.30 pm


“Tre Noci Ristorante”
Frazione Sistiana, 33, 34011
(Duino-Aurisina TS)

2.30 pm

Transfer to the hotel

3.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Free time

5.00 pm

Autobus leaves the hotel to transfer for dinner

(dress code elegant)

7.30 pm – 8.30 pm


c/o “Le Maschere” Restaurant
(STARHOTELS Splendid Venice, San Marco 760, Venice)

8.30 pm

Night c/o “Ca’ Vendramin Calergi” Casinò (Canal Grande, Venice)

10.30 pm

Autobus leaves the Casinò

Transfer to Trieste

Guided City Tour
Sunday, February 5th 2017

10.00 am – 12.30 am

Guided walking tour of Trieste

(dress code casual)

(Guided tour of the capital city of Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, important and strategic port of the northern Adriatic under a multi-cultural and scientific point of view, since the ancient Roman époque, and major European crossroad opened to welcome challenges and future opportunities.)

At the end of the tour, the participants will be accompanied to the hotel.

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