2007: A World Congress with a multicultural flavor in Kazan (Russian Federation)
Kazan showed itself as a city of diversity and cultural richness. The World Congress of the OWHC welcomed 1,000 participants from some sixty countries and was marked by the quality of the events organized by the Mayor, Ilsour Metshin and his team. Given the success of the Congress in Cusco in 2005, the Getty Conservation Institute once again developed the general theme of the Congress “Heritage and Economics” as well as the Mayors’ Workshop. Participants also had the opportunity to hear presentations made by internationally renowned speakers and to have discussions with them. In addition, the following mayors were elected to the Board of Directors for the term 2007-2009: Cuenca (President), Beemster (Vice-President), Kandy (Vice-President), Kazan (Vice-President), Luang Prabang (Vice-President), Lyon (Vice-President) and Vienna (Vice-President). Finally, the City of Quito, Ecuador was elected to host the 2009 World Congress of the OWHC.
2021 – Québec, Canada
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