Smart Cities Summit opens this Sunday in Bahrain | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

Smart Cities Summit opens this Sunday in Bahrain

TDT | Manama

The Daily Tribune –

Curtains will lift on the fifth edition of Bahrain Smart Cities Summit 2021 on Sunday.

The two-day conference at the Gulf Conference Hall in the Gulf Hotel is under the patronage of Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf, the Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning.

The summit will have 250 participants from the government and private sectors and various consultants, experts, engineers, specialists, academics, the United Nations Development Programme, the UN-Habitat Programme, Bahrain Real Estate Investment Company (Edamah), Bahrain STC, Diyar Al Muharraq and other international agencies.

The summit will also have participants from the Ministry of Interior, the Information and e-Government Authority, the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and companies from the United States of America.

The summit will discuss solutions, future technology, waste management solutions, community partnership for environmental monitoring, cities as a centre for implementing sustainable development goals and others.

The event will also shed light on the BeAware Bahrain app as one of the success stories of Bahrain’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

The conference will have 40 speakers participating in 10 sessions, during which they will present 20 papers.

The summit will also see the announcement of the Smart Cities Award 2021 during the opening ceremony.

An accompanying exhibition will have the participation of 15 government and private sector agencies.

The 2021 edition builds on the success of the 2019 summit, which had seven government entities, three international parties and 250 participants.