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Keyvisual of SmartSuisse. (Img: SmartSuisse)

Keyvisual of SmartSuisse. (Img: SmartSuisse)


Smarter planning for cities

Basel – The Basel-based trade fair and event organisation company MCH Group is to host SmartSuisse at the Congress Center Basel in April. The event will focus on solutions for smart cities that network the economy and science.

Three quarters of the Swiss population live in cities, where 84 per cent of the country’s total economic output is generated, revealed the MCH Group in a statement. In order to maintain the attractiveness of their locations, these cities must also develop digitally. 

“What do cities want to do themselves in future, and what do they want to leave to a third party? How should they go about this? Where is the potential to create real added value? These are the three key questions that we want to answer at SmartSuisse,” explained Mike Vogt of Messe Basel (Schweiz) AG, the initiator of SmartSuisse, which will take place on 27th April.

The conference will bring together decision makers from different sectors, including energy, transport, industry, research and construction, as well as local agents. Only with their collaboration can the cities become Smart Cities, according to the MCH Group.

Urban strategies, the role of transport and mobility companies, and smart use of resources are all on the agenda for the seminars at SmartSuisse. The seminars will also discuss how existing data can be collated to form a smart overall system.   


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