Philadelphia World Heritage Project, A Public-Private Partnership

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 12:00am - Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 12:00pm
Pontcysyllte, Wales
United States

The OWHC annual conference of the UK heritage sites (36 in total), "Making the Most of World Heritage," examines the ways in which heritage professionals can maximize their preservation, tourism, economic development, and other opportunities. Global Philadelphia Association Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh will be presenting on the public-private partnership that manages the World Heritage City Project in Philadelphia, as well as new heritage opportunities in the state of Pennsylvania.

About the conference: 

Hosted by the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site at the Llangollen Pavilion, this will be the fifth World Heritage UK Annual Conference and AGM. Following the publication of the State of UK World Heritage Sites Review, this conference will adopt some of its main themes and explore the issues and prospective outcomes that it highlights.

Along with exciting site visit experiences and your chance to ask questions of a panel of experts, do join: Deputy Minister for Culture Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas; from the USA, Global Philadelphia Association Executive Director Zabeth Teelucksingh; from the World Cultural Heritage Centre of China, Yan Haiming; Author and researcher Bailey Ashton Adie and Head of Tourism and Heritage at DCMS, Giles Smith (all pictured above) along with Michael Macdonough, Chief Archaeologist at the Irish Government and many more. Themes of 'Financing sites and governance models', 'Heritage, soft power and diplomacy' and the 'Impacts and Benefits of Tourism', in particular will be under the spotlight.

You can find the latest draft programme via the World Heritage UK website blog (early booking recommended to avoid disappointment and to secure accommodation in advance).

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