"To facilitate and coordinate the implementation of applied geoscience programmes in East and Southeast Asia in order to contribute to economic development and an improved quality of life within the region."
Regional Geoheritage Conference 2018: Geoheritage for People
April 2 - 4, 2018, Khon Kaen, Thailand

Over the past decade, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia have rapidly and significantly growth of both traditional and emerging geotourism. Both international and local tourists are attracted to a number of sites where unique geological heritages are exhibited. Many of these are well-known and popular among tourist worldwide and some of the sites are world class tourist places.

The conservation of these numerous valuable geoheritages is urgent and key aspect for all government agencies and partnerships, which is responsible for advising all aspects of geosciences as well as providing professional geosciences advice to the public, to conservable develop them as sustainable and highest exploitation especially in academic, tourism and socio-economic purposes. Finally, it leads to achieve the Global Geoparks Network (GGN) membership from UNESCO.

In this regard, Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), Thailand, Coordinating Committee for Geoscience Programmes in East and South East Asia (CCOP), and The National Geopark of Thailand, in collaboration with the Geological Heritage Group of Malaysia (KWGM), Department of Mineral and Geoscience Malaysia (JMG), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universitas Pembangunan Nasional “Veteran”, Indonesia (UPN “Veteran”) and Geological Society of Thailand (GST) organized the “Regional Geoheritage Conference 2018” in Khon Kaen Province, Thailand with the theme “Geoheritages for People”.

Date: April 2nd - 4th, 2018
Place: Pullman Khon Kaen Raja Orchid Hotel, khon Kaen, Thailand.
 
This conference officially represent the first forum of tripartite conference for Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand countries. The main objective of the conference is to diversified the role of geologists and it deemed necessary to improve the most active role of geologists in utilization of geoheritage in the form of geotourism and public education within geopark as a driver for economic and society well-being.
 
This conference is expected to contribute to practical approaches among various group namely a reference for stakeholders, especially the government in developing policy in protecting and conserving geoheritage, preparing trails and product for geotourism. Platform for discussion among government agencies and academia in preparing the proposal for new geopark are also included.
 
For more information, you may download the event's flyer






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