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Smart Cities New York Partners with One Globe Forum

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Smart Cities New York, North America’s leading global conference on Smart City innovation and infrastructure, partners with Salwan Media Ventures for the seventh edition of One Globe Forum, to be held on February 9 and 10, 2018, in New Delhi, India.

Smart Cities New York, scheduled for May 2018, is an annual gathering of thought leaders, to explore various challenges and opportunities facing the world’s cities today. The forum encourages problem solvers to engage with urban citizens to develop the best solutions for global cities.

Similarly, the One Globe Forum has been India’s leading conference for focus groups of thought leaders, academicians, educators, entrepreneurs, policy makers, influencers, businessmen, government and corporate leaders to discuss, debate and deliberate on development of smart cities and building a 21st Century knowledge economy.

“Both One Globe Forum and Smart Cities New York share a common objective: We have always believed that cities are the best place to improve the quality of life of citizens, whether it’s cleaner air, less congestion, or better security. Having served as a Vice Chair and speaker at the One Globe Forum for many years, I have seen how innovators and government leaders have spurred cities across the country to use technology to build smarter cities, not only in India but across South Asia. By joining Smart Cities New York with One Globe Forum, we will reach a wider audience and achieve our common goal.” said Jerry Hultin, Chairman, Smart Cities New York.

The event comes at a time when dense smog blankets most of North India, so finding new solutions for India’s cities is urgent. One Globe Forum, in partnership with Smart Cities New York, will convene experts and leaders to develop new solutions with a focus on life in the 21st century.

Harjiv Singh, Convener, One Globe Forum and Founder and CEO of Salwan Media Ventures, says: “India is seeing massive urbanization with over 600 million people expected to be living in India’s cities by 2030. This urban migration is creating new challenges, which need to be addressed urgently. Only then will India be able to compete for talent and produce sustainable economic growth in the global marketplace. For all these reasons, we are delighted to partner with Smart Cities New York in the seventh edition of the One Globe Forum to combine the vitality of New York City with the innovative and entrepreneurial talent of India. The result will be new ideas and solutions that will help India address these challenges.”

‘Smart cities’ has been a major topic of discussion at One Globe Forum for the past seven years and has helped the Government of India develop the urban strategies that are transforming India’s 100 smart cities. The previous speakers at the One Globe Forum have included Shalabh Kumar, Founder, Republican Hindu Coalition; Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Coal; H.E. Daniel Carmon, Israel’s Ambassador to India; Shri P.P Choudhary, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Law & Justice and Corporate Affairs; Shri Rao Inderjit Singh, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers; Manish Tewari, Former Minister of State, Information & Broadcasting, Government of India; Salman Khurshid, Former Cabinet Minister of External Affairs; Kapil Sibal, Former Human Resource Development Minister of India;

Dr. Bibek Debroy, Fulltime Member, NITI Aayog, and Chairman, Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council; Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Indian politician and former diplomat, currently serving as Member of Parliament and; Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, among others.

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