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20 Oct 2018

Democracy and Engagement International

Deloitte announced as sponsor for the Global Parliament of Mayors annual summit

Deloitte, a leading business advisory firm, has been announced as a main sponsor for the Global Parliament of Mayors Annual Summit in Bristol which starts on Sunday (21-23 October).

Mayors from around the world have registered to take part in the summit.

Mayors from across Africa, Europe, Asia and the USA will be coming together to tackle key global challenges which are faced by cities including migration, urban security and resilience, public health and harnessing high tech and innovation.

Ian Howse, public sector partner at Deloitte, said: “Deloitte is delighted to support the summit. We are proud of the work we do and the various ways in which we help city leaders make a difference. We find that no matter where mayors are from, many of the challenges they face will be the same. With our specialist expertise and deep insight into these issues, we’re able to work closely with city leadership to combat global challenges and deliver practical solutions.”

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol and treasurer for the Global Parliament of Mayors, said: “Support for the annual summit of the Global Parliament of Mayors is growing.  Home to over 50% of the world’s population, cities are the places that experience global issues most sharply and need to be listened to when governments make these decisions.

“As national governments increasingly fail to respond to citizens and businesses demands, cities need to work together and look across continents to ensure their economic resilience.  By bringing together global city mayors, we are creating an opportunity for businesses to develop new trade links to each other around the world.”

A range of key experts will be participating to help inform the debate between mayors and international organisations such as the World Health Organisation, World Economic forum and UNICEF.

The city-region’s two universities, University of Bristol and University of the West of England, are also supporting the summit. Participating in proceedings and providing student volunteers to help welcome and guide mayors around Bristol, the institutions will also co-host a special Bristol Innovation and Trade Exhibition as part of the formal summit dinner, which is sponsored by Bird.

Support from other organisations from around the world was announced last week.

More information about the conference can be found on the GPM website along with a copy of the programme and a list of some of the attendees.

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