Project Finance International organizes Metropolitan Solutions for the Hannover Fair 2014
The majority of the world’s population today lives in cities and conurbations, and the proportion of city-dwellers will continue to increase rapidly. But many of our cities can no longer accommodate the demands of their inhabitants – and that situation is only going to get worse in future unless our urban infrastructure is systematically expanded, upgraded and made safer and more reliable. There are two major challenges to be confronted. Firstly, in order to ensure that urban populations can live together in harmony, their infrastructure needs to be safe, secure and reliable. And secondly, the people who plan and design this infrastructure must live up to their regional and global responsibilities.
Metropolitan Solutions is the largest international platform presenting cross-industry technological solutions for urban infrastructures. Exhibitors showcase intelligent solution ideas for the urban challenges of the present and the future.
These are technologies that deal with energy, water and wastewater as well as mobility and building infrastructures in cities.
Visit the Metropolitan Solutions in Hall 26 to learn about beacon projects that show the way forward in visionary urban development and the successful implementation of pioneering solutions. Take a close-up look at a wide range of bestpractice
case studies featuring the latest technologies and discuss the individual projects with the relevant experts.
Metropolitan Solutions Forum features an all-day program of keynote talks, technical presentations and panel discussions. The Forum’s lineup of high-caliber speakers offers information and advice in a wide range of areas, including technology, project
planning and financing – basically everything you need to know about the challenges confronting today’s urban infrastructure and the latest solutions available to meet them.
International experts discuss the city of the future on all five days of the show. One particular question being explored is whether a productive discourse is possible between the large, older cities in the traditional industrialized countries, and the exploding cities in the emerging and developing countries.
Financing is the overarching topic in the Forum. This is the reason why experts from the World Bank, KfW Banking Group and European Investmentbank participate during the 5 days conference.
The European Commission serves as official patron to Metropolitan Solutions.