Focus on smart city technology at international summit in Algiers

SamrtAbdelkader Zoukh is the mayor of Algiers. (Image source: TMT Finance)Smart Cities Global Technology and Investment Summit 2018 will be held in Algiers, Algeria, from 27-28 June 2018, highlighting the global and regional smart city growth strategies with a focus on Africa and emerging markets

The international event is produced in partnership with global events business TMT Finance. The event will feature a two-day global leadership summit, business exhibition and gala dinner.

The mayor of Algiers, Abdelkader Zoukh said, “As well as giving us the opportunity to welcome other international government representatives, technology leaders, business executives and investors to our city, we aim to help stimulate new international partnerships, and knowledge exchange on sustainable city development and high tech investment.”

“Technology provides a fantastic opportunity to improve the lives of all our citizens through smart, connected investment into infrastructure and services. We are committed to harnessing that force to boost growth for our City and others across the region and globally,” he added.

The summit is set to feature more than 4000 delegates including international city mayors, government ministers, smart city investment heads and industry CEOs from telecoms, tech, infrastructure, finance, energy, security and other sectors.

Government’s role in stimulating new technology and smart cities investment will be a major focus of the event agenda, with eight important smart city investment themes featuring more than 50 sessions such as IT and telecoms infrastructure, data and technology, finance and economy, governance and partnerships, safety and security, mobility, sustainability and society.

The smart city Algiers project will also be in focus at the event. “The Algiers Smart City project has focused on crafting a pragmatic execution strategy that blends in the best synergies in terms of tech startups enablement, industry and government partnerships and the leverage of leapfrog technologies,” commented Dr Riad Hartani, strategic technology advisor at smart city Algiers. “This is potentially seen as a template that could provide a baseline for cities in emerging markets in particular".

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