The Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) 2023, organized by Fira de Barcelona, is set to be the largest global showcase of innovative urban solutions, emphasizing the transformation of metropolises into sustainable, efficient, and livable spaces through the use of technologies like AI. Here are the key highlights:
Impressive Participation: The event will gather over 1,000 exhibitors, representatives from 800 cities, and more than 600 experts.
Diverse Speaker Lineup: Notable speakers include Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk, computer scientist Margaret Mitchell, and former UK Minister Claire O’Neill.
Eight Main Tracks: The Congress program will be organized around eight tracks, focusing on areas such as Enabling Technologies, Energy & Environment, Mobility, Governance & Economy, and more.
Innovation Showcase: SCEWC will feature a Demo Area with nearly 20 examples of innovative urban solutions, including AI-equipped electric scooters, self-driving shuttles, and smart waste bins.
Global Representation: The event will host pavilions from countries and cities worldwide, making it a truly international platform for sharing urban innovations.
Barcelona as the Smart City Hub: Barcelona will host over 800 city representatives from 140 countries, including mayors from prominent cities, who will present the Barcelona Declaration to strengthen city participation in EU policymaking.
Smart City Awards: The World Smart City Awards will recognize outstanding initiatives and projects in various categories related to urban innovation and transformation.
Global Innovation Hub: In addition to SCEWC, other events like Tomorrow.Mobility, Tomorrow.Building, Tomorrow.Blue Economy, and PuzzleX will further strengthen Barcelona’s role as a global hub for smart solutions and innovation in urban development.
Tomorrow.Mobility: This event will focus on sustainable urban mobility and explore key aspects like inclusivity, affordability, sustainable logistics, and more.
Tomorrow.Building: A new space dedicated to transforming the construction industry by embracing sustainability and digitalization.
PUZZLE X: This event will delve into exponential technologies set to reshape the future, including topics like quantum computing, AI, and advanced connectivity.
Smart City Expo 2023 promises to be a groundbreaking platform for sharing and promoting innovative urban solutions, facilitating the transition towards more sustainable and smart cities worldwide.