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HIMSS Europe 18

HIMSS Europe 18

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HIMSS Europe and Health 2.0 are collocating the most influential digital health conference of 2018.

HIMSS Europe 18

Takes place in the beautiful coastal Spanish town of Sitges, located just 25 minutes away from Barcelona. The conference will include sessions which will address the whole spectrum of the digital health ecosystem with the aim to reach key audiences in the sector: from hospital CEOs to innovative SMEs and start-ups, as well as CMOs, clinicians and nurses. Conference themes will include: digital transformation, cybersecurity, interoperability and data into knowledge.

In addition, HIMSS Europe 18 is honoured to be supported by the Dutch Ministry of Health, who will bring immense added value to the programme. The renowned European Telemedicine Conference (ETC) will also be featured in the conference, as well as a high-level C-suite workshop hosted by HIMSS-CHIME International.

HIMSS Europe is a trusted coach, advisor and thought leader in health IT

HIMSS Europe is the European arm of HIMSS, the largest health IT membership organisation in the world. We are a one-stop- organisation for all health IT-related information, knowledge and advice, and offer an unrivalled perspective on what’s happening in the world of health and care IT in Europe.


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Smart City Expo Barcelona

Smart City Expo and World Congress

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Smart City Expo World Congress

Is a 3 day event being held from 14th November to the 16th November 2017 at the Gran Via Exhibition Centre in Barcelona, Spain. Smart City Expo World Congress is a grand show of its kind which will have 118 companies on the same platform who will get a fabulous opportunity to display all their goods and services from the related sector. This event will provide the exhibitors a center stage with the help of which the participating companies will promote their goods well and it is expected that they will reach out to large number of potential customers and clients not only in the region but all round the world. Smart City Expo will serve as a place of information exchange between the exhibitors and the visitors and by visiting the fair, the attendees will definitely get to collect all relevant information about the trade.

Exhibitor Profile

Smart City Expo World Congress aims to attract more than 118 companies not only from the region but also from different parts of the world and the products will come from sectors like Energy and Sustainability, Mobility and Transport, Environment and Recycling, ICT and Research, Urban Planning as well as Cities. The exhibits will also come from fields like mobility, town planning, environment, information and communication technologies, energy consumption, knowledge economy and governance.

The congress will bring together over 400 global influencers and innovators to share knowledge, debate the challenges faced by our cities, encourage out of the box thinking and inspire a worldwide call for action in order to develop smarter and more sustainable cities.

Congress Topics

Generating synergies with the issues that matter


  • citizen empowerment
  • commons
  • engagement
  • infrastructure management
  • open data
  • performance measurement
  • public services
  • right to the city
  • service integration
  • transparency

  • co-creation
  • co-production
  • education
  • empowerment
  • equity
  • inclusive
  • living labs
  • livable cities
  • quality of life
  • social innovation



  • data management
  • electrical vehicles
  • intelligent transport systems
  • pedestrians
  • public transport
  • sustainable mobility
  • traffic management


  • business model
  • economic development
  • financing models
  • public-private- people partnership
  • social economy

  • alternative resources
  • climate change
  • low carbon
  • public space
  • regional development
  • renewable energy
  • resilience
  • urban developmen

Data & Technology

  • big data
  • cloud
  • cyber platform
  • cybersecurity
  • data analysis
  • data protection
  • internet of things
  • networks
  • peer-to- peer
  • sensors

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IoT Solutions World Congress

IoT Solutions World Congress

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IoT Solutions World Congress

Is the leading international event that links the Internet of Things with industry. On its second edition, the event has doubled the figures registered on its inaugural one, with 172 exhibiting companies and over 8,000 attendees from 70 countries. The intense activity registered during the three-day conference positions this congress as one of the major international platforms promoting this new technology sector.

Internet of Things in Healthcare

From overall cost, to the experience in the hospital and patient outcomes, technology is changing and improving healthcare. Costs can be reduced by the use of remote patient monitoring and reducing the number of hospital visits. Sensor technology offers tracking of medical devices and improves overall efficiency. Predictive maintenance decreases downtime of medical equipment offering consistent and accurate use.

Learn from companies and facilities and how they are overcoming internal politics and regulation issues to provide connected healthcare, wearables, security in mobile healthcare, and improving patient care through the efficient use and distribution of data.


  • Predictive Maintenance of Hospital Equipment
  • Tracking Healthcare Devices
  • Interoperability of Health Devices
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Security of Medical Records/Mobile Healthcare
  • Wearables
  • How the Use of Data Improves Patient Care
  • The Future of Healthcare

Internet of things in Manufacturing

The application of the Internet of Things to the manufacturing sector signifies huge operational improvements.

Asset performance, predictive maintenance, improved safety, increased productivity, the use of augmented operators and the smart enterprise are what manufacturers want to achieve with IoT.

Learn how companies are prioritizing their needs, gaining an understanding of what differentiates their business from others in order to build their vision and execution plan. Hear how they are bridging legacy systems, integrating with suppliers and the roadblocks and solutions in their implementations.


  • Asset Performance
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Improved Safety
  • Augmented Operators
  • Smart Enterprise
  • Interoperability-How To Integrate Suppliers
  • Data Ownership
  • Standards
  • Roadblocks & Solutions to Implementation


Internet of Things in Connected Transport

In increasing numbers, people are using public transportation and organizations are looking to improve and expand their transportation and logistics services. Whether in ground, rail, air or sea, IoT solutions are being developed and utilized to address traffic congestion, safety, pollution, and efficient transport of goods.

Learn how remote fleet management can increase the bottom line, improvements in public transit and autonomous vehicles can prevent accidents and reduce insurance costs, and how data collected from all means of transportation vehicles can assist in reducing transportation costs and increase on time deliveries.


  • Improving Efficiency of Air Travel
  • Connected Vehicles
  • Autonomous Vehicles Smart Mobility
  • Multi-national perspectives of V2V and V2I
  • The Future of Transportation
  • Standards and Regulations
  • Mass Transit
  • Use & Management of Drones & AUV’s
  • Transportation Management

Internet of Things in Buildings & Infrastructure

The adoption of Industrial IoT is creating opportunities as well as the need for change in organizations including new business models, workforce transformation and finding new forms of finance and funding. The collection and utilization and new and existing data is providing opportunities for higher service levels and new revenue streams.

Organizations are adapting and changing to act upon these opportunities by re-structuring, changing product offerings, revising sales and service models as well as go to market strategies and reaping the ROI. Hear how IIoT is changing organizations and how they do business today and in the future.


  • Changing Business Models
  • Developing New Revenue Streams
  • Workforce Transformation
  • IT/OT Convergence
  • Finance & Funding
  • Sales Methodologies
  • New Service Models
  • How To Invest and Deploy IIoT

Internet of Things in Energy & Utilities

Utility companies are faced with the advent of renewable and distributed power generation, both of which demand a more flexible smart grid that can handle multiple energy sources  (like wind and solar) in a decentralized and bi-directional network.

Learn how IIoT is creating a fundamental shift in advanced energy production and distribution technology, management and services while leveraging existing investments in infrastructure and operations. See how a deeper level of interoperability, connectivity, and automation through IIoT enables Energy companies and Utilities to be more agile, more flexible and efficient, improve outage management, enable automatic and remote fine-tuning, transform energy data into new services, prevent theft, predict asset performance, and smoothly integrate all types of energy in a connected system.


  • Performance Optimization
  • Storage & Analytics
  • Renewable Energy
  • Remote Monitoring & Reliability
  • Energy Optimization
  • Safety and Security
  • Decrease Downtime
  • Predictive Maintenance

Internet of Things in Open Industry

New technologies, applications and solutions as well as new uses of those existing are propelling the Industrial Internet. Testbed collaborations continue to be developed that are changing industry and resulting in greater potential innovation and productivity. Substantial implications will be seen across many vertical industries including manufacturing, transportation, healthcare and energy, utilities and more.

Hear how the utilization of technologies that support interoperability, real-time streaming analytics, API management, standards and methodologies, security, and intelligent platforms are turning huge amounts of data into powerful new insights and intelligence.


  • Interoperability
  • Achieving New Results With Existing Data
  • Standards & Methodologies Collaboration of Testbeds
  • Systems & Architectures
  • Edge Computing
  • Vertical Industry Innovations
  • Intelligent Platforms

Why Attend?

Visit the IoT Solutions World Congress, an event where technology meets business.

Take the opportunity for business connections to be made, and to discover the most disruptive IoT solutions.

Barcelona is a hub for new technologies and startups. Fira Barcelona hosts events such as the GSMA Mobile World Congress, the VMWorld Congress or the Smart City Expo World Congress. The city is the perfect place to host the largest Industrial IoT event.

Exhibition area

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  • The Fira Barcelona venue offers an exhibition floor of more than 14.000 m2, making the IoT Solutions World Congress the biggest Industrial IoT event worldwide.
  • This event is the opportunity for business connections to be made, and to discover the most disruptive IoT solutions.
  • We expect more than 10,000 visitors from key industries to attend the 2016 edition of the event. Showcase your projects to international buyers, gain insight into industrial IoT applications and evaluate market conditions.
Congress area

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  • The Congress Area features a 3-day program with sessions exploring Industrial IoT solutions. More than 250 speakers will discuss the most relevant topics in IoT today.
  • Our Advisory Board and Program Committee are composed of highly-ranked professionals from pioneer IoT companies, ensuring high quality and content standards are met. No other IoT event worldwide is backed by such a strong line-up of key players.
  • Learn how to implement IoT in your business models to gain in productivity and become more cost efficient.

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  • The IoT Solutions World Congres is the place where leading companies of the IoT ecosystem team up to create solutions for the most pressing industry problems.
  • Our event is built to foster business connections and offer a broad array of networking opportunities. Get involved in the networking activities and side events taking place during the three days of the IoTSWC. Network with potential business partners and discover new projects.
  • Millions of euros of deals will be closed during the 3 days of the event.

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  • IoT Solutions World Congress 2016 is the only event featuring demonstrations of Industrial IoT.
  • The testbeds are strategically placed in the center of our exhibition floor giving our attendees the opportunity to experience never-before-seen IoT in action.
  • 200 m2 dedicated Testbed Area.
  • We invite companies to showcase their latest solutions and testbeds at our show by participation in our CALL FOR TESTBEDS – submission until June 30, 2016.

 We expect more than 10,000 visitors from key industries to attend the 2016 edition of the event.


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Health 2.0 Europe

Health 2.0 Europe

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The Next Generation of Healthcare

The 8th edition of Health 2.0 Europe will take place in Barcelona on May 3-4-5 in a new location: Fira Montjuic, Plaza España. We will showcase and explore the latest innovations in Healthcare such as patient-provider communication, consumer health, genomics, data analytics, corporate wellness and so much more.

In 2016, we had over 120 speakers and 550 attendees from around the world to experience 52 live product demos of innovative solutions that are shaking up European health systems. For this new edition, be ready for more sessions, more live demos, more workshops, more networking and more fun!

New in 2017:

We are also very happy to announce that Health 2.0 Europe 2017 will be co-located with Healthio, an event where healthcare professionals, patients and companies from the sector will be able to discover and try out the latest health innovations through itineraries designed for participants to navigate and engage with those innovations.


What can you expect from the 2017 edition of Health 2.0 Europe?

  • Our 6th edition of EC2VC Investors’ Forum and Pitch Competition.
  • The 2nd edition of FastTrack by Startupbootcamp for Digital Health Startups.
  • Our annual Design Thinking workshop.
  • A healthcare professional – startup matchmaking event.
  • Transversal Innovation Tracks focused on: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, and Genomics.

Topics that we will be discussing in 2017:

  • Solutions for hospitals and health professionals
  • Empowering patients
  • Pharma 2.0: collaborating with a transformed industry
  • Corporate wellness: employers are stepping in
  • Patient-provider communication tools
  • Engaging payers: reimbursement and solutions for insurers
  • From the “Unmentionables” to the “Unacceptables”
  • New tools for the European health consumers
  • Data analytics: turning BIG into smart and actionable
  • From health to wellness: wearable & pervasive technologies
  • Health 2.0 applications in emerging markets
  • Genomics and personalized medicine
  • Solutions at the Frontiers of Health 2.0


In 2017 we’re excited to be a co-located partner with HEALTHIO, a new trade show event with a fresh and interactive approach for health professionals, patients and other stakeholders to experience the latest innovations in healthcare. HEALTHIO brings together decision-makers in the healthcare sector to share their experience and knowledge in clinical innovation and its impact on healthcare management.

Trade show activities will include product demonstrations, workshops, talks, debates, knowledge acceleration areas and other activities combined to create a genuinely interactive experience. HEALTHIO will be co-located with Health 2.0 Europe May 3-5 at Fira Montjuic, Plaza España. You can learn more about HEALTHIO here.

EU eHealth Competition 

The 6th eHealth Competition will be held in Barcelona on May 3rd in partnership with Health 2.0 Europe and Healthio.

The eHealth Competition is an initiative that rewards the best eHealth/ mHealth solutions produced by SMEs. Its objective is to support business success of SMEs by giving them visibility together with marketing opportunities to attract customers, partners and external capital.

The 6th Edition call for applications will remain open until the 28th February. The novelty this year is the launch of a Diabetes track to reward the best solutions for the population management of the disease. This track is linked to the ProEmpower initiative (Pre-commercial Procurement). Companies that reach the final phase will receive up to 1,140,000 €. Learn more and Register now! 


EC2VC Investors Forum & Pitch Competition

EC2VC is returning to Barcelona on May 3, 2017! Moderated by Roberto Ascione, CEO of Healthware International (Italy), EC2VC is a pitch competition and networking opportunity with the most active European investors in digital health!

12 finalists will be invited to make a 4-minute pitch presentation followed by 4 minutes of Q&A with our jury panelists. The jury panelists will select 2 winners in 2 categories: Early stage funding (revenues under 250K€/year) & Series A (revenues over 250K€/year)

For more information including applications to pitch, agenda, and investor judges visit the EC2VC page.

Doctors 2.0

Doctors 2.0 brings together health professional pioneers to share their experiences with each other, and features the latest tools, applications, and programs for physician collaboration, workflow and enhancing the patient-provider relationship by engaging patients with their care. Read more.

Investment Readiness Academy

Thinking of raising money? Get investment-ready with eHealth Hub free training and pitch your startup in front of real investors!

We have a clear goal in mind and we will help you to raise your investment readiness level: which kind of investment is the best for you, how to pitch your business in an attention-grabbing way and how to avoid pitfalls. The course is dedicated for entrepreneurs preparing for fundraising capital. Read more.

Patient’s 2.0 Forum: The Rising Voice of Patients

Patients were at the very start of the Health 2.0 movement, a real motor for change. Technology has supported the rising of their voices: they became increasingly informed and empowered, they called for a redefinition of the doctor/patient relationship, they started using new tools to co-produce their own health, became actors of their own care, and they are now getting increasingly involved in the co-design of these Health 2.0 solutions and giving a new sense to the words “patient-centricity”. This session is FREE to everyone. Read more.

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Smart City Expo World Congress

Smart City Expo World Congress 2015

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By 2050, an additional 2.8 billion people will be living in urban areas compared to nowadays. What’s more, at our current rate of emissions, by 2032 we will have exhausted our carbon budget and pushed global temperatures 2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Will we meet these challenges head-on? What kind of cities will we have created by then?

Barcelona’s Smart City Expo World Congress 2015 will continue to investigate the most innovative developments transforming our cities. The event is the best meeting point for companies, public administrations, entrepreneurs and research centers to show, learn, share, network and gather inspiration to support the development of cities of the future. Participants will have the opportunity to share knowledge, innovative projects and strategies with experts and leaders from the smart city community to tackle the challenges faced by our cities.

The Event

From theory to practice – Major companies and investment companies, small businesses and entrepreneurs, opinion leaders, cities… All sharing the same physical space where ideas and projects for smart cities become a reality.

The Smart City Expo World Congress is the only international event on the smart cities’ calendar bringing together over 400 cities around the world, more than 200 companies, 400 speakers and the leading institutions and experts in urban transformation. Here are some of the main strengths:

The event boasts the top experts on the cities of the future

The Smart City Expo World Congress program features some of the most innovative speakers on urban technology. It is structured along six main themes (Smart Society, Technology, Governance, Energy, Mobility and Sustainable City), and amongst the 400 speakers we have Parag Khanna, regarded the world’s leading geopolitical analyst and a former adviser to US President, Barack Obama; architects Kengo Kuma and Deyan Sudjic, who will discuss the creative process within urban environments; futurologist and sustainability expert Alex Steffen; Janette Sadik, an expert on urban mobility and New York’s former Transportation Commissioner; and Vaclav Smil, a scientist specializing in energy and demographic analysis.

Best place to do business

The event provides the strategies and tools necessary to drive knowledge sharing forward, develop associations and create business opportunities in this new market for urban solutions and technologies. And this fourth edition is more strategic than ever for the smart industry. More than 200 companies and 400 cities have confirmed they will take part and exhibition space is up by 25%. As well, SCEWC is organizing Smart Activities and Side Events to create synergies and networking between companies, entrepreneurs, cities, research centers and investors.

It’s the best showcase to see the latest trends

Technology and innovation is in the DNA of smart cities. This event brings together innovative solutions that are already being used, and projects and prototypes which represent a step forward in building sustainable, collaborative and efficient cities. Inside SCEWC there are several spaces designed for exhibitors to showcase their products. The central part of the exhibition area is Smart City Plaza, which shows real solutions and initiatives selected as part of SCEWC 2014’s ‘Call for Solutions’ process.

Located in a privileged location

Located amongst the top five smart cities in Europe, Barcelona has committed itself strategically to technology solutions to create a city model that provides more comfort for inhabitants. At the same time, Barcelona is also positioning itself as one of the biggest business and innovation hubs in Europe. A smart city playing host to other smart cities.


Barcelona, the world capital of Smart Cities – From researchers to entrepreneurs. The Smart City Expo World Congress brings together the largest community of smart city influencers. Want to be part of it?



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