The future of cities under debate in Japan
Smart City Expo Kyoto focuses on creating a sustainable livable future
A new edition of Smart City Expo Kyoto, an event to discuss intelligent cities in Japan, will take place from October 3rd to 4th. It brings together 100 specialised companies in Industry 4.0 and expects to receive more than 10,000 attendees.
With the aim of promoting economic development and responding to current social needs, Smart City Expo Kyoto addresses, among other issues, the role of disruptive technologies in the construction of the cities of the future. The program includes sessions on applied robotics, artificial intelligence and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The congress will also address social problems derived from traditional urban models such as the loss of social vitality or depopulation in rural areas. In this regard, some of the seminars are framed within the Japanese concept of ‘Society 5.0’, which consists of putting people at the centre of technological transformations in order to improve their quality of life.
The event will also show technological advances applicable to sectors such as sustainable urban development and fintech – digital finance.
Smart City Expo Kyoto is part of the internationalisation strategy of Smart City Expo World Congress, the main international summit on smart cities and urban solutions organised by Fira de Barcelona, which will be held in the Gran Via venue. Together with Kyoto, the Smart City Expo network of events includes congresses held in Curitiba (Brazil), Atlanta (USA), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Jaipur (India) and Mexico, among others.
Barcelona, October 2019