Smart City Conferences That Will Tackle Urban Challenges in 2020

By Bernhard Mehl
June 03, 2020

With growing populations and climate change to consider, the design and structure of modern cities are becoming more important. This is because they will have a big impact on the mobility, sustainability, and the overall liveability of its citizens.

The following smart city conferences in 2020 touch on all of these issues. Some will also discuss the integration of artificial intelligence and IoT technologies into governmental services. 

NOTE: Due to the current pandemic, we do not know which conferences will take place physically. Many will probably happen in form of virtual conferences and others could be postponed/cancelled. Because we don't have data about what will happen, we simply report the current dates of the events.

Smart City Expo World Congress

The Smart City Expo World Congress takes place from 17 - 19 November 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. It hosts one of the biggest gatherings of policymakers, industry leaders, and smart city leaders. It focuses primarily on sustainable and inclusive city design. 

The three-day event will allow industry role-players to connect in a one-of-a-kind smart cities conference 2020. This will drive innovative development. 

Intelligent Cities Summit

The Intelligent Cities Summit takes place from 3 - 4 November 2020 in Mississauga, Canada. It will emphasize intelligent service provision. These include things like making libraries and emergency/healthcare services more accessible.Event-goers will have the opportunity to meet and connect with leading municipal professionals around the world. This will allow you to learn from people who are already building intelligent cities. Interactive panel sessions and product showcases will also give great insight into the latest building technologies that are making our cities more intuitive.

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Smart City Solutions

Smart City Solutions takes place from 13 - 15 October 2020 in Berlin, Germany. It offers smart city enthusiasts and professionals an opportunity to enhance their knowledge. Numerous forward-thinkers, exhibitors, and city leaders will flock together to shine a light on mobility and transportation solutions for the masses. 

The event will also focus on making cities more sustainable and livable whilst looking at intelligent energy usage. All conference attendees will have the opportunity to network and meet like-minded people. Thus, the event allows for the discussion of best practice policies concerning intelligent city design.

Smart Cities Summit

The Smart Cities Summit will take place from 5 - 6 October 2020 in Atlanta (GA), USA. This smart city conference will offer some insights into the possibilities of a smart, fully digitized futuristic city. It will focus on digital equity, connectivity, and cybersecurity. It hopes to empower all cities in becoming more resilient and sustainable. Attendees will be able to engage with leading case studies from across the board. So, they can begin to unravel the most intelligent approach to sustainable infrastructure. Furthermore, you will also have the opportunity to dive into the role of emerging technology within the smart city ecosystem.

Nordic Edge Expo

The Nordic Edge Expo will take place from 22 - 24 September 2020 in Stavanger, Norway. This expo aims to share systems across different sectors. The aim of which is to construct more intelligent, liveable communities. The conference provides an important platform for knowledge exchange. This will inspire the creators of smarter buildings, businesses, societies, and cities.Apart from the amazing network opportunities that guests can look forward to, there will also be ample time to listen to interesting discussions on the latest technology.

ICF Global Summit

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) Summit takes place from 21 - 23 October 2020 in Ohio, USA. Its goal is to share and promote the best practices for smart cities. Through research, workshops, and smart city conferences, the ICF helps communities and societies grow. This is done through learning how to seize the opportunities made available by the digital age. 

Bernhard Mehl

Bernhard is the co-founder and CEO of Kisi. His philosophy, "security is awesome," is contagious among tech-enabled companies.