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Smart City Summit & Expo 2019 opens in Taipei

Chloe Liao, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES Asia 0

Smart City Summit & Expo 2019, the largest AI-based IoT solution fair in Taiwan, is taking place in Taipei City during March 26-29, with 450 local and overseas exhibitors featured in 1,260 booths, according to co-organizer Taipei Computer Association.

The event is expected to attract more than 33,000 visitors, including over 2,000 professionals from abroad.

The event features various conferences, including Smart City Mayors' Summit which was a dialogue platform for city leaders attended by over 150 mayors and city representatives from around the world on March 26.

The Sustainable City Forum focuses on the following topics: Circular economy, social innovations and civic engagement, green economy, green finance, and new opportunity for energy services. CTalk consists of dialogues among city leaders, chief innovation officers and executives to share experience about latest development of smart cities in terms of smart mobility, e-governance, city revitalization and use of smart solutions.

The Industrial Development Bureau under Ministry of Economic Affairs on March 25 hosted a World System Integrator (SI) Conference which is aimed to be a platform for exchanging opinions and making partnership to form an SI ecosystem. More than 150 overseas SIs and nearly 300 local ones attended the conference.

Global Organization of Smart Cities (Go Smart), a Taipei City government-initiated alliance that provides a platform for experience exchange and intercity POC (proof of concept) for smart city solutions, will be formally established on March 27 at the event. A total of 92 cities and 41 firms worldwide have participated in Go Smart.

Over 70 telecom operators worldwide will attend World Telecom Smart City Conference focusing on 5G application to development of smart cities on March 28.

AI 50 Campaign will showcase innovative AI-based smart city solutions developed by 36 startup businesses from 15 countries.

There are also smart medical care, smart transportation, smart architecture and smart education exhibitions.

Smart City Summit & Expo 2019

Smart City Summit & Expo 2019
Photo: Shihmin Fu, Digitimes, March 2019