Turkey’s capital, Istanbul, will host the third edition of World Intelligent Cities Summit and Exhibition, organised by EurAsia Strategies, one of the leading research and event media businesses. Once again at this edition, companies from the West whose goals address making advances on matters related to smart cities will be given the opportunity of penetrating the rapidly growing markets of Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Turkey. Innovation, efficiency, the potential of big data, the capacity of services and the economic performance of regions and cities will be – and there are no two ways about it – the key areas for outlining the future development of the smart cities that will be discussed. This revolution in the know-how that drives the most outstanding organisations is happening in the era of ICT.
The objective is clear: to increasingly make cities and regions smarter and more energy efficient.
Now that technological innovations are transforming governance, and that citizens, businesses and public institutions are interacting, this forum will enable its attendees to better understand and find out about the tools, processes and models required to spawn smart communities and cities.
The third World Intelligent Cities Summit and Exhibition will serve as a backdrop where exhibitors, guest speakers and attendees from disciplines ranging from science and technology to economic planning and development will be able to share cutting-edge strategies that strengthen institutional efficiency and assess the full range of commitments in competitiveness and sustainability.
Together with efficient and widespread mobility, the use of renewable energies and smart communications, the efficient use of water is one of the basic principles behind defining the smart city. From among all of the round table debates to be held in parallel over the two-day event, it will be possible to attend sessions that explore the criteria used to define a smart city. One of the panel meetings at the summit will be devoted to the latest technologies available for managing water in cities, as well as the role of managers and legislators as the drivers and proponents of smart water infrastructures. Talks will also be given on the recycling of wastewater and new more efficient schemes for reintroducing water into the natural cycle, whilst others will explore smart water networks and how to make the most of the water resources available.