PwC at Smart City Expo World Congress 2023

About Smart City Expo World Congress

Smart City Expo World Congress is the world’s biggest and most influential event for cities and urban innovation. Taking place from 7th to 9th November 2023 in Barcelona, Spain, leaders from innovative companies, governments and organisations gather to move cities towards a better future. The aim of the Expo is to collectivise urban innovation across the globe and empower cities to face the critical challenges the world faces today. With a mission to accelerate a brighter urban paradigm towards green, efficient and thriving cities that leave no one behind.

How are we participating

We are delighted to be at the Smart City Expo World Congress this year in Barcelona. Working together with key stakeholders, we are reimagining the future of our urban spaces to enable tomorrow’s cities.

We provide our clients with rich insights on the dramatic shifts underway in how we move, build, power, make things; and feed ourselves. It is a broad, bold, strategic perspective that empowers cities of the future to promote prosperity and sustainability. As businesses around the world respond to new realities, they are overhauling traditional views of value, which are being created, destroyed, and preserved in new ways—and they are forming new ecosystems.

A city is a complex “ecosystem of systems” where citizens, visitors and businesses interact together across multiple domains. A smart city ecosystem is one where technology enables value creation to all stakeholders that interact with the city. Our extensive experience with smart city projects worldwide, both public and private, helps us deliver the best technology enabled outcomes for cities.

Meet our experts at the Smart City Expo 2023 to learn how we are partnering with city leaders, planners, solution providers, funding institutions and other stakeholders to create cities of the future.

Congress sessions

7 November

  • 10.30h - 11:15h: Data Insights Inspiring Urban Innovation
    : Kaveh Vessali, Digital, Data & AI Leader, PwC Middle East
    Location: Hall 1 - Innovation Plaza

8 November

  • 13:00h -13:30h: Powering the electric mobility transition
    Heiko Seitz, Global eMobility Leader, PwC Middle East
    Location: Hall 2 - Tomorrow.Mobility Room
  • 16:30h - 17:15h: From Climate to Goals to Action: Cities Taking Charge
    : Hazem Galal, Global Cities and Local Government Leader and Global Smart Mobility Co-Leader, PwC Middle East
    Location: Hall 1 - Auditorium

Theatre programme

Don't miss our engaging live sessions at our booth featuring experts and industry leaders.

Tuesday 7 November

10:00 - 10:30 Value in Motion - reconfiguring city ecosystems Hazem Galal, PwC Middle East
11:30 - 12:00 How cities can transform from smart to cognitive: case studies from brownfield and greenfield cities Varun Paul, PwC Middle East
12:00 - 12.30 Cognitive cities and the city operating systems Rajat Chowdhary, PwC Middle East Mansoor Hanif, NEOM

13:30 - 14:00

Leveraging AI for the cities of the future

Greg Wilson, Microsoft

14:30 - 15:00

Smart consumers in cities of the future

Megan Higgins, PwC UK

15:30 - 16:00

Developing EV charging ecosystems - sustainably and profitably

Heiko Seitz, PwC Middle East

As of 25 October 2023. Subject to change. 

Wednesday 8 November

11:00 - 11:30

Data space opportunities for cities and OEMs

Jonas Seyfferth, Strategy& Germany

12:00 - 12.30 Commuter centric mobility for cities Nirav Shah, PwC India
13:30 - 14.00 Madinah's Human-centric Smart City Strategy Mr. Abdulrahman Ibrahim, Al Madinah Region Development Authority

14:30 - 15:00

Unlocking the full potential of cities with satellite data and AI

Adam Knaze,  PwC Slovak Republic 

15:30 - 16:00

How to gain insights from data with the PwC smart city platform

Louisa Uhlemann, PwC Germany, Sophia Hiermaier, PwC Germany

As of 25 October 2023. Subject to change. 

Thursday 9 November

10:30 - 11:00

Electric mobility as an enabler of intermodality

Paolo Guglielminetti, PwC Italy

11:00 - 11:30 How AI and digital twins make cities smarter Kaveh Vessali, PwC Middle East

11:30 - 12:00

Urban air mobility: contemporary initiatives and future enablers Paolo Guglielminetti, PwC Italy

12:00 - 12.30

City revenue and financing

Hazem Galal, PwC Middle East

As of 25 October 2023. Subject to change. 

Where to find us:

Booth location: D196

Gran Via, Hall 2, Level 0, Street D, Stand 196


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Hazem Galal

Hazem Galal

Partner, Global Cities and Local Government Leader, and Global Smart Mobility Co-Leader, PwC Middle East

Tel: +971 4 3043393

Harald  Wimmer

Harald Wimmer

Partner, Global Automotive Leader, and Smart Mobility Co-Leader, PwC Germany

Tel: +49 221 2084-240