The Selangor Smart City & Digital Economy Convention (SDEC) 2018 was opened today as the largest smart city event ever held in Asia. SDEC witnessed over 200 exhibitors and 8000 attendees at its third iteration. Co-organised by the Selangor Information Technology & E-Commerce Council (SITEC), Menteri Besar Incorporated Selangor (MBI), Smart Selangor Delivery Unit (SSDU), and Invest Selangor Berhad, the event is part of Selangor International Business Summit 2018. The nation’s first ever National Mayor Smart City roundtable was officiated by the deputy minister of Housing and Local Government, Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah Raja Ahmad and attended by over 150 local council mayor in a bid to foster openness, knowledge transfer and collaborative opportunities. The roundtable explored the topics of traffic and mobility, communications and connectivity, and smart waste management, bringing with it global and regional experts from UK, China, Indonesia and France, who lead discussions with the local councils to explore existing solutions and fine tune them within a Malaysia context. Aside from free entry to the international exhibition featuring global tech leaders such as China Academy of Electronic and Information Technology (CAEIT), Taiwan AI Lab, Huawei, Microsoft, Axiata, German Malaysia Institute (GMI), MaGIC and more, participants also joined a Smart City forum and Startup Forum. Top international city leaders converged to explore strategic approaches for building smart cities in the city discussion session of the Smart City Forum, with speakers from smart cities in China and Indonesia, together with local Malaysian city administrators from Cyberjaya.