2024 Top7 Conference and Announcement


The 2024 NTPC Smart City forum will be held in New Taipei City, Taiwan, hosted by the New Taipei City Government in association with the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). With the theme of “AI: The Innovation Accelerator,” the forum will explore how artificial intelligence has contributed to economic growth, sustainability, and human welfare.

Since the introduction of ChatGPT in November 2022, the explosive development of AI has attracted global attention and raised concerns about the job market and social structure. However, as artificial intelligence becomes part of the technologies we use every day, it will offer countless opportunities for cities and regions to accelerate economic growth, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve the quality of life at the local level.

The forum will feature exciting presentations and panel discussions from international city leaders, relevant organizational leaders, and Taiwan’s industry representatives. Together, we will explore across disciplines, cities, and borders that promote the benefits of artificial intelligence in public policies, technological advancements, and urban development strategies. The program will conclude with the ICF Top7 Global Cities Announcement of the Year.

Featured speakers include:

Berry Vrbanovic
Mayor of Kitchener,
Ontario, Canada

Chris Amorose Groomes
Mayor of Dublin,
Ohio, USA

Mark Jamieson
Mayor of Sunshine Coast,
Queensland, Australia

Alexander Schmidt
Founder and CEO,
BABLE Smart Cities

Participation is freeRegister at: https://smartcity.ntpc.gov.tw/forum/index.html

Watch this video to see more about New Taipei City:

Conference Agenda

6/19 (Wed) - Smart City Forum and Top7 Awards Dinner

Venue: Wishful AB, 2nd Floor, Hilton Taipei Sinban - No.88 Minquan Rd, Banqiao District New Taipei City, 22050, Taiwan

Forum Sessions

  • 09:30 - Registration
  • 10:00 - Conference Opening
  • 10:10 - Organizer Welcome and Speeches
    • John Jung, Chairman and Co-Founder, Intelligent Community Forum
  • 10:50 - Trend Setting: AI in Sustainable and Resilient Smart Cities
    • Robert Bell, Co-Founder, Intelligent Community Forum
  • 11:10 - Keynote Speech: USA
    • Chris Amorose Groomes, Mayor, City of Dublin, Ohio, USA
  • 11:30 - Keynote Speech: Australia
    • Mark Jamieson, Mayor of Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
  • 11:50 - Introduction to the External Exhibition
  • 12:00 - Lunch & Exhibit Networking
  • 13:30 - Panel Discussion: Smart Cities Toward Net Zero
    • Prof. Chien-Yuan Lin, Moderator
  • 14:10 - Panel Discussion: Smart Deployment - Live and Work in Peace
    • Prof. Feng-Tyan Lin, Moderator
  • 14:50 - Tea Break
  • 15:20 - Keynote Speech Canada
    • Berry Vrbanovic, Mayor of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • 15:40 - Keynote Speech (TBC)
  • 16:00 - Keynote Speech: Europe & Latin America
    • Alexander Schmidt, Founder and CEO, BABLE Smart Cities
  • 16:20 - Closing Remarks
    • John Jung, Chairman and Co-Founder, Intelligent Community Forum
  • 16:30 - Exhibits and Networking
  • 17:30 to 19:30 - 2024 Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year Announcement Dinner

6/20 (Thu) - City Tour and Evening Networking Dinner

More schedule details and confirmed speakers to be announced shortly. Watch this page for updates!


New Taipei City, Taiwan

The organizer reserves the right to make final modifications, changes, explanations, and cancellations of the event.

June 19, 2024 at 9:30am - June 20, 2024
New Taipei City, Taiwan