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TOURISM PROMOTION ORGANIZATION FOR ASIA PACIFC CITIES.

ABOUT TPO

History

The Asian-Pacific City Summit held in Busan in August, 2000 decided to create a new organization which functions as an inter-city network to develop the tourist industry and to facilitate the economy as a whole in the Asian Pacific cities.

  • 2002
    2002. 08
    The Tourism Promotion Organization for Asian-Pacific Cities (TPO) officially came into existence by adopting "Fukuoka Declaration" at the 5th Asian-Pacific City Summit in August, 2002.
    2002. 11
    TPO established the Secretariat in Busan, Korea.
  • 2003
    2003. 03
    Mr. Joo Hwan-myeong took office as the first Secretary-General of TPO.
    2003. 09
    The first TPO General Assembly was held in Busan.
    Busan city, Korea and Fukuoke city, Japan took office as the first President and vice president respectively.
  • 2004
    2004. 05
    The first TPO Forum and joint Symposium of TPO-UNESCAP was held in Busan.
  • 2005
    2005. 09
    The 2nd General Assembly was held in Fukuoka.
    Inauguration of the 2nd President city and Vice president city. (President city: Busan / Vice president city: Fukuoke)
  • 2006
    2006. 10
    The 2nd TPO Forum was held in Hangzhou, China.
  • 2007
    2007. 08
    The 3rd General Assembly was held in Guangzhou, China.
    Inauguration of the 3rd President city and Vice president city. (President city: Busan / Vice president city: Fukuoke)
  • 2008
    2008. 10
    The 3rd TPO Forum was held in Busan.
  • 2009
    2009. 09
    The 4th General Assembly was held in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
    Guangzhou, China took office as the 4th president city.
  • 2010
    2010. 08
    The 4th TPO Forum was held in Vladivostock, Russia.
  • 2011
    2011. 09
    The 5th General Assembly was held in Dalian, China.
    Guangzhou, China took office as the 5th president city.
    Busan city, Daejeon city, and Sanya city took office as the copresidents.
    ※ Introduction of the Co-President System
  • 2012
    2012. 09
    The 5th TPO Forum was held in Fenang, Malaysia.
  • 2013
    2013. 09
    The 6th General Assembly was held in Daejeon, Korea.
    Guangzhou and Busan took office as the 6th president city and a copresident city respectively.
  • 2014
    2014. 06
    The 6th TPO Forum was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 2015
    2015. 05
    The 7th General Assembly was held in Sanya, China.
    Guangzhou took office as the 7th president city.(Busan, Tongyeong, and Chengdu took office as copresident cities.)
  • 2016
    2016. 06
    The 7th TPO Forum was held in Jeonju, Korea.
    2016. 09
    Mr. Shin Yeon-sung took office as the Secretary-General of TPO.
  • 2017
    2017. 03
    The Secretariat relocated its office to Suyeong district, Busan.
    2017. 10
    The 8th General Assembly was held in Tongyeong, Korea.
  • 2018
    2018. 06
    The 8th TPO Forum was held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Busan took office as the 8th president city.(Tongyeong took office as copresident cities.)