Smart Cities Opportunities Initiative

Industry specialists located in the United States and in U.S. Embassies and Consulates across Europe stand ready to help you build your pan-European business strategy. The Commercial Service (CS) Europe Smart Cities Opportunities Initiative aims at:

  • Promoting U.S. exports, especially SME exports, and protecting U.S. business interests;
  • Enhancing competitiveness;
  • Increasing access and eliminating barriers;
  • Initiating and supporting U.S.-Europe collaboration on the development and implementation of smart cities solutions across the region.

Why Europe? Why Smart Cities?


The United States and the European Union make up half of the world’s economic output and nearly one trillion dollars in global goods and services trade. One of the greatest challenges facing Europe today is how best to design and create smart – intelligent, secure and sustainable – environments. As nearly three quarters of Europeans live in cities, smarter technologies can help governments tackle the resulting urban challenges, creating unparalleled opportunities for innovative U.S. technology and service providers.

Smart Cities Guide

The Smart Cities Guide incorporates Department of Commerce intra-agency smart city initiatives by combining in-depth information for export opportunities into four main categories: Access to Capital, Trade Promotion, Industry Sectors and Internet of Things (IoT). The Smart Cities Guide serves as a trade promotion resource for U.S. companies looking to interface with local partners and government officials in markets with export opportunities.

This is the first edition of The Smart Cities Guide and as the U.S. government synthesizes its efforts to continue to elevate U.S. industry leading capabilities in this space, the ITA will look to publish its second edition later this year.

You can also have a look at the Tradeology Blog: ITA Releases Smart Cities Guide (July 14, 2016)

Past 2017 Events

Medica
Nov 13-16, 2017
Dusseldorf, Germany

This show includes a health IT forum focusing on big data and mobile health. This is a TFC and a contingent of CS Europe specialists will be on the ground to advise U.S. companies on healthcare-related opportunities throughout the region.

Event website:
http://www.medica-tradefair.com/

Contact:
Anette.Salama@trade.gov

Smart City Expo & World Congress
Nov 14-16, 2017
Barcelona, Spain

SCEWC is the international summit of discussion about the link between urban reality and technological revolution; it has succeeded to become a referential global event to support the development of our cities. It is a leading platform of ideas, networking, experiences and international business deals that gathers together the highest level of stakeholders, in the context of urban development. The tracks are divided into subject areas covering: Governance, Mobility, Safe Cities, Economy, Sustainability, Circular Economy, Society and Data & Technology.

Event website:
http://www.smartcityexpo.con/en

Contact:
Angela.Turrin@trade.gov

IT-SA
Oct 10-12, 2017
Nuremburg, Germany

This exhibition targets security officers, developers and providers of products and services for IT security-cloud computing, IT forensics, data security or hosting. TFC in progress

Event website:
http://www.it-sa.de/en

Contact:
Doris.Groot@trade.gov

European Utility Week
Oct 3-5, 2017
Amsterdam, Netherlands

European Utility Week is the leading event for smart grids with 10,000 attendees and 400 exhibitors. This is the ideal venue to gain insight on smart grids trends and opportunities and network with key stakeholders.

The U.S.A. is the partner country at European Utility Week 2017
Detailed information is available on the European Utility Week website.

Event website:
http://www.european-utility-week.com

Contact:
Alan.Ras@trade.gov

IoT Solutions World Congress
Oct 3-5, 2017
Barcelona, Spain

It is the leading international event that links the Internet of Things (IoT) with industry. The event is organized by Fira de Barcelona in partnership with the Industrial Internet Consortium, the Industrial IoT organization founded by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, IBM, and Intel to bring together organizations and technology with the goal of accelerating the growth, adoption, and widespread use of industrial IoT.

Event website:
http://www.iotsworldcongress.com/event/the-event/

Contact:
Keith.Silver@trade.gov

Jesus.Garcia@trade.gov

Smart Cities Business Development Mission
Sept 10-15, 2017
Poland and Czech Republic

This mission is designed to help U.S. companies launch or increase their export business within the ICT, environmental technologies, energy efficient, intelligent transportation and green building markets of Poland and Czech Republic.

Website:
http://2016.export.gov/trademissions/smartcitiespolandczech/index.asp

Contact:
Anna.Janczewska@trade.gov

Smart City Conference
June 20-21, 2017
Zagreb, Croatia

This conference is being organized by the U.S. Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb. The program includes a reception hosted by the U.S. Ambassador and a full day of presentations, panel discussion, and networking opportunities with key stakeholders from the private sector

Contact:
Suzana.Vezilic@trade.gov

Infosecurity Europe
June 6-8, 2017
London, UK

Region leading information security event featuring a comprehensive conference program and over 36- exhibitors showcasing innovative information security solutions and products to 13,500 visitors from 77 countries. Infosecurity Europe is an ideal venue to engage with key stakeholders; generate sales leads and raise brand awareness.

Event website:
http://www.infosecurity.com

Contact:
Richard.Stanbridge@trade.gov

Hannover Messe
April 24-28, 2017
Hannover, Germany

This is the leading industrial trade show in Europe with 190,000 visitors and 5,200 exhibitors. The events showcase products and technologies related to industrial automation, digital factory and smart energy.

Event website:
http://www.hannovermesse.de/home

Contact:
Bettina.Capurro@trade.gov

Klaus.jonas@trade.gov

Additional information is also available on the CS Hannover Messe 2017 website.

I3S Innovation in Infrastructure Security Business Forum
April 26-28, 2017
London, UK

This Business Forum is targeted at U.S. companies with cyber and physical security solutions for critical national infrastructure and will present significant business and information opportunities to them. It will highlight business opportunities for supply chain development and specific regional market intelligence.

More information on the CSUK website:
http://2016.export.gov/unitedkingdom/events/featuredeventes/eg_gb_105394.asp

Contact:
Kristina.Schaferova@trade.gov

Transportation Technologies Trade Mission
April 3-7, 2017
Istanbul/Ankara/Izmir, Turkey

This venue provides the opportunity to meet with Turkish business partners, representatives, and government officials and to pursue business development opportunities in the Turkish transportation sector markets. Trade mission delegates will travel to Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir to attend pre-scheduled meetings, engage potential trading partners, and meet end users to understand the business and transportation environment in Turkey.

Event website:
http://the-atc.org/ttt/index.html

Contact:
Yaprak.Cakilcioglu@trade.gov

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