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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Patrick Avato
Leads IFC’s Cities Initiative in EMENA

He manages strategic partnerships with major cities such as Izmir, Antalya, Istanbul, Kiev and Belgrade to support their urban transformations through comprehensive financing and advisory solutions that leverage the private sector. Particular focus includes public transport, solid waste, waste water and smart city solutions.

Mr. Avato has more than 15 years of experience in the infrastructure sector across Europe, Central Asia, Africa and South Asia. Before joining IFC, he held various positions in energy and corporate finance. He has an MBA from the University of Tuebingen and an MA in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

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