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October 8-11, 2019 Asia Smart City Week - The 8th Asia Smart City Conference InterContinental Yokohama Grand
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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 the 8th ASCC this year, city leaders shared their vision for growth as well as their current challenges and needs; private companies and academic institutions proposed innovative solutions; international organizations offered programs to support efforts by cities and private companies; and various best practices from around the world were shared. In addition, Yokohama city introduced 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 organized a collaborative “Asia Smart City Week” (ASCW) that included the ASEAN Smart City Network (ASCN) High Level Meeting and the launch meeting of the Global Smart Cities Alliance on Technology Governance (GSCA).

The 8th Asia Smart City Conference Preliminary Report

The 8th Asia Smart City Conference Program

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
October 8 (Tue) - 11 (Fri), 2019 ※ The program on the 10th was 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 / 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 was in English only

PROGRAM

October 8 (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, The World Bank
10:30‐17:00
Business Matching Stage – Exhibition and Events ⟨Bay View⟩

October 9 (Wed)

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

October 11 (Fri)

A.M.
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 (Kawasaki City: Tonomachi King Skyfront)

PROGRAM of ASCC on October 10

9:30‐9:45

Introduction to ASCC ⟨Monaco & Nice⟩

Shared 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 and Advisor for Plantec Consulting

5. Smart City Development

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

6. Disaster Management/Disaster Risk Reduction

Facilitator : Mr. Kendra Hirata, Director, CITYNET Yokohama Project Office
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 discussed possibilities and challenges of implementing disruptive technologies in city development. Special attention was paid to their public-private partnership initiatives to deploy these disruptive technologies.

Speakers

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 Carbon Society, 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

Moderator

Mr. Victor Mulas, Senior Program Officer, World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)
10:00‐12:00

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

This session introduced the good practices of private companies and organizations that have advanced initiatives in the SDGs and environmental management, and considered the importance of incorporating such perspective 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 featured a panel discussion on the role of Knowledge Hubs for Smart Urban Solutions.

Speakers

Ms. Lena Ng, Chief Investment Officer, AMATA CORPORATION PCL.
Mr. Victor Mulas, Senior Program Officer, World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)
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
Ms. Daniela Schmidt, Urban Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank
Mr. Toru Hashimoto, Executive Director for Development Cooperation Department, International Affairs Bureau, City of Yokohama

Moderator

Dr. Alfonso 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 discussed relevant, practical, and innovative technological solutions for cities to facilitate efficient and effective infrastructure planning and service delivery, and thereby 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), Fiji
Dr. Wanglin Yan, Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
Mr. Sanjay Joshi, Principal Urban Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank
Mr. Yuji Tsutsui, Director, City Planning Survey and Information Office, City Planning Division, City Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Mr. Yoshimitsu Kaji, Councillor for Kamakura city and Advisor for Plantec Consulting

Moderator

Ms. Jie Bai, Urban Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank
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, focused on "the potential of the startup ecosystem in emerging countries" and consists of a presentation by students of Yokohama City University, followed by an open discussion and a keynote speech from guest experts.

Keynote Speaker

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

Commentators

Dr. Shreyas P. Bharule, Research associate, Asian Development Bank Institute
Dr. Pitchaya Sirivunnabood, 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

Moderator

Mr. Kendra Hirata, Director, CITYNET Yokohama Project Office
15:30‐17:00

Closing Panel ⟨Monaco & Nice⟩

Participants discussed 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
Dr. Alfonso Vegara, Special Advisor for Y-PORT Center
Mr. Masato Nobutoki, Executive Advisor, Smart City Institute Japan
Mr. Pracha Asawateera, Vice President, Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) Southern
Mr. Victor Mulas, Senior Program Officer, World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)
Mr. Chul Ju Kim, Deputy Dean (Capacity Building and Training and Special Activities), Asian Development Bank Institute

Moderator(Part1 & 2)

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

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

A communication space was 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 were exhibited and shared as good solutions to problems faced by cities.

THE ASIA SMART CITY WEEK (ASCW)

Asia Smart City Week (ASCW) took place on October 8-11 2019 and consisted 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 aimed 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

October 8, 2019
(Tuesday)
October 9, 2019
(Wednesday)
October 10, 2019
(Thursday)
October 11, 2019
(Friday)
ASCW ‐ Opening
‐ Reception
- Reception
ASCC - Business Matching Stage
(four sessions [a-d] and exhibition)
- Business Matching Stage
(two sessions [e,f] and exhibition)
‐ Opening
‐ Thematic Sessions (six sessions [1-6])
‐ Closing
‐ Business Matching Stage (exhibition only)
‐ Infrastructure Site Visit Tours (hosted by ASCC and ASCN)
ASCN ‐ Opening
‐ Sectoral Workshops (six sessions)
‐ Symposium
‐ Business Matching Session
‐ Business Exhibition
‐ Closing
GSCA - Launch Meeting
October 8, 2019
(Tuesday)
ASCW
‐ Opening
‐ Reception
ASCC
- Business Matching Stage
(four sessions [a-d] and exhibition)
ASCN
‐ Opening
‐ Sectoral Workshops (six sessions)
GSCA
October 9, 2019
(Wednesday)
ASCW
ASCC
- Business Matching Stage
(two sessions [e,f] and exhibition)
ASCN
‐ Symposium
‐ Business Matching Session
‐ Business Exhibition
‐ Closing
GSCA
‐ Launch Meeting
October 10, 2019
(Thursday)
ASCW
Reception
ASCC
‐ Opening
‐ Thematic Sessions (six sessions [1-6])
‐ Closing
‐ Business Matching Stage (exhibition only)
ASCN
GSCA
October 11, 2019
(Friday)
ASCW
ASCC
‐ Infrastructure Site Visit Tours (hosted by ASCC and ASCN)
ASCN
‐ Infrastructure Site Visit Tours (hosted by ASCC and ASCN)
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 aimed 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) was formed on October 9th. This Alliance was adopted by the G20 Ministerial Statement on Trade and Digital Economy in Tsukuba. The GSCA 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/