Find us at events

We understand that not everyone will be able to make it to one of our GrowSmarter events, so the team will also be participating in external third-party events over the duration of the project to bring GrowSmarter to a wider audience.

Below is a list of events that we have attended and any that we plan to take part in, in the future.


Upcoming events

Past events

URBAN FUTURE Global Conference

28 Feb-2 March 2018

URBAN FUTURE Global Conference
Vienna, Austria

Around 3,000 participants from over 400 cities, 50 countries and four continents are expected to attend the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference (UFGC) from 28 February to 2 March 2018. The Conference takes place in Vienna and gathers the most inspiring CityChangers of our time. The UFGC also features the Austrian Smart Cities Days, the Skyberries Vertical Farming Conference as well as the Urban Journalism Academy (UJA), an innovative UN Habitat Initiative.

For more information, please visit:

2-3 October 2017
Empowering smart solutions for better cities
Budapest, Hungary

The conference 'Empowering smart solutions for better cities', organised by the Smart Cities Information System, will take place on 2 and 3 October 2017 in Budapest, Hungary.

The event will provide insight into the European policy objectives and drivers for innovation and replication in the field of smart cities, identify essential factors of success and priorities for the market uptake of innovative solutions by sharing stories of good replication experiences in small groups.

For more information, please visit:

29 - 30 November 2017
Smart Towns
Ljubljana, Slovenia

This event aims to connect small sized cities (less than 300.000 inhabitants) in order to facilitate the exchange of best practices between them and to find synergies and possibilities for future development.

The conference will cover the following topics energy & utilities, mobility, transport & logistics, security, quality of urban living, smart ICT.

To register, visit the event's webpage.

24 - 25 October 2017
Nordic Smart Cities
Stockholm, Sweden

The Nordic Smart Cities is returning this year with a wide range of perspectives and opportunities for the smart and sustainable development of our cities and societies.

For more information please visit the event's website.

29 - 1 November 2017
Smart City 360˚Summit
Helsinki, Finland

The 3rd annual Smart City 360˚ Summit is the first Nordic Smart Cities event that will address multidisciplinary scientific collaboration to solve complex societal, technological and economic problems of Smart Cities, regions and large infrastructures.

This first event will create a lasting platform for an exchange of experiences and best practices between international Smart City innovation programs – development strategies and initiatives with the participation of the global research community.

To register, visit the event's webpage.

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

Smart City Expo World Congress is the world-leading summit of discussion about the link between urban reality and technological revolution. Since its first edition in 2011, it has succeeded to become a referential global event to support the development of our cities.

To register, visit the Smart City Expo World Congress website.

12 - 14 December 2017
We Paris
Paris, France

This event offers a meeting space built on a powerful five-dimensional programme: Business Matchmaking, Expo, Showcase, Summit, and Training.

These elements create a powerful platform for linking solution providers and market decision makers to deploy resource-efficient innovations and technologies.

To register, visit the event's webpage.

21 November 2017
Webinar: Smart goods distribution and logistics

This GrowSmarter's webinar will feature presentations and discussions on the topic of smart goods distribution and logistics of the three Lighthouse Cities - Stockholm, Barcelona and Cologne.

You can register to the webinar here.

1 February 2018
Smart Cities UK Conferece 2018
Paris, France

Smart Cities UK 2018 Conference, Expo and Awards will lead the way on addressing the best practice examples on smart transformation from across Cities within the United Kingdom whilst disseminating guidance and information transformation within Data, energy,security, transport, Infrastructure and other key sectors.

To register, visit the event's webpage.