This panel discussion aims to shed light on the private sector’s activity in smart city
development across China, Japan, and Korea, and identify foreseeable joint projects in
key areas. The discussion will focus on ICT trends pioneered by solution providers in the
sub-region, and seek to identify short- and long-term areas in which cities can co-
develop and co-implement cross-border smart city projects. Representatives from solution providers active in the whole of the sub-region will discuss the trajectory of smart city development in the sub-regional content, ways in which local governments can elevate their smart city development through international PPPs, and visions of a society with transnationally integrated public services through ICT.