Session 1 – Cultural tourism for sustainable and creative cities

Third UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture
:for the Benefit of All

Istanbul, Turkey, 3-5 December 2018

This session examines how cities around the world, in particular those from the
UNESCO Creative Cities Network, are taking innovative approaches and using
cultural and creative sectors to achieve sustainable, inclusive and balanced
development through cultural tourism.
How to harness creativity so to strengthen and innovate cultural tourism, and create
synergy between them? How can creativity help safeguard the cultural heritage in
cities, both tangible and intangible, while also constantly reinventing them? How can
all stakeholders, including both tourists and local host communities and regions,
benefit from cultural tourism in a sustainable way?
– Moderator: Ms. Denise Bax, Senior Programme Specialist, Cultural Policies and
Development, Culture Sector, UNESCO
– Mr. Firuz B. Bağlıkaya, President of Association of Turkish Travel Agencies and
Acting Chairman of the Executive Board, İstanbul Convention Bureau
– Mr. Satoshi Uemura, Vice Mayor of Kyoto, Japan
– Ms. Gillian Wilkinson McDaniel, Principal Director Culture and Creative Industries
Policy Division (Acting), Ministry of Culture Gender Entertainment & Sport,
– Mr. Dominique Roland, Deputy Director-General of Innovation and Digital
Development, Enghien-les-Bains, France
– Mr. Jiao Hui, Division Chief, Chengdu Municipal Commission of Commerce,

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