Venue: Level 5 Ballroom L-M, Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands
Cities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters, and we are seeing the rise of “megacities”. Increasing urbanisation, rising demand for resources like water, and climate change will challenge many cities’ potential to be engines of progress and prosperity. How should water, environment and transport management evolve to keep pace with urbanisation? Cities must be ready to embrace innovative ideas and solutions for the development of liveable and sustainable cities of the future.
Jointly organised by SIWW, WCS and CESS, the Opening Plenary will see high-level speakers from government, international organisation and industry sectors share insights into cross-disciplinary urban, water and environmental policies, management strategies and solutions; and highlight trends in these focus areas.
- HE Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates
- Dr Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer, World Bank
- Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India
- Mr Zhuang Guotai, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, China
- Mr Bernard Charlès, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Systèmes
- Mr Steve Demetriou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jacobs
Session Chairperson: Professor Chan Heng Chee, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
This session is held jointly by WCS, SIWW and CESS. Top ranking leaders from government, international organisations and industry sectors will discuss and share their insights into cross-disciplinary urban policy issues, highlighting challenges and the roles of stakeholders in co-creating a liveable and sustainable future.