In the largest SCEWC edition yet, over 20.000 professionals, more than 400 speakers, leaders and innovators from over 700 cities around the world will be in Barcelona in 13-15 November 2018 to debate, compare, share ideas and experience technologies for a smarter and more sustainable world.
Smart City Expo World Congress encourages participants to generate synergies and is based around the values of social inclusion and empowerment, dedicated to promoting awareness, understanding and critical reflection between inhabitants of different cities worldwide, all in a climate of mutual respect and caring. Sustainability is a top priority, with the Towards Zero Waste initiative aiming to reduce waste and increase efficient use of resources across the event.
All participants will be able to attend conferences, as well as experience and discover different innovative technologies and solutions aimed at creating a sustainable future. With so many professionals, experts and innovators, the event in Barcelona will be the perfect place to identify new business opportunities related to Smart Cities, as well as consolidate or develop new partnerships, find out about best practices and test existing solutions.
As one of the most visible and impactful city services, smart street lighting will also be in focus this year. Outdoor lighting is a critical city service that influences every citizen’s lifestyle and comfort, and hundreds of cities all over the world have already tested and implemented connected lighting solutions aiming for both energy savings and more reliable infrastructure.
inteliLIGHT®, the street lighting control built by FLASHNET and promoted by ENGIE, combines reliable lighting control with third-party integration support, connecting more than streetlights. The integration with multiple IoT communication technologies (wired LonWorks PLC or wireless IoT technologies like LoRaWAN, NB-IoT, LTE-Cat-M1 or Sigfox) helps both implementation efficiency and operating reliability, offering at the same time an array of options for city managers. Furthermore, the system is already integrated with major city management platforms, including Livin’ from ENGIE or CISCO CDP.
Street lighting operates autonomously (including on/off and dimming, based on astronomical calendar or motion sensing), while in-depth grid awareness encourages optimization and real-time malfunction alerts improve maintenance efficiency. On the long run, it helps cities reach their efficiency and sustainability objectives, while significantly improving the lighting service quality.