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Smart Cities India 2020 expo, 20-22 May 2020, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India

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 5th 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 5th City Leader’s Conclave will be held on 22 May 2020 at Pragati Maidan during 6th Smart Cities India Expo 2020.

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

Speakers 2019

24 May 2019 (Friday)
Time Conference Room A: City Leader’s Conclave
1000-1045 hrs Photogallery Session 1: Cities for all:
The session will facilitate the discussion that supports more concrete articulation of the relationship between the concept of Smart Cities, that in some countries is referred to as the Right to the City, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
It seeks to deepen the exchange about transformational urban policies that can help to ensure inclusive urban growth and at the same time allow for the economic prosperity that national and local governments strive to achieve
Shri Rahul Kapoor, Director, Smart Cities Mission, MoHUA

Dr Shalini Rajneesh, IAS, Chairman Tumakuru Smart City
Dr Ashish Kumar Srivastava, CEO, Dehradun Smart City/Chairman, MDDA
Shri Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Ltd
Video Message by Shri Sameer Unhale, CEO, Thane Smart City Ltd
1045-1130 hrs PhotogallerySession 2: Spotlight from cities: Cross learning and knowledge sharing
Session Focus:

• International learnings & exchange
• Case studies from cities
• Technology integration
Session Focus:
Dr Shalini Rajneesh, IAS, Principal Secretary Planning, Programme Monitoring and Statistics & Chairperson Tumakuru Smart City

Ms Thanawan Klumklomchit, Head of Division, Communication and Member services, UCLG-APAC
Mr Mohamed Shafeeg Mahmood, Chief Executive Officer, LGA Maldives
Mr Kyong-Yul-Lee, Secretary General, World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO), South Korea
Mr Ravi Rajan Guru, Dy Director General, All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG)
1130-1145 hrs Tea break
1145-1230 hrs Photogallery Session 3: Civic engagement and participation
The session focuses on civic engagement & participation in implementating city projects like creating blue green infrastructure, inclusive cities, innovative tools, methods, strategies and methods engaging public c participation
Session focus:
• 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

Shri Tikender Panwar, Former Mayor, Shimla

Dr Kuldeep Arya, IAS, CEO Smart City Ahmedabad Ltd
Dr Shantarajanna HR, Chief Engineer, Tumakuru Smart City
Mr M Narayan, Chief Engineer, Hubbali Dharwad Smart City
1230-1315 hrs PhotogallerySession 4: Ideas for fast-tracking implementation of smart cities
Focus: Engaging ideas from audience and city leaders and planners

Mr Ravi Rajan Guru, Dy Director General, All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG)

Shri Arun Prakash, CEO, Agra Smart City
Mr Tanmoy Chakrabarty, Group Govt. Affairs Officers, Tata Sons Ltd
Shri Tikender Panwar, Former Mayor, Shimla
Shri Narendra Sonawa, President, Nagar Parishad, Namli (Ratlam)

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