【Closed Door】Net Zero City Leaders Summit

2023-03-28 13:00 2023-03-28 17:15
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2023/03/28 13:00-17:15


TaiNEX 2, Room 701AB



Every year, The City Leaders Summit provides a high-level dialogue platform for mayors and city leaders around the world to exchange opinions on smart city governance, innovative strategies, and visions for development. The participants are able to outline the promising smart future of their home cities according to the characteristics, location and culture of the city itself.

The Summit is not just one of the biggest highlights of the Smart City Summit and Expo, and the world’s largest networking platform among smart city governments. In 2019, it hit the record by engaging 128 city representatives to attend in person. Even with the impact of COVID-19 from 2020 and onwards, the Summit was still held annually and attracted over a hundred municipal delegates to join the live-streaming event. This year, since the reopening of national borders, we will pay more attention to better facilitate physical interactions between cities. The 2023 Net Zero City Leaders Summit will gather over 100 city representatives from around the globe for in-depth dialogues regarding the latest outlooks, solutions, and new propositions for smart cities.

The concepts of Net Zero and smart cities are closely related because both focus on creating sustainable and resilient cities. By integrating Net Zero Goals into the planning and implementation of smart city initiatives, cities can work towards achieving a more sustainable and livable urban environment. The Net Zero City Leaders Summit will focus on the implementation strategies, and actions of smart cities, especially in 2 focal areas: transportation and buildings, the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. The topics for the sessions will be “The trend of zero-carbon urban” and “Using smart technology to reach Zero-Carbon Building”, to bring together state-of-art solutions and strategies, to help smart cities achieve their Net Zero Goals.


Edwin Liu
Industrial Technology Research Institute
Gino van Begin
Secretary General
Jwu-Sheng Hu
Industrial Technology Research Institute
Senior Vice President
Tze-Luen Alan Lin
Office of Energy and Carbon Reduction Executive Yuan(Premier’s Office), Taiwan
Deputy Executive Director
Jin-Li Hu
Institute of Business and Management, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University,
Chung-Pi Luan

Chief Secretary, Architecture and Building Research Institute, Ministry of Interior


13:10 - 13:35

Opening Remarks & Photo Shooting

13:35 - 13:50

Keynote Speech I: Towards Net-Zero Society


Edwin Liu, President, Industrial Technology Research Institute

13:50 - 14:05

Keynote Speech II:Cities and Local Governments- Forefront of Net Zero and Climate Actions


Gino Van Begin,Secretary General, ICLEI

14:05 - 15:35

Forum1: The trend of zero-carbon urban transport/Panel discussion


Moderator:Jwu-Sheng Hu,Senior Vice President,Industrial Technology Research Institute

City Representatives:
Town of Morrisville, United States

Vysocina Region, Czech Republic

Tel Aviv, Israel

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Redland City, Australia

Lublin, Poland

Guarulhos, Brazil

Poznań, Poland

Port Coquitlam, Canada


Palmerston North, New Zealand

Asan City, South Korea

Taiwan Representative:Jin-Li Hu,Professor,Department of Business Administration at National Yang-Ming University

15:35 - 17:05

Forum2: Using smart technology to reach Zero-Carbon Building/Panel discussion


Moderator:Tze-Luen Alan Lin,Deputy Executive Director,Office of Energy and Carbon Reduction Executive Yuan(Premier’s Office), Taiwan

City Representatives:
Budapest, Hungary

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Mikulov, Czech Republic

Gladstone City, Australia

LGU-Iligan, Philippines

Bydgoszcz, Poland

Montgomery in Maryland, United States

Gdynia, Poland

Newark, United States

Leuven, Belgium


Taiwan Representative:Chung-Pi Luan,Chief Secretary, Architecture and Building Research Institute, Ministry of Interior

17:10 - 17:15

Closing Remarks


Host By

National Development Council

Taipei Computer Association (TCA)