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GLOBAL DESIGN CITIES ORGANIZATION

01 October 2015, Thursday

INFORMATION NOTE ON GLOBAL DESIGN CITIES ORGANIZATION

Between 6th and 9th of October 2015, Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, once again will be hosting the 3rd General Assembly of the Global Design Cities Organization (GDCO), whose presidency is being held since 2011 by the municipality itself.

As a part of this event, also a Forum intended to be enriched by presentations regarding experiences of the member cities as well as participation of national and international experts will be organized. Main theme of the forum is determined as “Design, Culture and Tourism”.

After the General Assembly, to which mayors and representatives of more than 20 cities including Seoul, Maaseik, Dhaka, Torino, Cape Town, Konya, Bishkek, Nicosia, Sarajevo, Zagreb and Istanbul will be attending, all the participants will be given the opportunity to see the most outstanding social and municipal projects of Ankara.

 

Location: Sheraton Hotel Ankara

Noktali Sok. Kavaklidere 06700 Ankara/Turkey

 Phone: (90) (312) 457 60 00

 Website: www.sheratonankara.com/

 

PROGRAM OF THE 3rd GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GDCO

(06-09 October 2015)

Ankara, TURKEY

 

06 October 2015, Tuesday

Arrival of the delegates and hotel accommodation

19:00-21:00

Welcome Reception (Tulipia Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel)

07 October 2015, Wednesday

10:30-11:00

Registration of the participants

Opening Ceremony of the 3rd General Assembly of the Global Design Cities Organization

(Grand Ballroom 1-2, Sheraton Hotel)

11:00-11:45

Opening Speeches

11:45-11:50

Commemorative Photograph

11:50-12:00

Coffee Break

Session 1: 3rd General Assembly (Grand Ballroom 1-2, Sheraton Hotel)

Moderator: Prof. Ken NAH; Acting Secretary General of GDCO

12:00-12:15

GDCO Progress Report (2014-2015)

12:15-12:45

Briefing of the Statue and Approval Process

12:45-12:55

Approval of new membership

12:55-13:10

Wrap-up

13:15-14:45

Lunch (Tulipia Ballroom, Sheraton Hotel)

Session 2: Forum on the theme of  “Design, Culture and Tourism”

 (Grand Ballroom 1-2, Sheraton Hotel)

Moderator: Mr. Mehmet DUMAN; Secretary General of UCLG-MEWA

14:45-15:00

Presentation of Ankara;  H.E. Mr. Melih GÖKÇEK, Mayor of Ankara

15:00-15:10

Presentation of Budapest; Dr. Gábor BAGDY, Deputy Mayor of Budapest

15:10-15:25

Presentation of Bishkek; Mr. Bakytbek Osmonovich DIUSHEMBIEV, Vice Mayor of Bishkek

15:25-15:35

Presentation of Capetown; Ms. Cllr. Suzette Ann LITTLE, Councillor, Mayoral Committee Member

15:35-15:45

Presentation of Dhaka; Mr. Md Asaduzzaman ASADUZZAMAN, Superintending Engineer

15:45-15:55

Presentation of İstanbul, Ms. Tülin ERSÖZ, Advisor of Mayor

15:55-16:15

Coffee Break

16:15-16:25

Presentation of Kazan; Ms. Liliya DİYAROVA, Tourism and Foreign Relations Expert

16:25-16:35

Presentation of Kiev; Mrs. Hanna BONDAR, Acting Deputy Director of City Planning Department

16:35-16:50

Presentation of Konya; Mr. Selim Yücel GÜLEÇ, Head of Foreign Relations Department

16:50-17:00

Presentation of Nicosia; H.E. Mr. Mehmet HARMANCI, Mayor of Nicosia

17:00-17:10

Presentation of Sofia; Mr. Mariana ORESHKOVA, Manager of Tourism Services

17:10-17:20

Presentation of Torino; Dr. Laura MILANI, IAAD Director

15:00-17:00

Bilateral Meetings with the Mayors

Session 3: Closing Ceremony

(Grand Ballroom 1-2, Sheraton Hotel)

17:20-17:35

Adopting Ankara Declaration

17:35-17:45

Speech of H.E. Mr. Melih GÖKÇEK, Mayor of Ankara

17:45-17:50

Speech of Secretary General of GDCO

17:50-18:10

Gift Exchange

19:30-21:00

Gala Dinner (Grand Ballroom 2-3, Sheraton Hotel)

08 October 2015, Thursday

09:00-10:30

Breakfast at the hotel

11:00-11:45

Visit to ANKA PARK

12:00-13:00

Visit to Kuşcağız Community Center

13:00-14:30

Lunch

14:45-15:30

Visit to Ulus Historical Town Center Renovation Area

16:00-16:30

Visit to North Ankara Entrance Urban Regeneration Project

16:30-19:00

Free time

19:30-21:00

Farewell Dinner

09 October 2015, Friday

Departure of the delegations