Intelligent Cities Exhibition & Conference (ICEC), a top smart and sustainable cities event in the Middle East and Africa, is scheduled to be held in Cairo, Egypt for the first time. The high profile event will take place on September 29 and 30 at Fairmont Heliopolis. ICEC brings together the most influential real estate investors, designers, government and telecoms authorities to deploy turn-key sustainable intelligent city projects as a springboard for development. ICEC is backed by industry leaders such as ECG (Engineering Consultants Group), HitekNOFAL Solutions, Calix, Nile ICT, ABB, Barkouky Electric, Digital Com, R&M, Cisco, Emaar, to name a few. It is a leading event to gain insight on how to generate significant returns by turning developments into intelligent sustainable projects, said Ahmed Issa, CEO, ROOT Technologies. “ICEC brings together a unique eco-system to deploy turn-key intelligent cities, engaging government leaders, international technology vendors, leading real estate developers, contractors, investor groups and consultants to share global level expertise and best practices in addition to comprehensive local market knowledge for the benefit of Egypt and the MEA region,” Issa added. Technology layers to be addressed by industry experts include FTTx, triple play, telecom, mobility, green technology, security systems, data centres, access control, wiring devices, environmental analysis, connected cars, home automation, irrigation systems and renewable energies, among others. The conference is dedicated to promoting knowledge sharing and networking opportunities while the exhibition space allows participants to showcase their innovations, technologies and products to key decision makers.