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Nordic China Smart City Conference 2019

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March 26 - 28, 2019
09:00 - 17:00
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IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
March 26 - 28, 2019
09:00 - 17:00



Demonstrating Nordic system solutions and Nordic co-operations for the Chinese market 

The first Nordic-China cooperation conference focusing on planning excellence and smart system solutions in the areas of urban environment and the health care sector.

Key Chinese provinces, cities and companies are invited to present their needs and potentials for cooperation with Nordic companies and organizations. 


Tuesday March 26th

08:00 – 12:30 Morning program with Mini Sponsors’ Exposition during breaks

Welcome Opening remarks 
Keynote speeches:

  • Swedish Minister
  • H.E. Gui Congyou, Chinese Ambassador to Sweden
  • High Level Official, China Representative of the Nordic Council of Ministers 
  • Vice Principal of Tongji University
  • Chinese Healthcare Official (TBC)
  • Henrik Bjørnager Jensen: Nordic Solutions for C40 – China focus:

Panel discussion: “Agenda 2030. How could a Nordic-China partnership contribute to the fulfilment of the SDGs?” 
Diamond sponsor presentations  
MoU Signing ceremony  


12:30 – 14:00 Networking Lunch


14:00 – 18:00 Afternoon program 

Opening remarks by Moderator  
Chinese Regions’ and organization’s presentations:

  • China Urbanization-townization Promotion Council (CUPC) presents unique Nordic-China collaboration opportunities in healthcare and environmental technology - More info here!
  • Shandong, and the Hammarby Eco City project in Yantai - More info here!
  • Sino Nordic Ecovillage in Changsha - More info here!
  • Hebei
  • Hangzhou
  • Jiangsu
  • Hunan
  • Inner Mongolia
  • Shanxi 

Q&A with the province official and company representatives


18:00 – 19:30 Evening Program

Reception with Chinese Cuisine & Culture Show


Wednesday March 27th

Sponsors Company Exposition during breaks  


08:30 – 12:30 Parallel session A: Environmental technology 

Smart environmental solutions are today considered everywhere in urban development. Smart technologies can improve the efficiency of the utilities installed but also enhance the interaction between technical functions and the users. In order to create a truly sustainable city areas like aesthetics as well as place making, the design of the public realm matter also matters. In this session we will explore how excellence in urban planning combined with smart new solutions can lift all three pillars of sustainability on to new levels. 
Opening remarks by Moderator 
Keynote speeches: Chinese representative  
Mads Jensen Møller, Archiland/Nordic: Concept for how to secure Chinese government goals in green business solutions 


Panel 1 Topic: Green urban design 

Greening of our cities becomes more and more important from many perspectives. To prevent heat islands, to absorb storm water, to provide habitat for biodiversity and for circular water management.  

Introduction by: Henrik Dissing, Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark: Business collaboration with the European China Water Platform and Representative of Ejlskov A/S: Soil remediation and how it plays into the Chinese local government political agenda on environment Panel consisting of Nordic companies.


Panel 2: Topic: Zero waste and circular economy 

The Nordic countries landfill less than 1% of their waste. 40% is typically recycled as material and the rest converted into energy. How could this model be applied in China?

Introduction by: Weine Wiqvist, CEO of Avfall Sverige
Panel consisting of Nordic companies 


Panel 3: Topic: Mobility & transportation

How is the new mobility revolution going to reshape our cities? How could new, smart mobility solutions improve both the urban environment, the accessibility and the social fabric? 

Introduction by: Trafikverket, Vision Zero and improving traffic safety (tbc) 
Panel consisting of Nordic companies 


Panel 4: Topic: Air pollution mitigation and indoor air quality 

We spend more than 80% of our time indoors. Both pollutions from outside and inside the buildings affect our health, comfort and ability to perform. At the same time employers’ expectations on individual performance are increasing. The building design and technology improvements are important element in creating better working environments. Which are the most efficient ways to improve indoor air quality? How could smart technology secure good performance air quality at low energy costs? 

Introduction by: Air quality expert (tbc) 
Panel consisting of Nordic companies 


08:30 – 12:30 Parallel session B: Health and Elderly Care for Tomorrow

The Sustainable Development Goal number 3 is about ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Impressive advancements have been made on many health fronts, but significant challenges remain. In order to accelerate progress and address new health challenges, all actors need to partner to develop health care solutions that work for people, families, communities and nations.   
What could China learn from the Nordic solutions and what could the Nordics learn from the rapid Chinese technical development, and thus move together towards ensuring healthy lives and wellbeing for all?  
Introduction to the Health and Elderly Care session by the Moderators  
Keynote speeches:
Chinese representative (TBC) 
Nordic Representative (TBC)


Panel 1: Building comprehensive and person-centered health systems 

Primary care is in focus both in China and the Nordics, as specialized hospital care is becoming overburdened and more expensive. At the same time smart technologies offer new ways of seeing the doctor. In addition, the patient should be seen as a resource in managing his/her own health.  
Introduction by: Kari Hengebol, Director of Administration at C3 - Centre for Connected Care C3, Oslo University Hospital, Norway  
Panel consisting of Nordic companies 


Panel 2: Sustainable Pharma and Medtech

Improved medical diagnostics, person-centered and value-based care, precision medicine, technological advancements like automation, robotics and AI/digitalization all affect the pharma and medtech industries. Patient safety must always be a priority – but how can we consider all this while also prioritizing sustainability? Sustainability must be incorporated in the design of products and processes, tackling negative environmental and health impacts at the source; but also by focusing on full lifecycle impacts, including efficient use of the products, with less environmental burden and risk. 
Introduction TBC 
Panel consisting of Nordic companies  


Panel 3: Smart health solutions for ageing societies 

The demographic and societal changes, changes in family living conditions, a shortage of healthcare staff, increasing costs and the wish of elderly to be more active and independent all lead to a growing market for smart solutions to take care of the needs and wishes of the elderly.  
Introduction TBC 
Panel consisting of Nordic companies  


Panel 4: Innovation, PPP projects and business models for collaboration 

The key to success for large complex projects is to collaborate in public-private partnerships and to develop business models for the projects suitable for this. We will hear some examples of successful PPPs with partners from the Nordics and China.  
Introduction: TBC 
Panel consisting of Nordic companies  


Lunch incl. networking


13:45 – 17:15 Afternoon program

  • Match making sessions between individual Chinese and Nordic companies as well as with Chinese and Nordic projects and potential suppliers.
  • Nordic Company Pitches
  • C40 City Solutions Platform Workshop
       Draft agenda:
    • Welcome and the CSP by CLEAN and C40
    • The Shenzhen challenge
    • Inspirational talk or panel debate
    • Workshop “Can you work with the vision of Shenzhen – What is needed to further develop into a business opportunity for the Nordics”
    • Wrap up and next steps in the CSP


18:00 – 21:30 Evening Program

Gala dinner at Vinterviken 
Transport to Vinterviken and back to Stockholmsmässan and the City of Stockholm will be organized.


Thursday March 28th

Technical visit within Environmental Technology:

  • Sustainable transports
  • Smart, sustainable urban development projects in Stockholm and Sweden

Technical visits within Health and Elderly Care for Tomorrow

  • Non-communicable diseases and chronic disease management
  • Smart Solutions for elderly care
  • Infection Control