Why participate in SmartSuisse?

The most important reasons why it is worthwhile to participate in SmartSuisse.

High visitor satisfaction

With its successful premiere in 2017 and its second edition in 2018, the “Proof of Concept” was made a national Smart City platform. The number of visitors on the day of the Congress increased by 40 percent to around 600 guests from 120 cities and communities.

Get there early

Smartification is a long-term process and will keep cities occupied over the next 20 years. Therefore, knowledge in this area needs to be built up as soon as possible.

The latest in one day

SmartSuisse brings national and international know-how to Switzerland. In one day you will be up to date and able to avoid time and cost-intensive appointments at home and abroad.

Dr. Eva Herzog

Regierungsrätin und Vorsteherin des Finanzdepartements Basel-Stadt
Herzog

„Basel-Stadt und SmartSuisse - das passt zusammen!
Basel-Stadt will die Chancen der Digitalisierung sowohl im öffentlichen Raum, wie auch in der Verwaltung aktiv nutzen. Die SmartSuisse bietet dazu die professionelle Plattform für den visionären Austausch mit innovativen Smart City Akteuren unterschiedlichster Couleur. Die wertvollen Impulse nehmen wir gerne auf, um unsere Stadt noch smarter zu machen."

Conduct discussion with experts

Learn about the latest trends and developments of relevance to Switzerland. Direct your questions directly and personally to one of 30 speakers.

Formulate strategy

Gain valuable insight and support in formulating a Smart City strategy for your city, community, or your business. Learn how digitization is enabling new business models.

Receive concrete ideas for projects

We do not just talk, we also show. Accompanying exhibitions make the themes discussed at the Congress tangible.

«The most important thing for cities is to be like a good party. You stay much longer than you originally anticipated.»
Helle Søholt, Founding Partner & CEO, Gehl Architects, Kopenhagen

Expand networks

You know others within your industry. SmartSuisse is a cross-industry event. during which you can get to know decision-makers outside of your normal job.

Establish business contacts and forge alliances

Smart City projects are very complex and demand new cooperation models with different companies. Establish contacts with renowned providers of Smart City solutions and get to know new start-up companies.

Michael Künzle

Mayor of Winterthur
Michael Künzle

“Being a Smart City offers great opportunities. Winterthur wants to be at the forefront in this area. SmartSuisse provides an ideal framework for getting to know current developments and potential partners.”

Determine positioning

SmartSuisse will provide you with a good impression of where you stand in comparison to other cities or fellow competitors.

Community relations

SmartSuisse will strengthen your contact with your customers or the residents in your city. There is a lot of dormant potential in citizen participation.

Established organizer

You can trust our company, as it is an established and successful Swiss company. Thanks to our focus on quality, the MCH Group has become a market leader with a portfolio of 100 years of tradition. 

Head of Business Promotion, City of Chur

Victor Zindel
Victor Zindel

“As the new business developer for the city of Chur, SmartSuisse has given me a good overview of the current situation. The various ‘best practice’ examples demonstrated a comprehensive approach to leading processes within a short time. The theme of digitalization, which I have been intensively following for a long time now, offers cities like Chur challenges and opportunities in urban development aimed at Smart Cities. Changing societal needs and general conditions in the country will significantly influence urban development.”