The 8th Asian-Pacific City Summit

Duration of the Conference

  • September 28-September 30, 2008

Host City

  • Dalian, People's Republic of China

Main Theme

  • Asian-Pacific Champion Cities - New Thoughts on Environment, Resources, Culture and Industry

Subsession Themes

    • Regional responsibility and cooperation of Asian-Pacific New Champion Cities
    • Usage and management of modern city resources
    • Sustainable economic & social development and environmental protection in urban areas
    • Maintaining cultural heritage and innovation of modern city culture
    • Natural conditions and industry choices of cities
    • Protection of intellectual property
    • Protection of urban ecological environment
    • Urban transportation

Keynote Speeches

    • Keynote Speech 1
    • Mr. John Howkins
    • "Father of creative economy"
    • Keynote Speech 2
    • Mr. ToyoOmi Nagata
    • Principle of Ritsumeikan University


Sunday, September 28, 2008Morning
    • Welcome Banquet
Monday, September 29, 2008Morning
    • Opening Ceremony
    • Keynote Speeches
    • Group Photo Session
    • Sub-session
    • The 8th Asian Pacific City Summit banquet
Tuesday, September 30, 2008Morning
    • City Tour (Xinghai Square, Dalian Ascendas IT Park)
    • City Tour (Economic and Technical Development Zone, Dalian Tongniu
    • Mountain Ridge, Golden Pebble Beach, China Model Art School)


    • Furama Hotel Dalian
    • No.60, Renmin Road, Dalian, China, 116001


  • 39 cities/regions from 11 countries

Representative of Participating Cities

  • Member Cities
  • Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (Thailand) / Deputy Permanent Secretary for the BMA / Wanvilai Promlakano
  • Busan Metropolitan City (Korea) / Deputy Mayor for Political Affairs / Jeong Lakhyeong
  • City of Dalian (China) / Mayor / Xia Deren
  • City of Fukuoka (Japan) / Mayor / Hiroshi Yoshida
  • City of Guangzhou (China) / Deputy Director General of Guangzhou Municipal People's Government Foreign Affairs Office / Liu Baochun
  • Jakarta Capital City Government (Indonesia) / Head Sub-division of Organization & International Event / Barani Manalu
  • Jeju Special Self-Governing Province (Korea) / Ambassador Advisor for International Relations / Hayong Moon
  • City of Kitakyushu (Japan) / Deputy Mayor / Chihoko Asada
  • City of Kumamoto (Japan) / Deputy Mayor / Hiroaki Morita
  • City of Miyazaki (Japan) / Mayor / Shigemitsu Tsumura
  • City of Nagasaki (Japan) / Deputy Mayor / Shiinoki Kyohji
  • City of Pohang (Korea) / Mayor / Park Seung-ho
  • City of Shanghai (China) / Deputy Secretary General, Shanghai Municipal People's Government / Yin Hong
  • City of Urumqi (China) / Mayor / Jierla Yishamudin
  • City of Vladivostok (Russia) / Deputy Mayor / Alexander Zubritskiy
  • Observers
  • Boralesgamuwa City (Sri Lanka) / Mayor / Kospalage Don Auna Priyashantha
  • Cheremkhovo Area (Russia) / Vice Mayor / Svetlana Makhonkina
  • City of Hanamaki (Japan) / Mayor / Mitsuo Oishi
  • City of Imari (Japan) / Mayor / Yoshikazu Tsukabe
  • Incheon Metropolitan City (Korea) / Director of International Conference Team, International Affairs Dept. / Kang Myung-Jong
  • Gwangyang City (Korea) / Mayor / Lee Sung-Woong
  • Le Havre City (France) / General Manager of Le Havre Développement / Gérard Mercher
  • Los Angeles County (USA) / Member, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors / Michael D. Antonovich
  • City of Maizuru (Japan) / Deputy Mayor / Takashi Asai
  • Mandalay City (Myanmar) / Mayor, President of City Development Committee / Phone Zaw Han
  • Naypyidaw City (Myanmar) / Deputy Director of City Development Committee / U Thein Sint
  • Phnom Penh (Cambodia) / Deputy Mayor / Touch Sarom
  • City of Sapporo (Japan) / Director, International Relations Department / Hideki Takada
  • Sihanoukville Province (Cambodia) / Governor / Sbong Sarath
  • Tomohon City (Indonesia) / Mayor / Jefferson S. M. Rumanjar
  • Tomsk City (Russia) / The First Vice-Mayor / Nikolay Nikolaychuk
  • Toyama Prefecture (Japan) / Executive Director, Toyama Prefecture/General Manager, Toyama International Center / Sotoshi Sasaki
  • Ulan-Ude City (Russia) / Mayor / Gennady Arhipovich Aydayev
  • Yangon City (Myanmar) / Director, City Development Committee / U Aung Than Win
  • Council of Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR), Beijing / Director / Toshinori Ogata
  • Korea Local Authorities Foundation for International Relations (KLAFIR), Beijing / Director General / Lee Jong Sung
  • United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific Regional Section (UCLG ASPAC) / Secretary General / Peter Woods
  • Consulate General of Russia in Shenyang / Consul General / S. Muravskiy
  • Foreign Affairs Office of Liaoning Province / Deputy Director / Wang Zhifeng

Language Used

  • 5 languages (Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Russian)

Joint Declaration : 2008 The 8th Asian-Pacific City Summit Joint Declaration

"2008 The 8th Asian-Pacific City Summit" is held in Dalian, China, from September 28th to October 1st 2008. In order to promote mutual understanding and friendship, to strengthen bilateral exchange and cooperation, and to promote prosperous development mutually, the following agreements are achieved:

  • 1. All delegates are united in the conclusion that in facing future challenges, every city and region should strengthen communication, dialogue and cooperation in order to promote common progress on the basis of mutual respect and tolerance.
  • 2. When carrying out friendly exchanges and cooperation, the cooperation wills of all cities and regions should be respected on the basis of signed and published documents between country and country, government and government.
  • 3. Cooperation and exchanges in fields of high-tech, intellectual property, port logistics, finance, trade, administration and so on, could be developed through multiple forms.
  • 4. Actively promoting the friendly cooperation in area of environmental protection, culture, education, sports, tourism, convention and exhibition, and so on.
  • 5. Facilitating and promoting exchange among citizens and especially teenagers, organizing friendly cooperation on mutual interest, actively supporting the personnel exchanges between areas.
  • 6. Participating cities and regional leaders should meet and hold discussions frequently on mutual exchanges and cooperation.
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