The Big Idea

ABOUT THE CITIES & REGIONS 4.0 SUMMIT

The Cities 4.0 Summit is Australia’s premier gathering of city, regional and digital government leaders who want to understand how to apply technology-driven solutions to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Launched in March 2017, the Summit has attracted over 450 attendees, 70+ speakers, 30 sponsors and exhibitors, and has been endorsed by the Australian Government, Australian Cities, Committee for Melbourne, city innovation think-tanks and technology associations.

2019 EVENT THEME & STRUCTURE - FROM HYPE TO REALITY

As we enter the digital age, ‘smart cities’ provide a glimpse of the future, but a big gap between the hype and the reality remains.

Becoming a smart city is not a goal but a means to an end. The entire point is to respond more effectively and dynamically to the needs and desires of residents. Technology is simply a tool to optimise the infrastructure, resources, and spaces they share.

Few cities want to lag behind, but it is critical not to get caught up in technology for its own sake. Smart cities need to focus on improving outcomes for residents and enlisting their participation in shaping the places they call home. In order to create smart cities and regions, city leaders must leverage data and technology while also implementing programs that promote civic engagement to help make citizens’ lives better and boost economic development. This will be the focus for the Cities & Regions 4.0 2019 event – How can technology be used to make a positive impact on people’s everyday lives, jobs, food, safety and mobility.

 

ARE YOU A SMART CITY ENABLER?

The Cities & Regions 4.0 Summit is your opportunity to get your brand “front of mind” with your target market.

  • Engage with the senior city & regional government leaders that are implementing smart city projects
  • Influence business strategies and create new opportunities for your organisation
  • Be part of real world discussions around smart city challenges and opportunities
  • Showcase your capabilities and expertise, and position your company as a partner of choice

What makes the Cities & Regions 4.0 Summit unique?

2nd annual event - Organised by Quest Ignite, operators of Australia’s leading IoT events portfolio including Smart Buildings Summit, CityIgnite, AI & Machine Learning Summit, IoT for Utilities Summit and Industrial Internet Summit
Visionary speakers: The Cities 4.0 Summit agenda boasts global and local smart city leaders. Not just the usual suspects, but people that have been selected based on quality research with the market for doing truly innovative things
In-depth subject coverage: No other event has as many recognised headline participants or covers the market in as much detail. This is where leading authorities present their “how-to” strategy and vision for smart, connected cities
Seniority & Networking: With a focus on learning and networking experiences, the Cities 4.0 Summit offers an in-depth opportunity to hear from, meet and interact with leading industry colleagues and peers
Innovative Format: Boasting an interactive, cutting edge agenda including keynotes, panels, and roundtable discussions for enhanced learning
Leading Exhibition: All of the leading players will be here showcasing their products, services, platforms and solutions