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On 29-31 January 2019 a unique Congress “Business for Smart Cities” will take place in Kyiv!

On 29-31 January 2019 a unique Congress “Business for Smart Cities” will take place in Kyiv!


A unique Congress “Business for Smart Cities” will take place in Kyiv!





On 29-31 January 2019 at the NSC Olimpiyskyi will take place a unique Congress “Business for Smart Cities”.

Business for Smart Cities is a global event aimed at gathering the leaders of the region to find solutions to the problems of their cities, and the most appropriate partners to develop innovative projects and services.

The first day of the Congress will be dedicated to business participation in cities transformation. Mayors and representatives of cities, governments, and private companies will present their successful stories of cooperation with business in transforming cities to Smart & Sustainable. They will present how they have achieved real and successful partnerships.

The second day of the Congress will cover the topic: smart cities in the Region - experiences and challenges. The experts will address ideas and achievements in enhancing the role of business in City Smart Strategies in Ukraine, the Region, and make global comparisons. This session will also address New Economy. The speakers will provide input on circular economy, block chain technologies, green and blue economy, and other innovative solutions.

In addition to the Congress, six conferences focused on specific sectors will be conducted (two parallel conferences per day). The speakers will present their experience and aspirations for implementation of projects by the following topics:  Smart Mobility: Electric and driverless cars, integration of transport modes and sustainable mobility etc.; Smart Environment: Renewal energy, energy efficiency, solid waste management etc.; Smart Economy: Industrial and innovation parks, their role in sustainable growth; Smart Living: Health and Sport, and how technologies are enabling to improve living conditions and the practice of sports; Smart Governance: Coordination between public administrations in the development of smart projects, e-governance or how to integrate technology in the management of the city; Smart People: Living labs, education, ethics, etc. and their role in transforming cities in Smart & Sustainable.

Among the speakers of the event will be representatives of the Government of Ukraine, business and international experts on the above issues, including: Vitaliy Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv, Head of Kyiv City State Administration; Stepan Kubiv, the Minister of Economic Development & Trade - First-vice Prime Minister of Ukraine; Jordi Hereu, the President of IdenCity, the Mayor of the City of Barcelona from 2006 to 2011; Kari Aina Eik, Secretary General of the Organization for International Economic Relations – OiER (Austria), founder and executive director of  United Smart Cities Program; Artyom Liss, Editorial Lead, BBC World Service 2020 Project; formerly Head of Europe, BBC World Service; Epi Ludvik Nekaj, the Founder & CEO of Crowdsourcing Week, Singapore; Dr. Irfan Al Hasani,  economic expert at Dubai Competitiveness Office, Dubai’s Department of Economic Development (DED), Government of Dubai, UAE  and many other experts.

Business for Smart Cities is a platform for decision makers of big global firms and other global businesses, and city leaders to find partners and solutions to their challenges. It also provides an opportunity for start-ups, and small and medium enterprises to identify investors and create projects of common interest. The investors may discover attractive options for providing high-return funding.

We invite representatives of mass media to join us at the event. Preliminary mass media accreditation is obligatory, until 19.00 of January 25. Contact person for accreditation: +38 067 500 73 86 (Tetiana) or gostevatatiana@gmail.com

For the additional information please visit: www.businessforsmartcities.com

For media partnership issues please contact: gostevatatiana@gmail.com

Date: 29-31 January 2019

Venue: Kyiv, Veluka Vasylkivska str. 55, NSC Olimpiyskiy

+38 095 445-17-75 office@appp.com.ua Kyiv 01048, 6/1 Ioanna Pavla II str. Facebook