UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau and the Committee on Culture and Tourism Convene in Izmir

As per the Article 35 of UCLG-MEWA Constitution and the Article 9 of UCLG-MEWA Bylaws, UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau is convened twice a year. Therefore, the first meeting of the renewed Executive Bureau (renewed on 9-10 July in Amman, Jordan) will be held on 6 December 2019 under the auspices of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. During the meeting, the UCLG Congress held in Durban, South Africa from 11 to 15 November 2019 will be evaluated as well.

During the Meeting, all the works performed by UCLG-MEWA in 2019 will be evaluated. Also, the 2019 Activity Report will be presented, and the 2020-2022 Strategic Plan and the Draft Budget for 2020 will be discussed and finalized. Furthermore, from 5 to 7 December 2019, TRAVEL TURKEY IZMIR Tourism Fair will be organized by Izmir Fair Services, Culture and Art Affairs Trade Inc. (İZFAŞ) and the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies  (TÜRSAB) under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey and hosted by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. Our members who would like to open a booth at the Fair should reach the contact person of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality (Şelale Dalyan, selaledalyan@izmir.bel.tr +90 232 293 32 89).

Within the scope of the Fair, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and UCLG-MEWA Committee on Culture and Tourism will hold a panel on Health Tourism, Ecotourism, Congress Tourism and Gastronomy Tourism. You can view the Draft Program and Agenda of the Thematic Session to be organized by UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau and UCLG-MEWA Committee on Culture and Tourism at www.uclg-mewa.org. Those who wish to participate in the event must fill in the registration form on the website by Monday ,18 November 2019 at the latest. The local transfer and accommodation will be covered by the host municipality (Izmir Metropolitan Municipality), while the flight expenses will belong to the participants themselves.

Draft Program
Draft Agenda


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 A greeting message from Mr. Mohammad SAADIE

Yeni yıl vesilesiyle sizlere saygılarımı ve iyi dileklerimi sunuyorum. 2020 yılının tüm dünya ve özellikle MEWA bölgesi için esenlik, refah ve her kademede ilerleme ile dolu bir yıl olmasını diliyorum.


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