See updated information on the forum's slate of thematically focused mini-workshops

 

The 7th Low Carbon City Development World Forum will be held in October 2014 in Tampere, Finland.

This autumn's forum is titled the Systemic Transitions Towards a Low-Carbon Society and will feature two days of presentations and plenary discussion sessions followed by a third day of site visits organized by the City of Tampere. These visits offer participants an opportunity to see first-hand the interesting development underway in the region. 

The forum will focus on six themes relevant to the transition towards a low-carbon society:

  • Systemic Architectures for Sustainable Urban Development (SASUI)
  • Smart mobility
  • Revamping urban districts
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Built environment and Internet of Things
  • Green hospitals

For information on this autumn's forum please also see the latest agenda.

To register for the event, click here.

 

Forum Highlights

The Low-Carbon City Development World Forum was initiated by the World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities (WALCC). The Alliance is a non-profit, international association, aimed at improving the international development of low-carbon cities and facilitating communication and cooperation. The three main objectives of the WALCC are: to serve as a learning platform for members, initiate and orchestrate international research projects for low-carbon development, and be a globally active promoter of low-carbon initiatives.  

  • Catalyze business opportunities for international players in Finland and internationally
  • Provide an opportunity for exchanging ideas and networking with key people such as policy makers and business leaders
  • Reflections from world class experts on the conference topics
  • Network with renowned business figures, thought leaders, and decision makers
  • Visits to some of Tampere's leading low-carbon development related sites

Forum Agenda

Venue: Tampere Hall, Tampere

October 7, 2014 

9.00-9.30

Opening address

 

  • Ms. Anna-Kaisa Ikonen, City Mayor of Tampere
  • Mr. YU, Qingtai, Ambassador, Embassy of the PRC in Finland
  • Mr. Esa Halme, Mayor of the Region of Pirkanmaa
  • Prof. KANG, Feiyu, Dean, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Chairman, WALCC

9.30-10.00

How to turn Finnish cleantech expertise into international business

Ms. Päivi Leiwo, Chairperson, Oilon

10.00-10.30

Tampere’s method for supporting city-company collaboration

Mr. Kari Kankaala, Director, Urban and Economic Development, City of Tampere

10.30-11.00

COFFEE BREAK

11.00-11.30

Smarter buildings, greener lifestyle

Ms. Hanna Uusitalo, Environmental Director, KONE

11.30-12.00

Smart integration; a pillar of the smart city

Mr. Pierre Tabary, Vice President, Smart Cities, Schneider-Electric 

12.00-13.00

LUNCH

13.00-13.20

Nearly zero energy building renovation, the EU-GUGLE project

Mr. Florencio Manteca González, Director, CENER

13.20 - 13.40

Biofuels and low-carbon transportation

Prof. LI, Shizhong, Tsinghua University, China

13.40 - 14.00

CO2 reduction with flexible gas power plants and combined heat and power (CHP)

Mr. Kenneth Engblom, Marketing Director, Power Plants, Wärtsilä

14.00-16.00

Parallel sessions; mini-workshops (including coffee break)

  • Revamping urban districts
  • Smart mobility
16.00-16.20

Energy storage – new advancements for distributed energy production

Mr. Robert Galyen, President, Global Business Development, Amperex Technology Limited

16.20-16.40

Contribution of carbon materials for developing a low-carbon city

YANG, Kap Seung, Chonnam National University, South Korea 

 16.40-17.00

Status update on the World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities

Professor KANG, Feiyu, Chairman, Mr. Johan Wallin, Vice-Chairman

17.00

World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities; annual general meeting

19.00

Dinner; hosted by City of Tampere, The Old City Hall

 

October 8, 2014 

9.00-9.30

Systemic changes for cleantech transformation

Mr. Jouko Suokas, Executive Vice President, VTT

9.30-11.30

Parallel sessions; mini-workshops (including coffee break)

  • Built environment and Internet of Things
  • Systemic Architectures for Sustainable Urban Innovation
11.30-12.00

COFFEE BREAK

11.00-11.30

Plenary discussion related to parallel sessions

11.30-12.00

Communication in public – private – people partnerships

Professor Raine Mäntysalo, Aalto University

12.00-13.00

LUNCH

13.00-13.30

Role of ICT when building a smart city in Shenzhen

Prof. KANG, Feiyu, Dean, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, China

13.30-14.00

Chinese business goes green

Mr. ZENG Renwei, Bosum Association

14:00-15:30

Mini-workshop

Green hospitals

15.30-16.00

COFFEE BREAK

16.00-16.30

Plenary discussion related to parallel sessions

16.00-16.30

Concluding remarks

KANG, Feiyu & Johan Wallin

 

October 9, 2014 

For foreign participants: Visits to various sites organized by the City of Tampere

 

Download a PDF copy of the latest agenda here

The Low-Carbon City Development World Forum is the main platform for encouraging partnership and an ecosystem-approach in sustainable development. By bringing together leading experts from a variety of industries, localities, and backgrounds, all sharing a strong interest in driving the development of low-carbon cities, the Forum helps to realize the full potential of this vast international network of cities, companies and research institutes. As we face unprecedented opportunities and challenges in the coming year, we are pleased to invite your organization to participate in the Low-Carbon City Development World Forum.

Registration and Fees

Normal registration (September - October, 2014)

  • Two days: 700 Euro
  • One day: 400 Euro

Group discount, over 10 people from same group: - 15 %
To inquire about member rates, please contact the Alliance


To register for the event, click here.

 

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