Smart City Expo World Congress

November 7-9, 2023

Building Resilience through Digital Solutions

The Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) is an annual event held in Barcelona, Spain, that focuses on the promotion of smart city initiatives and solutions. It serves as a global platform for cities, governments, businesses, and experts to come together and discuss urban challenges, share innovative ideas, and showcase technologies and strategies aimed at creating more sustainable, efficient, and liveable cities.


The Hague


Headshot of Lauren Sorkin, Executive Director at Resilient Cities Network.
Lauren Sorkin
Executive Director, Resilient Cities Network
Lina Liakou
Global Director of Engagement, Regional Director of Europe, The Middle East and Africa, Resilient Cities Network
Louise Holden
Global Head of Partnerships, Visa Government Solutions
Genesis Gavino
Chief Resilience Officer, Dallas
Emmy Papazoglou
Director of Strategic Planning, Resilience, Innovation and Documentation Division, Athens
Guillermo Moncecchi
Director of Environmental Development, Montevideo
Jette Vindum
Smart City Coordinator, Vejle
Maria João Telhado
 Head of the Environment and Energy Division, Lisbon
Jannia Samuels
Deputy Director of Resilience,  Panama City
Roos Meilink
Chief Resilience Officer, The Hague
Stella Psaropoulou
 Deputy Chief Resilience Officer, Thessaloniki

Program of Events

All times are indicated in Central European Time (CET). For event inquiries contact: events@r-cities.org


November 7,2023


Exploitation Workshop on the Use and Adoption of Climate Innovation Window
The workshop brings together cities and innovation experts in their quest for climate resilience by developing and adopting climate innovation solutions.


High-level panel: Cities Fighting to Curb the Climate Emergency
The panel will revolve around the question of how are urban centres becoming powerful catalysts in driving the required change to attain a sustainable future for all?
Auditorium Room


CityXChange: Sustainable Cities Roundtable
The session will focus on sharing solutions and outcomes from real world projects that reveal new innovations.
VIP Room 1


Future Ready Cities: Digital Solutions for urban resilience
The Roundtable will explore the opportunity and best practices for city digital transformation in areas such as urban mobility, small business enablement, citizen aid programs, and planning insights from data.
Red Room

November 8,2023


Building Climate Resilience: Unleashing Innovation in Cities
The panel discussion will provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art innovations in climate adaptation adopted in cities and regions.
Green Room


Risk and resilience governance: Sub-national government is the glue
A roundtable discussion on how the Urban Resilience Strategy is evolving to withstand future challenges through civic engagement, cross-sector governance, embedding resilient at the local level. The discussion will address the role of Chief Resilience Officers and other models to institutionalize resilience.

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