The Hebrew country has brought more than 70 exhibitors to the Barcelona Urban Summit in recent years
Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), the main international event on smart cities and urban solutions organized by the Fira de Barcelona presented in Tel Aviv (Israel) the outline of its next edition to local companies and institutions. The Hebrew country has a tradition of innovation and many disruptive businesses. In addition, its cities have been committed for years to becoming international benchmarks for smart cities.
The meeting took place at the Spanish Embassy in Israel and was attended by the Spanish Ambassador to Israel, Ana Sálomon; Ugo Valenti, director of the SCEWC; Sigal Weizman representing the Tel Aviv City Council; and the managing director of the Bar Ilan Center for Smartcities, Ran Goldstein, among other personalities. In recent years, the SCEWC has hosted some 70 Israeli exhibitors, including Adasky, Checkpoint, Magna, Mobileye, Moovit, SaferPlace, Tondo Smart and Viisights, as well as the municipalities of Ashdod, Haifa, Jerusalem, Ramat Gan and Tel Aviv.
Smart City Expo World Congress Director Ugo Valenti said that “Israeli companies and institutions are strategic for Smart City Expo. For years, the innovation and development work carried out here has become an international benchmark and for an event like ours, which brings together the most important players in the vast ecosystem of urban innovation every year, Israel is essential to show in the world some of the most disruptive projects and solutions implemented worldwide“.
The SCEWC will bring together more than 1,000 exhibitors during its 11th edition, which will be held from November 15 to 17, 2022. Under the theme Cities inspired by people, the show and congress will feature pre-pandemic personalities and will take place in two halls on Barcelona’s Gran Via. The congress program will focus on the tools and strategies that local governments, organizations and citizens can use to ensure a better future for future generations.
The event will bring together more than 400 international experts to share their knowledge and address the most pressing challenges of urban transformation. To cover all approaches and angles, the SCEWC Congress program will be structured into eight themes: Economy, Enabling Technologies, Energy and Environment, Governance, Infrastructure and Buildings, Life and Inclusion, Mobility and Security.
Infrastructure and mobility, critical elements
The meeting in Israel also served to present the second edition of Tomorrow.Mobility World Congress, the international mobility summit focused on promoting the design and adoption of new models of urban mobility. Co-organized with EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, a body of the European Union, the event is also supported by leading companies and institutions. Key issues to be addressed include mobility as a service (MaaS), micro-mobility, public transport, last mile logistics, future and digital transport, transport infrastructure, energy transition and efficiency , among others.