Partners 2017

We proudly welcome our 2017 partners

Global partners

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    Alstom, what does the future of mobility hold for us? 

    As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the transport sector. Alstom offers a complete range of solutions (from high-speed trains to metros, tramways and e-buses), passenger solutions, maintenance services, modernization, infrastructure, signaling and digital mobility solutions.
    Alstom Digital Mobility division develops and offers a full range of breakthrough technologies to address the evolving needs of both operators and passengers: connectivity, multimodal, efficiency, safety, accessibility and sustainability. The Group, present in 60 countries, employs 32,800 people and recorded sales of €7.3 billion in the 2016/17 fiscal year. In Spain, Alstom is the second main employer for the railway sector, with close to 2000 employees in 19 sites.

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    Cisco designs and sells broad lines of products, provides services and delivers integrated solutions to develop and connect networks around the world, building the Internet. Over the last 30 plus years, we have been the world's leader in connecting people, things and technologies—to each other and to the Internet—realizing our vision of changing the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. We have expanded to new markets that are a natural extension of our core networking business, as the network has become the platform for automating, orchestrating, integrating, and delivering an ever- increasing array of information technology (IT)–based products and services. We are focused on helping our customers achieve their desired business outcomes. Cisco customers include businesses of all sizes, public institutions, governments, and communications service providers. They look to us as a strategic partner to help them use IT to enable, differentiate, or fundamentally define their business strategy and drive growth, improve productivity, reduce costs, mitigate risk, and gain a competitive advantage in an increasingly digital world.

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    Supporting transformation of Cities through citizen empowerment, data and cutting-edge technologies.
    Ferrovial Services is one of the four business divisions of Ferrovial, one of the world's leading infrastructure and service operators. Ferrovial Services performs activities along the value chain (consulting, design, operation and whole life cycle maintenance) and has operations in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Americas and the Middle East. Urban services are one of Ferrovial Services' main activities through its work with more than one thousand municipalities. Its Centre of Excellence for Cities develops and delivers Ferrovial Services' urban innovation, articulated as collaborative programmes with forward-thinking cities and other stakeholders. Through this Centre of Excellence, Ferrovial Services seeks to pioneer the new generation of service models, driven by citizen empowerment and the intelligent use of data and cutting-edge technologies.

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    Driven by disruptive innovation, Hexagon's information technology portfolio empowers customers with integrated data feeds and seamless workflows to create smart ecosystems – we call these Smart X. From smart cities, smart power plants, and smart factories, to smart mines and smart farms, Hexagon leverages data to digitally transform the way these systems operate. Stop by Hall Pavilion 2 | Street C | Stand 327 to learn how Hexagon is enabling cities of all sizes to cure growing pains, not just cope with them. From reduced power consumption and comfortable housing to less waste and full access to public services, Hexagon is empowering cities to reach their true potential – safe, efficient, connected, clean and thriving. The potential of smart cities – Living Smart.

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    Mastercard is connecting people and places.
    As a technology company in the global payments industry, Mastercard operates the world's fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard is committed to helping cities become more inclusive, more sustainable and more efficient —by applying technology, data insights and partnerships to the challenges of an increasingly urban world.

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    Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MFST") empowers every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft CityNext empowers more sustainable, prosperous, and economically competitive cities—with a simplified approach. It helps cities digitally transform and unlock their potential by delivering innovative digital services that can help citizens lead safer and healthier lives, enriched by high-quality education. Cities can tap into the solution portfolios of Microsoft and its partners and innovate at their own pace; deploying solutions that can interoperate with and improve on their existing IT investments. CityNext provides an integrated, flexible, trustworthy approach to help cities engage their citizens, empower their employees, optimize their operations and infrastructure, and transform and accelerate innovation, economic development, and environmental sustainability.

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Event partners

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    Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, with some 156 million mobile customers, 29 million fixed-network lines, and more than 18 million broadband lines. 

    We provide fixed-network/broadband, mobile communications, Internet, and IPTV products and services for consumers, and information and communication technology (ICT) solutions for business and corporate customers.

    Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries. With a staff of some 225,200 employees throughout the world, we generated revenue of 69.2 billion Euros in the 2015 financial year, about 64 percent of it outside Germany.
    So that we can continue to be successful, we are already evolving from a traditional telephone company into an entirely new kind of service company. Our core business, i.e., the operation and sale of networks and connections, remains the basis. But at the same time we are proactively committing to business areas that open up new growth opportunities for us like in the area of Smart Cities.

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    ISBAK, Architect of the Smart City
    ISBAK Istanbul IT and Smart City Technologies Inc. has been established by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality in year 1986 with the purpose of providing project design and implementation services through traffic and system engineering. Our company, which also carried out the vehicle maintenance and repair services of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality along with traffic signalization works of Istanbul during the first years of its foundation, extended its area of operations with establishment of its Research and Development department in 1995 and started professional works in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems with traffic signalization being in the leading position.

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    IoT Security Service is a turnkey solution that provides seamless device-to-cloud secure connectivity for Service providers and OEMs.
    From the data center to the mobile edge, Rambus chips, IP cores, architecture licenses, tools, software, services, training and innovations improve our customers' competitive advantage. By partnering with chip designers, foundries, IP developers, EDA companies and validation labs, Rambus products are integrated into billions of devices and systems, powering and securing diverse applications, including Big Data, IoT, mobile payments, and smart ticketing.

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    Saba, car parks serving smart urban mobility
    Saba is a benchmark industrial operator in the development of solutions in the field of urban mobility, specializing in car park management. With a workforce of more than 1,300 people, the Group operates in five countries in Europe and Latin America and has 200,000 parking spaces in around 400 centres. We understand car parks as one more link in the chain of mobility in cities and propose a new sustainable model focused on inclusive, safe, resilient, sustainable communities.

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    Ujet Group is a new age transformational company that sits on the exciting intersection of high-tech, advanced materials, connectivity, and sustainable thinking. 
    Founded in 2015, Ujet Group is offering a new generation of urban mobility solutions that empowers the urban communities to create more sustainable cities through the use of smart technologies. With a design centre in Germany and state of the art assembly plant in Luxembourg, Ujet Group employs 52 professionals from eclectic backgrounds that match the company's vision of being a hi-tech platform and incubator providing game changing solutions and services to the evolving and engaged city dwellers today and tomorrow. Solutions like the Ujet e-scooter will embody freedom, access, opportunity and recapture the joys of city life.

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    Palo Alto, California-based VIMANA, founded by CEO Evgeni Borisov, launches a blockchain-backed airspace platform to operate autonomous aerial vehicle flight paths as smart cities of tomorrow embrace air transportation. Exploding urban populations demand transportation solutions outside of existing road and train infrastructure. VIMANA's autonomous aerial vehicles (AAVs) will move seamlessly in 3D cityscapes by communicating directly with other AAVs running on VIMANA Blockchain Airspace Platform. The company plans to roll out its urban air mobility solution first, followed by solutions for cargo and hazardous conditions at a later stage.

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Mobility Hub Sponsor

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    SEAT is the only company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets cars in Spain. A member of the Volkswagen Group, the multinational has its headquarters in Martorell (Barcelona), exporting more than 80% of its vehicles, and is present in over 75 countries. In 2015, SEAT's turnover amounted to over 8.3 billion euros, the highest in its history, and the company achieved worldwide sales of more than 400,000 units for the first time since 2007.


    The multinational has a Technical Centre, which operates as a knowledge hub that brings together 1,000 engineers who are focussed on developing innovation for Spain's largest industrial investor in R&D. SEAT already features the latest connectivity technology in its vehicle range and is currently engaged in the company's global digitisation process to promote the mobility of the future.

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Supporting organizations

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    The European Commission is the EU's executive body. It represents the interests of the European Union as a whole (not the interests of individual countries).
    The Commission's main roles are to: Ppropose legislation which is then adopted by the co-legislators, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers. Enforce European law (where necessary with the help of the Court of Justice of the EU). Set objectives and priorities for action, outlined yearly in the Commission Work Programme and works towards delivering them, as well as managing and implementing EU policies, the budget, and representing the Union outside Europe (negotiating trade agreements between the EU and other countries, for example).
    The European Commission's has its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium, and some services are also in Luxembourg. The Commission has Representations in all EU Member States and 139 Delegations across the globe.

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    ICEX Spain Trade and Investment is a public business organization which works worldwide with the objective of promoting the internationalization of Spanish companies in order to improve their competitiveness, as well as boosting foreign investment in Spain. ICEX offers its services through 98 Economic and Commercial Offices worldwide, the largest foreign network, 31 Provincial and Territorial Trade Offices in Spain and 17 Business Centers abroad, keeping close contact with Spanish companies. Every year, ICEX organizes around 1,200 promotional activities in foreign markets and answers over 90,000 queries on internationalization.

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    The Government of Catalonia has a corporate booth hosting 20 innovate companies from different Smart City sectors. Information on Smart Catalonia and its strategy by several public enterprises is also shown. The Smart Catalonia Strategy is designed to make Catalonia an international smart region benchmark, taking advantage of digital technology and information to encourage innovation in public services, foster economic growth and promote a more intelligent, sustainable and integrative society. With this strategy the Government aims to improve the services provided for citizens, thanks to the more efficient use of resources and a more intelligent performance by handling the maximum amount of available information in real time.

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    Diputació de Barcelona, as the Provincial Council, provides financial, technical and technological resources to the 311 municipalities in its area to support them in the process of becoming smart cities. Since early 2016 Diputació de Barcelona offers a multi-tenant sensor platform to collect, process and analyze data from urban devices. Currently 12 cities and local organizations are using it. In the exhibition area, Diputació de Barcelona will show major Smart region projects in which the institution is involved (regional platform, new apps, open government program, library bus, sustainability and energy efficiency solutions, etc.). Projects from several municipalities and local authorities in the area will also be shown at the booth (Sentilo platform use cases, security app, eGovernment solutions, City Protocol Society initiatives, issue reporting apps, etc.).

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    The Barcelona Metropolitan Area - AMB is a public body which coordinates metropolitan services and promotes the main assets of thirty-six metropolitan municipalities. It is responsible for the planning of public space, housing, mobility and public transport, waste management, and the whole water cycle. It has also taken on new functions in the field of urban planning, including policies on the environment, open spaces, economic promotion and social and territorial cohesion. The AMB also works to implement new data solutions to facilitate citizens' day-to-day lives applying a wide range of smart responses to improving public transport service, urban parks and the 32km of beaches. Building an efficient city demands placing people at the forefront of every activity and public service, and developing creative and innovative solutions from this perspective. A liveable city is one that uses technological advances to improve the quality of life of its inhabitants, thus generating new high-skilled jobs. This is the goal of the AMB.

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    The World Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: 1) End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.90 a day to no more than 3%, and 2) Promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country.
    The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries. Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide. The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.

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    UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.
    In October 2016, at the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – Habitat III – member states signed the New Urban Agenda. This is an action-oriented document which sets global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, rethinking the way we build, manage, and live in cities. Through drawing together cooperation with committed partners, relevant stakeholders, and urban actors, including at all levels of government as well as the private sector, UN-Habitat is applying its technical expertise, normative work and capacity development to implement the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goal 11 – to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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    ICLEI is the leading global network of more than 1,500 cities, towns and regions committed to building​ a sustainable future. By helping the ICLEI Network to become sustainable,​ low-carbon, ecomobile, resilient, biodiverse, resource-efficient, healthy and happy, with a green economy and smart infrastructure, we impact over 25% of the global urban population.

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    We work to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality. We help improve health and education, and advance infrastructure. We are the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. We conduct extensive research; provide loans, grants, and technical assistance. We are committed to achieving measurable results and the highest standards of increased integrity, transparency, accountability and sustainability. The effects of rapid urban growth combined with the impact of climate change are creating new challenges for cities, which require better usage of information. To manage these challenges and deliver better urban services, cities need to better leverage technology, people and processes.

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    GSMA Smart Cities – Delivering Innovative Services in Partnership with Operators.
    The GSMA Connected Living programme is working with mobile operators, governments and city councils to agree a common approach to smart city solutions that will deliver real, long-term benefits to businesses and citizens. Our smart cities initiative provides an array of resources which can assist governments, city planners and digital service providers in their quest to deploy connected solutions and create cities that are truly smart.

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    4YFN Smart City Village is open to smart tech startups. For the second year running, Four Years From Now (4YFN) will bridge the gap between entrepreneurs, investors and corporations to create long-lasting connections during the Smart City Expo World Congress this November. The 4YFN startup village situated in the heart of the Expo, will showcase pioneering startup innovations and pitches that will take place on stage to key players within the industry. It is the perfect place to discover disruptive smart city technology. The 4YFN Award Ceremony attracts participants from all over the world, giving the finalists global recognition of their awe-inspiring smart projects.

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    Railgrup was founded in 2002 as the product of an initiative to strengthen the competitiveness of the railway sector and industry, led by what was then called the General Directorate for Industry, with the participation of the Department of Regional Policy and Public Works of the Regional Government of Catalonia.
    Aware of the importance of railway development at all levels and the need to professionally address studies for its improvement, the primary objective of Railgrup is to boost the overall competitiveness of its members, promoting, representing and defending their collective interests.
    It currently has around 100 business members, with an overall turnover of €17 billion.

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Collaborating organizations

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    AMETIC, the Association of Electronics, Information and Communications Technologies, Telecommunications and Digital Content Companies, champions the interests of Spanish businesses in a hyper-sector that is varied, dynamic and, with 30% of private R&D investment, the Spanish economy's most innovative sector with the highest growth capacity. Our constantly-evolving member companies are the key driving force for convergence towards the Digital Economy.
    AMETIC represents a key sector for employment and competitiveness, with a major impact on Spain's GDP and excellent outsourcing possibilities for other production sectors. Its cross-cutting approach enables digitisation of business processes for both product generation and offer of services.
    AMETIC counts with a Smart Cities Commission compounded by more than 100 companies that provide services and solutions to enhance citizens life quality. Visit our Success Catalogue with solutions already deployed along cities.

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    The Basque Mobility and Logistics Cluster, MLC ITS Euskadi, is a non-profit association. Its aim is to enhance the competitiveness of its partners in logistics and supply chain, infrastructure and mobility of both people and goods.

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    US Commercial Service- ITA- USDOC
    U.S. Commercial Service - Global Access, Trade Expertise, Customized Business Solutions. The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration. Located across the United States and in U.S. Embassies and Consulates in nearly 80 countries, our global network of trade professionals connects U.S. companies with international buyers, providing them with market intelligence, trade counseling, business matchmaking, and advocacy/commercial diplomacy support. Smart City Expo World Congress was certified by the DOC to maintain our agency's mission as we strive to connect companies and initiatives from the United States with like-minded, goal-oriented counterparts from all over Europe in order to further this space of action, where we have identified a tremendous amount of opportunities for collaboration.

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    Young European Leadership (YEL) is an international nonprofit and nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering young leaders and future decision makers from Europe and beyond. Through engaging events, YEL aims to inspire these leaders from all backgrounds to shape the future of Europe, fostering innovative solutions to local and global challenges.

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Media partners

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    "Automatizacion e instrumentación" is the only magazine published in Spain dedicated entirely to the automation and control of processes and machines of all the industrial sectors. Written by instrumentation, control and integration technicians, it provides the reader with the best information on technical and market trends, new components and systems for industrial automation and industry news, both national and international.
    "Automatizacion e instrumentación" brings the Spanish-speaking public closer to the world of Industrial Automation. The sector, which is in the middle of a technological revolution, is key to the future. Without any doubt our magazine is the most important reference in the sector since you can find all kinds of informations. We invite you to enjoy "Automatización e instrumentización" and discover the future of the automation and instrumentation industry.

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    European Media Partner is an independent media company that creates digital and print-based cross media campaigns, with valuable and engaging content, distributed to relevant target groups, in order to make our customers' businesses grow.
    European Media Partner is characterized by a strong sales culture, opportunities and entrepreneurial spirit. Our core values are Entrepreneurship – Mindset – Power.
    Our mission is to ensure that our customers' messages reach and impact their target audience. In order to gain maximum attention and results, all of our campaigns are created from scratch with a high level of journalism and strict editorial guidelines.
    Our vision is to become the leading player in Content Marketing and Native Advertising on the European market.
    If you are a company, you have a story to tell. Let us tell your story.

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    The Railway Gazette family of publications provides the most comprehensive source of business information for the world's railways - print, digital online.
    Our portfolio includes: Railway Gazette, leading monthly journal for the global rail industry, Metro Report, Rail Business Intelligence, Railway Directory plus Railway Gazette Chinese Edition.

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    The Railway Gazette family of publications provides the most comprehensive source of business information for the world's railways - print, digital online. Our portfolio includes: Railway Gazette, leading monthly journal for the global rail industry, Metro Report, Rail Business Intelligence, Railway Directory plus Railway Gazette Chinese Edition.

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    Rail World Projects provides an information channel on business developments, current railway tendering processes, awards, current economic situation and technological developments of companies in the sector.
    Rail World Projects is aimed particularly at the main stakeholders in the railway industry, from senior managers to management representatives, engineers and technicians that are part of new projects and transport schemes worldwide.
    Information of the portal and content of the newsletter are distributed internationally in both English and Spanish
    Rail World Projects reaches fortnightly 20,000 readers of the railway industry worldwide. This journal includes updates of ongoing projects, interviews, reports on transportation plans and essential data from emerging markets

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    "Català is a Catalan news media specialized in new tecnologies, now part of InformatiCat. The aim has always been to bring new technologies to the Catalan-speaking readers in an easy and friendly, without neglecting reliability. We cover events, interviewed industry leaders and delivered a weekly programme summarizing and discussing the best news of the week. Born in 2012 and now we have a loyal audience with we have a strong commitment to disseminate the best technology in Catalan.

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    SmartCitiesWorld is a global news resource and knowledge partner for public & private sector audiences involved in delivering smart city projects around the world. We cover content on the six foundations pillars of a smart city which are Transport, Data, Buildings, Connectivity, Energy and Governance.

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    Transport Advancement is a leading B2B arena designed to showcase the latest developments, views and trends of Transport sector through online platform. As a part of knitting the business and knowledge together, we showcase the content coming from the intellectuals of the industry and keep the latest technology and information fairly accessible to all the corners of the Industry.
    We have the ability to adjust with our clients for their marketing standards and timelines, along with methods that allow them to target and market based on the selected audience and geography.

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    Via Libre is the leading Spanish railway magazine. Every month, it provides a treasure of information on a wide range of topics related to railways. It is edited by the Fundacion de los Ferrocarriles Espanoles, and its Editorial Committee includes representatives of all the public Spanish railway and metro companies: Renfe, Adif, the regional railway companies and all the metro companies in the country. Via Libre has over 5,000 subscribers and is highly appreciated among professionals and railway enthusiasts. It is considered to be a "classic" in the railway world, its first issue having appeared in 1964. It is distributed in Spain, Europe and Latin America.

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