Smart City Expo World Congress
Smart City Expo World Congress will bring together more than 400 global influencers and innovators to share knowledge, debate the challenges faced by cities, encourage out-of-the-box thinking and inspire a worldwide call for action to develop smarter and more sustainable cities.
The key topics will be data technology, sustainability, safe cities, mobility, circular economy, economy, governance and society.
The congress will offer access to:
Innovation – exploring all the latest Smart City projects and technologies that are making a difference to people’s lives. The event features the Smart City Awards and a call for solutions.
Networking – the opportunity to form valuable links with key decision makers at the international meeting point between cities, institutions and businesses.
Knowledge – connect with more than 400 acclaimed speakers and thought leaders from around the world to debate future visions, goals and challenges to make our cities smarter and more sustainable.
International matching – pre-book meetings according to interests and goals, establishing valuable connections with potential business partners and clients. The aim is to support SMEs, start-ups, entrepreneurs, universities, research groups, corporations and institutions in finding partners for product development, manufacturing, licensing agreements, joint ventures or other types of partnership.
The organisers say:
“Over the next few decades, the continuing urbanisation and overall growth of the world´s population is projected to add 2.5 billion people to cities. All regions in the world are expected to urbanise further, especially in Asia and Africa, where the fastest growing cities are located. The world is becoming even more interdependent and cities must act together across borders to deal with similar challenges: population growth, climate change, traffic congestion and pollution, lack of adequate and affordable housing, education and health, the integration of refugees and migrants into urban life, among many other pressing issues. Empowerment has been defined as an intentional ongoing process which occurs in communities and organizations, involves active participation, critical reflection, awareness and understanding, and most difficult but important of all, the access and control over important decisions and resources, in a climate of mutual respect and caring.”
The IEA is co-sponsor of the new industry-led Sustainable Smart Cities initiative www.sustainablesmartcities.org
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