Smart cities for South-East Europe

Start/Stop Date:
05–07 Mar 2014
Via Expo
Sofia, Bulgaria
Focus Areas:
energy efficiency, e-mobility and transport, building automation and management, intelligent emergency management
Type of Event:

South-East Europe is on Track with the Sustainable Development

Responding to the current climate and economic challenges, the Bulgarian capital Sofia will host again the 10th edition of the Exhibition and Forum on Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Smart Cities for South-East Europe from 5th to 7th March 2014.

The event will boost the business between international and local industry players, as well as will underline the significant role of renewables in energy independence and CO2 reduction. How the countries from the Region will develop their utilization in order to meet the tomorrow’s commitments? They have begun the process of diversification of the energy mix and update their national legislation. South-East Europe features a great hydropower, geothermal and bioenergy potential. A new perspective market segment in  solar industry are the 'prosumers' (producer + consumer) due to the opportunity of the consumers to optimize their direct consumption ratio and the cost of electricity transmission.

Taking into account the rapid advancement of information and telecommunication technologies Smart Cities event will present how they could reshape the urban areas into more efficient resource and flexible systems. Significant energy saving can be achieved by investing in renovations of the buildings, smart grids, transport and ICT sectors.

The exhibition scope will include energy efficiency, bio-, hydro-, solar, geothermal and wind energy, waste-to-energy, e-mobility and transport, building automation and management, intelligent emergency management, software, etc.   

CINK Hydro, Global Hydro Energy, Landis+Gyr, CPM Europe BV, International Power Supply, Costruzioni Nazzareno, Polytechnik, Elprom Trafo CH, Clicko and Leader Light are among the exhibitors.

The 2014 highlights are the Austrian Pavilion and the Austria Showcase where the national know-how will be promoted. Austria has an advanced experience in environmental sector, the eco industry generates annual revenues of EUR 10.6 billion and employs a workforce of about 87 000 people.

The lineup of highly accomplished speakers from Euroheat & Power, World Association for Decentralized Energy, European Renewable Energies Federation, Buildings Performance Institute Europe, etc. will provide the attendees with key updates on related legislative and technology issues.


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