Upcoming conference

The World Canals Conference returns to China – Yangzhou and Wuxi – in 2019! 



The WCC will be hosted on September 16-18, 2019 by the World Historic and Cultural Canal Cities Cooperation Organization in collaboration with the China Asian Economic Development Association and the Municipal People’s Governments of Yangzhou and Wuxi.

China Grand Canal World Canals Conference 2019

The unofficial map, above, illustrated a tour organised around the 2012 World Canals Conference. It shows the locations of Yangzhou and Wuxi, two of the 35 cities* that lie along the 1800km-long Grand Canal between Hangzhou and Beijing, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site (since 2014).

Yangzhou is strategically located near the junction with the Yangtze River.

* cities of Prefectural level or larger