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City Leader's Conclave

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 and now is the time to move forward and take concrete actions based on those discussions.

The 4th edition of City Leader’s Conclave is design to bring together the city leaders and representatives from international organizations, academic institutions, and private companies, aiming atestablishing a knowledge hub for Smart Cities.

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.

The 4th City Leader’s Conclave will be held on 24 May 2019 at Pragati Maidan during5th Smart Cities India Expo 2019.

The cities have seen exponential projects such as use of technologies in cities, waste and sludge treatment, energy saving, low carbon transport systems, command control systems etc. City Leader’s Conclave will aim to create pilot projects which realize urban Smart City solutions by providing a forum where diverse participants can network and take part in cross-cutting discussions on urban development. In addition, the conclave will be followed by Smart Cities India awards to felicitate, recognize and encourage individuals, policy makers, companies, government bodies and associations working behind the successful execution of the mammoth dream of developing 100 smart cities and rejuvenation of 500 cities in India.

Special features of the conference:

  • Interactive dialogue: city leaders can not only make presentations about their cities’ activities but also get ideas or hints from other cities, firms, or international organizations
  • Discussions on topics such as urban issues and solutions, as well as financing for the creation of pilot projects for smart city development
  • Sharing knowledge and providing opportunities for networking

Who can participate

  • City leaders
  • Municipal commissioners
  • Economic strategists
  • Key leaders of international organisations
  • Industry experts
  • Thought leaders


24 May 2019 (Friday)
Time Conference Room A: City Leader’s Conclave
1000-1045 hrs Session 1: Cities for all:
Urban centres in India are not just engines of economic growth, they also face tremendous pressures on their civic infrastructure systems. The focus here is how Indian cities and settlements are becoming inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Discussion points:
• Building resilient & sustainable infrastructure
• Integrated planning
• Inclusive and connected communities
• e-governance, developing digital ecosystem
• Providing affordable and reliable renewable energy
• Creating safe & peaceful settlements
• Good urban governance
• Cybersecurity
• Providing clean drinking water, ecycling and reuse of waste, use of renewables, etc.
1045-1130 hrs Session 2: Spotlight from cities: Cross learning and knowledge sharing

Discussion Points

• International learnings & exchange
• Case studies from cities
• Technology integration
1130-1145 hrs Tea break
1145-1230 hrs Session 3: Civic engagement and participation
The session focues on civic engagement & participation in implementating city projects like creating blue green infrastructure, inclusive cities, innovative tools, methods, strategies and methods enaging public c participation

Discussion points:
• Strengthen the participation of local communities
• Active participation in governance and reforms
• Build enabling policies for citizen-led interventions
• Create a regional hub which can encourage citizens to come up with innovative ideas and to develop them as ventures
• Strengthen academic institutions to enhance human capital resource in the region
1230-1315 hrs Session 4: Ideas for fast-tracking implementation of smart cities Focus: Engaging ideas from audience and city leaders and planners

For more information, please contact:

Aarti Parashar
Ph. +91-11-42795069 | Mob: 9818842163 | E-mail: aartip@eigroup.in

Richa Chakravarty
Ph. +91-11-42795143 | Mob: 9891393798 | E-mail: richac@eigroup.in

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