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Why is it worth it?

Why is it worth taking part in the Smart City Forum?

It’s the only congress on the subject of smart city, which for many years has enjoyed a fantastic turnout of participants, both in the traditional, hybrid or online formula. It is a unique forum with traditions that is supported by local governments, business and scientific entities.

It’s a meeting place where cities of different sizes learn from each other how to implement innovations and share the acquired knowledge and experience.

Saving time -> Key topics covered in one place.

We respond to market needs -> content is built on the basis of environmental intelligence – the congress talks about the latest technological innovations.

`The substantive agenda is created by the best experts who make up the Advisory Board.

The event is dedicated not only to large cities but also to medium and small ones. Big cities are bombarded with offers from tech companies, and the smaller ones are often forgotten. They also want to develop and at the event, they can meet solution providers and look for new things for themselves – specific examples of applications, not just futuristic visions.

We are supported by the most innovative technology companies that create solutions for cities, including LUG Light Factory, Lime, W.P.I.P., Asseco Data Systems and FBSerwis.

The congress invariably enjoys great interest -> several hundred people connected to the Smart City field attended the previous online edition. For years, each edition has hosted around 600 guests each. This year, in the hybrid formula – it will be no different, naturally with all safety rules.

We are gradually changing the formula -> during previous editions, presidents of cities of various sizes presented solutions implemented “at home”, but also had the opportunity to exchange experiences in the classic formula of discussion panels.

The topic of the forum is not only based on native solutions. Inspiration is also provided by foreign guests, including:

  • Hibaq Jama, Councillor City of Bristol, UK
  • Renato de Castro, Vice-president International Affairs at The Brazilian Human Smart Cities Network, International Smart City Expert
  • Petteri Huuska, Environmental Planner, City of Helsinki
  • Jonathan Hill, Product Development Director, Visa Global Transport Solutions, City of Londyn
  • Stephen Turner, Head of Future Cities, City of Manchester
  • Frédéric Dot, Client Executive, South Australia at Dassault Systèmes
  • Albert Seubers, Director global strategy IT in Cities at Atos, City of Amsterdam
  • Marianne Roling, General Manager Small Medium Solutions and Partners CEE at Microsoft, City of London
  • Peter Ylen, Principal Scientist and Team leader of Smart City Impact Assessment team at VTT in Espoo, Finlandia
  • dr Liu Thai-Ker, Morrow Architects & Planners Pte., Singapur

Some examples of cooperation between our partners/participants and cities:
LUG Light Factory Sp. z o.o. and Zielona Góra City Hall – smart street lighting for the city

Comtegra and UM Jaworzna – The aim of the project was to determine the values of selected indicators described in the PN-ISO 37120:2015-03 standard along with the preparation of reports and to identify the possibility of using repeatable methods of collecting data necessary for this. Indicators enable cities to evaluate their performance and measure progress over time, as well as compare with other cities locally and globally. Disclosure and availability of results will reduce silage and facilitate policy, planning and management.

Lime and UM Poznania – in the era of sharing economy, electric scooters

Hive and UM Warszawy – electric scooters

Nextbike – city bikes in many Polish cities participating in the event

According to the Smart Cities report: Growing New IT Markets, in 2016, the small city sector was worth $342 billion, while in 2021 it will be as much as $774 billion!

According to the McKinsey&Company report, thanks to the technologies used in smart cities, we can:

  • save 30-300 lives each year in a city of over 5 million inhabitants,
  • reduce the number of crimes by 30-40%,
  • save 25-80 litres of water per day for one person,
  • accelerate the crisis response system by 20-35%,
  • reduce the global burden of disease by 8-15%.

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