Kicking off today, March 19th, 2024, the Taipei Smart City Summit and Expo (SCSE) officially launched its highly anticipated edition. With a record number of exhibitor and the theme “Digital & Green Transformation,” the summit promises to be a vibrant platform for showcasing cutting-edge solutions aimed at achieving sustainable and intelligent urban living.

As the largest smart city trade show, this event is graced by various parties across the globe:

  • Government Officials: Mayors, deputy mayors, or higher-level officials involved in smart city projects from various countries.
  • Industry Leaders: CEOs, presidents, and other high-ranking executives from companies showcasing smart city solutions.
  • Speakers and Thought Leaders: Renowned experts in smart cities, IoT, and related fields sharing their knowledge and experience at the event.
  • Media VIPs: Foreign press journalists and reporters focusing on smart city developments.

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The country’s commitment to the 2050 Net Zero emission saw various government department representatives officiating the opening ceremony.

SCSE Opening & Press 03

From Left to Right:

  • Mr. Vítězslav Schrek – Governor, Vysocina Region, Czech Republic
  • Mr. Charles Lin – Deputy Mayor, Kaohsiung City
  • Mr Jason Chen – Chairman, Taiwan Smart City Solutions Alliance
  • Mr. Marc Elrich – County Executive, Montgomery County, Maryland, US
  • Mr. David Golding – Head of Global Innovation Partnerships, Innovate UK

The Taipei Smart City Summit & Expo global press conference witnessed the attendance of 26 international media from 12 countries.

The press conference featured interviews with key figures involved in the SCSE, who addressed various critical questions regarding smart city development. A central theme was the adoption of smart solutions by cities, with media representatives keen to understand how these technologies are being implemented and the challenges faced.

Public acceptance also emerged as a significant point of discussion. The SCSE press conference highlighted the importance of engaging the public in smart city initiatives to ensure their success. Touching on the key solutions being the demonstration of the result and maintain a closer relationship with the public.

Looking ahead, the press conference underscored the SCSE’s commitment to accelerating the development of future-oriented smart city solutions. As shared by Mr. David on how Innovate UK has brought eight promising startups to meet with local Taiwanese corporations to seek collaborations. This focus on innovation positions the summit as a platform for exploring cutting-edge advancements that can shape sustainable and intelligent urban living.

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