Bright Cities attends Smart City Expo Latam 2023, driving a sustainable urban future

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The event brought together leaders and experts from across the Latin American continent to discuss innovative and sustainable solutions for urban planning.

The mayor of Pelotas Paula Schild Mascarenhas and Paulo Oliveira, from the FNP.

The month of May was marked by our participation in major national and even international events. One of them was the Smart City Expo Latam Congress 2023, which took place from May 23rd to 25th in the Mexican city of Mérida, in the state of Yucatán. Mayors and representatives from Brazil embarked on this initiative led by the National Front of Mayors (FNP), with the support of Bright Cities. Renie Honda, our Commercial Director, was one of the guests. The movement and participation aim to seek inspiration and drive the sustainable development of Latin American cities.

The agenda began in Mérida with technical visits and the presentation of the city’s innovative services and projects. There, the mayors were welcomed by the local mayor, Renán Barrera Concha. In the following days, the program focused on the Smart City Expo Latam Congress, addressing key topics such as digital transformation, connected society, climate change, sustainable urban mobility, caring cities, and intelligent tourism destinations.

The event is recognized as a crucial gathering for identifying common challenges and presenting solutions geared towards more efficient and sustainable urban planning. In 2023, Latin America faces the urgency of developing technological actions, innovative projects, and leadership capable of making sustainable decisions for the planet. Speakers and experts shared knowledge and debated topics that encompass programs and solutions aimed at the current and future needs of Latin American cities.

After the conclusion of the congress, the FNP delegation headed to the technical visits in the municipality of Benito Juárez, in Cancun, where they were received by Mayor Ana Patrícia Peralta de la Peña. There, the mayors had the opportunity to participate in a technical discussion with other mayors from the Quintana Roo region on urban planning and management of tourist areas. Bright Cities’ participation in the Smart City Expo Latam Congress reinforces the organization’s commitment to driving the future of sustainable cities. Through strategic partnerships, technological innovation, and intelligent solutions, we aim to transform the urban landscape, prioritizing people’s quality of life and respect for the environment.

#SCELC23 was a milestone for Bright Cities and all involved, as it reaffirmed the collective commitment to building a more prosperous, equitable, and environmentally conscious urban future. The event further strengthened the bonds between participating cities, encouraging collaboration and the exchange of innovative ideas that will shape the tomorrow of our communities. We are already looking forward to the next one!

Delegation in front of the City Hall of Cancun, Mexico.
Meeting Room – City Hall of Cancun.
Latam Smart City Awards Winners.
Renie Honra and Antonio Carvalho e Silva Neto, Municipal Secretary of Disruptive Strategies, Science, Technology and Innovation of the Municipality of Maceió and President of the Inova Cidades Forum.
Dionê Marinho (left) from Niterói presenting the sustainability project that won the Latam Smart City Awards.
Paulo Oliveira (left) FNP mediating and Mayor Paula Mascarenhas of Pelotas.

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