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The Organising Committee would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to all those who contributed to the recent 11th International ProGEO Symposium.

Attendees at Bradgate Park during the intra-symposium field trip

This meeting would have been nothing without all those who attended, presented, asked questions, and started discussions. We hope the event was a much needed opportunity to bring our small but international community together, where new friendships and collaborations can be made at the same time as exchanging the newest ideas in the conservation of geological heritage. Our thanks also extend to our Scientific Committee, for all their efforts in reviewing abstracts, and also the excellent session Chairs, who so adeptly guided us through each of the talk and poster sessions.

Benjamin van Wyk de Vries presented his talk: 'IUGS Geological Heritage Sites: a great opportunity for the international recognition of reference sites for the geological sciences'

Special thanks also goes to out colleagues at the Black Country UNESCO Global Geopark, who host the pre-symposium field trip, touring famous sites such as the Wren's Nest National Natural Reserve, and a boat trip at the Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust.

Pre-symposium Field Trip attendees visit the famous ripple bed at the Wren's Nest

A final thank you to all the members of the local community and businesses within Geopark who helped us to make this event a success, and shine the international spotlight on Charnwood Forest. We are forever grateful.

Post-symposium field trip attendees enjoy a glass of sparkling wine while on a tour at the Rothley Wine Estate

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