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Inclusive and Sustainable City Exhibition and Dialogue

17 to 21 October 2016

Vienna International Centre

UNIDO Headquarters

Vienna, Austria


At the exhibition, held throughout the week in the rotunda of the Vienna International Centre, select cities and organizations showcased their development strategies and innovative urban-industrial solutions. Thirty exhibition booths were provided free of charge for interested participating cities and organizations to display concrete examples of inclusive and sustainable urban-industrial development, which directly assisted in the facilitation of matchmaking activities.

List of Exhibitors


  • Astrakhan, Russia
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Chizhou, China
  • Fuzhou, China (Fujian Museum)
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Jingdezhen, China
  • Quanzhou, China


  • Ark 22 Austrian Urban Environmental Group, Austria
  • Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO), Austria
  • Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Vienna, Austria
  • D2 Consult International GmbH, Austria
  • Dopplemayr, Austria
  • Environmental Concepts Exchange Association (ECEXA), Austria
  • Frequentis, Austria
  • Fujian Museum, China
  • GOLEM Integrated Microelectronic Solutions, Austria
  • IBM, Austria
  • RT Soft, Russia
  • Su Tong Eco Park, Austria-China
  • WABAK (company), Austria

UNIDO's Competencies

  • Investment Learning Center (UNIDO’s Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation)
  • Matchmaking Liaison Desk
  • Social Networking Area
  • South-South Cooperation Focal point
  • UNIDO’s 50th Anniversary Promotion
  • UNIDO’s Department of Energy
  • UNIDO’s Department of Environment

Cultural performances

Cultural performances were a special highlight during the “One-Belt-One-Road Inclusive and Sustainable City Exhibition and Dialogue”. The performances beautifully showcased different facets of cities and urban settlements. Over 200 people attended the Chan Wu performance, Tenor solo, Jasmine tea ceremony and live calligraphy show.

Introductory remarks by the “Guest of Honour”

Mr. Jorge Chediek, Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation; Director, United Nations Office on South-South Cooperation

Role of cultural exchange and the One-Belt-One-Road initiative

Ms. Clare Stark, Strategic Planning Specialist and focal point for South-South Cooperation, Section for Cooperation with the UN System, Bureau of Strategic Planning, UNESCO

Jasmine tea ceremony

Organized by the City of Fuzhou, China

Tenor solo

Mr. XIE Zhihuai, Austria

Chan Wu performance

Mr. WANG Deqing, Grandmaster of Shaolin Kung-Fu; Chief Coach, Hungarian Special Forces and Police Elites, Hungary

Painting and calligraphy show

Mr. YU Feng, Vienna, Austria

Workshops and Presentations

Over a period of five days, workshops and presentations were organized by different experts from industry and academia. The presentations and workshops covered a wide range of sectors including providing an introduction to industrial partnerships in Austria, matchmaking, eco-industrial parks, green technologies and Vienna’s Smart City strategy.

Welcome and icebreaker talk

Mr. GONG Weixi, Senior Coordinator for South-South and Triangular Industrial Cooperation, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Matchmaking briefing session

Mr. Stanislaw Pigoń, Chief Technical Adviser, Investment Learning Centre, Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Introduction to industrial partnerships in Austria

Mr. Michael Zimmermann, Senior Adviser, International Projects Network, Austrian Federal Economic Chambers, Austria

Workshop: Pharos instruments for smart governance and integrated management in smart future cities

Mr. Serguei Golovanov, Chief Executive Officer, GOLEM Integrated Microelectronics Solutions, Austria

Presentation: Sustainable urban planning – A holistic multi-sectoral low-carbon roadmap

Mr. Reinhard König, Senior Scientist, Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria

Presentation: China-Austria Su Tong Eco-Park

Mr. Yi Zhang, Representative Office in Austria, China-Austria Su Tong Eco-Park, Austria

Presentation: Smart City Vienna framework strategy

Mr. Dominic Weiss, Authorized Officer, Smart City Wien Agency, Transport Infrastructure Needs Assessment Vienna, Austria

Study Tours

Study tours, generously organized by the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy, the City of Vienna, the Austrian Federal Economic Chambers, and the Technical University of Vienna, in the thematic areas of energy efficiency, waste and wastewater management, and smart-city development were held throughout the week.

Guided Study Tour: “Smart-Energy Building”

To showcase green technologies and energy-efficient systems, a guided study tour to the Vienna University of Technology’s “Smart-Energy Building” was arranged by the Austrian Federal Economic Chambers and the Technical University of Vienna on 17 October 2016.

Guided study tour: EBS Wien Hauptkläranlage (wastewater treatment plant)

A study tour of EBS Wien Hauptkläranlage (Vienna’s wastewater treatment plant) was generously organized by the City of Vienna on the morning of 18 October 2016. On dry-weather days, more than 500,000 m³ of wastewater – the water flow of a medium-sized river – pass through the plant’s mechanical and both biological treatment stages.

Guided bus tour of the City of Vienna

On October 18 2016, a guided bus tour was organized by the City of Vienna. The thematic areas for this bus tour included water and wastewater management, waste incineration, and district heating and cooling.

Guided study tour: “Smart City Vienna”

The “Smart City Vienna” study tour, organized by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy on 19 October 2016, featured a guided tour of Seestadt Aspern with a focus on sustainable buildings, energy efficiency and mobility.


In parallel to the main events, matchmaking was arranged according to UNIDO best practices and hosted by the Trade, Investment and Innovation Learning Centre. More than 220 people participated in various B2B, B2G and G2G matchmaking activities. Matchmaking was assisted by the online registration process and matchmaking platform. Informal matchmaking involved over 100 meetings and negotiations, which resulted in more than 35 formal meetings.

Mr. Weixi GONG (R) with representatives from the City of Fuzhou and Quanzhou’s business communities, municipal governments and industrial sectors during a large-scale matchmaking sessions, which included immigrants from Fujian Province.


  • Representatives from the City of Chengdu, China held formal meetings with representatives from the City of Vienna, Austria, representatives from the City of Lodz, Poland, and with representatives from the Austrian Federal Economic Chambers.
  • Representatives from the City of Chizhou, China organized a meeting with a delegation from the European Federation of Chinese Organizations.
  • Over 100 representatives from the City of Fuzhou and Quanzhou’s business communities, municipal governments and industrial sectors participated in a large-scale matchmaking session, which included immigrants from Fujian Province. Possibilities for technical cooperation were discussed, along with vocational training and skill-based education for immigrants.
  • Informal sector-specific meetings were held between private-sector representatives and participating municipal governments. Cooperation in the areas of environmental technology and smart-city solutions, as well as opportunities for urban investment were discussed.
  • On the sideline of the event, Mr. LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO, held meetings with dignitaries and the heads of international organizations to discuss issues related to South-South and triangular industrial cooperation and to strengthen the possibility of future collaboration.