“Smart City Expo Shanghai” is co-sponsored by the Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai and Fira de Barcelona International, and co-organized by Shanghai Intex Exhibition and the Smart City Expo World Congress, based in Spain. This inaugural show is the only one being planned by the Smart City Expo World Congress in Asia, and will be held in Shanghai every year in the future.
Founded in 2011, the Smart City Expo World Congress is hosted by Fira de Barcelona International and supported by UN-Habitat, the World Economic Forum, the Spanish Ministry of Industry, and the Barcelona City Government. It is currently the world’s largest smart city themed exhibition focusing on the smart development and transformation of cities and society.
Every year, the Smart City Expo World Congress presents the “World Smart City Award”, soliciting ideas, projects, technologies and smart city proposals from the world. Pioneers of global smart cities such as Stockholm, Singapore, Tel Aviv, Dubai and New York have all won this honor.
In 2020, Shanghai stood out from 350 declared cities in 48 countries and regions around the world, and won the “World Smart City Award” (WSCA). This is the first time that a Chinese city has won the ‘Oscar’ of the global smart city industry, indicating that Shanghai’s smart city construction is among the world’s top ranks.
Smart City Expo Shanghai will create an open and shared platform, bringing Chinese and international industry institutions, scientific research institutions and enterprises together to learn from one another, and to strengthen international cooperation and exchange.
This will include vibrant discussion around excellent cases studies and the most impressive achievements of smart, sustainable and integrated urban development in the construction of cities around the world. At the same time, the accomplishments, new technologies and best practices of China’s own smart cities will be presented to the world, assisting in the telling of China’s own unique story of progress and helping others to better understand China.
The Inaugural Smart City Expo Shanghai will be held at Pudong New International Expo Center in October 2022. It will focus on new ideas, innovations, technologies and achievements across various sectors, including infrastructure, city management, public services, manufacturing, information technology services, transportation, community services, retail, medical, and elderly care in envisioning the smart city of the future.
The exhibition will cover an area of at least 20,000 square meters, with more than 300 exhibitors from across the world anticipated to join the show for what the organizers guarantee to be a fully immersive and interactive experience.
More than 20 thematic seminars and special release events will also be held during the show to promote the establishment of industry standards, technical exchanges and industry collaborations in the construction of smart cities, as well as to empower the construction of future smart cities with the forefront of science and technology. The organizers will also be selecting China’s most outstanding smart city case studies and solutions, inspiring other cities and projects around the globe to participate in the World Smart City Awards