Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Adria Business Network #19 Features TikTok Sensation Dario Marčac

December 8, 2021 - Adria Business Network #19 will be held on December 15, 2021, at 6 pm at the Aspira College, Heinzelova 62a, Zagreb.

The event is organized and led by Željka Barišić, owner of Forca Digital Agency ( and Lea Kosović, owner of LOL Event Management (

Dario Marčac is a 26-year-old TikTok sensation with half a million followers, and the number is growing every day. He is in the Top 10 Balkan TikTokers and is one of the organizers of the first TikTok meet-up in Croatia.

With his witty content on the mentioned social network and numerous challenges that delight a large audience, Dario distinguished himself as one of the most popular domestic TickTokers. Linking TikTok to Instagram Dario has over 600,000 followers consuming his content. He also runs channels for several brands that were among the first to recognize the power of the fastest growing TikTok platform, whose concept is different from Instagram and Facebook.

Through cooperation with brands, he leads the network of the most influential TikTokers in the region. Dario is mentioned as an example in the first book about TikTok published in Croatia and has recently been a guest at many conferences, panels and podcasts, including as the youngest lecturer at this year's Weekend Media Festival in Rovinj.

After the panel, participants will give a one-minute pitch so that they can get to know each other.

Finally, in an informal gathering with quality wines from the sponsors, everyone present will have the opportunity to share experiences with other participants.

The number of places is limited, so hurry to secure your spot via the link:

The diamond partner of the event is A1 Croatia. The silver sponsor is ManpowerGroup. The sponsors of the event are the Bagatin Polyclinic and the Aspira High School.

Partners are Vladimir Abicic Photography, Kupovino Vino - Kupilek, Valenta Wines, Planet Art Theater and Sana Delicatessen.

Media partners of the event are the magazine and portal Poduzetnik, magazine and portal Zaposlena, Netokracija,,,, Glas Istre,, Moja Domovina, Total Croatia News, Fama, ZgExpress, Akademija Art, Radio 92 FM and Znatko.

For more, make sure to check out our dedicated business section.

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

First Croatian Scientific Book on Excellence as a Standard in Hospitality Released!

April 6, 2021 - The first Croatian scientific book on hospitality (Excellence as a Standard in Hospitality Business) backed by the experiences of two respected authors in the business has been released! 

As Turizmoteka reports, the book published by the Aspira school (original title: Izvrsnost kao standard u ugostiteljskom poslovanju) has four chapters and 24 subchapters which will help further develop the business to the experience and allow unexperienced to set up the optimal business concept“.

The book covers specifics of the hospitality business, criteria for hiring new workers, explores questions of discipline and offers interesting findings on why some bars and restaurants fail and others remain successful. Scientific research of the book is accompanied by the experiences of the authors who are very experienced in the hospitality business.

The leading author Igor Pavel previously published a manual on managing in the field, which inspired the writing of the book. He is in the hospitality business for the past 16 years, where he gained experience in various aspects and from multiple positions and is currently hired as a manager in one of the largest American cruise ship companies. He closely worked with top managers and CEOs of various big international tourism and hospitality companies. He also trains management and workers with his educational material helping them to increase the quality of their standard.

The second author, Alen Jerkunica, is a dean and one of the founders of Aspira private school, which has international courses on hotel management and tourism as well as gastronomy in Split and Zagreb. Continuously cooperating with experts from hotel management, he also participates in research projects with scientists specialized in marketing and management in sport and tourism.

The book is so far available only in Croatian, and you can buy it here.

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Thursday, 21 September 2017

First International Gastronomy Study Programme Opens in Zagreb

The study program lasts for three years and it is implemented as a full or a part-time study.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Finally, The Study of Gastronomy Comes to Aspira University

It’s no surprise that Croatia is successfully building its position as one of the fastest growing Mediterranean gourmet destinations, with growth and development based on Croatia’s rich gastronomic and oenological tradition. That being said, Aspira University College of Management and Design in Split has now introduced the Study of Gastronomy.