The 100 smart cities mission launched by the government to inject our cities with the latest infrastructure and amenities is an ambitious one. The project requires smart planning and organisation to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision a reality. Some of the important factors that need attention include preparing the roadmap with schedules for completion of each task; allotment of funds and resources; technical provisions to build smart cities; involvement of countries, ministries, associations, etc., and how their efforts can be leveraged to create “smart cities” in India.
To address these questions, the Exhibitions India Group is organising the 2nd edition of Smart Cities India 2016 expo at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from May 11-13, 2016.The expo will attract 350 exhibitors from 50 countries showcasing their capabilities over three days.
In addition to the exhibition, 300 leaders from around the world will converge at the conference including: Anders H. Lier (President & CEO, Enoro, Norway); Dr Chirine Etezadzadeh (Head of Institute, SmartCity.institute Germany); Doug Haines (CEO, Haines Security Solutions, United States); Julian Marwitz (CEO, Arineos, Germany); Maria Adahl (Director, Open Arena-Urban Development, Sweden); Ruben Dubelaar (Project Director, Dutch Sports Infrastructure (FME), Netherlands), etc.
The forum will also host concurrent conference sessions on topics such as: “Evolution of connected transport ecosystems”; “Make in India”; “Solar rooftops technologies & engineering”; and “Waste management solutions”; “Debt & equity financing”; and “National and international policies and financing models”, etc.
Speaking about the upcoming expo, Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group, said: “Smart Cities are important to transform the lives and living conditions of every citizen in the country. This mission cannot be accomplished without substantial investments from the state and central institutions, international and domestic agencies, NGOs and corporates, etc. We have received an incredible response from countries and companies to participate in the expo, clearly demonstrating international interest towards the Smart Cities mission launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”