Cities are the engines of economic growth, but what do they need to do to secure and maintain this growth over the long term?
Cities are under pressure to meet the multiple demands of growing populations, economic change and climate shocks. In a fast-changing world economy, and facing increased international competition, many cities are reviewing their economic strategies and how they can leverage investment. At the same time, investors are seeking new assets offering higher returns than the ‘safe havens’ affected by sovereign debt or economic stagnation.
This conference will ask how cities can attract investment for their development and what innovative financing solutions are emerging in response to the multi-layered challenges that they face. City leaders, business heads, and expert commentators will discuss practical solutions to funding problems and identify key elements for success.