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29 Aug, 2017

12 global cities slated to participate in Asia’s biggest Smart City event

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia Aug 28 (Bernama) — Barcelona and Selangor have come together to collaborate on the Selangor Smart City & Future Commerce Convention 2017. The convention from 7 – 9 September at Setia City Convention Centre is set to be the first of its kind in the region to explore how smart, digital & green technologies and future commerce are revolutionising and transforming cities around the globe.

Expect to see Tesla cars, EV Scooters, Bike Sharing, Drones, VR, Facial Recognition and a self-sustainable Green House at the Expo, which is free. Additionally, there will be Maker Classes conducted by Arus Academy.

Targeting over 5,000 attendees, it will showcase 300 exhibition booths, and feature 60 top experts and practitioners from over 12 countries in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe to share their insights and experiences.

The convention features six key experiences in one event – the Smart City Forum, Future Commerce Forum, Green City Forum, Smart City Exhibition, Smart City Hackathon, and the Top E-Commerce Merchant Awards 2017 .

Top leaders from key Smart Cities such as Singapore, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Barcelona, Taipei, Doha, and Istanbul will be participating in immersive panel sessions on the future of Smart Cities, whereas top MNCs and companies will be touching on key topics such as IoT & Big Data and how Smart Transport and Smart Tourism can grow economies.

Global Tech Giants such as Google, Nvidia, Alibaba and Tencent will also be at the Future Commerce Forum, which will focus on the future of payments gateway and the impact of the Digital Free Trade Zone on the digital economy, including online marketplaces, logistics and fintech.

The Selangor Smart City Convention will also be hosting one of the largest Smart City Hackathons in Malaysia, where 200 participants will form 50 teams and provide solutions and services to tackle city pain points such as traffic woes and waste management.

Advised by the former deputy mayor of Barcelona, Antoni Vives, the convention is co-organised by Invest Selangor Berhad and Mediaurban of Barcelona, and is co-managed by Menteri Besar Incorporated (Selangor) and the Selangor Information Technology & E-Commerce Council (SITEC).

Tickets are on sale at www.selangorsmartcity.com

SOURCE : Selangor Information Technology & E-Commerce Council (SITEC)