2017 SMART CITY EXPO to Take Place February 21 - 24
The city government is joining hands with Taipei Computer Association to organize the 2017 SMART CITY exhibition at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall between February 21 and 24.The exhibition is the largest smart city exchange platform in the world. Not only did the event attract participation from cities in the UK, the US, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, and countries in Southeast Asia; 54 dignitaries from 29 nations will also be visiting Taipei to attend events related with the exhibition. The Smart City Mayors’ Summit, slated for February 21 and 22, will see six leaders from Taiwan and 50 leaders of municipalities spanning 29 nations engaged in experience exchange. Department of Information Technology Commissioner Lee Wei-bin remarked that Taipei City established the Smart City Project Management Office to better understand the needs of residents, conduct matchmaking for industries with experimental fields, and bring in more companies and enterprises to explore possible application for smart city policies, thereby creating a “Taipei Smart City” brand.During his address at the 2017 Smart City Expo pre-event press conference, Deputy Mayor Charles Lin noted that Taiwan requires capabilities to create systemization if it hopes to industrialize smart city-related services. The government will need to work closely with the industry and do its best to provide them with an environment offering the best industry chain. By implementing smart city policies, the city government allows more residents to access smart services. For more information on the upcoming expo, please visit the official website at: http://smartcity.org.tw/index_en.php?PHPSESSID=4fp6jma4e5aoeol82bjgjk50j3.