The second edition of the Abu Dhabi Smart City Summit kicks off tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd November, with the support of government and semi-government entities from the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and UAE federal authorities, as well as some of the most respected international technology corporations, to discuss a unified framework that strengthens Abu Dhabi's position as a global leader in smart cities and artificial intelligence.

Under the patronage of the Department of Municipalities and Transportation, DMT, this year's specialised regional physical gathering of high-level decision makers will be held under the theme "Shaping the Cities of the Future" on 23rd and 24th November 2021, at the Conrad Abu Dhabi - Etihad Towers, providing a platform for dialogue that brings together more than 25 local and federal government agencies, and 400 specialists, experts, officials, leaders, strategists and policy makers, as well as governmental and private organisations, to discuss the best practices for developing smart cities and addressing challenges, contributing to enriching participants' knowledge and developing action plans that will lead to smarter and more efficient solutions.  

The summit comes in line with the Department's strategic map and the UAE's Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031, which represents the new direction on which the country's future services, sectors and infrastructure will depend. The summit will develop the frameworks and support ambitious plans for smart cities in the emirate and review the latest technological developments and innovations from the public and private sectors, in addition to ensuring the availability of a world-class infrastructure capable of supporting investments in modern technologies in roads, parks, recreational and infrastructural projects.

Held under the highest precautionary standards and sanitised conditions to ensure the safety of all participants, the organizing committee of the summit said that the second edition will pave the way for strengthening cooperation between all sectors and emphasize the need for key players in the smart cities and artificial intelligence sector to focus on innovation in order to chart a better and more prosperous future, bring about the real changes needed for the benefit of societies and individuals, and strengthen the position of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as a global leader in investing in artificial intelligence across all sectors.

Key governmental partners will be part of the summit activities, including the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, Ministry of Interior, Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority, Department of Municipalities and Transport, Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Abu Dhabi Civil Defense, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, Abu Dhabi Department of Health, Abu Dhabi Digital Authority, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, Abu Dhabi Global Market Authority, Abu Dhabi Integrated Transport Center, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi Ports, Al Ain City Municipality, Al Ain Distribution Company, Al Dhafrah Region Municipality (DRM), Masdar and Tadweer.

The summit’s key sponsors include Bayanat, Cisco, Huawei, Foresight Group, UBERBINDER, Streamax Technology, Software AG, Injazat, Tahaluf Al Emarat, Consent Group, EE Consulting AG and PTV Group.

In 2019, the first edition of the Abu Dhabi Smart City Summit achieved great success with the full support and guidance of Abu Dhabi's leadership. More than 20 government organisations and stakeholders took part in the sessions with over 1,000 attendees, in addition to the presence of 60 distinguished guests, 100 executives and decision makers, and 50 visionary expert speakers who are influencing the development of the future of smart cities.

This summit is organized by Advanced Conferences and Meetings (ACM).

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