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At a time when the economy is faced with a crisis, it is critical to invest in infrastructure that will help the country grow and recover faster. With the majority of the world’s population residing in urban areas, cities remain critical in achieving sustainability and economic growth. However, rapid urbanization and the rising population in urban areas poses several challenges to sustainability. To address this, innovative solutions have been developed and facilitated by the private and public sectors.

As the closing topic for the 3-day conference, the last instalment will tackle Building Smart and Resilient Cities for High Growth on 07 December 2021, 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM GMT+8 via Zoom. The webinar will showcase best practices from the different ASEAN countries to build smart and resilient cities for high growth and will feature a presentation on smart city pathways for developing Asia with representatives from Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, and the World Bank.


2:30 – 2:35 PM Opening Remarks by Mr Florian Gottein, Executive Director, ECCP

2:35 – 2:45 PM Recap of the first and second installment, Antonio Peralta, ECCP Southern Mindanao Business Council

2:45 – 3:00 PM Presentation: Smart City Pathways for Developing Asia by Ms Madhu Raghunath, Sector Leader for Sustainable Development for the Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand The World Bank

3:00 – 3:55 PM Panel Discussion and Open Forum by Ms Madhu Raghunath, Sector Leader for Sustainable Development for the Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, The World Bank
– Mr Keisuke Nakao, President, Japanese Chamber of Commerce in Mindanao

– Expert on urban development: Mr Felino A. Palafox, Jr., Principal Architect-Urban Planner, Palafox Associates

– Expert on Smart Mobility: Mr Paulo Duarte, Managing Director, Robert Bosch GmBH

– Expert on Smart Buildings and Digital Infrastructure: Mr Raymond Rufino, Chief Executive Officer, NEO
– Mr Per Fredrik Ecker, Chief Executive Officer, Steven Stones

3:55– 4:00 PM Closing Message by Bro. Noelvic Deloria, President, Holy Cross of Davao College

Register here: https://eccp.glueup.com/event/46972/register/