ICMAC 2018: Surabaya Edition


Surabaya Edition: Innovations and Technology for Sustainable Development

8-9 November 2018 @ Novotel Samator Surabaya, Indonesia


Asia Pacific is experiencing an urban boom, with the United Nations predicting over 50% city-dwelling population in 2018. However, rapid urbanisation is taking its toll in Asia, with many cities facing infrastructure, energy, transport and waste management challenges in air pollution, blackouts, slums and trash mountains. Asian governments are increasingly turning to smart city technologies for safe and sustainable development, with an estimated $63.4 billion to be invested between 2014-2023 according to Navigant Research. Experts from ADB, IMF, UN, World Bank and Asian governments believe that innovative collaborations utilising renewable energy, big data analytics, IoT and urban planning are key to the long-term development of Asian smart cities of the future. The International Conference for Managing the Asian Century (ICMAC) series shares how we can partner to create new models in sustainable growth of nations in the Asian century.


Aim of ICMAC 2018

ICMAC 2018 is built on the successes of previous conferences in Bali (2017, Smart Innovations for Smart Cities of East Asia), Singapore (2016, Rise of Smart Cities in Asia; 2013, Rise of ASEAN;), Bali (2015, Integrating ASEAN), Kuala Lumpur (2014, ASEAN Entrepreneurs in Technology), and Singapore (2013, Managing the Asian Century). The five conferences brought together international investors, Asia and US inventors and innovators, and representatives of Asian governments. The participants came from incubation hubs of Asia, research think-tanks of Europe, and the Silicon Valley USA.

The theme of ICMAC 2018 - Surabaya: Innovations and Technology for Sustainable Development – will host a gathering of like-minded people: international and Asian academics, innovators and representatives of governments. Information technologies and their influences in industry, government and policy planning will be the focus. Digitization trend (past, present and future) will be of particular interest to the participants. The focus is on how Asian nations collaborate on developing inventions and digital innovations for growth across Asia.

We welcome contributions that draw upon contemporary ideas and developments in practices of management, education, organizational development, climate change, financial and economic planning and other areas significant to socio-cultural, environmental and economic development. All qualified papers will be accepted and published  in Scopus Indexed journals and/or indexed in the  Library of Congress of USA.


ICMAC 2018 Conference Registration

Conference Venue: Novotel Samator Surabaya, Indonesia

Conference Registration: USD $599

​​Networking Dinner [Day 1]: USD $88

​​Conference Hotel Rooms: Please contact organizers for availability

​​* Conference Registration fee applies regardless of number of conference days attending.

** Does not include air tickets or airport transfers.