Smart City Event 2018: The Hague

June 27, 2018 - June 28, 2018 The Hague, The Netherlands

About the Event

The 8th edition of the international Smart City Event will take place in The Hague from 27th – 28th June 2018 during the Volvo Ocean Race. Last year over 700 professionals from different countries and cities came together in The Hague. This year, experts from leading cities will be on stage to present their unique projects of smart cities. During these two days there will be several keynote speeches, round table sessions and excursions. The event will bring together influential members of the private and public sector to discuss resilient cities, smart city infrastructure, digital transformation, innovative solutions, smart societies and more, to highlight the significant role smart cities will play in the future.


On Wednesday 27th June, C40 will be hosting a round table session on ‘Innovative climate solutions in the Smart City’, led by Kate Godding, Senior Manager of Business, Data & Innovation. During this session, C40 will present successful and proven practices which support the early engagement between cities, the private sector, academic institutions, and other solution providers to accelerate the deployment of climate solutions. C40’s City Solutions Platform programme demonstrates this by providing cities and solution providers a neutral space to work together on specific challenges at an earlier stage than usual. This ensures that the actors reach a common understanding of the challenges in order to co-create climate solutions and work towards the same goals. For more information, visit the City Solutions Platform webpage.


Some of the delegates from key C40 Cities will be speaking, including Ger Baron, Chief Technology Officer of Amsterdam and Marcelo Tabak, Strategic Advisor to the City of Rio de Janeiro



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Agenda to follow


Key topics will include:

  • Public-private collaboration: this will increase climate action by directing private sector knowledge, skills, resources, experience and funding, to the key climate challenges that cities are facing.
  • Encouraging innovation: facilitating a neutral space for climate solution collaboration can allow for the rapid creation and deployment of implementable and innovative climate solutions. The City Solutions Platform methodology is based on an innovation model which has been developed and refined through the pilot.
  • Achieving Climate Action Plan goals: bringing together international corporate companies, local businesses, start-ups, academic institutions and other key solution providers will generate scalable solutions that will enable cities to implement the changes necessitated by the climate crisis.



For general enquiries, please contact Kate Godding, Senior Manager of Business, Data & Innovation at