18 Июля Niemeyer 17:00 - 18:00  | Strategy

New Hansa. Cities in International Politics

Despite recent slowdown in globalisation, global cities remain the vital hubs of financial, human, technological and cultural communication. Cities have the resources and ambition to influence the global agenda and often share more common ground with other cities than with their countries. On this ground, they go on to create city alliances, support global exchange, form national and international lobbies, and discuss the details of coordination mechanisms.

  • In what ways will the economic and political roles of cities evolve?
  • Which formats of collaboration do the cities employ at present?
  • Is it possible for cities to essentially change their role in global affairs?


Jonathan Woetzel
Senior partner, McKinsey & Company


Alice Charles
Project Lead, Cities, World Economic Forum Geneva
David Miller
Director, C40 Climate Leadership Group
Sergey Cheremin
Minister of Moscow Government
Fyodor Lukyanov
Editor-in-Chief, "Russia in Global Affairs"
John Jung
Chairman and Co-Founder, Intelligent Community Forum