Axis to host a dedicated smart cities technology conference at Expo 2020

As part of its participation in Expo 2020, global security and surveillance leader Axis Communications is proud to be hosting six high-impact technology conferences from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. Covering topics that range from artificial intelligence for a smarter, safer tomorrow to securing the 5G era, the Axis team will be presenting these dynamic events at the Sweden Pavilion in the event’s Sustainability District in Dubai. Participants can expect to be inspired and engaged as Axis experts discuss key industry trends that are shaping our world and showcase powerful solutions for smarter, safer, and more sustainable cities.

The first Axis conference titled ‘Share in the discovery of smart cities’ is taking place on 12 October 2021 and will dive into how the organisation enables cities worldwide to evolve from safe to smart through its innovative cameras, Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, and surveillance analytics. Axis empowers governments and businesses to understand, manage, and enhance three key areas of urban life: public safety, urban mobility, and environmental monitoring. These three areas will be the focus of the event, and attendees will learn how to transform urban life, ultimately creating better cities to live in.

Ettiene van der Watt, Regional Director – Middle East & Africa at Axis,and Marcus Filipsson, Axis Director of Special Marketing Projects,will open the conference. They will be joined by Andrea Sorri, the company’s Segment Development Manager of Smart Cities, who will discuss making cities more liveable, securing their reputation, and investing in future-proof solutions. Sorri and prominent guest speakers will also unpack using technology and data to protect residents, ensuring that citizens can move freely, and helping cities grow and develop while taking environmental impact into account. Sienna Dzanic, Axis Global Enterprise Marketing Manager, will then touch on the importance of smart buildings and their impact on quality of life and sustainability plans. In closing this impactful event, Andrea Sorri and Tertius Wolfaardt, the company’s Architecture and Engineering Manager, will conclude with a presentation on the camera as a powerful sensor and an ecosystem of opportunities.

“The decisions we make today can either help or hinder our future generations, so we need to be more proactive and strategic in our actions if we are to create better cities to live in and a better future of our planet. With that in mind, we planned our technology conferences to align with likeminded partners and align on government visions to build a smarter, safer world. Axis is proud to be part of the solution, and we hope you’ll join us at Expo 2020 to explore opportunities for positive change and growth,” commented van der Watt.  

Register to share in the discovery of smart cities on 12 October 2021 here. You can also find more information about Axis’ participation in Expo 2020 here.

About Axis Communications

Axis enables a smarter and safer world by creating network solutions that provide insights for improving security and new ways of doing business. As the industry leader in network video, Axis offers products and services for video surveillance and analytics, access control, intercom and audio systems. Axis has more than 3,8​00 dedicated employees in over 50 countries and collaborates with partners worldwide to deliver customer solutions. Axis was founded in 1984 and has its headquarters in Lund, Sweden. For more information about Axis, please visit our website

Join Axis Communications at the World Expo 2020

As the industry leader in network solutions that enable a smarter and safer world, Axis is proud to be part of the World Expo 2020 in Dubai from 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022. To honour its Swedish heritage and ongoing commitment to sustainability, Axis will be representing Sweden as an official partner of the Sweden Pavilion at the World Expo’s Sustainability District. As governments and citizens across the world shift their focus to sustainability and safety, Axis will be showcasing its intelligent security solutions for smart cities.

By merging technology and data, Axis’s solutions for the future empower city authorities to better understand and manage key areas of urban life, including the environment, mobility, and public safety, ultimately creating better cities to live in. Axis will also be hosting high-impact events during the expo, touching on topics like dependable technology for a changing world and the power of partnership. Interact with the Axis team, explore innovation, and create opportunities at the World Expo 2020