7 September 2018 – Friday

09:40     Opening– Karagöz Shadow Theater (UNESCO Intangible Heritage of Humanity)

10:00     Opening Remarks

               Alinur Aktaş, Mayor, Bursa Metropolitan Municipality

               İzzettin Küçük, Governor of Bursa

10:40     Keynote Speeches

               Daisaku Kodakawa, Mayor, Kyoto, Chairman, League of Historical Cities

               Prof. Dr. Neslihan Dostoğlu, Bursa UNESCO Site Manager

               Opening of the International “Colorful Touch to History” Children’s Painting Exhibition

               Group Photo

13:00     Lunch

15:00     SESSION 1 – The role of local governments to maintain cultural diversity and identity in a globalizing world

               Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Zeynep Ahunbay, ICOMOS Turkey National Board 

               Hannes Heide, Mayor, Bad Ischl – Facing Globalization: How the Austrian region of the Salzkammergut acts and reacts

               Aziz Elbas, Head of Culture and Art Department, Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, Bursa – Museums and the Memoirs of Cities

              Assis. Prof. Burçin Hatipoğlu, Boğaziçi University, Sustainable Turizm Development in Historical Cities

16:20     BREAK

16:40     SESSION 2 (JOINT SESSION)

               – The role of local governments to maintain cultural diversity and identity in a globalizing world

               – Economic development models and methods focusing on tourism in historical cities

                Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Neslihan DOSTOĞLU, Bursa Site Manager               

               Heidar Eskandarpour, Mayor, Shiraz, The Role of Local Governments to Maintain Cultural Diversity and Identity in a Globalized World

               Prof. Shuenn-Ren Liou, Tainan, Maintaining Cultural Diversity and Identity: Planning for the Historic Districts in Tainan City   

Muhsin Koçaslan, Board Member, Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry           

19:00     Welcome Dinner

20:15     Cultural Event – Land of Civilizations Bursa Show – AKKM Orhangazi Hall

 

8 September 2018, Saturday (Please wear comfortable clothes. Excursions will start after morning sessions)

09:30    SESSION 3 – Efforts of historical cities in using new communication tools including social media in a global society

               Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Tülin Vural Aslan, Uludağ University Architecture Faculty  

               Councillor Samantha McIntosh, Mayor of the City of Ballarat. Innovative heritage: new tools for engaging with the historic city of Ballarat.

               Erhan Öztürk, Bursa Bilecik Eskişehir Development Agency, Bursa Investment Support Office Coordinator – Famtrip Activities Undertaken in Bursa

               Didar Taşkan, Master Architect and Prof. Dr. Elif Özlem Aydın – A Model for Presenting the Architectural Heritage of Bursa in Virtual Environments

               Tuğba KABAKÇI, Konya Metropolitan Municipality, Professional Tourist Guide-Gamification of Konya

11:00     BREAK

11:10     GENERAL EVALUATION and DISCUSSION SESSION, Dr. Neslihan DOSTOĞLU, Prof. Dr. Zeynep Ahunbay, Prof. Dr. Tülin Vural Aslan

               Mrs. Guo Lei, Deputy Director of Zhengzhou Municipal Bureau of Cultural Heritage, Zhengzhou Municipal People’s Government, – Inheritance and Innovation – The Development of Chinese Traditional Culture in the Process of Globalization

               M.Sc. Mitja Predovnik, Assistant to Managing Director, Ljubljana Tourism – Strategy of the Cultural Tourism development in Ljubljana

12:30     Lunch

13:30     Excursion to the Historical City (Tarihi Irgandı Köprüsü, Yeşil Türbe ve Yeşil Cami) (UNESCO World Heritage Sites)

15:30     Bursa City Museum

16:45     Grand Mosque, Kozahan and Bazaar, Khans Region, Free Time (UNESCO World Heritage Sites)

19:00     Dinner

 

9 September 2018, Sunday (Wear comfortable clothes – Excursion to Historical Village)

<Group1>      Board Meeting of LHC Directors

09:00     Start of the Board Meeting

– Selection of the Host City for the 17th World Conference of LHC

– New Member Cities

– Account Settlement and Activities in FY 2017

– Budget and League’s Activities in FY2018

12:00     End of the Board Meeting

<Group2> City Tour

09:45     Arrival to Cumalıkızık Ottoman Village and Free Time (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

12:15     Visit to Umurbey Traditional Silk Design and Production Center

13:00     Hünkar Hunting Pavillion Museum

13:30     Lunch

14:45     “Colorful Touch to History” Painting Competition Award Ceremony

15:15      LHC General Assembly

– Report on the Board Meeting of Directors 2018

– Election of board of director cities (principal officers)

– Bursa Declaration

20:00     Farewell Dinner

21:45     Back to Hotels