• Arms Wide Open – ICNT’s Theme and Objectives


    The conference aims to strengthen the global National Trust network in the protection and preservation of heritage through a deeper engagement of its diverse local communities, and to bring member and like-minded organisations together to share information, best practices and inspiration.

    The theme of the conference is “Arms Wide Open” and the recurring thread throughout the conference will be to discuss and explore how National Trusts and preservation societies around the world can be more diverse and inclusive, to ensure that the preservation and awareness of heritage is fully reflected across their communities.

    International delegation: Our objective is to bring together delegates of National Trusts and conservation organisations from around the world to:
    o Build stronger international ties and influence
    o Share experiences, ideas and problem-solving initiatives
    o Discuss issues of mutual concern, pitfalls and success stories
    o Experience Bermuda and all it has to offer

    Local Bermuda Initiative: Our objective is to showcase Bermuda’s conservation success stories and take strategic action in the lead-up to the conference to foster and coordinate the engagement of our local ‘green partners’ in supporting legislative changes to eliminate single-use plastic in Bermuda.