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Conference Schedule

Day 1: Wednesday, 29 August 2012 

09:30 – 10:00

Registration

10:00 – 10:30

Opening Ceremony

Welcome addresses

  • Mayor of Gyeongju Municipal Government
  • Administrator of Culture Heritage Administration
  • Secretary-General of the Korean National Commission for UNESCO

Congratulatory addre 

  •  Governor of Gyeongsangbuk-Do Provincial Government 
  •  Director of UNESCO Bangkok Office
  •  Chairperson of Gyeongju Municipal Congress

10:30 – 10:45

Introduction and schedule of the Forum

10:45 – 11:00 

Group photo of all participants

11:00 – 11:30 

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:00

Keynote Speech 1: ‘Historic urban landscapes’

Mr. Kishore Rao, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre

12:00 – 12:30  

Keynote Speech 2: ‘World Heritage Cities: Importance and benefits  of networking’ 

Mr. Dennis Ricard, Secretary-General of Organization of World Heritage Cities

12:30 – 12:40

Youth Presentation (2012 World Heritage Work Camp Representative)

12:40 – 14:30  

Lunch 

14:30 – 17:00

Mayors’ Roundtables by theme (simultaneous progress)

Theme 1:              

The economics of urban heritage

Theme 2:

Mobilizing the private sector and engaging communities for urban heritage

Theme 3:

Heritage conservation and urban sustainability

Chair: 

Mr. Gwang-jo Kim,

Director of the 

UNESCO Bangkok

Office

Chair:

Mr. Tim Curtis,

Head of Culture Unit,

UNESCO Bangkok 

Office

Chair: 

Dr. Utak Chung,

Assistant Secretary-General of the Korean National Commission for UNESCO 

Facilitator:

Mr. Donovan Rypkema,

Heritage Strategies International,

Washington, USA

Facilitator:

Dr. Laretna T. 

Adishakti,

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Facilitator:

Dr. Kongjian Yu, Peking University, 

Beijing, China

Rapporteur

(Mayor of Galle City) 

Rapporteur

(Mayor of Bagerhat)

Rapporteur

(Mayor of Kandy)

‘City showcases’ by Mayors (Gyeongju, and Vigan)

‘City showcases’ by Mayors (Miag-ao, Anuradhapura, and Yogyakarta)

‘City showcases’ by Mayors (Fremantle, Lijiang, and Isfahan )

Wrap up

Wrap up

Wrap up

17:00 – 19:00 

Cocktails

19:00 – 21:00

Welcome Dinner

21:00 – 23:00

Study Tour:  UNESCO World Heritage site of Gyeongju – Gyeongju Historic Areas