Date & Time                       15th March 2022 at 10:00 – 12:30

Online platform                 Microsoft Teams


The event is free of charge but needs registration by the 13th of March 2022. The Teams link will be sent on the 14th of March 2022 to those registered. Register HERE.

A smart city must focus on at least five of the following eight parameters in order to be called a smart city. These parameters are:

  1. Smart energy;
  2. Smart buildings;
  3. Smart mobility;
  4. Smart healthcare;
  5. Smart infrastructure;
  6. Smart technology;
  7. Smart governance; and
  8. Smart education.

In this webinar you will get to know about business opportunities in the fields of smart energy, smart building, smart infrastructure, and smart mobility, and hear directly from companies who have already entered these markets.

Target group: Companies interested in expanding into the South African market providing solutions for smart energy, smart building, smart infrastructure, and smart mobility.

Key Notes:

Mr. Alderman Mayor Leon van Wyk, George Municipality

Overview on Smart Cities – the cities of the 21st century

Dr. Nancy Odendaal Professor, City and regional planning and Director, School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics University of Cape Town, South Africa

George, a city in South-Africa – experiences and goals 

Dr. Kosie Haarhoff, Deputy Director Strategic Growth and Development, George Municipality in


Ms. Lynette Groenewald, Senior Spatial Planner, George Municipality

Company cases:

Mobility as a Service – The End of Car Ownership? 

Mr. Sampo Hietanen Founder & CEO, MaaS Global

Technologies for a smarter built environment

Mr. Marco Rahner, Smart Infrastructure, Siemens South Africa

Kone – Sustainability in everything we do
Mr. Henry Craukamp, Managing Director, Kone South Africa

From Waste to Resource

Mr. Dennis Thiel, Managing Director Anaergia Africa

Please find more information: HERE

Organizers: Finland Chamber of Commerce, the German-South-African Chamber of Commerce, German-Finnish Chamber of Commerce, Western Cape Economic Development Partnership and George Municipality