In partnership with the National Front of Mayors, the Brazilian Network of Intelligent and Human Cities and the Sustainable Cities Program on October 26, 2017, the South Regional Meeting was held in Florianópolis. The event took place at Sesc Cacupé and consolidates the Connected Smart Cities as the main discussion and business event of smart cities in Brazil.
The event began with the welcome of the Mayor of Florianópolis Gean Lourerio. The opening followed with the President of the Brazilian Network of Intelligent and Humanities Cities and representative of the National Front of Mayors, André Gomyde and Engie’s representative Kevin Alexis.

The event was also attended by Professor Eduardo Moreira da Costa of the Federal University of Santa Catarina; From the CEO of Urban Systems, Thomaz Assumpção; Eloá Jane Fernandes Mateus, General Coordinator of Training, System and Infrastructure of the Digital Inclusion Department of MCTIC; Vitor Amuri Antures, President SPIn Intelligent Public Solutions; Eduardo Kaplan Barbosa, Coordinator of the Intelligent Cities Front of the Iot- BNDES Study; and Jamile Sabatini Marques, President of the Technology and Innovation Chamber of Fecomércio de Santa Catarina.

The representatives of the cities of the Southern Region also made presentations highlighting the initiatives of their cities. Marcus J. Rocha, Superintendent of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Municipal Secretariat of Tourism, Technology, Innovation and Communication, representing Florianópolis; Alexandre Hojda, responsible for the renovation of the CCO in Curitiba and George Varela, Municipal Secretary of Culture and President of the Council on Cultural Policies, presented the city of Balneário Camboriú.

The closing of the South Regional Meeting was made by Thomaz Assumpção and Jamile Sabatini Marques. In addition to the lectures, the event included the Business Rounds, with more than 80 meetings held, consolidating the Connected Smart Cities as the most effective business event in Brazil. The meeting was attended by over 120 participants and representatives of 20 prefectures.