31 January 2019

Location: Municipality Den Bosch

with Mayor Jack Mikkers and VNG Realisatie


Digitization in the world of Constructions is accelerating. BIM (Bouw Information Model) is an application model for cooperation between Council and architects, engineers, constructors to ensure smarter and cost effective results.

7 February 2019

Round Table: Issues and experiences with collecting sensor data

Location: Provinciehuis The Hague


An open invitation to engineers, project managers, advisors and policy makers from regional cities with smart and sustainable initiatives. The round table talks will cover city sensor overview, and issues with collecting and aggregating sensor data. The benefits for the smart cities is that they will learn from the past experiences of their neighbours. The benefits for Sensorgage is the learnings we expect to extract so that we can best adapt our product to smart city needs.


Conference Municipalities and BIM (Dutch)

25-28 February 2019

MWC 2019 Barcelona

MWC Barcelona (formerly Mobile World Congress) is the largest mobile event in the world, bringing together the latest innovations and leading-edge technology from more than 2,400 leading companies, with a highly-rated conference programme assembling today’s visionaries to explore the hottest topics influencing the industry. Mobile developments are the most important building blocks of smartcities and societies..

8 - 11 March 2019

Cities, Government & Politics Summit at SXSW

Austin, Texas 


World-famous celebration of music, comedy, film and technology and now there’s a specific channel for Cities, Government & Politics. Topics for 2019 include liveable cities and the future of urban planning, civic engagement and data tracking.

14 March 2019

CBS Seminar Big Data Matters 2019

Location: Brightlands Smart Services Campus Heerlen Netherlands


What is happening in the area of big data innovation, both within and outside Statistics Netherlands? What opportunities does (big) data-driven work offer for national, provincial and urban policy, and what are the challenges?


After the success of the first edition of the seminar, the Statistics Netherlands Center for Big Data Statistics (CBDS) will organize the Big Data Matters seminar on the Brightlands Smart Services Campus in Heerlen on Thursday 14 March 2019 for the second time.



This seminar focuses primarily on the importance of data-driven working for administrators, policy makers and content experts at municipalities, national government and provinces, but also at partners of the CBDS such as knowledge institutions, universities and companies.

8 - 9 April 2019

Geneva, Switzerland

The Day of Cities will bring together Mayors - including Mayor Martijn Vroom of the the Dutch UNECE City Krimpen aan den IJssel-, urban managers and other key municipal practitioners for an exchange of views and knowledge sharing of good practices and successful planning strategies. In two roundtables, participants will discuss approaches on how to create smart sustainable cities, focusing on ways to improve the quality of life of people and on improving efficiency of urban operations, services and competitiveness.

The exhibition "Smart Sustainable Cities" that will be held on 8 and 9 April 2019, will complement the program of the Day of Cities and the 68th UNECE session. Member States, International Organizations, Cities and private businesses are invited to come together to showcase their work on smart, sustainable and resilient cities, present innovative concepts, effective approaches in support of the SDGs at the Municipal, National and Regional level in the framework of an information fair.

23 January 2019

BTG Event: 5G and its impact on Smart & Sustainable  Cities

New Years Event 2019 for BTG members and partners at Sociëteit De Witte in The Hague. 

  • Saskia Bruines: City of The Hague
  • Søren Albidgaard: CEO T-Mobile
  • Marijn Fraanje: CIO City of The Hague
  • Martijn Vroom: Mayor Krimpen a/d IJssel
  • Kari Aina Eik: SG United Smart Cities
  • Henk Kool: Economic Board The Hague
  • Petra Claessen: BTG
  • Dick Berlijn: former chief of defence staff

20-22 January 2019

Bon Bini for Business Summit Curaçao with PM Rutte

Location: Willemstad Curaçao


During the Business Summit, Dutch Prime Minister Rutte and Prime Minister Rhuggenaath of Curaçao will speak with Curaçao and Dutch representatives from politics, business and knowledge institutions. They address the Curaçao business climate, trends, developments and concrete opportunities for doing business.

10 January 2019

Enterpreneur College: edition SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Location: De Tropen café-restaurant


The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, together with Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) hosts Entrepreneurship College – SDG edition. This monthly series of lectures discusses the ins and outs of each Sustainable Development Goal from an academic point of view, and discusses how innovation and entrepreneurship can contribute to reaching the goals. Willem van Winden gives an introduction to SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. How can we reach the 2030 agenda of the UN? He will demonstrate this with clear local and international cases before going in to the question: how does entrepreneurship and innovation contribute to these developments?


12 November 2018

Business Event Barcelona

A Dutch delegation of companies, knowledge institutes and governments is visiting

the event as part of a Smart City mission 

13, 14 & 15 November 2018

Smart City Expo World Congres

The world's lagest meeting place within the Smart City market. This Congres brings together 600 exhibitors and over 18 000 participants from businesses and cities