K-2 October 31(Wed) 13:00~17:30 Venue:First Floor Main Hall,PACIFICO Yokohama Conference Center 無料


International Conference

【First Stirrings of Real Business】
Urbanization Issues and Vision

Infrastructure Development, Transport Systems, Local Government Administration… Evolving New Town Creation

Urbanization is advancing all across the world. In particular, the urban population is increasing fast in Asia’s emerging countries with rapid economic growth, leading to the emergence of delays in the development of sewer and water, and other infrastructure, chronic transport congestion, and other issues that affect the resident quality of life (QOL). Learn about the issues involved in financial frameworks that push for sustainable development, the “ride and drop” EV (electrical vehicle) sharing system started in France, and new forms of urban management in advanced countries, etc. Panel discussions of local government officials involved in demonstrations of next-generation energy and social system, or in environmentally oriented future cities, discuss innovative efforts for engaging in dialogue with residents regarding business launching, or conveying town visions.

  • 13:00~13:15


    Deputy Director-General for Engineering Affairs, City Bureau Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

    Naoto Matsui

  • 13:15~13:55

    Smart Cities in Emerging Countries

    Around 90% of global urban growth now takes place in developingcountries, with an expected tripling of their built-up urban areasbetween 2000-2030. Urbanization has enabled economic growth across allregions, currently accounting for three-quarters of global GDP. At thesame time, urbanization is affecting environmental conditions. Forexample, cities presently contribute to 75% of total CO2 emissions. Onesolution is the Smart City concept and its various measures, whichcontribute to sustainable urban development. In addition to adequatetechnologies, its application requires relevant laws and regulations,systems, institutions, and planning and financing schemes. However,most cities in developing countries have not yet adequately developedthese so-called “soft” elements. Taking transit and land-use integration- a critical requirement for the Smart City - as example, the challengesfaced by cities in developing countries regarding "soft" elements willbe analyzed and their possible solutions will be explored, takingaccount of Japanese experiences in urban development, as well.

    World Bank, Lead Urban Specialist, Finance Economic and Urban Department

    Hiroaki Suzuki

    Hiroaki Suzuki has more than 20 years of the operational experiences ininfrastructure sector and public sector management in the World Bank(the Bank). Having worked in East Asia and Pacific Region, as East AsiaUrban Sector Leader for several years, he joined the Bank's corporateFinance Economics & Urban Department in 2009 as Lead Urban Specialistand Eco2 Team Leader. Eco2 Cities Initiative which helps cities indeveloping countries achieve ecological and economic sustainability insynergy is an integral part of the Bank's Urban and Local GovernmentStrategy. He also managed the GEF Tianjin Eco-City Project.He is the leading author of "Eco2 cities: Ecological Cities as EconomicCities" and "Transforming Cities with Transit:Transit and Land-Use Integration toward Sustainable UrbanDevelopment".Before joining the Bank, he assumed the managerial positions in theOverseas Economic Cooperation Fund, (current JICA) and a managementconsulting company in Japan. His experiences include countries inAfrica, South and East Asia, the Middle East and LatinAmerica. He graduated from Yokohama City University and MIT Sloan Schoolof Management and obtained French Diploma from Caen University, France.

  • 14:00~14:20

    【Urban Creation in Emerging Countries】Asia Smart City Conference Results Report

    City of Yokohama Mayor

    Fumiko Hayashi

  • 14:25~15:05

    Autolib's Business Models and the Keys to Success

    Mr. Marginedes will share his rich experiences in the Autolib project, such as its services, business model, track records, analysis of users, influences to other mobilities, and also the possibitiliy of International operations.

    Bollore Group Chairman Advisor

    Didier Marginèdes

    Didier Marginedes is graduated from « Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité » in 1978, he has a Master of Sciences from Berkeley University (USA) obtained in 1979 and an Executive MBA from INSEAD (1989). After a first experience within Aerospatiale, he joined Schlumberger (81-86) to lead the development of signal processing for logging tools. He then worked for Air Liquide (86-95) where he was in charge of the development of energy-related businesses and of strategic marketing. In 1995, he joined Bolloré as R&D Director where he managed the development strategy including competitive analysis and new products development. In 2001, Didier Marginedes added the function of General Manager of a new subsidiary of Bolloré group: Batscap whose objectives are the development and sales of energy storage products such as batteries and supercapacitors. These products are mainly dedicated to clean energy transportation markets such as Electric Vehicle (Bluecar), electric bus (microbus), hybrid vehicles and clean tram system with energy recovery. He is chairman of Gruau Microbus and in charge of Autolib developments.

  • 15:10~15:50

    Need for City Management, and Business Opportunity

    Japan’s finances are the worst among OECD countries, and can now look forward to even further burdens with the need for high-volume upgrades of the public facilities and infrastructure built during the fast-growth period. While in macro terms, the public investment budget needs to be increased by 40 percent, there is no possibility of this due to the increase in social insurance expenses. Left unchanged, this will lead to a tough choice between physical collapse or financial catastrophe. However, if financial sources are short by 40 percent, then the solution is to increase productivity by 40 percent. With administration to date being vertically divided with no thought for general optimality, there is actually much room for boosting productivity. City management that brings together the wisdom of construction, real estate, information communications, services, finance, and other private sectors is the key.

    Toyo University PPP Graduate School Director/Professor

    Yuji Nemoto

    After graduation from university, worked for 28 years at the Development Bank of Japan. Since 2006, professor of Economics at Toyo University. Specialist in public-private sector collaboration, regional rebirth. World’s first director of graduate school major specializing in public-private sector collaboration. Author of “Deteriorating Infrastructure (Publisher: Nihon Keizai Shimbun) taking up the issue of decaying social capital, and other works.

  • 16:00~17:30

    【Panel discussion】

    Advanced Projects in Japan – Results Report, and Issue Solutions

    In Japan, a large number of efforts are in progress toward realization of next-generation energy and social system, or of environmentally oriented future cities. Local government officials engaged in promotion of advanced projects gathered together to discuss issues and solutions, etc., of projects and demonstrations in progress.


    City of Kitakyusyu

    Toshikazu Matsuoka

    City of Yokohama

    Shiro Hamano

    Public Foundation of Kansai Research Institute

    Kiyoshi Ninomiya

    City of Toyota

    Ken Nagata

    City of Toyama

    Daisaku Sato


    NikkeiBP Cleantech Institute, Manager

    Shigenori Jimbo

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