• 28-29 May 2020, Melbourne

    Connecting the buildings, roads, transport and utilities in our cities for a future that is smart, efficient and improves the lives of citizens

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2019’s Themes

Smart Cities is an annual conference hosted by Infrastructure Magazine. The event highlights the tools, technologies and people working to make our cities smarter, more efficient, better places to live. Hear from industry leaders, connect with colleagues and gain new ways of thinking about the cities of the future.


ICT and IIoT interoperability – making it all work together
Financing smart cities
Retrofitting existing cities
Machine learning
The role of drones

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Balancing technology and humanity
Achieving growth sustainably
Ensuring quality of life
Urban mobility
Population growth and managing urban sprawl
The ideal smart city
Retrofitting existing cities

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Cyber security and maintaining safety
Threats in a connected city
Avoiding a dystopian vision
Technology v humans
Merging the digital and physical

We are currently working on the program for Smart Cities 2020.

2019 Speakers

Mark Dowd Smart Cities Lab Director Obama advisor

Mark Dowd

Executive Director, Smart Cities LabMark was responsible for creating and executing the groundbreaking US Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge that fundamentally changed the…
Vi Le Standards Australia Smart Cities 2019

Vi Le

Stakeholder Engagement Manager - Standards AustraliaVi has over 20 years’ experience in the Information Communications and Technology (ICT) sector, starting with one of Australia’s major…
Lucinda Hartley Smart Cities

Lucinda Hartley

Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, NeighbourlyticsLucinda is an urban designer, social entrepreneur and co-founder of Neighbourlytics, a social analytics platform for neighbourhoods, pioneering the use…
Craig Lawton Smart Cities conference 2019

Craig Lawton

IoT & Smart Cities Specialist, A/NZ Public Sector, Amazon Web ServicesAs a Solutions Architect specializing in public-sector IoT and Smart Cities initiatives across Australia and New Zealand, Craig Lawton is…

Returning for 2020 – the Smart City Awards


As part of Smart Cities 2020, we will be holding a cocktail party and awards evening where we will present the Smart Cities Awards for 2020. Awards will be handed out in a range of categories – click here to be notified when submissions for awards are opened.


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