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The number of smart city events - from webinars and smaller smart cities conferences to huge smart city expos and online/offline summits - has increased fast over the past years. This has made it even more difficult to get an overview of the most important and leading smart city events globally.

  • As a solution provider, do not miss out on top smart cities conferences to showcase innovative solutions, new products or to grow your network to generate new leads.
  • As a city or community, inform yourself about new smart city market developments, solutions and trends, and exchange lessons learned and best practices with like-minded municipalities or public sector institutions. 

With our smart city event listing, we help you to identify the most valuable online and offline smart cities conferences, expos and summits. As a partner of several leading events, we can also often provide you with discounts on attending or exhibiting at top smart city conferences and expos.

We look forward to meeting you at one of the next upcoming smart cities events in person!

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Premium Events


June 9, 2021 - Atlanta, USA

Smart City Expo Atlanta

Smart City Expo Atlanta is North America's definitive conference for building inclusive 21st century economies. We are the only U.S. edition of Fira Barcelona's Smart City Expo World Congress, the world’s leading conference and expo on smart cities and smart urban solutions.

We convene the world’s leading government officials, CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, venture capitalists, and innovators on how to prioritize social and economic mobility, equitable infrastructure, and human capital in the new “smart city,” one defined by digital transformation, artificial intelligence, early-stage investments, and increased civic engagement.

Join us in redefining “smart” and ensuring equity, prosperity, humanity, inclusion, and justice are on par with blockchain, A.I., IoT, big data, and automation.

Upcoming Events


April 12, 2021 - Malmö, SWEDEN

ICLEI World Congress 2021

ICLEI World Congress 2021 will take place from 12-16 April 2021 in Malmö, Sweden. Hundreds of local, regional and national governments, international agencies, representatives of the private sector, academics and researchers, community groups and other partners from around the world will come together to steer the global sustainable development agenda by enhancing action taken in urban areas worldwide.

April 13, 2021 - Online Event

Smart Cities Connect

Smart Cities Connect, taking place as a virtual conference and expo from April 13-14, 2021, offers the most comprehensive conference, exposition, and accelerator of smart city innovation in North America. We deliver premium networking and educational opportunities with a keen focus on city leaders and their priorities. Working closely with the technology community, we bring together the largest collection of intelligent systems providers for energy, infrastructure, networks, data management, urban mobility, citizen engagement, and governance solutions.

April 13, 2021 - Webinar

Open Source and Open Standards for Digital Twins

Our new digital life will more and more gravitate around Context information describing what is happening, when, where, and why. Managing this information in a Digital Twin will provide us with capabilities to improve the quality of life of people living in cities or regions. At the same time, it will be possible to reduce the cost of operating a city. But today this data and Context Information are very often organized in silos without the chance to use them for other smart solutions. Open standards for APIs and data models have the capability to break down these silos. In combination with Open Source, such approaches have the potential to also reduce the ‘vendor-lock-in effect’ and to provide the lowest cost of ownership to the end-user. All of this needs to be operated based on a trusted environment. GAIA-X will provide this Data Sovereignty on all levels for trustful management of Digital Twin data.

April 13, 2021 - Webinar

ASEAN Australia Smart Cities Webinar Series Part 8: Digital Tools for Enhanced Community Engagement in Urban Planning

New urban infrastructure investments in the context of smart city development have an impact on the lives of the city’s citizens. But while citizens provide a wealth of insights into how they live and interact with the city, their voices are often left out of the urban planning process, which leads to developments that lack vital social considerations. Ensuring a participatory, socially inclusive, and data-driven city planning process can help local governments to prioritize investments that will not only improve the city’s livability and sustainability but also its ability to respond to external shocks and stresses.

Digital technologies offer a broad range of engagement mechanisms that allow city governments to collect valuable feedback, insights, and data from an equally broad scope of community stakeholders. This interactive webinar will explore how smart digital solutions can encourage meaningful civic participation that will enable cities to shift to a more user-centric urban planning methodology to create truly smart and livable cities. Panelists will share the benefits and experiences in implementing various digital civic participation platforms, along with best practices and specific use cases.

April 13, 2021 - Webinar


The urban future that we are already shaping needs to be intelligent, green, and resolutely people-oriented, in the words of industry leader Huawei.

We’re all witnessing how digital transformation disrupts core services –healthcare, education, or transportation, to mention a few–, and how essential these tech-powered solutions are to overcome present and future challenges. But, as we explore their infinite potential, it’s imperative to ensure that an intelligent city leads to more inclusive and efficient public services.

Partnering up with Huawei, we’ll try to share success stories and answer some open, critical questions about future-proof public services:

  • Digitization of government information turns into improved public services for citizens?
  • How can technology empower an accessible, world-class education for all, wherever it’s needed?
  • Can healthcare be safer and more efficient if digitized?
  • How can we achieve the digital transformation of tax regulation? Can digital solutions build an enhanced tax data governance?
  • Can tech help speed up both trade and regulatory procedures?

Join us on April 13 on the Tomorrow.City platform for a set of live sessions to learn and discuss how to empower the next generation of public services.

April 14, 2021 - Online Event

Smart Cities Sofa Summit

How do cities plan for population growth whilst meeting carbon reduction plans? What can city leaders do to ensure that the next stage of city development is inclusive & improves liveability? How can cities prepare for a post COVID-19 world? Just some of the questions that will be up for discussion & debate at the second edition of Smart Cities Sofa Summit. Bringing together city leaders from across the globe to showcase how smarter cities will lead the way to a healthier & more sustainable future.

April 15, 2021 - Virtual Event

LINKING CITIES 2021: Inclusive, Sustainable, Smart

At the UNESCO X Netexplo Forum in 2020, the worn-out, dehumanized concept of smart cities gave way to Linking Cities. In other words, cities that are smart, inclusive, and sustainable. On April 15th, 2021, explore the world’s Linking Cities with the people who are running, building, and living in them. For a brighter urban future.

Beyond the current crisis, we need to create cities that meet their citizens’ expectations and have a positive impact on society, the economy, and the environment. Discover the 10 Linking City award winners from six continents, in addition to inspiring speakers and leading executives. On April 15th, the Linking Cities Forum will be streamed live all day on the Netexplo app and on, so you can be sure you don’t miss out on the most relevant sessions.

April 22, 2021 - Dordrecht, THE NETHERLANDS


Every city has to face the social urban challenges of this time. How do you make sure that you are an economically strong, inclusive, sustainable, and future-proof municipality? That using smart solutions will create an optimal living environment for all citizens?

We have to take it to the next level. How can we make sure that projects don’t stay in an experimental phase, but actually make a difference? How can you make sure that when the governmental funding dries up, you can still go forward? And how do we scale up?

The quadruple helix (government, industry, academia, and citizens) have to collaborate to make long-term projects happen. To create a solid business case. By working together in a smart region, you can benefit from solutions that have already been implemented and learn from the experiences of others.

5 reasons to attend Smart City Next 2021:

  • The only event that takes smart city to the next level. It’s not technology that leads the way, but the urban challenges we face.
  • 50+ high level speakers & 30+ interactive sessions
  • Examples from cities, big and smaller, that have proven track record
  • Solutions for current challenges like for example energy transition, green mobility, resilience, 5G, sustainable urban development, infrastructure, public/private partnerships, and smart governance
  • Networking opportunities; meet your potential partner

May 12, 2021 - Warsaw, POLAND

Smart City Forum Warsaw 2021

The Smart City Forum is the largest congress in Poland devoted to the functioning and development of smart cities. It is a response to the transformation that is taking place on a global scale, regarding the construction and functioning of cities and regions.

The event gathers decision-makers at the national level, local government administration, and well-known experts from industries such as: transport, construction, security, energy, data management, and also public services, which makes the Smart City Forum the most important initiative in Poland devoted to smart cities on such a scale and with such substantive background. Each time, innovative solutions are presented that work well both in Poland and, for example, in Barcelona, Singapore, Toronto, and London.
The content of the meeting is guaranteed by the Advisory Board, chaired by Maciej Bluj, Expert in the field of Smart City solutions, Deputy Mayor of the City of Wrocław in 2007-2018.

The upcoming edition is unique. Together, we will consider how cities and regions are to manage in times of crisis and pandemic. During the summit of city authorities and administration, we will jointly draft a new plan for development in the new reality. Every local government official is aware of the great influence that technologies have on the shape of our local communities. Smart City is the most effective platform for dialogue between businesses and local governments.

May 25, 2021 - Virtual Event

Smart Cities Moscow - International Online Forum

On May, 25-26 Moscow will host the Smart Cities Moscow, an international online forum dedicated to the development of smart cities and current topics of adaptation of the urban environment to the realities of the “new normal”. The forum hosts over 50 speakers, including heads of administrations of the world's largest megacities, professors and experts from the world's leading educational institutions, business representatives, and international experts in the field of informatization and development of smart cities.

Smart Cities Moscow Forum will bring together speakers from countries and cities boasting the best urban infrastructure in the world, based on advanced IT technologies. The online format of the event provides a unique opportunity for millions of people from around the world to join sessions and participate in discussions. The event will become a prologue to the Smart Cities Moscow offline forum, which will be held in 2022.

As part of a series of online conferences, international and Russian experts will discuss how large metropolitan areas are being transformed in the modern conditions, dictated by the society and environment. Speakers will share the best success stories for the development of healthcare, city transport logistics, telecommunications, culture, and education of the city.

The business program will cover three major areas: Smart city’s infrastructure and technologies, Smart City for a Smart Living, and Smart city’s sustainability. The experts will discuss urban development in the post-covid period, changes in the sustainable development strategy, infrastructure challenges, and the deployment of IoT, Big Data, and AI technologies. The sessions will also focus on city renewable energy, the creation of a favorable urban environment, and other topical issues. Various communication formats are provided within the framework of the forum: from panel discussions and expert sessions, to show-cases and case studies.

The Forum is supported by The Government of Moscow, Department of Information Technologies.

June 9, 2021 - Atlanta, USA

Smart City Expo Atlanta

Smart City Expo Atlanta is North America's definitive conference for building inclusive 21st century economies. We are the only U.S. edition of Fira Barcelona's Smart City Expo World Congress, the world’s leading conference and expo on smart cities and smart urban solutions.

We convene the world’s leading government officials, CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, venture capitalists, and innovators on how to prioritize social and economic mobility, equitable infrastructure, and human capital in the new “smart city,” one defined by digital transformation, artificial intelligence, early-stage investments, and increased civic engagement.

Join us in redefining “smart” and ensuring equity, prosperity, humanity, inclusion, and justice are on par with blockchain, A.I., IoT, big data, and automation.

June 16, 2021 - Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

URBAN FUTURE Global Conference

The URBAN FUTURE global conference is Europe’s largest event for sustainable cities. But it is also so much more than that. It’s a community of passionate CityChangers from all over the world. Active, passionate and visionary decision-makers – we call them CityChangers – are the ones who drive change and create sustainable urban spaces. The global conference focuses on four core topics: urban mobility, skills & leadership, circular and districts.

Are you making your city greener, happier, healthier, and more sustainable? Let’s get going then! Join the revolution for better cities and be part of UFGC21 in Rotterdam.

June 16, 2021 - Virtual Event

IIoT World’s Smart Cities Day

IIoT World’s Smart Cities Day brings together digital transformation subject matter experts from all over the world to share insights on the changing infrastructure landscape in 2021 and beyond. The main themes of the event are smart cities, smart buildings, and mobility.

During the one-day online event, 40+ subject matter experts will share insights with 2 500+ expected attendees on how cities can achieve their sustainable goals faster; the role of AI/ML and seamless integration in city operations; ROI for smart infrastructure projects; smart buildings operations and analytics system for energy data in smart buildings; urban mobility: trends, players & sustainable solutions for cities.

June 20, 2021 - Singapore

World Cities Summit Singapore

The biennial World Cities Summit (WCS) is an exclusive platform for government leaders and industry experts to address liveable and sustainable city challenges, share integrated urban solutions and forge new partnerships. In this new decade, cities will face a slew of disruptions arising from climate change, social shifts and new technologies. How cities adapt to these disruptions will be critical for their liveability and sustainability. The World Cities Summit 2020 brings together cities, businesses and experts at the forefront of these issues to discuss how cities can adapt to a disrupted world.

June 22, 2021 - Miami Beach, USA

The Smart City Event

Discover the nearly limitless potential of Smart Cities and how connected solutions will drive city wide improvements, better quality of life for residents, and business opportunity for enterprises.

  • Meet with peers, inside and outside your industry- reduce your time to market
  • Hear about advanced technologies that are driving opportunities in the Smart City sector
  • Explore key use cases in Smart City, Utilities, transportation, and more.

Attend IoT Evolution’s Smart City Event to hear how IoT is driving smart city innovations that are changing the face of today’s modern city. Understand what cutting edge solutions lie ahead and how your company can leverage this opportunity for revenue growth. Hear about IoT solutions that effectively manage municipal water supplies, the value of big data in smart city development, municipal Wi-Fi, new IoT insurance business models that efficiently report and monitor risk factors, enhanced supply chain management, and more.


July 6, 2021 - Denpasar, INDONESIA

Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS)

The Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) and Mayors’ Forum is the region’s premier Summit that brings together one of the largest number of city leaders with the best and brightest in business. Today, cities are increasingly recognised as key influencers, connectors and contributors to the global economy and the Summit is the platform for connection and knowledge exchange.

APCS is focused on bringing business, industry and cities together to enable them to build relationships and effectively contribute to the success and sustainability of our cities into the future. APCS attracts city leaders and key influencers looking to engage with companies who can provide innovative urban solutions to cities.

July 20, 2021 - Online Conference

7th International Conference on Connected Smart Cities

The International Conference on Connected Smart Cities (CSC 2021) aims to provide a cutting-edge and premier annual forum on smart cities. It aims to bring in leading scholars from multiple disciplines (including information systems, computer science, telecommunication engineering, urban studies, and business and economics) to share their ideas, knowledge, and latest research findings related to the main issues concerning the whole ecosystem (e.g. M2M infrastructure, cloud platforms, big data analytics, mobile applications, citizen needs, user engagement, and new business/economic models) of future smart cities.

The conference also aims at discussing the social, behavioral, technical, economic, and environmental impacts of the introduction of smart city applications and services. All forms of relevant research are welcome, including conceptual, theoretical, quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method studies. Papers with an interdisciplinary nature are particularly encouraging.

CSC2021 takes place online from July 20-22, 2021.

August 5, 2021 - Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM


Smart City Asia is a specialized international event dedicated to creating good contributions to the innovation trend in Smart Cities in Vietnam. With the participation of leading enterprises in Vietnam in the field of Smart City as well as the presence of National Pavilions from all over the world, such as Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia ... the exhibition is expected to attract 200 exhibitors with more than 400 booths.

Join Smart City Asia from August 05-07, 2021 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

August 31, 2021 - Hybrid Event

IoT Week 2021


The rising awareness of climate change has caused the popularization of sustainability and the realization that we need to do things not only differently, but better.
As focus shifts to finding solutions to climate issues, technological advancements and innovation present a promising way forward. The Internet of Things promises to facilitate great leaps in our efforts to transform our places and spaces, from homes and offices to entire cities, into sustainable environments.

The 10th International IoT Week will be held in June 2021, from August 31st to September 3rd at the Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland. IoT Week 2021 is the only place in the world where you can:

  • Learn about the art of IoT by participating in more than 180 sessions and events within 4 days
  • Network with key researchers, visionaries, entrepreneurs, and representatives of international bodies
  • Expand your business by meeting and interacting with new business partners among top corporations and industry players
  • Get to know the latest IoT innovations by visiting the Exhibition Area with more than 50 companies and institutions
  • Discover the most outstanding Large Scale Projects funded by the European Commission on the Internet of Things
  • Scout the most promising projects from entrepreneurs and developers at the Hackathon and the IoT Week 2021 Startup competition
The IoT Week 2021 conference will welcome industry leaders, leading researchers, and public service representatives not only from Europe but from around the world to share their views on how the technology can serve society better and identify what are the technological and societal challenges today. Previous editions of IoT Week were held, respectively, in Barcelona, Venice, Helsinki, London, Lisbon, Belgrade, Geneva, Bilbao, and Aarhus. The last edition brought together over 1,500 participants from 50 countries specialized in the IoT domain, including research centers, research projects, large industries, SMEs, developers, standards development organizations, and policymakers, including the European Commission to exchange their knowledge.

September 7, 2021 - Online Conference

7th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2021)

The IEEE International Smart Cities Conference is the flagship IEEE Smart Cities event which brings together practitioners, city policymakers & administrators, infrastructure operators, industry representatives, and researchers to present technologies and applications, share their experiences & views with current and future Smart Cities applications. The conference includes keynote and panel session discussions, tutorials given by experts on state-of-the-art topics, and special sessions on emerging topics with the aim of complementing the regular program.

September 17, 2021 - Frankfurt, GERMANY

2021 International Conference on Transport and Smart Cities (ICoTSC 2021)

The first International Conference on Transport and Smart Cities gathers researchers from around the world to share the latest advances in the field of Smart Cities, with a focus on Transportation. 2021 International Conference on Transport and Smart Cities(ICoTSC 2021) will be held in Frankfurt, Germany on September 17-19, 2021.

October 4, 2021 - Hybrid Event

13th International Smart City Expo

Smart City Expo 2021 provides a platform for citizens and organizations to discover emerging Future World Trends in Cities of the Future. Smart City Expo 2021 enables you to understand the Digital Transformation of Urban Services through the utilization of Big Data Analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, 5G, Smart City Financing Models, Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence.

Smart City Expo 2021, Dubai is designed for all the people involved in local, state, and Federal government decision-making and analysis. Moreover, this event is also beneficial for private sector companies which want to participate in the development of smart cities.

October 6, 2021 - London, UK

Smart Buildings Show 2021

Smart Buildings Show connects visitors to the latest information and technology in the smart buildings industry.

We will give visitors the information they need to arrive at an informed decision on how to make their intelligent buildings more economic for owners and more functional for occupiers. Smart Buildings Show will take place at ExCeL, London on 6-7 October 2021. Smart buildings deliver services that make occupants productive at the lowest cost and environmental impact over the building lifecycle. To do this requires adding intelligence from the design phase through to the end of the building's useful life. Smart buildings use information technology during operation to connect subsystems, which typically operate independently, so that these systems can share information to optimise total building performance.

Smart Buildings Show 2021 will cover all key aspects of creating and managing a smart building, including:

  • Building automation systems
  • Energy efficiency
  • Lighting and controls
  • Security
  • HVAC
  • Smart meters and monitoring
  • Networks and wireless
  • Software
  • Services and support
  • Building automation and design
  • Building energy management
  • Regulations and consultancy
  • Workplace and wellbeing

October 12, 2021 - Hanoi, VIETNAM

ITU Digital World 2021

Join ITU Digital World 2021, the leading UN tech event for government, industry, and tech SMEs. Connect, exhibit and explore common challenges, share ideas and build partnerships. ITU Digital World offers:

  • A global platform for major industry players, tech SMEs, countries, and organizations
  • International visibility for innovative ICT products, technologies, and solutions
  • High-level debates led by experts on the core issues affecting the ICT sector
  • Targeted networking at all levels of the industry
  • Sharing knowledge and best practice across emerging and developed markets
  • UN recognition as a provider of ICT for sustainable development in the Awards Programm
ITU Digital World 2021 takes place in Hanoi, Vietnam from October 12-15, 2021.

October 12, 2021 - London, UNITED KINGDOM

GovTech 2021

GovTech 2021 is an engaging and thought-provoking summit focusing on implementing emerging tech in the public sector. Our delegates, speakers, and sponsors all played a vital role in the uptake of emerging technologies in the public sector. GovTech takes place on the 12th of October 2021 as a face-to-face event in London.

  • A program delivered by leading policymakers and decision-makers across the technology sector
  • The opportunity to solve strategic problems by sharing ideas and solutions with over 300 of your peers
  • GovTech Deployment and GovTech Culture Shift streams to allow delegates to hear targeted content, tailored to their expertise
Join GovTech 2021 - register early for the 2021 edition!

October 17, 2021 - Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES


Nothing stops people and tech. The world’s biggest tech enterprises, startups and industry leaders will once again reunite in-person at GITEX 2021. A truly extraordinary edition for an extraordinary year, hosted alongside the spectacular Expo 2020 Dubai this October. World’s biggest tech enterprises, trailblazing startups, powerful investors, and pioneering government leaders will once again come together to breakthrough the uncertainties and plot our world’s stronger, bolder, tech-empowered future. Business opportunities don't come bigger than this. Let's meet at GITEX 2021.

October 21, 2021 - Warsaw, POLAND

Smart City Expo Poland

Smart City is a notion that embraces the entirety of technologies and services that are aimed at the creation of a modern city, friendly to both the environment and its citizens. Bearing this general definition in mind, at Smart City Expo Poland, taking place from October 21-22, 2021 in Warsaw, we present the products and technologies that are designed to ensure better city management and modernization.

In our exhibition halls, you will see equipment and technologies, among others, from the following businesses and sectors: renewable energy sources and methods of energy storage, e-mobility (cars and charging systems), mobile applications for citizens, e-payments, e-office, energy-saving street lighting, closed system management and modern methods of raw materials processing, systems for urban infrastructure management, municipal monitoring systems, tidiness and cleanliness maintenance.

November 9, 2021 - London, UNITED KINGDOM

MOVE 2021


MOVE brings together the people and companies redefining the transport industry around the world. Now in its third year, MOVE has grown to over 10,000 attendees. It has become the event for founders and CEOs of the world’s most influential companies in urban mobility to come together and let us know: what is next. MOVE is the meeting place for the entire mobility community: to do business, make new partnerships, and create the future. MOVE is mobility re-imagined.

MOVE 2021 takes place from November 9-10, 2021 in London.

November 16, 2021 - Hybrid Event, Barcelona, SPAIN

Smart City Expo World Congress

Smart City Expo World Congress comes back to Barcelona to celebrate its powerful 10th-anniversary edition from 16-18 November 2021.

The lessons learned from 2020 will contribute to creating an enhanced hybrid, cross-platform experience. A combined physical event of Smart City Expo World Congress, Smart Mobility Congress, and Retail & Brand Experience World Congress, with a digital platform affording endless opportunities.

March 9, 2022 - New Delhi, India

7th Smart Cities India Expo

Be Part of Smart Cities India 2022 Expo!  Since its launch in 2015, Smart Cities India Expo has developed into Asia’s largest trade fair and conference on this subject. The event is organized by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) & Exhibitions India Group and is scheduled to be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from 09-11 March 2022. The expo will feature key verticals that make up the smart city framework of Smart Cities including Buildings, Solar, Transport, Water, etc.


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