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 Smart Cities Conference

12 March 2015

Musala Hall


‘When people hear the term “Smart City” for the first time, they tend to think of energy, specifically, the arguments surrounding the move towards sustainable and ecologically-friendly
energy. However, this is just one part of the Smart City concept. There is no template for making a city smart, and the first step each Smart City program has to take is a local
approach to solve local problems. One major example for this is happening right here, in Bulgaria, with the Rehabilitation of Street Lighting that ETRALUX is implementing all over thecountry.’

Javier Donate, Eastern Europe Country Manager

Silver Sponsor of Smart Cities

Moderator: Danijela Baric, Calypso Networks Association, Croatia

10.30 The Role of the Architectural Profession in Delivering Responsible - Luciano Lazzari, Architects’ Council of Europe, Belgium

10.50 Smart House and European Innovation Partnership - Andres Jaadla, Rakvere Smart House Competence Centre, Estonia

11.10 Renewable Energy Storage and Smart Cities - Markus Hoehner, International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance IBESA, Germany

11.30 Smarter Energy for Smarter Cities - Antonio Marques ,Etra, Spain.

11.50 The relevance of smart ticketing in urban eMobility markets of the future- Danijela Baric, Calypso Networks Association, Croatia

12.10 The implementation of Smart Metering in Austria - Gabriele Brandl, Austrian Energy Agency

12.30 Lunch Break


Moderator: Kristina Dely, Covenant of Mayors

14.00 Joining Consumers, Prosumers and Suppliers in an Online Platform for Intelligent Urban Energy Management - Liyana Adjarova, Energy agency of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

14.20 ITS in Smart Cities –
Stanimir Mehandzhiyski,
Telelink, Bulgaria 

14.40 Wireless Network is the Backbone of Smart City Solutions - Giora Levi, Alvarion Technologies, Israel
14.50 Research, cooperation and market strategies on the road to Smart Cities - Iliana Ilieva, NCE Smart Energy Markets

15.10 Covenant of Mayors: Committed to Sustainable Energy in Cities - Kristina Dely, Covenant of Mayors, Belgium
15.30 How to Finance Smart-City Projects: Nine Real Case Studies across EU - Ruben García-Pajares, Fundacion CARTIF, Division de Energia, Spain
15.50 A Comprehensive Methodology to Evaluate Residential Districts Renovation towards Nearly Zero Energy Districts (nZED) - Miguel Á. García-Fuentes, Fundacion CARTIF, Spain


16.10 Disscussion
16.20 Coffee



With the Support of:

Euroheat & Power

European Network of Environmental Professionals

International Battery and Energy Storage Alliance

Bulgarian Industrial Association

Black Sea Economic Cooperation

Exhibitions & Conferences

Waste Management & Recycling

Sofia Sport & Healthy Life Exhibition

Via Expo is a Member of:

Bulgarian Association of Recycling

Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association

Bulgarian- Swiss Chamber of Commerce

German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Bulgarian Industrial Association

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