Agenda December 


9 December 2020

Time: ca. 11:00 – 12:30, CEST 
Duration: 1,5 hours
Format: livecast via Zoom >
Theme: Slow Destinations
With a.o. Véronique Hermanjat, project manager of the “Slow Destination Morges Region” programme for ARCAM-Association de la région Cossonay-Aubonne-Morges, Switzerland.

 Agenda October


21 October 2020

Time: 11:00 – 12:30, CEST timezoneconverter >
Duration: 1,5 hours
Format: livecast via Zoom >
Theme: Slow Food Travel

Michele Rumiz
“Slow Food Travel – ratio and practice to bridge tourism and high-quality and sustainable food production benefiting local communities”

Eckart Mandler
“Travelling to the roots of good taste as an opportunity for regions away from the tourist stream – Slow Food and Slow Travel as a successful model for Carinthia”

Jurn Buisman      (ICOMOS-NL, Geelvinck Musea & more) >
Fergus MacLaren (ICOMOS ICTC, Economic Innovation Institute
                          for Africa
 & more) >

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LAB meeting on Slow Food Travel will be part of the Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2020-2021 programme. Terra Madre, the most important international Slow Food event dedicated to good, clean and fair food, will commence, in a renewed format with physical and digital events, on 8 October.  read more >

 Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2020-2021

Agenda September


2 September 2020

Time: 10:30 – 12:00, CEST  timezoneconverter >
Duration: 1,5 hours
Format: livecast via Zoom >
Theme: Slow Adventure

Sara Mair Bellshaw:
“Critical Success Factors for the Slow Adventure Organisation and Businesses”

Celia Bull:
“Critical Success Factors for Selkie Explorers and Slow Adventure”

During this Lab meeting, you will learn why Celia Bull and her boat Selkie “embody the true essence of Slow Adventure” and about Sara’s approach to engaging destinations, attracting and retaining ambassadors and ensuring continuity of the successful Slow Adventure project. 

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Véronique Hermanjat is
a tourism delegate for Morges Region
in Switzerland. Since 2018 she has been fulfilling the role of project manager “Slow Destination Morges Region” programme for ARCAM-Association de la région Cossonay-Aubonne-Morges.

Earlier/other roles include CEO of Passion for People (since 2008); general manager at IST-International School of Tourism Lausanne (2008-2018); professor at EHL-Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (2007-2009) teaching International Tourism Management; general manager of the Nyon Tourism Board (1999-2008); public relations adviser at Gretz Communication Burgdorf; event manager at the Convention Centre Montreux. 

Michele RumizHTHIC Heritage & Slow TourismLAB by Elgin & Co. Image of Michele Rumiz is director of the Slow Food Travel programma at Slow Food International.

London School of Economics (LSE) graduated Michele Rumiz has relevant experience in the development of value chains in the agri-food sector, with a specific focus on food, tourism, and sustainable rural development.

Slow Food is a global network of communities, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us.

Eckart Mandler HTHIC Heritage & Slow TourismLAB by Elgin & Co. Image of Eckart Mandleris the founder of Slow Tourism Projektmanagement GmbH and project manager of Slow Food
projects in Carinthia. 
This is his story:

“My name is Eckart Mandler, 63 years, living in Carinthia.

I grew up in a small mountain village in Carinthia, Austria, and from birth on I have been very connected to nature. My parents ran a small farm and a small guesthouse, where I worked as a child.

From 1990 – 2010 I built and managed the first nature and herbal hotel with 50 beds in Austria according to ecological principles.  At the same time I developed my home village Irschen im Drautal into the first herbal village in Austria. The aim was to better exploit the potential of a small, remote mountain village in the southern Alpine region and to build on the strengths of the landscape and the people of the village.  The knowledge about herbs, the natural occurrence of wild and garden herbs as well as the desire to pass on the experiences of the older generation to the young people in the Dorf lives on until today.

My personal lifestyle and my professional activities are closely connected with nature, because I, as a human being, am also part of nature.  In my work as a tourism consultant and project developer, I have therefore been involved for more than 40 years with the topics of hiking and nature tourism, slow tourism and the connection of food and food with the natural resources of regions and villages.

This was also the reason why I was commissioned by the Provincial Tourism Organization and the first Slow Food Travel destination in Carinthia to develop a new project for Slow Food in Carinthia. Since 2015 I have been working as Project Manager for Slow Food projects in Carinthia.

Slow Food Travel was developed in close collaboration with Slow Food International and its partners in Kärnten and has since become a model for linking agriculture, tourism and the regional food trade.

After an excursion to Slow Food in Bra, Italy, in 2017, the idea of the Slow Food Villages project was born. The project has now been successfully implemented in Carinthia for three years, bringing the philosophy and activities of Slow Food to the villages of Carinthia.”

HTHIC Heritage & Slow TourismLAB by Elgin & Co. Image of Sara Mair BellshawSara Mair Bellshaw is the Senior Innovation Manager at the University of the Highlands and Islands’ Centre for Recreation and Tourism Research in Scotland and focuses mainly on applied practical research projects that involve tourism product development and tourism marketing.

Sara coordinated Slow Adventure in Northern Territories (SAINT), a project co-financed by the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, which drew together a range of partners in Ireland, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Northern Ireland and Sweden.

Sara has focused on turning the slow adventure concept into a marketable product by working with businesses to cluster, collaborate, create and promote new Slow Adventure® experiences, and is working with the industry, including the European Travel Commission and their NTO members, to develop the movement further.

Sara has a background in economic development, destination and tourism marketing, sustainable communities and project management, and continues to advocate for slow, strategic and responsible tourism throughout her work. 

HTHIC Heritage & Slow Adventure by Elgin & Co. Image of Celia Bull Selkie ExplorersCelia Bull is an experienced yachtswoman and climber who began sailing in the late 90s when she joined a 10-metre yacht in Greenland.

Entranced by the wildness of the high latitudes, she crewed on a charter boat, working out of the Falkland Islands, and visited South Georgia and Antarctica during film work with the BBC’s Blue Planet team.

Following this unique, edifying experience, she bought her own boat, Ada II, and returned to the South Atlantic. For five years, Celia sailed with expeditions and charters in Patagonia and South Georgia and led an all-female trip to Antarctica. Celia lived and sailed with her baby son Dylan on Ada II before settling down for a few years in Chile.

When Dylan was three, she found and bought Selkie in Croatia. Selkie became their home, and they worked their way back to the UK and up to the Isle of Eigg, where they now live and run a croft as well as Selkie Explorers.