Future City Summit

Planet Renaissance:
Future Lock In Not Lock Down

Over the next 15 years, more than 3 billion people will face similar housing and liveability challenges. Worsening the global urban slum phenomena, the persisting global pandemic has permanently redistributed the global population from dense capital cities and urbanised districts to 2nd & 3rd tier cities and the suburbs. Restricted travel, cordoned geographical areas and domestic lockdown policies across the globe have impacted labour supplies, public finances, social groups dynamics and economic recovery policy, hence the demand for urban technologies, public policies and new normal smoothening urban planning with stronger effective leadership as an integrated global health and economic policy.

Echoing the Green Economy global agenda first coined by Prof.
Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum, the 6th Annual
Future City Summit is being planned with the theme: “Planet
Renaissance: Future Lock In Not Lock Down (“一場地球復興運動”), to be hosted in Hong Kong and Guangzhou City in the Greater Bay Area of the Mainland China, on 15th – 16th December 2021. The simultaneous Future City Summit African Forum will be hosted in a designated city in
Africa on 15th December.

Future City Summit 2021 Main Topics

Urban Technologies
public policy & governance
lifestyle & humanity
planet biodiversity & the climate
The two days of 6th Annual Conference of the Future City Summit 2021 aims to explore the most pressing development challenges of habitat liveability and sustainability from the perspectives and focus on regions including emerging Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Each regional panel is organised with a global network of partners such as the World Economic Forum, St. Gallen Foundation (Switzerland), the Prime Minister Offices in South Asia and the African Union Youth Advisory Council (Africa). The Annual Conference also aims to create corresponding actionable items and urgent development goals responding go to the IPCC Report of AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis.

The 6th Annual Conference Goal

The Annual Conference agenda is built upon the key insights and contents of the white paper for Good Urban Governance prepared by the Good City Foundation. The 6th Annual Conference aims to:

Further consolidate the key stakeholders in each region around the mission of the Global Smart Cities Marketplace in Hong Kong, and the IoT and Urban Transformation Hub (ASEAN – GBA), strategically through Guangzhou and Hong Kong as the Greater Bay Area key economic engines.

Further best practices shared by leadership in Mainland China, Asia and the rest of the world.

Facilitate action groups and further action roadmaps of the World Economic Forum in the coming year with greater key stakeholder participation.

The annual conference will be hosted in Hong Kong and Guangzhou (live-streamed in Greater Bay) in a hybrid format with estimated 200 nominated delegates, 5,000 live-stream participants and 200,000 digital engagements through social media, from across 50 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and America, with public policy backgrounds in urban development, real estate, urban technologies (FinTech, ConstructionTech, PropTech, EdTech and others), and related private sector and industry leaders, including senior executives and young professionals.
The Annual Conference would be organised through formats including keynotes, panel discussions and regional forums, along with Key stakeholder roundtables, technology roadshows and city government meetings, namely: Tech For Good Cities Roadshow and the Planning For Good Cities Roadshow respectively, based on the scenarios brought by the flagship Bootcamp Accelerator for Mayor Offices in Southeast Asia (BAMO).