Between 15th and 17th November this year, there will be a new edition of Smart City Expo World Congress at the Fira de Barcelona exhibition centre. This is an event aimed at promoting entrepreneurship in both Spain and Portugal and to develop smarter and more sustainable cities. In fact, just as its name suggests, the main focus of this congress is around products and services that will create smarter cities. This has been a goal set by the city of Barcelona for a number of years now.
Meanwhile, within the programme of activities for the Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona 2016, it accommodates the second edition of Smart City App Hack. This is an initiative that aims to establish a network of smart cities which share a common vision and facing challenges of similar magnitude around the world. The congress aims to try to encourage the citizens of these cities to come up with innovative ideas on how to make their city a better place to live in. Hong Kong, Dubai, Berlin, New York and Lion are among the cities that are participating at this congress.