• The II International Forum ‘Cities and sustainable tourism 5.0’ will take place from tomorrow, June 15 to 17, at the facilities of the Mediterranean hub.


Alicante, Tuesday, June 14, 2022.- The Connect Clean platform, in collaboration with the Comunitat Valenciana Digital District, organizes the II International Forum ‘Cities and sustainable tourism 5.0’ from tomorrow, Wednesday, June 15 to 17. This event will have a hybrid format and will bring together a careful selection of experts in sustainable transformation, large corporations and public administrations, who will share their successful experiences, both inside and outside our borders.

Thus, throughout the three days of activity, live interviews will take place, more than 60 projects that require solutions will be presented, and there will be B2B agendas, networking and workshops. This meeting gives continuity to a forum that successfully held its first edition last year, with more than 600 online followers, 120 projects presented by public institutions, and 468 B2B meetings (face-to-face and online).

Through testimonials from companies, the exchange of experiences at an international level and the opinions of experts, this meeting will be an opportunity to bring together public and private actors who have a systemic vision of the city of tomorrow, capable of inspiring with the best initiatives and project itself into the future of urban transformation.


At the national level, representatives of companies and entities from the governments of Navarra, Andalusia, the Region of Valencia, the Basque Country, the Balearic Islands, the Provincial Councils of Alicante, Valencia, Barcelona, ​​Segovia, Girona, Teruel, the City Councils of Madrid, Bilbao, Malaga will participate, Alicante, Elche, Tenerife, Ciudad Real, Motril, Reus and Vila-seca, La Nucía, and the region of Camp de Túria, Castelldefels and Gata de Gorgos, among other municipalities.

Coming from outside our borders, this II Forum will feature representatives of companies, corporations, institutions and startups from Finland, Austria, France, (Paris, Occitania and Nîmes) Portugal, Belgium, Colombia, Mexico, Egypt, Holland and Mauritania.

The active collaboration of the Franco-Spanish Chamber with the event has also led to the participation of companies such as Agbar, ENVAC, Iberdrola or Siemens, which reinforce their orientation towards sustainability with their participation, as well as Veolia, Lacroix, ESRI, Seeders Capital, FOQUM OpZaim, Smart To People, IoTsens, Aresar M, Easymile, Pickurheel, ANEN and Hovering Solutions, among others.


The first day, the Start Up Day, will be dedicated tomorrow to the presentation (pitch) of the most outstanding startups of the Digital District Open Innovation Challenges and the ecosystem of technological innovation applied to sustainability. In addition, speed networking meetings of startups with corporates and institutions will be held, and the morning will end with a networking cocktail and B2B meetings.

The official opening of the forum on Thursday 16 will feature Francesc Colomer, Regional Secretary for Tourism of the Generalitat Valenciana; Manuel Villar, Deputy Mayor of Alicante, as well as Sandrine Gil, CEO of the Connect Clean platform, organizer of the forum, and Antonio Rodes, general manager at SPTCV.

In addition, on the 16th and 17th there will be 6 monographs with round tables with experts on relevant topics such as: Construction and renovation of urban centers; Climate Change and Decarbonization; Innovation and Tourism; Circular Economy; Sport, Inclusion, Sustainability, as well as Mobility and Connected Vehicles.

Sandrine Gil has advanced that “during these 3 days in the face-to-face part, the companies will have their B2B interviews with the institutions to exchange, bring their positions closer and, above all, build the present and future in terms of sustainability“.

For his part, Antonio Rodes, has highlighted the importance of this forum that “puts the supply of innovation in contact with the demand for innovation“. “This is precisely what the Digital District is also doing, which is to transfer innovation and digital knowledge to the real economy,” Rodes pointed out.