Upcoming Milestones

June 28th, 2019: Hosting rights transferred; official website comes online
January 1st, 2020: Assembling of conference volunteers
January 15th to February 15th, 2020: Collecting workshop topics and papers
March 2020: Announcing workshop topics
March 1st, 2020: Registration becomes available
April 15th, 2020: Activating conference-related events
June 12th to 16th, 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)



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About 2020 International Metropolis Conference

At the beginning of 2019, 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 Project where experts from around the world in talent mobility, global governance, urbanization, and technological innovation converge engage in policy discussions and formulate policy proposals. The gathering will last 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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