July is almost upon us and whist the south of the country shivers, Cairns in Far North Queensland will be basking not only in its usual stunning tropical winter, but the sheen of ideas, innovation and networking which will be the 2018 LGAQ Future Cities, Smart Communities Summit, to be held in that fair city between 11-13 July 2018.
The Summit will bring together international and government leaders with private sector champions of smart city solutions. The program is jam-packed over three days and explores what it means to be a smart city. It will look at how to plan for smart communities, how moving people and products around will be done differently, and how our citizens want to engage in an increasingly participative democracy.
We are pleased to announce the most recent addition to the stellar line-up is major Japanese real estate development company Mitsui Fudosan. Attendees will hear about their award-winning flagship project, ‘Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City’ and their recent announcement to invest $13B into overseas projects and the new technologies changing the form and function of infrastructure and services.
If that’s not enough, the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) will be there showcasing how your library is sowing the seeds of a Smart Community. The SLQ stand will be hosting an Augmented Reality map featuring augmented content supplied by libraries and IKC’s from one end of the state to the other. Summit delegates will be able see first-hand how libraries and IKC’s are exploring innovation whilst using a fun and innovative piece of technology.
For more on the program and registration –
And remember Cairns really is beautiful in July
Be great to see you there!