ABOUT US

SMART CITY EXPO WORLD CONGRESS

Held in Barcelona since 2011, Smart City Expo World Congress is the world’s biggest and most influential event for cities and urban innovation. Every year, we gather leaders from the most innovative companies, governments and organizations to move cities towards a better future. Our goal is to collectivize urban innovation across the globe and empower cities to face the critical challenges the world faces today.

We’re on a mission to accelerate a brighter urban paradigm towards green, efficient and thriving cities that leave no one behind.

THIS WILL BE THE CENTURY OF CITIES

The global population is expected to grow to 10B by 2050, and 70% of these people will live in cities. In 40 years, we will have built as many new cities as in all of human history. The future of humanity is inevitably urban, and digitization stands as an essential, unstoppable revolution to ensure future-proof cities focused on people and the environment. At the crossroads of tech and cities, there’s an opportunity for a more sustainable and equitable world where new business and collaboration models arise. Smart City Expo is the place to catalyze a powerful urban tomorrow worldwide.

GLOBAL LEADERS PUSHING URBAN TRANSFORMATION FORWARD

MUCH MORE THAN
A 3-DAY EVENT

Back in 2011, our idea was clear: to create a space where urban innovators from all around the world could connect, learn and share. By having a place to meet, get inspired and exchange views, we wanted the event to become the spark that lit a global movement towards a better urbanism. More than a decade later, we’ve become the essential meeting point for industry executives, entrepreneurs, public officials, institutions, experts and academia to shape what’s next for cities.
By creating and nurturing an international innovation network, facilitating new partnerships, fostering a sustainable and diverse environment, and building a platform to share knowledge and engage all year long, we’ve developed a global, cross-platform community and a groundbreaking model of advocacy for a better urban world. And we plan to keep on doing so.

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ONE GLOBAL EVENT, 3 MAIN AREAS

Congress

A three-day program with the best minds on urban development on stage triggering insights and best practices for smart transformation.

Expo

A marketplace where hundreds of global companies and organizations can engage with worldwide professional attendees and show the world the state-of-the-art projects and smart implemented solutions.

Side Events & Activities

A curated list of activities and workshops broadening the event program and giving answer to concrete challenges. The perfect way to explore the most pressing issues and move from words to actions.

URBAN INNOVATION NEVER STOPS

We expand from our home base in Barcelona to cities all around the world, with spin-off editions adapted to the specific needs and interests of their host regions.

Plus, we spur content on a regular basis and keep our online community connected via Tomorrow.City, the world’s biggest content platform devoted to urban innovation – more than 28,700 city changers subscribed!

Stay tuned!

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