preliminary schedule

7th to 9th of June 2016

"Smart, innovative, creative historical cities of the future"
- Development of tourism to promote city identity
- Creating liveable smart historical cities
- Engaging citizens including young people to plan for the future

Monday, 6th of June

Travel to Bad Ischl by coach

Tuesday, 7th of June

Venue: Bad Ischl Congress Centre, Great Hall Seating Capacity 770
Music: Kurquartett Bad Ischl

Mayor Hannes Heide, Bad Ischl
Dr. Josef Pühringer, Governor of Upper Austria
LR Hans Mayr
Dr. Oscar Wawra,Representative of federal government or City of Vienna
Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa, Mayor of Kyoto, President LHC
Opening Speech
Dr. Eva Nowotny, former President of Austrian UNESCO Commission, Ambassador to Washington DC, Paris and London
12:00 End of ceremony

14:00 to 17:00: Presentations/Key Notes
Daisaku Kadokawa, Mayor of Kyoto
Karim Hendili, Programme Specialist, UNESCO, Paris (not confirmed)
Hannes Heide, Mayor of Bad Ischl
OMR Ing. Mag. Rudolf Zunke, Magistrat Wien, Stadtbaudirektion Planung
Dr. Wilfried Schaber, World cultural Heritage City of Salzburg
Wilfried Lipp, Icomos (not confirmed)

Moderator: María del Pozo López

Reception in Trinkhalle
Bürgermusik Bad Ischl

Wednesday, 8th of June

9:00 to 12:00:
Expert Forum
Venue: Bad Ischl Congress Centre, Great Hall

Hallstatt, World Cultural and natural Heritage
Ralph Justino, Tiradentes "The creative industry based on tourism"
Zhou Jian, WHITRAP
Pauline Chakmakijan, Los Angeles
Choi Yank Sik, Gyeongju
Maciej Kluss, Pszczyna
Seyyed Mohammed Nazem Razavi, Kashan
2 tourism delegates, Olmütz

Youth Forum: Proposal - every participating City offers at least one young person the opportunity to be part of the delegation and pays by participating City via Service Clubs or Sponsor
Venue: 6 Seminar rooms in Bad Ischl Congress Centre

13:30 to 16:00:
Mayors Round Table
Venue: Congress Centre, Great Hall

Recep Altepe, Bursa
Vizebürgermeister, Kazan
Desmond Hudson, Ballarat
Governor of Luxor

Late Afternoon: Tour of Hallstatt (by ship an by foot)
Reception and cultural program in Hallstatt (Rudolfsturm)

Thursday, 9th of June

9:00 to 10.30:
Board Meeting
11:00 to 12:00:
General Overview of Sessions Youth Forum

13:00 to 14:00:
General Overview Expert Forum
14:00 to 15:00:
General Overview Mayor's Forum
15:00 to 16:30:
General Assembly
Closing Ceremony with signing of Bad Ischl declaration

Bad Ischl City Tour with Kaiservilla
Farewell Event
Kaiserpark with cultural programme (Trachtenverein)

Friday, 10th of June


All staff members involved in the conference are very much

looking forward to seeing you in Bad Ischl!

* The participation at the conference is not bound to member cities.


-------- Contact ---------

City of Bad Ischl
Ms. Teresa Schmalnauer, PA to Mayor Hannes Heide

Stadtamt Bad Ischl
Pfarrgasse 11
4820 Bad Ischl

Tel. +43-6132-301-14

fax + 43 -6132-301-11



International Relations Office, City of Kyoto

Tel. +81-75-222-3072

fax + 43 -6132-301-11



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