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 10:30
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
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.

This session will discuss on how to make renewable energy a more viable option. The session will also touch upon innovations that are revolutionising the renewable energy landscape and also hear from government officials on how they are encouraging green energy in their cities.
11:40 to 12:20
Processing Waste for a Better Ecosystem

Nations 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.

In this session, we will discover how waste can be converted into opportunity. How recycling can be an incentive for municipal and private firms to generate clean energy. We shall also discover technologies emerging around the World which have a sustainable impact on waste management.
12:20 to 13:00
Working towards Sustainability in Construction

For the first time in human history over half of the World’s population lives in urban environments and sustainable buildings have become vital cornerstones for securing long-term environmental, economic and social viability.

With urban population’s worldwide swelling by around one million people every week, there’s an urgent need to come up with clever ideas that optimise the sustainable performance of the buildings that we live and work in.

There are a lot of factors that need to be kept in mind for sustainable construction. However, this session will touch upon innovation, economic viability and sustainability in the construction industry and how the construction industry is shaping itself into the sustainability model.
13:00 to 14:30
Lunch Break and Networking for FCS Delegates
14:30 to 15:00
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.
15:00 to 15:40
Deploying Smart Utilities in Future Cities

Smart technologies are modernising energy systems, bringing massive change for the industry. Governments and legislators are pushing smart technology forward but there are many challenges facing power and utility companies today, the most pressing are the increasing demand for power, an urgent need to build or improve infrastructure, and the shift away from fossil fuels to cut carbon emissions. To help meet these challenges, the energy industry is adopting intelligent new technology.

This session is going to be an interactive discussion between utility companies and government representatives discussing on what efforts are made to roll out smart grid technologies and discuss how IoT is playing an important role in the industry?
15:40 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.

This session will cover technology innovation which is impacting the construction industry. How adoption of Drones, IOT, AR/VR, 3-D printers and robotic constructors are changing the traditional forms of construction.
End of Future Cities Show Conference 2018 - Day 1
19:30 to 22:30
Gala Dinner & Awards

11th of April 2018

8:00 to 09:00
09:00 to 09:15
Moderators Opening Remarks
09:15 to 10:00
Keynote Speech by Futurologist, Technology Innovator & Happiness Communicator

3 Keynote 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.
10:00 to 10:45
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.
10:45 to 11:15
Refreshment and Networking Break
11:15 to 12:15
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?

This session will discuss on how cities thriving to be the smartest cities can also work in tandem to be a happy city and what factors cities need to focus on to increase overall happiness.
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
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.

This session will explore the new advancements in the security industry and provide an explanation on why governments and corporations need to invest in these technologies for the betterment of their future.
15:10 to 15:40
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.

The recent hype about our IoT future has forced companies to consider the basic building blocks for the Internet of Things—i.e., hardware, software and support—to enable developers to deploy applications that can connect anything within IoT’s scope.

This session will cover topics on IoT and its functionality, how it is revolutionising various industries and what are the challenges with IoT which need to be addressed.
15:40 to 16:20
3D Printing: Disrupting Industries in Future Cities

3D printing is bringing about a revolution in various industries more likely the manufacturing industry. With this technology manufacturing expenses have reduced by half and all industries are trying to find ways to incorporate 3D technology into their business and earn more profits.

This technology enables True Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Design Iteration, Low volume production, Mass Customization, Virtual Inventory & Product Innovation Renaissance. This future is inevitable, and this session will discuss how companies have started incorporating 3D technology into their businesses and what it will take for industries to accept this technology. We will also get to the other side of this technology.
16:20 to 17:00
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.
17:00 to 17:15
Closing Remarks by Moderator
Close of Future Cities Show Conference 2018

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