The key topic of the 2020 Smart City Mayors’ Summit is “Smart City Transformation and Innovation”. The mayors are expected to benefit greatly from the discussion concerning “The pandemic of COVID-19 has greatly affected people’s daily lives, governmental operations, and most cities’ economies. How can technology help the cities to recover?”
The cities will present which technology they use to fight the pandemic, and how they take advantage of applied science in maintaining economic growth in the post-COVID-19 era.
The official opening will take place on August, 13 at 9:00 a.m. polish time, during which the President of Taipei City, Dr. Ke, will give a presentation on Taiwan's efforts to fight COVID-19. Later, the same day Deputy Mayor of Gdynia, Mr. Bartosz Bartoszewicz will deliver a speech.
Everyone interested in participating in the Mayor’s Summit on August 13 is to register via the link.
Moreover, we would like to mention that on September, 24 at 4:00 p.m., Mr. Mariusz Sagan - Head of Strategy and Entrepreneurship Department, Lublin (Poland) will participate in the discussion panel "After the COVID-19 pandemic: How do cities stimulate the implementation of smart city technologies and innovative business applications".
The Smart City Mayors’ Summit has always been the highlight of the Smart City Summit & Expo (SCSE). Mayors from around the world have been invited to the annual Summit to share their experience in smart cities from 2015. In the first year, three overseas mayors were invited to exchange views with the Taiwanese mayors. They also led the way for the Taiwan smart city exhibitions to go worldwide. In 2016, five mayors from foreign cities participated in the summit, and the international participation has gone sky-high since then. In 2017, there were 54 mayors from overseas, 120 in 2018, and over international 150 mayors are expected to participate this year. It is apparent that the Summit held in Taipei is already the largest in the world as an exchange platform for the smart city knowhow.