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  • Mayor Park delivers a keynote speech at the City Talks held by the City of Sydney for Seoul’s significant achievements in climate change

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    • At the invitation of the City of Sydney, Mayor Park Won-Soon to make a keynote speech for the City Talks
    • Mayor Park to explain about sustainable municipal services participated by the citizens, such as “Democracy Seoul, Online Platform,” and “Digital Mayor’s Office”
    • The participants’ speeches and discussions to be reflected in the “Sydney 2050” plan and Australia’s major media companies to cover the event

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, May 22, 2019 — At the invitation of the City of Sydney, Seoul Mayor Park Won-Soon will make a keynote speech and participate in the panel discussion via a video link for the City Talks that will be held at the Sydney Town Hall for two hours from 6:30 p.m., May 23.

    Celebrating the 44th anniversary this year, the City Talks is an international conference that invites global figures to seek solutions to a variety of urban problems. This year’s theme is “Big Ideas Transforming Global Cities.”

    The City of Sydney invited Mayor Park to the City Talks because the Seoul Metropolitan Government has made significant achievements in the citizens’ participation in making municipal policies and tackling climate change. Mayor Park’s participation will be the first Asian leader to deliver a keynote speech at the event. Also, for the first time in the history of the City Talks, the City of Sydney considered Mayor Park’s busy schedules and allowed him to deliver his keynote speeches and panel discussions via video using 3D imaging technology without visiting Sydney.

    Previous participants of the City Talks include Ireland’s former president Mary Robinson, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics Joseph Stiglitz, the inventor of World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former London Mayor Ken Livingston. For this year, Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore, Attorney Jay Weatherill, Co-Chair of Aboriginal Affairs NSW Sara Hamilton and the Head of the Participatory City Foundation Tessy Britton.

    Around 2,500 to 3,000 international figures and citizens participated in this annual conference, and Australia’s major media companies, such as ABC or Sydney Morning Herald, cover the event. The participants’ speeches and discussions will be reflected in the “Sydney 2050” plan. In addition, it is expected to further promote cooperation among global cities that should response rapidly changing society.

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government expects to introduce Seoul’s exemplary policies related to, such as smart city, civic sovereignty and policies for the youth to Sydney’s politicians and citizens.