Theme:China-Europe City Tourism Cooperation and Development

Date: December 10-12, 2018

Location:Seville, Spain

Introduction: The World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) will co-host WTCF Europe Tourism Conference 2018 with its member city Seville from 10 to 12 December 2018. The conference will include Opening Ceremony & Keynote Speeches, Tourism Trade Fair, Tourism Investment Fair, Forum, Press Conference, Welcome Dinner hosted by Seville & Presentation, Post-Conference City Tour, etc. WTCF will invite some 200 participants, including representatives of WTCF's member cities, WTCF experts, representatives of tourism enterprises, managers of investment funds and tourism media, to attend the conference.


December 11 Morning

09:30-10:15Opening Ceremony

Welcome Remarks: Mr. Juan Espadas-Cejas, Mayor of Seville
Welcome Remarks: Ms. Isabel María Oliver-Sagreras, Secretary of State for Tourism.
Opening Remarks: Mr. Li Baochun, Executive Deputy Secretary-General of WTCF
Special Remarks: Ms. Liu Wenqiu, Cultural Counselor of China Embassy in Spain
Special Remarks: Mr. Manuel Butler Halter, Executive Director of UN World Tourism Organization
Special Remarks: Dr. Miguel Angel Castro, Rector of University of Seville

10:30-11:30Press Conference

10:30 -11:40Forum Session I: European Tourism Cities and Chinese Outbound Tourism

11:40 -12:20Special Dialog: Opportunities and Challenges for China-Europe Tourism Investment

December 11 Afternoon

12:20 -13:30Forum Session II: New Hotspots and New Products in China-Europe Tourism Market

14:30-17:00Tourism & Investment Trade Fair

18:00-20:00Seville Welcome Dinner


More>Visit Seville

  • Plaza de España (Spain Square)

    The Spain Square (Plaza de España) is a landmark building in Sevilla and an epitome of the Renaissance neo-Moorish style, located on the edge of the Maria Luisa Park (Parque de María Luisa).

  • Santa Maria de la Sede (Sevilla Cathedral)

    The site of today’s Sevilla Cathedral (Santa Maria de la Sede) was once occupied by a great mosque, which was demolished in the 15th century. And then today’s Sevilla Cathedral was built on it. This church ranks the third place among the top five churches

  • The Alcazar of Sevilla

    The Palace of King Don Pedro I of the Alcazar of Sevilla was constructed in the 14th century.

  • Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballeria (Royal Knight Club Bull Ring)

    Situated in Sevilla’s most famous bullfighting area Areal, the Royal Knight Club Bull Ring (Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballeria) is among the most important and most traditional bullfighting rings in Spain.

  • Universidad de Sevilla (Sevilla University)

    With a long history, Universidad de Sevilla ranks the third in Spain and is one of the most famous public universities in Spain.

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