Dubai to host Smart Living City exhibition

Hamdan Smart University, Dubai Economic Council to partner with the event

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Dubai will host the Smart Living City (SLC) exhibition in September 2014, focusing on the performance of smart products, smart integrated systems; and scope for public-private partnerships in the emirate.

Tasweek Real Estate Development and Marketing announced the exhibition will be held under the patronage of the Crown Prince of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

“Smart technologies have become key to the success of numerous industries, from real estate and finance to education and healthcare,” Masood Al Awar, CEO of Tasweek said, while announcing the event at a press conference in Dubai earlier today.

“It has even emerged as a powerful enabler of good governance. SLC Dubai will be a platform for initiating major steps towards strengthening cooperation between the private and public sectors, and making the UAE in general a smart integrated ecosystem,” he added.

Representatives from Cisco were also present at the press conference, asserting the company’s support for SLC. “Economic, social and environmental are the three pillars on which our sustainability programmes are based,” said Amr Salem, managing director of global sales and emerging solutions at Cisco Systems International.

“That smart cities are an end-state is a misconception. The concept is ever-evolving and you have to start over every time you have reached a target. They offer tangible and intangible benefits in both, the short term and long term. We need to remember that,” Salem added.

SLC will be held between 15 – 16 September, 2014 at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai.

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