Conference Agenda

08:00 - 09:00  Participants registration

09:00 – 09:20 Conference opening

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

HE Cord Meier-Klodt, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bucharest


09:20 – 10:00  Cooperation between central and local authorities for sustainable urban development: revitalisation of cities / Q&A

Tilman Buchholz,  Deputy Head of the Urban Development Department of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety


10:00 – 10:40 Intelligent urbanization / Q&A

Dipl.-Ing. Hans-Jürgen Best, City Director of the City of Essen and Divisional Management Board Planning


10:40 – 11:15 Coffee break and the opportunity to visit the Market Place with projects, organized in the foyer


11:15 – 13:30  Central panel: Urban regeneration by means of industry and tourism

Moderator: Hildegard Brandl, Managing Partner UNITH2B

Keynote speech “The project aspern Seestadt”: Dr. Georg Pammer, General Manager Aspern Smart City Research (Winner of Best Smart Project 2016 @ Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona)

Keynote speech “Magnet Cities”: Dr. Marcel Heroiu, Senior Urban Development Specialist World Bank

Ioan Popa, Mayor of Reșița

Tatian Diaconu, CEO Immochan Romania

Arch. Eugen Panescu, Founding Partner Planwerk

Dr. Christian von Albrichsfeld, CEO Continental Automotive Romania

Tamina Lolev, Managing Partner nod makerspace


13:30 – 14:30 Lunch break and the opportunity to visit the Market Place with projects, organized in the foyer


14:30 – 16:30  World Café, 8 round tables

Energy efficiency & energy management | Financing & EU funds | Mobility: Case Study - Cluj-Napoca | Circular economy |  Tourism: Case study – revitalisation of Valea Jiului | Reconversion & Revitalisation: Case study – Bucharest-Ilfov | Construction Law | City Governance/Digitalization/City Information Platform


16:30 – 16:45 Coffee break


16:45 – 18:00 Final panel: Results and conclusions of the World Café

Award ceremony round table and closing of the conference

Moderator: Dr. Dragos Anastasiu, President AHK Romania


18:00  Networking cocktail


During the whole day: Foyer – Market Place with projects of local authorities and companies






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