We are in a new era of city competition.
The rigid global urban hierarchy is breaking down as cities increasingly specialise in niche markets, enabling more cities than ever to ‘go global’.
Population growth in cities is also placing a strain on infrastructure and resources.
It’s clear that cities need to adopt new approaches to remain economically successful and attractive to citizens.
That’s why cities globally are embarking on smart city projects designed to support and encourage innovation, attract talent, create jobs and build resilience.
And this is the focus of CityIgnite 2017.
We’ve brought together a unique group of global and local city innovators to explore the new ideas and approaches creating positive outcomes in our cities.
Mayors and CEOs focus on the issues that matter. While cities are the nation’s economic engines and laboratories for innovation, there is a larger civic puzzle that Mayors and CEOs need to focus on.
See why Mayors and CEOs are attending CityIGNITE here
The City CDO thinks long and hard about the relevance of any ICT process to the city's businesses and citizens.
See why CDOs are attending CityIGNITE here
Cities need to develop and implement a resilience strategy in order to withstand shocks and stresses to bounce back stronger – enter the Chief Resilience Officer.
See why Chief Resilience Officers are attending CityIGNITE here
Economic Development and Activation Managers are tasked with promoting and supporting economic prosperity, employment, investment and prosperity within the city.
See why Economic Development and Activation Managers are attending CityIGNITE here
It will provide a wealth of information on smart cities and how city leaders can consider and plan smart city projects, featuring case studies on how seven cities — Barcelona, Malmo, Amsterdam, Sydney, Michigan, Ipswich, Newcastle — are using different approaches to implement smart city projects.
The city of Sydney will become our living laboratory where we will explore solutions and exchange best practices to create positive solutions for our cities.
"Collaboration will save us all. It's the ultimate virtual relation and the design process that moves society further. It's about understanding things from different angles and merging disciplines to create something bigger than the parts".
Julieta Talavera, Co-founder, The Connectors Society
The CityIGNITE Summit will be a showcase of the world’s foremost innovators and solution providers in smart city & digital government solutions.
Be part of a global conversation around the latest thinking, technology, best practices, innovations and ideas that are helping to create the cities of the future. Think TEDx-style presentations from global thought-leaders, breakout sessions, solution hackathons, one-on-one meetings and deep dive sessions exploring themes of sustainability, community engagement, inclusiveness and innovative approaches to resolving city-based challenges.
The CityIGNITE Summit agenda features in-depth roundtables, industry-leading case studies and interactive panel discussions. Download the brochure for full details
"We want to build smart cities through open innovation - where knowledge that is once created, cannot be hoarded, where knowledge flows from high to low and knowledge wants to be free."
Solomon Darwin, Executive Director, Center for Corporate Innovation,
Haas School of Business,UC Berkeley
CityIGNITE is a unique opportunity to showcase new products and services, establish brand leadership and meet decision-makers.
Sponsorship and exhibition packages can be tailored to meet your specific objectives, whether that is thought leadership, profile, leads or sales.
If you’d like to become an exhibitor, sponsor or speaker at CityIGNITE, please contact: