VII International Research-to-Practice Conference “Cultural Heritage and Tourist Areas: creative approaches in development”, Riga, Latvia
The conference took place at the Baltic International Academy (Riga, Latvia) on April 5-7, 2018 as a part of the European Commission project EURDIQ. The symposium gathered colleagues from Russia, Great Britain, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, as well as European business representatives. On the first day of the conference, the experts shared their experience on different aspects: SPA and Wellness in the modern world, the application of new technologies and trends in the development of the MICE tourism industry, creative hospitality economy and others. The second day of the symposium was devoted to the reports of partners on the implementation of the EURDIQ project. The reports were presented by Elena Chernysheva, Head of the International Projects Department (DSTU, Russia) as well as the representatives of Bishkek Academy of Finance and Economics and Sochi State University. European experts David Hind (London Metropolitan University, Great Britain) and Pia Winkler (University of Applied Sciences, Schwerin, Germany) assessed the current state of the project in terms of its implementation, compliance with terms and budget, and gave recommendations on its realization.