Upcoming Milestones

1 Jan 2020: Recruitment of Conference Volunteers


15 Jan to 15 Feb 2020: Collection of Workshop topics and papers


Mar 2020: Announcement of workshop topics


1 Mar 2020: Registration opens


15 Apr 2020: Activation of conference-related events


12 to 16 June 2020: International Metropolis Conference


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Paul Spoonley  Co-chairs, International Metropolis Steering Committee

Jan Rath  Co-chairs, International Metropolis Steering Committee

Huiyao Wang  President, Center for China and Globalization (CCG)

Lu Miao  Chief  Secretary, Center for China and Globalization (CCG)



Organizing Committee  

About 2020 International Metropolis Conference

Following the 2019 Conference held in June in Canada, CCG won the bid to host the 2020 International Metropolis Conference in Beijing and it will be the first time the conference is held in China.


The International Metropolis Conference is an annual conference organized by the International Metropolis Network where experts from around the world in talent mobility, global governance, urbanization, and technological innovation converge and engage in policy discussions and formulate policy proposals.


The conference lasts for 4 days and involves 60-80 activities of various kinds such as panel discussions, workshops, and cultural exhibitions, attracting 600-800 experts from governments, academia, and international organizations annually. Ever since the event was launched in 1996, it has been held in major global cities such as Milan, Bonn, Washington DC, The Hague, Nagoya, and Sydney.

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