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Smart Cities three-day event to present innovations and promote partnerships for South-East Europe

Published on 3 November 2014
Smart Cities exhibition encompasses different sections: production of renewable energy in cities, smart grid, energy conservation, etc
Speakers from different countries to present different aspects and challenge’s facing today’s cities

Nowadays technology rapidly transforms cities and experts predict a boom of the so-called 4th Industrial Revolution – the technological one. Prognoses show that by 2050 every person on the planet will be connected on average by 8 mobile devices. Concepts like cloud services, internet of things - IoE, zero-energy buildings, shared transport, electric vehicles, de-carbonized economy, etc., form the essence of a smart city.

Eberhard van der Laan, mayor of the smart city Amsterdam, defines the city’s “DNA” – transparency, entrepreneurship, co-operation and integration.

Although the topic of smart cities is new, it prompts businesses and municipalities to seek realization of a number of projects.

Smart Cities” is a three-day platform in step with the times, which will present innovations, good examples and will promote new partnerships for South-East Europe.

The Exhibition encompasses different sections: production of renewable energy in cities, smart grid, energy conservation, ICT for the municipal, health and social sectors, organization of traffic flows and electro mobility. It is well-known that buildings consume 40% of final energy used globally. An accent will be put also on passive houses, building automation systems (BAS) for lighting, heating, air conditioning and ventilation, video surveillance and fire reporting, building management systems (BMS) and building information modeling (BIM), software, etc. The introduction of such technology in buildings significantly reduces the ecological footprint and provides comfort for citizens.

Via Expo has invited speakers from Austria, the UK, Germany, Estonia, Norway and France, who will present the different aspects and challenges that today’s cities are facing. Experts from Intel will share their newest developments in the Internet of Things. Miniature technologies will connect more and more objects to the global network, change consumer habits, increase the effectiveness and competitiveness in production, services, entrepreneurship and other social spheres. For the first time a representative of IBESA (International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance), will take part in the Conference and speak about innovative installations and their role in the development of sustainable cities. Other topics include components of smart architecture, new approaches to city planning, automated emergency calls.

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