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This May, leaders from Australia and around the world in the field of smart cities and communities will gather in Melbourne for Smart Cities 2020, a two-day conference and exhibition designed to connect, inform and educate our city and place makers about the communities of the future.

Infrastructure publisher Monkey Media, along with the Australian Smart Communities Association (ASCA), will host the event, which is taking place at the Pullman Albert Park from 28–29 May.

The 2020 event will build on the success of Smart Cities 2019, the inaugural smart cities event hosted by Infrastructure and Monkey Media by combining forces with ASCA, Australia’s leading organisation empowering liveable, sustainable and workable smart communities.

Combining local and international keynotes, panel sessions, presenters looking at both the big picture and practical implementation, the popular speed networking, an expo showcase, and a gala dinner and awards night, there is no better place to bring yourself up to date with the latest thinking and technology from this rapidly evolving industry.

Highlights for Smart Cities 2020

At Smart Cities 2020, we’ll have a number of key focus areas, which include:

  • Smart sustainability and the circular economy
  • City data and infrastructure
  • Smart cities for all
  • Future mobility
  • Smart communities in 2025

Highlights for the event will include:

  • Industry panels and extensive council case studies
  • Dedicated topic streams
  • Multiple speed networking sessions
  • An exhibition showcase
  • And, returning in 2020, the Smart Cities Gala Awards and Dinner

Smart Cities Pre-sale 728 x 90 Regular Leaderboard_3Why should I attend?

Right now, we stand at a critical juncture when it comes to the development of our future cities, communities and places. We have access to incredible technologies, which can give us the kind of insights and interconnection in cities we’ve never seen before.

But with great technological power comes great responsibility. In the smart cities space, we need to review and understand the technologies available to us; and we need to consider them through the lens of how they will actually improve the lives of the people who call our cities home.

At Smart Cities 2020, we’ll help you approach the smart city in a conscious way, and give you the tools to develop cities and places that are efficient, highly-functioning, healthy and happy places to be.

The event will bring together the pillars of our cities – representatives from federal, state and local government, as well as the buildings, urban design, utilities and critical infrastructure industries – to educate you on the latest developments that are improving the ways our cities, towns and suburbs operate.

Monkey Media and ASCA both have a proven track record in delivering smart cities events. Monkey Media’s 2019 Smart Cities event attracted more than 100 professionals involved in planning, creating and delivering the cities of the future.

More than 75 per cent of delegates said they were likely to return for future Smart Cities events.

ASCA has delivered national conferences that have attracted more than 300 members and delegates to learn about the latest thinking, technology and products when it comes to delivering the smart cities and communities of the future.

Where can I learn more?

To learn more about the event, and to book your tickets, head to

We’ll be announcing more details very soon, including our local and international speakers, as well as our full lineup of session presenters for the event.

And to stay up to date with all of the latest smart cities news from Australia and around the world, head to our smart cities news site,, and join our e-newsletter mailing list.

Interested in being a sponsor?

We have created a range of opportunities that give forward-looking companies the chance to really stand out from the crowd at Smart Cities 2020, including:

  • Sponsored speaking opportunities
  • Session stream sponsors and chairing opportunities
  • Round Tables
  • The Leader’s Lunch
  • Opportunities to connect with delegates before and after the event
  • Custom options taking advantage of our comprehensive digital networks through Smart Cities News
  • The ever-popular coffee, satchel and other collateral options
  • Exhibition booths

Options are starting to sell fast, so if you are looking to position your company as a leading supplier in the digital space, download the prospectus on the website or contact to reserve your options.

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