Date: 10-14 October
Location: Daejeon, South Korea
The city of Daejeon having an important place in the country’s economy is located in the very heart of South Korea. There is a great concentration of enterprises, firms and companies, modern health and scientific centers, and 18 universities. Daejeon is called a research center of South Korea. All achievements of academia, physicians, and industrial workers can be seen in the city’s infrastructure, streets, as well as the museum. An advantageous position of the city has contributed to investments in the construction and planning of the city as a business and economic center. Today Daejeon is an intellectual and scientific heart of South Korea, the Korean Silicon Valley.
The largest event for local and regional governments – the UCLG World Congress – invites you to Daejeon to meet with colleagues, establish promising business relationship and gain new successful experience in managing human settlements.
The World Congress is held once every three years and gathers over 3,000 local and regional leaders, representatives of business and international organizations to discuss the most important issues of urban development and define a policy to achieve the sustainable development. This is a unique opportunity to present one’s city, increase its visibility and investment attractiveness.
The following opportunities are open for the participants:
- to take the floor at the sessions of the Forum and to take part in discussions;
- to participate in the exhibition of urban projects;
- to become a candidate for election to the UCLG World Council and contribute to the development of the organization’s strategy and policy;
- to become a candidate for the UCLG Presidency;
- to become a candidate for hosting one of the UCLG’s events;
- to take part in the Congress as a listener.
The program of this event includes statutory events, plenary sessions, open debates, learning workshops, as well as retreats related to learning the experience, culture and sights of South Korea. Sessions of the Forum will cover a wide range of topics, such as multilevel governance, dialogue and participative democracy, climate change, culture, basic services, finance and others. The focus will be made on the fact that cities should function for people and be convenient for all without exception. At the same time, cities should strive for harmony and preservation natural wealth and biodiversity.