The meeting will be held from 13 to16 October in Lleida as part of the International Municipal Equipment and Services Trade Fair
The Latin American Union of Municipalities and the Fira de Lleida have organized a major international meeting entitled “International Technical Mission: Sustainable Solutions for our Cities” which will be held from 13 to 16 October in Lleida as part of the Municipalia trade fair. The meeting, which brings together mayors, councillors, senior management, public administration specialists, and experts from a number of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, provides an important platform for the exchange of experiences and for debate on municipal development and the challenges faced by cities and their inhabitants in the search for intelligent, effective and sustainable development.
The International Technical Mission: Sustainable Solutions for our Cities will involve a number of talks, lectures, and presentations, as well as workshops on business solutions, meetings and various activities. These are all aimed at promoting an exchange of knowledge, and analysis and reflection amongst public and private stakeholders, which include representatives from business and centres of innovation, technicians, and specialists related to the field of municipal development.
The sessions are divided into three main areas: policies and measures needed to promote sustainability in cities; green cities which are resilient, self-sufficient, and socially, economically and environmentally sustainable; and energy as an agent of change in cities. Within these main areas subjects such as the following will be discussed: waste management in Spanish and Latin American cities, water management, mobility, efficient construction, cost-reduction in public lighting, and financing and international aid within the context of sustainability.
With the capacity to host 320 main exhibitors and 20,000 visiting professionals, Municipalia (The International Equipment and Municipal Services Trade Fair) will be held from 13 to 16 October in the Fira de Lleida exhibition site. This major event, which will be held for the 18th time this year, has established itself as the leading municipal development event in Spain, and one of the most important trade fairs in Europe dealing with municipal equipment and services. In addition to the exhibition area itself, Municipalia is host to around 50 parallel activities, including technical workshops, meetings and professional conventions.