Dear distinguished WTA members and innovation activists,

On behalf of Tangerang Selatan City, I am pleased to invite you to join the Tangerang Selatan Global Inovation Forum (TGIF) which will be held in Tangerang Selatan City, Indonesia from 20 to 23 September 2016. TGIF 2016 organized by The World Technopolis Asociation (WTA), and Tangerang Selatan City, in very close corporation with UNESCO and the Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education.

The theme of TGIF 2016 is “Innovation for Sustainable Development”. The main objective of the Forum is to contribute to global economic development through the promotion of a culture of innovation, technopreneurship and the transfer of knowledge and technology. It will connect R&D professionals, STI policy makers, players in the hi-tech productive sector and civil society from across the globe, and provide a suitable environment for exchange. The forum will address the challenges to achieve the Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG 9.

I look forward to welcoming all of you in Tangerang Selatan City  in September.


Sincerely yours,

Airin Rachmy Diany

Mayor of Tangerang Selatan City, Republic of Indonesia