Thanks to all of you who participated in the WCM/HBTSA African American/African Cultural Heritage Tourism Conference in Tuskegee, Alabama Oct 5-8th, 2019. We are preparing now for another important and meaningful conference in Florida.
Our headquarters hotel will be the Sheraton - Orlando North Hotel, located in Maitland, Florida, adjacent to Eatonville, where most of our conference will take place. At the end of this note please see the hotel information, and we ask you to make your room reservations as soon as possible using that information.
Please note: The special focus of the 2020 ZORA! Festival is Women’s Economic Empowerment and Thursday, Jan. 30th will be dedicated to the Inaugural Africa – America Women’s Economic Forum. A draft agenda with WCM and HBTSA Board Meeting and Conference events detailed will be coming soon. Meanwhile, please, sign up for your room reservations using the information below.
World Conference of Mayors 2020 Annual Conference
Start Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
End Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020
Last Day to Book: January 8, 2020
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ZORA!™ is a multi-day, multi-disciplinary, intergenerational event composed of public talks, museum exhibitions, theatrical productions, arts education programming, and a 3-day Outdoor Festival of the Arts.
The Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance is comprised of a group of leaders representing historic black places established by African Americans during the early beginnings of the United States. We exist to bring awareness about the significance of our towns and to preserve for future generations the contributions of people of African descent.
The World Conference of Mayors will collaborate at this historical conference. The conference will take place concurrently and in cooperation with the Zora Festival held in Eatonville, FL. With events in Orlando, FL and the surrounding community of Eatonville, this conference has proven to be one of the best collaboration of business, political, and cultural in one place. Along with The World Conference of Mayors, Inc. (WCM), other collaborators include The Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance, Inc. (HBTSA); Association To Preserve The Eatonville Community, Inc. (PEC); National Policy Alliance (NPA); National Black Leadership Commission on Aids, Inc. (NBLCA); United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCGLA).
The World Conference of Mayors, Inc. (WCM) convened its 33rd Annual Conference, "Sustaining Economic Growth and Development in 21st Century Cities", October 23- 27, 2017, in Detroit, Michigan, at the MGM Grand Casino/Hotel, and at Detroit City Hall. Hosted by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, in conjunction with The Reverend Jim Holley, Pastor of the Historic Little Rock Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, Chair, of the WCM Detroit 2017 Host Committee, this historic conference was attended by over 200 participants. These participants included mayors, city council persons, county officials, other elected and appointed officials, and business persons, from across the United States, as well as presenters who are leaders in the fields of medicine, law, technology, trade, tourism, and politics. International participants included Her Excellency Arikanana Chihombori Quao MD, Ambassador, Permanent Representative, African Union Mission to the USA; The Honorable Douglas George, Consul General of Canada; The Honorable Mitsuhiro WADA, Consul General of Japan; The Honorable Michael Thompson, President, City Council, Toronto Canada, and The Honorable Calvin Ho, Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Chicago, Illinois.
It is significant that the WCM accepted African Union Ambassador Quao's offer to partner and work together to "build bridges" between Africa and the peoples of the African Diaspora who live, work, and make great, the cities of the world.
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