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Smart Cities Council Expands its Presence to the Middle East

Submitted by Robyn Francis on June 4, 2024

Washington DC, USA

Smart Cities Council is pleased to announce the establishment of a permanent presence in Dubai, United Arab Emirates to service our expanding membership base and operations in the region.

Working closely with Global Partner, IFZA (International Free Zone Authority), SCC is now directly servicing the region with our full suite of products, services and programs for the Smart Cities, Smart Buildings and Technology sectors.

“Our activities in the Middle East and North Africa have been growing at an exponential rate in the last 18 months,” said SCC Global President, Corey Gray. With a growing member base in the UAE, Saudia Arabia and Qatar, now was the time to establish a permanent presence.”

“We are pleased to be able to collaborate with Smart Cities Council in the region”, added Holger Schlechter, CFO of IFZA.

“Helping organisations establish themselves quickly and efficiently in the region is what we do at IFZA, and working with Smart Cities Council and their rapidly expanding member base to do this is core to our activities and allows them to focus on the important work that they do.”

SCC’s Task Forces, Smart Cities Academy, capital investment, trade & investment and professional services will kick off in July with an official opening event to be announced soon in early October.

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Robyn Francis
Events and Engagement Lead
Smart Cities Council

About Smart Cities Council

Headquartered in Washington DC, Smart Cities Council, (“SCC”), is the world’s largest and longest-running membership-based Social Impact Organisation for Smart Cities, Smart Buildings, and Technology.

With operations in over 30 countries globally, SCC leads policy and advocacy, and through Global Thought Leaders, Regional Leads, Task Forces, Events, and Partnerships SCC develops thought leadership, knowledge, playbooks, educational assets and tools that enable the creation of positive, self-sustaining social, environmental and economic benefits.

About International Free Zone Authority (IFZA)

IFZA offers a wide range of business solutions designed to provide companies with a streamlined process for establishing and growing their operations in the Middle East. Their comprehensive services support companies from initial setup through to long-term success.