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Barcelona Smart City Congress November 15–17, 2016 will bring together over 400 global influencers and innovators to share knowledge, debate the challenges faced by our cities, encourage out of the box thinking and inspire a worldwide call for action in order to develop smarter and more sustainable cities.
The 2016 edition of Smart City Expo World Congress will have a special focus on citizens and the different initiatives being played out worldwide to empower people living in metropolises and make these places more human‑centered.Concepts such as commons strategy, circular economy and ethical use of big data will be key to foster citizen empowerment from different perspectives. The congress will tackle them through a program structured in six topics: Governance, Economy, Society, Sustainability, Mobility and Data & Technology. The keynotes include Ellen MacArthur, Susan Etlinger, David Bollier and Parag Khanna.
The congress includes a massive exhibition area showcasing a large numberof projects and the technologies affecting our urban society today. Finnish smart city expertise will be showcased in the exhibition area by Tekes together with cities and a group of companies from Finland.
In 2015, Smart City Expo World Congress the event brought together more than 14000 professional visitors from 105 countries, as well as 421 renowned speakers and 485 exhibitors coming from 568 cities.