“2019 Shenzhen Smart City Forum with International Friendship Cities” will be held in Shenzhen from May 14th to 15th, 2019. UNDP, UN-Habitat, city representatives, global experts and scholars with advanced experience and expertise in smart city, and representatives from high-tech enterprises as Huawei, which boast cutting-edge technologies, solutions and successful practices, will be present for open discussions.
The Forum will be composed of Opening Ceremony, Plenary Session, Mayors’ Round Table, two sessions respectively on “Smart City” and “Safe City”, as well as “Night of Shenzhen” Concert. 400 guests from around the world are expected to attend the two-day international gathering.
The Forum will serve as a platform for the cities committed to building smart city to share the latest development concepts, experience frontier technologies, and enhance international communication and cooperation. It will also be a very good opportunity for cities to expand business cooperation network.Speakers
The keynote speakers at the Forum are prestigious professionals in smart city, including Juma Assiago, Urban Safety Expert with the UN-Habitat’s Global Network on Safer Cities, and Ugo Valenti Vazquez, Director of Smart City Expo World Congress. The great minds will discuss the development path of smart city, exchange ideas of the latest theoretical results, technology standards and application methods in creating global smart cities. Further internationally acclaimed speakers will be announced soon.Mayors’ Round Table
A special event "Mayors’ Round Table" will be held for invited mayors/vice mayors. During this event, you could exchange ideas on building smart cities, share successful cases, experiences and practices, and bolster pragmatic cooperation. If you are interested in speaking at this event, you are invited to submit an abstract of your speech.
As the mayor of one of Shenzhen’s friendship cities, you are kindly invited to the “Luncheon for Mayors of Friendship Cities” on May 14th. On this occasion, all the delegates from our friendship cities will gather to promote friendship and common development.
Two sessions featuring “Smart City” and “Safe City” will be held on the morning of May 15th. During these sessions, our friendship cities’ delegates and our partners will discuss shaping future urban landscape—creating a safe and comfortable living environment and providing more public services through digital approaches. Cities’ innovation will be spurred, and we will be closer to the common goal of building innovation-driven cities."Night of Shenzhen" Concert
Another highlight of the Forum is "Night of Shenzhen" Concert. Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra will present an art feast on the evening of May 14th.Enterprise and City Tours
In addition, we will include enterprise and city tours on the agenda. Your delegation may choose to visit Huawei, a leading high-tech enterprise in smart city, and its smart city model sites in Shenzhen. You may also visit many other high-tech companies, including Tencent, DJI, Appotronics and Sensetime. You may join the tours to see and feel the city and its culture as well.
Shenzhen Municipal Leaders’ Meeting with VIP Guests
(2/F, Grand Ballroom No.1, Futian Shangri-la Hotel)
Opening Ceremony and Plenary Session
(2/F, Grand Ballroom No.2, Futian Shangri-la Hotel Futian Shangri-la Hotel)
Luncheon in honor of Mayors of Friendship Cities
(2/F, Grand Ballroom No.1, Futian Shangri-la Hotel Futian Shangri-la Hotel)
(3/F, Shangri-la Room, Futian Shangri-la Hotel Futian Shangri-la Hotel)
"Night of Shenzhen" Concert (2/F, Shenzhen Concert Hall)21:45-22:00
City Light Show (Citizens’ Center)
“Smarty City” and “Safe City” Sessions
(2/F, Grand Ballroom No.2, Futian Shangri-la Hotel)
Company Visits and City Tour
|On the morning of May 14, the Party Secretary and Mayor of Shenzhen will have a brief meeting with honored guests before the opening ceremony of the Forum. At the Opening Ceremony and Plenary Session, the Mayor of Shenzhen will give a welcome speech with an introduction of Shenzhen’s strategy, policy, practices in building Smart City, followed by a speech by a Mayor of Shenzhen’s Friendship Cities as representative of all foreign delegations, then keynote speeches by global industry leaders and professionals from Global Friendship Cities on the field of Smart City. At noon of May 14, the Mayor of Shenzhen will host a luncheon in honor of Mayors, Officials and Representatives of Friendship Cities.|
On the afternoon of May 14, the Mayor of Shenzhen will host Mayors’ Roundtable to further discuss each city’s vision and strategy for Smart City. Every Mayor or Representative will be invited to give a 10 to 15 minute presentation, followed by a free discussion session.
On the evening of May 14, Guests will enjoy a light show and “Night of Shenzhen” Concert performed by Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra.
On the morning of May 15, sessions on “Smart City” and “Safe City” focusing on technology aspects of the themes will be held.
On the afternoon of May 15, the Foreign Affairs Office will arrange city tour and visit to Shenzhen’s leading hi-tech companies according to the interests of every delegation.