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8th ITU symposium on ICTs, the environment and climate change
2013 event to develop the case for ‘smart cities’
April 2013 – ‘Smart
Sustainable Cities’ is the theme of the 8th ITU Symposium on ICTs, the
Environment and Climate Change, to be held in Turin, Italy, from 6-7 May 2013.
The event will bring together global specialists to discuss and debate the
latest initiatives in the development of smart cities, with a view to
determining the best path forward in leveraging ICTs to enhance cities’
The 2013 symposium is organized by ITU in partnership with the Italian
Ministry of Economic Development, and
will be hosted by Telecom
its innovation centre in Turin. It builds on the success of previous ITU
symposia on ICTs and the environment that have been held, since 2008, in Kyoto,
London, Quito, Seoul, Cairo, Accra and Montreal.
This year’s symposium will be held in conjunction with the first meeting of the
Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities,
to be held on 8 May, as well as with a special
Workshop on Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields,
which will take place on 9 May 2013.
All events are free of charge and open to any interested party, and all also
offer online ‘remote participation’.
Find more information, including practical information on hotels and visas and
details of how to register as an onsite or online participant here.
ITU Symposium on ICTs, the Environment and
6-7 May 2013
Telecom Italia Lab, via Olivetti 6, Torino,
Representatives from government, the
private-sector, international organizations,
NGOs, standards development organizations, and
ICT- and environment-focused industry
associations, consortia and fora.
The full programme is available
Items on the agenda include:
Media registration to attend this event is essential. Journalists are requested
to confirm their attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org by close
of business Thursday 2 May.
Photos from event will be available for download from ITU’s Flickr site at: www.flickr.com/photos/itupictures/
more information on this event please contact:
Chief, Media Relations & Public
Senior Communications Officer
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