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11-12 June 2019 | Shanghai

Citypreneurs is kicking off our 2019 season in Shanghai! Join us at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show Asia (CES Asia), the fastest growing consumer electronics trade show in Asia. Heeding the call of the SDGs, Citypreneurs is excited to bring you a program that centers sustainability, innovation and inclusion within the tech industry to solve pressing global challenges.

We’ll also be featuring EidWare, the First Prize winner from Urban Innovation Challenge: Citypreneurs 2017. We invite you to discover their SDG-aligned products at the Citypreneurs booths, located at SNIEC Hall W5, and hear them speak at our workshop and panels.

Check out the program and signup details below. We can’t wait to see you there!


For the first time in history, half of the population in Asia live in urban areas, creating more pressures on cities to host an ever-increasing number of people and do so in a sustainable and inclusive way. Technological change is speeding up at the same time as climate change and inequality are becoming more difficult to mitigate. How can we harness technology and innovation to solve our biggest challenges rather than contribute towards them?

Join Citypreneurs at our event "Tech4good: Innovate Locally, Impact Globally" to be held at the Consumer Electronics Show Asia to discuss how start-ups, investors, and the tech industry can be a powerful force to reduce poverty, generate opportunity, and protect the environment.

Venue: Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC)

No.2345 Longyang Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai, China

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Sustainable by Design Workshop (25 seats only)

DAY 1 - Tuesday, 11 June 2019

10:30am - 12:30pm

Kerry Hotel, Level 3, Function Room 4

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a universal and visionary framework for global cooperation and action to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. More and more businesses and investors understand that addressing the SDGs represents good business: by providing a conducive environment for long term profits and by developing solutions for these global challenges, they can be at the forefront of new markets. This hands-on workshop is targeted towards impact-driven start-ups and established businesses aiming to integrate sustainability into their core business and align their business model with the SDGs.

*Note: A previous version of this post listed a different time slot for this event. It has since been edited to reflect the correct time, 10:30am - 12:30pm.

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Sustainability in Emerging Tech

DAY 2 - Wednesday, 12 June 2019

2pm - 5pm

SNIEC, W5, Conference Room 1

(NOTE: There will be English to Chinese translation available for this event)

Session 1: Sustainability Investing and Ventures

How can social impact and market-rate returns be simultaneously achieved? What core impact metrics and operating principles should you look for? Explore how impact business models can create positive social and environmental outcomes while generating significant growth and profitability.

Mr. Joe Lim, Senior Partnerships and Innovation Officer at WFUNA


Ms. Ruby Lv, Co-founder at Impact Hub Shanghai


Mr. Jungho Park, Chief Sustainability Officer at MYSC


Session 2: Is Emerging Tech Helping or Hindering Sustainable Development?

Emerging technologies offer opportunities to transform lives and the environment for good. But what are the risks? Join the conversation to explore the ramifications and trajectories of emerging technologies and how we can shape frontier technologies towards achieving sustainability and inclusion.

Mr. Li Zhou, Sustainable Development Officer at UNESCAP


Mr. Satoru Ohtake, Deputy Director of Tokyo College, University of Tokyo


Ms. Changhua Wu, CEO at Beijing Future Innovation Center


Ms. Jenny Yang, Director at SAP Next-Gen GC


Session 3: Delivering Sustainability through Public-Private-People Partnerships at the Local Level

Listen to featured experts from startups, the public and private sectors, city leaders, and UN representatives discuss the vital role of sustainable businesses in solving urban challenges, particularly with regards to urban development, public-private-people partnerships, and the use of emerging consumer tech such as AI, IoT and blockchain.

Ms. Adna Karabegovic, Program Officer at WeGO


Mr. Joshua Chambers, Founder & Managing Director at GovInsider


Mr. Jaewon Peter Chun, Founder & CEO at XnTree


Ms. Jill Tang, Co-founder at Ladies Who Tech


More details on REGISTRATION can be found here:

-To attend, register now on the CES Asia website

with our priority code “CTPRN19” to get a complimentary Industry Attendee Pass!-

We can’t wait to see you there!


Citypreneurs is a UN-backed platform for impact-driven innovators with sustainable solutions to urban challenges, as defined and measured by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

If you have any questions about our event, please email us at or send us a message on WeChat (ID: citypreneurs).

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