Note: World Heritage USA Scientific Committees may arrange to convene on their own either Thursday noon – 3pm (prior to the annual meeting) or at the conclusion of the conference on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, meeting space is not available, but there are many restaurants and bars in the downtown area near the World Bank for informal meetings.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

World Heritage USA Annual Meeting
3:00pm      Meeting called to order, election of Trustees and officers, induction of Fellows

Welcome and Introductions
4:00pm      Chair, World Heritage USA, and Gustavo Araoz, President, ICOMOS

Introductory Speeches by World Bank Officers

  • Giovanni Majnoni, Executive Director for Albania, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, San Marino and Timor-Leste, The World Bank
  • Pulok Chatterji, Executive Director for Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Sri Lanka, The World Bank

Presentations on World Heritage & Sustainble Tourism

  • Francesco Bandarin, Assistant Director-General for Culture, UNESCO
  • Denis Ricard, Secretary General, Organization of World Heritage Cities
  • Robin Tauck and Randy Durband, Robin Tauck and Partners LLC

Presentations by World Bank Officials

    • Otaviano Canuto, Vice President, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, The World Bank
    • Christian Delvoie, Director, Knowledge Strategy Group, The World Bank
    • Inger Anderson, Director, Sustainable Development, Africa Group, The World Bank

6-8pm  Welcome reception

In The World Bank’s MC Atrium with an exhibition by the IMF/World Bank Chorus
Hosted by Abha Joshi Ghani, Manager, Urban Development and Local Government Unit, The World Bank

Friday, May 21, 2010

Cultural Heritage—its contribution to the development of sustainable communities
9:00-4:30pm with morning coffee break, lunch break, and afternoon coffee break

  • Anthony Bigio, Senior Urban Specialist, The World Bank—Rehabilitating North African Medinas
  • Chantal Reliquet, Senior Urban Specialist, The World Bank—Tunisia Cultural Heritage Project
  • Shenhua Wang, Senior Infrastructure Specialist, The World Bank—Heritage and sustainable development projects in China
  • Jian Xie, Senior Environmental Specialist, The World Bank—Economic Valuation of Heritage-Related Investments: A Case Study from China
  • Carsten Paludan Müller, NIKU, Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research—The value of cultural heritage for a sustainable civic society

Coffee Break

  • Rabah Arezki, John Piotrowski, International Monetary Fund—Tourism Specialization and Economic Development: Evidence from the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Richard Shieldhouse, University of Florida—The Jagged Path to Sustainable Tourism in a World Heritage City
  • Laurie Zapalac, Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Mapping the numbers: tourism in Venice
  • Rapporteur/discussion

Lunch (on your own in The World Bank Cafeteria or neighborhood restaurants)

  • Brent Lane, University of North Carolina—Measuring the economic impact of archaeological world heritage sites
  • Susan MacDonald, Getty Conservation Institute—Heritage in the market driven economy: a tale from down under
  • Brenda Barrett, PA Bureau of Conservation and Recreation—Pennsylvania’s Conservation Landscape Initiative

Coffee Break

  • Ned Kaufman, Kaufman Heritage Conservation—US federal preservation on non-federal land
  • Kelly Fanizzo—Realizing protection in property management & the Antiquities Act

4:00 pm    Rapporteur/discussion, then adjourn
Heurich House
6:30-8:30 pm     Young Professionals Gathering, Heurich House conservatory and garden

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Looting and Illicit Traffic—the impact on cultural heritage sites

9am-12:30pm with morning coffee break

  • Barbara Hoffman, Attorney—Sustainable cultural heritage policy
  • Elise Foster, US Department of Agriculture—Incentives for site protection
  • Todd Swain, National Park Service—Cultural resources damage on public lands

Coffee break

  • Bob Palmer, National Park Service—The truth about heritage theft
  • Marion Werkheiser, Attorney at Law—International cultural properties trusts
  • Rapporteur/discussion

12:30pm    Adjournment

More about our sponsors...