The Monocle
Cities Series

Edition 1: Chengdu, China
Monday 4 November  

Off the back of Monocle’s Quality of Life Conference we are launching a more targeted concept for cities in the form of a brisk, super-focused half-day summit. The Monocle Cities Series will address issues around mobility, retail and dignified living. Chengdu, the capital city of China’s southwestern Sichuan province, will be the first in a series where Monocle pairs up with cities and regions to explore key topics facing mayors, developers, investors and citizens.

Why Chengdu?

Our launch city is bubbling with opportunity. Chengdu is transforming at every level as it strives to become a top-tier, garden city that’s connected to the world (including direct flights from most major European capitals). Chengdu is paving the way for luxury retail, hospitality is hotting up and its famous cuisine is going global. This inland city is full of open minds, independent styles and fresh ideas. Don’t take our word for it, come and see for yourself.  




Why should you attend?

Chengdu will be the stage for stimulating discussions of global import; big interviews with international experts in an intimate setting. This one-day event is a must-attend for entrepreneurs, designers, retailers, hoteliers, brand-builders, city-planners and anyone seeking fresh thinking on the latest industry issues. Monocle’s Tyler Brûlé and Andrew Tuck will set the tone for this breezy afternoon, alongside our Asia bureaux chiefs and a carefully selected panel of business leaders.

Be the first to attend our new Cities Series and experience the delights of Chengdu.

 Tickets are limited – don’t miss out.


Programme & speakers

13.00 Welcome to the summit. Meet the Monocle team.
13.10 – 18.00 Full afternoon of big interviews and panels.
18.00 Drinks reception.

 Stay tuned for our full list of speakers. Coming soon.

Tickets are US$700.




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