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4 October 2018

Reissued as received


Press activities for 3rd Annual BRIDGE for Cities Event

"Developing Green Economies for Cities"

08:00 - 09:00, Tuesday 9 October 2018
UNIDO Booth, Rotunda, C-Building
Vienna International Centre, Wagramerstrasse 5, 1220 Vienna

11:15 - 11:35, Tuesday 9 October 2018
Room C05, 7th floor, C-Building
Vienna International Centre, Wagramerstrasse 5, 1220 Vienna

VIENNA, 4 October 2018 - the Third Annual "BRIDGE for Cities" Event will take place from 9 to 11 October 2018 in the Vienna International Centre. The event will focus on sector-specific urban and industrial challenges as identified in Vienna, Trieste, Shanghai and Chengdu. The event will facilitate the development of concrete opportunities for business matchmaking, financing and investment. Furthermore, concrete outcomes will be delivered to facilitate the implementation of sustainable urban-industrial development projects in cities across the Belt and Road and beyond.

The event comprises various activities, including a high-level policy dialogue, an exhibition, 'matchmaking' activities and cultural performances. The event will bring together around 500 participants, including representatives of municipal governments, the business sector, development agencies and academia. Throughout the event, speakers, panelists and experts will discuss how sustainable industrial development can be achieved at urban level, fostering, in a virtuous circle, economic and infrastructural growth.

Journalists are cordially invited to attend the media breakfast from 08:00 to 09:00 on 9 October 2018 at the UNIDO booth in the Rotunda at the ground floor in Building C.

Journalists are also invited to attend the press briefing headlined by UNIDO's Director General from 11:15 to 10:35 on 9 October 2018 in Building C, Room C05, 7th floor of the VIC.


Media accreditation:

To register for the events, please send an email to: press.vienna[at] 

Please find further information including the agenda and attending high-level participants here . Journalists are welcome to send individual interview requests with the Director General or other high-level participants to bri[at]

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For more information please contact:

Weixi Gong
Senior Coordinator for South-South and Triangular Industrial Cooperation
Tel: +43 1 26026 3381
Email: W.Gong[at]


Sayaphol Sackda
Officer in Charge of the Advocacy and Media Relations Division, Department of External Relations
Tel: +43 1 26026 3974
Email: S.Sackda[at]