Langenburg Forum 2017

Transformation von Megastädten – Wie kann Digitalisierung dazu beitragen, eine nachhaltige Umgebung für 9 Mrd. Menschen zu schaffen

Das vierte Langenburg Forum läuft unter dem Titel: „Transformation von Megastädten – Wie kann Digitalisierung dazu beitragen, eine nachhaltige Umgebungen für 9 Mrd. Menschen zu schaffen“. Das Forum findet vom 8. bis 9. Juni 2017 in Langenburg, Deutschland statt und bringt rund 120 ausgewählte Gäste aus Politik, Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Zivilgesellschaft zusammen.

Das Forum wird feierlich eröffnet von dem Ehrengast Kofi Annan, ehemaliger Generalsekretär der Vereinten Nationen und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Der Fokus des Forums im Jahr 2017 liegt auf der Rolle der Digitalisierung als Motor für Innovation in den Bereichen Verkehr, Ballungsräume und Stadtentwicklung.

Donnerstag, 8. Juni 2017

12:00 Flying Lunch Buffet

13:00 Welcome remarks
Video Message from HRH The Prince of Wales (confirmed)
Philipp Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (confirmed)
Joschka Fischer, Managing Partner Joschka Fischer & Company; former Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany (confirmed)

Opening Speech: What kind of world will we leave for our grandchildren? How cities will shape and will be shaped by urban societies!
Kofi Annan, 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations and Winner of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize (confirmed)

14:00 Rapidly growing urban spaces: How governments can employ digital technologies to shape social cohesion and reduce environmental impacts
Andrew Collinge, Assistant Director of Intelligence, Greater London Authority
Pierfrancesco Maran, Deputy Mayor City Planning, City of Milan (confirmed)
Dr. Michael Münter, Head of Strategic Planning and Sustainable Mobility, City of Stuttgart (confirmed)
Moderator – Dr. Melinda Crane, Deutsche Welle (confirmed)

15:30 Coffee-break

16:15 Parallel Workshops 

How do Stuttgart and the Ländle depend on each other – economically and regarding liveability? (in German language)
Gerhard Bauer, District Administrator, Landratsamt Schwäbisch-Hall (confirmed)
Stefan Brandl, CEO, ebm-papst Gruppe (confirmed)
Claus-Peter Hutter, Director Academy for Nature Preservation & Environment Protection of Baden-Württemberg (confirmed)
Cem Özdemir, Federal Chairman of BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN and Member of the German Bundestag (confirmed)
Carmen Vogt, Head of GIZ Programme Sustainable Development of Metrop. Regions (confirmed)
Moderator – Dr. Melinda Crane, Deutsche Welle (confirmed)

How can data help to improve transport in megacities? 
Dr. Nikolai Horn, Expert for Fundamental Issues, German Foundation for Privacy and Data Protection (confirmed)
Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Vice-President Traffic and Travel Information, TomTom (confirmed)
Philipp von Schierstaedt, Vice-President & General Manager Radio & Sensors, Infineon Technologies AG (confirmed)
Dr. Despina Spanou, Director Consumers, DG Justice and Consumers at the European Commission
Moderator – Princess Xenia of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (confirmed) 

17:45 Summing Up: Is digitization the main driver for a sustainable development of mega cities or are other trends more decisive?
Prof. Dr. Dr. Klaus Töpfer, former German Federal Minister for the Environment and former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

18:30 Reception and Networking

19:00 Hohenlohe Dinner
Dinner Speech: Nick Leake, Counsellor and Head of the EU & Economic Section at the British Embassy Berlin (confirmed)

Freitag, 9. Juni 2017

09:00 Coffee

09:30 How cities will decide upon the sustainable development of our world
Dr. Ingolf Dietrich, Commissioner 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development/SDGs, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) (confirmed)

10:00 Parallel Workshops

How can big data help to support smart urban planning?
Prof. Steffen Lehmann, University of Portsmouth, UK (confirmed) 
Martin Powell
, Head of Urban Development, Siemens AG
Katherina Reiche, Chief Executive Officer, Verband kommunaler Unternehmen e.V. (VKU – German Association of Local Utilities) (confirmed)
Prof. Dr. Michael M. Resch, Director, HPC Center Stuttgart (HLRS) (confirmed) 
Dr. Markus Schlaepfer
, Principal Investigator, ETH Zurich/Future Cities Laboratory (confirmed)
Volker Tripp, Political Director, Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. (confirmed)
Moderator – Dr. Melinda Crane (confirmed) 

How will digitalized services drive integration of businesses in megacities?
Alex Diehl, Strategist Digital Disruption and Founder, KKLD*
(confirmed)
Gregor Gerlach,
Managing Director, Seaside Hotels (confirmed)
Wolfgang Gründinger,
Expert for Digital Transformation, Bundesverband Digitale Wirtschaft e.V. (confirmed)
Prof. Vili Lehdonvirta, Associate Professor at the University of Oxford (confirmed)
Alexander Schwarz, General Manager DACH, Airbnb (confirmed)
Moderator – Princess Xenia of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (confirmed)

11:45 Closing Remarks
Philipp Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (confirmed)

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