The first edition of Smart City Expo in Morocco marked a decisive step for Casablanca toward the goal of integrating itself into the prize list of Smart Cities worldwide, as well as providing a way for the city to affirm its aim to overcome the major challenges it faces.
Organized by Fira de Barcelona and the Casablanca-Settat region, the urban municipality of Casablanca and its prefectural council through Casablanca Events & Animation, this edition of Smart City Expo had a special focus on open, inclusive and innovative cities, combining a twofold agenda. The Congress for the more than 5,000 professionals featured over 80 world renowned speakers and moderators in insightful sessions and conferences about the challenges of urbanization. Furthermore, there were four events open to the general public, designed to raise awareness and demystify the concept of the smart city, taking the concept to the very heart of the city.
The two day event was honored to receive endorsement from his Highness King Mohammed VI and this along with the overwhelming attendance has paved the way for Smart City Expo Casablanca to become the key urban development event in Northern Africa.
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