The Smart City Expo is back in Barcelona. Launched six years ago, it has been steadily growing as an event that smart city tech influencers can’t afford to miss. Last year, almost 15,000 attendees from over 550 cities were represented at the conference entitled “Join the Urban Innovation”. The conference was focused on innovative projects and on how to create efficient, sustainable and livable cities.
This year the main topics are Governance, Economy, Mobility, Society, Sustainability, Data&Technology and Safety. In addition to all of the networking and the sessions with acclaimed speakers, many cutting edge projects will be presented as well. The conference provides a unique chance to not only see and experience the solutions that are making cities smarter, but meet the people who helped create them. If you are attending the conference, it’s helpful to have a list of the major needs your city faces and then see if you can find some technology providers that address these needs. There are likely some very creative solutions at the event that you otherwise might not have known about.
Barcelona has also been recognized as one of the smartest cities in the world. While you are in Barcelona be sure to check out the variety of smart city projects. From transportation with its ‘Bicing’ program, smart parking and connected buses, to its state of the art waste management bins, to its efficient energy and lighting systems, to a whole district dedicated to innovation and it’s phenomenal network of city apps, Barcelona has a lot of inspiring projects to offer attendees.
Overall, the Smart City Expo is not to be missed. If you are able to attend, get in touch with Smart City Press to meet us there. If you are unable to attend, please follow us on twitter for live updates.
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