The Seoul Metropolitan Government will host the preliminary meeting of the Asian Network of Major Cities 21 in Seoul at the Orchid Room in the Westin Chosun Seoul (Hotel) from October 10 to 11. The event will bring together more than 80 representatives from twelve cities, including Seoul, Tokyo, Delhi, Manila, Bangkok, Singapore, Yangon, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Hanoi and Tomsk (observer city).
The ANMC 21 is both a network and coalition of major cities that was established in 2001, at the initiative of eleven Asian cities, to discuss ways of achieving co-prosperity among large cities, and to jointly address the pending issues facing major metropolises by constructing a system of cooperation between metropolitan cities.
During the two-day event, delegations from the twelve cities will share experiences and seek solutions regarding the “development of waterfront areas,” which can enrich the life of urbanites, and “measures to prevent large-scale disasters,” which have occurred with increasing frequency in recent years.
Meanwhile, the Seoul Assembly will involve various supplementary events, including promotional exhibitions and cultural performances by the member cities, and an exhibition of children’s paintings at Namsangol Hanok Village from October 8 to 10.
In addition, a business fair, to be held from October 12 to 15, will feature the ANMC 21 ZONE, which is designed to help promote the twelve member cities.