engage stakeholders in the conservation and revitalization
of the George Town Heritage Site and to create a networking
platform for stimulating the heritage industry.
address some of the World Heritage Committee's recommendations
for a establishing a comprehensive conservation plan.
showcase George Town's conservation and cultural development
efforts, in celebration of the anniversary of its WH listing.
the anticipated results will be:
build understanding and capacity towards creating cultural
infrastructure, platforms and partnerships in order to use
tourism and economic development as a positive force for retaining
George Town's Outstanding Universal Values
explore ideas and strategies of creating alternative livelihoods,
as well as to identify areas of refocusing and retraining
during the economic downturn
create partnerships that tie up culture and heritage with
business development in the food & beverage, tourism and
property sectors (for example, beach hotels and city attractions)
makers, government officers involved in heritage conservation,
culture, tourism, transport and infrastructure, etc.
owners and investors
in culture, heritage, environment, tourism, etc.
industry, cultural entrepreneurs
industry - hoteliers, tour operators, travel agencies, tourist
of cultural facilities and heritage sites, etc.
stakeholders, and those who live and work in George Town World
Tours & On-Site Dinners
conference program will complement conference room presentations
with tours and on-site dinners to enhance the participants'
understanding of the issues discussed. Participants will get
a chance to experience a selection of George Town's many attractive
heritage sites, cultural performances and traditional trades.
& Networking Opportunities
exhibition is intended to be a platform for facilitating exchange
- enabling participating organisations to meet, interact and
establish industry networks. Business matching, design matching
and skills matching will be facilitated. Companies & institutions
are invited to take part in the exhibition to promote their
expertise and products.
250 per person, inclusive of conference materials, lunches and
RM 150 student rate
to join this conference (registration form in PDF)
with program, speakers' profile and registration form, download
about George Town
World Heritage Site.
Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca
by Khoo Salma Nasution
for pdf article