Program Details

  • Day1 Sep 25 (Wed)
  • Day2 Sep 26 (Thu)
  • Day3 Sep 27 (Fri)
Sep 25 (Wed)Art Hall 1
Art Hall 1
  • Opening Ceremony& Keynote Speech
  • 10:00~11:00
  • Transitioning to Smart and Sustainable Healthy Cities
Present topics on the direction of smart healthy cities pursuing the goal of “health in all policies” and the transition to healthy cities for sustainable development
Our overarching goal is to cultivate 'Healthy Cities' where well-being is embedded in every facet of urban life. Emphasizing the synergy between health and sustainability, we advocate a transformation to a 'Smart Health City'.
This paradigm shift not only envisions the integration of cutting-edge technologies for health, but also addresses the imperative need for sustainable development. Our focus is on charting a course that not only prioritizes health in policymaking, but also promotes the transition to an urban landscape that is both smart and sustainable.
Through this discourse, we aim to set the agenda for the vital discussions surrounding the imperative transformation to a healthier, smarter and more sustainable urban future.
  • Leaders' Forum
  • 11:00~12:30
  • Defining the role of leaders in creating smart, sustainable healthy cities of the future
Discussion on the role of leaders as perceived by each head of organization to create a sustainable environmental foundation for the future of smart health cities, or establishment of an international cooperation framework among local governments.
- Exploring the complexities of urban development, this session aims to clarify the critical role of leaders, including organizational leaders and local government authorities, in shaping a sustainable smart health foundation for the cities of the future and examine the connections that can strengthen intercity collaboration.
- This discourse will explore the multi-faceted responsibilities, strategic initiatives, and collaboration of leaders required to navigate the complexities of building a robust environment that supports smart healthy cities.
- The Mayors' Forum is an interactive discussion session with mayors/delegates.
- The session will last 1 to 1.5 hours, with selected participants presenting their cases. To apply and be selected as a participant,
- please see the registration and instructions on the homepage.
- At the end of the session, a moderator will summarize the discussion and compile actionable learning points for all to take away
  • Plenary Session 1
  • 13:30~15:00
  • Crafting the roadmap for smart healthy cities
Followed by the opening ceremony and Mayor’s forum, discuss how each envisions smart healthy cities including the concept and principles of smart healthy cities, their values and directions, and their components.
Urban policies and initiatives designed to improve quality of life in a healthy environment for all city residents, irrespective of socio-economic status, have reached their limits due to rapid demographic, social, and environmental changes that vary by city size and characteristics. Therefore, we propose redefining the concept of a healthy city by integrating smart technologies to foster discussions about the vision of the smart health city we aspire to create."
  • WHO/AFHC Awards
  • 15:00~16:00

Planning details such as Application period and Call for submissions are being developed.

Sep 25 (Wed)Art Hall 2
Art Hall 2
  • Members Only
  • 15:30~17:40
  • General Assembly of KHCP

This session is open only to pre-selected attendees.

Sep 25 (Wed)Seoul On Studio
Seoul On Studio
  • Special Session
  • 16:20~17:20
  • WHO Special Session

Planning details such as attendees and topics are being developed.

Sep 26(Thu) Art Hall 1
Art Hall 1
  • Plenary Session 2
  • 09:00~10:30
  • Alternatives to address climate and other crises in sustainable healthy cities
Discuss how cities in the Western Pacific region are preparing health-friendly cities for medically underserved populations in the face of health issues caused by climate change, etc
"This session primarily addresses the application of the One Health approach at the urban level, emphasizing communication and collaboration across various sectors to achieve better public health outcomes.
It also considers human health within the organic relationships among animals, the environment, and ecosystems, and discusses sustainable development strategies for future health cities that address health threats."
  • Parallel Session 1
  • 10:50~12:30
  • Smart connections between citizens and cities for health promotion
Discuss cases of healthy cities that have utilized digital technologies to create active participation of citizens or built successful public-private partnerships.
Share urban policies, strategies, and business cases that utilize digital technologies to reduce health inequalities.
  • Parallel Session 4
  • 13:20~14:50
  • Multi-sectoral cooperation for healthy cities
Discuss cases of having partnerships/cooperation/collaboration between cities for building healthy cities.
Discuss cases of connecting and collaborating with various sectors and systems in a city by using data/indicators.
Sep 26(Thu) Art Hall 2
Art Hall 2
  • Parallel Session 2
  • 10:50~12:30
  • Building safe, sustainable healthy cities for future generations
Discuss traffic safety, sustainable environment, and low birthrate for future generations (children, youth, etc.)
Share efforts to respond for future generations to various health disasters including natural disasters.
  • Parallel Session 5
  • 13:20~14:50
  • Providing safe food and creating the healthy food environment for future healthy cities
Discuss the food environment according to the global trend of recommending the changes in dietary habit-related policies in the healthier and environment-conscious direction.
  • Members Only
  • 16:20~17:20
  • General Assembly of AFHC

This session is open only to pre-selected attendees.

Sep 26(Thu) Seoul On Studio
Seoul On Studio
  • Parallel Session 3
  • 10:50~12:30
  • Closing social and economic gaps and achieving inclusive growth for healthy cities
Discuss how to close the healthy and income gaps of city dwellers.
Discuss how to create the urban environments that can promote mental health and are accessible by all.
  • Parallel Session 6
  • 13:20~14:50
  • Age-friendly healthy cities for healthy aging
Present models for developing age-friendly cities and communities for healthy aging and share relevant cases.
  • Parallel Session 7
  • 15:10~16:10
  • AFHC Healthy Cities Young Professionals′ Network
The Young Leaders' Symposium promises to be a vibrant forum that fosters the exchange of innovative ideas and visions among the next generation of leaders poised to steer the course of healthy cities.
This unique gathering will provide an enriching space for young talents to collaboratively explore and shape the future landscape of urban well-being, ensuring a dynamic and sustainable trajectory for our cities.
Sep 27(Fri) Art Hall 1
Art Hall 1
  • Plenary Session 3 & Closing Ceremony
  • 09:30~11:00
  • Our commitments and efforts to advance health equity
Summarize and highlight the main points of discussion from each session and discuss the development direction, key strategies, and possibilities of future healthy cities.