Keynote Speeches

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

Prof. Dr. Neslihan Dostoğlu, Bursa UNESCO Site Manager

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

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

SESSION 2 (JOINT SESSION) – Economic development models and methods focusing on tourism in historical cities

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

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

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 + VIDEO

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

GENERAL EVALUATION and DISCUSSION SESSION

 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 + VIDEO

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