The three-day Smart Cities India 2016 expo conducted in Delhi received an overwhelming response and was concluded with Smart Cities India 2016 Awards. 2nd Smart Cities India 2016 expo was inaugurated by Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Cabinet Minister, Government of India, Ministry of Railways and Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State, Government of India, Independent charge for Power, Coal, New & Renewable energy. The inaugural ceremony also saw world leaders such as Harald Sandberg (Ambassador to India, Embassy of Sweden), Chung-Kwang Tien (Ambassador to India, Embassy of Taiwan), Meenakshi Lekhi (Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, India), Ravinder Pal Singh (Director – Solutions Strategy & Business Development, Smart Cities, IoT & Digitization, Dell Inc., India), Dr. Ajay Mathur (Director General, TERI, India), to name a few.
The three-day Smart Transportation 2016 expo, focused on smart technologies and solutions for convenient and eco-friendly transportation systems in cities, received enormous response from the visitors.
The Mayors Conclave was organized on the 2nd day of the Smart Cities India 2016 expo. The conclave provided a platform to mayors, municipal commissioners, and strategy advisors from across the globe, to foster best practices in urban policy innovation and drive sustainable action in building Indian Smart Cities.
The 3rd day of the expo witnessed Smart Village Conclave with members of parliament, pradhans, sarpanchs, innovators and influencers deliberating on the needs of urban sustainability.
Concurrent conference sessions deliberated on various topics such as Smart Urban Planning, Smart water solutions for smart cities, Public Transport: Shaping the future of cities, Waste management solutions for smart cities Skills to build smart cities, Building healthy cities, etc.
Smart Cities India 2016 expo also witnessed Smart Cities India awards 2016 on the last day, to recognize pioneering projects that aim to make cities more livable, and economically viable. For 9 categories, there were 11 winners including Design Plus, Goyani Group, Freespanz Design Build Pvt Ltd, Bosch, Sun Moksha Power Pvt Ltd., K-Nomics, JUSCO, Daily Dump, Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, Safiee Burhani Upliftment Trust, and Allied Digital Services Ltd.
Smart Cities India expo is an annual exhibition and conference organised by Exhibitions India group. Launched in 2015, the expo has emerged as one of the significant smart city events worldwide.
L to R – H.E. Mr. Harald Sandberg, Ambassador to India, Embassy of Sweden, H.E. Mr. Chung-Kwang Tien, Ambassador to India, Embassy of Taiwan, Mr. Ravinder Pal Singh, Director – Solutions Strategy & Business Development, Smart Cities, IoT & Digitization, Dell Inc., India, Mr. Prem Behl, Chairman, Exhibitions India Group