As part of the Expo conference, Mr Yan Li, Mayor of Suzhou, signed an Historic Towns Alliance of Chinese and selected historic towns from other countries. Promoting International cooperation is a key objective of Heritage Europe (EAHTR) and In Suzhou Secretary General, Brian Smith discussed future collaboration with the Historic Towns Alliance with Mayor Yan Li.
Heritage Heroes. Secretary General Brian Smith was invited to serve on the selection jury to find “Heritage Heroes” for the television series of that name being shown on BBC World.
The 18 final “heroes” chosen to have their stories filmed were selected from a shortlist of 50 which had been distilled down from a much larger list of nominations. The series of 6 programmes shows inspirational stories from around the world of people either individually or combining with others to protect and preserve our heritage for future generations.
HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud is the secretary-general of the Supreme Commission for Tourism & Antiquities (SCTA), Saudi Arabia, and chairman of the Heritage Heroes jury. EAHTR will be promoting the Heritage Heroes and working with the Commission for Tourism and Antiquities as part of our future collaborations at the international level.
More will be reported on our ‘Heritage World’ collaboration as concrete proposals are developed.
Heritage Heroes is a seven part television series - first aired on BBC - that features 18 people from around the world who are ensuring there is room for the past in our rapidly expanding cities
From all walks of life - from Princes to trades unionists - the heroes have a common link in an unshakeable conviction that the present is impoverished unless we find ways to safeguard architectural glories.
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The European Association of Historic Towns and Regions Ltd (EAHTR) is a ‘Public Equivalent Body’, a ‘not for profit’ legal entity . Its company number is 4411400 registered under UK law. The name ‘Heritage Europe’ is used for the purposes of marketing and publicity as provided for under item 1.1 of the EAHTR Constitution agreed by its General Assembly in September 2004.