is participating as a Global Partner in the 2017 edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress
, one of the leading forums on urban innovation on a global scale, held in Barcelona on 14, 15 and 16 November, under the theme 'Empower Cities. Empower People'. The Ferrovial Services Space (stand C323
) will exhibit a selection of the most innovative urban initiatives implemented over 2017. Key amongst these are mobility projects such as the new ZITY carsharing service
, developed jointly by Ferrovial Services and Renault and which will be operational in Madrid in December, and the Bicing
2.0 bike sharing service in Barcelona.We will also be presenting new models for services provision, such as dynamic planning in urban waste collection to deliver a more efficient service, or the direct participation of citizens in public-private innovation programmes such as Citizentric
, developed together with the Madrid City Council within the framework of street cleaning contracts.
Ferrovial Services presentations agenda
- 14/11 (14:00). Ignacio Gastón, General Director of Ferrovial Services Spain, and Francisco Cuenca, Mayor of Granada, will take part in the session on Building Efficient Circular Urban Systems, together with other participants. They will present the project for dynamic urban waste collection developed by Ferrovial Services together with CISCO and recently implemented in the city of Granada.
- 16/11 (11:45). Andrés Camacho, Ferrovial Services Director for Innovation and Change, will take part in the plenary session on data analytics Harnessing Data & Tech to Achieve Common Urban Goals together with Francesca Bria, Technology and Digital Innovation Commissioner at the Barcelona City Council, amongst other speakers.
- 16/11 (15:20). Ricardo López de Haro, Director of Local Administrations in Madrid for Ferrovial Services Spain, will participate with Roberto Sánchez, Innovation and City Promotion at Madrid City Council General Manager in the presentation on Creating Shared Value through Innovative Collaborations and Partnerships, together with Ophir Paz Pines, former Minister of the Interior and Science, Culture and Sport for Israel, and currently Director of the Institute for Local Government in Tel Aviv; and Mika Rantakokko, Director of Operations of the Finnish 6City Strategy, amongst others.
- 16/11 (11:45). Alfonso Díaz del Río, Head of Strategic Projects with Ferrovial Services Spain, will talk about mobility in the session on Connected, Shared and On-demand Mobility together with Sami Sahala, Project Manager for Smart Mobility at Forum Virium Helsinki, amongst others.
Innovative solutions for cities
is a provider of integrated solutions for infrastructures and cities. The company develops and delivers programmes, solutions and innovative models for the provision of urban services, working jointly with cities and cutting edge urban actors. It also seeks to pioneer a new generation of citizen-centred services, to meet the continuous demand for improved efficiency and citizen experiences in cities. Key elements of these new models are long-term strategic cooperation, an integrated vision of services, citizen engagement, management based on urban information, and digital solutions.
About Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC)
Smart City Expo World Congress
is the most important sectoral event on smart urban solutions, a meeting place for specialists, research centres, international organisations and leaders of cities and companies striving for innovation. More than 17 000 professionals and over 600 exhibitors are expected to attend, as well as high-level representatives from more than 700 cities and over 420 international speakers.