I value the focus on practical learning and experience sharing. It’s not only about discussing grand ideas, but especially about showcasing concrete solutions that have delivered impact.
Exposure to the ex ante planning possibilities and the ex post recovery options in the compressed time period of the Congress helps to break down the boxes in which we normally think and operate and enables us to be more innovative. The range of different national contexts for local action to which we get exposed further stimulates our innovative juices.
The Congress offers interesting presentations that show practical implementation of many concepts and topics discussed globally, the problems and solutions found. It offers the possibility to share experiences.
The ability to interact with city officials, nonprofit organizations, academics, and industry experts all under one roof, looking at common issues using different lenses.