Africa is ready to improve its position on the globe through Smart Cities Technology. The ultimate goal of a Smart City is transformational: to achieve enhanced quality of life for citizens and deliver tangible benefits at national, provincial and municipal levels.
Hosted by the City of Johannesburg, the African Smart Cities Summit is taking place on Tuesday, 24 August 2021 as a co-located event within the African Construction & Totally Concrete Expo. This fourth annual summit, which will take on a digital format, aims to tackle the African definition of smart cities, debate challenges and discuss opportunities, as well as investigate the successes and let-downs the continent has seen thus far.
Event at a glance
Interactive sessions taking place on the expo floor
Smart Cities Summit
featuring high profile experts and invaluable networking
in the Smart Cities Pavilion on the expo floor
Key focus areas
As we enter a new era, we are re-inventing the way business to business events are being run on the African continent. Facilitating meaningful connections across our industry sectors remains our passion and that’s why we’ve partnered with Virtual Event and Hubilo – the digital event platform built for engagement and event excellence.
It’s time to unlock all the restrictions! Our digital event is here to drive engagement and yield greater business results, giving you access to a wider audience, both live and digitally.
Connect with a wider audience digitally
Reach a wider audience and facilitate networking through the unique digital platform.
Measure ROI: the digital platform will enable you to glean insights, data and metrics to measure the return on your investment.
Generate leads participants will be able to request meetings via the B2B digital tool to connect digitally.
Who should attend?
Public and private sector professionals:
• Architects and urban designers
• Chief technology officers
• Development banks and financial institutions
• Developers and property owners
• Facility managers and building operators
• Governments & Inter-Governmental Organisations
• Green Building professionals
• Institutional representatives
• Research & Academia
• Smart city and building consultants
• Start ups and accelerators
• Transportation professionals
• Urban and town planners
• Visionaries and innovation hubs
• Quantity surveyors
Smart technology and service providers in:
• Advanced/ Wireless networks
• Communication and sensor providers
• Citizen services
• Data Analytics/ Tools
• Energy supply/management
• ICT software and technology
• Intelligent/Digital infrastructure
• Internet of Things (IoT)
• Lighting and electrical
• Smart building technologies
• Waste/ Water management
Smart Cities Leader, Deloitte Consulting, South Africa
Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, Smart Zambia, Zambia
Henning Rasmuss, Founding Director, Paragon Group, South Africa
Head of Development: Africa, Rosinfocominvest JSC, Russia
Lecturer, Urban Designer, Architectural Technologist, Researcher, Activist, Graduate School of Architecture (GSA), University of Johannesburg (UJ)
President, South African Institute of Architects, South Africa
Chief Executive Officer, National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa
2021 Advisory Board members: African Smart Cities Summit
President/Founder, African Smart Cities Innovation Foundation
Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet and National Coordinator, Electronic Government Division, Smart Zambia, Zambia
Head of Research and Innovation, SENTECH
Founding Director, Paragon Group, South Africa
CEO, IX Engineers
Director: Information Systems and Technology, City of Cape Town, South Africa
Senior ICT Solution Expert, Huawei, South Africa
Chief Executive Officer, NEXTEC, South Africa
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The combination of these business lines positions NEXTEC as an ideal partner for public and private entities engaged in large and complex infrastructure projects.
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