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World Heritage and Economic Regeneration Event

Tuesday 17 April, 6.00pm at the Royal College of Physicians, Queen Street, Edinburgh.

Mar 30, 2012

This is a joint Edinburgh World Heritage, City of Edinburgh Council and RSA Fellows MCICH Network event, to mark World Heritage Day and the 40th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention.

To register and for more information click here

The event will look at how World Heritage can be used to promote and support economic regeneration, with contributions from two expert speakers and panel discussion with Professor Charles McKean, chairman of Edinburgh World Heritage, and Greg Ward, Head of Economic Development at the City of Edinburgh Council.

Registration opens at 5.30pm, and the event will close at 7.30pm. There will be a cash bar after the event.

If you cancel before 17 April please email apmcich@btinternet.com. If you cancel on the day of the event please text 07946 517590.

Venue details: Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ.


James Rebanks, Director Rebanks Consulting Ltd
A respected author and analyst on the economics of cultural and natural heritage, James Rebanks is part of UNESCO's expert panel for sustainable tourism. He is the author of the report 'World Heritage and Economic Gain', praised by UNESCO as being 'paradigm changing'. The report was the first of its kind, to investigate the socio-economic benefits of World Heritage Sites.

Dr Ian Baxter, Director of Public and Professional Programmes, Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge
Dr Baxter has spent over 20 years working and researching with UK heritage and tourism organisations.His previous post was Head of the Department of Management at Glasgow Caledonian Business School. His research interests have included helping to establish the Heritage Counts programme with English Heritage, and developing the Scottish Government's Historic Environment Audit programme.




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