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Baltic Sea Tourism Forum 2024

The 16th Baltic Sea Tourism Forum will take place in Oulu, Finland on 4-5 June 2024. EUSBSR Policy Area Tourism is hosting the #BSTF2024 with support from: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, City of Oulu, Visit Finland, Visit Oulu and Interreg Baltic Sea Region.

The themes of this year’s forum include cultural and culinary tourism, cycling, and coastal tourism. Attendees can expect inspiring keynotes, interesting case examples from the Baltic Sea Region, great networking opportunities, and the chance to explore the beautiful city of Oulu, which is the European Capital of Culture 2026!

PROGRAM (draft)

3.6. BSTF side events

3.6. Pre-Tours in Oulu Region. More information coming soon!

3.6. 18.00 Get Together event for BSTF2024 participants, supported by Arctic Foodlab – Oulu2026

4.6.2024 BSTF2024 Day 1

Themes: Cultural Heritage and Culinary Tourism

10.30 – 12.00 Registration, lunch and networking

12.00 – 12.30 Opening

12.30 – 13.50 Keynotes

13.50 – 14.40 Coffee and networking

14.40 – 15.25 Project presentations

15.25 – 15.50 Introducing Oulu, the European Capital of Culture 2026

15.50 – 16.00 Summary of the day

16.00 – 17.00 Free time

17.00 – 18.00 Guided walking tour through Oulu City center

18.00 – 19.00 Free time

19.00 Evening reception hosted by the City of Oulu

5.6.2024 BSTF2024 Day 2

Themes: Cycling and Coastal tourism

9.00 – 9.15 Opening

9.15 – 9.45 Keynote

9.45 – 10.45 Presentations &discussion on Cycling tourism in the Baltic Sea Region

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break and networking

11.15 – 11.45 Keynote

11.45 – 12.45 Presentations & discussion on Coastal tourism in the Baltic Sea Region

12.45– 13.00 Summary of the forum, closing words and invitation to the BSTF2025

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

5.-6.6. Post-tour to Kalajoki on the Arctic Coast of Finland. 



For more information check the Baltic Sea Tourism Forum 2024 website

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Asiasanat: Baltic Sea Region, tourism