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The FEMTEC 2018 Congress in Batumi

The three major industrial Revolutions have dramatically changed the world economy and the social environment. We are now at the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution (4.0): a subject that has been focused at the World Economic Forums with the well-known report Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Experts and observers are trying to guess how economic activities and professional skills will change. The study The Future of the Jobs highlights that technological, economic, and demographic factors will have a strong impact on the labour world in the next few years. Emerging web technologies, digital appliances, and flexible work are already changing the relation between man and his environment. Many new jobs will be created, many others will disappear: a net negative balance of over 5 million jobs is predicted for Europe alone.

If this is the outlook for industry, one may wonder whether there can be a THERMAE 4.0 and, if so, which actions and solutions can be envisaged. The challenge will be to reconcile the new global socioeconomic and environmental conditions with the unique specificities of the thermal tradition.

Moreover, how can the growing demand for health be integrated with infrastructures allowing sustainable development and tourism? Skills and capabilities will have to change for the Thermae as they did for industry and FEMTEC is the right place for putting forward innovative subjects for discussion and practical solutions.

The 71° FEMTEC Congress at Batumi (Georgia) will be focused on all these themes, summarized with the title:

THERMAE 4.O - New algorithms for health care, sustainable development and tourism

Georgia is a country of ancient cultural and historical traditions, where hydrotherapy has a well-established and deep-rooted scientific background.The location was selected for logistic reasons, but also in order to introduce a land that is unique in terms of environmental, cultural, and thermal resources, integrated into an unusual geography, on the coast of the Black Sea near the foot of the Lesser Caucasus Mountains.

The Congress provides for a rich cultural agenda including visits to thermal centres (Tzkaltubo, Kokotauri), the Batumi Botanic Centre, Natural Caves, etc.

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Dr. Natalia Chaurskaya: natmo@mail.ru (Russian, French)
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