Introduction

Welcome to the Smart Towns CEE conference!

The idea of smart cities is not new. The accelerated development of technology, globalization and the concern for sustainable development has in recent years contributed to the emergence of many of these smart cities around the world (e.g. Singapore, Barcelona, Oslo, London). As we can see these are mostly large metropolitan cities that have employed different solutions and technologies to become smarter.

However, majority of cities/towns in central and eastern Europe are smaller in size and therefore have different issues and challenges.

Our aim is to connect such cities/towns in order to facilitate the exchange of best practices between them.

Smart towns conference will bring together representatives of Central and Eastern European towns and Utility companies (electricity, telecommunication, public transit, postal services, communal services) with different solution providers (SMEs) and enable them to discuss the possible solutions that would satisfy the needs of their city.

Who should attend the conference?

• Utility companies (electricity, telecommunication, public transit, postal services, communal services)
• solution providers (SME’s)
• Governmental organizations (local and regional)
• RTO’s from all over Europe

The conference is organized by SRIP Smart Cities and Communities which is coordinated by Jožef Stefan institute, European Commission and Watify and supported by Association of Municipalities and towns of Slovenia (SOS)

Conference brochure