"Cultural Heritage Tourism as a Tool for Sustainable Development", Berat (Albania), June 2008, Conference of cultural heritage NGOs working in the South-East European region was held. The members agreed to formalize the Network through the legal registration of it’s headquarters in Kotor (Montenegro) to carry out the mission to preserve and promote South East European heritage. The Conference’s theme was expounded upon through country presentations of the current situation facing each nation in regards to cultural heritage tourism coupled with two professional lectures delivered by Professor Richard Hodges, the Scientific Director of Butrint Foundation and Professor Frank Matero of the University of Pennsylvania.