Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, the Smart Cities Council (SCC) is officially canceling Smart Cities Week: San Diego. The event was slated to take place on April 20-22, 2020, at Paradise Point Resort & Spa.
“Our first priority is the health and safety of our city partners globally, as well as the communities in which we all live,” said Adam Beck, Global Chairman of Smart Cities Week.
“We made this difficult decision based on a careful evaluation of the continually evolving circumstances and in close coordination with our regional partners in San Diego,” stated Tim House, Executive Vice President of SCC’s event partner, the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA). “Given the escalation in scope and scale of the COVID-19 outbreak and the health, economic, and travel implications for communities around the world, we feel this is the most responsible course of action.”
Innovative Collaboration Key to Cities Helping Cities
Philip Bane, Managing Director at the Smart Cities Council added, “Smart Cities Week is a small part of our overall engagement with cities. SCC has produced over eighty (80) workshops in the past four (4) years, along with four (4) continent-wide challenges and nine (9) Smart Cities Week Conferences globally. Smart Cities Activator, with its hundreds of city projects, still serves as the primary platform for cities helping cities globally.”
For those who are engaged with SCC in its ‘cities helping cities’ Readiness Program, the Readiness Challenge is proceeding as planned with revised dates. SCC is also producing collaborative planning Roadmaps for COVID 19 Mitigation and City Device & Asset Management. SCC still plans to host Smart Cities Week: DC on September 29-October 2.
Smart Cities Week Participants
Smart Cities Week exhibitors and registered attendees will be contacted directly with further information regarding their sponsorships and registrations. Please contact Heather Martin with any urgent concerns regarding your participation.