CONGRESS


More than 95 speakers brought together to face
worldwide insularity challenges

CONGRESS OVERVIEW

Islands face many challenges in areas such as efficiency, urban planning, and economic and social development.
By bringing together experts from all around the world, Smart Island World Congress aims to exploit
the opportunities which arise from these challenges.

 
20

CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

 
90

SPEAKERS
& MODERATORS

 
3

KEYNOTE
SPEAKERS

 
10

PARALLEL
SESSIONS


3

PLENARY SESSIONS

 
1

DIALOGUE

Main speakers

The most influential leaders and innovators in the sector.

  • Signature Theme
    José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero
    President of Spain government 2004-2011

    Member of the Club de Madrid, the International Commission against Death Penalty and a Patron of the World Sustainable Development Forum. In Spain he is President of the Foro de Contratación Socialmente Responsable and patron of CERMI Mujeres.

  • Signature Theme
    Parag Khanna
    Global Strategist and Best-selling Author

    He is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is also the Managing Partner of Hybrid Reality, a boutique geostrategic advisory firm, and Co-Founder & CEO of Factotum, a leading content branding agency.

  • Signature Theme
    Anote Tong
    Former president of Kiribati

    He is a global advocate on climate change and environmental protection, mainly rising sea levels and environmental refugees. Tong directed Kiribati's purchase of approximately 20 square kilometres of land in Fiji in 2014 as a contingency refuge for his people.

4 main tracks

At the heart of intelligent island design challenges.

New Connectivities

Connectivity · Big Data · New Technologies · Airports · Ports · Infrastructure · Physical & Virtual Archipelago · Smart Grid

Talent & Economic Growth

Startups · Industry of Knowledge · BrainDrain Prevention · New Business Models · Incubators · Accelerators · Fab Labs · Living Labs · Innovation Hubs · Entrepreneurship · Economic Empowerment

Urban & Social Development

Sustainable Urban Planning · Ageing population · Youth · Smart Mobility · Quality of Life · Health and Social Welfare · Education · Social Innovation · Civic Engagement · Smart Management & Solutions

Island of the Future

Resiliency · Seasonality · Sustainable & Quality Tourism · Environmental Sustainability · Cultural Heritage · Local Specificity · Architecture · Contemporary Art & Culture · Environment · Climate Change · Clean & Renewable Energies · Responsible Consumption · Energy Storage

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