During the ceremony, His Holiness Irinej, Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, gave words of welcome to all participants in the conference.
Greetings at Novi Sad were then given by His Excellency Mr. Igor Mirovic, President of the Government of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina.
His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II will be give the Keynote Address during the first plenary session about Hospitality.
He is accompanied by Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Department.