Programme 2017

The two-day conference will give an overview of how the usage of smart solutions can contribute to the development of a smaller town, and adds value to the town as well as improves the lives of its inhabitants. The advantages and solutions so far mostly used by metropolitan cities across western Europe will now be viewed in a different way, through the eyes of smaller cities and towns.

The participants will have the chance to see the presentations of some successful solutions implemented in smaller towns across Europe, visit several already implemented solutions in Ljubljana and hear what possibilities smaller towns have.

The main proposed topics of the event are:
Mobility, transport and logistics,
Energy and Circular Economy,
Town management,
Interregional Cooperation.

Through the discussion, the participants will have the opportunity to present their own city challenge and take advantage of collective intelligence to discuss potential solutions.

During the second day of the conference the Smart Towns – WATIFY matchmaking event will be organized to connect representatives of Central and Eastern European towns and their public service companies in order to facilitate the exchange of best practices between them and to find synergies and possibilities for future development. The event will also give participants the opportunity to connect with solution providers (SMEs and startups) from different areas, to generate long-term collaboration among them and to accelerate the development and implementation of smart solutions in towns across the region.

Join us and start transforming your town to more sustainable area for all!


Programme committee

Gregor Papa, Jožef Stefan Institute
Simon Mokorel, FLAPAX
Blaž Golob, SmartISCity
Dalibor Baškovč, Open & Agile Smart Cities
Andrej Kotar, SRIP Smart Cities and Communities