Click here to view this email in your browser   September 2014
 
‘Smart Cities’ Exhibition is aiming to become the most important event in South-East Europe that will help the community to better understand the necessity of imposing of the economically-driven, environmentally-friendly and technologically-focused vision of the cities in 21 century. 
 
It provides good opportunities for the sustainable businesses to develop itself in the Region through promotion of various newfound innovations and encouragement of networking between representatives of public and private sectors.
 
Exhibition Branches:
● Energy & Sustainability
● Mobility & Transport
● Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Smart Cities
● Sustainable Built Environment
● Intelligent Emergency Management
● Smart Buildings
 
The parallel Conference will set various topics for discussion. Speakers from European institutions and companies will share their knowledge and experience on smart urban development:
● City Resilience & Emergency Systems Control 
● Smart Lighting
● Intelligent transport Systems
● Energy Storage, etc.
 
 
 
 
   Brochure
   Partners
   Hotel Accommodation  
    Official Hotel
 
  Parallel Events:
 
    Via Expo
   +359 32/512 900
    
     
 
 
If you are interested to extend your market share in South-East Europe and connect with local industry players, join ‘Smart Cities’ 2015:

Be among the Early Birds and you will get:
- 10% area discount till 1st October 
- Better exhibition stand location
- High visibility of your brand through extra promotional opportunities

Choose ‘Smart Cities’ ● Step on the emerging SEE market ● Connect with local industry players ● Get the latest knowledge ● Foresee the future challenges
 
 
To ensure the success of ‘Smart Cities’ we have started a vast campaign and many associations and media support the event.  Have a nice reading of news and partners’ presentations.
 
   Supporting Partner
 
The International Battery & Energy Storage Alliance IBESA is the first international network of excellence in the field of battery and energy storage that enables an international and practice-oriented transfer of knowledge. Founded in 2013 IBESA is still well on track regarding emerging markets around the world and is now coming up with an updated concept to satisfy the actual requirements of the IBESA Partner.
 
The specific fields of competence of IBESA are storage plus PV or wind as well as storage as a part of a Smart Home concept or E-Mobility. Especially Smart Home is of extreme importance and offers a great potential. IBESA encourages international storage markets, provides facts and figures for decision makers and business leaders, supports companies to breach new markets and increase their publicity. IBESA recognizes early indicators of market trends and developments and elaborates an appropriate business strategy for Partners.

A high degree of market transparency, especially in the Smart Home Market regarding standards and compatibility of components are a main focus of the Alliance. Partners profit from special interest groups on current topics with business experts from all over the world. 
 
    Partner

Navigant Research is a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team's research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors.
 
Emerging technology markets are inherently rife with uncertainty and risk. Navigant Research provides its clients with market intelligence designed to clarify investment and expansion opportunities for industry participants. 
 

Buildings account for 40 percent of Europe’s final energy consumption, and thus represent a key focus in efforts to improve overall energy efficiency. Two key pieces of European Union (EU) legislation, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), strongly influence the market for energy efficient buildings and create a solid basis for growth in the sector over the next 10 years.  According to a new report from Navigant Research, cumulative spending on energy efficient buildings in Europe – including products and services – is forecast to total $791.7 billion from 2014 through 2023.
 
    Media Partner

‘Smart Cities’ is a new Portuguese magazine brand. Focused on the Smart Cities market, this bimonthly publication provides an extended overview and journalistic analysis of sustainable cities projects, challenges and solutions. Within its 100 pages, the reader can read up-to-date information concerning ICT developments, environmental needs, health and education trends, energy and urban mobility management or examples of social innovation.

Presenting international and national case studies, Smart Cities Magazine was launched in July, 1st. The project also includes a news website (www.smart-cities.pt) with daily updates. The magazine, first of its kind in Portugal, is produced by the Portuguese publisher MediaLine.
 
News Headlines:
5 Milions Euro for 150 Ideas - read more here 
Portugal will receive 4 Billion Euro for the country green economy development - read more here
Tax incentives for the city cycling read more here   
 
   Partner Event        Organizer
 
Smart Cities  2015 will be promoted for the first time at KAVALAEXPO, Greece
26 September - 1 October, 2014
 
Via Expo uses various communication tools and performs different activities in order to bring together exhibitors and professional visitor audience from Souht-East Europe at 'Smart Cities'. We are glad to announce that we will participate at KAVALAEXPO, organized by the Chamber of Kavala for making a good pre-event promotion of ‘Smart Cities'  to the event oudience: large and medium companies from Greece and the wider Balkan region.
 
 
 
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