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:
- How could energy, transport, research and ICT work together to achieve Smart Cities?
- Which trends can we identify today and what could be expected in the upcoming discussions?
- What different experience can we see in cities with ambition to become Smart Cities?
- What does the industry expect from the European Union when it comes to new regulations and financial support?
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