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What is Smart City Expo World Congress?


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.



Why to attend?


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.

Where and when?


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.

  • Subway

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.

  • Cab

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.

  • Bus

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.

  • EnjoyBCN pick up service

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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Why you have to book your apartment in Barcelona with EnjoyBCN?

As our clients, if you book your accommodation at one of luxury apartments in the centre of Barcelona, you’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy our free services:

  1. A local team from Barcelona will be at your disposal for any formalities you may need before your arrival in the city.
  2. We have a personal assistant who speaks your language that will offer you all the necessary comforts during your arrival. Available 24/7.
  3. The assistant will be at your disposal to help you with the organization and any arrangements you may need: restaurant reservations, airport transfers, organize business meetings, book special meeting rooms, etc.
  4. If you’re visiting the Smart City Expo World Congress with your team, the apartments are specially designed to meet all your needs: free high-speed internet connection, tables arranged to work by teams or individually, etc.
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