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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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December 1, 2021 - Gothenburg, SWEDEN

2021 ANNUAL POLIS CONFERENCE

Following a record-breaking conference in 2020, in which we welcomed more than 900 participants, the 2021 POLIS Annual Conference will take place on 1-2 December in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The POLIS Annual Conference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience of mobility experts, practitioners and decision-makers. We are happy to organise this event in cooperation with the Urban Transport Administration of the City of Gothenburg, which currently holds the Presidency of POLIS. With a focus on innovation, sustainability and co-creation, Gothenburg hosts one of Europe’s most dynamic clusters within the field of mobility.






December 2, 2021 - Virtual Event

SMART TRAVEL 2021: INTELLIGENCE IS OUR DESTINATION

SMART TRAVEL marked the international agenda and established new frontiers for the future, namely, joining disconnected topics such as Tourism and Smart Destinations. This is the only global event that connects smart cities and smart tourism and this year, as usual, we bring in some of the most influential international experts.

SMART TRAVEL is a festival dedicated to Smart Cities and Smart Tourism with a special focus promoting best practices, case studies, conceptual innovations, novelty services and products, creativeness, and interactions between tourists, citizens, cities, corporations, and stakeholders. The debate options, reflecting, and exchanging ideas in an intimate and friendly environment has always been one of the strengths of the SMART TRAVEL event, revealing clues and new alternative paths.

The event for smart cities and smart tourism: Join SMART TRAVEL 2021 on December 2nd.






December 6, 2021 - Webinar

ITU Digital transformation for cities and communities Webinar Series Episode #9: Addressing the Security Risks of Digital Transformation on IoT

​The accelerated digital transformation has increased the risk of cyber security in parallel. As IoT deployment becomes more frequent and sophisticated, smart cities and communities are also becoming more vulnerable to data breaches and other exploits. City leaders must be prepared to respond to increased cyber risks and prioritize privacy, security, and trust as the key components of digital transformation, particularly in developing countries.

This webinar on 6 December 2021 from 13:00 - 15:00 CET will examine the security implication of digital transformation and look at the global development on managing security risks in smart cities and communities. It will also shed light on the latest international standards that are available to enhance the security capability of IoTs and other related systems and applications.

The webinar is part of ITU's webinar series on Digital transformation for cities and communities. ​The webinar is jointly organized by ITU-T Study Group 20 “Internet of things (IoT) and smart cities and communities (SC&C)” and ITU-T Study Group 17 “Security”​.​






December 7, 2021 - Virtual Event

Connected Cities & Towns Summit 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has completely transformed how smart city & town managers and digital leaders think about their strategy. The pandemic has rapidly accelerated the need to digitally transform our cities and towns, thus ensuring technology and connectivity will play an even bigger role in digital planning as we move forward.

Equally, many urban areas are seeing a decline in the use of their infrastructure. As a result, many smaller and rural towns need to provide connectivity – and fast – as the work from home era continues to grow and evolve. Furthermore, both crisis and resilience planning, as well as safety and security now feature highly at the forefront of digital strategy more than ever before.

So as we begin to shape a “post-pandemic” smart world for our citizens – how can we effectively leverage digital technologies and systems, strengthen our governance and invest in a future-proofed infrastructure to enable transformation and innovation?

It is against this background that we are hosting the Connected Cities & Towns Summit, to bring together both the public and private sector to discuss the future of our cities and towns. The Summit will be attended by practitioners, city and town policymakers & administrators, infrastructure operators, digital champions, CEOs, MDs and other industry leaders to delve into current and emerging best practices.






December 7, 2021 - Webinar

ITU Digital transformation for cities and communities Webinar Series Episode #10: The role of digital technologies on aging and health

There were 737 million people, approximately 9.3% of the world population, aged 65 or over in 2020. Digital technologies are poised to lead the transformation in the healthcare sector and play a significant role in meeting the healthcare needs of an ageing population.

This webinar on 7 December 2021 from 16:00 - 18:00 CET will explore the opportunities and challenges digital technologies are bringing to the healthcare field. It will bring together experts to discuss the importance of digital health, innovation, and inclusion. Participation in the workshop is free of charge and open to ITU members, and anyone who wishes to contribute to the work.​

This webinar is part of ITU’s webinar series on Digital transformation for cities and communities. Episode 10 is jointly organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)​​.






December 8, 2021 - Hybrid Event

Smart City Expo Miami: Sustainable Cities Experiences

As societies, we invest in new buildings, transportation, power, industry. Do we have a plan for the city with people, productivity, and quality of life in mind? Do we have a controlled process that produces successful projects that fit into our plan without wasted time, money, and eliminates corruption? Do we have a plan for maintenance of the completed assets that is locally resourced and sustainable? How do we engage the citizens to contribute to the planning process and create a unified effort? Is there new technology (right now) that is affordable and enables unprecedented participation and ushers in a new era of public support for a revitalized city?

Join us from December 8-10 in our hybrid edition so more smart people can start planning for a smarter future city.






December 8, 2021 - Webinar

ITU Digital transformation for cities and communities Webinar Series Episode #11: Blockchain-based data management for supporting Internet of things and smart cities and communities

The application of blockchain is broadening to include data management. The immutability nature of blockchain has provided cities with a new way to improve data quality, traceability, real-time data analysis, data sharing and more. This webinar on 8 December 2021 from 12:00 - 14:00 CET will explore the growing role of blockchain in accelerating smart cities and communities. It will place a special focus on the role of international standards in accelerating the adoption of blockchain in cities. City planners, industry specialists and other relevant stakeholders will gather to share their experience and challenges in integrating blockchain into city applications.

This webinar is part of ITU’s webinar series on digital transformation. 






December 14, 2021 - Webinar

ITU Digital transformation for cities and communities Webinar Series Episode #12: Interoperability of IoT and satellite data for Earth observation supporting sustainable development

The emergence of technologies for Earth Observation (EO) such as Internet-of-Things (IoT) promises to provide new advances in data collection for the Sustainable Development Goals, including in the fields of climate change mitigation, biodiversity monitoring, poverty alleviation or smart agriculture.

As part of the ITU Webinars series on Digital transformation for cities and communities​ and in the context of the H2020 research project NGIoT, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), together with Mandat International and World Meteorological Organization (WMO), is organizing Episode 12 on "IoT for Interoperability of IoT and satellite data for Earth observation supporting sustainable development" on 14 December 2021 from 15:00 to 17:00 CET. The episode will bring together international experts from ITU, WMO, GEO, UNIGE, OGC and IoT Lab to discuss existing perspectives and challenges in the field.

Currently, one of the challenges is to set global standards for interoperability of data coming from very different sources to facilitate their use for information services in the above-mentioned fields. Indeed, the lack of interoperable integration of different Earth observation data and applications remains an important barrier to be addressed in this domain. With over 50 billion IoT devices deployed, there is a need to facilitate the integration of existing IoT data with more standard Earth observation data.

While Earth observation - in situ and satellite - benefits more and more from common data models and standards, it is still difficult to combine those datasets with other data sources such as smart city open data, IoT, and smartphone sensor data.

Throughout the different presentations, the speakers will discuss the latest considerations, current work, and future considerations for IoT and satellite observation. We will try to identify the challenges to be addressed from IoT research and IoT standardization perspectives. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and interactions with the audience.






February 22, 2022 - Online Conference

Ecocity World Summit 2022

Join us for the 14th edition of Ecocity World Summit - the Longest Running Summit On Sustainable Cities!
Leading international experts, thousands of innovators, researchers, engineers, designers, policymakers, environmentalists, teachers, and students will meet online on 22-24 February 2022. Ecocity 2022 will feature a wide range of sessions, workshops and other learning opportunities in an innovative virtual format, showcasing the latest research and developments in urban design and city transformation practices.






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.






March 22, 2022 - Taipei, TAIWAN & Hybrid Event

2022 SMART CITY SUMMIT & EXPO

Smart City Summit and Expo is Asia’s largest smart city trade show and the first hybrid event in the region. It is not only an all-in-one event for global smart city solutions, but also a professional platform for G2G, G2B, and B2B networking.

The event quickly responded to the global pandemic situation and transformed itself into SCSE+, which presents Smart City Online in the virtual form throughout the year, and SCSE as a physical event from March 22 to 25 in 2022. The trade show features connections between city leaders, system integrators, telecom operators, and more key players in the fields. We believe the sharing of cutting-edge solutions and the global knowledge will deliver considerable opportunities for cities and businesses.






May 9, 2022 - Atlanta, USA

Smart City Expo Atlanta

Smart City Expo Atlanta - taking place in May 2022 - 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.






October 18, 2022 - Online Event

Smart Country Convention

The Smart Country Convention is Germany’s leading event for the digital transformation of the public sector. National and international companies, institutions, organizations, public authorities and associations present their ideas, concepts and solutions for a modern administration and smart cities.

The topics of the Smart Country Convention are more relevant than ever. SCCON 2022 will take place from 18– 20 October 2022 at hub27 on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. Meet political figures, digital experts, business professionals, industry leaders, innovation drivers and technology pioneers who think and make the future.






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