From Smart Cities to Intelligent Communities
Take Home Deals & Ideals from the ICF Global Summit
The ICF Summit is unlike any ”smart city,” urban planning or economic development conference you will attend. It is an intimate setting, perfect for networking and has four takeaways that people have been coming for since 2004 to learn how to go from “smart city” to Intelligent Community and true, sustainable growth:
- Leads. The economic development matchmaking sessions connect you to New York tech companies, investors and other cities.
- A Proven Method for Growth. Meet officials from cities, counties and metro areas who have faced similar challenges and tried the ICF Method as the centerpiece of their growth and sustainability policiesToday they are known around the world for their success and quality of life.
- Inspiration. Workshops, awards programs and inspiring examples teach, encourage and reinforce your community’s journey, and support your path forward.
- International Opportunities. McKinsey estimates that 80% of the world’s trade will cross international borders within 10 years. Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Solow proved that 80% of economic growth comes from technology innovation. The ICF Summit brings together cities and towns from Canada, Taiwan, Scandanavia, Europe and South America and has been the direct route to international opportunities in the innovation economy for nearly 180 of them.
The Summit Returns to New York
We are back home for one year. Following the London Summit at the Siemens Crystal in 2018, the ICF Global Summit will come back home to New York City in June 2019. And then it’s on the road again! So this is your year to be in New York with the ICF family of communities. More information soon. For specific requests contact Matthew Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org