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Asia Infrastructure Forum and Co-Located Events

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WCS2022’s key partner is the Asia Infrastructure Forum (AIF). The Forum is the foremost platform for infrastructure players and thought leaders to discuss key issues such as the future state of infrastructure, sustainable financing, technological innovation and collaboration. See here for more information on the AIF. 

Co-located events and partner events will return in 2022, as organised by partners and sponsors. 

Co-Located Events

Discussing ways to ensure cities can center sustainability for the future while building resilience now

Exploring the latest government, infrastructure, and civic technologies for building and running cities

A special convening of City Possible’s 24-Hour Cities Network working group

Event Title Synopsis
Geospatial and the Cities of the Future

Organised by the Singapore Land Authority

2 Aug, 4pm – 5.30pm

(open to all WCS delegates)

Cities are constantly evolving and progressing with a vision to achieve sustainability, resilience, and inclusivity. Geospatial information and technologies serve as key enablers in driving innovative solutions. In this curated session, Singapore Land Authority (SLA) is honoured to invite speakers from Cities of the Future in sharing insights on geospatial information and technologies.



Green and Digital Shipping Corridor: Stakeholder Workshop & MOU Signing

Organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Port of Rotterdam (PoR)

2 Aug, 2pm – 5.30pm

By-Invite Only




As shipping is a global industry, adopting a “corridor approach” between likeminded ports across trade lanes is the fastest and most realistic way for the maritime sector to develop, commercialise and scale effective solutions for digitalisation and decarbonisation. To this end, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Port of Rotterdam (PoR) are collaborating to establish a Green and Digital Corridor to enable low and zero carbon shipping. This session will bring together stakeholders across the supply chain for an interactive workshop and will include the official signing of the partnership between MPA and PoR.

For any queries, please reach out to Mr New Wei Siang (New_Wei_Siang@mpa.gov.sg) and Ms Minerva Lim (Minerva_Lim@mpa.gov.sg).

Mastercard: City Possible Workshops

The Accessible City
1 Aug, 2pm – 3pm

Mobility in the Future City
1 Aug, 4pm – 5pm

The Destination City
2 Aug, 9am – 10am


The Cyber Secure City
2 Aug, 11am – 12pm

By-invite only






Discussing innovations and strategies to help cities provide better access to services

Exploring the latest challenges and solutions in urban transit and mobility

Assessing the current state of tourism around the world and exploring strategies to bring tourism back in a sustainable, inclusively prosperous way

Discussing the state of urban cybersecurity and exploring the newest security and resilience technologies and strategies

To join these workshops, kindly contact Joseph.Losavio@Mastercard.com and indicate which workshops you are interested in attending (you may register for multiple workshops)

City Possible Workshop Series

Organised by Mastercard

Tomorrow’s Sustainable Cities, Today
2 Aug, 2pm – 3pm

The Post-Pandemic Future City
2 Aug, 3.30pm – 4.30pm

The 24-Hour City
2 Aug, 5pm – 6pm

Open to all WCS delegates


Discussing ways to ensure cities can center sustainability for the future while building resilience now

Exploring the latest government, infrastructure, and civic technologies for building and running cities

A special convening of City Possible’s 24-Hour Cities Network working group
Digital for a Green Recovery

Organised by UNDP Global Centre

2 Aug, 3pm – 5pm

Open to all WCS Delegates
COVID-19 offers a glimpse of what is coming, but it is also an opportunity for change. The pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented shock to human development, and highlighted how planetary and social imbalances reinforce each other. It has also highlighted that we need a 'Green Recovery' - to transform how we live, work, and play; and to drive a new era of sustainable development. Digital will be a key tool in this transition.

Our planet has entered the 'Anthropocene' - the Age of Humans. Wildfires, hurricanes, and sea level rises continue to wreak havoc on the most vulnerable populations around the world. Global wildlife has declined almost 70% since 1970, and recent events are a stark reminder of the risks of encroaching into natural habitats. But digital and technology are proving to be crucial in responding to these challenges. Digital is driving adaptation and mitigation, decision-making, public service delivery, and prosperity. Since 2019, more than 750 million additional people have been connected to the internet. Whilst the digital economy is now equivalent to 15.5% of global GDP, and has grown two and a half times faster than global GDP over the past 15 years.

This flagship event hosted by the UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation, and Sustainable Development - a collaboration between the UN Development Programme and the Government of Singapore - will bring together leading global thinkers in digital and green development to explore the role of digital in catalysing a transformative green recovery.

Hear from experts and innovators about how digital - if applied thoughtfully, inclusively, and sustainably - can ensure that people and the planet prosper together, and how countries can leverage digital for sustainable and resilient development. The event will also highlight digital solutions that have transformed traditional development trajectories, for small and large states - and how innovative partnerships, from local to global contexts, are making truly inclusive progress happen.