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World Heritage UK 2016 Conference programme update – Initial speakers list revealed – and AGM notice

August 12, 2016 Published by Beth Thomas

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Dear World Heritage UK supporter,

Conference 2016

Please find attached here the latest draft programme for this year’s UK national conference ‘Why World Heritage Matters‘ to be held on the 10th and 11th October at the Galeri, Caernarfon – adjacent to the ‘Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd‘ World Heritage Site.

This promises to be an exceptional event, with speakers currently including a Welsh Government Minister, Sir Neil Cossons OBE (former chair of English Heritage) and Baroness Kay Andrews (Chair of HLF Wales) from national perspectives, alongside representatives of UK Sites from the grass-roots perspective. The event will also provide great opportunities to network, share good practice and explore exciting sites in North Wales.  The final programme will be issued mid-September, but booking is strong so you are advised to secure your place here.

Also attached is a list of hotels near the conference venue, some offering discounts to conference delegates.

We are a very inclusive community so please do pass this on to any other people that you think might be interested.

AGM 2016

The conference will also host the first AGM for WH:UK, an important moment for all members to have their say in the running of the organisation, and for voting members to determine board membership. If you are interested in becoming a board member, please have a look here.

Best wishes, and we look forward to seeing you in October.


Chris Mahon, Development Director, World Heritage UK, 01352 780774 / 07860 856952
Sam Rose, Chair of Trustees, World Heritage UK