Tokyo 2021

Major Events
Planning for big events requires long lead times. Event organisers have to decide even now whether to proceed with their 2021 editions:
  • CES - To go ahead with a smaller show, augmented by digital
  • Barcelona - MWC: expressions of interest invited
  • Geneva - GMS: cancelled, may return in 2022
  • Frankfurt - IAA: Munich wins bid to replace Frankfurt
  • Tokyo - Olympics: under debate but hopeful
  • Rotterdam - Eurovision: gets the green light
  • Hannover - Hannover Messe tentative
  • Cannes - Cannes Lions tentative
  • Dubai - Expo 2020 🠆 2021
  • Dakar - Youth Olympics 2022 🠆 2026
Big trade fairs can't be easily virtualized as buyers need to kick the tyres. Find out how trade exhibitions can proceed in an online discussion on July 7th.

Smart City
How cities can be smart with bugzilla at the gate?
  • Operationally, using IoT (eg. wearable trackers) is one way. To be explored in an online meet on July 22nd.
  • Strategically, it could involve, say, staggering work hours. In addition to 9-5, have 8-4 and 10-6 as well. Theoretically and instantly, public transport will have 3 times more capacity, peak traffic 3 times less congested and lunching out 3 times less crowded.