"Smart City Development” is sustainable city development. It should raise the quality of life of citizens by promoting well-balanced sustainable development and making use of diverse and innovative technologies created by public and private sector partnerships.

Many discussions about Smart Cities have taken place on the international scene. Now is the time to move forward and take concrete actions based on those discussions.

Organized by the City of Yokohama, the Asia Smart City Conference (ASCC) is an international conference that brings together representatives from Asian cities, national governments, international organizations, academic institutions, and private companies, aiming at establishing a knowledge hub for smart cities.

Together with the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), the event will provide a venue to discover new business opportunities for private companies located in Yokohama, allowing them to promote their technologies for cities in emerging economies. Urban Sector Group is also co-organizing sessions at the conference.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s ASCC will be held in a new hybrid format for one full day featuring main online events and an in-person conference in Yokohama. The pre-event of the 9th ASCC was co-organized by the City of Yokohama and ADBI on 14 December 2020. More information can be found here.


The event aims to provide a venue where:

  • representatives from cities can share their vision for growth as well as their current challenges and needs;
  • private companies and academic institutions can propose innovative solutions; and
  • international organizations can offer programs to support efforts by cities and private companies; and 
  • participants can share best practices on urban and smart city development.

Target participants

Representatives from Asian cities, national governments, international organizations, academic institutions, and private companies interested in smart cities.

How to register

Register now to join the event.

Event organizers / partners

  • City of Yokohama
  • World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center

Event Contact

  • Sunghoon Kris Moon Urban Development Specialist Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Asian Development Bank E-mail contact form