For the 4th year, the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CCBC) supports the most important smart cities event in Brazil. The Connected Smart Cities 2019 will be held on September 17 and 18, 2019, in São Paulo.

In its 5th edition, the Connected Smart Cities will be held on September 17 and 18, 2019, in São Paulo. For the fourth year, the initiative is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CCBC). The CCBC brings together Brazilian and Canadian companies operating in the main economic segments and aims to stimulate, support and expand trade and investment relations between private companies in Brazil and Canada, as well as to promote cultural and technological exchange between the two countries.

To talk about the partnership with the Connected Smart Cities, a national event that will bring together experts, entities, companies and governments and present the best practices for a smart city, we interviewed the Director of Institutional Relations of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CCBC), Paulo by Castro Reis.


Check out the interview with the director of the CCBC, Paulo de Castro Reis, about the Connected Smart Cities, who tells about the practical results that the entity has conquered in previous editions of the event.

Connected Smart Cities: Why participate again in the Connected Smart Cities and what are the expectations for the 2019 edition? 

Paulo de Castro Reis: Taking part in another issue of Connected Smart Cities is a great opportunity to encourage the creation of innovative and efficient projects in Brazilian municipalities. We have been able to map prominent initiatives in Canadian cities in the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CCBC), which could further result in promoting the exchange of knowledge and business among nations. As sponsors and coordinators of projects such as Connected Smart Cities, which seek technological solutions for the sector, we want to get even closer to city halls and other agents, with the goal of creating smarter cities here in Brazil.

It is also important to highlight that the CCBC always seeks to participate in initiatives such as the Connected Smart Cities, which bring good practices not only to the market, but also to the governmental spheres, to help each one more in the development process of Brazilian cities inspired by the context of Canadian efficiency.


Connected Smart Cities: What is the relationship between the entity’s performance with Connected Smart Cities and the theme of smart cities?

Paulo de Castro Reis: Considering that Brazil is still moving towards smart cities, it is necessary to be inspired by models that are emerging internationally by the management of the technology added to efficiency in cities. In this context, Canada has been showing how it is possible to become one of the largest players in the world in terms of innovation. Like the CCBC that identifies business opportunities between Brazil and Canada we could not be left out when it comes to finding ways and references in the Canadian scenario to have a more innovative country.


Connected Smart Cities: Has CCBC developed any initiative / project based on Connected Smart Cities actions?

Paulo de Castro Reis: In our four editions of Connected Smart Cities, we have been able to present Canada as one of the leading references in technology and innovation, whose Brazilian cities can and should be inspired. In this context, our approach was very positive with the prefectures, since, through this relationship achieved in the Connected Smart Cities, we have resulted in several special missions, where we take commissions from Brazilian cities to Canada with the intention of further promoting the approximation of the two countries and bring news to the Brazilian scenario.


Partnership 100 Open Startups
Through its partnership with the 100 Open Startups platform, the Connected Smart Cities 2019 will be attended by startups with the purpose of promoting a curation focused on transforming Brazilian cities, through innovations that offer the integration of services with citizens.

Ranking Connected Smart Cities
In its 5th edition, the Connected Smart Cities Ranking aims to define the cities with the greatest potential for development in Brazil, being divided into four results: General, by Thematic Axis, Region and by Population Range. The Ranking is made up of indicators from 11 main sectors: mobility, urbanism, environment, energy, technology and innovation, economy, education, health, safety, entrepreneurship and governance, the same Connected Smart Cities. To access the 2018 Ranking indicators, CLICK HERE!  

Connected Smart Cities 2019 Awards
Connected Smart Cities also includes the Connected Smart Cities Award in the operational and pre-operational categories. The award recognizes initiatives by organizations that present innovative and problem-solving businesses with the goal of making cities more intelligent, connected and human. CLICK HERE and access the result of the 2018 edition!        

Connected Smart Cities | National Event
Date: September 17 and 18, 2019
Location: Centro de Convenções Frei Caneca, Rua Frei Caneca, 569, Consolação, São Paulo/SP