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Future Cities Show to highlight urban innovation

DUBAI, March 7, 2018

The upcoming Future Cities Show in Dubai, UAE, a major event for the construction sector, will have sustainability, innovation and happiness as its core themes, hence focusing on several transformational concepts as catalysts for smart urban development.

The Future Cities Show conference and exhibition will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from April 9 to 11.

Osman Sultan, chief executive officer, Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company du (EITC), said: “As we continue to experience rapid change across our global communities through digital disruption, it is our role as an ICT leader to leverage and harness this great opportunity for progress.

“This tsunami of data can be shaped by our trusted expertise so we can learn and grow together. Our flourishing partnership with Smart Dubai is producing data-driven insights that are reducing complexity throughout our great city, one of the elements driving towards the 10X Dubai initiative. Here at EITC, we focus on getting the balance right between the technology and the human, social, ethical and economic variables too, nowhere is this seen more clearly than in our Smart City deployment here in Dubai.”

Future Cities Show comprises an exhibition, where companies and institutions will reveal their projects, technologies and urban solutions to visitors and experts alike, as well as a smart city conference focusing on the aspects to develop modern urban environments that adapts to the citizens.

The show emphases on three key themes – environmental, economic and social matters – and features over 50 highly specialised speakers in IoT and big data, Blockchain technology, carbon capturing, green tech, smart technology and futuristic mobility and safety solutions, as well as smart building development and happy societies.

The presentation area agenda hosts 25 different city presentations, workshops and sessions. A total of 12 keynotes will be given by global smart city decision makers and thought leaders in sustainability, innovation and happiness evangelists.

“The convergence of life, mobility, economy, governance, environment and the smart city of tomorrow is only possible through a visionary approach towards technology providing seamless connectivity is the first step to ensure the rabbit rapid realization of the Dubai Smart vision,” added Sultan.

Cities of the future on display

Future Cities Show brings together international frontrunners in all sectors of smart cities, to present, showcase and discuss what the future will look and feel like. And how the cities we have today have to adapt on all levels to take the increase in inhabitants.

Mobility incompact cities

Future Cities Show has a special focus on mobility, which is maybe the single most discussed issue around the world in urban planning and city management. The Middle East and Asia are good examples of fast scaling metropolitan populations that need special attention to the mobility issue to move around the inhabitants every day.

Energy solutions to power the green revolution
Another main focus of decision makers around the world is the need for greener and renewable energy solutions, to protect the planet from the increased energy usage from carbon producing methods. Displayed at Future Cities Show will be waste-to-energy solutions, self-sustainable smart devices, solar, wind and water power solutions, energy-efficient construction materials and monitoring systems that lower energy usage.

The Future Cities Show exhibition features more than 60 international companies and institutions from around the world. – TradeArabia News Service

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