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UPP attending 2017 World Smart City Summit and Smart City Week

Categories: Events, Other Events, News | Author: Maja | Posted: 8/30/2017 | Views: 4798
Seoul, September 04-08, 2017.

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) of South Korea, with the support of World Bank’s Smart Cities KSB and Korea-World Bank Partnership Facility will host, from September 04-08, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea, World Smart City Summit and Smart City Week.
 
Two UPP city representatives from Rijeka (Croatia) and Belgrade (Serbia), will have the opportunity to join this important event and hear about different infrastructure development projects and outcomes, as well as exchange and share experiences with other countries worldwide.
 
During this study tour, city representatives will have an opportunity to interact with key eGovernment practitioners and to meet senior representatives from leading ICT companies who have been engaged in developing world leading and state of the art Smart City solutions. The program is designed to provide maximum opportunity to explore possibilities of replicating best practices in Smart City development.

This will be unique chance for participants to explore possibilities of replicating best practices in Smart City development and initiate possible multilateral cooperation with the government and IT industries of Korea and participating countries.

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