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Seminar – Sustainable Technologies for an Attractive City

Defence and security company Saab invites media to a seminar on how technology can create an attractive city, Wednesday 10th of April, at the European Parliament, Brussels.

About 50 percent of the world’s population currently live in urban environments. In 20 years, this is expected to increase to about 60 percent. For an escalating urbanisation to be sustainable, new solutions and ideas will be needed.

The attractive city seminar is part of the discussions within the European Commission Smart Cities and Communities Initiative and will largely focus on the need of new solutions for cities and how innovative tecnhologies can increase cities' democracy, sustainability and transparancy in order to create attractive European cities.

Speakers include:
Laure Chapuis, Member of Cabinet of Vice-President Kallas, European Commission
Kurt Eliasson, Chairman CECODHAS Housing Europe
Carl-Johan Koivisto, Head of New Business Initiatives, Saab
MEP Jan Olbrycht, Chair of the European Parliament Urban Intergroup
Representative of the Young European People’s Party

The seminar is coorganised by Saab’s Brussels office and MEP Göran Färm and is the second seminar in the series Shaping the Future of the European Security and Defence Policy.

Upon request, interviews can be arranged with Carl-Johan Koivisto, Director and Head of New Business Initiatives, Saab about Saab’s technologies for sustainable urban enviroments.

When: Wednesday 10th of April 2013 12.15-14.45 (includes a light sandwich lunch)
Where: European Parliment, Brussels Room A3H-1

Please register no later than April, 1st by sending an email to with your name, date of birth and passport number or identification number (please specify the type of identification you have chosen).

For further information, please contact:

Saab Public Affairs EU & NATO
+32 2 504 81 80 or,

Saab Press Centre,
+46 734 180 018

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.