This year's ERIH Annual Conference takes place from 10 to 12 October 2018 in the ERIH Anchor Point 'Museum of Industrial Heritage' in Bologna, Italy. The topic of the conference is "Mind the gap - The challenges for promoting industrial heritage in the 2020s"

The registration is now open until 15th September

Over the last 25 years European Industrial Heritage has become established as a major sector of tourism. Hundreds of millions of people visit to European industrial sites each year due to the efforts of many individuals and organisations, including ERIH

However this is no time for complacency, the promotion of industrial heritage needs to move with the times and ensure we reach out to as many people as possible. We need to show awareness of changes in European lifestyle and society in general and look forward to attracting as wide a diversity of people with as wide diversity of interests to our sites as possible. What societal changes need to be addressed? What opportunities are we presently missing? What gaps should we address in future marketing and promotion?

We have selected examples of good practice showing innovative and successful approaches in attracting new audiences to industrial heritage and which demonstrate significant awareness of societal change.

Please find here the
conference programme (incl. fees, see page 3)
speakers' programme
online registration

Please note that the provisional bookings in the conference hotels might expire earlier than that date. Please check the conference programme for details.

As always the ERIH General Assembly (GA) will take place during the conference on Wednesday, 10th October at 16 h. Members of the ERIH association will receive a separate invitation to the GA.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Bologna.  

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