Top Smart Cities & E-Governance Events of 2021

A list of the top smart city, e-governance, future city, urbanism and built environment events of 2021.
July 18, 2021
August 4, 2021

African Smart Cities Summit

August 23 – 25, 2021

Johannesburg, South Africa

Hosted by the City of Johannesburg, this fourth annual summit, which will take on a hybrid format, aims to tackle the African definition of smart cities, debate challenges and discuss opportunities, as well as investigate the successes and let-downs the continent has seen thus far.


Digital Government Society Conference for E-Democracy

September 7 – 9, 2021

Granada, Spain

The conference focuses on e-Government, Open Government, eParticipation and e-Democracy, but on several other related topics too, such as the role of social media, digital transformation in society, Artificial Intelligence, policy informatics, cybersecurity, legal informatics, smart governance and social innovation.


World Smart City Expo Asia

September 8 – 10, 2021

Kintex, South Korea  

World Smart City Expo is the largest business platform where smart city related technology, service companies, delegates and decision makers from more than 200 cities around the world gather and share ideas to build better and more sustainable cities for the future.

Proptech Next Summit

September 15 – 16, 2021

Sydney, Australia

Proptech NEXT is the most important regional event dedicated to building world innovation, technology, funding and matchmaking. It’s where hundreds of senior real estate leaders, VCs, Investors and technology companies from Asia-Pacific and the world will come together to connect, learn, identify opportunities and form partnerships.


6th International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities

September 15 – 17, 2021

Stuttgart, Germany 

The 6th International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities will present novel research concerning the use of information and communication technologies in Smart Cities, and will also provide a forum for senior researchers to establish collaborations on new research projects in this domain.


International Conference on Transport and Smart Cities

September 17 – 19, 2021

Frankfurt, Germany       

The International Conference on Transport and Smart Cities gathers researchers from around the world to share the latest advances in the field of Smart Cities, with a focus on Transportation.


Smart Cities Solutions       

September 21 – 23, 2021

Hannover, Germany   

Smart City Solutions will take place from September 21-23, 2021 under the INTERGEO 2021 Hybrid event (live from the Hanover Exhibition Center and digital platforms). The event will focus on the strategy and data topics of smart cities - urban development, IoT, sensor data and data management, resilience and security.



October 6 – 8, 2021

Athens, Greece     

ICEGOV, which stands for International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance, promotes the sharing of knowledge through the publication and presentation of academic papers, both from developing and developed countries. This is complemented with a rich programme of keynote lectures, plenary sessions, invited sessions, and networking sessions.


Smart City and Smart Region Conference

October 26 – 28, 2021

Berlin, Germany

The Smart Country Convention (SCCON) is Germany's largest congress fair for the digitization of the public sector. As a driving force for the future of digital administration and intelligent cities, the SCCON is a must for all players who are actively driving digital change.



October 27 – 28, 2021

Basel, Switzerland

SmartSuisse is a strategy congress with accompanying exhibition addressing the most high-potential smart city issues. The event offers a unique blend of strategy and concrete solutions, and a cross-industry approach aimed at strengthening networks between the public sector and business and science. SmartSuisse is aimed at all those wishing to shape the urban life of tomorrow in an active and sustainable approach.

Sustainable Intelligent Cities for Future Generations Conference

October 27 – 28, 2021

Cairo, Egypt

The region's leading smart and sustainable cities event to be held late October 2021 in Cairo, Egypt. The two-day exhibition and conference brings together over 4,000 senior level decision makers and over 6,000 participants to discuss and showcase the latest technologies, sustainable solutions and products as well as best practices on managing and building the cities of tomorrow.


Smart City Expo World Congress

November 16 – 18, 2021

Barcelona, Spain

The lessons learned from last year will contribute to creating an enhanced hybrid, cross-platform experience: a combined physical event of Smart City Expo World Congress and Smart Mobility Congress, with the digital platform of Smart City Live offering endless opportunities.


International Conference on Smart Cities and Smart Grid

November 19 – 21, 2021

Hangzhou, China

The 2021 International Conference on Smart Cities and Smart Grid (CSCSG 2021) will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, leading companies and delegates from across the globe to present the most forward-thinking innovations that are transforming the way we live. With the rollout of 5G, the Smart City of the future becomes a realistic vision.


International Conference on e-Governance, Smart Cities, and Digital Societies

November 29 – 30, 2021

Jerusalem, Israel

International Conference on e-Government, Smart Cities, and Digital Societies aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of e-Government, Smart Cities, and Digital Societies.