About The Forum

In this era of mass urbanisation, nine out of ten Australians live in a town or city and two thirds in one of the capital cities. Cities generate 80% of Australia’s gross domestic product and are social and cultural hubs, ranking highly every year on liveability indices. With services, infrastructure and resources under increasing strain from a growing and ageing population, it is vital that we be well prepared to ensure cities remain sustainable, resilient and liveable for all.

We recognise that as the international smart cities movement grow mature, Australian cities must move fast to put together smart city strategic framework to remain the frontrunner in the global race. Local governments and councils should thus consider the coming years as the testing grounds for reaching new heights enabled by breakthroughs in data and digital technologies as well as collaborative efforts between key stakeholders. Through adopting innovations that fold seamlessly into how citizens live their lives, cities can intelligently prepare for the changing needs of the community, the environment and the economy.

Understanding your need to build cities of the future for all to live, work and play, Clariden Global cordially invites you to the 3rd Smart Cities and Urban Transformation Forum 2018 – Designing Smart Cities of the Future with Innovations, Sustainability and Inclusiveness this coming October in Melbourne. Join the exclusive global gathering of city leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors and thinkers for meaningful exchanges to catalyze Australia smart city developments. This event is carefully researched and crafted with the most desired and unparalleled actionable insights, proven solutions and effective strategies to help you understand not only “what’s next” on the road to smarter, more liveable, workable and sustainable cities but also the roadmap on getting there.

Why Join This Forum


  1. Be part of the exclusive gathering of city leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors and thinkers for meaningful exchanges to catalyze Australia smart city developments
  2. Stay ahead of the technology curve and discover what is truly cutting-edge within the smart cities sphere to future-proof your cities
  3. Embrace new digital technologies intelligently to shape the sustainable, inclusive, future-ready and people-first cities we all want to live in
  4. Acquire actionable insights, proven solutions and effective strategies to know not only “what’s next” on the road to more liveable, workable and sustainable cities but roadmap on getting there
  5. Engage and network with some of most innovative minds at the forefront of the smart cities movement to build valuable partnerships in the thriving times of novel breakthroughs


Smart Cities Innovation Showcase

The pre-forum Smart Cities Innovations Showcase will provide an unprecedented stage for city councils and top companies across Australia to showcase some of the most progressive, exciting innovations that will spark Australian cities’ transformation and urban renewal.  You will discover how integration of technological innovations such as AI, smart sensors and IoTs with urban services can optimize citizen experience in this smart city transformation and how city councils can reduce their costs and resource consumption while driving urban renewal with inclusivity and innovations.

Technology Showcase

  • Smart Sensors to Monitor Traffic Pattern
  • Big Data Predictive Analytics and City Planning
  • Making Smart Cities Smarter with Artificial Intelligence
  • Interactive Bus Stops
  • Streetlights with Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Environmental Monitoring and Waste Management
  • Smart Lighting and Smart Energy
  • 3D City Modeling
  • Responsive Public Lighting
  • Waste Management Solutions
  • Smart and Connected Communities
  • Smart Transportation
    • Smart Parking
    • Autonomous Vehicles
    • Electric Vehicles
    • Bike Sharing System

Future Smart Cities Site Tour


Following Smart Cities Innovations Showcase, delegates will experience the Future Smart Cities Site Tour where you will see physically discover how smart city analytics can aid city planning and design, latest urban renewal and transformation projects at Smart Cities Melbourne and discover smart mobility solutions at UNSW’s Smart Cities Research Cluster / CityLab by City of Melbourne. Participants will also discover how City of Melbourne are using data and technology to enhance citizen engagement, experience and service delivery  and how these cities are using open data, predictive analytics and AI to gain deeper understanding towards smarter cities and resource optimization.