24th International Geography Festival

24th International Geography Festival

The 24th edition of the International Geography Festival took place in Saint-Dié-Des-Vosges in north-east France, from 3 to 6 October 2013.

The theme for this year’s edition was “China – A Global Power”. More than 50,000 visitors and 600 speakers took part in the four-day event, combining conferences, round tables, book salons, geography “cafés”, workshops and film screenings.

As geography is closely linked to the economy, a number of the events focused on economic themes:

- The Chinese and globalisation

- Globalisation in everyday life

- China, the world’s workshop and bank

- The rising global presence of Chinese companies: threat or opportunity?

- A new growth model for the Chinese economy?

- Overseas outsourcing and deindustrialisation

- China and the United States – the race for black gold

- The lithium road

- Natural resources and population growth

- Running an SME in China

- The role of Chinese ports in global container shipping

- Travels through China: the silk road

To find out more, go to the 24th International Geography Festival website

Published on 5 December 2013.