Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) is the international summit of discussion about the link between urban reality and technological revolution. Since its first edition in 2011, it has succeeded to become a referential global event to support the development of our cities. This professional, institutional and social meeting point is a leading platform of ideas, networking, experiences and international business deals that gathers together the highest level of stakeholders, in the context of urban development.
This year SCEWC intends to increase the presence of organizations, exhibitors and visitors from all over the world, to keep generating synergies, sharing knowledge, provoke discussion, promote out of the box thinking and inspire a call for actions. There is an imperative need to discuss smart cities and smart citizens. The city must be created not only for citizens but also with them. We want to take advantage of the great improvements produced year by year, concerning technological advances, social achievements, urban issues, social and ecological challenges, new forms of economic development, and innovative forms of citizen governance, to make a qualitative leap in the capacity of debate and exchange between the event attendees.
In 2016 SCEWC wants to continue the great debates about the future of cities and encourage discussion among participants in the industry in a more thorough manner, echoing the concerns and recommendations from the outcomes. In addition, the event expects to reinforce the new trends in collaborative economy and commons, energy innovation, sustainable mobility, co-production and co-creation dynamics, as well as discuss the important topic of open data or identify opportunities for improvement in education, health or aging populations. Technology today is a pre-distributive resource. Without online access and the use of information and communication technologies, managing cities can become even more complex. It is a matter of modifying and transforming processes, going beyond what has been done before.
The city remains a space of freedom and opportunity, where democracy can thrive in the contemporary world and technology can continue to strengthen this process. The Congress gathers expert and leaders including cities, companies, social entrepreneurs, startups, research centers and citizen initiatives that present their strategies for a smarter and more sustainable urban world. At the Exhibition Area, participants showcase their projects and the technologies that are making concrete and lasting positive impacts on the life of millions of citizens.
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15 – 17 November 2016