2021 Smart City Summit and Expo Will Be Launched Featuring As a Hybrid Event
The 2021 Smart City Summit & Expo (SCSE) will take place on Mar. 23rd (Tue) at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 2, with the topic of “AIoT Invigorates Smart City”. The 4-day tradeshow covers a number of highlights including Smart City Mayors’ Summit, GO SMART Day, and Taipei City Pavilion. It is expected that over 118 overseas city leaders or representatives from across 29 countries will participate, making the event an important global platform for experience sharing among smart cities.
Organized by Taipei City Government and Taipei Computer Association, the SCSE 2021 will be held from Mar. 23rd to Mar. 26th. At the press conference on Mar. 16th, Shan-shan Huang, Deputy Mayor of Taipei City, stated that COVID-19 pandemic has posed great impact on people’s lives and economic growth globally last year, leading to the cancellation and suspension of international events. Even the SCSE was converted into a full online event (exhibition, conferences, and matchmaking sessions) in 2020. This year, while the pandemic continues to devastate the world, 2021 SCSE will be conducted both physically and virtually (Smart City Online) to carry on the connection with the globe, thanks to the strict measures adopted in Taiwan in face of the New Normal.
This year, the physical exhibition in Taipei will engage over 250 exhibitors, 10 local city governments, taking up nearly 1,000 booths. The online event will be held simultaneously with online sessions displaying until end of year. It is estimated that the Smart City Online and forums will reach over 600 thousand views by 150 thousand viewers from across 150 countries. In addition, the 2021 Smart City Mayors’ Summit will be held in two sessions according to difference zones of the five continents in both online and offline mode. So far, 117 city leaders or representatives from 54 cities across 29 countries or regions will be attending the Summit online. Taipei Mayor Wen-ju Ko will deliver a keynote speech while Deputy Mayor Shan-shan Huang will join the roundtable with overseas delegates on the topic: “Smart Cities on the Path to a New Normal”.
In the 2021 SCSE, Taipei City Pavilion will present its feature of “smart city 1+7 fields” including “Smart Government”, “Smart Transportation”, “Smart Education”, “Smart Health”, “Smart Building”, “Smart Environment”, “Smart Security”, and "Smart Economy", forming 8 areas along with 29 innovative governmental services. Taipei City aims to share its experience in facilitating the PoC (proof-of concept) model and showcase the vigor of “smart Taipei”.
Everyone is welcomed to join the 2021 SCSE. By exchanging the experience of international cities, more smart urban services will be created and provided. More information about SCSE can be found at http://smartcity.org.tw/.