The European Committee of the Regions and the European Commission will jointly host a high-level seminar on 7 February in Brussels entitled Investing in Europe: building a coalition of smart cities & regions towards a Third Industrial Revolution . The seminar will be co-hosted by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President of the European Commission and Markku Markkula, President of the European Committee of the Regions CoR. They will be joined by Jeremy Rifkin, President of the Foundation on Economic Trends.
With this in mind, we have invited Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of the Economy for Luxembourg;Xavier Bertrand, President of Hauts-de-France; and Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam, to share their experiences in mobilizing the public sector, business community, civil society and academia towards transforming their jurisdictions into a smart economy and society. Whatever your involvement in smart cities and regions – as an EU investment pioneer, as a climate change ambassador or through other associations such as Open and Agile Smart Cities ( whose 2017 conference took place at the CoR last week ) – we look forward to seeing you on 7 February.
Please click here to register . The seminar takes place at the CoR, JDE Building - rue Belliard 99-101, 1040 Brussels, 10.00 - 16.00, including a networking lunch.