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Doha to Host The 2nd Smart City Expo in October

Barcelona has been designated as the host city for the upcoming Smart City Expo World Congress, slated to transpire from November 7 to 9 this year. This prestigious event will serve as a global platform to explore the trajectory and prospects of urban landscapes, elucidating the vision of future cities.

In parallel with this momentous gathering, Doha will be organizing its own Smart City Expo on October 10 and 11, synchronizing with the overarching objectives of the main congress. By staging this event, Doha aims to actively participate in the international discourse on smart cities and contribute to the broader dialogues pertaining to urban development.

The congress encompasses a comprehensive program, comprising a series of informative talks, an exhibition showcasing cutting-edge technologies and innovations, as well as an awards ceremony acknowledging noteworthy contributions in the field. Esteemed industry experts and thought leaders have been enlisted to deliver the talks, including notable figures such as LaToya Cantrell, the Mayor of New Orleans; Hélène Chartier, the Director of Urban Planning and Design at C40; Claire O’Neill, the co-chair of the Advisory Board of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development; and Edlam Yemeru, the Chief of Knowledge and Innovation for UN-Habitat. These distinguished individuals will share their profound insights and expertise, shedding light on key facets of smart city initiatives.

The event's thematic scope encompasses technology, energy and environmental considerations, mobility solutions, governance and economic models, social inclusivity, livability factors, infrastructure and construction methodologies, as well as safety and security aspects. By delving into these multifaceted dimensions, the congress seeks to explore innovative approaches, strategies, and best practices that can empower cities to tackle present and future challenges effectively.

While Smart City Expo Barcelona has confirmed the participation of speakers and outlined its event schedule, Smart City Doha is yet to disclose details regarding its lineup of speakers and specific program agenda.

Smart City Expo World Congress 2023 will be hosted at the esteemed Fira Barcelona Gran Via, situated on Avenue Joan Carles I, 64, 08908 Barcelona, Spain. This state-of-the-art venue will serve as a dynamic focal point for knowledge exchange, networking opportunities, and collaborative engagement, attracting a diverse array of stakeholders including policymakers, industry leaders, urban planners, researchers, and enthusiasts from across the globe.

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