News from the Geopark

Praise for 'best yet' UNESCO Geoparks' international conference in Torquay

7 Nov 2016

THE organisers of the recent international conference on Geoparks in Torbay have been praised by the network's international board.

Some 800 delegates from all over the world came to Torquay last week for the seventh International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks. The event was held at the Riviera International Conference Centre.

SEE the highlights of the conference here: http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/praise-for-best-yet-unesco-geoparks-international-conference-in-torquay/story-29781264-detail/sto

Nikolas Zouras, president of the Global Geopark Networks board, has written expressing their 'warmest thanks and congratulations' for the 'efficient organisation and success' of the four day event hosted by the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.

He wrote: "We are all impressed by the excellent organisation of the Conference, the outstanding opening event, the high quality events of the Gala dinner and, opening and closing ceremonies, the Geopark fair, the infrastructure and activities of the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.

"I personally enjoyed very much the enthusiasm and dedicated work of your Geopark team and volunteers, the involvement of local people in your activities, your friendship and warm hospitality!

"We share with you and we feel very proud for the success of the 7th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks that proved the growing international interest on UNESCO Global Geoparks. All colleagues agreed that both the Conference and the associated meetings have very positive contribution to the cohesion and further development of GGN. Thus, the 7th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks is already recognized as the most successful ever."

He added: "We all know that working together, asking always for high quality standards in Geopark operation and activities, promoting UNESCO Global Geoparks and contributing actively to common Global Geopark Network activities we are going to share better and better resultsin Earth heritage protection, Geoparks recognition and geotourism development in theworld!

"We hope that the success of the 7th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparkswill help significantly your work at the local level in order to continue your efforts for further visibility and development of your Geopark."