Public and private sectors choose Smart City Live
Cities and Urban Innovation Summit will bring together representatives of cities and businesses
Smart City Live (SCL), the innovative digital edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) for 2020, will become the platform where top representatives from the public and private sectors will jointly discuss the best strategies to overcome the global impact of COVID-19 pandemic and what metropolises need to do to improve their resilience in the near future.
The event will bring together these key players to discuss through digital workshops and roundtables the crucial topics and challenges facing cities both in the short-term context posed by the pandemic, with improvements in mobility, consumption, health care and services, as well as those already planned for the medium term, including changes in policy and infrastructure to increase their preparedness for future threats.
Confirmed representatives from cities, regions and countries include Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona, Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago; Daniel Quintero, mayor of Medellín; Núria Marín, mayor of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat; Michael Müller, Mayor of Berlin and President of Metropolis; Mohamed Boudra, Mayor of Al Hoceima and President of UCLG; Takuya Hirai, Minister of Digital Transformation, Social Security, Tax Number System and Information Technology Policy – Government of Japan; and Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer of London.
In addition, delegations from Aicep – Portugal, Germany, Belgium, Diputació de Barcelona (Spain), Dit + Bournemouth ((United Kingdom), Enterprise Estonia, Government of Catalonia, Icex (Spain), Kotra (South Korea) , Luxembourg, Nordic Countries and the Zhejiang region (China) have also confirmed their participation in SCL.
The private sector will also participate in the summit and companies such as Alcatel Lucent, AMB, Axis, China Unicom, Deloitte, Enel-X, Engie, FIA, Huawei, Keolis, Mastercard, Microsoft, Nokia, RACC, SAP, Seat, Siemens, Shanghai Oriental Group, Smart Ports and Sorigue, among others, will explain some of the tools and successes they have been able to develop in recent months.
New two-day digital format
Smart City Live will bring together leading international smart city players, institutions and experts in a new virtual and interactive format comprising two different blocks, including a one-day live TV show broadcast on November 17 on the website and social media of the event, and the second day program including online workshops and side events. Participants will also interact and answer participants’ questions and all sessions will be stored and available to SCL registered users on the Tomorrow.City platform that Fira de Barcelona and Mediapro jointly developed.
Barcelona, October 29, 2020