What to expect in 2018
About Smart to Future Cities
Focussing on practical, scaleable applications of smart city initiatives to improve citizen quality of life and local government efficiency.
Smarter Cities, a vast opportunity with expansive ideas and many interpretations. Whether you’re interested in infrastructure, or enabling citizens and communities to act smarter, urban IoT or smart cities will be on your agenda.
Pilot projects are plentiful, but scaled-up, long term and commercially sustainable initiatives remain the ultimate goal. As IoT and connecting technologies advance, how are leading cities adopting fit for purpose, citizen centered and efficient smart city strategies?
For cities with a smart vision, the need for alternative procurement, effective partnership models and innovative but economical technology solutions is more important than ever. Given the extent of the smart city challenge, opportunities to gain insight, knowledge and experience are essential.
For seven years, city leaders from across Europe have trusted the Smart to Future Cities Summit to deliver practical, applicable, citizen centric content. Join us and discover applications that improve wellbeing, find efficiencies and enable new urban services.
Introducing a few of our confirmed 2018 speakers!
What's new for 2018?
New content, fresh for 2018
Being the 7th annual event, it’s key to introduce new ideas and content. That’s why for 2018, we’re discussing everything from procurement and 5G, to Distributed Ledger Technologies and Brexit.
What’s your problem?
Designed to highlight city needs and enable attendees to share their expertise, the Smart Cities Problem Pitch Session is another new feature for 2018. Pitch speakers provide a short five-minute snapshot of their city challenge, the audience provides the solutions.
Speakers & the detail you want to hear
We have listened to feedback from our attendees. 2018 will see more speakers delivering practical, applicable content around initiative scale-up, replication and long term sustainability – content you want.
Evening Experience Exchange
An extended session solely designed for exchanging experiences, ideas and business cards. City leaders, industry partners and academic collaborators sit down to discuss challenges from across initiative planning, implementation and scale-up.
New exhibitors & products to discover
Explore our exhibition hall crammed with new exhibitors offering solutions from across the smart city landscape, from smart street lighting and open data to power management and networking services, and much more.
Leading smart cities to your neighbouring borough
Whether you are Barcelona or the London Borough of Barking, the Smart to Future Cities Summit is for you. With a speaker faculty from across Europe and challenges to match, you’ll find speakers, peers and ideas to match your interest.