Symposium overview

The 5th Asia Pacific Geoparks Network(APGN) symposium will be held from September 19th -22nd 2017 in Zhijindong Cave Global Geopark, China.  And will provide participates from Asia-Pacific UNESCO Global Geoparks as well as National Geoparks from China and Asian-Pacific countries with the opportunity to actively share ideas while deepening understanding among APGN. This Symposium is coorganized by Department of Land and Resources of Guizhou Province,the government of Bijie,Chinese Geoparks Network and Zhijindong Cave Global Geopark.

About 750 people are expected to participate in the symposium including geoparks managements, scientists and the government representatives from all over the world . The theme of the 5th APGN will be focused on “UNESCO Global Geoparks Contribute to the Sustainable Development of Local Economy”.

Along  the theme, 5 related topics will be disscussed. “Empowering local social economic sustainable development”,“Communicating geoparks, geosite and geotourism”,“Popularizing scientific knowledge for public education”,“Promoting aspiring of global geopark”,“Networking karst landscape global geoparks”. Participates  from China and Asian-Pacific countries will get together to share knowledges about the natural heritage through creative and active engagement.




Global Geoparks Network(GGN)

Asia Pacific Ggeoparks Network(APGN)

Chinese Geoparks Network(CGN)

Bijie Municiple Government

Department of Land and Resources of Guizhou Province

Zhijin County Government



Zhijindong Cave UNESCO Global Geopark

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: June 30th(Friday)

Early registration deadline: April 30th(Sunday)

General registration deadline: July 31st(Monday)

Exhibition application deadline: June 18th(Sunday)