22nd-24th April 2015 Belgrade, Serbia

Program Capital summit


Participation at the Capital Summit is by invitation only and registration is needed.

All enquires and applications are accepted via email capital.summit2015@beograd.gov.rs, or phone +381 11 3373 063.

The Program is subject to a change.

Wednesday, 22 April | Welcome to Belgrade
Location: Belgrade City Hall, 2 Dragoslava Jovanovića Street (entrance from the park) Parking: City Garage “Pioneer park” on the spot
19.00-21.00 Gala Reception at the Old Palace
 Thursday, 23 April | Capital City Mayors Conference
Location: Sava Center, Grand “B” entrance from Vladimira Popovića Street
Moderator: Jelena Bojović, Policy director, NALED
09:30-10:00 Registration of participants
10:00-10:10 Welcome addresses: Capital Summit hosts
Siniša Mali, Mayor of Belgrade
Ana Brnabić, VP, National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED)
10:10-10:40  Foreword: Government of Serbia and EU
Jadranka Joksimović, Minister of European Integration of Serbia
Igor Soltes, Member of the European Parliament, Vice Chair of the European Parliament Delegation to the EU-Serbia Stabilization and Association Parliamentary Committee
Aleksandar Vučić, Prime Minister of Serbia
10:40-10:50 Session break and photo opportunity
10:50-12:10 Panel I: City infrastructure and urban development
Siniša Mali, Mayor of Belgrade, Belgrade Waterfront: New infrastructure projects
Ivo Komšić, Mayor of Sarajevo: City and tourist infrastructure
Koce Trajanovski, Mayor of Skopje: Urban redevelopment
Dr Hermann Papouschek, the Chief Project Manager & Omar Al-Rawi, Member of the Vienna City Parliament: Vienna Central Station
Milan Bandić, Mayor of Zagreb: Challenges and good practices of strategic & urban development
Dr Gabor Bagdy, Deputy Mayor of Budapest: Urban development and brownfield revitalization
Maria Solich, Head of Project and Structured Finance, Siemens Austria – Investor
Ready Cities: Innovative ways to finance infrastructure modernization

Discussion (Q&A): 20 minutes
12:10-12:30 Coffee break
12:30-13:50 Panel II: Innovative service delivery models
Michal Olszewski, Deputy Mayor of Warsaw: Improving energy efficiency in the city through PPP
Irina Savina, Deputy Mayor of Sofia: Energy efficiency as a part of the sustainable energy development of Sofia
Momir Stanojević, Elnos Group: Smart cities – energy control and management
Bernard Atlan, Principal Investment Officer, IFC: PPP for better service delivery – Belgrade Waste Treatment Facility
Costin Berevoianu, Personal Adviser to the General Mayor of Bucharest: Improving the efficiency of public water management through concession
David Pearson, Star Refrigeration & Emerson Climate Technologies: Harvesting heat from rivers

Discussion (Q&A): 20 minutes
13:50-15:00 Lunch and B2B meetings
15:00-16:20 Panel III: Quality of life and future development of CSEE capital cities
Zoran Janković, Mayor of Ljubljana & Eltec Petrol: City of Ljubljana as the European Green Capital 2016 & Sustainable city development
Jovan Marjanović, Program Coordinator, Sarajevo Film Festival: Sarajevo Film Festival as a city brand
Nevila Xhindi, Deputy Mayor of Tirana: Tirana the modern and European City
Slavoljub Stijepović, Mayor of Podgorica: Support of the Capital City to the country’s tourist sites
Andreas Yennimatas, Member of the City Council and Vice President of Athens Development and Destination Management Agency: Making use of your comparative advantages

Closing remarks: Andrey Novakov, Member of the European Parliament Regional Development Committee

Discussion (Q&A) - 20 minutes
16:20-16:30 Summit conclusions
Friday, 24 April | Discover Belgrade
Host: Tourist Organization of Belgrade
10:00-11:30 Sightseeing tour: Old town of Belgrade