First Saudi Smart Cities Conference 2017

Editorial Team
Editorial Team
First Saudi Smart Cities Conference 2017

With the responsibility of developing urban infrastructure and creating citizen-centric cities, the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MOMRA), which is the governing body of all the municipalities across the Kingdom, is hosting the First Saudi Smart Cities 2017 conference from 16-18 May at the Intercontinental Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

With economic diversification plans in place, key government authorities across the Kingdom are emphasising the importance of providing the best quality of life for its citizens, including seamless transportation, state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, round-the-clock security, affordable housing and most importantly creating citizen-centric cities. Having realised that, the citizen-centric cities can only be created through better urban planning and connected infrastructures using a combination of friendly policies, state-of-the-art technologies and good governance.

Acting on the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, it will be investing more than US$ 500 billion into modernising its infrastructure across the 285 municipalities to provide the best quality of life for citizens; on par with global standards, and with the major contributor towards these milestones being Smart Technologies.

The Conference will be convened under the gracious patronage of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs. It is, with the accompanying Exhibition, the first of its kind in the Kingdom which will feature more than 1,000 attendees from across the Kingdom and abroad who are and will be involved in the Smart Cities project; while also featuring a presentation on best practices in Smart Cities from more than 20 countries.

Since technology is the major enabler for the success any smart city, leading solution providers – both local and international – will be showcasing their strengths and capabilities to help the Kingdom reach its ultimate goals.

The Conference is jointly organised by Dar Al Riyadh, a Company headquartered in Saudi Arabia with capabilities across Development of Smart Cities Profiles, Urban Planning, Infrastructure Design, GIS Services, Transportation Planning, Smart Applications, and Nispana Innovative Platforms. The Company is headquartered in India, with offices in Dubai and USA, and is a leading Business Intelligence firm hosting market-driven and educational conferences and trainings.

Prof. Abdullah Al Garni, General Manager, Dar Geomatics, Dar Al Riyadh said: “Our Company has been working over the past four decades on developing advanced technologies and smart applications for the benefit of national development; and given the privilege by the Ministry of Municipal & Rural Affairs to work on the Smart Cities initiative across the Kingdom, our Company will be supporting this Conference for fulfilling the expectations of policy makers in the Kingdom, and facilitating knowledge sharing and meetings among key stakeholders who are and will be involved in the upcoming Smart Cities projects.”

Mr. Narendra Kumar, Managing Director, Nispana added: “Nispana has been working with various Government authorities over the past 18 months to contribute to the diversification effort of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in line with VISION 2030.

“With the support of the Minister of Municipal Affairs, we are very humbled to be one of the chosen companies to be working on this initiative. I definitely look forward to a great event and we at Nispana look forward to extending our offerings and services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

For more information, please contact:

DarGeomatic – Dar Al Riyadh

Mr. Saad AlGarni

E-mail: [email protected]

Mobile: +966 545 393 444


Nispana Innovative Platforms

Mr. Jaisimha Das, Head Marketing & Communications

E-mail: [email protected]

Mobile: +966 54 545 7305

Tel: +91 80 4933 1001


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