The building blocks for smart cities will be showcased at the Future Cities Show (FCS) on 8-10 April 2019 in Dubai, UAE.
With the theme ‘Propelling Globalization through Digital Transformation’, the show will support the growth of smart city solutions such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, smart mobility, smart infrastructure, and sustainability as catalysts in achieving a healthy global digital economy. It will provide the platform for homegrown and international technological innovation to attract scalable investments.
Dawood Al Shezawi, head, FCS Organizing Committee, said: “Smart city solutions will change the way we live. These disruptive technologies will tip the balance between increased efficiency and stagnant productivity. However, they need access to a strong network of business partners, which FCS will provide.”
Dubai, leads the technological revolution in the region by establishing Smart Dubai as the lead government agency to propel the city to become the world’s first blockchain-powered government by 2020. Additionally, the city aims to become the world’s hub for 3D printing, and to reach 25% driverless transportation by the year 2025.
Dubai’s futuristic vision is shared globally. International governments, cities, and corporations have new age technological innovation ideas, but they need to pull in investments to harness the full potential of their smart city infrastructure and its relevance- from technology base to special application, public usage, and experience. The 3rd edition of FCS bridges this gap by linking them with investors who are keen to support creative ideas using disruptive technology during the three-day exclusive event. The event anticipates participants from over 20 countries.
Al Shezawi further commented: “There is a fundamental takeaway when supporting disruptive technologies at this early stage. By investing in smart city solutions now, you are funding the future. It’s all about getting there first and then subsequently enjoying exponential returns on investment.”
Last year's event attracted over 20,000 visitors and 70 exhibitors.
The 2019 edition will be co-located with Annual Investment Meeting and AIM Start-up for an enhanced experience.