12-13 Nov 2017


World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE

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100+ Professional Speakers


Smart Cities Expo World Forum combines the power of collocated conference with state-of-the-art expo floor in order to educate people towards smart cities and urban planning technologies, strive for innovation, promote business and connect thousands of attendees from around the globe. We aim to provide a platform where public business managers, directors, urban administrators, international  authorities responsible for developing urban policies can offer their services for the development of smart cities. The conference program covers Smart City Vertical Applications such as Smart Grid, Smart Transportation, Smart Health, Smart Building Management Systems, Enterprise IoT, Fog computing, Big Data Analytics and Smart Governance.

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Conference Schedule / Smart Cities Expo World Forum 2017, World Trade Centre, Dubai

Day 1 – Keynote I

Ethem Eldem, Senior Director/Digital Payments & ecommerce Solutions,Etisalat, UAE

Keynote I: Dubai’s Smart City vision enabling Payment of Things; Etisalat Digital Perspective how Fintech has been shaped by UAE

Day 1 – Keynote II

Jawad Abbassi, Head of MENA, GSMA, United Arab Emirates

Keynote II: Importance of the mobile eco system as a foundation and an integral part of smart cities

Panel Discussion

Connected Technology as the Gateway to Improved Health Services

  • How to innovate healthcare in smart cities
  • Targeted health, well-being & social care services using citizen owned-devices
  • Using

Keynote IV

Fadi Shanaah, Regional Director Business Development, MEA – Smart City & Healthcare, Orange Business Services, United Arab Emirates

Keynote IV: Case Studies of Smart Health Services

Keynote V

Simone Vernacchia, Senior Digital & Technology Consulting Director, PwC, UAE

Smarter Solutions for a better tomorrow

Keynote VI

Ammar Sabbagh, Head of Business Development – Technology & IOT solutions, Ericsson, UAE

IOT monetization in Smart city

Keynote VII

Dr. Seppe Verheyen, Research Fellow at the Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), United Arab Emirates

Smart City, Smart Diplomacy

Keynote VIII

Samir Abdullah, Director – Managed Services Solution Architecture, du Telecom, UAE

How regulation hastening IoT and Big Data adoption

Keynote IX

Mahmoud El-Banna, CTO, Nokia, UAE

Smart Grids empowers Smart, Safe and Sustainable Cities

Keynote X

Terry L. Smith, President & CEO, Commercial Real Estate Financing, Inc., Green Energy Equity Infusion & Grant Funding, USA

On Sight Due Diligence and State-of-the-Art Infrastructure

Day 01 – Keynote XI

Dr. Hafiz Yasar Lateef, Founder & CEO, Smart Cities Expo World Forum (SCEWF), Australia

Addressing Blockchain’s Key Security Concerns

Keynote XII

Dr. Usman Zafar, Founder & CEO, DUC International Consulting, United Arab Emirates

An Overview of E-Government and Smart Governance Projects Worldwide

Day 02 – Keynote I

Lev Levine, Director, EMEAR IoT Market Development, Cisco

Use Case Monetization for Smart Cities

Day 02 – Keynote II

Yousef Khalili, Head of Smart City Consulting Practice & Smart City As-A-Service – UAE, NXN

The role of Blockchain in Smart City Applications

Day 02 – Keynote IV

Dr. Oualid Ali, Smart Cities Expert, President, FutureCitiesCouncil, Oman

The role of Big Data and Analytics for smart cities

Day 02 – Workshop

Innovative Cyber Security and Privacy for Internet of Things: Strategies, Technologies, and Implementations


Day 02 – Keynote VI

How Cyber Security is laying the Groundwork for Tomorrows Smart Cities.

Day 02 Keynote VII

Why IoT will be Center Stage in Digital Health Revolution

Day 02 Keynote VIII

Optimizing Asset Performance With Industrial Iot And Analytics

List of Exhibitors, Sponsors & Participating Companies

Keynote Speakers / Meet with Smart City, IoT & Big Data Analytics Experts

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Smart Workshops

Critical Design Thinking of Smart Cities Applications


Innovative CyberSecurity and Privacy for Internet of Things: Strategies, Technologies, and Implementations


Smart Cities Expo World Forum Upcoming Events

Date: from 12th – 13th Nov 2017  Venue:  World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE.

Date: 19th – 20st Feb 2018 Venue:  Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Center, Australia.

Date: 7th – 8th May 2018  Venue: Toronto Congress Center, Canada.

Date: 15th – 16th May 2018   Venue:  ExCel London, UK.

Date: 23rd -24th Aug 2018 Venue:   Sydney, Australia.

Free Expo Visitor / Limited seats available

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