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URBACT Open Dialogue at Smart City Expo World Congress 2019

19 - 21 November 2019
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Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), the leading international event on cities and smart urban solutions organised by Fira de Barcelona, will take place on November 19-21 in Barcelona under the theme Cities Made of Dreams. The Spanish National URBACT Point will organise an Open Dialogue on URBACT programme’s learnings on November 19th. Join us at the most important event about Smart Cities in the world!

Between November 19 and 21, Barcelona will become the world capital of smart cities: the Fira de Barcelona - located in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, municipality that leads the URBACT Transfer Network OnStage - will be the scene of the Smart City Expo World Congress 2019 (#SCEWC19). URBACT will be present at this global impact congress, since from the Spanish National URBACT Point will organise, as we did in last year's edition, a session about the programme and its networks.

Under the theme Cities Made of Dreams the show and congress will reflect on the transformation that metropolises have experienced in the past decade, how many solutions that seemed sheer daydreaming back then are now reality and how we have the tools turn more dreams into reality in the near future.

The congress program will be structured in 5 themes: Digital Transformation, Urban Environment, Mobility, Governance & Finance, and Inclusive & Sharing Cities. It will alsocover topics such as Data-driven Cities, 5G and the future of Connectivity, Resilient Cities, Gentrification, Innovative Transport Systems, Multilevel Governance, Sharing and Collaborative Economy, Circular Economy and Cities for All. In 2019, the event will be jointly held with Smart Mobility Congress.

URBACT Open Dialogue at #SCWEC19

The URBACT session  at #SCEWC19 will take place  November 19th consisting in a 1 hour and 45 minutes open event (from 17.15 to 19.00) focused on the presentation on the results of the different URBACT networks, learning and results obtained through this programme of 15 years of experience.

We will have representatives from Spanish National Authority and National URBACT Point (NUP),  URBACT cities coming from different countries of Europe (elected representatives and civil servants), and  other NUP representatives.

The aim of the event is presenting innovative solutions developed through URBACT from an international perspective. An open dialogue to share experiences, ideas, projects, etc. with other cities, public and participants in the #SCEWC19.

  • What? URBACT Open Dialogue at Smart City Expo World Congress
  • When? November 19th, from 17.15 to 19.00 (1 hour and 45 minutes)
  • Where? Fira de Barcelona, East Ágora (Av. Joan Carles I 64, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona)

Check the programme here

An international benchmark

On its last edition, SCEWC gathered 700 cities worldwide as well as 844 exhibitors and over 400 speakers and 21,331 attendees from 146 countries. The international impact of the show has grown with regional events in Atlanta (USA), Curitiba (Brazil), Kyoto (Japan), Puebla (Mexico) and Buenos Aires (Argentina) further consolidating Smart City Expo as the international leading event in smart urbans solutions and drawing more attendees and interest toward the global event held in Barcelona every year.

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