12 September 2018, Sun Exhibits, GrandWest
It is predicted that by 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be living in smart cities. By 2030, at least six of the world’s megacities will be located in Africa. South Africa is expected to provide one or more of these megacities, but are South African smart cities still about 20 years away?
South African Smart Cities #SmartChats will bring together under one roof public and private sector players who will determine the future of South African smart cities and reinvent urban living in the smartest ways possible.
Join us as we explore how to make South African smart cities a reality. Together we will define how to navigate social, financial, environmental, and technological hurdles to build cities that will secure the environment, quality of life and freedom of movement.
Topics to be covered include
- What a South African smart city will look like
- South African smart city case studies
- Blockchain-based approach to smart cities
- Data, communication and connectivity
- Future mobility to create the internet of transport
- Policy issues and challenges
- Public Private Partnerships
- Smart water and energy solutions
- Smart infrastructure w
- Safety and security and more
Educate yourself on the latest smart city ideas and industry trends
Learn about upcoming South African project opportunities
Network with peers and meet key decision-makers
Encounter new vendors and suppliers
Position yourself as an expert
Form new business partnerships
Who should attend?
Public / private sector C-Level management:
Development banks and financial institutions
Property developers and owners
Chief Information Officers
Facility managers and building operators
Green Building consultants and professionals
Smart city and building consultants
Start-ups and accelerators
Urban designers and town planners
Visionaries and innovation hubs
Water and energy managers
Smart technology service providers:
Communication and sensor providers
ICT software and technology
Internet of Things (IoT)
Lighting and electrical
Smart building technologies
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Meet key buyers from South Africa
A truly South African event, South African Smart Cities #SmartChats will attract buyers and specifiers from across South Africa.
Engage with industry stakeholders
Meet face to face with senior decision makers from the private a public sector.
Connect with contractors
Connect with small and medium contractors who are providing the backbone for smart city infrastructure, building out your channel partnerships.