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The biennial World Cities Summit (WCS) is a global platform for government leaders and industry experts to address liveable and sustainable city challenges, share integrated urban solutions and forge new partnerships. Since 2008, WCS has seen the participation of over 250 cities from around the world, represented by leaders from government, business, international organisations and academia. 

The 9th edition of the World Cities Summit will be held from 2 to 4 June 2024, in Singapore. This 3-day event comprises the main conference and other key events such as the WCS Mayors Forum, WCS Young Leaders Symposium, the Lee Kuan Yew World Prize Award Ceremony and Banquet, and an exhibition. 

The theme for WCS 2024 is Liveable and Sustainable Cities: Rejuvenate, Reinvent, Reimagine. 

Truly thriving cities are those which deliver on well-being for all in the city, and across generations. To continue doing so amidst the climactic, financial and societal stresses of our time, cities must continually evolve and adapt. 

WCS 2024 explores the opportunities and the how-to’s to achieve smart, resilient and regenerative cities now and in the future, cities with heart that deliver good quality of life for all. 

Delegates will engage with the theme across five thematic tracks: Cities for People, Resilient & Regenerative Cities, Smart Cities, Sustainable Financing of Cities and Future Cities. Each track comprises plenaries and in-depth discussion sessions, special convenings and roundtables, organised with strategic partners to ensure a rich and diverse discussion.

For more details, please read our Conference Concept Note.

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