Urban Future Global Conference 2014


URBAN FUTURE Global Conference and Expo
18-19 November 2014
Graz, Austria

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Organized in cooperation with the United Nations, the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference will bring together up to 120 international speakers and more than 1.000 high-level smart city experts from more than 60 countries, making it the premier smart city event in Central Europe.

The URBAN FUTURE Global Conference and Expo is organized in cooperation with the United Nations and is expected to attract strong participation from cities around the world, bringing together some of the most renowned experts on sustainability, international political leaders, mayors and urban decision makers from around the world as well as innovative thinkers and businesses dedicated to empowering sustainable city development.

The two-day program features more than 100 sessions structured around the four core topics

  • Smart mobility
  • Smart energy
  • Smart living and city planning
  • Smart communications

and will highlight numerous best practice examples and case studies from technology suppliers as well as cities and regions from across the globe.

The conference will also feature an exclusive EXPO area directly at the conference venue, where the latest in technological solutions, sustainable projects and research will be presented.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Benjamin R. Barber | Political theorist & best-selling author, USA
  • Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg | CEO CEO at HafenCity Hamburg, Germany
  • Wulf Daseking | City planning expert, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Stephen A. Hammer | Lead Urban Specialist, The World Bank, USA
  • Eckhart Hertzsch | Deputy leader of Morgenstadt-Initiative at Fraunhofer, Germany
  • Rainer Kallenbach | CEO of Bosch Software Innovations, Germany
  • Georg Kapsch | CEO of Kapsch Group & President of The Federation of Austrian Industries (IV), Austria
  • Christian Kern | CEO, Austrian Railways (ÖBB), Austria
  • Monika Kunz | City planning, City of Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Kent Larson | Director of the MIT Living Labs, USA
  • Ken Livingstone | Former Mayor of the City of London, UK
  • Thomas Rau | Architect & sustainability expert, CEO of turntoo, Netherlands
  • Jeremy Rifkin | President of the Foundation on Economic Trends & best-selling author, USA
  • Alex Steffen | Sustainability expert, USA
  • Karl-Friedrich Stracke | President, Magna Steyr Fahrzeugrechnik, Austria
  • Andreas Umbach | CEO of Landis+Gyr, Switzerland
  • Kurt Vandenberghe | Director, Climate Action & Ressource Efficiency, EU Commission, DG Research & Innovation, Belgium

Visit the conference website for more information: www.urban-future.at.

To register, go to the Registration Page.

ISOCARP members save 35% on the conference registration fee. Please contact ISOCARP Head Office to find out more.

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