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Asia-Pacific Conference on Green Innovation (APGI)

The Best Conference on Innovation for Sustainability in Asia and the Pacific!

Asia Pacific Conference on Green Innovation 2019: “Urban Nexus:Water-Energy- Food/Land Innovations for Sustainable City Development (SDGs)” is a combination of the 3 high-level forums (Policy, R&D, and Economics) to share and discuss on how to enable innovations for the sustainable growth.
We are bringing great minds around the world who are Policymakers, Academia, Entrepreneurs, and Investors to meet here in United Nations Convention Centre (UNCC), where is located at United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Bangkok, Thailand.
Background

Implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is critical to every sector of our society and calls to accelerate the progress in all spheres. Most of the current achievements in science, technology and innovation are based on sound research and development, and this is currently driven by the private sector, driven by profit. Making intellectual properties open-sourced and publicly available would have catalyzed the success of SDGs. In the current circumstances this goes against the interests of the business and the private sector. The public and private sector divide in values and lack of awareness on rules and regulations are currently hindering the progress and sustainability of many projects in cities of the region. 

In this regard, GII is organising a common platform for the public and private sector, academia to create a common understanding of  each other’s needs and to set up common goals and targets to ensure the sustainable management of water, energy and land in cities, and align them with SDGs.

The Asia Pacific Innovation Week 2019 (APIW) will be organised during 30 July - 3 August 2019. The APIW is aimed at bringing together policymakers, academics, entrepreneurs, investors and media (approximately 500 delegates) from around the world, particularly Asia and the Pacific region, to have an open discussion and share knowledge and ideas on how to enable innovations for implementing the United Nations’ Asia-Pacific Roadmap for Sustainable Development and the Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap.

The flagship event of APIW 2019 is the Asia Pacific Conference on Green Innovation (APGI) 2019. It will be organised in the middle of the week, 31 July - 1 August 2019, and will be comprised of seventeen nine (9) sessions, including Water, Energy, Food/Land (as three (3) Nexus-core sessions), IT, City, Investment, Civil Society, Governance (as five (5) Nexus-framework sessions), and Wellness (as one (1) Capacity Building/Case Study session). The summary of each session will be highlighting messages and recommendations of the discussions at the cross-sectoral level through the conference proceeding.

Research | Policy | Economics

Who will be attending this conference?

  1. Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs): Policy-makers, Politicians, Journalists (Media), and Influencers from both public and private sectors
  2. Academia: Researchers and Educators from every fields, including Science, Engineer, Social Science, Design & Architect etc.
  3. Businessmen: Executives and Entrepreneurs from every field, including Trade, Investment, Innovation, etc.

Conference Agenda

First Day

31 July 2019 (Wednesday) | Time: 9.00 – 17.00

Dress Code: Smart Casual Business Attire

Venue: UNESCO's United Nations Conference Centre (Rajdamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200)


Morning Session: (Period: 9.00 – 12.00)


  • Research Stage (at Conference Room 3, 2nd Floor, UNCC):

Energy Session 

  • Economic Stage (at Conference Room 4, 2nd Floor, UNCC):

City Session by UN-Habitat

Afternoon Session: (Period: 13.00 – 17.00)


  • Research Stage (at Conference Room 4, 2nd Floor, UNCC):

Food Session by Space-F Project, an incubator co-founded by National Innovation Agency (NIA) of Thailand, Thai Union Group, and Mahidol University


  • Economic Stage (at Conference Room 4, 2nd Floor, UNCC):

Blockchain Session 


Evening Session: (Time: 19.00 – 22.00)


  • Cultural Stage (at the Grand Pearl Cruise, Chaopraya River)

Civil Society Session

Dress Code: Black Tie Gala, Cultural Dress or National Costume

Venue: Grand Pearl Cruise at Yodpiman Riverwalk (Chakkraphet Road, Bangkok 10200)

Second Day

1 August 2019 (Tursday) | Time: 9.30 – 17.30

Dress Code: Formal Business Attire

Venue: United Nations Conference Centre (Rajdamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200)


Morning Session: (Period: 9.30 – 12.30)


  • Economic Stage (at Conference Room 3, 2nd Floor, UNCC):

“Future Finance“ Session by Trade, Investment and Innovation Division (TIID), UNESCAP


  • Policy Stage (at Conference Room 4, 2nd Floor, UNCC):

“Future Zone“ Session by School of Public Policy, Chiang Mai University


Afternoon Session: (Period: 13.00 – 17.00)


  • Economic Stage (at Conference Room 3, 2nd Floor, UNCC): 

“Future Wellness“ Session by Ministry of Public Health of Thailand (TBC)


  • Policy Stage (at Conference Room 4, 2nd Floor, UNCC): 

“Green AI“ Session 

Disclaimers:

  1. Greenovation Institute is non-profit social-driven think tank. It aims to nurture and finance Green Innovation initiatives in Asia and the Pacific. Accordingly, this conference is not for commercialised purpose. 
  2. The policy-makers, academia and international journalists will be invited and sponsored to attend the event, while the investors and businessmen will be subjected to purchase the event ticket as explained below.
  3. The agenda and speaker list may be subjected to change without prior notice. The organiser reserves all right to edit the content of the conference.

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Date
31 Jul 2019 09:00 - 01 Aug 2019 18:00
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