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World Trails Conference: 2- 5 September 2020, Nepal

Save the date: 2 – 5 September 2020 and join us for the 8th World Trails Conference in the mountain and trekking wonderland of Nepal. 

Places are limited, please pre-register today to secure a speaking slot and benefit from the early-bird registration discount.

Pre-register here to secure your place.


Important Dates to Note:

  • 20 Aug – 31 Aug 2020 Trekking Trail Journeys – Annapurna, Everest & Langtang
  • 30 – 31 Aug 2020  Trail Experts Workshop – Nepali Trail Managers
  • 1 Sep  2020 Assessment of Accessible Trail – Workshop
  • 2 – 5 Sep  2020 8th World Trails Conference
  • 5 Sep 2020 World Trails Film Festival
  • 6 Sep  2020 Excursions to Local Trails 


Draft Programme Schedule



2 Sept 2020


3 Sept 2020


4 Sept 2020


5 Sept 2020

7:00 – 8:00 REGISTRATION

Trail Rise 

Breakfast Sessions

Trail Rise 

Breakfast Sessions

Trail Rise 

Breakfast Sessions

8:15 – 9:30 Opening Ceremony, Keynotes and Guest Panels Sessions  Sessions

Trails of the World

Open to public 

9:45 – 11:45 Sessions  Sessions
13:45 – 15:00 Sessions Sessions  Sessions Peace Pagoda Trail
15:15 – 16:30 Sessions Sessions Sessions
17:00 – 19:00 Poster Exhibits & Promotion Free Time Free Time

Film Festival

Open to public 

19:00 – 23:00 Along the Lake Night Trail Party  Hosted Diner Banquet Own Food at Local Restaurants


What is the World Trails Conference?

The World Trails Confederation is the world’s largest and most powerful network of trails, trail mangers, trail tourism professionals, outdoor guides and trail enthusiasts. We are the global not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to supporting this unique market, which generates an estimated USD 120 billion in economic activity annually in tourism activity alone. 

Trail organizations, government agencies, non-profit associations, tourism destinations and everyone involved in some way with the global trails industry, gathers to discuss the development and preservation of trails at this international conference. Through this conference, trail organizations, tourism associations and affiliated outdoor companies, walking associations and trail running events are able to share information and experiences concerning trails, to ensure they continue to be well managed, promoted and sustained. Join us at this unique event championing an industry we all love. 

History of the World Trails Conference

Through the support of Jeju Provincial Government and Korea Tourism Organization, Korea’s Jeju Olle Foundation was able to host the first WTC in October 2010, and 5 further conferences were held in Jeju Island, Korea. In January 2015, there were approximately 200 participants representing 45 organizations from 18 countries at the 5th WTC. In October 2016, Tottori in Japan hosted a successful 6th World Trails Conference. 

In 2012, the World Trails Network (WTN) Committee was officially formed at the 3rd WTC.  As the world’s first international trails organization the World Trails Network is today registered in Switzerland as a non-profit association working across the globe for the betterment of trails and the advancement of the international trails industry.


Past World Trails Conferences

Click on the conference link to see the past conference webpage.

2018 World Trails Conference – Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN


2016 World Trail Conference – Tottori, JAPAN

2015 World Trail Conference – Jeju Island, KOREA

2012 World Trail Conference – Jeju Island, KOREA

2011 World Trail Conference – Jeju Island, KOREA

2010 World Trail Conference – Jeju Island, KOREA

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