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Conference Schedule

Day 2: Thursday, 30 August 2012

06:00 – 08:45

Optional: Sunrise tour to UNESCO  World Heritage site of Seokguram Grotto/ Bulguksa Temple

09:00 – 09:30

Depart for study tour 

09:30 – 12:30

Study Tour: 

UNESCO World Heritage site of Gyeongju- Yangdong Village

12:30 – 13:00 

Depart back to hotel

13:00 – 14:30


14:30 – 15:00

Special Session:  ‘Implementation of the World Heritage Convention in the 

Republic of Korea at the local level’

(Prof. Sangmi Park, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea)

15:00 – 16:30

Final Panel Discussion with a Summary from Mayors’ Roundtables

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

Theme 1: The economics of urban heritage


  Facilitator: Mr. Donovan Rypkema and Rapporteur

Theme 2: Mobilizing the private sector and engaging communities for       urban heritage

   Presenter: Dr. Laretna T. Adishakti and Rapporteur

Theme 3: Heritage conservation and urban sustainability


   Facilitator: Dr. Kongjian Yu and Rapporteur

16:30 – 17:00

Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:00

Adoption of Gyeongju Recommendation and Closing 

Chair: Mr. Gwang-jo Kim, Director of the UNESCO Bangkok Office


  Mayor of Gyeongju Municipal Government

Representatives of Mayors 

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


Farewell Dinner