Schneider Electric Advocates Collaboration in Singapore’s Journey to Become a Smart City

Schneider Electric’s Xperience Efficiency Event brings together government, businesses and communities to engage, learn and drive change

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, today opened its doors for the Singapore leg of the company’s Xperience Efficiency Event. Xperience Efficiency is a series of global events that brings together governments, businesses and communities to collaborate and share knowledge in solving energy and sustainability challenges. The Singapore event will tackle the main issues around making the city-state smarter to cope with the urban challenges of the future.

“With Singapore targeting a population growth to 6.9 million by 2030, maintaining our high standard of living will require a profound transformation of existing models; tackling it collectively, through the involvement of city officials, local and global businesses, academia and most importantly, citizens,” said Ang Koon San, Country President, Schneider Electric Singapore and Brunei. “While smart cities may seem like a complex, futuristic concept, it is already here and every individual and household plays an important role in its creation. We want to lead this space, with events such as Xperience Efficiency bringing together stakeholders and fostering partnerships – such as our collaboration with BMW to create smart mobility solutions – that are crucial to building a smart city. This event comes in a timely manner, with the government already taking steps in the same direction by introducing the Green Mark Scheme and the newly-minted Energy Conversation Act.”

Xperience Efficiency is taking place at the Singapore Expo on October 3 and 4 and will address – through various breakout sessions across the two days – the key areas around Singapore’s journey and transformation into a smart city. These include fostering partnerships between the various stakeholders, and the integration of smart homes, public services, transportation, the energy grid, buildings and IT.

Xperience Efficiency is a “live” and tangible experience of Schneider Electric’s latest Smart Cities and energy management answers and innovations. The highlight of these is a live viewing of the company’s Integrated Cities Management system from Barcelona, which demonstrates how a common platform can be used to integrate the various city systems for efficient overall management and continuous improvement.

Through the gathering of key stakeholders from around Singapore, Xperience Efficiency will be a catalyst for collaboration that drives change and propels Singapore towards becoming a future-ready smart city. To learn more about Xperience Efficiency 2013, please visit http://www.schneider-electric.com.sg/sites/singapore/en/company/events/xperience-efficiency-2013.page