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bee smart city partners with Smart City Expo World Congress 2018

Oct 8, 2018 12:08:23 PM

bee smart city partners with the world’s leading smart city conference and exhibition. With expected 20.000 professional visitors, over 700 exhibitors, along with high level representatives from more than 700 cities and over 420 international speakers, Smart City Expo World Congress is the place to be from November 13-15.

Leading experts will share their vision of how to build more sustainable and livable urban environments while putting people at the centre of every decision. “Cities to Live In” is the key theme of Smart City Expo World Congress 2018, reflecting the need for citizen-centric development strategies as the key element of creating truly smart cities and communities.


“It is an honor to partner with the world’s most important smart city conference and exhibition. We share a common vision of building people-centric smart cities by sharing best practices and proven solutions between cities and in collaboration with solution providers. Sharing best practices has been one of the key necessities postulated at Smart City Expo World Congress in the past year – we efficiently facilitate this transfer with our smart city solution database.”, states Thomas Müller, Managing Partner at bee smart city.

bee smart city has developed the world’s largest ‘Smart City Solution Database’ – a global smart city business network and community with currently 7,000+ members from 150 countries and more than 500 proven solutions implemented in 460+ cities and communities. The free global solution database facilitates the sharing of best practices among cities and connects solution providers with cities and municipalities.

Ugo Valenti, Director of Fira Barcelona, states: “We need to put people at the centre of every initiative, project and solution if we want to make our cities better places to live in.” This year’s edition of Smart City Expo World Congress will have five focus areas responding the main challenges facing cities today: Digital Transformation, Urban Environment, Mobility, Governance & Finance, and Inclusive & Sharing Cities.

Additionally, the Smart Mobility Congress, the International Integrated Water Cycle Show (Iwater), the Circular Economy European Summit and the Sharing Cities Summit will be held in parallel to the Smart City Expo, thus creating great synergies between the co-located events and contributing to the major objective of creating Cities to Live In.

World-renowned speakers will take the stage at #SCEWC18, including:

  • Rufus Pollock – Founder & President, Open Knowledge
  • Andrew Keen – Author, How to Fix the World
  • Víctor Pineda – President, World ENABLED
  • Muhammad Yunus – Founder, Grameen Bank & Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  • Alice Charles – Lead, Cities, World Economic Forum
  • Aisha Bin Bishr – Director General, Smart Dubai
  • Alicia Glen – Deputy Mayor for Housing & Economic Development, City of New York
  • Michael Müller – Governing Mayor, City of Berlin
  • Mohammad Mentek – Secretary General, Ministry of Urban Wellbeing and Housing of Malaysia
  • Sari Ladin-Sienne – Chief Data Officer, City of Los Angeles


Register for Smart City Expo World Congress 2018 and receive a 25% discount on conference passes as part of the partnership between bee smart city and #SCEWC18:



About bee smart city

bee smart city was founded in 2017 by experienced professionals and smart city experts to accelerate the development of prosperous and livable smart cities and communities around the globe. The smart city market is currently neither transparent nor digitized. bee smart city provides an efficient toolset for smart city analysis and for facilitating collaboration and the successful implementation of the best smart city solutions available. To achieve its mission, bee smart city partners with leading organizations, associations as well as solution providers and smart city startups. The global bee smart city hub and the smart city solution database greatly increase transparency and the visibility of cities, companies, startups and other smart city actors. Learn more at:


bee smart city GmbH
Thomas Müller, Managing Partner
Tel. +49 (0) 208 62801331

About Smart City Expo World Congress

Smart City Expo World Congress (Barcelona, November 13-15th) is the world’s leading event for cities, the unmissable hub where leaders of the most innovative cities, companies and organizations gather to share ideas, present projects, and drive urban transformation to a better future. Learn more at:


Fira Barcelona
María Fernández, Communications Team

Thomas Mueller

Written by Thomas Mueller

Thomas Müller is Co-Founder at bee smart city. As an economic development professional with more than 15 years of experience in city, regional and state level organizations, he developed and implemented numerous smart city and economic development projects with partners from government, different private business sectors, academia and the civil society.

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