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Smart Cities in China: the Transition from Quantity to Quality

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  • Date & Time (Beijing) :Feb 2, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, 2016
  • Date & Time (Brussels) :Jan 1, All day, 1970
After a period of breakneck economic growth where Chinese cities grew at astounding rates, China is now focussing much more on the quality of urban infrastructure and quality of life for citizens. 
Following the recent EU SME Sector Report on Smart Cities, this webinar will review current urbanisation trends in the country, focussing on opportunities for European SMEs in infrastructure, master planning, technologies and Internet of Things applications that drive urban management.
After attending the webinar you will learn the current trends including:
  • A closer look at ‘Sponge Cities’ that aim to conserve water resource;
  • New opportunities for technology SMEs.
About the Speakers 
Kirk Wilson is Executive Director for the China region at the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), jointly leading an experienced team of industry experts, consultants, project managers and economists across 13 cities. 
Kirk is also Sector Lead for ICT in China with recent focus on IoT, Integrated circuit design, eCommerce, and Cybersecurity. Kirk has spent around 16 years in various consultancy and leadership roles within the IT Services industry including as an Account Director with EDS, and most recently as a Consultant with the United Nations in Beijing, working closely with regional Governments in China to develop business with global IT services companies. 
Patrik Li is the China Business Advisor for Energy, Environment and Infrastructure at CBBC. He has more than ten years of experience in providing market advice to European companies looking for opportunities in China.

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