The area adjacent to the Temple of Ceres (Exhibition Hall, Experimental Laboratories of Archaeology and two Conference Rooms), the National Archaeological Museum (ArchaeoVirtual, ArchaeoWorking, Workshop with Foreign Buyers), the Early Christian Basilica (Opening Conference and Meetings with the Protagonists) are the new locations for the 16th edition of the Exchange in agreement with MiBAC, in order to valorise the archaeological area of the ancient city of Paestum.

The Mediterranean Exchange of Archaeological Tourism looks at 2013 with the knowledge that the event has taken an international dimension with the participation of 8.000 visitors, 150 exhibitors of which 30 foreign Countries and the annual presence of WTO, UNESCO, ICCROM summits.

The only exhibition hall in the world dedicated to archaeological heritage and the first international event of interactive and virtual technologies, the event represents the meeting place for professional business and an important moment for debate on cultural heritage issues such as protection and promotion, on which international governmental organizations, institution, professional associations, superintendents, archaeologists, museum directors, academics (more than 300 speakers participated in 50 conferences and meetings during the previous edition) confront themselves;150 journalists were accredited, having an extraordinary media feedback on many magazines, newspapers, radio and television programmes.

Every year for the importance of the cultural hertiage as a factor of intercultural dialogue, social integration and economic development, the event promotes cooperation among peoples through partecipation and exchange of experiences: after Egypt, Marocco, Tunisia, Syria, France, Algeria, Greece, Lybia, Peru, Portugal, Cambodia and Turkey and Armenia, the Official Guest in 2013 will be Venezuela.

This year prestigious collaborations will enhance the program, while ArcheoWorking, ArcheoFilm, Experimental Laboratories of Archaeology, Meetings with the Protagonists, Paestum Awards for Archaeology, ArcheoVirtual multimedia exhibition designed to unveil the new frontiers of scientific research related to the ancient world, will be replicated. The B2B Workshop is dedicated to the trade of cultural tourism product: the demand from 60 foreign buyers selected by the Enit and coming from 12 different Countries meet 350 touristic sellers.

Institutions and Foreign Countries, Regions, Municipalities, Chambers of Commerce, Tourism Promotion Companies, Archaeological Parks, Trade Associations, Professional and Cultural Associations, Tourist Companies, Service Companies, Publishing Houses, will take part to the exhibition hall promoting their territory, and in the frame of ArcheoMeeting they will have the opportunity to hold press conferences and present new projects in dedicated meeting rooms.

An opportunity of high professional profile and of great international significance, that can’t be missed. We expect you from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November 2013 in Paestum, to live together the 16th edition.