APAC Smart Cities & Urban Planning Conference Virtual 2021

November 23, 2021

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The promise of technology in Asia has contributed and evolved well in certain capital cities across the region. The concept is simple – technology takes a lead everywhere in order to make your city better and your citizens prosperous. While acceptance has been challenged and slower in some areas in Asia-Pacific (APAC), countries like Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Myanmar have successfully implemented their own versions of smart city.

Smart cities can improve the access and quality of urban services for citizens, businesses, and governments through digital technologies. At present, connectivity created a wider availability and considering the low-cost internet of things (IoT) big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and distributed hybrid multicloud, smart infrastructures innovations in APAC continues to grow. These takes APAC as the fastest region to adopt smart city technologies.

This coming November 23, 2021, Opal Financial Group is proud to present to you it’s very own APAC Smart Cities and Urban Planning Conference. An approach to support and create opportunities that reflects in specific urban challenges as well as the city’s capacity to address those challenges, both in sustainable implementation and management of smart city solutions.

In this edition, we will explore on the diversity of smart city initiatives, models, implementation modes draws out the potential opportunities to collaborate in facilitating the the development of livable cities.

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Preliminary Agenda subject to modification. To request our current agenda, participant list and sponsors

Current as of November 18, 2021

All times are in SGT (Singapore Time Zone)




Welcome Remarks


2020-2030 Philippine Smart City Project Outlook
Public Private Partnership of the Philippines

Jan Irish V. Platon, Project Development Officer, Infrastructure Division, Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines


Philippine Government Incentives (under the CREATE Act) for Investors/Companies who will develop smart cities

Ernesto Delos Reyes, Acting Director - Investment Assistance Center, Bureau of Investments


Building community ecosystem to achieve better Philippines through smart cities and urban planning

Edward Tay, CEO, Systema Capital


Networking Break


Panel Discussion: Redesigning your cities. Are we ready for City 3.0 and how smart are we?


Izzat Azzis, Director - Risk Management, KPMG - Malaysia

Janlo de los Reyes, Head of the Research and Strategic Consulting Services, JLL Philippines

Jolan Formalejo, Assistant Vice President for Inventory Generation Group, Aboitiz InfraCapital, Inc.

Xiaoqing Li, Technical Director, Infrastructure Development & Economics, Mott Macdonald


Nicolas Bhar, Dupoint Consultancy


Empowering Climate Resilient Businesses and Communities

Felix Ayque, Founder, Komunidad Global Pte Ltd


Lunch Break


ICT infrastructure. A city-wide network of connectivity, combined with the latest intelligent systems, secures the real-time exchange of data across a city and makes it available to citizens and businesses

Dir. Emmy Lou Delfin, Director of the ICT Industry Development Bureau, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)


Creating a safer community that allows each individual to confidently move without worries


Networking Break


Urban Planning: Rethinking Urban Development In A Post Pandemic World


Closing Remarks

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