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About Congress

The future of tourism and camping is NOW

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to take part in the 1st F.I.C.C. World Congress, that will be held in Portugal, in Lisbon, from 21 to 23 November 2018.

Whether you are a member of F.I.C.C. or not, this congress is open to everyone. As of now, I would like to extend to you a warm welcome to the beautiful city of Lisbon in November.

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Days Event




Participants Expected

Speakers From World

Lovers & Passionate Camping Speakers

More to be confirmed soon...

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João Alves Pereira

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Jerko Sladoljev

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Erik van Laar

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Martijn Ciere

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Stan Stolwerk

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José Iglesias González

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Linda Gedink

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Michael Lin

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Maja Dimnik

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Maarten van Soest

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Hermann Pfaff

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Norbert van Noesel

Don’t Miss This Congress

Great Congress Program

Organised for the first time by the Fédération Internationale de Camping, Caravanning et Autocaravaning (F.I.C.C.), together with an organising committee comprising members from all over the world, the 1st edition of the World Congress will take place in Lisbon, one of world’s best-ranked cities.

The Congress, whose topic will be "The future of tourism and camping is now”, will include presentations, discussions and reflections on three major topics: Consumers, Campsites and the Industry of Camping, Caravanning and Motor Caravanning.

Day 01 full program

November 21, 2018 @ 9:00 - 17:00

F.I.C.C. Council meeting

Chaired by:

João Alves Pereira (Portugal)

Norman Taylor(Great Britain)

Gérard Couté(France)

Bulent Karaboncuk(Turkey)

Fabien Produit(Switszerland)

Gianni Picilli(Italy)

Lars Hall(Sweden)

Marcin Zaradkiewicz(Poland)

Martin Gavan(Ireland)

Minna Joensuu(Finland)

Lunch break

F.I.C.C. Council meeting

F.I.C.C. Commissions meeting

Asia Pacific Working Group meeting
Chaired by:

LIN, Chin-chang (Michael LIN)(Taiwan)

Johnny Cheng(Taiwan)

Youth Commission Working Group meeting
Chaired by:

Ryan Martin(Great Britain)

Iolanda Santos(Portugal)

Motor Caravaning Commission meeting
Chaired by:

Tomas Mehlmauer(Austria)

Les Kendrick(Great Britain)

Fabien Produit(Switzerland)

Day 02 Full Program

November 22, 2018 @ 9:00 - 18:00

Official opening of the congress

Representative of the Portuguese Government

Representative World Tourism Organisation

F.I.C.C. President

PART I Another World - Plenary session

Presented by Stan Stolwerk, NKC (The Netherlands)

Erik van Laar, NKC (The Netherlands), Tech revolution and our world, environment, business, mobility and tourism: trend analysis, "Future customers are here already"

Martijn Ciere, NHTV University Breda (The Netherlands), New and other generations in tourism and camping, an analysis

Norbert van Noesel, Manager marketing Thetford and Maarten van Soest, CEO Tonke (The Netherlands), Effects on the industry… and on a small manufacturer

Coffee break

PART II A new industry - Plenary session

Hermann Pfaff,CIVD President (Germany): The Worldwide Leisure Vehicle Industry

François Feuillet, ECF President (France), The European Leisure Vehicle Industry

Jost Kruger, ECF general manager (Germany): A new European approach towards advocacy

Lunch break

PART III Changes in Camping - Plenary session

Linda Gedink, EFCO&HPA President, (Luxembourg): Campings and the future challenge of electric vehicles

Bruno Lacroix, Directeur des rédactions Pôle Tourisme (France): A reflection on the good modern campsite

Maja Dimnik, (Slovenia): Glamping and new trends in camping architecture or in future

Coffee break

PART III Changes in Camping - Plenary session

Jerko Sladoljev, (Croatia): The impact of demand on the camping categorization

Jose Gonzales, (Spain): Motorhome sites, Stopovers and Economic Impact on Tourism

TBA, OITS (France), Social Tourism and Camping

João Alves Pereira, F.I.C.C. (Portugal): Camping Card International C.C.I.

Welcome cocktail of the Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner

Day 03 Full Program

November 23, 2018 @ 9:30 - 15:00

Part IV Clubs and Associations: move, share and adapt - Plenary session

Presented by João Alves Pereira (Portugal)

Stan Stolwerk: NKC (The Netherlands), Clubs and association: How to stay relevant at local and (inter)national level

Robert Louden, The Camping and Caravanning Club (Great Britain): Proven record of adaptation; more than 100 years of history and relevancy

LIN Chin-Chang (Michael LIN), Asia Pacific Commission (Taiwan): Asia pacific region: how to implement and expand the Camping culture

Coffee break

PART II A new industry - Plenary session

Presented by João Alves Pereira (Portugal)

TBA, University professor (France): Keys to success: a critical analysis on consumers

From inside the office: interview by moderator João Alves Pereira

DCC, OCC, FFCC, SF Caravan - Presidents on stage

Official closing session

Conclusions and perspectives on the follow-up of the Lisbon 2018 Congress

Lunch break


Guided visits of Lisbon

Guided tour to discover the classic sights of the city centre

Day 04 Full Program

November 24, 2018


A guided tour of Lisbon will be offered on the afternoon of Friday 23 November.

One extra excursion (extra fee) to Sintra and Queluz is offer on Saturday 24 November.

More information to be coming soon.

Brands Behind Us

Our Great Sponsors

As F.I.C.C. is looking for partners for the Congress.

If your organisation is interested or if you are aware of others that may be interested by one of the proposed options or other possibilities, do not hesitate to contact F.I.C.C. office at [email protected].

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Pricing & Registration




/3 days
  • 180€

    Early bird*

  • 230€

    Regular fee

  • 100€

    Asia Pacific region




/3 days
  • 230€

    Early bird*

  • 280€

    Regular fee

  • 150€

    Asia Pacific region

  • 80 - 100€

    Single Day




  • 15€ /1day


  • 20€ /2days


  • 70-150€

    Companion fee
    (not attending the congress)

Join Early To Get Early Bird Fee Discount!

Early Bird Expire On: October 05, 2018

Location Where You Can Stay

Staying close to the location of the event

One option is suggested to the participants, but feel free to book another hotel as the official congress venue is easy to reach by subway.