The Asia Society has postponed a conference in Atlanta, “The Future of World Cities,” which had been scheduled for June 8-10. The event is now set for an unspecified date in January, according to the society’s Web site.
There was no immediate explanation from the Asia Society as to the reason for the postponement.
Tentative speakers for the January conference include Alberto Alemán Zubieta, CEO of the Panama Canal Authority; Gavin Newsome, mayor of San Francisco;, Doug Marchand, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority;, Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin; Mark Clifford, executive director of the Asian Business Council in Hong Kong and Ben DeCosta, general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
According to the Asia Society Web site, the conference will focus on “world-class hub cities as key drivers of global business and economic growth.” It will explore infrastructure, renewable energy and logistics and information technology innovation.
The Metro Atlanta Chamber is a co-organizer of the event. The Asia Society was founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller III. The society houses the late Mr. Rockefeller’s Asian art collection at its Park Avenue offices in New York.
The society also has offices in cities around the world, including Hong Kong; Los Angeles; Mumbai, India; San Francisco; Shanghai, China and Washington.