ICLEI World Congress 2018
19-22 June 2018 | Montréal, Canada
Register Program
ICLEI World Congress 2018
19-22 June 2018 | Montréal, Canada
Register Program

Coming to the World Congress:
ICLEI in the urban era


Keynote speakers

Aziza Akhmouch
Head, Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division, OECD

David Cooper
Deputy Executive Secretary, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Severn Cullis-Suzuki
Environmental activist, speaker, television host and author

Ross Douglas
CEO and Founder, Autonomy

Annerieke Douma
Director, Program and Business Development, Circle Economy

Thomas Elmqvist
Professor and Theme Leader, Stockholm University Resilience Center

Martin Frick
Senior Director, Policy and Programme Coordination, United Nations Climate Change

Limin Hee
Director, Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities

Naoko Ishii
CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility

Amy Luers
Executive Director, Future Earth

Maimunah Mohd Sharif
Executive Director, UN-Habitat

Ashok Sridharan
Mayor, City of Bonn, Germany
President, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Mark Swilling
Co-Director, Stellenbosch Centre for Complex Systems in Transition

Laure Waridel
PhD, co-founder of Équiterre, special advisor at Trudel Johnston & Lespérance (TJL) 

Learn about additional speakers here.

Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montréal, Canada invites all ICLEI Members and partners to join the ICLEI World Congress in June 2018.
This Congress will offer exchanges on collaborative governance, resilience, the fight against climate change and much more.

Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montréal, Canada


expected participants





What is the World Congress?

Held every three years, the ICLEI World Congress assembles hundreds of local and regional governments, international agencies, national governments, representatives of the private sector and other partners from around the world to steer the global sustainable development agenda by strengthening action taken in urban areas worldwide.

Who will attend?

Mayors, governors, city staff, community members, international organizations, businesses, researchers and other stakeholders with a key role in advancing urban sustainability.

Why participate?

Connect with partners, share your ideas, track innovations, discover and drive progress towards a more sustainable urban future.


At the Palais des congrès de Montréal

1001 Jean-Paul-Riopelle Pl, Montréal, Canada