DD1216 “Cities Summit: Solutions Worth Sharing” Event

Type of decision: 
Director's decision
Code: 
DD1216
Date signed: 
09 July 2014
Decision by: 
Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Executive Director of Development, Enterprise and Environment

Executive summary

The “Cities Summit: Solutions Worth Sharing” event will support high growth potential SMEs in London’s smart city and low carbon technology sectors to connect with decision-makers from city governments in other countries.

The Mayor of London is partnering with Citymart’s LLGA: Cities Pilot the Future, a programme which encourages innovation by giving cities a vehicle to publicise their challenges and make a worldwide call for solutions enabling them to connect with small and innovative providers.

London’s “Cities Summit: Solutions Worth Sharing” event will take place at City Hall in June 2014 and is sponsored by Citi Bank N.A. With their sponsorship, the production requirements of the event will be at nil cost to the GLA budget. The provision of consultancy and hosting rights from Citymart and a prize fund for the winner of London’s Energy Challenge, are to be paid from the Environment budget.

Part 1: Non-confidential facts and advice