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October 8-11, 2019 Asia Smart City Week - The 8th Asia Smart City Conference InterContinental Yokohama Grand
Yokohama Partnership of Resources and Technologies pict

ABOUT THE ASIA SMART CITY CONFERENCE (ASCC)

We regard “Smart City Development” as sustainable city development. It should raise the quality of life of citizens by promoting well-balanced sustainable development and making use of diverse and innovative technologies created by public and private sector partnerships.
Many discussions about Smart Cities have taken place on the international scene. Now is the time to move forward and take concrete actions based on those discussions.

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 at establishing a knowledge hub for Smart Cities with the support of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank Institute. At this conference, city leaders will share their vision 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. In addition, Yokohama city will introduce environmental technologies developed by private companies in Yokohama to cities in emerging economies.

UNDER THE CONCEPT OF ASIA SMART CITY WEEK (ASCW)

This year we are planning a collaborative “Asia Smart City Week” (ASCW) that will include the ASEAN Smart City Network (ASCN) High Level Meeting and the launch meeting of the Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance (GSCA).

ABOUT THE Y‐PORT PROJECT

In emerging countries in Asia and other regions, urban development issues have occurred such as population increase and disorderly expansion of urban areas brought about by rapid urbanization, as well as deterioration of the living and natural environment associated with the underdevelopment of infrastructure and housing. The Y‐PORT Project aims to deal with these issues and strengthen partnerships for the promotion of international technical cooperation by taking advantage of know-how on urban development that Yokohama has so far cultivated and environmental technologies developed by private companies in Yokohama. In doing so, the project has been aiming to raise the brand value of Yokohama, a cosmopolitan city, and to promote overseas expansion of private companies in the city since January 2011.

As a part of Y‐PORT project, the ASCC is held to discuss sustainable urban development, which aims at both economic growth and sustainable urban environment, bringing together stakeholders from cities in Asia, international organizations, academic institutions, and private companies.

https://www.city.yokohama.lg.jp/lang/overseas/yport/

ABOUT THE 8TH ASCC

Date
8 (Tue) – 11 (Fri) October 2019 ※ The program on the 10th is open for all participants
Venue
InterContinental Yokohama Grand
Organizer
City of Yokohama
Co-organizers
World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Supporters
Cabinet Office, Government of Japan (TBD) / 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
Language
Japanese/English (with simultaneous interpretation) *Business Matching Stage is in English only

PROGRAM ASCC Program

8th Oct. Tue.

9:30‐9:45
Asia Smart City Week Opening

Speakers
Mr. Hiroto Izumi, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan
Ms. Fumiko Hayashi, Mayor, City of Yokohama
Dr. Aladdin Rillo, Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Economic Community
Mr. Michael Barrow, Director General, Private Sector Operations Department, Asian Development Bank
Mr. Masato Miyazaki, Special Representative in Japan, World Bank
10:30‐17:00
Business Matching Stage – Exhibition and Events ⟨Bay View⟩

9th Oct. Wed.

10:00‐17:00
Business Matching Stage - Exhibition and Events ⟨Bay View⟩

11th Oct. Fri.

A.M.(TBD)
Infrastructure Site Visit Tour (Foreign Delegation Members Only)
Tour A
Food recycling / biogas generation plant (Yokohama-city : J Bio Food Recycle Co.,Ltd.)
Tour B
Sustainable Residential Development (Yokohama-city : Kohoku New Town)
Tour C
Open Innovated R&D Hub (Tonomachi King Skyfront, Kawasaki city)

PROGRAM of ASCC on 10 October

9:30‐9:45

Introduction to ASCC ⟨Monaco & Nice⟩

Sharing the aims of the conference before starting the thematic sessions.
10:00‐12:00

Session1 : Meet up with Smart Urban Solutions ⟨Monaco & Nice⟩

A world café style discussion (Interactive group discussion) on information exchange between Asian cities and the private sector regarding six specific urban issues: waste, water and wastewater treatment, Smart energy, transportation, Disaster Management/Disaster Risk Reduction and smart city development to match city needs with the best solutions.

1. Waste

Facilitator : Ms. Mary Jane Ortega, Special Advisor for Y-PORT Center

2. Water and wastewater treatment

Facilitator : Mr. Sanjay Joshi, Principal Urban Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank

3. Smart Energy

Facilitator : Mr. Togo Uchida, Director, ICLEI Japan

4. Transportation

Facilitator : Mr. Yoshimitsu Kaji, Councillor for Kamakura city, Advisor for Plantec Consulting

5. Smart City Development

Facilitator : Dr. Alfonzo Vegara, Special Advisor for Y-PORT Center

6. Disaster management/Disaster risk reduction

Facilitator : Mr. Kendra Hirata, Director at CityNet Yokohama
10:00‐12:00

Session 2 : Disruptive Technology and City Development ⟨Atlantic⟩

Host:World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)

Leading cities have introduced disruptive technologies to address conventional as well as new urban challenges. This session will discuss possibilities and challenges of implementing disruptive technologies in city development. Special attention will be paid to their public-private partnership initiatives to deploy these disruptive technologies.

Introduction

Mr. Victor Mulas, Senior Program Officer, Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC),
World Bank

Presentations by 4 CPP Cities

Mr. Kazufumi Fujimoto, Director, Planning, Planning & Coordination Department,
General Affairs & Planning Bureau, Fukuoka City Government
Dr. Shigenori Tanabe, Ph.D., Director, New Business Promotion Division,
Kobe City Government
Ms. Emiko Murakami, Director of Business Promotion,
Kitakyushu Asian Center for Low CarbonSociety, City of Kitakyushu
Mr. Kosuke Adachi, Director for Policy Division, Policy Bureau, City of Yokohama
Mr. Yoto Eguchi, Director for 3R Promotion Division, Resources and Waste Recycling Bureau, City of Yokohama
10:00‐12:00

Session 3 : SDGs Business Seminar -Incorporating SDGs / Environmental Management into the Mainstream of Corporate Activities- ⟨Cannes⟩

Introducing the efforts of private companies and organizations that have advanced initiatives in the SDGs and environmental management, and thinking about the importance of incorporating such efforts into the mainstream of corporate management.

Speakers

Mr. Yosuke Ikehara, Climate and Energy Project Leader Conservation Division, WWF Japan
Ms. Kazumi Noyama, Store Manager, IKEA Kohoku, IKEA Japan
Mr. Hideo Uehara, SME Support Department General Manager/Support Division Division Director, The Johnan Shinkin Bank
Mr. Shuhei Okuno, Deputy Director-General, Climate Change Policy Headquarters, City of Yokohama
13:15‐15:15

Session 4 : Role of Knowledge Hub for Smart Urban Solution ⟨Cannes⟩

By sharing examples of promotion of Smart Cities in Asia, this session will feature a panel discussion on the role of Knowledge Hubs for Smart Urban Solutions.

Speakers

Ms. Lena Ng, PCL Chief Investment Officer, AMATA Corporation
Mr. Yuta Hirayama, Project Specialist, IoT, Robotics and Smart City, World Economic Forum Center for the Forth Industrial Revolution Japan
Mr. Pracha Asawateera, Vice President, Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) Southern, Thailand
Mr. Victor Mulas, Senior Program Officer, Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), World Bank
Ms. Daniela Schmidt, Urban Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank
Mr. Toru Hashimoto, Executive Director for Development Cooperation Department, International Affairs Bureau, City of Yokohama

Facilitator

Dr. Alfonzo Vegara, Special Advisor for Y-PORT Center
13:15‐15:15

Session 5 : Smart Technology for Efficient and Effective Infrastructure Planning and Service Delivery ⟨Atlantic⟩

Host : Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Urbanization has provided most cities opportunities for growth and innovation. However, many cities face challenges constraining their capacities to deliver services and limiting realization of a more sustainable and liveable future. This session is to discuss relevant, practical, and innovative technological solutions for cities to facilitate efficient and effective infrastructure planning and service delivery, and therefore improve the quality of life and liveability for their residents.

Speakers

Ms. Reijeli Taylor, Manager, Strategic Planning, Change Management & Special Projects, iTakuei Land Trust Board(TLTB)
Dr. Wanglin Yan, Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
Mr. Sanjay Joshi, Principal Urban Development Specialist, ADB
Mr. Yuji Tsutsui, Director, City Planning Survey and Information Office, City Planning Division, City Bureau, MLIT
Mr. Yoshimitsu Kaji, Councillor for Kamakura city, Advisor for Plantec Consulting

Moderator

Ms. Jie Bai, Urban Development Specialist, ADB
13:15‐15:15

Session 6 : Yokohama Youth Event 2019 “The role and potential of the startup ecosystem” ⟨Aegean⟩

Host : Yokohama City University

This session, for the purpose of developing the next generation of young leaders in Yokohama, focuses on "the potential of the startup ecosystem in emerging countries" and consists of presentation from students of Yokohama City University, followed by an open discussion and a keynote speech from guest experts.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Pitchaya Sirivunnabood, a capacity building and training economist, Asian Development Bank Institute

Commentators

Dr. Shreyas P. Bharule, research associate at the Asian Development Bank Institute
Dr. Pitchaya Sirivunnabood, a capacity building and training economist, Asian Development Bank Institute
Ms. Haruka Furukawa, CEO of Slush Tokyo
Mr. Nobuaki Saito, Deputy Director of New Industry Creation Division, Economic Affairs Bureau, City of Yokohama

Facilitator

Mr. Kendra Hirata, Director at CityNet Yokohama
15:30‐17:00

Closing Panel ⟨Monaco & Nice⟩

Participants will discuss the marketplace and its future progress for sustainable urban development/Smart city development.

Speakers

Part1 (Report from each session)

Part2 (Panel Discussion)

Mr. Koichi Akaishi, Vice-Minister for Innovation Policy, Cabinet Secretariat
Ms. Mary Jane Ortega, Special Advisor for Y-PORT Center
Mr. Pracha Asawateera, Vice President, Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) Southern
Dr. Alfonzo Vegara, Special Advisor for Y-PORT Center
Mr. Masato Nobutoki, Executive Advisor, General Incorporated Association Smart City Institute Japan
Mr. Victor Mulas, Senior Program Officer, Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), World Bank
Mr. Chul Ju Kim, Deputy Dean (Capacity Building and Training and Special Activities) Asian Development Bank Institute

Moderator(Part1 & 2)

Dr. Bindu N. Lohani, Special Advisor for Y-PORT Center
10:00‐17:00

Asia Smart City Conference(ASCC)Business Matching Stage ⟨Bay View⟩

A communication space will be set up to provide meeting opportunities for cities in emerging countries, international organizations and Japanese companies towards the realization of sustainable urban development. Technologies and know-how developed by Japanese companies will be exhibited and shared as good solutions to problems faced by cities.

THE ASIA SMART CITY WEEK (ASCW)

Asia Smart City Week (ASCW) will take place on October 8-11 2019 and consists of three main events: the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) High Level Meeting, the 8th Asia Smart City Conference(ASCC) and the Launch Meeting of the Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance(GSCA). ASCW aims to provide an open forum for cities in Asia, representatives of national governments, international organizations, and private sector and other relevant stakeholders to further promote smart city initiatives.

ASCW General Program ASCW Brochure

8th Oct. 9th Oct. 10th Oct. 11th Oct.
ASCW ‐ Opening Celemony
‐ Reception
Reception
ASCC Business Matching Stage Business Matching Stage ‐ Business Matching Stage
‐ Sessions
‐ Closing Session
Site Visit
ASCN ‐ Opening Session
‐ Sectoral Workshops
‐ Symposium
‐ Business Matching Session
‐ Closing Session
GSCA Launch Meeting
8th Oct.
ASCW
‐ Opening Celemony
‐ Reception
ASCC
Business Matching Stage
ASCN
‐ Opening Session
‐ Sectoral Workshops
GSCA
9th Oct.
ASCW
ASCC
Business Matching Stage
ASCN
‐ Symposium
‐ Business Matching Session
‐ Closing Session
GSCA
Launch Meeting
10th Oct.
ASCW
Reception
ASCC
‐ Business Matching Stage
‐ Sessions
‐ Closing Session
ASCN
GSCA
11th Oct.
ASCW
ASCC
Site Visit
ASCN
Site Visit
GSCA

The ASEAN Smart Cities Network High Level Meeting (ASCN) (October 8-9, 11)

The ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) is a collaborative platform where cities from ten ASEAN Member States (AMS) work towards the common goal of smart and sustainable urban development. This meeting hosted by MLIT aims to realize smart cities in 26 ASCN pilot cities based on ASEAN-Japan cooperation by sharing the needs of ASCN pilot cities and Japan’s know-how and technology, and providing the opportunity of matching between private and public sectors of ASEAN and Japan.

The Launch Meeting of the Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance (GSCA) (October 9)

The Global Smart City Alliance (GSCA) will proudly form on October 9th. This efforts adopted by the G20 Ministerial Statement on Trade and Digital Economy in Tsukuba. This alliance unites municipal, regional and national governments, private sector partners and city residents around a shared set of core guiding principles for the implementation of smart city technologies.

ACCESS

InterContinental Yokohama Grand
1-1-1 Minato-Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220‐8522 Japan

https://www.interconti.co.jp/yokohama/en/access/