The conference “Knowledge City 2020” will focus on mobility and green solutions in the smart cities.

The event will bring together international experts on 19 February.


Are we ready for autonomous vehicles? How will transport and logistics change in the cities of the future? These questions will be answered by international experts at the Knowledge City 2020 conference, which will be held on 19 February at 09:30 (Address: Capital Fort, 90 Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd., Sofia).


The next generation of high-speed mobile connectivity has the potential to enable increased capacity, better lives and better business. During the event, a representative of Ericsson Hellas will reveal what resources, innovations and regulations are needed for the introduction of 5G networks. How will the autonomous cars change cities and what software should be developed for the vehicles of the future? This topic will be analyzed by the entrepreneur Nikola Karamanov. The role of shared micromobility solutions on urban environment development will be discussed by Petko Anchev, Lime Bulgaria's Operations Manager. The moderator of the discussion will be Elena Kirilova, host of Bloomberg TV Bulgaria’s tech show UpDate and technology editor at Investor.bg.


A special guest at the Knowledge City 2020 conference will be Georg Pammer, Managing Director of “Aspern Smart City Research GmbH” in the Austrian capital. Pammer will describe how Vienna’s Aspern technology district is being structured and will reveal details of the joint work between the Municipality, Siemens and local organizations for the implementation of the project. 


Representatives of some of the Bulgarian municipalities will also take part in the event. Vladimir Danailov, Deputy Mayor at Sofia Municipality - "Digital transformation, innovation and economic development", Georgi Shopov, Chairman of the Managing Board of the National Association of Building Entrepreneurs, Stefan Stoyanov, Deputy Mayor at Plovdiv Municipality, and Tanya Hristova, Mayor of Gabrovo Municipality, will share examples of successful projects and will give their recommendations for improving the relationship between the institutions and businesses.


Knowledge City 2020 will also focus on emerging infrastructure trends. Kamelia Slaveykova, Country Chair of Shell Bulgaria, will present some of the key mobility solutions that will have a positive impact on the citizens’ lives.


Knowledge City 2020 will also emphasize the smart building trend. Which solutions are considered as green in architecture and how can you your home be energy-efficient?  Contemporary issues such as air quality, the size of green spaces and their impact on citizens' lives will also be addressed during the event.

The conference will also focus on the municipal strategies and the interaction between business and local government for the development of smart cities. Knowledge City 2020 will showcase successful examples and good practices from Europe.

Knowledge City 2020 is aimed at bringing together business representatives from the fields of construction, architecture, investments, technology, infrastructure, finance and banking, as well as employees in branch organizations, institutions and administration.


All members of the British Bulgarian Business Association get 30% off the regular ticket price (please, use promo code Smart2020 at registration). 


The event is made possible through the support of Allterco Robotics, Europroperty - Sofia Office Center, National Association of Building Entrepreneurs. Institutional partners: Bulgarian Industrial Association, British Bulgarian Business Association, German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Bulgarian Startup Association, Bulgarian Facility Management Association, FIABCI. Media Partners: Bulgaria ON AIR, Bloomberg TV Bulgaria, Imoti.net, The City Media Group, Kaldata.com.