The event will take place at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv. The Olimpiyskiy will transform into an attractive business center. It’s different spaces, multi-purpose rooms, and other pleasant facilities with unsurpassed views of the stadium create a stimulating atmosphere to conduct all kinds of meetings, negotiations, and private events.

Innovative networking events will be organized, and options for private meetings will be available. This will allow the participants to meet desirable partners for cooperation and initiate concrete business deals.

Relaxed and informal atmosphere create the best business environment. So, a number of cocktail breaks, dinners, concerts, and other activities will be offered. This will facilitate exchanges of views and ideas, and the development of profitable contacts with your partners and clients.

Private & Side Events

As a regional event that aimed at setting cooperation between cities and sharing experiences, Business for Smart Cities promotes the development of private or parallel events between cities, both in the region, and other areas of the world with similar problems, such as cities of Latin America.

Spaces will also be provided so that companies or organizations can have events for their clients or collaborators.

Contact us to organize your private networking event.

Side event 1

United Smart Cities: an implementation of approaches to build Smart Sustainable Cities in the world

29 of January 2019, 14:30 - 18:00

Duration: 3,5 h

Main topics:
  • Panel 1. An implementation of the United Smart City Program.
  • Panel 2. Improving energy efficiency in buildings to promote Smart Sustainable Cities.


Side event 2

Evidence-based policies to achieve sustainable development goals: sustainable housing and urban development in Ukraine

Agora, 30 of January 2019, 14:30 - 18:00

Duration: 3,5 h


Side event 3

PPPs in waste management

30 January 2019, 15:30 - 16:30

Duration: 1 h

Participants: 20-25

Profile of participants: high level persons / technicians from municipal enterprises or from planning departments of city administrations.

Scope of the workshop:
The workshop will be conducted in three parts. In the first part Mr. Ramusch will give a keynote on possibilities for private sector participation in waste management and the related issues and challenges. In the second part, the participants elaborate in groups the "5 Ws" (Who, What, When, Where, Why?) of private sector involvement in their cities/municipalities. The last section deals with discussing the findings.

Key topics to be addressed:
  • Exploring opportunities for private sector participation in waste management
  • Exchanging experiences and define key aspects that are important in the decision-making process for PPPs
Side event 4

Developing a district of innovation in my city

Knowledge cities on smart cities: a roadmap for developing areas of innovation

31 January 2019, 10:00 – 11:30

Duration: 1,5 h

Participants: 20-30

Profile of participants: cities high level technician or politicians working in innovation transfer, entrepreneurship, business development, universities, entrepreneurship and business associations, technological Parks, etc.

Scope of the workshop:
The session will be divided in three sections. First Mr. Piqué will give some clues in all the process to develop and implement a district of innovation or technological park in a city, including some success examples (Barcelona, Medellin, among others). Second, the participants divided in groups will design a design and implementation process in their cities. Third, the participants will discuss in the findings.

Key topics to be addressed:
  • The four pillars: government, university, the industry and the triple helix
  • The innovation districts
  • Talent and social development, economic development, knowledge city, smart city
  • Governance model
  • The road map

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