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SCEWC 2021

A global discussion shaping what’s next for cities.

The congress all cities are staring at

Our 3-day congress is held in the main auditorium, theme rooms, and several open stages called Agoras, and this year also includes as varied digital program. Each track presents dedicated sessions honing in on the most critical issues facing cities today.

Program coming soon!

The congress all
cities are looking to

Our 3-day congress is held in the main auditorium, theme rooms, and several open stages called Agoras, plus a powerful digital program live at Tomorrow.City. Our congress tracks present dedicated sessions honing in on the most critical issues facing cities today.
Program coming soon!

Tracks of discussion

In 2021, SCEWC focuses on eight main tracks: Enabling Technologies, Energy & Environment, Tomorrow.Mobility World Congress, Governance, Living & Inclusion, Economy, Infrastructure & Buildings, and Safety & Security.

Enabling Technologies

SOME HOT TOPICS

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of Things
  • 5G & WIFI6 (6G)
  • Cloud Computing
  • VR/AR & Digital Twins
  • Big Data

Energy & Environment

SOME HOT TOPICS

  • New Energy Models
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Climate Emergency
  • CleanTech
  • Waste & Water Management
  • Green Spaces

Tomorrow.Mobility World Congress

SOME HOT TOPICS

  • Low Carbon
  • Micro & Shared
  • Future of Mobility
  • Mobility Governance
  • Intelligent Mobility
  • Transport Networks

Governance

SOME HOT TOPICS

  • Multi-stakeholder
  • PPP
  • Cross-sector Governance
  • Citizen Engagement
  • Alliances
  • Co-creation

Living & Inclusion

SOME HOT TOPICS

  • Social Inclusion
  • Future of Education & Work
  • Health
  • Cities for All
  • Housing

Economy

SOME HOT TOPICS

  • Financing Schemes
  • Economic Models
  • International Projection
  • Talent Attraction
  • Innovation Ecosystems
  • City-to-city Cooperation

Infrastructure & Buildings

SOME HOT TOPICS

  • Smart Buildings
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Innovative Materials
  • Critical Infrastructures
  • Digital Twins
  • Urban Planning

Safety & Security

SOME HOT TOPICS

  • Cybersecurity
  • City Ethics & Privacy
  • Urban Safety
  • Data Security
  • Digital Rights
  • Emergency Response

2021 Speakers

Some of the experts and visionaries taking the stage at #SCEWC21

Maria Fernanda Espinosa

Former President, UN General Assembly

Thembisile Nkadimeng

Deputy Minister of Cooperative Affairs, Government of South Africa

Jan Jambon

Minister-president, Government of Flandes

Ada Colau

Mayor, City of Barcelona

Jan Van Zanen

Mayor, City of The Hague

Kristina Sinemus

Minister for Digital Strategy and Development, Hessian Government

Cassie Roach

Vice President for Global Public Sector, Cisco

Sameh Wahba

Global Director, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice, World Bank

Fatma Sahin

President, Union of the Municipalities of Turkey | Mayor, City of Gaziantep

Diego Fernández

Secretary of Innovation and Digital Transformation, Buenos Aires City Government

Francesca Bria

President, Italian Innovation Fund

Ed Gillespie

Futurist, Environmental Entrepreneur and Author of 'Only Planet'

Kunal Kumar

Joint Secretary & Mission Director, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India

Miguel Gamiño

Executive Vice President, Head of Global Cities, Mastercard

Emilia Saiz

Secretary General, United Cities and Local Governments

Carlos Moreno

Mayor's Special Envoy for Smart Cities, City of Paris, France

Ada Colau

Ada Colau

Mayor, City of Barcelona, Spain

Francesca Bria

Francesca Bria

President, Italian National Innovation Fund | Advisor, New European Bauhaus

Carlos Moreno

Carlos Moreno

Mayor’s Special Envoy for Smart Cities, City of Paris, France

Emily Tan

Emily Tan

General Manager, City Solutions, Royal Dutch Shell

María Fernanda Espinosa

María Fernanda Espinosa

Former President, UN General Assembly

Carolina Cosse

Carolina Cosse

Mayor, City of Montevideo, Uruguay | Vice-President, UCLG

Sameh Wahba

Sameh Wahba

Global Director, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice, World Bank

Jeff Merritt

Jeff Merritt

Head of IOT & Urban Transformation, and Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

Diego Fernández

Diego Fernández

Secretary of Innovation and Digital Transformation, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Angie Lau

Angie Lau

CEO, Founder & Editor-in-chief, Forkast News

Mohamed Boudra

Mohamed Boudra

President, UCLG | Mayor, City of Al Hoceima, Morocco

Fatma Sahin

Fatma Sahin

President, Union of the Municipalities of Turkey | Mayor, City of Gaziantep, Turkey

Jung Hoon Lee

Jung Hoon Lee

Member of Smart City Committee, Seoul Metropolitan Government, South Korea

Thembisile Nkadimeng

Thembisile Nkadimeng

Deputy Minister of Cooperative Affairs, South Africa

Emilia Saiz

Emilia Saiz

Secretary General, UCLG

Jan Van Zanen

Jan Van Zanen

Mayor, City of The Hague, Netherlands | Co-President, UCLG

Congress Sessions

KEYNOTE & DIALOGUE

Group
Engaging speeches given by worldwide renowned thought leaders
  • Auditorium

PLENARY SESSION

Group
High-level roundtable with first-class governmental authorities and leading thinkers
  • Auditorium

THEMATIC SESSION

Group
Sets of dedicated conferences zooming in on the most critical issues facing cities
  • SCEWC & TMWC Rooms

SOLUTION TALK

Short talks about specific implemented solutions, policies or products
  • Agoras (Expo Area)

Live Broadcast

A live, 3-day TV program broadcast via the Tomorrow.City platform, featuring interviews, videos and live connections with Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.

TomorrowCity Broadcast

A sneak peak of previous talks