Smart Cities Live Webinar: Hong Kong & Trikala in the Post-COVID Era

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Imagine a post-COVID era. Are you future-proof? Smart cities are and already showing their strength against the pandemic. Want to know how?

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The rise of AI technologies, smart energy grids, 5G networks, and smart transportation networks have been changing daily life in the public realm for the better. Most recently, governments have been deploying smart city technologies in the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic while preparing for what we call the “new normal” in a post-COVID-19 era. The need for co-creation and cooperation between different actors of the ecosystem, namely government, businesses, and academia is imperative.

The growth of smart cities has brought strategic opportunities for Hong Kong, Asia’s financial hub, and Trikala, Greece’s first smart city. Notwithstanding their differences in population, economic structure, and problems faced, the two cities share their strong commitment to smart city development.

How do they respond to challenges and emerging opportunities that lie ahead post-COVID? The Greek Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and the Division of Public Policy (PPOL) of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) bring together the two cities in a webinar on smart cities. Senior representatives from academia, government, and private sector will share their insight and discuss:

a. The role of smart cities in a post-COVID-19 era

b. The smart city strategies of Hong Kong and Trikala

c. Lessons that can be learned from the two cities

d. Possible synergies between different science, public and private sector

Everyone is welcome!


Date: Oct 27, 2020

Time: 6.00-7.30PM Hong Kong time (GMT+8) / 12.00-1.30PM Greece time (GMT+3)

Platform: Microsoft Teams (Link to be provided privately upon registration)

Cost: FREE



Ms Rebecca Isjwara, Reporter S&P Global Market Intelligence

Keynote Speaker:

Dr Masaru Yarime, Associate Professor Division of Public Policy (PPOL) Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)


  • Mr George Chrysomallos, Special Advisor to the Mayor on Smart Cities Municipality of Trikala (Greece)
  • Mr Julian Vella, Co-Head China - Global Infrastructure Advisory KPMG China
  • Dr Stratos Keranidis, R&D Director DomX (Greece)
  • Dr Masaru Yarime, Associate Professor Division of Public Policy (PPOL) Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)


See you live on the 27th Oct!

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