TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
MUNI WORLD is an annual offline think tank, focused on brainstorming key challenges and threats facing Smart Cities. Mayors and senior officers from the leading global cities, get together to reveal proven best practices and exchange expertise.
The 2019 MUNI WORLD will feature a 3-day special international program, focusing on areas pertaining to smart cities- innovation, sustainability, strategies and approaches of urban planning, transportation, and a special exhibition and conference about the threats of urban terrorism on smart cities.
Come and join forces with TOP industry leaders to identify hazards and find solutions.
MUNI EXPO is attended by mayors and municipality leaders, director generals of municipalities and corporations, financial managers, information officers, treasurers, city planners, architects, city improvement department heads, security officers, education, welfare, sports and culture administrators, city and municipal council members, Academic experts, procurement administrators, and many more. Government Ministers and Parliament members and attaches, also attend the event, as well as other government officials of various ranks holding portfolios in the above-mentioned areas, who work in collaboration with the local government.
MUNI WORLD 2019 is an opportunity to learn and be exposed to the latest information, activities and advancements in the industry via a range of meetings and conferences, in addition to an extensive exhibition and fascinating tours of accelerators and startups in Israel.
In the wake of increasing threats in cities and large population centers worldwide, the central theme of MUNI WORLD Global Brainstorming, this year, will provide an opportunity for discussion about the threats of urban security.
Last year, the event earned high praise among the approximately 500 visitors from around the world, including 200 mayors who attended. The participants conferred on the enormous cyber threat on Smart Cities, and explored Israel’s municipally-owned innovation ecosystems – The municipal Accelerators.
Following last year’s success, and within the general framework of municipal innovation, the central theme of MUNI WORLD 2019 conference will be Urban Security.
This year, we are honored to hold the MUNI WORLD conference, in cooperation with CTED- the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate in the United Nations!
The United Nations Security Council resolution 2396 (2017) calls on member states to establish and strengthen national, regional and international partnerships with stakeholders, both public and private, to share information and experience in order to prevent, protect, mitigate, investigate, respond to and recover from damage from threats against civilian targets.
It is vital that governments, local authorities and cities work together with the private sector and share information on threats, vulnerabilities, risks and mitigation measures. Joint training, communications networks and early-warning mechanisms should be introduced or strengthened, particularly in the areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, preparedness, investigation, response and recovery.
In recent years, security has advanced from the battlefields and distant countries to major cities in Europe, the US, Asia and elsewhere in the world. Major cities, far from war zones and full of tourists and citizens on their way to work, are suddenly having to cope with the threat of security, explosive devices and other threats.
Terror has moved from the battlefield to the cities we live in!
Life in these cities, some of which are ethnically diverse and with large population of immigrants, is becoming more and more complex. The combination of fear, suspicion, the presence of police and army forces in city Centers, and the need to deploy special security forces, conduct screenings and more, has created a new sense of reality in modern cities.
How do we manage all this without disrupting the daily routine of millions?
How do we cope with rising extremism among various sub-groups in the population?
How do we protect cities and take serious security measures, alongside the existence of a regular Day-to-day routine?
Israel has many years of experience coping with these challenges and handling security threats in its major cities. It has become a world leader in the development of technologies and security systems for cities in the fields of Identifying threats, prevention, coping and confining threats while they’re in action and protecting public events and large urban areas. Research & Development conducted by numerous startup companies in Israel has not overlooked this field, and Israeli companies are dealing with security technologies from several different angles: biometric technologies, sensors, cameras, artificial intelligence, video analytics, and cross-sharing of information between them via advanced cyber technologies.
MUNI EXPO, the annual event of the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel [FLAI], is the foremost of its kind in the Middle East. Attended by some 8,000 senior directors and managers of 257 local authorities in Israel. The Expo’s strength lies in the collaborations formed during the event, and its impact on the daily lives of millions of citizens.
The 2018 MUNI EXPO featured 170 exhibitors and 160 speakers in four halls, and included a wide range of conferences and sessions.
MUNI EXPO, a two-day exhibition and networking event for Israeli and international service providers, is held in a pavilion spanning 6000m2.
As befitting the ‘Start-Up Nation’, the Expo will showcase 170 companies, start-ups and municipally-owned accelerators in the field of urban technological development, whose goal is to provide smart solutions for the variety of challenges faced by local government and municipalities. These include cyber security threats, transportation, infrastructure, building, engineering, security, defense and many more – both the challenges that cities are facing today, and the future challenges yet to come.
Registered international participants of the MUNI WORLD Global Brainstorming are granted full access to all the events of MUNI EXPO 2019.
Dear colleagues, friends and partners,
I have the honor of inviting you to participate in MUNIEXPO 2019 – the annual international Municipal Innovation Conference held by the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel – which will take place at the Tel Aviv Convention Center on February 26-28th, 2019.
The largest Municipal event of the year, led by the Federation of Local Authorities in Israel, serves as fertile ground for innovation, entrepreneurship and business interactions and supplies members of local authorities with practical means of realizing innovative goals within their regions of jurisdiction. The strength of the convention lies in the collaborations formed among its participants and the subsequent impact on the daily lives of millions of inhabitants.
Over 200 mayors from Jewish and Arab towns in Israel will attend the event, alongside representatives from local authorities abroad. MUNIEXPO will take place for the 3rd consecutive year, following last year's success with over 170 technology-oriented companies and service providers, including significant private sector actors in the global arena, as well as at least 8,000 decision makers and buyers from Israel and over 80 international delegations. One of the highlights in the events will be the international MUNIEXPO exhibition dedicated to urban innovation and smart cities.
In the wake of increasing threats to cities and large population centers worldwide, the main theme of MUNIWORLD Conference this year will be Urban Security. Over recent years, terrorism has increasingly shifted from the battlefield to the cities we live in.
The conference visitors will also have the opportunity to attend special roundtable sessions with ministers, parliament members (MKs), local authority administrators and key figures in local governance, representatives of the Israeli economy, members of the academia, members of the media, as well as dozens of mayors and key functionaries from cities worldwide.
We would be honored to have you!
Chairman, Federation of Local Authorities in Israel
* program of 2019
Visiting Municipal Accelerators
Participants can join special visits to explore Israel’s municipally-owned Innovation ecosystems and learn first-hand from the top-performing Israeli municipalities about how to build an efficient municipal accelerator.
Global session on urban security and an exhibition in a separate area of the Muni Expo urban Fair The brainstorming sessions will discuss in detail new and inventive counter security solutions, along with Key prominent figures from the Israeli security forces – including Israeli Security Forces, IDF and the Mossad, that will are their invaluable experience and insights from countless of operations through the years. Alongside the brainstorming session an HLS & counter security technologies exhibition will be held in the main lobby of the event.
Smart City Conference and Innovation Exhibition in Muni Expo
Despite its size, Israel has a disproportionate impact on global innovation. Quite a few Israeli startups became high-tech giants, such as Check Point and Waze.
These and other incredible achievements inspire the young Municipal accelerators based startups, such as Doorbill, Rapid, Stepin, H2H, Seekwhale, Zipwize, WeAsQ, Soiot.be, WanderOn, GreenQ, Nativeex, Kaboola, iWitness.
Israeli innovation ecosystem has the world’s highest density of startups per capita. Israel has the second-highest concentration of cyber-defense companies in the world. In the $80 billion global cyber security market, Israel commands 10% market share.
Israeli economy ranked 3rd most stable and 10th most innovative in the world.
Over 300 digital multinational companies set up their R&D labs in the country.
Join us to discover what makes Israel’s innovation ecosystem so fruitful and successful.WORLD Global Brainstorming are granted full access to all the events of MUNI EXPO 2019.
Tel Aviv Convention Center: Pavilion 2
Tel Aviv Convention Center is the largest and most advanced convention center in Israel. It is located in northern Tel Aviv, 15 min drive from city center, adjacent to the Tel Aviv University and within walking distance from the 'University' Railway Station.
Muni World will offer the participants an all-day shuttle to TLV offered hotels.
Directions By Public Transportation:
Rakevet israel – The University train station is near the Tel Aviv Convention Center – Rakevet israel website
Egged – Bus number 521 – Egged website
Dan – Buses numbers 12, 22, 40, 89, 189, 389 – Dan website|
Metropolin – Buses numbers 47, 48, 247 from Tel Aviv center and Raanana/Kefar Saba/Herzliya/Ramat Ha’Sharon – Metropolin website
Kavim – Bus number 137 – Kavim website
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