Program as part of the

The SCEWC will include a specific space for the “Inclusive and Sharing Cities”, both in the Congress and the Exhibition Areas. With an attendance of over 700 cities, it will be a unique opportunity to reach out to other cities, spread a common message, and share the tangible outcomes of the Summit.  Check out the full program bellow!


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We also invite you to visit our exhibition in Sharing Cities Stand and participate in the activities proposed in the Agora (all day).
PLENARY – Auditorium 9:30 – 10:15 SCEWC Opening speech by Gerardo Pisarello (Auditorium)

15:00 – 15:30 Inspirational Talk. Muhammad Yunus: “A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions”

16:00 – 17:00 Bringing Down Barriers: What Building an All-Inclusive Society Means

Interventions: Francesca Bria (Barcelona City Council)

17:15 – 17:45 Auditori inspirational talk: Yochai Benkler (Harvard Law School) – Democratic Accountability and Innovation: Open, Collaborative, and Social


11:45 – 12:15 Inspirational talk: Rufus Pollock


12:15 – 13:15 Accelerating Digital Transformation Leaving No One Behind

Intervention: Saskia Bruines (Vice Mayor The City of The Hague)


16:45 – 17:30 Closing Session by Barcelona City Council

THEMATIC PANEL – Inclusive & Sharing Cities 12:45 – 14:45 Sharing Cities. Actions and collaborations among cities to address platform economy challenges and opportunities

Interventions: Mayo Fuster Morell (Internet Interdisciplinary Institute ot the Open University of Catalonia), Juliet Schor (Boston College), Mark Graham (University of Oxford), Cristina Tajani (Milan Deputy Mayor), Udo Kock (Amsterdam Deputy Mayor), Tom Llewellyn (Shareable), Carlos Moreno (Paris City Council)

This session is documented collaboratively, please follow the link below You are welcome to contribute to collaborative live-writing.

17:15 – 19:15 Social Inclusion. Building Commons Cities for All.

11:45 – 13:45 Collaborative Policy. When Civic Participation Becomes Co-Creation

Intervention: Daniella Selloni, Matteo Lepore (City of Bologna)


15:15 – 17:10 Gentrification & Housing. Fighting Gentrification While Creating Vibrant Communities

Interventions: Tonet Font (Adviser of Social Innovation and responsible for the A-Atri program, Barcelona City Council) Murray Cox (Inside Airbnb)

9:30 – 11:30 Circular Economy. Accelerating the Shift Towards a Circular Economy

Intervention: Luís Gómez (Commissioner of Economic promotion, Enterprise and Innovation, City of Barcelona)



THEMATIC PANEL – Digital Transformation 17:15 – 19:15 Powering the IoT Revolution and Making Sense of Data

Interventions: Mara Balestrini (Ideas for Change) “Making Sense Toolkit: Empowering Communities to Tackle Urban Pollution with Open Source IoT and Data”

11:45 – 13:45 Making the Most of Data in a Multi-Cloud World

Intervention: Claus Habfast (Vice-Chair of the Metropolitan Council Grenoble)


15:15 – 17:15 Blockchain Transforming the Digital Economy
Intervention: Chen-Yu Lee (Taipei City Government), Lewis Freiberg (IOTA Foundation), Dardan Isufi (


THEMATIC PANEL – Urban environment 12:45 – 14:45 Meeting Energy Demands of Smart Cities

Interventions: Hidetoshi Terasaki (Kobe Vice Mayor) “Hydrogen Smart City Kobe Initiative”


  9:30 – 11:30 Data Revolutionizing the Way We Plan Our Cities

Intervention: Rufus Pollock (Open Knowledge)

15:00 – 17:00 Innovations for a Better Planet

Intervention: Lisa Enarsson (City of Stockholm)

THEMATIC PANEL – Governance & Finance  9:30 – 11:30 Principles and Strategies to Govern Data

Interventions: Susan Riley (Councillor, Chair of the Small Business, Retail and Hospitality portfolio, Deputy Chair Prosperous City, City of Melbourne)


11:45 – 13:45 Innovative Forms of Collaboration

Interventions: Wei-Bin Lee (Taipei City Government)


15:15 – 17:15 Government Transformation in the Digital Age

Interventions: Liora Shechter (CIO, Tel Aviv Yafo Municipality)

9:30 – 11:30 Principles and Strategies to Govern Data

Intervention: Susan Riley (City of Melbourne), Marianna Sampaio (Sao Paulo City Council)


THEMATIC PANEL – Mobility 9:30 – 11:30 Pedestrian-Friendly and Zero-Emission Cities

Intervention: Alvaro Nicolás (Barcelona City Council)

15:00 – 17:00 Disruptive BusinessModels to Solve Mobility Challenges. 

Others Welcome Dinner by Barcelona City Major

The Welcome VIP Dinner is an activity of Smart City Expo World Congress, where Barcelona City Council invites distinguished high-level government authorities from cities and countries, representatives of international institutions and other VIP guests. It is hosted by the Mayor of Barcelona.
Place, date and time: Palauet Albéniz | 13th November, 2018 | 20:00
Participants: Mayors and invited guests by Barcelona City Council

18:00-21:00h. Sharing Cities Summit Barcelona Tour (Optional) 

An evening of visits to meet Barcelona’s most exciting projects, organizations, and spaces (Can Batlló – La Bordeta, Coopolis, Fablab Bcn). Dinner at Leka, the first open source restaurant in the world. Carrer de Badajoz, 65, 08005 Barcelona.
More information about tour (Registration needed)