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Committee of the Regions is hosting an event on the topic of Smart Cities on their premises on 7 February 2017.
Prior to the event (in the morning, starting at 9am, Maroš Šefčovič (Vice-President of the European Commission), Markku Markkula (President of the European Committee of the Regions) and Jeremy Rifkin (President of The Foundation on Economic Trends) will hold a press conference.
This event is part of the follow-up to "Invest and Connect", the 7th European Summit of Regions and Cities in Bratislava, which took place in July 2016. Since then, the European Committee of the Regions led the way for the EU's regions and cities at the climate change conference in Marrakesh. In February 2017, we bring these two important issues together in Brussels in a political decision-makers' forum organized with the European Commission.
The event will gather members of the European Committee of the Regions, the European Commission and other key actors to discuss benefits, challenges and solutions to building smarter regions and cities. Three EU regions and cities will showcase their work in this field taking questions from local and regional political leaders.