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Metropolitan Solutions to Premiere Live, 24-Hour Global Conference


Three Locations, Three Time Zones, Six Keynote Themes; Live Webcast; Closing Ceremony November 7 in Hannover, Germany

HANNOVER, Germany & PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Urbanization is sweeping across the globe, particularly in Asia and the Americas. With surging populations, the world’s big cities face communications, environmental management, energy supply, housing, mobility, safety and security challenges.

The live Metropolitan Solutions Conference on November 6 and 7, 2012, will examine these challenges and potential remedies as it travels through three time zones around the globe.

The program will feature live audiences and will be broadcast simultaneously online. It kicks off on November 6 at 2 p.m. local time in Hannover, Germany (8 a.m. EST); switches to San Jose, California, at 2 p.m. local time; moves on to Shanghai, China, at 1 p.m. local time; and finishes again in Hannover at 2 p.m. local time.

Each location will feature expert discussions about the main theme, “Safety and Reliability of Urban Infrastructures,” as well as two additional topics. Topics in Hannover include “Stable Energy Supplies en Route to a New Energy Mix” and “Critical Infrastructure and Smart Cities.” In San Jose, “Reliable Telecommunication Networks for Municipal Administration and State-of-the-art Crisis Communication” and “Mobile Systems and Wireless Networks in Urban Environments: A Source of Added Risk?”. Topics in Shanghai are “Reliable Water Supply, Waste Water Disposal and Sewage Treatment for Smart Cities” and “Efficient Traffic Management and Reliable Mobility Concepts for Smart Cities.”

All conference proceedings will be broadcast live online at The closing session in Hannover will summarize the conclusions reached at each location. Full conference proceedings will be available on demand. Conference partners include Hewlett-Packard, Phoenix Contact, Festo, Rittal, Siemens, and TÜV Rheinland.

For more information, please contact: Ulli Hammer at (609) 987-1202 x 205 or

About Metropolitan Solutions

Metropolitan Solutions is co-located with HANNOVER MESSE, the world’s largest trade fair for industrial technology. The next event will run April 8–12, 2013, at the Hannover Fairgrounds in Hannover, Germany. The main exhibit categories at Metropolitan Solutions are building infrastructure, infrastructure, mobility and logistics, urban safety and security, waste management, and water/waste water. Learn more at

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