The Digital District is becoming the center of international discussion in 5.0 cities. and sustainable tourism

The Digital District this week hosted the second edition of International Forum Cities and sustainable tourism 5.0, organized by the Connect Clean platform in collaboration with the tech center itself and the Franco-Spanish Chamber. During three busy meeting daysexperts transformation sustainablelarge companies and public administrations exchanged impressions and successful experiencesBoth within and outside our borders.

this official opening of the forum Francesc Colomer, Autonomous Tourism Secretary of the Generalitat Valenciana attended; Manuel Villar, Deputy Mayor of Alicante and Councilor for the Environment; Antonio Rodes, general manager of SPTCV, and Sandrine Gil, CEO of Connect Clean.

CEO of SPTCV, Anthony Rhodes, evaluated the capacity of this event facilitating business synergies and collaboration among participating representatives through actions that foster the exchange of ideas and create new business opportunities around innovation and digital solutions. Within this dynamic, Rodes expressed his interest in this event, which includes an audio-visual business-related component for the coming year.

This meeting revolved around the big keys that left their mark on the agenda of the period. Sustainability and innovation As it is necessary in the tourism sector of today and the future, carbon footprint reductionclimate change, urban accessibility plans, Smart buildings, neighborhood regeneration and heritage optimization, coastline protection, mobility, infrastructures and sport.

Round tables took place in the red room. HECTOR SOURCES

In addition, if practically all the participants agreed on one thing, it would be the cities of the future. citizen at the center of their strategy, be more livable, use renewable energies, optimize resources and above all be more circular and sustainable.

«The program of this second edition, more international character if possible more than before, which further enriches the discussion and exchange of experience,” Sandrine Gil explains at the end of this forum.

In this sense, “it was a pleasure to hold roundtables and presentations, where both companies and public and private organizations were able to share innovative projects specializing in: mobility, infrastructures, town planning and of course Gezi».

the value of networking

Another of the strong points of this meeting, which last year was a great success in terms of participation and closing the various lines of cooperation between companies and administrations, Busy agenda of B2B meetings Y networking maintained throughout the forum, both face-to-face and online.

It should be noted that they are included in this second edition. representatives of companies and government agencies Navarre, Andalusia, Valencian Community, Basque Country, Balearic Islands, Alicante Provincial Councils, Valencia, Barcelona, ​​Segovia, Girona, Teruel, Madrid City Councils, Bilbao, Malaga, Alicante, Elche, Tenerife , Ciudad Real, Motril, Reus and Vila-seca, La Nucía and other municipalities, as well as the Camp de Túria, Castelldefels and Gata de Gorgos region.

They also joined, outside our bordersRepresentatives from Finland, Austria, France, (Paris. Occitania and Nîmes) Portugal, Belgium, Colombia, Mexico, Egypt, Netherlands and Mauritania.

“The participants conveyed their satisfaction to us. a wide range of participating institutionsand because I had the opportunity to deal directly with these agents who were otherwise so easy and difficult to contact immediately,” adds Sandrine Gil.

In the example of the city of Alicante presented by Manuel Villar on the first day, Catalog of actions covered in the development of the Urban Agenda Alicante 2030With urban regeneration and carbon footprint reduction projects such as “Alicante, corazón verde” and Alicante Agua Circular.

Francesc Colomer intervened. HECTOR SOURCES

Regional Tourism secretary Francesc Colomer, for her part, chose forms that spoiled the plans: «we should be optimistic and if we feel we are part of an ecosystem that needs to blur the boundaries, we must feel part of a larger cause, whether business or public, that overwhelms each of us in their own right. There is the green revolution continues what will it be digitalto decarbonize, combat climate change and recycle ourselves as a region».


Total in the program 80 participants They talked about their successful experiences in their companies and reference cities.

Meetings revolved around 8 big challenges: Mobility, Transport and Logistics; Energy, Climate and Environment; Education, Health and Sports; Risk Control, Security; Citizen, Inclusivity, Culture and Heritage; Tourism, Technology and New Destinations; Infrastructure and Maintenance and Housing, Neighborhoods, City and Metropolitan Area.

The diversity of content and representatives gathered in this forum, the quality of companies and projects, and the agile format are one of the keys to the success of this event.

Reducing CO2 emissions, a key goal

bet reduce carbon footprint and contribute Sustainability The planet has been the protagonists in the meeting.

axis around cities of the futureincluded analyzes such as those conducted by José Javier Celdrán, development manager of Levante de Veolia, which gave some keys to achieving this model. As he stated, the way to reach the cities of the future is, ecological transformation through three key parameters: use of renewable energies, efficient energy management and CO2 compensation.

And this transformation must go hand in hand with public administration, which “must be a model and an example to advance in this field”. decarbonization process», drew attention to Uxue Itoiz, General Manager of Industry, Energy and Strategic Projects S3, Government of Navarra.

Even so, public administrations can set the roadmap, but active participation of society and companies is essential. “We are in times of great change, environmental education and awareness are essential,” said Celsa Monrós, generalitat Valenciana’s regional secretary for climate emergency and ecological transition, managing director of climate change. In his speech, he emphasized the important role of companies in decarbonisation.

Round tables have been a novelty of this II forum. HECTOR SOURCES

And of course, in a region like Alicante, an important issue to be addressed is, Gezi connected innovationin terms of managing tourist saturation in visitor density areas.

Metropolitan area, mobility and transport

This forum also addressed the strategic axes around the world. construction, transportation and transportation industry. As it was revealed at one of the conferences, the construction industry is responsible for 38% of energy consumption, 35% of CO2 emissions, consumes 40% of raw materials and produces 40% of waste.

«The weight of the structure is very important and the Generalitat Valenciana work precisely in the way of the circular economy. Basically, our main goal is to promote the decarbonisation of the built environment and the resilience of habitat,” stressed Laura Soto, Deputy Vice President regional secretary for Bioclimatic Architecture and Energy Sustainability and Generalitat Valenciana Ministry of Housing and Bioclimatic Architecture.

Likewise, different projects and policies carried out for the promotion of a society more sustainable mobility even in the maritime sector, with the aim of keeping cities free of neutral, 100% CO2 emissions.

venture exchange

Infrastructure and maintenance blocks, Gezi, technology Y new destinations The last day of the forum held on Friday morning is closed. this sport as an inclusion vector It was one of the topics to be discussed at the roundtable, alongside the digitization of infrastructure to guarantee greater fluidity of daily traffic and approach to future mobility.

Meetings were held in a very dynamic format throughout the Forum.

The organizer of the forum, Sandrine Gil, closed the day by drawing attention to the following: links between public and private spaces“We were lucky enough to hear the presentations and roundtables at a very good level, we were able to see everything being conducted at the national level. Such meetings are useful and important to bring the business and public initiatives closer together».

The meeting point of technological supply and demand

II. The International Forum «Cities and sustainable tourism 5.0» previously had a technical seminar – initiated by Juan Ignacio Torregrosa, managing director for the Advancement of the Digital Society – aimed specifically at learning about business and projects. most outstanding initiatives The Digital Zone is linked to the Open Innovation Challenges and the Franco-Spanish Chamber.

Also, in this first session Meetings with a very dynamic format called speed networking between startups, companies and invited institutions

this Active cooperation of the Franco-Spanish Chamber Veolia, Lacroix, ESRI, Seeders Capital, FOQUM OpZaim, Smart To also participated in the event, as well as companies such as Agbar, ENVAC, Iberdrola or Siemens, which reinforced their orientation towards sustainability with their participation. People, IoTsens, Aresar M, Easymile, Pickurheel, ANEN and Hovering Solutions and others.

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