Smart City Forum - Northumberland
Thursday 04 April 2019, 09:00am - 05:30pm
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smart city ForumBe where technology meets business and governance in a unique setting at Cobourg Fair - Canada’s Smart City Congress for Smart City Design and Citizen-Driven Innovation. We are exchanging ideas and vision about smart city development and digital transformation in Canada, and we would want to celebrate technology and innovation together with you. This year’s theme is “Digital Transformation & Smart Citizens in Smart Cities.” Our goal is to inspire next generations of smart citizens to participate in the digital economy, and we look forward to celebrating innovation and technology with you.

Smart city forum presented to you by Urbanalytiklab from Estonia.

  • We will be using 3d holograms and holographic projections to demonstrate use cases of digital technology in the smart city ecosystem.
  • 3d printing: We will be printing chocolate using a 3d printer. This will be the first time chocolate gets 3d-printed in Northumberland.
  • Revolutionising urban entrepreneurship landscape - Bizskills academy presents the new solution for small-and-medium-sized enterprises in a digital urban setting.

Cobourg Fair provides unique industry and tech insights for public sector members, startups in the early and late seed stage, and for participants to experience new technology and smart city design. Year after year, we witness entrepreneurial minds challenging the world we live in, new technologies that change our ways of living, growing ventures and new business models that aim to create a better future. This is your opportunity to dive into the smart city ecosystem and the digital world world driven by technology and innovation. Meet like-minded innovators, entrepreneurs, students, colleagues, corporates, and get inspired by the most relevant speakers and technologies.

Web site Cobourg Fair

Tickets $19.99 (for Northumberland Residents) to $69.99  Buy Online

Tickets also available at Victoria Hall Box Office.


At this year’s Forum, we will focus on three areas in the Smart City Ecosystem:

  • Digital Technology
  • Innovation and New Business Model
  • Digital Governance

10:00 Opening Ceremony; Introduction Speech; Panel Discussion: Smart City 101
10:20 Keynote - Smart City Design for Small Town and Rural Area in the Context of Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0;  Jingyang Zuo
11:00 Digital Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Norman Musingimana
11:35 Smart Urban Logistics - 3D Printing, Product Innovation, and Information Logistics, Jingyang Zuo
12:15 Lunch

13:15 Artificial Intelligence & Impacts on Our Daily Life, Lucas Nogueira
13:40 Digital Governance - Digital Transformation and Technology Integration, Michael Carter
14:15 Panel Discussion: Public Private Partnership (PPP) Model, Michael Carter, Jingyang Zuo
14:50 Smart City Design, Project Opportunities, and Impacts on Regional Economy in Northumberland, Tony Paulic
16:00 Closing CeremonyClosing Remarks, Announcement for Future Events, Networking Session


Location: Concert hall at Victoria Hall