Smart City Expo is being held in Bogotá to promote smart cities in Latin America

Smart City Expo Bogotá 2013 is opening its first show in the Colombian capital with the aim of providing smart initiatives to enable cities of the future to develop in a sustainable manner. The organisation of the event is the result of collaboration between Fira de Barcelona and Corferias, with the support and participation of Bogotá city council, in order to present the business opportunities offered by this emerging sector. Academic, government and business leaders determined to achieve a smarter future will meet up from October 2nd to 4th.

Smart City Expo is crossing borders thanks to the agreement between Fira de Barcelona and  Corferias (Centro Internacional de Negocios y Exposiciones de Bogotá) ¿leading trade fair organiser in South America- and the city council. For Fira de Barcelona’s International Business Director, Ricard Zapatero, the event in Colombia “is part of Fira’s strategy to increase the organisation of events