WFM2012September 25-28, Ramnicu Valcea, VL, Romania

Thanks to the generous support of the Montana Association, the World Famous Mountains Association brought their fourth annual conference to Romania for the first time. The first three conferences, held two in China and one in the USA, attracted over 300 attendees.

The Conference will be held in Ramnicu Valcea in the middle of Romania, in the Carpathian Mountains.

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World Famous Mountains Association

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Organizers and partners

Asociatia Montanaa

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Tuesday 25th
Arrival of participants
all day
Welcoming dinner served with traditional beverages, Maria Hotel - Olanesti
20:00 - 22:00
Day 2
Wednesday 26th
Conference sessions
all day
8:30 - 9:00
1st Plenary Session - Welcoming speeches
Coffee break
2nd Plenary Session Parallel networking meetings. Twinning protocol signing Veterans and New members – presentations
Opening exhibitions
SPECIAL GUEST-15 years old Romanian climber who sets the world record
WFM 2012 Romania
Coffee break
3rd Plenary Session Parallel networking meetings. Twinning protocol signing
Campfire for mountaineers
Day 3
Thursday 27th
Innovation in mountain areas
all day
Visit a UNESCO church - Horezu Monastery or Visit an underground power plant in Ciunget - sightseeing in mountain areas – Traditional Romanian Lunch in mountains
Inauguration of Mountain Alley
Mountaineer Event Party The ceremony of investing The Mountain Innovative Leaders
Day 4
Friday 28th
Visits and sightseeing
all day
Romanian Parliament – Bucharest (the world
Departure of participants

The WFMA is... The World Famous Mountains Association is a not-for-profit association made up of policy setters, government officials and representatives of organizations that manage the world’s most famous mountains. The association was formed in China in 2009 with 12 founding members and has grown to now include 25 mountains represented from Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, the Philippines, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Tanzania and the USA.

Australia, Kanawinka Geopark - Austria, Nature Park Eisenwurzen - Brazil, Alto Camaquã, Araripe Geopark, Camaqua Highlands, Guaramiranga Mountain, Ibiapaba Mountain, Quixada Mountain - China, Mount Emeishan, Mount Huangshan, Mount Lushan, Mount Taishan, Germany, Geopark Bergstrasse Odenwald - Japan, Mount Fuji - Philippines, Chocolate Hills - Romania , Covasna County, Cozia National Park, Gaina Mountain, Montana Association - South África, Table Mountain -South Korea, Seorak Mountain - Tanzânia, Mount Kilimanjaro - United States, Mount Hood, Mount Rainier, Mount Shasta, Shenandoa

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About the 3rd WFMA Conference in 2011The World Famous Mountains Association had its third annual conference in the USA for the first time. The first two conferences, held in China, attracted over 150 attendees.The conference was held at the World Forestry Center in Portland’s Washington Park and in Mt Hood National Forest. It featured keynote addresses, panels, presentations and workshops focused on such topics as natural resource protection, sustainable tourism, environmental education, and the conservation of our world’s cultural legacy. More:

The 1st Symposium about the WFMA in Ceara, Brazil The first symposium about the World Famous Mountains Association in   Ceara was held by the Municipality of Quixada in conjunction with the State Government, through the Secretariat of Cities. The event aimed to bring together students, researchers, government technicians and officials, community leaders and non-governmental organization - NGO, to discuss projects and sustainable development solutions for these splendid natural monuments.

The Secretary of State of the Cities, Camilo Santana, the Mayor,  Romulo Carneiro, the World Famous Mountains Association Deputy  Secretary for South America, Dr. Monica Amorim, the architect and researcher, Dr. Romeo Duarte, and the Federal Education Institute in Ceara - IFCE teacher, Joselito Bright attended the opening ceremony. More details here

How to Attend Location, Prices, etc...
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Ramnicu Valcea
(3 hours drive from Bucharest, in Valcea County, Romania)
Complex "Olanesti Palace" (Ceausescu's Villa).
Valcea County, Baile Olanesti, Aleea Salcamilor, Nr. 2, Romania
Phone: +40250734200




€240 -The costs with internal transportation from and to the airport, accommodation at a 4-star hotel and meal expenses for 2 persons are provided by the organizers. The cost for the 3rd person will be charge [240 € accommodation and meal].

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