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Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Venue : First Floor Main Hall,PACIFICO Yokohama Conference Center

International Conference

Smart City International Conference

Project leads from around the world gather in Japan!

Admission fee
5-day pass : Admission to all presentations ・・・ 120,000JPY
The international conference will have English/Chinese/Japanese/ simultaneous interpretation.

Managers from major smart city projects around the world have been invited to participate in this face-to-face Smart City International Conference. Held for the second time this year, managers from six projects in Tangshan and Guangzhou China, Vietnam, Indonesia, the UK, and Germany present the characteristics, outlines, and schedules of their projects, along with their expectations of Japan. The two Chinese projects, and projects in Vietnam and Indonesia, are working to create urban infrastructure through new development or redevelopment, while the projects in the UK and Germany are designed to install smart meters to promote the utilization of renewable energy. Time has been provided for Q&A directly with individual project managers. Here is the perfect opportunity to understand pioneering projects and discover new business opportunities in smart cities.

  • 10:00~10:05


    Nikkei BP Cleantech Institute Senior researcher
    Yasuto Todo

  • 10:05~10:50

    Caofeidian Project and Eco City

    Tangshan City Deputy Mayor
    Tianran Li

    The Caofeidian industrial park is being developed as a national strategic project in the Tangshan City region on the Bohai Seacoast. The construction of the Caofeidian Eco-City is planned for the adjoining residential area. Development of the China-Japan Eco Community is planned as a project to be implemented primarily by Japanese corporations, and the environment is appropriate for participation and corporate investment. The vice mayor of Caofeidian, who serves as project manager, discusses project progress and business opportunities.

    Lecturer profile:
    Appointed manager of Chinese Affairs Office, Consulate of Osaka in China, 2000; counselor, Japanese Embassy in China, 2001; consul, Consulate of Nagoya in China, 2006; and current post from 2010.
    1958年10月31日出生。2000年-2001年,中国驻大阪总领馆 侨务组负责人。2001年-2006年,中国驻韩国大使馆参赞。2006年-2010年,中国驻名古屋领事馆总领事。2010年-今,唐山市人民政府副市长,中日唐山曹妃甸生态工业园管委会主任。

  • 10:55~11:40

    Smart "Hanoi" City Project – Visions and Future (tentative)

    Hanoi City Steering Commmittee for Construction Planning and Investment of Hanoi Capital Region
    Tran Ngoc Chinh

    Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam, which continues to enjoy high economic growth, and a variety of projects are under way there including infrastructure (transportation, drinking water, sewerage) and investment into housing. In 2010, Japan was the fourth-largest investor into Vietnam (direct investment, authorization base), signifying the strong economic bonds between the two nations. Managers providing guidance on the Hanoi construction and investment projects discuss them in detail.

    Lecturer profile:
    Born 1949. Entered Ministry of Construction of Vietnam 2000, serving as Director of Architectural Design and Construction Bureau, and Vice-Minister of Construction before being appointed to present post in 2009. Official in Vietnam Architect’s Association, and chief editor, Urban Design magazine.

  • 13:00~13:45

    Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City - a model for economic transformation

    Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Investment and Development Co., Ltd Senior Vice-President
    Quek Keng Ngak

    The Guangzhou Knowledge City (GKC) Project is a collaboration between China's Guangdong Province and Singapore. Guangzhou City, the capital of Guangdong, was selected as the site for the Knowledge City. The project which covers an area of 123 km2 has started in June 2010 and is scheduled for substantial completion by 2030, when a population of 500,000 is expected to live there. The vision of the GKC is to develop an unique, vibrant and sustainable city that is highly attractive to talent and skilled manpower and knowledge-based industries. It is positioned as a new model for harmonious economic transformation driven by knowledge-based and innovation-based industries, human talent development, ecological sustainability and harmonious social integration. The speaker will explain details of the project and suggest various modes of participation in this exciting project.

  • 13:50~14:35

    Progress towards a UK Smart Grid: Overview of Smart Energy Developments in the UK.

    UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) Knowledge Exchange Associate
    Aidan Rhodes

    The Climate Change Act commits the UK to an 80% CO2 reduction by 2050. This goal will require a near-complete decarbonisation of the electricity system by 2030, according to the esteemed UK Committee on Climate Change. Smart Grid and Smart Energy systems will play a key role in achieving this target. This talk will overview UK policy and regulation of smart meters and smart grids, examine some of the large-scale trial projects currently underway, and outline commercial opportunities in this area.

    Lecturer profile:
    Aidan Rhodes is Knowledge Exchange Associate at the UK Energy Research Centre, where he has completed a report on the commercial opportunities for smart grids in the UK and been involved in several major initiatives connecting smart energy experts in the UK with those in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Previously, after completing a PhD in analytical electrochemistry at the University of Durham, Aidan worked at Imperial College London as a Research Associate, managing the Centre for Sustainable Electricity and Distributed Generation and participating in several large national and international research projects in the technical and policy aspects of electricity networks. Aidan has also completed a fellowship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, where he researched and wrote a briefing paper on energy storage.

  • 14:45~15:30

    E-Energy Project
    Smart Energy, made in Germany

    Head of the B.A.U.M. project office for E-Energy and ICT for Electric Mobility on behalf of the German Ministry of Economy and Technology
    Alexander von Jagwitz

    Germany has embarked on a plan to utilize renewable energy, as part of a national goal of moving away from nuclear power. Two national projects are being implemented nationwide, namely e-Energy to construct a smart grid, and Electromobility to support hooking it up to electric vehicles (EV). The speaker will discuss the German energy strategy, the goals and current states of the national projects, and the outlook for the future.

    Lecturer profile:
    Alexander von Jagwitz studied economics at the University of Koln before he gained practical experiences in sales, consultancy and management in the ICT industry.From 2003-2010 he worked as the assistant to the CEO of the German subsidiary of the Finnish Post Corporation being responsible for ICT-projects in Germany.Since 2010 he is part of the B.A.U.M. Consult Senior Management Team.Mr. von Jagwitz is currently Head of the B.A.U.M. project office forE-Energy and ICT for Electric Mobility, a consortium of researchers, knowl-edge managers and communication specialists to manage andsupport the development of Smart Grid Technology and Business Models in Germany (see and

  • 15:35~16:20

    MPA Project Overview and Prospects (tentative)

    The Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, Republic of Indonesia Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development
    Luky Eko Wuryanto

    The Metropolitan Investment Promotion Special Area (MPA) being promoted jointly by the governments of Japan and Indonesia aims to upgrade the infrastructure in the extended Jakarta region, and improve related regulatory and legal systems. Surveys have begun for the master plan, which will include (1) port, harbor, roadway and airport infrastructure, (2) industrial park improvement, (3) large-scale urban transportation, (4) drinking water, sewerage and waste processing, and (5) flood control. The MPA project manager within the national government will present an outline of the project and discuss expectations held of Japanese firms.

    Lecturer profile:
    1960; Born in Yogyakarta. 1992 – 1996; Regional Science Program, major on regional development economics at Cornell University,USA. 1998 – 2000; Head of Industry and Trade Bureau, for the Deputy field Production Bureau, Deputy Minister for Trade and Infrastructure, Ministry for National Development Planning. 2000 – July 2005; Director of Industry, Trade and Tourism, for the Deputy Minister of Economy, Ministry for National Development Planning. July 2005 – Nov. 2007; Director of Urban, Spatial Planning and Lands, for the Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Local Autonomy, Ministry for National Development Planning. July 2005 – Feb. 2007; Executor Duties for the Deputy Regional Development and Local Autonomy, Ministry for National Development Planning. Dec. 2007 – April 2010; Deputy for Investment Planning, Investment Coordinating Board. April 2010 – Present; Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Region Development Coordination, The Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs.

  • 16:35~17:35


Event content and speakers subject to change without notice.