Key Themes

Creating vibrant, sustainable and resilient global cities through local action

Get hands on experience innovating with entrepreneurs, activists, policymakers, creatives and community members. Benefit from relationship-building, knowledge transfer, strategic collaboration, and real-time discovery. Expand your network and explore shared interest topics with other local and global leaders.


Hear how co-creation is making your cities smarter and more sustainable
See how digitalisation and the Internet of Things (IoT) is dramatically changing city services and citizens lives
Learn how to instigate more effective collaboration between citizens, governments, universities and companies
Understand how to provide more effective support to startups to drive future innovation, growth and resilience
Hear how digital technology is delivering agile, easy-to-use, consumerised services at lower cost
Learn strategies for sharing open data to spur public innovation and break down silo’s in smart cities
Get the latest updates regarding the use of analytics to improve transport, utility management and citizen interaction
Network with the right people and form valuable links with decision makers from cities, institutions and businesses
Source the latest products and solutions in the EXPO showcase
Meet with urban tech startups

"Innovation is vital for the growth of our local communities and economy.  We must create environments that foster innovative thinking otherwise we will be left behind.  The CityIGNITE Summit is a great forum that brings together the best minds to tackle this solvable challenge".
Marisa Warren, Chief Executive Officer & Founding Director, ELEVACAO