The 10th Asia Smart City Conference

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 Asian cities, national governments, international organizations, academic institutions, and private companies, aiming at establishing a knowledge hub for Smart Cities. At this conference, representatives from cities 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. Furthermore, we offer an occasion for participants to find new business opportunities.

We would like to announce that this year’s theme for the 10th  ASCC  is “Building smart cities aiming for carbon neutrality through city to city collaboration under the influence of COVID-19.” Together with the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), the event provided a venue to discover new business opportunities for private companies located in Yokohama, allowing them to promote their technologies for cities in emerging economies. Due to COVID-19, this year’s ASCC will be held for three days featuring main online events broadcasting from the GALERIO which is a new knowledge hub of Y-PORT CENTER.

Main Event – October 26th – 28th , 2021

Main theme

Building smart cities aiming for carbon neutrality through city to city collaboration under the influence of COVID-19e of COVID-19

Date and Time

October 26 (Tue) – 28(Thu), 2021

Conference style

Online style

Co-organizers (Alphabetical order)

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)

Supporters (Alphabetical order)

CITYNET, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japanese Government, Yokohama City University, Smart City Institute Japan


English/Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)


Date Time Channel 1 Channel 2 Networking Event
Oct.26 PM Urban solution Webinar by Yokohama companies
Oct.27 PM Circular Economy (past ASCC sessions and partners sessions) Virtual Exhibition
Oct.28 AM Introduction
International Affairs Bureau, City of Yokohama
Virtual Exhibition
Student Proposals for Future Urban Development toward the Realization of the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda
Yokohama City University, CITYNET Yokohama Project Office
How can companies and cities cooperate with global startups?
City of Yokohama Overseas Offices (New York, Frankfurt, Mumbai)
Voluntary Local Review (VLR) of the SDGs: Accelerating transformation of cities
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Smart Cities in Japan, Europe and Asia – Realizing Co-creation Across Regions
Smart City Institute Japan
PM Greetings and Keynote Speeches
Smart Urban Solutions for a Low-Carbon and Resilient Recovery
Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank Institute
New Urban Development from Yokohama
Yokohama Urban Solutions Alliance
City-to-City Collaboration for Zero Carbon Society
Climate Change Policy Headquarters and International Affairs Bureau – City of Yokohama
Low-Carbon Solutions in Designing Sustainable Cities
World Bank TDLC 
Closing Session ~Yokohama Declaration~


Details will be released at a later date.


The 10th Asia Smart City Conference Secretariat