The most important international summit of discussion on Smart Cities.
The Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC 2017) is the global event which aims to support the development of our cities, focusing on the link between urban reality and technological revolution. 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 the event will take place in Barcelona, November 14-16th (Fira Barcelona).
WiseTown is one of the “powered by FIWARE” solutions which will be collaborating at FIWARE’s stand. The companies and the projects will be divided in two categories:
- “Enabling new innovative services for the citizens”;
- “Improving management of city services”.
What is the power of Smart Cities Expo World Congress?
SCEWC 2017 “[…] is committed to leveraging the implementation and follow-up of all global agendas at local and national level. The event aims to be the place to collectivize urban power, to increase the strength of cities, to identify business opportunities, to establish partnerships and contribute to enacting common policies. A place to share research, best practices and potential common solutions, achieved through effective collaboration.
As the leading event for cities, we understand the need for giving cities a powerful global voice as well as an innovative platform for common urban action. The event is the meeting point for governments, companies, entrepreneurs and research centers, where cities meet other cities, showcase their projects and find new solutions, and where companies make business. It has turned out to be an exceptional networking platform to connect people working in and with cities around the world who are tackling similar challenges and generating opportunities for action.
Cities are the closest level of government in relation to its people. They are better positioned to listen to the real needs of its population and to solve global problems. Cities have the task of translating the global frameworks and regional policies into real action on the ground. However, cities today need to do more with less, and they require financial support to increase the infrastructures needed and basic services to ensure greater social equity and sustainable cities for all. There is an imperative need to empower cities.”