About Smart City Expo World Congress

SCEWC

Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) is the international leading event for cities held in Barcelona since 2011. Our mission is to empower cities and collectivize urban innovation across the globe. Through promoting social innovation, establishing partnerships and identifying business opportunities, the event is dedicated to creating a better future for cities and their citizens.

10 YEARS LEADING THE URBAN REVOLUTION

WE ARE THE CITIES WE MAKE

They say life is what you make it. Back in 2011, we chose to make it easier for citizens worldwide by reflecting on how to build a smart society for innovative and sustainable cities. We needed smart thinking, so we pushed forward on how to build better places to live, and how to change the world in doing so.

Now, here’s the thing: with 55% of the population living in urban areas and climate emergency declarations issued by hundreds of councils and jurisdictions worldwide, cities need to lead the way in maximizing nature’s value, bridging the multidimensional inequality gap and supporting a gas-free future. We are what we make, and so are cities. We build cities, but cities build us too.

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A new format for a new era

Over the years, SCEWC has grown into much more than a three-day event. By creating and nurturing an international innovation community, sparking cross-sectoral conversations, forging and fostering partnerships, and building a platform to share knowledge, we’ve developed a groundbreaking model of advocacy for a better urban world. And we plan to keep on doing so.

For the first time this year, to celebrate a powerful 10th anniversary, SCEWC will be a hybrid experience, with the physical event coming back to Barcelona and a parallel digital program broadcast by Tomorrow.City. We’re moving into our next decade with a new, cross-platform approach and a widened community – and we want you to be part of it.

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One global event, three main areas to explore

Congress

A three-day program with international experts coming together to share insights and learn best practices for a more sustainable urban world, both online and in Barcelona. A worldwide dialogue that shapes the next steps for urban development.

Expo

A marketplace where hundreds of global companies and organizations can engage with worldwide professional attendees and show the world their cutting-edge projects and smart implemented solutions. Open stands create an environment within which to network and talent hunt, while multiple Agora spaces provide opportunities to listen to selected speakers and encounter business opportunities.

Side Events & Activities

A curated list of events and workshops, including digital sessions, that broadens the event program and gives answer to concrete challenges. The perfect way to explore the most pressing issues and move from words to actions.

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Enabling Technologies

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Energy & Environment

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Governance

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Living & Inclusion

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Economy

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Infrastructure & Buildings

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Safety & Security

Safety & Prevention against COVID-19

We’re taking all necessary sanity measures to ensure the health and safety of our visitors and participants throughout the event, with a dedicated protocol created in collaboration with specialist risk management consultancy Aon and the advice of Hospital Clínic in Barcelona. Find out more here.

Sustainability & Inclusivity at the core of the event

Smart City Expo World Congress aims to help create sustainable and inclusive cities, so naturally it should lead by example. Find out more about initiatives put in place to ensure that the event stays inclusive and limits its environmental impact.

Towards Zero Waste is a dedicated sustainability initiative in line with the European Commission’s Circular Economy strategy based on use of fewer materials, reuse and recycling of products, and no food waste.

A smart city is not only forward-thinking and sustainable, but fully inclusive, leaving no one behind. At Smart City Expo World Congress, we strive to integrate inclusivity into everything we do, in addition to creating space for debate on how to build a fairer and more egalitarian society.

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CO-LOCATED EVENTS

Be sure to check out the events held at Fira de Barcelona in parallel with SCEWC, all of which support each other and reinforce the smart city ecosystem.

16 - 18 NOVEMBER

Co-organized with the EIT Urban Mobility – an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union – and the support of leading organizations, Smart Mobility Congress becomes the Tomorrow.Mobility World Congress, the ultimate worldwide event to accelerate sustainable and intelligent urban mobility.

16 - 18 NOVEMBER

PUZZLE X is the first convening forum to bridge the world of Frontier Materials, societal impact, entrepreneurship, venture building, corporate innovation, bleeding edge of material science and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to facilitate the use the materials of the future to help our world today.

15 - 18 NOVEMBER

Circular Economy Hotspot Catalonia combines guided tours to local companies and a Congress exploring the most pressing issues and solutions, this is the place to discover business initiatives, R&D projects, government strategies and collaborations pushing the circular economy forward in Europe.

RELIVE #SCLive2020 & #SCEWC19

#SCLive2020

Take a look back at our digital spin-off event, Smart City Live, which took place online on November 17-18, 2020.

#SCEWC19

Check out the best moments of Smart City Expo World Congress 2019 – #SCEWC19

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