Supervisor Antonovich joined civic leaders from around the world at the 2014 BOAO Forum for Asia’s Annual Conference where he spoke on “The Urbanization of People.”
He reported on his successful clean energy policies that replaced dirty diesel public transit buses, refuse trucks, and school buses with clean-burning natural gas (CNG) vehicles, to reduce air pollution.
The conference theme, “Asia’s New Future: Identifying New Growth Drivers.” Many high-profile guests attended, including Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, and the Prime Ministers of Australia, South Korea, Laos, Namibia, Pakistan, and Timor-Leste.
The urbanization panel, moderated by CCTV news anchor and director Rui Chenggang, featured Supervisor Antonovich and elected officials and business leaders including Beijing Vice Mayor Chen Gang, Bloomberg L.P. CEO and former New York City Deputy Mayor Daniel L. Doctoroff, SOHO China LTD. Executive Chairman Pan Shiyi, India Planning Commissioner Arun Maira, MTR Corporation of Hong Kong CEO Jay Walder, and Hainan Provincial Vice Governor Wang Lu.
Founded in 2001, the Boao Forum for Asia is a nongovernmental nonprofit international organization, that utilizes Asia’s rapidly developing economy as its backdrop. Today, it has become the leading platform for substantive dialogue between civic, business, industrial, and academic leaders concerned with the further economic development and integration between its member countries and other parts of the world.