Smart South Island Symposium, November 25

If you had the opportunity to fix one challenge impacting the South Island region, what would it be? Is your commute driving you crazy? Would you tackle the affordable housing issue? Maybe access to healthcare is at the top of your list?

Join the South Island Prosperity Project on November 25 to share your opinion, speak your mind and influence the future of our region by helping us define our ‘Smart’ 2040 Vision.

This is the first event in a two-part Smart South Island Symposium series hosted by the South Island Prosperity Project, to debate the opportunities and challenges that come with the smart and sustainable development of communities across the South Island region.

This interactive 3.5 hour session facilitated by Happy City author, Charles Montgomery, is designed to provide guests an opportunity to engage with speakers, ask questions and vote in real-time on what challenges our region should try to solve with ‘Smart’ solutions.

Keynote speaker Jose Quadrio Alves is a Future Cities expert from CGI who will introduce audience members to a number of Smart City megatrends being implemented around the globe. Following this, a local panel of experts will discuss some of the possibilities and opportunities for our region to create positive social outcomes by applying smart technology in the following areas:

  • Housing 
  • Transportation & Mobility 
  • Economic Resiliency & Inclusion 
  • Human Health 
  • Environmental Health  

Building upon the momentum from the November 25 event, SIPP will be holding an open Innovation Challenge at a second Smart South Island Symposium - tentatively scheduled for late January. Groups will be invited to pitch their best ‘smart’ pilot project ideas for a chance to compete for three prize packages valued at $15,000. The prize money is to help refine pilot projects, and an opportunity to be included in the South Island’s federal Smart Cities Challenge proposal to the federal government.

Learn more about the Smart Cities Challenge at 

Tickets for this event are limited - register your spot today!