2015 National Smart Cities Business Forum


    On September 16 2015, for the very first time, the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce held a full-day National Business Forum dedicated to Smart Cities, concluded by the widely popular annual Business Awards Dinner.

    The National Business Forum is a united initiative of Team France, led by the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce under the patronage of the Embassy of France to Australia and supported by Business France and the French Foreign Trade Advisor Group (CCEF). This Forum aims to highlight the French-Australian relationship that drives Australia’s Smart Cities, through innovation, expertise and collaboration, bringing together a showcase of French-Australian profiles leading the major developments that drive Australia to its future. 

    Bringing together officials from the Australian Federal and State Governments including the Hon. Warren Truss, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Hon. Andrew Constance MP NSW Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, as well as Business leaders, researchers and industry experts, the Forum has encouraged diverse and high-level discourse on a broad spectrum of topics each relating to Smart Cities. 

    Following on from the Forum, the Chamber has celebrated the winners of the National Business Awards, which showcased the most outstanding businesses which contributed to Smart Cities in 2015.

    French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

    The Smart Cities Business Forum
    is an Initiative of Team France




    Event Summary

    Smart Cities Business Forum

    Sessions 1-2: Keynote Addresses

    The Hon. Andrew Constance MP, NSW Minister for Transport & Infrastructure, François Romanet, Chairman French-Australian Chamber of Commerce, Christophe Lecourtier, Ambassador of France, Dr. Tim Williams, CEO The Committee for Sydney

    Session 3: Smart Cities Intangible Valuation
    Session 4: Smart Transportation (Part 1)
    Session 5: Smart Transportation (Part 2)
    Session 6: Smart Mobility
    Session 7: Smart Grid & Utilities
    Session 8: Smart Telecommunications & IT
    Session 9: Smart Mobile Community & Workforce
    Session 10: Smart Healthcare & Demographics
    Closing Keynote: Visions of the Future


    Business Awards Dinner

    Address: The Hon. Warren Truss, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister for Infrastructure & Regional Development

    Business Awards: Winners of each Category Announced



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    Smart Cities Business Forum
    Keynote Speakers

    The Hon. Andrew Constance MP
    NSW Minister for Transport & Infrastructure

    H.E. Christophe Lecourtier
    Ambassador of France

    Industry Experts

    Alstom, Alcatel-Lucent, Blue Solutions, Bouygues Construction Australia, CHT, Cofely GDF Suez, Committee for Sydney, Dassault Systems, Deloitte, GoGet, Giant Ideas, Ijinus, Keolis, Ramsay Healthcare, Regus, Safran Morpho, Schneider Electric, Starwood Hotels, SMTU, Suez, Thales, UT, UTS, UOW & Vinci

    Business Awards Dinner
    Keynote Speaker :

    The Hon. Warren Truss
    Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Infrastructure & Regional Development

    Who Should Attend?

    Policy leaders from existing or potential Smart Cities, Urban Planning Councils, Architects, Engineering & Consulting Firms, Real Estate Developers, Technology providers, Banks, Venture Capitalists, Investment Firms, Universities, Colleges, Research Institutions and Labs, Non-Profits and Leaders from organisations actively involved in the development of Smart Cities



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