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2018 Key Figures

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Relive the 2nd Edition of Smart Island World Congress



95 international experts from all across the globe discussed practices, solutions and the present and future of island management.

2018 Tracks


Islands leading the tourism industry

Technology & Tourism - Smart & Sustainable Tourism - Population change - Youth - Quality of Life - Health and Social Welfare - Education - Cultural Diversity -Contemporary Arts & Culture - Cultural Heritage - Mainland-Island relation - Iconic Architecture - Seasonality -Sustainable & Quality Tourism - Ecodiversity - Public Service Infrastructure - Flagship Projects.


Islands for the future: Talent & Economic Growth, Connectivity & Infrastructures

Startups - Industry of Knowledge - Brain Drain Prevention - New Business Models - Incubators - Accelerators - Living Labs - Innovation Hubs - Enterpreneurship - Industrial Diversification - Mobile Connectivity - Smart Management - Smart Island Strategies.


Making the best of our own resources

Resiliency - Environmental Sustainability - Water - Desalination - Local Specificity - Architecture - Environment - Climate Change - Clean & Renewable Energies - Responsible Consumption - Energy Storage - Self-Sufficiency - Airports - Ports - Smart Grids - Waterfronts - Sustainable Spatial Planning - Social Innovation - Civic Engagement - Migrations - Civic Engagement - Competences and Devolution.

Speakers 2018

Doug Lasnky

Doug Lansky
Tourism Consultant & Travel Journalist

Author of 10 books including 2 for Lonely Planet and 3 for Rough Guides, and lecturer at the National Geographic Headquarters, the United Nations World's Tourism Organization and nearly 100 universities.

Mónica Araya

Mónica Araya
Founder & Director of Costa Rica Limpia

Monica Araya has worked on sustainability issues for over 20 years with a focus on Latin America. She is the founder of Costa Rica Limpia, the country's first citizen observatory devoted to clean energy, transportation and quality of life issues.

Kate Brown

Kate Brown
Executive Director for the Global Island Partnership

Focused to raise attention of island issues globally, facilitate the sharing of experiences between island countries and countries with islands, to support island leadership and commitment by facilitating both technical and financial resources to help islands meet their goals and to enable islands work together to advance island conservation and sustainable livelihoods.

Lauri-Ann Ainsworth

Lauri-Ann Ainsworth
Director of Development and Communications for the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship Caribbean

The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship is an incubator for the Caribbean entrepreneurs that aims to scale impactful, globally competitive, sustainable businesses that lead to social, environmental and economic change in order to create dynamic Caribbean economies.

Besides de EXHIBITION & NETWORKING AREA, the 2018 edition held different workshops to promote business relations among attendants, as well as a ceremony to award the best ideas and practices aimed at improving life on islands.

Smart Island World Congress

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  • Workshops

    Learn about the meetings, seminars and visits that went on during SIWC'18.

    Discover all the workshops

  • Island2Island Matchmaking Event

    Find out about the successful networking tool and meeting space of SIWC'18.

    Find out more

  • Smart Island World Congress Awards 2018

    Learn about SIWC'18 candidates and winners.

    More information

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