Partnerships & Innovation for Smart Cities (GAEF 2021)

Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021

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Online Forum
8:45AM to 12PM

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German American Economic Forum 2021: Smart Cities

After seven online panel discussions introducing and creating awareness for the many technical solutions available to “smart” cities, we are concluding this successful series with the German American Economic Forum: Smart Cities 2021 focussing on the needed partnerships and innovative technologies  to develop and achieve the city of tomorrow.

Cities are facing unprecedented challenges related to climate change, urban sprawl, scarcity of resources, inequality, safety, any many more. Innovative technology solutions can help to make cities “smart” and can also provide new energy sources, improve energy efficiency in buildings, manage traffic or logistical flow.

Join our interactive live panel discussions to hear from industry, academic and municipal leaders in Germany and the U.S. as they discuss pathways and their visions for Smart Cities. Ask questions and join fellow participants for a virtual coffee break over Zoom to meet & mingle!



8:30AM:            Video Highlights from online series
8:45AM:            Welcome & Opening of the Forum

9:00AM:              Keynote “Innovation for City Solutions”

9:15 AM:            Panel 1 “Pathways to Smart Cities”


10:15AM to 10:45AM Virtual Coffeee Break

  • Meet & Mingle on Zoom

10:45 AM:              Keynote “Partnerships for implementing Smart Cities”

11:00 AM:            Panel 2 “Visions for a Smarter Future for Cities”


Format:            Online Forum
Date:                Tuesday, October 26th
Platform:         Ask questions and watch here: Link to LiveStream
                          Chat, meet & mingle: Link to Zoom Meeting
Time:                8:45AM EST to 12PM EST

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Presenting Sponsor of the Smart Cities virtual event series:

Special thanks to MilliporeSigma for providing the technology and support to host this event.

The German American Business Council in Boston (GABC) is New England’s premier organization dedicated to fostering German-American business and comprised of many of the region’s key German-American companies. The independent, member-driven organization successfully connects key decision makers driving German-American business interests by offering high-level networking platforms and offering access to German governmental agencies. German companies employ more than 700,000 people in the U.S. with almost 18,000 in Massachusetts alone.

The German American Economic Forum (GAEF)  is the GABC’s annual flagship event bringing together different stakeholders over one focus topic. GAEF takes up current economic affairs and future topics from different industries to provide a networking, learning and discussion opportunity for stakeholders from the private sector, academia, government and civil society. GAEF draws on the strong German-American business community to showcase innovative solutions from Germany industry and American businesses with German ties. The focus of GAEF 2019 held at Northeastern University was Healthcare.