Peterborough in the spotlight at Smart City Expo

Nov 27, 2013 | Events, Smart cit­ies

Rep­res­ent­at­ives from eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment com­pany Oppor­tun­ity Peter­bor­ough atten­ded a Smart City Expo in Bar­celona last week to show­case Peter­bor­ough as one of the UK’s future cit­ies.

Held between the 19th — 21st Novem­ber, the event brought togeth­er over 3,000 del­eg­ates and more than 9,000 vis­it­ors from over 80 coun­tries, and was an excel­lent oppor­tun­ity to pro­mote Peter­bor­ough to high-level busi­ness and city rep­res­ent­at­ives from across the world. Valu­able net­work­ing and exchange of best prac­tice added to the exper­i­ence, the ulti­mate aim of which was to attract inward invest­ment to our grow­ing city.

At a UK Trade & Invest­ment Smart City Recep­tion held on Novem­ber 19th, the Brit­ish Ambas­sad­or to Spain, Simon Man­ley, praised Peterborough’s cre­den­tials and high­lighted the city as one of the four UK cit­ies awar­ded with the “future city” title.

Steve Bow­yer, pro­gram­me dir­ect­or for Peter­bor­ough DNA and head of eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment at Oppor­tun­ity Peter­bor­ough, said: “This was a fant­ast­ic oppor­tun­ity to pro­mote the city to an inter­na­tion­al audi­ence, meet com­pan­ies engaged in the smart cit­ies agenda and show­case Peter­bor­ough as an attract­ive busi­ness des­tin­a­tion.”