It’s almost that time of the year again. From 7 till 9 November, The Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) will take place in Barcelona. SCEWC is an important meeting place for smart city experts from all around the world. By promoting urban innovation and facilitating collaboration opportunities, the event is dedicated to creating a better future for cities and their citizens. The Amsterdam Smart City team will again be joining the Dutch delegation to SCEWC, where together with our partners we will host several keynotes, workshops and visits to other pavilions.
In collaboration with partners from the Amsterdam Smart City network, including Amsterdam Trade & Innovate (municipality of Amsterdam), the Green Innovation Hub (municipality of Almere), AMS Institute, the province of North-Holland, BTG, and the Amsterdam Economic Board, we are organizing various activities on and around the expo. Find an overview of the programme below and keep an eye on this post for further updates leading up to the event.
Sunday - 5 November
Welcome drinks (17:00 – 18:30) (invite only) with the Green Innovation Hub, Amsterdam Trade & Innovate and Amsterdam Smart City.
Official kick-off reception (from 18:30) by RVO for all Dutch participants in Barcelona.
Monday - 6 November
Innovation bike tour (10:00 – 14:30) (invite only) organised by Amsterdam Smart City and Green Innovation Hub. introducing Barcelona’s key approaches to urban planning. Followed by a tour of Tech Barcelona Hub and lunch.
Tuesday - 7 November
Official start of SCEWC and Tomorrow.Mobility.
Panel discussion ‘All Aboard! The Future of Transport of Public’ (10:30 – 12:00). Our colleague Chris de Veer is part of this panel at Tomorrow.Mobility and will be speaking about the Amsterdam Smart City “Emission-free Travel to Events” Mobility Challenge.
Outgoing delegation to Microsoft Pavilion (11:00 – 12:30) led by Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison for Amsterdam Smart City.
Keynote ‘Open Innovation for Liveable Cities: The Case of Amsterdam Smart City’ (13:00 – 13:15) by Leonie van den Beuken in the Green Room (Congress area).
Outgoing delegation to EIT Urban Mobility (13:30 – 14:30) led by Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison for Amsterdam Smart City.
Opening drinks at the Dutch Pavilion (17:00).
Wednesday - 8 November
Outgoing delegation to European Commission Pavilion (timing TBA) led by Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison for Amsterdam Smart City.
Keynote by Danny Frietman, Green Innovation Hub, at the Microsoft Agora (17:00 – 17:20) about the Minecraft Challenge for Pampus District in Almere.
Network session for floating urban development (12:30-14:00) organised by AMS Institute, municipality of Amsterdam and Amsterdam Smart City (location: Microsoft Pavillion)
In this session, we are looking to connect with representatives from delta and waterfront cities that are looking at the water surface for new developments, as no city can or should be solving these challenges by themselves. As a networking event, we are looking to connect with cities that are interested in partnering up with Amsterdam for a floating future. Do you want to join this session? Contact Sophie via email@example.com!
Market consultation mobility for floating urban development (14:00-15:30) organised by AMS Institute, municipality of Amsterdam and Amsterdam Smart City (location: Microsoft Pavillion)
Large scale, high density floating districts are a relatively new phenomenon in (Dutch) urban developments. As a new phenomenon, experience on mobility, accessibility and logistics for such developments is scarce. The session aims to map which solutions exist, who are their providers, what are their challenges and opportunities, and what interesting combinations of solution(provider)s can be made. It serves to collect insights on the (technological) developments and innovations for mobility solutions for floating urban developments. Do you want to join this session? Contact Sophie via firstname.lastname@example.org!
Thursday - 9 November
Keynote by Boen Groothoff, municipality of Amsterdam, at the Microsoft Agora (12:00 – 12:20) about the Modal Shift Monitor and AI for mobility in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Smart City x SPIE roundtable session (invite only) about energy networks, technological market solutions and cooperation with society.
Are you also in Barcelona and do you want to join us for any of the above activities? Please contact Sophie at email@example.com. Additional information about programming of Dutch partners can be found here. We’re looking forward to meet you there!