PITAPOLICY is delighted to attend the first annual International Smart Cities Summit in North Africa, which will be held in Morocco. From June 9th – 10th, we will be live-blogging the summit and welcoming comments over Twitter. The ISCSNA will feature the Kingdom of Morocco’s Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy, Moulay H. Elalamy.
- If you’re following urban planning, North Africa development, technology and innovation, then you may want to register to attend here!
- Follow @SmartCities_NA on Twitter and LinkedIn with #ISSC2014.
- Global Partners include Microsoft and the World Bank.
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Smarter Cities in North Africa
Casablanca, Rabat, Fez, Marrakesh, and Tangier served as great movie titles and backdrops (or stereotypes, like in The Battle of Algiers) for entertainment set in North Africa. However, film shots of these cities appear stuck in “once upon a time, in a land far, far away called the Maghreb.” Earlier this April, the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry finally paid his first visit to Algeria and Morocco two years into his tenure focusing mainly on security cooperation issues. Aside from the security focus, it is no surprise that Morocco will host the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Summit and serving as a hub for other conferences, like the first International Summit on Smart Cities in North Africa this coming June around Casablanca, Morocco’s most populous city. [Click here for article on Huffington Post.]