2nd MEETING OF THE UCLG-MEWA COMMITTEE ON SMART CITIES & UCLG-MEWA WICS2017 MAYORS PANEL

UCLG-MEWA Committee on Smart Cities established as per the decision taken during the UCLG-MEWA Executive Bureau and Council Joint Meeting held in Adana, Turkey on 19 December 2014; with the aim of providing a platform where the members from MEWA region share knowledge, innovation and technology, exchange experiences and support unique initiatives, will organize the 2nd Meeting of the UCLG-MEWA Committee on Smart Cities on 12 December 2017 at Sheraton Hotel in Ankara, Turkey.

During the Committee Meeting, a mini session will be organized with the theme “Innovative, Smart and Sustainable Cities in the MEWA Region.” In the meeting, participants will also review the administrative works of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Smart Cities.

On 13 December 2017, UCLG-MEWA Committee on Smart Cities will also organize the “Mayors Panel” within the context of World Intelligent Cities Summit (WICS2017), which will bring local government representative together, to have an exchange of ideas on the increasing number of smart city practices.

For more information about the summit, please visit http://www.wicsummit.com/

You can find the draft program of the 2nd Meeting of UCLG-MEWA Committee on Smart Cities here and the draft program of Mayors Panel here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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