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World Winter Cities Association for Mayors - World Winter Cities Conference for Mayors

The World Winter Cities Conference for Mayors is held every two years to discuss livability in winter cities. Issues related to city planning comprise the main topics of the conference, which also involves exchanges of information and technology among participating mayors.
In principle, participation in the conference is restricted to mayors of member cities; however, non-member cities may also participate as observers.
The host city of a conference is selected from among candidate cities by vote at the General Assembly. The seventeenth conference is scheduled for Sapporo, Japan in 2016.

 Past Conferences

11th Mayors Conference

11th Mayors Conference
Anchorage (2004)

 

Result of the 16th Mayors Conference in Hwacheon, Republic of Korea

  1. Period: January 16, Thu. to 18, Sat., 2014
  2. Venue: Seohwagsan Conference Hall (Hwacheon, Republic of Korea)
  3. Main theme: Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources in a Winter City, and Sustanable Application Methods.
  4. Sub-themes: 1.Development of Tourism and the Promotion of Tourism Industry using Natural Resources; 2.Enhancing Winter Cities through Environmental Protection
  5. Result of the Conference:

16th Mayors Conference in Hwacheon, Republic of Korea

 

Winter Expo & Winter Cities Forum

(1) Winter Expo

The host city can organize the Winter Expo in conjunction with the Mayors Conference. Cooperation of the host city and its businesses and organizations will bring forth an exhibition of various winter- and snow-related machines and products at the Expo, introducing a wide range of technology. The Winter Expo will play an important role as a stage of economic exchange for winter cities.

 

Winter Expo

Winter Expo (Aomori, 2002)

Winter Expo

Winter Expo (Anchorage, 2004)

 

Result of the Winter Expo

  1. Period: 14 and 15 January 2012
  2. Venue: Business Development Center, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  3. Exhibits: Winter- and snow-related machinery and products, and various technologies
  4. Result of the Winter Expo:

 Winter Expo in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

 

(2) Winter Cities Forum

The Mayors Conference host city has the opportunity to concurrently hold the Winter Cities Forum. Experts and academic researchers in various fields as well as citizens make presentations regarding winter lifestyle and city planning, and exchange their views with other participants.