Smart City Expo World Congress is an event happening in Barcelona, Spain, and whose objective is to promote and raise awareness of urban innovation throughout the world. The aim of the meeting is to create a space for debate and analysis of the future of cities and their citizens. It is the most important global event on intelligent cities, which aims to become a platform for urban innovation in the world.
Since 2011, this Smart Cities Conference has sought to reflect on how cities are centers of innovation and knowledge, engines of economic growth, prosperity and social well-being. For this reason, innovation in cities has become a key element in moving towards a sustainable future.
If you are passionate about innovation, city transformation, sustainability and entrepreneurship, Smart City Expo is an unparalleled opportunity because industry leaders come together in one place.
At Smart City 2018 you can discover the projects that transform cities around the world, connect to global platforms, update yourself with more than 400 international speakers from around the world and attend interactive presentations to exchange ideas.
On the other hand, if you have your own business, another reason to visit Smart City World Congress 2018 is that it is an event where you can create synergies with other companies and institutions present at the event.
At Smart City Expo 2017, more than 18,000 people, 675 exhibitors, 420 speakers and 700 cities attended.
Smart City Expo 2018 will be held from 13 to 15 November at the Fira Barcelona, one of the largest trade fair complexes in Europe. Fira de Barcelona is one of the most famous fair complexes in Europe, in which the biggest meeting, congresses and events are organized each year as the Mobile World Congress, the IBTM World Barcelona 2018, and many more.
The exhibitors that you can find at Smart City Expo Barcelona are from different sectors, which cover a large part of the scope of what makes up cities today: Governments & Inter-Governmental Organizations (local governments, regional governments, state governments, national governments, public administration), Institutions (public institutions, private institutions, non-profit institutions, local institutions), Research & Academia (Universities, think-tanks, research centers), Global Companies, SMEs & Local, Startups & Entrepreneurs and Media & Culture.
In the 2018 edition, Smart City Barcelona seeks to reflect on the habitability of cities and how the dynamics of cities can be transformed to make them more sustainable, inclusive and intelligent for citizens.
In addition, during Smart City Congress, you can attend to the Integrated Water Cycle Show (Iwater) and the Circular Economy European Summit so you will find the perfect ecosystem to analyze and connect with key leaders of the future of cities.
Smart City Expo World Congress is held at the Fira de Barcelona in the Gran Vía venue, whose address is:Av. Joan Carles I, 64
Due to the huge number of visitors coming to Fira Gran Via for the Smart City Expo 2018, the best way to get to the congress is by taxi or private transfer, in order to be sure to get in time. In any case, you can also take the subway or bus to get to Fira Barcelona.
Barcelona is a very accessible city by public transport, you can almost get to every corner of the city by subway and train. For this, and as Fira Barcelona is a very important area of the city, it has it own metro station (L9, 'Fira' and 'Europa/Fira' stations) from which it is very easy to get to the venue.
Barcelona is a city with a large number of taxis. There are approximately more than 10,000 taxis throughout the city and they are known for their black and yellow colors. It is very easy to identify “taxi stops” on the street and the Fira Barcelona venues also have fully equipped taxi ranks.
The availability of the taxi is indicated by a green light on the outside of the car. On the other hand, all taxis have a taximeter and offer the possibility of payment by card.
If you prefer, you can attend the Smart City Expo World Congress via the Barcelona bus line. However, the quickest and most recommended way is by subway, EnjoyBCN transfer service or taxi.
TMB H12 and 79 lines
If you prefer to always travel by yourself (public transport and taxi services are often in high demand during these fairs and are not even available at peak times), with EnjoyBCN you have the possibility to take advantage of private transfer services in Barcelona.
Whenever you need it and on any journey since your arrival in Barcelona and during your stay: airport transfer, arrival at the apartment, transfers to the fair from any point in Barcelona, etc. Our team is at your disposal.
As you may have heard, Barcelona is one of the most modern and innovative cities in Spain, which is actually becoming a real Smart City due to the intelligent services that it offers for visitors and locals.
If you are scheduled to attend the Smart Cities Congress, don’t hesitate to stay in the city centre ("Passeig de Gràcia" or "Plaça Catalunya" are the most famous areas in Barcelona) if you’re willing to have easy and fast access to public transport and taxis. In addition, this is one of the best ways to enjoy a wide range of restaurants, shops and nightlife in the city.
In the other way, if you rather spend your days next to the venue, there are several hotels, apartments and accommodations next to Fira de Barcelona specially dedicated to visitors that come specially for business purposes. Enjoy the Congress staying at Miro apartments, located at 15 minutes to Fira Barcelona, to which you’ll be able to get walking in less than 10 minutes.
Here are our recommendations to stay next to Fira de Barcelona, so that you have all the necessary services close by and at your disposal:
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:
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!
I really liked the apartment, my family is delighted! Only positive emotions: clean, fresh, quiet, comfortable! The kitchen is great! The cleaning lady...
I really liked the apartment, my family is delighted! Only positive emotions: clean, fresh, quiet, comfortable! The kitchen is great! The cleaning lady is also a great fellow, she quickly cleaned everything up and changed all the clothes. Convenient location in the city, near the market, subway and a lot of interesting things! Next year we will definitely stay in this apartment! Sincerely, Gennady!
Thank you for this wonderful feedback! The fact that you have only positive things to say about your stay make us very happy. Thank you also for the comment about our cleaning staff: they will be delighted to see this review.
It has been a pleasure to host you. We hope to see you soon in Barcelona!
This was the best stay of our vacation. I contacted Enjoybcn last minute after being stuck with a single bed hotel room for my family of 4. They responded...
This was the best stay of our vacation. I contacted Enjoybcn last minute after being stuck with a single bed hotel room for my family of 4. They responded quickly and kept my vacation going without a hitch. I don’t know when I’ll be back to Barcelona but I know I’ll call them when I do and I will be recommending it to all my Barcelona bound friends. It was also in a great part of town and if you stay have some Cava on the rooftop for a different look at the city.
How glad we are to see that you had such a comfortable stay in our apartment so you could fully enjoy your vacation. It is also fantastic to know that you enjoyed our rooftop terrace to relax after and exhausting day of sightseeing (and even with cava, well done!) It has been a pleasure to host you. We hope to see you soon in Barcelona!
If you want to be close to La Sagrada Familia, this is the place to stay. This modernized apartment is just a few steps away from LSF with a host of good...
If you want to be close to La Sagrada Familia, this is the place to stay. This modernized apartment is just a few steps away from LSF with a host of good restaurants right outside your door. The metro is also very close for easy access to the entire city. Very nice roof top deck that overlooks LSF and the City. The staff from Enjoy BCN (property managers) could not have been more attentive and hospitable. One day the power and water went off for most of the block in our neighbourhood. The staff from Enjoy BCN quickly came to the property to make sure all guests were looked after and stayed there all day which was most appreciated. Thank you Enjoy BCN for making our stay so memorable. We recommend this apartment and would definitely stay here again if we return to Barcelona.
We are so happy to see that you had such a great experience at our apartment. Regarding the power and water outage, it was the least we could do! What we couldn't allow is that, after an exhausting day exploring the city, you couldn't have access to a shower. Thank you so much for this fantastic review. Sometimes we have to do a great effort to make you feel comfortable but this wonderful feedback really compensates it.
We hope to see all the family back soon!
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