Conference Programme

10th of April 2018

8:00 to 09:00
09:00 to 09:15
Moderators Opening Remarks
09:15 to 10:00
Keynote Speech by Future Cities Leaders

Three keynote speakers from Europe, Middle East and Asia speaking of how their cities are working towards a smarter futuristic city, covering the challenges and advantages.
10:00 to 10:45
Keynote Speech by Futurologist, Technology Innovator & Happiness Communicator

Speakers who will speak about what the future technology holds and how it is going to impact human lives. A futurologist speaking on how future cities will be shaped & a motivational speaker speaking on developing happy cities.
10:45 to 11: 15
Refreshment and Networking Break
11:15 to 12:15
Innovation in Blockchain Technology: How can we explore its true Potential?

Blockchain Technology, known as the backbone technology behind Bitcoins is revolutionising industries. This technology has the potential to shake up everything from billing systems and contracts to supply chains and even electronic medical records.

It is still in its nascent stage, but its potential is huge. This session will discuss the regulatory challenges, the implementation process and what it holds for our future.
12:15 to 13:00
Smart Mobility in Future Cities

On-demand services, autonomous vehicles and other new technologies are set to transform the way we travel increasingly. Advances are made in battery technology, artificial intelligence and automation which are resulting in longer-range electric vehicles and the emergence of self-driving cars.

This session will cover all the new advances in the smart mobility sector and how smart mobility is rolling out in various cities. Is smart mobility going to solve issues which come up with urbanisation? What are the future threats which need to be monitored and tackled?
13:00 to 14:30
Lunch Break and Networking for FCS Delegates
14:30 to 15:10
Big Data and its role in creating Future Cities

The concept of a “smart city” is quickly becoming a reality thanks to the ongoing rollout of the Internet of Things (IoT) – the ever-growing number devices in our personal and business lives which are online, connected and capable of sharing data. Governments and municipalities are looking to drive Open Data initiatives, where information locked in cities is made available to citizens, businesses and other agencies to share, re-use and distribute around cultural, scientific, finance, statistics, environment and transport themes.
15:10 to 15:50
IoT and its Smart Application Across Industries

Internet of Things extends from smart connected homes to wearables to healthcare. In fact, IoT is slowly becoming part of every aspect of our lives.
15:50 to 16:30
Security Innovations: Enhancing Safety for Tomorrow’s World

Cities and industries are adopting smart innovations and technology in their daily working. Safety is a key concern for many governments, corporations & residents. Security features need to develop and improvise with the advancements of technology. To promote happiness in a country, residents need to feel safe and secure. Security companies have been raising their game to develop the latest technology which cannot be misused and which provides full proof safety to the end users.
16:30 to 17:00
Innovation Session

Three startups will have 10mins each to speak on their firm and how they are bringing about sustainable innovation with a positive impact on the environment.
End of Future Cities Show Conference 2018 - Day 1
19:30 to 22:30
Networking Reception & Awards

11th of April 2018

8:00 to 09:00
09:00 to 09:15
Moderators Opening Remarks
09:15 to 10:00
Smart City Report

A report by a leading research organisation showcasing their findings on future cities development. This session will also have a 30mins panel discussion reacting to the findings.
10:00 to 10:30
Fireside Chat with a Sustainability Leader

A 30 mins interview with a sustainability leader speaking on the progress cities are making towards adopting sustainability in the development of Future Cities. How the progress can be scaled up and how private institutions can contribute towards sustainable development.
10:30 to 11:00
Refreshment and Networking Break
11:00 to 11:40
Happiness Agenda: How Smart Cities can also be Happy Cities

Happiness is on every government's agenda as the concept of a livable city is changing from just economic achievements but now factoring in social well-being & happiness. Every city is striving to be a happy city but what are the real factors to measure happiness and what do we need to consider when measuring happiness?
11:40 to 12:20
Making Renewable Energy Practical and Economical

Fossil fuels as the primary source of energy predates recorded history. Fossil-based fuels (oil, coal, and natural gas) currently provide about 85% of all the energy worldwide. However, the trends have been changing as the World is moving towards more sustainable energy options. To successfully move towards a sustainable renewable source of energy the technology behind it needs to be more practical and economical as that will incentivize governments and corporations to switch to a more renewable approach.
12:20 to 13:00
Processing Waste for a Better EcosystemNations around the World currently generate 1.3 billion tons of waste. That’s expected to soar to 4 billion tons by 2100. Given the rise in waste, there are major concerns with regards to waste management as landfills, combustion and other traditional methods are criticised and becoming less popular.
13:00 to 14:30
Lunch Break and Networking for FCS Delegates
14:30 to 15:10
Advancing Net Zero

Session managed by World Green Building Council
15:10 to 15:50
Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Buildings

Smart energy cities, as a core pillar of the smart cities, and their built environment, constitute an emerging development strategy, that incorporates Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and take advantage of their numerous capabilities in the context of energy efficiency and sustainability. This session will analyse key factors and propose areas of common interest, fostering effective EU-GCC clean energy cooperation in a city level and the buildings, by using smart solutions for supplying energy more effectively and efficiently, in terms of costs, environmental footprint and/or social impacts. This session will run with the support of the EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network.
15:50 to 16:20
Creating and Designing Future Urban Cities

This session will bring city planners and designers to discuss on how cities can be effectively be designed or redesigned to cater smart infrastructure. Discussing on how cities in the future will respond and look like. Taking notes on the latest breakthrough technologies for urban planning and how the cities of the future will be efficient, sustainable, and smart.
16:20 to 17:00
Technology Innovation: Changing the Construction Industry

Improved project outcomes can only occur through understanding the most significant of the individual applications and devices that are currently available, and realising how those technologies are already synergistically working together and giving rise to emergent processes. These processes will likely supplant many of the standalone systems that now dominate the tech landscape and will represent the new normal for project execution in the not-so-distant future.
17:00 to 17:15
Closing Remarks by Moderator
Close of Future Cities Show Conference 2018

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