The Asia Smart City Conference (ASCC) is an international conference that brings together representatives from cities in Asia, international organizations, academic institutions, and private companies aiming to establish a knowledge hub for Smart Cities. At this conference, cities will share their visions for growth as well as their current challenges and needs; Private companies and academic institutions will propose innovative solutions; international organizations will offer programs to support efforts by cities and private companies, and various best practices from around the world will be shared.
This year' s 8th ASCC was part of a collaborative "Asia Smart City Week" (ASCW) that included the ASEAN Smart City Network High Level Meeting (ASCN) hosted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and the Launch Meeting of the Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance (GSCA) hosted by the Cabinet Office Government of Japan and the World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan. Through this collaboration, ASCC sent a strong message from Yokohama to provide information about our initiative for Smart Cities both domestically and internationally. There were approximately 850 participants at the three ASCW meetings (ASCC, ASCN, and GSCA).
Commemorative Photo from the Asia Smart City Week Opening Session
Commemorative Photo from the 8th Asia Smart City Conference Closing Session
Summary of the "8th Asia Smart City Conference" held in October 2019
●Overview of ASCC
Tuesday, October 8th through Friday, October 11th, 2019 Business matching sessions(*) were held three days through the 8th to 10th. *Business Exhibitions & Presentations on 6 Urban issues. ASCC 6 Thematic Sessions and Closing Panel Discussion were held on the 10th. ASCC/ASCN joint infrastructure site tours were held on the 11th.
World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Cabinet Office, Government of Japan/Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan/ Ministry of Finance, JAPAN/ Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism/ Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan/ Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)/ Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Yokohama/ Yokohama City University/ CITYNET
InterContinental Yokohama Grand
Creating business opportunities through the market place - the Role of a knowledge hub in promoting business matching -
Overseas Governments and Cities participants were from 56 Cities, 20 Countries almost in the Asia-Pacific region including Cebu (Philippines), Da Nang (Vietnam), Bangkok (Thailand), and more. Many other participants were from Japanese governmental organizations, International organizations, Academic institutions, Private sectors and Embassies.