Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition

May 30-31, 2023- Chicago, IL, United States

It is predicted that by 2050 about 64% of the developing world and 86% of the developed world will live in urban areas. The global smart cities market is expected to reach USD 297.7 billion by 2026, expanding at a CAGR of 20% from 2019. Furthermore, nearly all global population growth through 2030 will be absorbed by cities -- about 1.1 billion new urbanites over the next 10 years.

New insights and solutions are urgently needed in order to manage the scarce resources that will be impacted by this trend, as well as operate new and regenerated urban spaces. New generations of sensor networks, Big Data analytics, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications are being deployed in public and privately managed physical spaces to meet these requirements, though many challenges remain. As they emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal governments around the world are looking to the future and formulating their Smart City strategies. Now is the time to engage and learn from industry peers at the forefront of this key trend.

The 7th Annual Smart Cities International Symposium and Exhibition, May 30-31, 2023 in Chicago, brings together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons learned to date in making the Smart City a reality. Top executives and subject matter experts will examine the experiences of municipal governments who are pushing the envelope and moving toward actual implementation of the Smart City vision. The emphasis is on implementation strategy, case studies, best practices, and the development of compelling business models for transitioning to the 21st Century Smart City.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Achieving sustainability, accessibility and livability in tomorrow's urban centers
  • Technology strategies for decarbonizing the built environment
  • Leveraging the smart energy grid for municipal applications
  • Smart lighting advances, platforms and business models
  • Smart transportation, e-Mobility and parking
  • Environmental monitoring and waste management
  • IoT applications and communications networks for enabling the connected city
  • Learning from the leaders: key smart city developments around the world
  • Market trends and growth drivers: challenges and opportunities
  • Phased, cost-effective approaches: efficiency measures that can fund additional steps
  • Leveraging data analytics to achieve improved services and performance
  • Key emerging technologies and applications
  • And more

Why Participate?

  • Focus on Implementation: The conference places primary focus on actual implementations, key case studies and lessons learned to date, in order to formulate real-world success strategies going forward.
  • Senior-Level Executive Attendees: The Symposium is uniquely designed for senior decision-makers, CIOs, and executives charged with making the smart city a reality in today's environment
  • Objective and Industry-Led: The program is developed by municipal practitioners and experts in the field to ensure the content is relevant, in-depth and objective for all stakeholders across the Smart City ecosystem.
  • International in Scope: The Symposium includes key municipal practitioners from around the world, ensuring that the best international insights, case studies and thought leadership are represented during the proceedings

Who Should Attend?

  • Municipal IT managers and technology decision-makers
  • Mayors and city executives
  • Telecommunication service providers
  • Electric, water and gas utilities
  • Developers and urban planning organizations
  • E-mobility, electric vehicle and smart transportation organizations
  • Financial and investment professionals
  • Smart grid technology providers
  • Analysts and consultancies
  • Standards, policy and regulatory bodies
  • Industry associations

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Chicago Conference Center
205 W. Wacker Drive, 60605
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Located in downtown Chicago's Loop, the Conference Center is steps away from the city's magnificent lakefront with world-renowned Millennium and Grant Parks, marvelous museums, restaurants and retail shopping.

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Event details
Organizer :SGO
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-24162