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Singapore Urban Roundtable
March 10, 2016Singapore

News: Singapore Hosts World Bank’s Inaugural Urban Week to Share Infrastructure Knowledge with Global Cities

The Singapore Urban Roundtable is a knowledge sharing event that will bring together senior officials from Singapore’s public and private sectors, together with World Bank senior staff and clients, to understand and discuss Singapore’s value proposition as an urban hub. The session will facilitate dialogue, understanding and exploration of future opportunities for collaboration among the World Bank, its clients and public and private sector entities in Singapore.

The session will begin with a presentation by the Bank on the current and future portfolio of the Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Transport, ICT and Water sectors in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region, followed by a discussion among representatives from public and private sector entities, moderated by a World Bank sector specialist. The roundtable and discussion will highlight Singapore’s experience in urban planning and development; municipal infrastructure (including wastewater treatment and solid waste management); and disaster risk management, as well as the opportunities for tapping on these experiences overseas. More information can be found on IE Singapore’s event page and Expertise Portal.

The regional launch of the “Competitive Cities for Jobs and Growth: What, Who and How” report, jointly organized by the World Bank Global Practices for Trade & Competitiveness (T&C) and Social, Urban, Rural & Resilience (SURR), will take place immediately after the Urban Roundtable.

This event is part of Singapore Urban Week 2016 (March 7-11).

Click here to download the agenda.