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Mayor Len Brown to attend World Cities Summit, Singapore

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28 May 2014

Mayor Len Brown to attend World Cities Summit, Singapore, June 1-4 2014

Mayor Len Brown is travelling next week to the World Cities Summit in Singapore to promote Auckland’s growth agenda and discuss development issues with other Mayors.

The four-day summit is the pre-eminent global platform for city leaders and industry experts to share common challenges and solutions for creating liveable and sustainable cities.

“This is an opportunity to showcase Auckland on a global stage and learn from the experiences of other leading cities,” says Len Brown. “We will be sharing Auckland’s story with 250 world cities and 120 Mayors, and learning from their experiences.”

Len Brown will meet with other Mayors, international experts and advisors on urban transportation, technologies, infrastructure and green innovation as well as potential investors and Singapore business entities. He will also be meeting with Rt Hon Helen Clark, who in her capacity as Administrator for the United Nations Development Programme is a keynote speaker at the Summit.

Accompanying the Mayor will be Dr Roger Blakeley (Chief Planning Officer), Ludo Campbell-Reid (Manager Environmental Strategy and Policy), Sir Bob Harvey (Chair Waterfront Auckland) and Harvey Brookes (Manager, Economic Development). The group’s schedule includes a mixture of plenary sessions, networking events, plus strategic site visits and one-to-one meetings with key participants in their field of expertise.

Auckland Council attendance at this year’s Worlds Cities Summit also provides an opportunity to launch Auckland’s campaign towards a bid for the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew World City prize in 2016 – a biennial award to honour outstanding achievements and contributions to the creation of liveable, vibrant and sustainable urban communities around the world.


Note to Editors:
New Zealand delegation schedule

Sun 1 June8.30 – 5.00pm


8.00pm – 10pm

Mayors Forum
Site visits
1:1 meetings
Individual conference sessions
Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception
Business dinner with Greg Clark, Global Cities Expert and selected invitees
Mon 2 June7.15am -10pmMayors Breakfast
NZ delegation meeting with Helen Clark
World Cities Summit – welcome ceremony /opening session
Networking lunch / lunchtime session
1:1 meetings
Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize Forum
Lee Kuan Yew Award Dinner
Tue 3 June8.40-9.10am



12.30pm – 2.30pm

2.30pm – 4.30pm

4.30pm – 6.00pm

6pm onwards

Mayoral meeting with Dr. Roland Busch CEO, Infrastructure & Cities Siemens
World Cities Summit - Plenary 1: The Next Urban Decade – Critical Challenges & Opportunities
Mayoral presentation – Future Mobility
WCS networking lunch

1:1 meetings with senior civic and business leaders

Plenary 2 session: Liveable and Sustainable Cities – Fast Forward
Reception at NZ High Commission with Helen Clark and NZ/Singapore business contacts

Wed 4 June7.30-9am

1.00pm – 4.30pm

6.00pm – 9.30pm

NZ Chamber of Commerce Singapore Networking breakfast/Mayoral speech together with Mayor of Wellington, Celia Wade-Brown “A Tale of Two Cities: Forward Vision for Auckland and Wellington”
World Cities Summit site visit to the Liveable City Centre
1:1 meetings with senior civic and business leaders
Closing Dinner
Thu 5 June9-10am


3.00pm – 4.00pm


Visit to Urban Redevelopment Authority (TBC)
1:1 meetings/site visits with senior business leaders MFAT
Meeting with Singapore Land Transport Authority
Depart for Auckland

• The World Cities Summit is contributing to accommodation costs for the Mayor, plus complimentary conference passes and discounted tickets for the Banquet events for the Mayor and Dr Roger Blakeley.
• Total estimated cost to Auckland Council for six participants is $44,000.

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