The third edition of Smart City Expo Kyoto not only celebrated a further increase on attendees in 2016, but also stood out for its exhibition of products and technologies related to the health sector and in the field of ICT. The hugely popular three day event attracted visitors from 28 countries to address the smart city challenges facing Asia.
Organized by a committee combined of Fira de Barcelona and the Kyoto Prefecture, the City of Kyoto, the event provided the perfect platform to show how smart cities can create new business along with suggesting solutions for the urgent issues facing the world today.
A total of 124 companies and institutions took part in the exhibition, with 72 speakers contributing to the congress and parallel sessions. There was also the introduction of a competition called Next Generation Smart Challenge which attracted foreign and Japanese companies alike.
Thanks to the continued success of the event, Kyoto was able to sign valuable agreements with major businesses with the objective of promoting smart cities. It has expressed its desire to repeat the Smart City Expo in 2017 believing in the importance of the trade fair in resolving regional tasks and unifying companies and the local governments.