Smart City Expo World Congress

November 13 - 18, 2018
09:00 am - 07:00 pm



A global meeting place for local government professionals, businesses, NGOs, innovators, and entrepreneurs to share their vision for a smarter, more sustainable future.

Building on our commitment to promote excellence worldwide, ICMA is excited to announce a new partnership with the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC)! SCEWC is a global meeting place for local government professionals, businesses, NGOs, research centers, innovators, and entrepreneurs to share their vision of how to build a smarter and more sustainable future. The 2018 Congress - Cities to Live In,  will take place in Barcelona, Spain November 13th-15th – focusing on the leading role of cities and the need of a holistic approach that can contribute to create more liveable urban environments. Key themes this year include:

Digital Transformation

Learn more about how disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, drones, and Internet of Things (IoT) systems can provide opportunities for communities to advance their sustainability goals, support public safety, improve resident interactions with government, and increase resilience.

Urban Environment

Hear how global experts and fellow local government professionals are using data-driven planning techniques to maximize the efficient use of green-space, alternative energy sources, and urban design, to create healthy environments that draw residents to communities they want to live, work, and play in.


Traffic congestion is an ever-growing concern for cities across the globe. It is estimated that traffic congestion cost the US $305 billion last year. Hear about how technology solutions and innovations in public transportation can contribute to mobility solutions for cities of all sizes.

Governance & Finance

Citizen expectations along with constantly developing technologies are pushing governments toward digital transformation. Take part in discussions around financing these transformations and learn more about potential operational and security implications that will be critical to promoting accountable, transparent, and inclusive governments of the future.

Inclusive & Sharing Cities

Technology has fostered the rise of sharing and collaborative economies. Learn more about platforms for transparent and participatory solutions that can boost public innovation and help communities create solutions that address the needs residents from all backgrounds.

As a collaborating organization, ICMA will be able to provide members with updates on state of the art smart communities technology. With over 18,000 visitors, and representatives from over 700 cities across the globe, we are certain that this partnership will create important learning and networking opportunities for our members worldwide.

ICMA Members will receive a 25% discount to SCEWC! Enter Code 62FA2942. For more information please contact Jessica Johnston at

Event Details


  • November 13 - 18, 2018
  • 09:00 am 07:00 pm


  • Avinguda Reina Mª Cristina s/n 08004 Barcelona, Spain


  • Member Price:Not available
  • Non-Member:Not available

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