Smart Living City (Dubai 2014) to host international experts on smart cities
DUBAI – TASWEEK Real Estate Development and Marketing has announced the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, for the upcoming ‘Smart Living City (SLC) Dubai 2014’ exhibition taking place from September 15 to 16, 2014 at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai.
SLC Dubai 2014 will gather the best recognised experts on smart cities and will revolve around the three main themes of high-level panel discussions; the showcasing of ‘best in class’ local and international ‘smart’ firms; and the hosting of multiple workshops on the ‘smart living’ paradigm. Among its primary objectives are to create talented entrepreneurial activities and boost the creativity of technology supporters; source the most effective ingredients for startups, mentors, and public and private sector partners; and consolidate best-in-class incubators on a smart platform.
The event will showcase the best smart products and services, and major opportunities for sectors such as tourism, transportation, environment, education, and telecommunication. It will also reveal effective strategies for the cooperative development and deployment of a smart integrated system between the private and public sectors.
“Smart technologies have become key to the success of numerous industries, from real estate and finance to education and healthcare. It has even emerged as a powerful enabler of good governance. SLC Dubai 2014 will reveal the latest and best tools and practices for Dubai to become a genuine smart city while enlightening the world on how the entire Arab World is embracing the vital role of ‘smart’ concepts in the region’s future,” said Masood Al Awar, CEO, TASWEEK Real Estate Development and Marketing.
“One of the main objectives of the event is to address the demands of society by facilitating, simplifying and accelerating communications, services, and execution of governmental transactions. SLC Dubai 2014 is an essential platform for initiating major steps towards strengthening cooperation between the private and public sectors, and making the UAE in general a smart integrated ecosystem,” added Al Awar.
Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, said: “Our participation in the ‘Smart Living City – Dubai 2014’ exhibition emphasizes our continued support for the vision and directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to make the emirate one of the smartest global cities through the initiative led by H. H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University. Our presence at the event consolidates our aim of enriching knowledge and establishing a smart learning culture in the Arab world. We thank and appreciate TASWEEK Real Estate Development and Marketing for hosting this exhibition, which plays a key role in supporting the UAE’s to build a smart economy based on innovation and creativity under the guidance of the country’s wise leadership.”
“Smart technologies have become one of today’s most important investment areas due to their potential impact on the future of business, governance, and social development. Smart Living City will show the way forward as progressive cities such as Dubai fully embrace the concept of a technology-enabled community. It will be a unifying event for ‘smart tech’ practitioners, experts, and decision-makers alike,” said Kamran Saddique, CEO, Inside Investor.
Smart Living City, a biannual event, will be held in the cities of Dubai, San Francisco and Singapore from 2014 to 2015 to exhibit and discuss technologies and innovations for various industries that support the concepts of smart cities and smart human capital. This year’s two-day Dubai agenda will cover the creation of a SMART Ecosystem with a particular focus on Talent, Education, Location and Events, Mentorship, Incubators and Accelerators, and Funding. Complete event details are available at www.smartlivingcity.com.
Inside Investor is a Hong Kong–based technology investment firm with offices in Dubai, Manila, and San Francisco. Its investments include a business news portal in Asia, a platform for smart technology startups, and an intelligent platform for the business community.
Tasweek, a provider of comprehensive real estate development solutions for the UAE and the broader Middle East that leverages over 20 years of extensive experience in valuations, design, and real estate marketing across the UAE, is organizing Smart Living City – Dubai 2014 in coordination with Inside Investor.