Part I – Presentations by smart cities in Northeast Asia
Presentations from exemplars in the region on smart city initiatives including the project status, challenges, outcomes, key enabling factors, and future plans, including through international cooperation within NEASCN. The session will see CIOs, CTOs and experts from cities across countries in Northeast Asia summarize their smart city initiatives, which serve as the basis of the smart city action plans (SCAPs) that will lay out their focal objectives as members of this new network, as guides in identifying their priorities and implementing their projects.
Wang Dajun, Deputy Director, Shanghai Municipality
Sungchan Cho, General Director, Academy of Northeast Asian Studies
Part II – Discussion with project financing experts
Project financing experts from development agencies and multilateral development banks will be invited to share their opinions on the importance of NEASCN in building a smart and sustainable future and brainstorm measures to facilitate the process of financing smart city projects necessary in transforming cities across Northeast Asia. Project financing experts will share feedback on cities’ presentations, and exchange ideas and experience on the questions below:
Q1. What types of projects appropriate for Northeast Asian cities could be foreseen to attract financing, publicly or privately?
Q2. What are common big issues that these cities face in accessing project financing?
Sungsoo Jung, Director, Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF)
Seok Yong Yoon, Principal Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Erdenebayar D., Director, National Development Agency of Mongolia (NDA)