Media partnerships and official endorsements

Sustainable Development is the official publication of the Sustainability Summit and of the events organized by its Special Interest Working Groups such as ID World, Finance Transparency Forum, Future Cities, Postal Innovation, Electronics Day. The publication furthermore works with prime event organizers from around the world as media partner of a number of key industry events that are relevant to its audience.

Summit 2020

Sustainable Development is the editorial platform aggregating and disseminating the recommendations provided by independent think tanks working with our editors and formed over the years since the launch of OnBoard Technology and the ID publications in 2000. It works with the objective of providing a unique and informed point of view, facilitating the exchange of rich and relevant information to decision makers that are engaged in fostering societal progress by addressing the complex issues deriving from the advent of smart technologies introduced in key vertical sectors with the digital revolution. A roadmap of initiatives has seen summits, conferences and workshops leads to a major event to be hosted in 2020, on the occasion of the upcoming World Expo.

Since its creation, sustainable Development is the official publication of the Sustainability Summit and the editorial team is actively involved in supporting a number of international events taking place in different continents, hosted for its Working Groups. The Sustainability Summit Working Groups are organized as think tanks focusing on vertical investigation areas such as Future Cities, Intelligent Infrastructures, Electronics Manufacturing and Resource Management. See below select references of events hosted in the past with the support of Sustainable Development and its editorial team:

Sustainability Summit 2014

Government ministers from seven different countries and high profile representatives of the United Nations, the European Commission, Interpol and leading organizations from around the world participated in Wise Media’s seventh summit in Abu Dhabi.  Held in the capital of the Emirates on February 24 & 25, the Sustainability Summit 2014 was hosted under the patronage of UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, H.H. Sheik Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan and is endorsed by the Emirates Identity Authority and the European Commission.

Final Report
Conference Agenda
Event Brochure
Interview with the Host of the Summit

The calendar of appointments for 2013 included the following events:

  • Munich – Sustainable Development Awards (November 12)
  • Rio de Janeiro - Future Cities Conference (September 26-27) Download Agenda
  • Milan – Electronics Day (May 29) Download Agenda
  • Nuremberg – Electronics Day (April 17) Download Agenda
  • San Diego – Working Group Kick-off (February)
  • Abu Dhabi – Future Cities Conference (February 11-12) Download Agenda

These events gather international Working Groups for live debate and knowledge sharing.
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The editorial effort by Sustainable Development supports their journeys in the role of official media, to spread thought leadership across the extended global audience.

Report from our Events:

Report from Munich

Members of the Sustainability Summit Working Groups celebrated leaders, innovators and pioneers at the highly anticipated awards ceremony in Munich

Munich, November 12, 2013 – Winners of this year’s Sustainable Development Awards were revealed today during a ceremony held at the opening conference session on the occasion of the 20th edition of Productronica, when Sophie B. de la Giroday, President of Wise Media, moderated the “CEO Round Table” on Industry 4.0. [read more...]

Report from Milan

Strong attendance by major end users and leading industry players at the “Electronics Day” in Milan saw the electronics manufacturing industry’s most vibrant thought leadership symposium activate focused discussions on key business and technology issues on May 28 and 29. Focus of the year was on the future of automotive

Once again bringing together analysts, leading experts and visionaries from the industry to debate the latest trends spanning the electronics manufacturing value chain, the event explored disruptive innovation with particular attention given to the growth potential and emerging trends being seen within the automotive sector. [read more...]

Report from Rio de Janeiro

Future Cities America was attended by influential decision makers from across the public and private sectors convened in Rio de Janeiro for Wise Media’s third Americas Summit. Focus of the year was on Urban Security, with particular emphasis given on one hand to the challenges faced by cities hosting major international events, such as the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Held under the Patronage of the under the patronage of the Cabinet of Ministers of Argentina and endorsed by the European Commission, the initiative was created by the Sustainability Summit’s Future Cities working group and is organized by Wise Media.