Showcase Your Innovations and Thought Leadership at a 2020 Smart Class: Transport, Emissions & Air Quality, Waste Management, Urban Spaces, Energy and Water Management Editions!


Are you wondering which of the UK’s Smart City Tech events will enable you to most effectively present your solutions, success stories and thought leadership credentials to a qualified audience of genuine buyers and collaborators? If so, why not consider an exclusive Innovation Sponsorship Package at our highly-acclaimed Smart Classes as part of your 2020 events media strategy!

Smart Classes

Smart Classes are half-day, knowledge exchange and lead generation events. Uniquely, they give strictly buyer side stakeholders the opportunity to find out exactly how they can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices to tackle the challenges faced by aspiring smart cities, regions and communities, public service providers and critical infrastructure operators.

Our tried-and-tested format is built around thought-leadership presentations from innovators, in-depth roundtable discussions hosted by the innovator’s teams of experts, and insightful keynotes delivered by inspirational role models. There are further networking opportunities over breakfast, drinks and lunch buffet and we create a warm event environment (often at characterful, out-of-the-box venues) to keep our carefully curated audiences fully engaged. Smart Classes ensure that technology disruptors really can inform, consult and collaborate with the city-regions and key sector leads.

Click here to discover the “Market context” of Smart Classes and peruse descriptions of our TRANSPORT, EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY, WASTE MANAGEMENT, PUBLIC REALM & URBAN SPACES, ENERGY and WATER MANAGEMENT editions for the year ahead.

Smart Classes Schedule for 2020 (and beyond):

TRANSPORT Smart Class, Wales 2020 – Cardiff, 31st January 2020

TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2020 – Birmingham, 5th March 2020

EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class, Southern England 2020 – London, 15th April 2020

WASTE MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2020 – London, 15th April 2020

TRANSPORT Smart Class, North of England 2020 – Manchester, 9th June 2020

TRANSPORT Smart Class, Scotland 2020 – Edinburgh, 10th September 2020

TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2020 – London, 13th October 2020

PUBLIC REALM & URBAN SPACES Smart Class 2020 – London, 13th October 2020

ENERGY Smart Class 2020 – Birmingham, 12th November 2020

WATER MANAGEMENT Smart Class 2020 – Birmingham, 12th November 2020

EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class, Midlands & North 2020 – Sheffield, 10th December 2020


Re the first quarter of 2021: a TRANSPORT Smart Class for South West England or Wales will be hosted in Bristol or Cardiff in late January 2021 and TRANSPORT Smart Class, Midlands 2021 will be hosted in Nottingham during the first half of March 2021.

Smart Class Innovation Sponsorship Packages

We’re able to accommodate up to 5 innovators or solution vendors per Smart Class in an “Innovation Sponsor” capacity. This opportunity is also available to organisations who source or advise on digital technology-enabled solutions, data driven insights and smart best practices that can play a key role in helping our buyer side delegates address their transport and mobility, emissions and air quality, waste management, public realm, energy, water management or healthcare challenges.

Each sponsor represents a priority innovation topic (and associated area of application) in an initial thought leadership presentation delivered by their speaker and deeper-dive roundtable consultations, hosted by their teams of experts, with the delegates.

Innovation sponsors also benefit from considerable post-event exposure, unrivalled lead generation services, promotion across our social media channels, blog or article opportunities on the Smart Classes “Knowledge Base”, logo branding (online and onscreen), and more! Check out the Event Sponsorship page on our website for full details and to view a selection of testimonials from previous Smart Class sponsors. Here’s additional feedback from some of our delegates!

The regular cost of an Innovation Sponsorship Package is £6,950 per Smart Class. However, we’re currently offering a limited number of discounted options (e.g. for “Early Bird” bookings, “Series” commitments, start-up innovators or innovators representing certain “Prioritised” topics) so contact us here to see if you qualify for a concessionary rate!

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