The millennial city of Guangzhou, China, will host the Guangzhou International Urban Innovation Conference on December 5-8. Leader on the field of urban innovation in China, Guangzhou has been a historical business centre up until today.
Among the other activities, the Conference will host the ceremony of the 3rd Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation. Presented biennially, and open to all cities and local governments, the award aims at encouraging and recognizing innovative projects and practices in the public sector. The award has received applications of projects from all over the world, on the fields of public services, organization and administration, partnership and citizen involvement, smart and sustainable cities.
Beyond a congress, the Guangzhou International Urban Innovation Conference is also an Innovation Festival, in which Cities, Start-ups and Multinational Companies will share innovative ideas to create a better future for city inhabitants. A wide variety of events will take place during the four days, such as innovation seminars, thematic forums, exhibitions and cultural activities. Moreover, representatives from international organizations, local authorities from all over the world, entrepreneurs and scholars will be exchanging views on the application of scientific and technological innovation on urban development.