The City of Bilbao will host the “World Cities Summit Mayors Forum 2013”


The City of Bilbao will hold the “World Cities Summit Mayors Forum 2013” that will gather local representatives from the five continents, and will take place on the 13th and 14th of June, with the main objective of exchanging ideas and experiences about important issues such as the economic recovering and the sustainability of cities.

It is an event initiated in 2010 in Singapore and that will take place for the first time in another city, which is Bilbao.

The selection of Bilbao as official venue of the World Cities Summit Mayors Forum 2013 represents a recognition to the trajectory of Bilbao in the field of urban regeneration, linked to the cleaning-up of the river, the bet for high-level architecture and design, the promotion of green spaces and the improvement of the quality of life of citizens. It is exactly in 2010 when Bilbao received in Singapore the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize as recognition to its leadership in favour of the creation of a “modern, liveable and sustainable” urban community, which has turned Bilbao into an international reference.

This meeting will gather local governments from all around the World, and has as main objective to share “best practices” between cities and regions, that are committed to the sustainability, urban solutions and the creation of more liveable environments.