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South East European ‘Smart Cities’ Conference

Mussala Hall, IEC

6 April 2016, Sofia

    Part I

Nikolay Galabov - Moderator
    Challenges to the Architectural Future of the Cities:

     10.00 – 10.15

    11- 13.00

Green Innovation Business Opportunities - Innovation Norway Panel:
Venceslava Yanchovska - Moderator

   11:00 – 11:15   Opening remarks

  • Ms. Carina Ekornes - Deputy Head of Mission, Royal Norwegian Embassy
  • Ms. Malina Kroumova - Director, Central Coordination Unit Directorate

   11:15 – 11:30   Greening of the Bulgarian business – main results of the Green Industry
Innovation Programme Bulgaria
Ms. Anne Lise Rognlidalen, Programme - Manager, Innovation Norway

   11:30 – 12:00   Why clustering?

  • The Norwegian policy on innovative business clusters
    Mr. Olav Bardalen, Senior Advisor, Innovation Norway, Norwegian Innovation Clusters
  • Promotion of entrepreneurship and development of clusters in Bulgaria
    Mr. Kalin Marinov, Deputy Director, Directorate General European Funds for Competitiveness, Ministry of Economy, Bulgaria

   12:00 – 12:30   Working for successful entrepreneurs and enterprises with a capacity for growth
Mr. Todor Tonev, Chairman, Black Sea Energy Cluster /NCE Smart Energy Cluster  
Mr. Nikolay Minkov, Executive director, Industrial Cluster Srednogorie
Association of the Bulgarian clusters tbc

   12:30 – 12:45   Horizon 2020 for SME’s
Mr. Magnar Ødelien, Senior Advisor Innovation Norway 
   12:45 – 13:00   Q&A

    Part II
    Goran Milanov, Chairman of the Bulgarian Facility Management Association - Moderator

     13.45 – 14.05

   Part III
   15.15 – 15.35

    Ralph Gambetta - moderator















Event Start Date:Tuesday March 27, 09:30
Event End Date:Thursday March 29, 19:30
Smart Cities International Exhibition
Smart Cities is the only specialized event in Bulgaria in a format ‘exhibition – conference’. It aims to promote modern technologies and good practices that can transform our cities into more environmentally friendly and efficient systems.
Inter Expo Center
147, Tsarigradsko shose blvd
Bulgaria, Sofia 1784
Free admission
Exhibitions & Conferences

Waste Management & Recycling

Sofia Sport & Healthy Life Exhibition

CleanExBg - Cleaning & Hygiene

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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