The fifth edition of the World Cities Summit (WCS), seventh edition of the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and the third edition of the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESS) were once again held concurrently at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands®, from 10 to 14 July 2016.

These events provided government and industry leaders an integrated global platform to share solutions for sustainable urban development and the latest innovations in water and clean environment solutions. The co-location of the three events enabled exhibitors and participants to explore synergies as well as network and forge partnerships with a wide range of global industry leaders, policy makers and experts. Together, these three events showcased Singapore’s global thought leadership in sustainable development.

World Cities Summit

The WCS is the premier platform for government leaders and industry experts to address challenges cities face in remaining liveable and sustainable as they develop, as they share integrated urban solutions and forge new partnerships. Themed 'Liveable & Sustainable Cities: Innovative Cities of Opportunity', this year's Summit explored how cities can better govern and build resilience through policy, technology and social innovations.

WCS is the catalyst for a number of co-located events that includes government-to-government collaborations, public-private partnerships and project announcements, site visits and community activities.

Key highlights of the Summit included the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize, the World Cities Summit Mayors Forum and the Young Leaders Symposium. Delegates had the opportunity to network with and hear from some 3,000 government and industry leaders, experts, officials and practitioners.

Singapore International Water Week

Since its inception in 2008, SIWW has established itself as the premier global platform to showcase the latest science and technology solutions for urban water management, against the challenging macro backdrop of climate change, population growth, and rapid urbanisation.

SIWW 2016 gathered leaders and stakeholders from the global water industry to share best practices and expertise to leverage business opportunities.

This year’s Water Expo@ City Solutions Singapore was also the largest ever, featuring two new highlights – the Smart Water Solutions Showcase and Forum and the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System Showcase and Forum.

CleanEnviro Summit Singapore

CESS is a global platform for government leaders, policy makers, regulators and industry captains to connect, examine and discover practical solutions to address environmental challenges for tomorrow’s cities. This year’s edition took a broader look at the challenges, future trends and solutions in the cleaning and waste management sectors by offering an expanded programme with three exciting new initiatives, namely the Environment@ City Solutions Expo, the Innovation Pavilion and the Innovation Pitch.

With the theme "Innovative Clean Enviro-Solutions for Growing Cities", the two-day Clean Environment Convention brought together a diverse cross section of industry experts, international organisations, academia and municipal authorities to share insights on issues such as building the capability of the workers, changing mindset and behaviour, circular economy, waste and building management systems, technological developments and cleanliness standards.

Delegates were able to discover state-of-the-art technologies across environmental management and urban planning and implementation and had the opportunity to hear directly from passionate local and international environmental innovators such as Freek van Eijk, Managing Director of Acceleratio, and David Newman, President of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA).

The 2014 edition of the WCS, SIWW and CESS collectively attracted a record participation of more than 20,000 attendees from 133 countries, including ministers, mayors, government officials, industry leaders, academics and representatives from international organisations. The 2016 edition fared as well, and continued to provide delegates with multiple opportunities to network and form relationships with industry leaders.

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