August 17, 2020
The official Website has been launched.
The latest details will be announced as they become available.

Regions and industries to create a sustainable and liveable future
– Creating a “meta-comfort” smart society –

The continuing development of information and communications technology (ICT), namely the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and robots, has created a transition to a new industrial structure characterized as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Countries worldwide are also working to incorporate these advanced technologies into all aspects of industry and daily life in an effort to realize a new society that balances both economic growth and the resolution of social issues (known as Society 5.0 in Japan).

Expo 2025 is to be held in Osaka, Japan based on a concept of People’s Living Lab. Reflecting this theme, Kyoto Smart City Expo 2020 will be staged with the goal of promoting the creation of smart cities that utilize ICT to address a variety of social issues, helping to achieve what we are calling a “super-comfortable smart society”. Our hope is that this will contribute to the realization of a sustainable, diverse and inclusive society in which no one will be left behind, as targeted by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.(SDGs)


Lectures by Japanese and international experts on the latest developments in smart cities!

Virtual exhibition will enable interactive communication between exhibitors and attendees (access users)

  • Program including coverage of both days of the event presented mainly via live stream
  • Symposiums reviewing leading international developments in smart cities and the latest advances in smart societies
  • Seminars detailing the latest developments in technologies and services
  • Globally oriented expo with English descriptions and information

After the end of the live event, videos of exhibits and seminars will be available on-demand through until December 31.

October 27 (Tue) to 28 (Wed), 2020
(available on-demand from October 29 to December 31)

  Virtual Exhibition

Virtual exhibition will enable interactive communication between exhibitors and attendees (access users)

  • Corporate booths that bring together the latest technologies and services related to smart cities (panel displays, videos, catalogue displays, etc.)
  • Local government booths that present developments targeting the realization of smart societies
  • Online functions enabling each booth to be contacted for inquiries and discussions

The specifications of the virtual booths vary depending on the plan type.

Joint events
  • Keihanna Business Messe 2020 Virtual
  • Next Mobility Expo
Cellulose Nanofiber Seminar (provisional title)
  Videos, Seminars
  • International Symposium
  • Smart City Seminar (lecture)
  • Business Seminars
  • Keihanna Lab Trip
  • Nationwide Local Government Exchange Symposium
  • Corporate Collaborations, etc.

Please be aware that the final programs of events are subject to change.