Roundtable: Enabling New Business in Europe's Smart Cities

Learn how Swiss companies can generate export business for Smart Cities. Join this essential discussion on the challenges and entry points to markets in Southern Europe with experience sharing of all actors, both in the private and public sector.

Roundtable: Enabling New Business in Europe's Smart Cities

This roundtable offers practical recommendations for Swiss companies to enter the Smart Cities market with a focus on Italy, Spain and France. Smart Cities are a growing playground for innovators and entrepreneurs. Urbanization is putting an unprecedented strain on services and resources, and digital solutions are desperately needed to meet these increasing demands. Hear from our panel of experts, including a Swiss Smart City supplier, a chief digital officer of a Southern European city and our local Swiss Business Hubs, on how Swiss companies can position themselves in this dynamic market.

Find out the best practice for Swiss exporters to get suppliers for European Smart Cities and what support is available. Learn how the ecosystems work in cities such as Paris, Rome and Madrid. Understand the benefits and challenges of searching for a local partner or participating in a tender. Discover the limitations of open source in a Smart City context.


  • Welcome & Introduction by Beat Kuster, Senior Consultant Southern Europe and Benelux at Switzerland Global Enterprise
  • Best Practise of a smart city supplier, presented by Moritz Meenen, CEO Electric Feel AG - a shared micromobility solution
  • Definition of Smart City frame conditions from a city perspective - Michael Serafín Donaldson Carbón, Commissioner for Digital Innovation, Electronic Administration and Good Governance, City of Barcelona
  • Open discussion and Q&A: Get connected with the local Eco-System
    with Guillem Vals, Swiss Business Hub Spain | Patrice Jacquier, Swiss Business Hub France | Stefan Zwicky, Swiss Business Hub Italy

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