10 April, 2019
Greencities, Forum of Intelligence and Urban Sustainability, has brought us its tenth edition, from March 27 to 28 at FYCMA (Trade Fairs and Congress Center of Malaga). This year the event brought together more than 3,000 visitors and 1,000 public and private entities. In this edition, there has been a greater presence of multinational companies, and a wider and updated offer of products, services, solutions and specialized tools for the advanced management of cities and territories.
Telefonica, Endesa, and Kapsch have acted as business leaders that have deployed in the event the potential of information and communication technologies (ICT), connected devices (Internet of Things) or 5G development for more efficient and sustainable urban management, in which citizens also become active subjects in the management.
Multinationals such as Bigbelly, NEC, Bosch, Nedgia, Itron, Oracle, Quistor or Toyota Hybrid have been present. At the event, prototypes and pioneering solutions have been presented, such as street lights that incorporate defibrillators and charging points for electric vehicles, or smart and digital wastebaskets that are charged with solar energy, compact waste and automatically notifications to the garbage collection system, among others.
Greencities has taken a step further in 2019 when sending, for the first time, a specific call so that municipalities and cities of all Spain present/display their challenges and projects in this matter. It has been the case of Algeciras, Tarragona, Puerto Real, Rota, Malaga, Valladolid or San Cugat del Valles, for example. This space has allowed companies to identify necessities and concrete initiatives of the administration and, therefore, opportunities for collaboration and business.
Some of their proposals were related to conversion of travelers into tourists; the community and integrating development of Cadiz´s bay; management of the water resources; efficient illumination; incentives to the use of public transport; shared and connected logistical operations; monitoring of data through buildings or systems that directly interact with citizens to report incidences in public areas.
It is important to mention that one of the most positive services of Greencities for business development is the networking zone that annually unites professionals and companies with local representatives and technicians. It is estimated that in 2019 more than 4,600 work meetings have taken place, the results of which will materialize in the coming weeks and months.
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