The 7th UCLG ASPAC Congress – Innovation Driven Development for Sustainable Cities

12 – 15 Sep Surabaya, Indonesia

Registration for the 7th UCLG ASPAC Congress – Innovation driven development for sustainable cities is now open. Various thematic, side events and exhibitions will take place during the congress on the theme of innovation; with a particular focus on city development. To find out further details about the event, check out the UCLG website dedicated for the congress here. And below is a brief summary about the congress (description from the congress website).

UCLG ASPAC Congress is a biennial event that brings together key development actors across Asian and the Pacific countries. The Congress will be hosted by the Surabaya City Government and jointly organised by United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC). It is expected that the Congress will be an event for stakeholders to exchange ideas and experience and forge new partnerships to strengthen community-of-practice on local government attainment of global agendas including Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda (NUA) in Asia Pacific region.

This biennial congress is one of the most important activities of UCLG ASPAC. More than 1.000 participants gather from all over Asia Pacific and other regions, coming from major cities and regencies, representatives from national governments, universities and research organisations, regional and international bodies, non-government organisations and the private sector.

The 7th UCLG ASPAC CONGRESS will offer participants the opportunity to take part in a large number of activities, from the high level sessions highlighting recent urban development and innovations and its applications, to a range of other sessions and activities devoted to discuss the current and potential challenges facing the urban future community. The thematic sessions and social programs of the congress, the variety of topics covered and the “globality” of the event offer participants and exhibitors a wide range of opportunities to develop cooperation, partnerships and business linkages and to strengthen networking. UCLG ASPAC and the City of Surabaya are delighted to invite you to take part in the 7th UCLG ASPAC CONGRESS, to be held in Surabaya from 12 to 15 September 2018. On behalf of the UCLG ASPAC and the Surabaya Organising Committee, we welcome you to the City of Heroes Surabaya, Indonesia.