Singapore, June 2, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Mr Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore, officially opened three co-located global events focusing on integrated urban sustainability solutions - the World Cities Summit (WCS), Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESS) taking place on 1 to 5 June 2014. Some 20,000 delegates representing the government, industry, International Organisations and academia are expected for the three events.
The opening ceremony was attended by more than 3000 guests, including leaders from government, business, academia and international organisations, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands Singapore.
Approximately 40 Ministers, and over 130 Mayors and city leaders from around the world are expected to gather in Singapore to update themselves on the latest development and technologies, share best practices and co-create innovative urban solutions. The events will also feature the largest exhibition on integrated sustainable solutions with more than 900 exhibiting companies and 29 Group Pavilions across 30,000 square metres of covered exhibition space.
Several key co-located events including the 22nd United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB) Board Meeting and the 10th Asia Pacific Infrastructure Ministers Meeting (APIMM) were also held during the week.
New features of this year's WCS, SIWW and CESS include:
- WCS Young Leaders, an initiative to bring together young leaders from diverse urban sectors who are committed to actively catalyse change in cities and help shape urban development agendas.
- Hydro-gen, developed to nurture and uncover the next generation of water leaders and entrepreneurs, encompasses the HydroPrenenur Programme (HPP), SIWW's first accelerator programme for water technologies; and the Young Water Leaders Summit (YWLS), which brings together young water leaders from around the world to engage in discussions on global water issues.
- Cleaning Track, under the Clean Environment Convention and the CleanMET Asia exhibition, will provide practitioners in the industrial and commercial cleaning industries with a strategic platform to keep abreast of the latest solutions to improve cleaning standards and productivity.
About World Cities Summit, CleanEnviro Summit Singapore and Singapore International Water Week
Held concurrently from 1 to 5 June 2014 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, the World Cities Summit, Singapore International Water Week and CleanEnviro Summit Singapore provide an integrated global platform for government and industry leaders to share solutions for sustainable urban development and the latest innovations in water and clean environment solutions. The co-location of the three events will enable exhibitors and participants to explore synergies, network and forge partnerships with a wider range of global industry leaders, policy makers and experts. Together, the three events showcase Singapore's global thought leadership in sustainable development. For more information, visit:
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