It’s a big week in our nation’s capital, where a pair of trade shows are taking place under one roof. First, Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo heads to the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor Maryland from October 7-10, where smart technology and IoT professionals will look at new ways to improve city living through innovation.

Meanwhile, Construct AEC Education and Expo will focus on the people, materials and methods that will be building these cities of the future. That event runs from October 9 through 11, in the same convention center.

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On the culinary side of things, this week’s biggest event is Food Processing Expo. The show will take place at McCormick Place in Chicago from October 8-11 and will focus on the latest technologies and techniques setting the food packaging and shipping industry forward. MarketScale will also be in attendance there, so expect to see loads of live coverage from us on all of our platforms.