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31 mayo 2016

The conferences and exhibition take place in Kyoto and the Kansai Science City

Kyoto hosts the third Asian edition of Smart City Expo

The Japanese city of Kyoto will host the Asian edition of Smart City Expo for a third year in a row.  To contribute to the development of a sustainable society, the show will focus on the role of ICT as a provider of security for citizens and will also tackle the challenges in Energy, Mobility, Health, Environment and Education, and the next generation of smart cars. Smart City Expo Kyoto 2016. The International symposium will be held in Kyoto and the exhibition will take place in Kansai.

The Kyoto International Conference will hold the conferences of the International symposium scheduled for June 1st featuring 2 keynotes and 10 parallel sessions with over 20 speakers among which are Hanish Mohammed, Secretary for Urban Development, Government of Karala India; Matthew Smith, Global head of Market Development at Cisco; David Ehrenberg, President & CEO Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. and Toshifumi Yoshizaki, Vice President, Watson, IBM Japan, among others.

On the June 2 and 3, Smart City Expo Kyoto will move to the Kansai Science City located in the Keihanna Hills where the Smart City Messe or exhibition will take place. With the aim of promoting regional and technological exchange amongst governments, municipalities, corporations, universities and other organizations and contributing to expand the Asian smart city market, almost 100 companies and institutions will gather.

The event has been jointly organized by the Kyoto Prefecture, the cities of Kyoto, Kyotanabe, Kizugawa and Seika; Fira de Barcelona, the Spanish Economic and Commercial Office in Tokyo; the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry; the Kyoto Industrial Association and the Public Foundation of Kansai Research Institute, among others.

Gathering smart momentum
Kyoto Smart City Expo 2016 builds on the success of the first two Asian editions of Smart City Expo –also held in Kyoto– and the expertise of Fira de Barcelona who launched Smart City Expo World Congress on 2011, an event that has established itself as the world's leading summit on smart cities in five editions. On 2015, Smart City Expo Tokyo gathered 8,280 attendees from 39 countries while Smart City Expo World Congress registered record-breaking figures with 14.288 attendees, 568 cities and 485 exhibitors. Fira de Barcelona's Gran Via venue will host the sixth Smart City Expo World Congress from November 15 to 17.

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