frame programme of URBAN INNOVATION FORUM



8.00 – 9.00 Registration

9.00 – 11.00 Opening Session ( Hall Alfa 2)

9.00 – 9.10  Official opening

Mrs. Yordanka Fandukova, mayor of Sofia municipality

09.10 – 10.45
Intelligent and sustainable development of Bulgarian cities – the main purpose of operating program “Regions in Growth 2014-2020”. The Bulgarian cities – a key driver of modernization and development of Bulgaria in the next programming period. Creating “smart” cities by investments in innovations and technologies.

Mr. Todor Popov, Chairman of National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria (NAMRB), Mayor of Pazardzik municipality
Arch. Ilko Nikolov, Chairman of Municipality Council Plovdiv
Mr. Paul Forstreiter, Member of Executive Board, SWARCO
Mrs. Evgeniya Karadjova, manager, ESRI Bulgaria
Mr. Evgeni Karakanovski, director "Development of products, services and business solutuions", Mobiltel
Мr. Gregor Loncar, Industry solutions, Smarter cities CEE Leader, IBM SWG
Mrs. Denitza Nikolova, Ministry of regional development and public works – Operating Program Regional development
Arch. Georgi Kolarov, DGNB auditor Sustainable Urban Structures,  Chairman of the Bulgarian Green Building Council

Moderator: Mrs. Veneta Krasteva, manager, The CITY Media Group

10.45 – 11.00
Presentation of Expo Real - 16th International Exhibition for Real Estate and Investments.

Mr. Stefan Reschke, Coordinator EXPO REAL for Central and Eastern Europe

11.00 - 11.15 Coffee break


11.15 – 17.30 SESSION THE CITY (Hall Alfa 2)

Creating "smart" cities by providing intelligent services

11.15 – 12.45 
Integrated urban transport projects. Implementation of "smart" transportation systems and mobility. ITS in public transport - trends and innovations. Centers for urban mobility - practices. Automated ticketing system. BRT mass rapid urban transportation.

Mr. Lubomir Hristov, Deputy Mayor Sofia Municipality
Prof. Vito Mauro, Supervisory Board Member, Swarco AG
Eng. Borislav Krastev, head of  PIU "Integrated urban transport - Plovdiv"
Mrs. Ivanica Boyadzhieva, manager, OP ”Urban Mobility Center”, Pleven
Mrs. Ruska Boyadzhieva, manager project “Integrated urban transport” Bourgas
Mr. Rumen Mihailov, chairman of Bulgarian Association ITC
Mr. Zoltan Kilian International Sales Director, T-Systems Hungary Ltd.
Mr. Robert Nordentoft, representer of Traffic Network Solutions SL
Mr. Zoltán Jutasi - Chief Executive Officer of Synergon Information Systems PLC

Moderator: Mrs. Savina Goleminova, consultant, European projects

12.45 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.00
Modern airport infrastructure and integration in the urban environment - modern trends in the development of zones surrounding airports. Airports - hightech buildings and facilities. Railway stations - new transport hubs and urban centers. The architecture of public buildings and access for people with mobility problems.

Arch. Petar Dikov, Chief architect of Sofia municipality
Arch. Veselina Ilieva, Chief architect of Bourgas municipality
Mr. Hristo Aleksiev, Deputy Director, The National Railway Infrastructure Company
Arch.Yani Vulkanov, main coordinator of the team of IPURD Sofia
Arch. Tzvetan Petrov, head of the consortsium representing the union “Sustainable development Bourgas”, developing IPURD  Bourgas
Arch. Belin Mollov, Head of the consortsium „Plovidv 2020”, developing IPURD Plovdiv
Mr. Nikola Ignatov, Properties Management Executive, Sofia Airport Center
Eng. Ralitza Kamenova, representer of Armstrong

Moderator: arch. Ivaylo Mishev, manager ATM

15.00 – 16.30
Sustainable urban development by applying of technology and innovation in the management of resources. Projects and Funding. Jessica and PPP.

Mr. Todor Popov, Chairman of National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria (NAMRB), Mayor of Pazardzik municipality

Mrs. Tanya Hristova, mayor, Gabrovo municipality
Mr. Atanas Bouglov, manager, Wienerberger
Arch.Ivan Kirchev, Chief architect of Stara Zagora Municipality
Dr. Steliyan Dimitrov, head of the union "Integrated Plan for Varna 2020", developing IPURD Varna, head of the team of “Plan Pleven 2020”
arch. Petko Prokopiev, Orac Studio EOOD - Plovdiv
Mr. Martin Zaimov, Executive Director of Regional Urban Development Fund (Jessica)
Mrs. Nadya Dankinova, Executive Director, Fund for Sustainable Urban Development for Sofia

Moderator: Mrs. Tanya Kosseva-Boshova, CEO, European Trade Center

16.30 – 18.00
Project proposals in the areas of economic growth of Integrated Plan for Urban Regeneration and Development. Technoparks - collaboration between science, education, technology and business to support the sustainable development of cities and regions. Development overview of bulgarian space infrastructure.

Prof. Dr. Arch. Veselina Troeva, executive director National Centre for Territorial Development Head of Unity "Sofia XXI", developing IPURD Sofia
Arch. Elitza Panayotova, CEO, Sofia Tech Park
Arch. Simeon Rangelov, Chief Architect of Russe and chairman of the association of the chief architects  from  Union of the architecs in Bulgaria
Mr. Dimitar Katzarski, Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv municipality
Eng. Atanas Barzev,  Director, "Water Infrastructure", Kazanlak
Mrs. Miglena Kuzmanova, chairman BAGIS
Arch. Lapo Galuci - Florence 100 places - Community participation in decision making, urban development and media visibility

Moderator: Mrs. Galina Alexova, Association of the Urban Planners in Bulgaria

11.15 - 17.45 SESSION THE BUILDINGS ( Hall Alfa 1)

Smart Buildings in the smart cities

11.15 – 12.45
Office Buildings - rethinking of the work environment quality concepts. Facade engineering– specificity in the construction of high buildings. Keystudy – Business center “Capital Fort”

Eng. Veneta Novakova, director R&D, ETEM Group
Eng. Stefan Nedkov, CEO, TAL Engineering
Arch. Atanas Panov, manager, LP Consult
Arch. Dimitar Paskalev, manager Architektonika Studio
Mrs. Verka Petkova, Manager Office & Industrial, Colliers International

Moderator: Mr. Angel Zahariev, AA Architects

12.45 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.30
Modern shopping and business centers – trends and new concepts.

Arch. Plamen Nanov, architectural bureau 'Studio 17,5-М'
Arch. Maya Yovcheva, Executive Director, ProArch
Arch. Miryna Yovcheva, architectural bureau “Planning”
Mr. Anton Donchev, manager, GEZE – Germany
Mrs. Evgenia Kradjova, manager, ESRI Bulgaria

Moderator: Mr. Yavor Otashliiski, KNAUF AMF EOOD.

14.30 – 14.45
Major challenges to the construction of large retail project – Key Study: “Paradise Center”

Mr. Atanas Kosturkov, manager, Comfort OOD

14.45 – 16.15
Designing new modern educational centers.  Modern schools - corridor with rooms or more? Solving the psychological problems by means of architecture. What are the best models in the world?  Samples of the past - how they can be changed.

Prof. Stefan Popov, a head of “Architecture” major, European Polytechnical University
Prof. Plamen Dimitrov, chairman of  the Bulgarian Psychological Society
Arch. Vladimir Mihov, New building of Aprilov National High school
Mr. Dimitar Penev, manager Rigips
Eng. Petar Kamburov, expert
Mr. Todor Todorov, facility manager, Anglo-American School of Sofia

Moderator: arch. Borislav Bogdanov, manager, Amfion

16.15 – 16.45
Effective building exploitation – facility management. Searching optimal solutions for buildings and surroundings. Why should we support and maintain buildings and facilities - the benefits of professional facility management (FM)? Green buildings.

Mr. Tosho Kirov, manager, First Facility Bulgaria
Mr. Carlo Marzot, managing director, EZ MEP International
Eng. Ivaylo Banov, Chamber of engineers in the investment design

Moderator: Mr. Nikola Ignatov, Properties management executive, Sofia Airport Center

16.45 – 17.45
Trends in designing, building and exploitation of modern hospitals.

Arch. Tanko Serafimov, manager, Atelier Serafimov Architects Ltd.
Mr. Andrey Markov, manager and co-investor City Clinic
Arch. Borislav Bogdanov, manager, Amfion
Arch. Donka Stoyanova, Bulgarian consultancy center EOOD
Mr. Anton Donchev, manager GEZE-Germany

Moderator: Arch. Ivaylo Petkov, manager, Studio 10 AM

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