KreNI is the most influential festival of creativity in southeastern Serbia, which brings together innovative creative professionals and experts from around the world. In the last six years, during the conference, 30 ideas were developed by young people, which contributed to the improvement of the city of Nis with the use of tools of creative industries and digital technologies.
The topic of this year's conference was Smart tourism. At KreNI7, we will show the power that innovation and creativity have in improving the tourism potential, and the host country is Italy, in whose economy tourism and culture play the most important role.
The Italian corner, made up of interactive settings and a VR exhibition, is open in the hall during the conference so you can get acquainted with the development of the concept of smart tourism in Italy and best practices.
KreNI7 is organized by Young Ambassadors in partnership with the Italian Institute for Culture, the Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade, the Embassy of France and the French Institute, the Embassy of Austria and the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Embassy of Portugal, the Embassy of Slovenia, the Embassy of Israel, Tourism Organisation of Nis, OTP Bank, Science Technology park Nis, Naisuss technologies, Serbia Creates, National Geographic Serbia, IT center, Triglav insurance, and Hola systems.
Snezana Andric, President of Young Ambassadors, shared that organization of the conference is finally possible live and greeted all guests, partners, and speakers in their own languages.
The official transfer of hosting torch happened between the ambassador of Sweden in Serbia, H.E. Annika Ben David, last year’s conference host, and Director of the Italian Institute of culture Mr. Roberto Cincotta. Mr. Cincotta and H.E. Annika Ben David greeted the audience and shared they are very happy to be a part of the conference and to support great causes in the local community and state's cooperation.
Best experiences from Portugal are always part of KreNI. H.E. Maria Virginia Pina, Ambassador of Portugal in Serbia prepared a video message and greeted the participants.
Israel was presented at KreNI last year, with the best speakers in all respective fields. H.E. Yahel Vilan, Ambassador of Israel in Serbia made a video message for all the participants, sharing important practices in the tourism field and why is the tourism important part of the country's economic success.
From this year we have the Embassy of Slovenia on our board. We were very happy to host Dejan Vladic, Minister - Counsellor at the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia.
Austrian Embassy and Austrian Cultural forum are traditional partners of the KreNI conference from the beginning but also in all our projects. Attaché for the culture of the Austrian Embassy, Mr. Adrian Faix shared his appreciations for being part of the conference.
French Embassy and French institute are very important for our work and they are supporting KreNi conference. Ms. Monika Damnjanovic, Director of the French Institute in Nis shared throughs about the Young Ambassadors and French Institute cooperation.
With all the support of our partners, we were able to bring the foreign experiences to Nis and make KreNI celebrate its 7th anniversary.