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2018 is the year that the WACA will be officially launched. The 2018 General Assembly, planned to take place in September, will hold an official launching ceremony for WACA.
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PROGRAM OF THE INAUGURAL CONGRESS OF THE WORLD ADMINISTRATIVE CITIES ASSOCIATION (WACA)

(04-06 September 2018)
Ankara, TURKEY
세계 도시 관리 협의회 (DRAFT PROGRAM) : 날짜, 시간, 내용으로 구성
04 September 2018, Tuesday
The arrival of the delegates and hotel accommodation
19:00 - 20:00 Welcome Reception (Penthouse, Meyra Palace Hotel)
05 September 2018, Wednesday
07:00 - 08:30 Breakfast at the hotel
09:00 - 10:00 Registration of the participants
OPENING CEREMONY
(Ankara Ballroom-1, Meyra Palace Hotel)
10:00 - 10:40 Opening Speeches
• H.E. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa TUNA, Mayor of Ankara
• H.E. Dr. Choon-hee LEE , Mayor of Sejong
• H.E. Mrs. Fatma ŞAHİN, President of Union of Municipalities of Turkey
• H.E. Mr. Murat KURUM, T.R. Minister of Environment and Urbanization
Commemorative Photograph
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee Break
INAUGURAL CONGRESS OF THE WACA
(Ankara Ballroom-1, Meyra Palace Hotel)
MODERATOR :

H.E. Dr. Choon-hee LEE, Mayor of Sejong

11:00 - 11:45 Opening Remarks by the Moderator
Introduction of participating cities and institutions
Report on the Interim Secretariat Activities
Introduction of the Agenda
Draft Statute, Discussion and Adoption of the Statute
Approval of new member cities
Selection of the Executive Committee of WACA
Discussion of WACA management and future directions
The announcement of the next president city for the period of 2018-2020
Closing
MAYORS’ ROUNDTABLE
(Ankara Ballroom-1, Meyra Palace Hotel)
MODERATOR :

Prof. Dr. Mehmet BARCA, President of Social Sciences University of Ankara

11:45 - 13:00 • H.E. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa TUNA, Mayor of Ankara
• H.E. Dr. Choon-hee LEE, Mayor of Sejong
• H.E. Mr. Anser Aziz SHEIK, Mayor of Islamabad
• H.E. Mr. Zhanat NURPIISSOV, Chairman of City Council of Astana
• H.E. Mr. Mehmet HARMANCI, Mayor of Nicosia Turkish Municipality
• H.E. Mr. Abdırahman Omar OSMAN, Mayor and Governor of Mogadishu
• H.E. Mr. Abdullah SKAKA, Mayor of Sarajevo
• Dr. Balázs SZENECZEY, Deputy Mayor of Budapest
• Mr. Dejan CRNEK, Deputy Mayor of Ljubljana
• Dr. Kaveh HAJIALIAKBARI, Deputy Mayor of Tehran
Discussion Session
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch (Meyra Palace Hotel)
FORUM
(Ankara Ballroom-1, Meyra Palace Hotel)
MODERATOR II :

Mr. Mehmet DUMAN, Secretary General of UCLG-MEWA

14:30 - 15:15 • Prof. Dr. Karl FISCHER, University of New South Wales
• Mr. Jamal Matar AL-NAIMI, Director of Doha Municipality
• Mr. Thiago TEIXEIRA ANDRADE, State Secretary of Urban Management and Housing of Brasilia
• Mr. Joao Cristovao MUNGUAMBE, Councilor of Economic Activities of Maputo Municipality
• Mr. Sung Pyo KIM, Research Fellow of Daejeon Sejong Research Institute
Discussion Session
14:30 - 15:15 Bilateral Meetings
15:15 - 15:30 Coffee Break
CLOSING CEREMONY
(Ankara Ballroom-1, Meyra Palace Hotel)
15:30 - 16:30 Report on General Assembly
Remarks by the President City, Plaquette of Honor for the first city to host the WACA Forum
Presentation of the conference plaquettes to all participants
Group Photo
Closing
16:30 - 17:30 Bilateral Meetings (contd.)
20:00 - 21:30 Gala Dinner (Ankara Ballroom-1, Meyra Palace Hotel)
06 September 2018, Thursday
08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
CITY TOUR
09:30 Departure from the hotel
09:45 - 10:30 Visit to ANKA PARK
10:45 - 11:30 Visit to Ulus Historical Town Center Renovation Area
11:45 - 12:30 Visit to Dikmen Valley Urban Regeneration Project and Cankaya Women’s Club
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch (Mogan Park Restaurant; Gölbaşı-Ankara)
Afternoon Check out and Departure of the delegations