Major Cities of Europe 2016 annual conference


On 30 May and 1 June 2016, Florence will host the Major Cities of Europe 2016 annual conference.

Florence – a city experienced in leveraging information and communication technologies – will host delegates from Europe and beyond.

The conference, its expert speakers and round table discussions will focus upon city renaissance in the digital age through an examination of several pilots and implementations. Naturally, topics covered will include:

  • Citizen participation;
  • Cloud governance;
  • Internet of Things;
  • eGovernment and digital transformation;
  • Safety and security;
  • Smart education;
  • eHealth;
  • And eCare.


Amsterdam’s Smart City Event 2016

Between 7 and 10 June, Amsterdam Arena will host Amsterdam’s Smart City Event 2016. This year’s edition will feature:

  • Partticipants from all over the world;
  • Exhibitors, start-ups and special interest cafes in the Innovation Playground;
  • College tours with key speakers;
  • International cities sharing their smart city projects on stage;
  • High-level masterclasses;
  • Excursions into Amsterdam and Rotterdam;
  • And much much more.

Sustainable Built Environment 2016

On 7-8 April, Utrecht will host Sustainable Built Environment 2016.

The Sustainable Built Environment conference series − promoted by iiSBE, UNEP-SBO and FIDIC − is considered to be the pre-eminent international conference on sustainable building and construction.

During the Sustainable Built Environmeny 2016 conference, attendees will meet technology transition professionals in urban sustainability from the Netherlands and from around the world. The main theme of the conference is “From Demonstrations to Large-Scale NET-Zero Refurbishment.” The four conference topics are:

  • Upscaling:  From prototypes and concepts to market introduction and business models.
  • Circular processes:  Models and materials and construction chains.
  • Small urban area:  Energy optimizing systems, participation of inhabitants and quality of life.
  • Governance:  Legislation and policies, stakeholder involvement and impact of local authorities.

The programme of the conference comprises two plenary sessions. In addition, eight small-scale interactive sessions will be organised, featuring 45 interactive presentations on the conference topics.

EIP-SCC General Assembly 2016


On 24 May, Eindhoven will host EIP-SCC General Assembly 2016. Over 400 participants are expected, making it one of the most important smart city innovation events in Europe. Participants will learn about key policy and market trends alongside creating new contacts and networks.

The 2016 General Assembly is associated with the Dutch Presidency of the European Union, reflecting the relevance of urban issues for Europe. High-level representatives of the European Commission, the Presidency, other European institutions, cities and companies will share their views on developing further a strategic agenda for European smart cities of the future. Through interactive action cluster sessions, participants will further contribute to shaping this agenda.

The venue is yet to be confirmed and more information about the programme, registrations and speakers will follow shortly.

Further information can be found here.