The Inaugural Smart Cities Summit

Creating Smart, Sustainable Cities To Drive Economic Growth

April 7th 2011, Croke Park Convention Centre, Dublin

The Smart City can enhance the lives of citizens, encourage business to invest and create a sustainable urban environment.

As the growth engine of national economies, cities are increasingly challenged to improve their competitiveness. Ireland continues to compete for investment with cities around the world and our success in winning foreign direct investment (FDI) over the coming decade will depend heavily on our key cities emerging as energy-efficient, technology-driven and consumer focused smart cities.

The inaugural Smart Cities Summit will examine how Irish cities and regions can join the ranks of Europe's most economically successful and sustainable cities. Thinking smart now will ensure that our cities retain their competititive edge.

Organised by iQuest the Smart Cities Summit is sponsored by Siemens, eircom, RPS Group and An tSlí Ghlas - The Green Way. To book your place, please click here

Key topics for discussion at Smart Cities 2011 -

  • Smart Cities driving competitiveness, innovation & growth - prioritising investment in our cities to secure sustainable economic growth
  • Winning cities as role models for sustainable living - lessons Ireland can learn
  • Case studies - Amsterdam Smart City and the work of An tSlí Ghlas - The Green Way - Ireland's first urban cleantech cluster
  • Smart City infrastructure and technology - practical examples of the technologies that need to be in place to support energy, network communications, water, transport, buildings and city services
  • Financing Smart Cities - with cities being responsible for 70% of global emissions, what smart policies are required to stimulate the private finance necessary to enable the rapid scale-up of the technologies-led clean revolution?
  • Opportunities & challenges for Ireland's cities - how should government approach the development of smart cities? What leadership and governance structures do we need? Hurdles to overcome?

Who Should Attend?

  • CEOs/Directors/Senior Managers in local government - planning, urban development, infrastructure/transport, ICT, sustainability
  • Relevant policymakers & advisors in national and local government
  • Large users of energy
  • CEOs/Directors, CIOs/Heads of Sustainability in key industries such as electricity, water, transport
  • Utilities - Senior decisionmakers in energy/telecoms/broadband
  • ICT industries
  • Engineering/Environmental/Economic/Management Consultants
  • Financiers/Investors.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Increase your brand profile and generate business leads face-to-face with decision makers attending this event. For details call Marion Wallace on 087 2461662 or email [email protected]

For Booking/Registration details -
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To view the list of speakers - Click Here

Download Summit Programme - Click Here

Contact information

Marion Wallace
Conference Director
Tel: 087 2461662
[email protected]


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