12.00 - 13.30

Session 5. Digital Green City Development

What is the impact of digitalization on cities and how can it help reach sustainability goals and the SDG's? What international examples can we name that foster and capture innovation and what Dutch cities are leading in this transition? How do the themes of the Floriade (i.e. feeding the city) support these themes? What is the relevance of the Dutch mission towards the Smart City Expo and why should you be part of this amazing Dutch group?

Speakers line-up:


Petra Claessen

CEo at BTG Services

Jan-Willem Wesselink

Program Manager at Future City Foundation

Jacobine de Zwaan

Senior Advisor Climate Neutral and Smart Cities at Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)

Danny Frietman


Together with a network of over 75 partners the Future City Foundation tries to bridge the gap between smart and city in the urban and social domain. So we can use the benefits of digitization to create liveable cities. Jan–Willem Wesselink is programm manager of Future City and of two Smart City Deals ('Een slimme stad, zo doe je dat' and 'Slim Maatwerk').

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