In the frame of the Asia-Europe Young Leadears Symposia, Madrid will host this week the 1st Asia-Europe Young Urban Leaders Dialogue with the active support from IE Business School amongst others. This symposium aims at promoting better understanding between Asian and European societies by intensifying intellectual, cultural and social exchanges between the local, urban and metropolitan representatives of both regions.

The Asia-Europe Young Urban Leaders Dialogue final objective is to forge solid and long-lasting relationships through those exchanges and experiences, from the creation of personal and institutional ties and connections that involve new generationsâ?? interest in sharing the social reality that surrounds our cities.

This event will foster the creation of a space for transferring and exchanging knowledge, as well as analyzing experiences that contribute to having urban experiences based on the commitment and participation of everyone involved and to favour a know-how transfer between the cities of all ASEM member countries through a permanent and continuous debate.

During this intensive week, participants will discuss about “Connected, competitive and sustainable cities”,  “The Human factor in urban development”  as well as “Leading Cities in the management of infrastructures and urban services” which will be moderated by Prof. Gildo Seisdedos, Director for the Forum of Urban Management at IE Business School and Director of the  â??Madrid Globalâ?? Urban International Strategy Chair.

Being Madrid the host, of course, cultural aspects of this meeting shouldn’t be missed: a visit to the Prado Museum, a Jazz Festival, a flamenco show, a visit to Toledo and a must visit to a football match with Real Madrid completes the agenda.