20 Nov 2018
Hong Kong, 20 November 2018. Together with the Asia Society Hong Kong Center and the Singapore Chambers of Commerce in Hong Kong, the Singapore Consulate-General organized a “ASEAN Smart Cities Network and the Challenges of Urbanisation” forum on 20 November 2018. Practitioners from ASEAN and beyond spoke about the latest development of smart cities in ASEAN, Hong Kong and Mainland China, as well as how technology could be used as an enabler to overcome urbanisation challenges such as traffic congestion. As the Guest-of-Honour, Hong Kong Undersecretary for Innovation and Technology David Chung delivered a keynote address which updated the over 200 guests present on the implementation of Hong Kong’s Smart City Blueprint.
Speakers at action for the panel titled "ASEAN Smart Cities Network: Opportunities for the Region". From left: Ong Keng Yong, Executive Deputy Chairman, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore; Dino Patti Djalal, Founder, Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia & Former Indonesian Ambassador to the US; Khoo Teng Chye, Chairman, ASEAN Smart Cities Network & Executive Director, Centre for Liveable Cities; Dr Narongchai Akrasanee, Founding Member, Thailand Development Research Institute and former Minister of Commerce, Thailand; and Prof Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador-at-large, Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Global Co-Chair, Asia Society (Moderator)
Panelists for the panel titled "Connecting Smart Cities to Urbanisation Challenges: Mainland China and Hong Kong". From left: Ms Zheng Mingmei, Secretary-General, Smart City Development Alliance, Beijing; Jonathan Woetzel, Director, McKinsey Global Institute & Co-Chair, Urban China Initiative; Dr Winnie Tang, Founder and Honorary President, Smart City Consortium, Hong Kong; Eric Chong, President and CEO, Siemens Ltd, Hong Kong and Macao; and Albert Wong, Urbanisation Director, PwC Hong Kong (Moderator)