In the 1st Expo - Congress “BUSINESS FOR SMART CITIES” took part 140 speakers from 30 countries, including:
  • 26 representatives of international organizations (EBRD, IFC,  Global Infrastructure Hub, UNECE, HABITAT, UN Global Compact),
  • 49 representatives of public authorities,
  • 65 representatives of private business.
Detailed information about the speakers of the 1st  Expo - Congress could  be found using the link.
In the framework of the 2nd Expo - Congress “BUSINESS FOR SMART CITIES” is is planned to invite international experts, regional leaders and heads of start-ups and multinational companies, the most successful projects and solutions for Smart Cities.

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Dr. Haris Piplas
Expert in Urban Design and Planning. Dr. sc. ETH Zurich, Department of Architecture, Institute of Urban and Landscape Studies

Dr. Haris Piplas studied in Sarajevo, Berlin, and Milan. He holds a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), at the Department of Architecture.

Is the author and associate in several urbanistic, landscape and architectural projects in Germany, Denmark, Austria, Eastern Europe, Morocco, Latin America, and other regions. He is also a co-author at Global Urban Toolbox which summarizes spatial and infrastructural challenges under the influence of economic-social, geopolitical and cultural aspects in Case study cities: Berlin, Los Angeles, Zurich, Detroit, Capetown, Beijing, Madrid, etc.

Haris Piplas is the author of the publication of urban transformations in central and Eastern Europe dating 2020. – “City Action Lab: An Integrated Urban Toolkit for Reactivating Cities in Post-Socialist Central Eastern Europe.” He was the editor-in-chief of two editions of the European Association of Landscape Architects (IFLA) called ”Adaptive Capacity of Cities” and “Political Implications on the Urban Landscape.”

He is the initiator of the “Reactivate Sarajevo” Project, and the curator “Sarajevo Now” at the 15th Architectural Biennale in Venice, and also Keynote Speaker at the many international, professional and scientific conferences Such as “WeMakeTheCity” Amsterdam, AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning), ISOCARP (International Society of City and Regional Planners) and “Metropolis non- formal”, Munich, etc.

Haris Piplas is also the former Chair Young Leader at Urban Land Institute, nominator Aga Khan Award for Architecture and the Advisory Committee of the European Forum Alpbach, as well as an expert Consultant at the many International Agency at the UN and the EU.

Since 2020 he is heading the sector for Urban Design, Planning and Development at Drees&Sommer Switzerland AG department of ‘Integrated Urban Solutions’.

April 22-24, 2020
Venue & contact
Congress and Exhibition Center "PARKOVY"
Park Road 16a, Kyiv,
Ukraine, 02000 
Ukrainian Division of BSC
+380 44 286 36 63
+380 44 286 34 63

International Division of BSC
+34 93 506 69 63