The 3rd Apex Conference of the Smart Cities will be organized on 24th-25th January 2020 at Andhra University Convention Center, Beach Road, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. The conference will have a large gathering from all over the country participating in the conference. State Principal Secretaries (Urban Development), State Mission Directors (Smart Cities), Municipal Commissioners/CEOs of 100 Smart Cities, Heads of PMCs engaged in Smart Cities and the Senior Representatives of Multi-Lateral agencies are expected to participate in this two-day conference.
During the Conference, Smart Cities Awards will be distributed amongst the Smart Cities under 7 urban themes, Innovative Ideas, Round-wise Recognition of Cities and Overall City Award.
Smart Cities Assessment Framework, Data Maturity Assessment Framework will also be presented to the participants and presentations on the Ease of Living and Municipal Performance Index will also be made.
With regard to the way forward, States & Cities will present key ideas for better implementation of the Mission going forward. The Award-Winning Cities will share their perspectives with regard to “What makes them Best?”, their Best Practices and HR Management and the details of citizen- engagement and communication strategies adopted by them will also be shared with the participants.
On 25th January 2020, Site visits will be carried out by CEOs of few Smart Cities to the projects of Vishakhapatnam Smart City and in the Wrap Session, presentations will be made by CEOs of select Smart Cities.