«Business for Smart Cities» is an annual global event which gathers the leaders of the region and international experts to address solutions to the problems of their cities, and find the most appropriate partners to develop innovative projects and services.
The organizers of the congress are the Academy of Public-Private Partnership, «Ardana consultants», «City Development Found»; the event was supported by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, the Kyiv City State Administration, the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services.
The event has gathered about 2000 participants and 140 speakers from 30 countries, including:
26 representatives of international organizations (EBRD, IFC, Global Infrastructure Hub, UNECE, HABITAT, UN Global Compact);
49 representatives of public authorities;
65 representatives of private business.
EXPO Congress was visited by delegations of 12 embassies of foreign countries in Ukraine, in particular: Austria, Azerbaijan, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Hungary, Japan, USA.
The exhibition included stands of foreign and Ukrainian companies and Ukrainian cities.
The event was held a variety of morning sessions filled with well-known, globally respected keynote speakers, and prominent leaders from the region and the world. They presented real ideas and projects for immediate implementation. Several specialized sessions on different topics and aspects of city development be offered.