Smart Cities Summit

26 June 2018

Turning the City Hall into a center of ongoing excellence & innovation.
The Smart Cities Summit gathers mayors and municipality administrations from around Europe and aims to address all of the crucial factors that are facing urban administrators in today's digital world.

Chaired by the mayor of Sofia

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About the Summit

From promoting technological and commercial innovation in the private sector, to turning City Hall itself into a center of ongoing excellence, the Smart Cities Summit aims to address all of the crucial factors that are facing urban administrators in today's complex Digital world.

With the mission of contributing to the city and optimizing its potential to the fullest extent, WEBIT.FESTIVAL and Sofia Municipality invites entrepreneurs, politicians, city councillors, and other senior urban administrators to join forces and come together for an opportunity to share their experience on promoting innovation in their cities, while engaging a broader audience in both the public and private sectors.


City innovations Smart Energy Air Pollution Smart Mobility Smart Administration Sustainability Talent Attraction Regulatory affairs


  • 35% Municipality
  • 30% Policy
  • 25% Tech Solution
  • 15% Enterprise
  • 84% Europe
  • 9% USA
  • 7% MENA
  • 5% Asia
  • 1% Rest of the World

Some of the previous speakers include

Yordanka Fandakova

mayor of Sofia

Doncho Barbalov

Deputy mayor on Finance at Sofia Municipality

Dimitar Nikolov

mayor of Burgas Municipality

Kornelia Marinova

mayor of Lovech Municipality

Tanya Hristova

mayor of Gabrovo Municipality

Arch. Zdravko Zdravkov

Chief Architect of Sofia Municipality

Ivan Totev

mayor of Plovdiv Municipality

Ivan Portnih

mayor of Varna Municipality

Ljubo Bešlić

mayor, Mostar

Prof. Flavia Marzano

City Councillor for Roma Semplice, Rome

Hermano Sanches Ruivo

Councilor and Member of the Paris Agency for Development

Richard Harris

Director, International Transportation and Government, Xerox

Marcelo Garcia

Founder of

Artur Turemka

General Manager for the Balkans, Mastercard

Rumyana Trencheva

Managing Director, SAP South-East Europe

Amr Salem

Global Managing Director for Smart Cities, Internet of Everything, Cisco Systems

Markku Markkula

President, European Committee of the Regions (CoR)

Malcolm Johnson

Deputy Secretary General, ITU

Jonas Jacobi

VP, Cloud and Mobile Technology Strategy, IBM

Joe Baguley

VP & CTO, EMEA, VMware

Raj Samani

Chief Scientist, MccAfee

Julie Alexander

Director, Urban Development, Siemens

Luisella Giani

Digital Director EMEA, Oracle

Ilias Iakovidis

Adviser in DG Connect, EU Commission

Martina Larkin

Head of Europe and Eurasia, World Economic Forum

Maurizio Rossi

Founder CoCEO, H-FARM

Alexander Renz

Managing Partner, New Mobility Consulting

Mike Pitts

Head of Urban Living & Built Environment, Innovate UK

Krasimira Raycheva

Country Lead Bulgaria, VISA

Hristo Chernev

Founder & CEO, TaxiMe

Manon Jutte

Strategist Energy Transition, Alliander

Sohaila Ouffata

Investment Principal BMW i Ventures

Janko Milunovic


Dane Stangler

VP of Research and Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Kaspar Korjus

e-Residency Program Director, Enterprise Estonia

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Why exhibit?

  • Direct access to mayors, deputy mayors, top level municipality administrators, city councils members from Bulgaria and the Region
  • Access to all interested parties within the city administrations responsible for Smart City Solution implementations
  • Thought leadership and market leadership – speaking at Smart Cities Summit Stage
  • Media Coverage
  • 1:1 meetings between the city administrators and the business

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