By the year 2025, experts predict that approximately 58% of the world’s population–4.6 billion people–will live in urban areas. By 2050, they expect the urban populations to double, adding the equivalent of seven New York cities to the planet each year. In developed regions, this means urban residents may account for up to 81% of the total population.
Given these estimations, it is not surprising that global Smart Cities markets will increase to be valued at more than US $1.5 trillion by 2020. Likewise, it is no surprise then that Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) World Congress 2017 is planning to continue the discussion and debate around how policy can advance the future of integrated mobility, how transportation is moving to the center of the Internet of Things (IoT), and how technological solutions and the IoT are rapidly challenging metropolises around the world.
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
The Smart Cities Pavilion will be the epicenterof the ITS World Congress in Montréal.
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A highlight of the event and its Exhibit Hall this year will be the SMART CITIES PAVILION, a lynchpin collection of dynamic exhibitions highlighting some of the world’s best examples of Smart City solutions. These exhibitions will be experiential, allowing those who display to showcase their leadership and innovation and those who visit to see how cities across the globe are using technology to create their vision of next generation integrated mobility solutions in urban settings. With and through the themes of Urban Mobility, Engaged Citizenry, Smart Security, Economic Cluster, and Smart Democracy, these demonstrations will illustrate how transformative transportation and integrated mobility solutions are the epicenter of Smart Cities’ critical infrastructure, which seeks to provide seamless connectivity, improved systems delivery, and a better, more equitable quality of life for citizens. Anticipated display components include innovation related to traffic management, roadways, rail, parking, bike share, transit, car share, traveler information, connected and autonomous vehicles, integrated mobility, artificial intelligence, dependencies on transportation, addressing equity issues, smart security, smart energy, smart buildings, smart healthcare, smart government, smart fleet, and more.
To date, the cities that will be participating as exhibiting communities within the Pavilion are:
Montréal, Quebec (Canada)
Columbus, Ohio (USA)
Christchurch (New Zealand)
Interested in Exhibiting in the Pavilion?
Featuring ~50,000 gross square feet of space, the Pavilion will be fully carpeted with a designated entrance offering display opportunities for participating cities. Each participating city will receive a minimum 40×40 square feet (approximately 12×12 square meters) open-air demonstration space gratis, with total square footage officially determined when the selection process closes (March 20, 2017).
Cities will be responsible for paying a $5,000 administrative fee for the support services they will receive from the ITSWC coordinating consultant. Cities will determine the theme, technical demonstrations, and experience they want to offer. Within each space, a sponsoring company’s products or services can be identified with signage, i.e. “brought to you by company X/please visit us in Booth X on the exhibit floor,” but may not be used as a sales opportunity. Companies without a corresponding exhibit booth on the main floor will pay a $5,000 fee for signage recognition inside the Pavilion area. Placement of each city will be determined by ITS World Congress Smart Cities project management team.
Each individual Smart City footprint build out—including but not limited to construction, operation labor, displays, power, A/V, communications, tables, chairs, and other miscellaneous items—are the financial responsibility of the city. Affiliated demonstrations can be managed through the ITS World Congress Montreal demonstration team. External street demonstration or data feeds can be accommodated.
Central to the PAVILION will be the ‘SMART CITIES EDUCATION STAGE’ for sponsored announcements, presentations, and event programing.
To submit a notice of interest and/or questions, please contact Smart Cities Pavilion Committee Chair John Barton at email@example.com / 979-458-6422.