Event Highlights

  • 100+ Sponsors & Exhibitors
  • Over 1000+ Attendees
  • 14 Knowledge Based Case Study Presentations
  • Buyer and Seller Meet
  • Highly Interactive Panel Discussions
  • Educative Workshops
  • Panel Discussions
  • Networking Sessions
  • Business Meetings

Here’s a look at some of Saudi Arabia’s most ambitious projects:


Saudi Arabia has announced a ground-breaking new initiative to establish a new urban ecosystem along the North West Red Sea coast of the Kingdom. The new project, entitled ‘NEOM’, will seek to maximize the natural advantages the area has for wind and solar energy. NEOM will be a ‘beautiful and natural place’ for the best and the brightest to make their mark for generations to come. This $500 billion “Smart City” project to be located a few kilometers from Eilat, establishing a joint economic zone with Jordan and Egypt, omitting one country wedged in between.

The Red Sea

The kingdom last week announced plans to turn 50 islands and 34,000 square kilometres (13,127 squaremiles) - an area bigger than Belgium - along its Red Sea coastline into a global tourism destination. Located between the cities of Umluj and Al Wahj, the project aims to attract luxury travellers from around the world and will be developed by the Public Investment Fund,the country’s sovereign wealth fund. Construction is expected to start in 2019 and the first phase completed by 2022.

Al Faisaliyah

The kingdom announced detailed plans for the Al Faisaliyah project last month. Located to the west of Mecca, the city will have residential units, entertainment facilities, an airport and seaport. The project will cover 2,450 square kilometres, almost the size of Moscow and is expected to be completed by 2050. The Makkah Region Development Authority is supervising the project and the PIF is also involved. An investment figure hasn’t been given.

Entertainment City

Saudi Arabia in April announced plans to develop the kingdom’s largest cultural, sports and entertainment city in Al Qidiya, southwest of Riyadh. The project will be developed on 334 square kilometres and will include a safari area and a Six Flags Entertainment Corp theme park. The country’s sovereign fund is the main investor, along with local and international investors. Construction is due to start next year and the first phase should be completed by 2022.An investment figure was not given.
KAEC, named after the former head of state, is the kingdom’s first freehold city and is being developed by Emaar Economic City, a company controlled by the Saudi government and Dubai’s biggest property developer Emaar Properties PJSC. Covering about the same area as Brussels, the project has attracted $7.9 billion of investment and secured enough cash and credit to fund its planned spending for the next decade, according to KAEC. The project includes a deep-sea port, a 55 square-kilometre logistics hub, sports and recreation centre and more than 6,500 residential properties.

King Abdullah Financial District

KAFD, as it’s known, was envisaged as Saudi Arabia’s answer to the Dubai International Financial Centre, bringing banks, financial-services firms, auditors and lawyers, as well as the kingdom’s stock exchange and capital-market authority into one area. The project, north of Riyadh, has been slowed by construction delays since work began in 2006 and is more than 70 percent complete. As of last April, not a single financial institution had agreed to take space in the 73 buildings the state is constructing.

Knowledge Economic City

Saudi Arabia’s first so-called smart city development, the city in Medina will focus on intellectual property, knowledge-based industries, medical, hospitality, tourism and multimedia. It will also have serviced apartments, a hotel and conference facilities, according to the Economic Cities Authority website. Residents of the city, which will cover 4.8 square kilometres, will have access to Mecca and Jeddah via the Haramain High Speed Railway.

Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Mousaed Economic City

This is a mixed-use development located on 156 square kilometres of land in Hail in the north of the kingdom. As well as a residential area, the city will also have an international airport, hotels, shopping centres and entertainment venues.

Vendor Catageories

Vendors Profile

  • Smart Mobility Solutions

  • Smart Water Solutions

  • Smart Energy Solutions

  • Smart Cybersecurity and Privacy Solutions

  • Smart Parking Solutions

  • IoT Solution for Smart Cities

  • Smart Data Solutions

  • Smart Education Solutions

  • Smart Healthcare Solutions

  • Cloud Computing Solutions

  • Smart Safety & Surveillance Solutions

  • Smart ICT Solutions for Smart Cities

  • E-Governance

  • Smart Sanitation & Solid Waste Management Solutions

  • Smart Lighting Solutions

  • Artificial Intelligences

Vendor Benefits

Showcase your expertise and align your business with organisations wishing to develop their presence in Saudi Arabia’s Smart City space.Be a part of Saudi Arabia’s only business event focusing on the digital society and connected living.

Targeting the major industries and verticals disrupting connected living by the IoT including, Smart Home, Smart Cities, Insurance, Retail,Utilities, Telecoms and Connectivity.

Take to the stage and educate your audience on how your companies’ technology can drive the development of Smart Cities. Be seen alongside and network with some of the leading names in the IoT.

Up to 15 qualified introductions from your dedicated account manager and pre-scheduled business meetings with project stake holders and investors selected by you.

Media coverage and brand exposure with industry leading publications and news sources in attendance. Stand out from the crowd and connect with the right partners and investors.

Take part in more engaging and extensive networking sessions across the show including meetups, luncheons, panel discussions, round tables, workshops and much more.

Delegate Catageories

Delegate Profile

  • Ministers

  • Deputy Ministers

  • Mayors

  • Deputy Mayors

  • Council Members

  • Regulators

  • Investors

  • Heads of Smart City Projects

  • Sustainability Officers

  • Pollution Control Officers

  • Chief Executive Officers

  • Chairmen

  • Presidents

  • Chief Information Officers

  • Environmental Engineers

  • Chief Technology Officers

  • IT Architects

  • Contractors

  • Developers

  • Water and Energy Managers

  • Power Generators

  • Power Distributors

  • Waste Managers

  • Utility Operators

  • Urban Planners

  • Emergency Response Official

  • Disaster Management Officials

  • Police Forces

  • Transportation Managers

  • Public Works Managers

  • Architects

  • IT Manager

  • Network Administrators

  • System Integrators

Delegate Benefits

Meet and interact with the "Who's Who" of Smart City Projects in Saudi Arabia.

Learn about latest developments, insights, challenges and opportunities impacting the development of Smart Cities.

Share your knowledge and expertise on Smart City Projects with industry peers.

Discover how new Smart City Solutions can drive the development of Smart Cities.

Hear from leading innovators and industry experts on the latest in Smart City Trends.

Play an active role in the various Smart City dialogues.

Delegate Breakdown by Industires

Confirmed Speakers

Luke Loveridge

Co-Founder & CEO at YoUrban

University of Warwick - Warwick Business School Bristol, United Kingdom

Fawaz Alharbi

Head of Master Planning | Jeddah Economic Company | Jeddah Tower & Jeddah Economic City

University of Cincinnati
Saudi Arabia

Professor Lyndsay Neilson

Managing Director Neilson Associates Pty Limited Senior Advise for MoMRA

University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

Abdulrhman Alsheikh

Okaz City Initive Project Manager

Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) College of Architecture and Planning -Department of Urban Planning
Saudi Arabia

Anas Tariq Najmi

Head Of Business Development & Strategic Initiatives at Emaar

The Economic City Emaar, The Economic City Georgetown University Saudi Arabia

Sohail Munir

Emerging Technologies, Smart Cities Innovation and Digital Government Transformation - Intrapreneur and Program Director

Smart Dubai Government,The Ohio State University United Arab Emirates

Náder Alyani

Director, Bloomsbert

Kreisfreie Stadt Aachen Area, Germany

Clinton O' Leary

Strategic Board Advisor | Digital Transformation Specialist | Business Development Executive Stealth Mode company

University of Pretoria/Universiteit van Pretoria United Arab Emirates

Husam AlWaer

Urban Design Recognized Practitioner (UDRP), SuBETool Founder, Place Making Promotor

The University of Dundee University of Liverpool Dundee, United Kingdom

Paul Copping

Chief Innovation Officer at Digital Greenwich and DG Cities Ltd City Protocol Society

The City University Business School, London
London, United Kingdom

Ronald J. Zimmer

President & CEO

Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)

University and CAE Ottawa, Canada Area

Charbel Aoun


Digital transformation - Startup - Smart Cities - Iot - IIoT Stride Global LTD

University of Phoenix London, United Kingdom

Vladimir Bataev

Senior Consultant

Smart Cities | Urban Tech | Disruptive Innovation | Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Zaz Ventures
Milano, Lombardy, Italy

Marcelo Garcia

Founder of BroadLights.org and CryptoExplorers.org; UN Smart Cities Expert; Blockchain and TMT Consultant; TEDx and UN Speaker

Crypto Explorers Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Geneva Area, Switzerland

Johan Høgåsen-Hallesby

CTO & Product at Urban Infrastructure Partner / Oslo City Bikes

Urban Infrastructure Partner AS (UIP)

The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)
Oslo Area, Norway

Jarmo Eskelinen

CITO at Future Cities Catapult | Smart London Board Member | Vice Chair of OASC network | Keynote speaker & Moderator

Future Cities Catapult Aalto University Executive Education
London, United Kingdom

Marcelo Tabak

Former Senior Advisor - Strategic Project Management - Public and Private Partnerships ( PPP´s )

Rio de Janeiro City Hall
Windermere, Florida

Carina Aschan

Project Manager RUGGEDISED, Umeå Smart City

Umeå University
Umea, Sweden

Mika Rantakokko

EU Urban agenda, Digital transition partnership

6Aika, Open Innovation Platforms University of Strathclyde Oulu Area,

Dr. Oualid Ali

Founder and President at FutureCitiesCouncil.org

FutureCitiesCouncil.org Smart, sustainable and Innovative Cities

Dr Seppe Verheyen, Ph.D.

Research Fellow - 21st Century Diplomacy at Emirates Diplomatic Academy Emirates Diplomatic Academy

Trinity College, Dublin
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Hafiz Yasar Lateef

Smart City & IoT Expert | Urban Planner | Keynote Speaker | Futurist | Research Scientist | Lecturer |Entrepreneur

Bundaberg Regional Council University of Leeds Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Jorge Saraiva

Digital Town - Smart Cities Framework

EIP-Smart Cities & Communities Market Place Universidade do Minho Braga Area, Portugal

Eirik Skjærseth


Bolder AS

Martin Pečar

Manager and Founder at OmniOpti d.o.o.

OmniOpti d.o.o. Univerza v Ljubljani Slovenia



Keynotes & Best Practices

Keynote Presentations by our high-level speakers, visionaries and renowned global experts who look to revolutionize the future of payments.

Workshop Session

Workshop Sessions are one of the most potential opportunities to listen to World Class trainers and understand the latest trends and developments in the industry.

World Cafe Session

Be a part of several thematic conversation rounds with changing topics and team based discussions revolving around the future of money.

Panel Discussion

A moderated conversation where industry expert leaders would discuss the current and future issues from different perspectives.

Lunch Session

The lunch session will include a small keynote presentation and would also include networking opportunities with the attendees and participants of the conference before we break out for lunch.

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