International Conference 'Energy Management in Cultural Heritage' opened in Dubrovnik
Over 300 domestic and international architects, construction engineers, conservation and restoration experts from 22 countries from around the world participated in the opening of the conference Energy Management in Cultural Heritage, together with the representatives of cities and counties of the Republic of Croatia.
UNDP Croatia newsroom (7-4-2011) : The first working day of the conference kicked off with introductory speeches by Kori Udovički, Assistant Secretary General of the UN and Regional Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for Europe; Engelbert Ruoss, Director of the UNESCO Venice Office; Darko Horvat, Head of the Energy Directorate of the Ministry of Economy, Labor and Entrepreneurship; Niko Šalje, Deputy Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik; Alessandro Liberatori, Director of the Italian Trade Commission in Croatia; Bernd Fischer, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Croatia; and Nina Obuljen, State Secretary of the Ministry of Culture.
The attractive conference program continued with the first of the total of 10 panels, which is how many of them will be held in the course of the two working days of the conference. Held under the headline „Energy Efficiency and Energy Management in Cultural Heritage: Wishful Thinking or Reality?", the first panel included the participation of Vlasta Zanki, president of the Program Committee of the Conference and representative of the UNDP project Supporting Energy Efficiency; Nicholas Heath, senior project manager of the Scottish organization "Changeworks Resources for Life"; Joseph King, representative of the International Center for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments; and Livio de Santoli, professor at the University of Rome La Sapienza. [...]