Smart Cities - how to adapt and design cities for the future

27 January 2015, 10.00 – 12.00, registration and welcome coffee from 09.30

Radisson Blu EU Hotel, Rue d’Idalie 35, 1050 Brussels


One of the greatest challenges facing the EU is how best to design and adapt cities into smart and sustainable environments. Almost three quarters of Europeans live in cities, consuming 70% of the EU's energy. Smart technologies can make a major contribution to tackling many urban challenges.


09.30 – 10.00 Registration and welcome coffee


10.00 – 10.10 Moderator’s opening remarks


09.10 - 09.20 Moderator’s opening remarks


10:10 – 12:00 How will smart cities be implemented and how far have we come today?


Possible discussion points:

Speaker line-up

Lambert van Nistelrooij Member of the European Parliament, Regi Committee

Andreea Strachinescu Head of Unit C2 - New Energy Technologies, Innovation and Clean Coal, DG Energy, European Commission

Ulf Gustafsson Director Public Affairs, Volvo Group

Anna Lisa Boni Secretary General, Eurocities

Jason Lane Group Executive, European Market Development, MasterCard

Moderator: Jonathan Cave Senior Research Fellow, Rand Europe

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