The Global Village Publishing team attended the Smart City Expo in Curitiba, Brazil hosting an impressive five thousand plus visitors over two-days. Almost two-hundred international speakers engaged audiences with the latest technologies, challenges and solutions addressing the future of Smart Cities.
The Brazilian people are embracing the possibilities and potential of Smart Cities, with an eye on being a leader in this space. So, it was no surprise that the event was enthusiastically supported by global industry thought leaders, organizations, and local government leaders like Ratinho Junior, Governor of Paraná and Rafael Greca, Mayor of Curitiba.
According to Roberto Marcelino, founder and partner of ICities (event organizer) Smart City Expo Curitiba clearly demonstrates that Smart Cities are being embraced by everyday society, no longer science-fiction but rather science-fact. These are exciting times as the world transitions to a more sustainable future.
During the event ICities announced a partnership with Global Village Publishing and ADDSOLUTIONS introducing the latest book in the INNOVATE® Book Series, INNOVATE™ Curitiba.
Francisco Britto, Global Village Publishing’s local partner, highlighted the importance of forming alliances with visionary organizations like ICities to ensure support and success of local projects – a model that has worked exceptionally well for Global Village Publishing in over 50 countries.
INNOVATE™ Curitiba will be a showcase of all the innovators and thought leaders who are making a positive difference across the region, reinforcing Curitiba’s position as a growing hub of innovation and entrepreneurship.
INNOVATE™ Curitiba will be a unique 300+ page premium coffee-table book featuring the top home-grown innovators and innovation enablers who are shifting the landscape across Curitiba and Brazil. INNOVATE™ Curitiba will also be available as an e-book and an online platform, representing a network with a common goal of ensuring the region’s top innovators connect and succeed. In the spirit of innovation, the book is embedded with augmented reality video, delivering true convergence of offline and online platforms, enabling the book to literally come alive in your hands.