Smart Cities
Expo & Conference


Host Partners

About the Event

Building of Futuristic

Government of India is putting a lot of pressure in making Smart Cities a reality in a pervasive manner. And to reach this feat it has initiated many projects which will help in bringing down the offline activities. Smart Cities is one of the initiatives where government envisage providing services digitally & efficiently to its citizen.

As we all know that by 2030 urban India population will soar to 590 million, it has become imperative to build an Intelligent and resilient city which can take care of itself efficiently and safely with the help of technologies. According to the report of International Data Corporation (IDC), Smart City technology spending across the globe has reached $80 billion in 2016 and is expected to grow to $135 billion by 2021.

National Smart Cities Expo & Conference, Varanasi will bring together stakeholders from the public sector, Industry, Academia and experts to discuss and deliberate on ideas, and innovations in making of an Intelligent City which is connected with each other by sharing lot many resources and help in reducing the overall input cost. This platform will work as one of the many catalysts to look out for better ideas and solutions from each other’s experiences across verticals. This conference will also help deliberation on building a connected ecosystem where citizen participation will be paramount for a qualitative life.

Our Partners


Host Partners

Supporting Municipal Partners

Supporting Partner


Chief Guest

Shri Ashutosh Tandan*

Honorable Minister of Urban Development, Uttar Pradesh

Special Guest

Smt Mridula Jaiswal

Honorable Mayor, Varanasi Nagar Nigam

Program Chair

Shri Deepak Agrawal, IAS

Divisional Commissioner, Varanasi

Program Co-Chair

Shri Ashotosh Kumar Dwivedi, PCS

Municipal Commissioner, Varanasi Nagar Nigam

Key Note Speaker

Shri Vikramaditya Singh Malik, IAS

COO, Smart City,Varanasi

Key Speakers

Shri Manoj Kumar, IAS

Municipal Commissioner, Jhansi Nagar Nigam

Shri Dinesh Chander, IAS

Municipal Commissioner, Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam

Shri Arun Prakash

Municipal Commissioner, Agra Municipal Corporation

Shri Gyanendra Singh

Municipal Commissioner, Saharanpur Municipal Corporation

Shri Santosh Kumar Sharma

Municipal Commissioner, Kanpur Municipal Corporation & CEO, Smart City Kanpur

Shri Mahip Tejaswi

CEO, Gwalior Smart City

Shri Vishal Singh

Secretary, Varanasi Development Authority

Why Attend the National Smart Cities Expo & Conference?

Unique Opportunity

Understand how disruptive trends are already changing and transforming urban living around the world today

Amazing Networking

Meet, share ideas and build relationships with leading municipal professionals and tech experts from across the globe

Interactive Panel Sessions

Take part in discussing opportunities as well as challenges related to this very timely topic

Product Showcases

Get an inside look into some of the newest technologies that are making our cities intelligenty

Key Discussion Points
  • Artificial Intelligent & IoT
  • Cloud Services
  • Big Data - Brain of Intelligent Cities
  • Building the City of Future with Data, Sensors, and Intelligent Control Systems
  • Cybersecurity – A Key Part of an Intelligent City
  • Smart Connectivity
  • Urban Mobility
  • Data Sensor
  • Smart Banking for Smart Cities
Key Initiatives
  • Smart Mobility
  • Waste & Renewable Energy Management
  • Smart Street Lighting & Smart Parking
  • Smart Health & Sanitation
  • Water Supply Management
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Surveillance And Security

Who's Who

  • Municipal Commissioners & Mayors of Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Allahabad, Aligarh, Ghaziabad and other cities across India
  • Department of Urban Development, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh
  • Department of Transport
  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Housing
  • Municipal Professionals
  • Indian Institute of Planning & Architect (IIPA)
  • IITs Professors
  • Consultants & Councillors
  • Technology Providers and Vendors
  • Senior Business Development Officer
  • Senior IT Leaders
  • Financial Planners
  • Directors of Corporate Strategic Services
  • Directors of Innovation services
  • Senior Regional and Municipal Economic Development Officers
  • Public Works and Transportation Leaders
  • Managers of Digital Infrastructure
  • Data Analysts and Consultants
  • Broadband and PPP Experts


08:30 am - 09:30 am Breakfast & Registration, Conversations & Connections
09:30 am – 09:40 am Welcome Speech By Shri Ashutosh Kumar Dwivedi, Municipal Commissioner, Varanasi Municipal Corporation
09:40 am - 11:30 am Inaugural Session:Building of Intelligent Cities – Reckoning and way forward
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Networking Tea Break
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Technical Presentation slot reserved for Presenting (or) Powered By Partner
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Technical Presentation slot reserved for Platinum (or) Gold (or) Exclusive Partner
12:30 pm - 01:30 pm Panel Discussion I: Building Intelligent Cities through Innovative & Futuristic Infrastructure Solutions
  • Building the City of Future with Data, Sensors, and Artificial Intelligent Control Systems
  • Powering the IoT revolution and making sense of data
  • Cloud Services & Big Data - Brain of Intelligent Cities
  • Smart street lighting, smart parking, Smart Sanitation,
  • How advance communication networks mitigates risk to life and commodities
01:30 pm – 02:30 pm Networking Lunch & Visit to Exhibition
02:30 pm – 02:40 pm Technical Presentation slot reserved for Gold (or) Silver (or) Exclusive Partner
02:40 pm - 02:50 pm Technical Presentation slot reserved for Silver (or) Exclusive Partner
02:50 pm - 03:00 pm Technical Presentation slot reserved for Associate (or) Exclusive Partner
03:00 pm - 04:00 pm Panel Discussion II: Urban Mobility – What more to be done for faster & better connectivity?
  • How is technology connecting the intelligent city with today's passenger?
  • Understanding how intelligent mobility opens opportunities to deliver an intelligent city
  • How smart mobility could help in growing economy?
  • How better mobility would reduce the pressure of the key city?
04:00 pm – 04:30 pm Networking Tea Break
04:30 pm – 05:15 pm Panel Discussion III: Cyber Security – A Key Part of an Intelligent City
  • Collection, use, manage, and control of data
  • Vulnerabilities and challenges as our cities become more connected
05:15 pm onwards Culminating Remarks and Vote of Thanks