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Bentley Systems Empowers Sustainability through Digital Twin Expertise at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2022 in Barcelona

How Cities Achieve Sustainable Development Goals through Digital Transformation, Optimizing Urban Planning and Operation, Mobility, and Utilities

Published: 02/11/2022


Bentley Systems experts will present at Smart City Expo World Congress, the international leading event for cities. SCEWC is dedicated to empowering cities through collectivizing urban innovation, promoting social innovation, and identifying collaborative opportunities for a better future for cities and their citizens.

Around 70% of the world’s harmful emissions can be traced to infrastructure—through the carbon-heavy design, construction, and operational life of assets. Cities cover 2% of the world but consume 78% of the world’s energy and produce 60% of greenhouse gases. With over 10,000 cities in the world making commitments to reduce carbon emissions by 2050, this is no longer a future problem: it is a present project.

Bentley Systems will showcase the benefits of going digital during the Empowering Sustainability in Cities with Digital Twins sessions, including the use of digital twins, to reshape the way that cities are designed and operated. Using examples from innovative and award-winning infrastructure projects around the world, they will demonstrate how digital twins can help to connect data, systems, processes, and people to deliver the visibility needed to operate sustainable cities.


Hakan Engman, Bentley’s director of business development in the digital cities business unit.

Engman is leading business management activities for OpenCities products. He was responsible for integrating the Swedish company Agency9 after Bentley acquired it in September 2018. As the CEO of Agency9, Engman was instrumental in positioning Agency9 as a key player in web-based urban planning 3D applications for project communication and citizen dialogue. Before Agency9, Engman worked at IBM, BMC Software, Ericsson, and several startup companies in the mobile and media software market.


Tuesday, November 15, 13:00 CET

Wednesday, November 16, 10:30 CET


Smart City Expo World Congress

Fira Barcelona Gran Via

Av. Joan Carles I, 64 – Halls 1 & 2

08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona

AGORA Conference Hub at the Microsoft Booth


Media Interviews

To schedule an interview, please contact Santiago Romero, regional marketing manager for Central and Southern Europe at Bentley Systems. If you cannot attend in person, interviews with these experts can be conducted virtually at the conclusion of the event. For more information or to register, visit the Smart City Expo World website.


About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems (Nasdaq: BSY) is the infrastructure engineering software company. We provide innovative software to advance the world’s infrastructure – sustaining both the global economy and environment. Our industry-leading software solutions are used by professionals, and organizations of every size, for the design, construction, and operations of roads and bridges, rail and transit, water and wastewater, public works and utilities, buildings and campuses, mining, and industrial facilities. Our offerings include MicroStation-based applications for modeling and simulation, ProjectWise for project delivery, AssetWise for asset and network performance, Seequent’s leading geoprofessional software portfolio, and the iTwin platform for infrastructure digital twins. Bentley Systems employs more than 4,500 colleagues and generates annual revenues of approximately $1 billion in 186 countries.

© 2022 Bentley Systems, Incorporated. Bentley, the Bentley logo, Agency9, AssetWise, iTwin, MicroStation, OpenCities, ProjectWise, and Seequent are either registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated or one of its direct or indirect wholly owned subsidiaries. All other brands and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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