Smart Cities Africa Summit 2019
Bigger and Better Africa’s leading Smart Cities Summit returns to Johannesburg South Africa, from 3-4 July 2019.
The Smart Cities Africa Summit 2018 edition was a great success which was exemplified by the number of senior business executives in attendance as well as, high commissioners, ambassadors, mayors.
There is going to be substantial growth for the 2019 edition and we have partnered with a strong community of leading partners including governments, businesses, academic institutions, and different industry bodies in order to achieve this.
Smart Cities Africa Summit 2019 is focused on “co-creating smart cities in Africa – beyond the rhetoric”.
Over the next few decades, the continuing urbanization and overall growth of the world´s population is projected to add over 2 billion people to the cities. All regions in the world are expected to urbanize further, especially in Africa, where the fastest growing cities are located.
Africa must then become more interdependent and its cities must act together across borders to deal with similar challenges: population growth, climate change, traffic congestion and pollution, lack of adequate and affordable housing, education and health, the integration of refugees and migrants into urban life, among many other pressing issues.
This Summit will look at Africa’s current urban living challenges and ask what is needed for the cities of tomorrow and who will be leading the way? The Smart Cities Africa Summit will bring together city leaders to prospect best-practices and high-tech solutions for smart city realization needs.