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Fostering public-private collaboration

Organized by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, City Strategy Dialogues pair Mayors and senior city leaders with global experts and business leaders to forge new approaches to pressing urban challenges.

City Strategy Dialogues kick off with a public-facing "City Spotlight," which is designed to jumpstart extended engagement amongst participants. These sessions provide a unique opportunity for a global public audience invited to hear Mayors provide their vision for the future of their city. These in-depth conversations are moderated by MIT's Carlo Ratti.

Subsequent private sessions pair city officials with a curated group of CEOs and business executives from the World Economic Forum’s global network of leading businesses, as well as experts from civil society and academia. These sessions enable participants to discuss how public private collaboration can assist in delivering critical infrastructure projects.

Participating Cities

Schedule of Events

- May 2022- Melbourne, Australia

- June 2022 - Lisbon, Portugal

- TBD - Stockholm, Sweden

- TBD - Miami Metropolitan Region, USA

- October 2022- Detroit, USA

- October 2022 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Link to join public session here.

Cities co-hosting City Strategy Dialogue are determined by the World Economic Forum based on an assessment of the opportunity for impact. City Leaders can apply to co-host a City Strategy Dialogue or businesses can nominate cities for consideration. Themes are chosen together with the city and the World Economic Forum based on an assessment of the opportunity for impact.

Submit your interest in co-hosting a City Strategy Dialogue or suggest a city by sending an email to:;;; or

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