Among the leading domestic experts at the round table “Tourism and nautical sector in the light of economic use of maritime assets” was the director of ACI, Kristijan Pavić
During November, the Hotel Ambasador in Opatija hosted the participants of the Round Table organized by the Maritime Property portal under the auspices of the Croatian Tourism Association. The event entitled “Tourism and Nautical Sector in the Light of the Economic Use of Maritime Property” brought together numerous eminent domestic experts from the economic, legal and maritime sectors, including ACI Director Kristijan Pavić. He pointed out that ACI is ready for further investments, necessary in order to adequately respond to market demands and continue to raise the quality of services in ACI marinas.
Leading representatives of the profession
The aim of the Round Table was to offer the leading representatives and experts of the scientific, maritime, economic and legal departments a platform for joint dialogue on current topics of the tourism and nautical sector. Some of the prominent guests of the Round Table were the director of ACI d.d. Kristijan Pavić, judge of the County Court in Rijeka dr. Sc. Vlado Skorup, President of the Marine Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Sean Lisjak, Associate Professor dr. sc. Iva Tuhtan Grgić and prof. dr. sc. Dario Đerđa from the Faculty of Law in Rijeka, President of the Management Board of Ilirija d.d. Goran Ražnjević, Loris Rak from the Commission for Concessions of PGC, and others. The round table was moderated by Assoc. dr. sc. Gordan Stanković, President of the Croatian Society for the Law of the Sea.
New regulations on maritime domain and seaports were considered
The common opinion of the participants in the discussion is that in the current legal framework there are opportunities for various improvements, which can significantly contribute to the competitiveness of the entire sector on several levels. The director of ACI, Kristijan Pavić, pointed out that arranging the extension of concessions to marinas is the basis for further investments. “According to the 2008 contract, ACI is obliged to invest HRK 207 million by the end of the concession in 2030, and investments in the amount of HRK 757 million have already been made by 2020. So, we invested almost 4 times more than the prescribed amount. We are ready for further investments. Moreover, they are necessary in order to adequately respond to market demands and continue to raise the quality of services in our marinas, but all subject to the extension of concessions, which, unfortunately, hamper the whole process, “said Mr Pavic.
The round table showed that there is no doubt that Croatia has a sufficient number of experts who have the will and competencies to improve the maritime sector if legal regulations allow it and provide a framework within which they can implement it.
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