Over 120 international officials to attend smart city summit

Taipei, More than 120 international city officials, including mayors, from 33 countries will be on hand to share their experiences in smart city development at the fifth annual Smart City Summit and Expo in Taipei this year, organizers said Monday.

That number is up from the 54 city officials who participated in the Mayors' Summit last year, according to organizers of the show, which opens Tuesday at the Taipei World Trade Center's Nangang Exhibition Hall.

The show's scale has also increased, with 210 domestic and international companies occupying 1,050 booths, up about 17 percent from last year, according to the Taipei Computer Association (TCA).

Aside from city officials, experts from various industries will be on hand to showcase smart city applications and speak on topics such as smart buildings, smart health care, smart retail, smart security, intelligent transportation, and cloud computing.

All told, the event will host 63 professional forums and seminars, up 30 percent from last year, and the expo is expected to attract 30,000 professionals from around the world, the organizers said.

It will also feature themed pavilions from a dozen countries, including Russia, Mongolia, Oman, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

The four-day exhibition, organized by the TCA, the Taiwan Smart City Solutions Alliance (TSSA), and the Taipei City government, will run from Tuesday until Friday.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel