Dubai to host major smart city event in Sept.
Dubai, June 5, 2014
Leading international experts on smart cities will discuss issues related to the sector at a major event in Dubai in September.
The Smart Living City (Dubai 2014), being held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, will also host an exhibition that will share ‘smart government’ initiatives, legislation & cooperative operations with the world.
The event, taking place from September 15 to 16 at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers, will showcase ‘best in class’ local and international ‘smart’ firms and host multiple workshops on the ‘smart living’ paradigm.
Among its primary objectives are to create talented entrepreneurial activities and boost the creativity of technology supporters; source the most effective ingredients for startups, mentors, and public and private sector partners; and consolidate best-in-class incubators on a smart platform, said a statement from Tasweek Real Estate Development and Marketing.
The event will showcase the best smart products and services, and major opportunities for sectors such as tourism, transportation, environment, education, and telecommunication. It will also reveal effective strategies for the cooperative development and deployment of a smart integrated system between the private and public sectors.
“Smart technologies have become key to the success of numerous industries, from real estate and finance to education and healthcare. It has even emerged as a powerful enabler of good governance. SLC Dubai 2014 will reveal the latest and best tools and practices for Dubai to become a genuine smart city while enlightening the world on how the entire Arab World is embracing the vital role of ‘smart’ concepts in the region’s future,” said Masood Al Awar, CEO, Tasweek Real Estate Development and Marketing.
“One of the main objectives of the event is to address the demands of society by facilitating, simplifying and accelerating communications, services, and execution of governmental transactions. SLC Dubai 2014 is an essential platform for initiating major steps towards strengthening cooperation between the private and public sectors, and making the UAE in general a smart integrated ecosystem,” added Al Awar. -TradeArabia News Service