The mission of the Smart City Expo is to empower cities and collectivize urban innovation worldwide. Through the promotion of social innovation, the establishment of partnerships and the identification of business opportunities, the event is dedicated to creating a better future for cities and their citizens worldwide.
As the world's leading event for cities, Smart City Expo World Congress, offers a unique meeting point for the entire smart city ecosystem. Corporate leaders, public representatives, entrepreneurs, experts and academics from around the world come together to learn from each other, share experiences, talk about best practices and open new paths for international collaboration.
The event is based on the values of social inclusion, sustainability and empowerment, and is dedicated to promoting awareness, understanding and critical reflection on the intelligent urban revolution.
Leading with the example, every year we execute the Towards Zero Waste initiative, to reduce waste and increase the efficient use of resources during all the event. Our Towards Inclusivity initiative ensures that the event is accessible and a voice for everyone on it, and the Smart City Lab aims to spread and expand the debate on smart cities.
The last Smart City Expo World Congress concluded with a success in numbers, more than 21,000 visitors, more than 700 cities attended the event, 844 exhibitors, 146 countries and 60 parallel events. Singapore received the 2018 Smart City Award for its Smart Nation project, for its plan to become a global reference point for smart urban solutions relieving previous winners such as New York and Dubai.
The objective of Smart City Expo World Congress 2020 is to be the meeting point to encourage all interested, from the technology industries to policy makers and entrepreneurs, to participate in dynamic actions to allow a sustainable and inclusive grow up future.
To this purpose, the event will focus on five main points to board the most pressing problems that cities face: digital transformation, urban environment, mobility, governance and finance of inclusive and shared cities. This approach, together with an extended exhibition area full of real solutions and networking points, is expected to exceed 2019 figures and strengthen the smart community worldwide.
Parallel events such as the Smart Mobility Congress, the Circular Economy European Summit, the Sharing Cities Summit and the Digital Future Society Summit will also contribute to this main objective. Do not miss the opportunity to master smart initiatives to live better. Do not be afraid to dream and join other visionaries to transform apparently impossible futures into real and prosperous cities.
The 2019 edition once again features frontline speakers such as Janette Sadik-Khan (Transportation Director - Blommerang), Roland Busch (Deputy Director General and CTO - Siemens) or Laura Tenenbaum (Scientific Communicator and Climate Change - NASA) among others, with which you can ensure the high level expected.
Smart City Expo 2020 will take place between November 19 and 21 at the Gran Vía fairgrounds located at:
Av Joan Carles I, 64
08908 L ’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Here take place big events such as the WMC, the Iot World Congress among others.
It is easily accessible through different types of transport due to the importance and the size of the events that are organized in the city every year. We recommend you to go there by public transport (BUS, subway and taxi) or by private transfer so you do not have to worry about anything.
The Barcelona underground connect a big part of the city. The Gran Vía fairground has two stops at the L9 Sud line of TMB (the “Fira” and the “Europa Fira” stations) from where it is very easy to access to the MWC.
Barcelona and its metropolitan area has more than 10,500 taxis that can be recognized for their black and yellow colors. Around the city you will find different stops around the city and in addition, the premises of the Fira de Barcelona have fully enabled taxi stops.
The availability of the taxi is indicated by a green light on the outside of the car (green light on means is free for a service) On the other hand, all taxis have a taximeter and offer the possibility of card payment.
Also, if you would like to attend MWC2020, you are able to do it through the bus lines of Barcelona. H12, V1, 46, 65 and 79 are the lines which stops in Gran Via fairgrounds
However, the fastest and most recommended ways are the subway or the taxi.
In case you prefer to always travel independently (public transport and taxi services have a high demand during these days and are even not available at peak times), with EnjoyBCN you have the possibility to take advantage and comforts of transfer services in Barcelona.
We are available for you with any route you need to do from your arrival in Barcelona and throughout your stay: airport transportation, arrival at the apartment, and travel to the fair from anywhere in Barcelona, etc.
We are eager to welcome you to our home.
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This was the best Airbnb we've ever stayed in around the world and we have visited many over the last few years. The location can't be beat. The management company was responsive, helpful and super thoughtful. We had small treats waiting for us and our kids upon arrival and other nice touches during our stay. We have recommended this location and company to all others who visit Barcelona.
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We enjoyed our stay in this apartment. It's located in an excellent neighborhood outside of the city core, but there were plenty of shops and restaurants...
We enjoyed our stay in this apartment. It's located in an excellent neighborhood outside of the city core, but there were plenty of shops and restaurants around, and we appreciated the quiet respite from the tourists and traffic of downtown. It's very close to two key metro stations and bus lines and we had no issues getting around town (and got to use Barcelona's stellar metro). The space was excellent with quiet rooms and an excellent terrace. Our host was spectacular and very generous.
We are so happy to see that you had such a great stay at the apartment and felt well taken care of. As you say, with the metro it is so easy to go everywhere in only a few minutes and the great advantage of being outside the city center is that is completely calm. It has been a pleasure to host you. We would love to see you again soon!
I could probably write a 10 page positive review for this apartment and the amazing folks at Enjoy BCN, but I will keep it simple. 7 members of my family,...
I could probably write a 10 page positive review for this apartment and the amazing folks at Enjoy BCN, but I will keep it simple. 7 members of my family, including 3 kids ages 4-11, stayed the apartments over my kid's Spring Break. The apartment is perfectly situated in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. There is a grocery story right next store and dozens of amazing restaurants within walking distance. The apartment could not have been in a better location. It is in the heart of everything. The staff at Enjoy BCN is incredible as well! They were very responsive to our emails, helped arrange transportation to and from the airport (my kids loved that there was someone waiting at the airport with our name on a sign), and they even helped us get tickets to the sold out FC Barcelona game. I've stayed in many places around the world and the staff at Enjoy BCN may be the kindest and most helpful that I've encountered. I cannot recommend this place highly enough!
Wow, what a wonderful review! We are so happy to see that you had such a great experience and felt this well taken care of. We do a great effort everyday to make you feel like at home and this fantastic review means a lot to us.
It has been a pleasure to host your family. We would love to see you again soon in our beautiful city!
We loved staying at this apartment in Barcelona! It was very clean and beautifully furnished! We were concerned about having to pick up the key late at...
We loved staying at this apartment in Barcelona! It was very clean and beautifully furnished! We were concerned about having to pick up the key late at night when we arrived, but fortunately we were able to divide up our group at the airport and send my sisters to pick up the key while we collected our luggage, then we all met back at the apartment. There is a beautiful view out the deck and from the back bedrooms. The location was nice, quiet area but quick walk to the main areas. Two of our trip highlights were the personalized welcome gifts for our 3 boys when we arrived in the apartment, and then the EnjoyBCN crew when we stored our luggage at their office the last day before flying out. They were beyond helpful and delightful!!!! The city views from the EnjoyBCN office were incredible!!!! We enjoyed our stay very much!!! We would definitely stay in this apartment again, and I have already recommended the EnjoyBCN team to friends that are visiting Barcelona this Summer! Thank you all!!!
Thank you for this wonderful and detailed feedback! We are so happy to see that your stay went smooth and you felt well taken care of. It is so great to see that your boys liked our little gifts!
As fot the office, how glad we are that you came! As we are in a 19th floor in the middle of the city, the views are truly spectacular, you are right!
It has been a pleasure to host you. We hope to see you soon in Barcelona!
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