Exhibitions and conferences are powerful marketing tools that allow companies to showcase their products, new ideas, connect to new partners, and receive recognition for their brand in the industry. In addition, the fact that an exhibition is held face to face brings an added value that is unmatchable to advertising a product online. There is a greater chance of creating meaningful connections with other businesses in your field, gaining insights to increase competitiveness, advertising your product to a broader crowd, and observing the competition ahead.
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for smart cities, estimated at $741.6 billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of $2.5 trillion by 2026. The smart cities industry is indeed progressing fast, with an ongoing demand for improving the lives of citizens with new, innovative technology. Thanks to the vaccines and the lifted flight ban in most countries worldwide, exhibitions are accessible again after more than a year-long unavailability. Now is the time to participate in exhibitions and conferences around the world, catch up with new trends in the industry, and claim your spot as a leading brand. In this article, we discuss the most important exhibitions in the field of smart cities taking place in America, China, and Europe.
Exhibitions in America:
- Smart Cities Expo-
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: January 5-8, 2022
About the event: Smart city technology has expanded into virtually every market. From combating aging infrastructures to planning for crises, a smart future begins in our communities and with the experts leading the change through technological advances. CES delivers a robust conference program, covering a wide range of topics relevant to the smart city sector.
- Smart City Expo-
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Date: They have postponed their event from Sep 2021 to May 2022; there are still no specific dates.
About the event: Smart City Expo Atlanta is the only U.S. edition of Fira Barcelona’s prestigious Smart City Expo World Congress. We invite you to engage with us throughout the year as part of our “Redefining Smart” series, where we convene global public officials and top industry leaders around building smart, equitable, and sustainable 21st-century cities and bridging the racial wealth and equity gap. With cities set to receive billions of dollars in federal funding for roads, bridges, transit, EV infrastructure, power grids, waste and water infrastructure, broadband, and so much more, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to equitably and sustainably futureproof our cities.
- Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo-
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: September 26-29, 2022
About the event: Smart Cities Connect is where the smart city communities meet. We offer the most comprehensive conference, exposition, and accelerator of smart city innovation in North America. We deliver premium networking and educational opportunities with a keen focus on city leaders and their priorities. Working closely with the technology community, we bring together the largest collection of intelligent systems providers for energy, infrastructure, networks, data management, urban mobility, citizen engagement, and governance solutions.
Exhibitions in China:
- The 21st International Smart City Expo ASIA-
Date: June 25-27, 2022
About the event: This exhibition was first held in 2002. It covers the following categories: smart transportation, internet, big data, epidemic prevention technology, smart life, smart home, internet of things, digital health technology, smart medical, VR/AR virtual reality, 5G technology, service robot, and automotive technology.
- Smart City Expo Shanghai-
Date: October 2022 (the exact date is yet to be determined)
About The Event: Shanghai successfully supported SmartCity Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in 2020 and won the city award of the 2020 World Smart City Awards (WSCA). This exhibition, as a major node, aims to link all the global cities and provide the energy for the sustainability of smart transition, covering topics: enabling technology, energy and environment, governance, and smart mobility.
- International Internet of Things Exhibition, Shanghai-
Date: March 17-19, 2022
About the event: More than 50,000 professional integrators and end-users from the fields of industry, logistics, infrastructure, smart city, and smart retail will visit this exhibition, covering the following: sensing layer of the Internet of Things (sensors, MEMS sensors, RFID, smart cards, bar codes, biometrics, video recognition, precise real-time positioning, etc.), network transmission layer (cellular (4G/5G/ CAT.1 / NB-IoT), non-cellular (LoRa/ Bluetooth /Wi-Fi/ZigBee/UWB/ZETA/ 2.4g), industrial gateway /DTU/RTU, bus, satellite IoT, optical communication, etc.), computing and platform layer (cloud platform, data center, cloud computing, and big data, edge computing, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things security, etc.)
Exhibitions in Europe:
- About Smart City Expo World Congress-
Location: Barcelona, Spain (available online as well)
Date: November 16-18, 2022
About the event: Held in Barcelona since 2011, Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) is the leading international event for cities. Our mission is to empower cities and collectivize urban innovation across the globe. Through promoting social innovation, establishing partnerships, and identifying business opportunities, the event is dedicated to creating a better future for cities and their citizens.
- International Conference on Smart Cities and Communities-
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Date: February 7-8, 2022
About the event: The International Conference on Smart Cities and Communities aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of smart cities and communities. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of smart cities and communities.
- Intelligent Environments and Smart Cities-
Location: Rome, Italy
Date: May 5-6, 2022
About the event: International Conference on Intelligent Environments and Smart Cities aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Intelligent Environments and smart cities. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, as well as practical challenges, encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Intelligent Environments and smart cities.
What is Next?
As mentioned above, an exhibition has many incredible benefits that truly make an impactful change to a company. However, it is essential to clarify that participating in such an event is not an easy task. It takes effort and money, especially if you want your stand to make a lasting impression next to all of the others. We at Xinergy Global have the required experience and tools to make the experience a much easier ordeal.
Our services include but are not limited to: setting up your stand, representing your company, and taking care of every detail regarding your participation so that you can make the most out of every trade show. Contact us for more detailed information.