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Peterborough is being catapulted to new heights of international acclaim as its smart and sustainable credentials are exhibited at the Smart City World Expo in Barcelona this week (15 – 17 November).
After winning the title of “World Smart City 2015”, Peterborough was invited to showcase its citizen-centred approach towards creating a smart city to an international audience of more than 400 city leaders, influencers, businesses and smart technology innovators.
Delivered by economic development company, Opportunity Peterborough, and Peterborough City Council, the Peterborough DNA project was formed four years ago after the city was awarded £3 million by the Technology Strategy Board, (now Innovate UK) to test, develop and implement new and smarter ways of connecting people, places and services.
Now, as Peterborough prepares to hand over its title of World Smart City, Steve Bowyer, Chief Executive of Opportunity Peterborough has been invited to speak at the World Expo in Barcelona to share the Peterborough success story with delegates from around the globe.
Steve said: “We’re really excited to be sharing our work with an international audience that holds the same ambition as Peterborough – to create smart, sustainable cities. Peterborough has a fantastic story to tell and events like this provide the perfect opportunity for us to showcase our city to prospective investors, businesses and other city leaders.”
The Smart City Expo takes place from 15 – 17 November in Barcelona. Opportunity Peterborough and Peterborough City Council will be joined by a number of partners and sponsors at the exhibition, including: Arcus Global, British Standards Institute, Honeywell, Blue Sky, Pinsent Masons, MyCognition and Folklabs. The vibrant stand for the event was created in partnership with Peterborough based, XL Displays, who specialise in high quality and cost-effective exhibition stands and events equipment.
To find out more about the successes of Peterborough’s smart city programme, visit: www.futurepeterborough.com