Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gorazd Sedmak
University of Primorska, Faculty of Tourism Studies – Turistica

Gorazd Sedmak is an associate professor and research associate in the field of business management in tourism and the Vice-Dean for Research at the University of Primorska, Faculty of Tourism Studies – Turistica, holding bachelor degrees in economics and transport technologies, a MSc in economics, and a Ph.D. in the field of business and organisation. His academic career focuses on heritage marketing and valorisation of authenticity in tourism, tourism enterprises operation and tourism destination management. He worked on several international projects dealing with tourism product development, destination competitiveness and tourism market analysis. He is the editor in chief of the scientific journal Academica Turistica – Tourism and Innovation Journal and peer reviewer at internationally acknowledged journals and conferences. 



Assist. Prof. Dr. Igor Stamenković
University of Novi Sad
Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, Faculty of Sciences

Igor Stamenković is assistant professor at Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management where he lectures courses in Religious Tourism, Event Management, Animation and Logistics in Tourism, Tourism and Sustainable Development and Rural Tourism. He is the author and co-author in more than eighty research papers of national and international significance. Apart from research, he is a member of the National project funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia (project no. 47024). So far, he participated as a member of organisational boards and program committees of more than seventy national and international scientific conferences, congresses, fairs, expos and meetings related to tourism, hospitality, economy and geography. He has a great experience in project development from local to international level and is a contributor in several NGO’s dealing with tourism, cultural and peace issues. He is a co-founder of the International Youth Fair for Western Balkans.