WCS Keynote Plenary
The WCS Keynote Plenary features high level leaders* in various fields to share their thoughts on long-term visions, trends, innovations and opportunities that are currently shaping and transforming cities into sustainable centres of global networks, economic vitality and talent pools for the future.
Theme: Trends and Opportunities – Urbanisation Forces in the Next 20 Years.
Urbanisation and the growth of cities are caused by forces such as demography, rural-urban and urban-urban migration, economic, environmental and social stability, technological advancements, and the ability to attract investments and models to finance urban development.
Going forward, future models of urbanisation will be increasingly influenced by the developmental experiences and contextual differences in developing cities, as well as the complex inter-relationships amongst these forces.
The session will be moderated by Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Dean and Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Chairperson of Nominating Committee, Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize
|Date||:||Tuesday, 3 July 2012|
|Time||:||9.00 am to 10.30 am|
|Venue||:||Level 5, Sands Expo & Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands|
- Prof. Kishore Mahbubani, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
- Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Indian Council for Research for International Economic Relations
- Jeremy Bentham, VP, Global Business Environment, Shell
- Bruno Berthon, Global Managing Director, Accenture Sustainability Services, Accenture
- His Excellency Mauricio Macri, Mayor, Buenos Aires City, Argentina
- Konrad Otto-Zimmermann, Secretary-General, ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability)
- Zhou Zhengyu, Deputy Secretary General, Beijing Municipal Government