Cities of Tomorrow #8


Event Agenda

August 25 – 27


8:00am - 18:00 pm


Round tables

The round tables will now take place during three consecutive days before the main event, August 25-27. Moderators TBA

  • Energy Efficiency and Energy Management
  • NEW: City Safety
  • Financing & EU Funds
  • City Governance / Digitalization / City Information Platform
  • Mobility
  • Construction Law
  • Reconversion & Revitalisation
  • Circular Economy
  • Tourism, Lifestyle & Culture


September 1


09:45 am - 10:00 am

Participants Registration



10:00 am - 10:20 am

Conference Opening

Sebastian Metz, General Manager German-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK Romania)

Dr. Dragoș Anastasiu, President German-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK Romania)

E.S. Cord Meier-Klodt, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bucharest


10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

Dortmund – a city of structural change. Success stories and future ambitions

Ullrich Sierau, Lord Mayor City of Dortmund


10:50 AM - 12:20 PM

Cities in Dialogue: Magnet vs. Shrinking

Arch. Ilinca Păun Constantinescu, “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning

Marcel Ionescu Heroiu, Senior Urban Development Specialist The World Bank

Dr. Emil Boc, Lord Mayor of Cluj-Napoca (TBC)

Ullrich Sierau, Lord Mayor City of Dortmund

Moderator: Arch. Șerban Țigănaș, General Secretary of the International Union of Architects


12:20 PM - 14:00 PM

Lunch Break

Lunch Break and time to explore the Marketplace


14:00 - 14:30 PM

Project Competition Finalists

Public administration, civil society, business environment and city safety finalists present their projects for smart cities and sustainable urban development to the jury and the audience

Moderator: Dr. Ilinca Pandele, Consultant AHK Romania


14:30 PM - 15:30 PM

Wrap-up Session

Roundtables voting and awards ceremony

Announcing the winners of the project competition

Moderators: Sebastian Metz and Ilinca Pandele, AHK Romania

Closing of the Conference

Dr. Dragoș Anastasiu, President AHK Romania

Sebastian Metz, General Manager AHK Romania


15:30 - open end


Feel free to stay longer, explore the marketplace and get in touch with likeminded partners. The platform will be available for at least one week after the event.

Join Us

Become active & share your ideas: join one of the 8 round tables

Project Competition

Register your project now

AHK Romania | German-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry | Calea Grivitei 82-98 et. 1, Building The Mark, Corp The Podium, 010736 Bucuresti