CEN-CENELEC-ETSI conference: 'Cities set standards to be smarter and more sustainable'

How to replicate smart city solutions? Are standards the right tools for cities? Can the European Standardization Organizations be part of the cities' journey towards a smart and sustainable future? On 19 October 2017, the CEN-CENELEC-ETSI Sector Forum on 'Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities' will organise in Brussels a one-day event with keynotes, case-studies and panel discussions to identify needs and priorities for cities.




9 October 2017 (08:30 – 16:00 CET)
Albert Borschette Congress Centre
Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels


Cities are not always fully aware of what standards can offer, as they may not be familiar with the value voluntary standards bring and how to get involved in the standardization system. Hosted by the European Commission’s DG GROW, this conference will bring cities and standardizers together to debate on priorities and needs for cities in their journey to become smarter and more sustainable.

The results of the debates will feed into the CEN-CENELEC-ETSI Sector Forum on ‘Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities’ acting as advisory and coordinating body for European standardization activities in this field.

Registration is free of charge but please confirm your participation by registering online before 16 October 2017. The conference venue is the European Commission Congress Centre Albert Borschette (Brussels). To gain access you will be requested during the registration process to provide details such as date of birth, Nationality, Identity card or passport number, ID valid date…

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To learn more on how standards can help cities, visit the websites of CEN, CENELEC and ETSI.

For any further information, please contact Christine Van Vlierden.