Smart City Expo World Congress 2023: shaping the Future of Urban Innovation

When: November 7-9, 2023

Where: Fira Barcelona, Spain

The story and the goal

Smart City Expo World Congress, held in Barcelona since 2011, stands as the world’s largest and most influential event for urban innovation. Every year, this global gathering brings together leaders from innovative companies, governments, and organizations with a shared mission: to propel cities towards a brighter future. The aim is to foster urban innovation on a global scale and equip cities to confront the world’s most pressing challenges.

What to expect

This event is driven by a vision of accelerating the emergence of a new urban era characterized by green, efficient, and inclusive cities, leaving no one behind. The future of cities is marked by AI and data-driven design, decarbonized high-tech solutions and net-zero infrastructure.

The Smart City Expo 2023 will unveil the smart solutions that define this new era, contributing to the well-being of cities and creating safer, greener, and more efficient urban spaces. This edition is expected to be the largest yet, with a full return of the urban innovation ecosystem.

Event Highlights

  • Congress
    A three-day program featuring leading experts in urban development sharing insights and best practices to drive smart transformation.
  • Expo
    An expansive marketplace where global companies and organizations engage with professionals to showcase state-of-the-art projects and smart solutions.
  • Side events & activities
    A curated list of workshops and activities expanding the event’s program, offering solutions to real urban challenges, and encouraging concrete actions.

The issues targeted

  • Enabling Technologies
  • Energy & Environment
  • Mobility
  • Governance & Economy
  • Living & Inclusion
  • Infrastructure & Building
  • Safety & Security
  • Blue Economy

Co-located events

Vertical, parallel events will focus on critical urban questions, deepening the approach to key areas of action:

  • The ultimate platform for sustainable & intelligent urban mobility.
  • The new global event empowering the green and digital transition of buildings and urban infrastructures.
  • The new global summit dedicated to promoting and developing the potential of the Blue Economy.
  • The leading global event for exponential Tech X Future.

Learn more and register:

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of a transformative event that shapes the future of urban innovation.


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