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Mastercard at Smart City Expo: Welcome to City Possible!

November 7, 2018 Financial No Comments Email Email

Every month, the world’s urban population grows by six million. That’s the same number of people currently living in Singapore or Toronto – moving to cities across the globe in search of new opportunities.

This influx of new residents brings increased cultural and commercial growth – the very things that make cities feel vibrant and alive. It also causes issues: managing complex demands on legacy infrastructure and ensuring access to essential services are shared challenges for cities of all shapes and sizes.

Mastercard is squarely focused on advancing inclusive urbanization – using our technology, data insights and partnerships to connect communities, enable mobility, and drive small business growth.

That means putting people at the center of urban design – and focusing on initiatives that improve quality of life.

This is the inspiration for City Possible, a new approach to addressing urban challenges by bringing cities together with a united private sector. Next week at Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Mastercard invites city, business and community leaders to experience the power of collaboration through a series of demos and conversations.

In addition to Partner Talks that will be hosted in our booth (space #B225) throughout the conference, Mastercard executives will participate in a number of congress sessions:

Tuesday, November 13:

  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Miguel Gamiño, executive vice president for global cities will participate in a key-note panel on “Bringing down barriers: what building an all-inclusive society means” (Main Auditorium).
  • 6:20 – 7:10 p.m.: Sapan Shah, vice president, enterprise partnerships will participate in a talk on “How interconnected devices can change life in a city” (Digital Transformation Room).

Wednesday, November 14:

  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Hany Fam executive vice president, enterprise partnerships will lead a panel on “Innovative ways of collaboration” (Governance & Finance Room).

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