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Second Forum on “Promoting Smart Cities – challenges and opportunities”

Adriapol Institute in collaboration with Marin Barleti University of Tirana, organize on the 6th and 7th of November 2015, the second International Forum “Promoting smart cities – challenges and opportunities” at Adriatik Hotel, Durrës, Albania.

Speakers

More than 30 speakers will share their insights, expertise and experiences

  • Mario Tozzi
    Mario Tozzi Senior Researcher and Geologist
    National Research Council and Public Speaker RAI



    Alexandros Kachrimanis
    Alexandros Kachrimanis Governor of Epirus Region, Greece



    Yannis Fallas
    Yannis Fallas Director, Cluster of Bio Energy and Environment Western Macedonia
    URENIO Research, Aristotle University, Greece
    Ardita Jahja
    Ardita Jahja Agro Environmental Engineering
    University of Savonia, Finland
  • Gentian Bejko
    Gentian Bejko Member of Albanian Parliament
    Esmeralda Hasani
    Esmeralda Hasani Forum Director, Marin Barleti University
    Odeta Barbullushi
    Odeta Barbullushi Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania
    Philipp Keller
    Philipp Keller Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Switzerland in Albania
  • Donika Hoxha
    Donika Hoxha Director of Public Diplomacy, Partnerships and Diaspora
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Albania
    Esmeralda Shkjau
    Esmeralda Shkjau Member of Albanian Parliament
    Bashkim Iseni
    Bashkim Iseni Director of the Interactive Media Platform albinfo.ch
    Philip Filios
    Philip Filios M.D. Former Mayor of Ioannina, Greece
  • Giuseppe Di Giovambattista
    Giuseppe Di Giovambattista Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
    Archidata
    Andrea Senatori
    Andrea Senatori Head of Development Cooperation
    Italian Embassy in the Republic of Albania
    Federico Rappelli
    Federico Rappelli Eupolis Lombardia
    Research and Innovation Institute by Lombardy Region
    Theodore Alexiou
    Theodore Alexiou Oberon Business Consultants
    EU programs experts
  • Uranik Begu
    Uranik Begu Executive Director
    Innovation Center Kosovo
    Giovanni Bragaglia
    Giovanni Bragaglia Director
    Agency Corvallis, Italy
    Giovanni Castrovillari
    Giovanni Castrovillari Director
    Agency MenoWatt, Italy
    Jorgest Kovaci
    Jorgest Kovaci Manager of Growth Division
    Adriapol Institute
  • Erjon Veliaj
    Erjon Veliaj Municipality of Tirana
    Mayor
    Amedeo Bottaro
    Amedeo Bottaro Municipality of Trani
    Italy, Mayor
    Massimo Fadel
    Massimo Fadel Architect
    Cooprogetti S.R.L
    Blendi Bushati
    Blendi Bushati Albanian Development Found
  • Nora Malaj
    Nora Malaj Vice Minister of Education and Sports
    Republic of Albania
    Mark Small
    Mark Small Associate Director of the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life;
    Coordinator of Sustainable Communities Project Clemson, Clemson University, USA.
    Lucia Cucciarelli
    Lucia Cucciarelli Bologna Center for Community Schools
    Felice di Lernia
    Felice di Lernia Councilor for Social Policies
    City of Trani
  • Brisida Jahaj
    Brisida Jahaj World Vision, Albania
    Edita Fino
    Edita Fino Project Manager, IADSA – MoES
    Ecosystem of Sustainable Education
    Schools as Community Center

Schedule

Smart City Forum

The 2nd Forum on Smart City is the nation’s largest smart growth and sustainability event. It is the annual occasion for all its stakeholders to concept and advance the smarter city. The Forum is an ideal gathering place for leaders, representatives from the private sector, multilateral development banks, governments, housing authorities, academia, and civil society organizations from across the region/world to share and learn about successes for implementing smart growth principles and techniques in tackling many of the most crucial social, health, and development priorities in our communities.

Many of the needs of developing countries center on providing and maintaining modern infrastructure. Since this built environment lasts a long time, getting the right infrastructure in place shapes a city for decades to come. Planning a city with the right infrastructure, and not merely replicating past practices that often have been haphazard, means relying more on evidence and analysis about how sustainable cities can and should grow.

Smart cities make urbanization more inclusive, bringing together formal and informal sectors, connecting urban cores with peripheries, delivering services for the rich and the poor alike, and integrating the migrants and the poor into the city.

Promoting smart cities is about rethinking cities as inclusive, integrated, and livable. The SMART CITY FORUM is built on five thematic pillars:
- Smart Growth
- Smart Governance - Economic Diplomacy
- Smart People - Community Schools
- Smart City
- Smart Working and Living

Panels
Mr. Mario Tozzi,
Senior Researcher and Geologist, National Research Council and Public Speaker RAI

Mr. Alexandros Kachrimanis,
Governor of Epirus Region, Greece

Mr. Yannis Fallas,
Director, Cluster of Bio Energy and Environment Western Macedonia, URENIO Research, Aristotle University, Greece

Mrs. Ardita Jahja,
Agro Environmental Engineering, University of Savonia, Finland

Mr. Gentian Bejko,
Member of Albanian Parliament

Moderator: Ms. Esmeralda Hasani, Forum Director, Marin Barleti University.
Mrs. Odeta Barbullushi,
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania

Mr. Philipp Keller,
Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Switzerland in Albania

Mrs. Donika Hoxha,
Director of Public Diplomacy, Partnerships and Diaspora, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Albania

Mrs. Esmeralda Shkjau,
Member of Albanian Parliament

Mr. Bashkim Iseni,
Director of the Interactive Media Platform albinfo.ch

Mr. Philip Filios,
M.D. Former Mayor of Ioannina, Greece

Mr. Giuseppe Di Giovambattista,
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Archidata

Mr. Andrea Senatori,
Head of Development Cooperation, Italian Embassy in the Republic of Albania

Mr. Federico Rappelli ,
Eupolis Lombardia - Research and Innovation Institute by Lombardy Region

Mr. Theodore Alexiou ,
Oberon Business Consultants – EU programs experts

Mr. Uranik Begu ,
Executive Director, Innovation Center Kosovo

Mr. Giovanni Bragaglia,
Director, Agency Corvallis, Italy

Mr. Giovanni Castrovillari,
Director, Agency MenoWatt, Italy

Mr. Jorgest Kovaci ,
Manager of Growth Division, Adriapol Institute

Mr. Yannis Fallas,
Director, Cluster of Bio Energy and Environment Western Macedonia, URENIO Research, Aristotle University, Greece.

Mr. Erion Veliaj,
Municipality of Tirana, Mayor

Mr. Amedeo Bottaro,
Municipality of Trani, Italy, Mayor

Mr. Massimo Fadel,
Architect Cooprogetti S.R.L

Mr. Blendi Bushati,
Albanian Development Found

Mrs. Ardita Jahja,
Agro Environmental Engineering, University of Savonia, Finland

Mrs. Nora Malaj,
Vice Minister of Education and Sports, Republic of Albania

Mr. Mark A. Small,
Associate Director of the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life; Coordinator of Sustainable Communities Project Clemson, Clemson University, USA.

Mrs. Lucia Cucciarelli,
Bologna Center for Community Schools

Mr. Felice di Lernia,
Councilor for Social Policies, City of Trani

Mrs. Brisida Jahaj,
World Vision, Albania

Mrs. Edita Fino,
Project Manager, IADSA – MoES, Ecosystem of Sustainable Education – Schools as Community Center

Moderator: Mrs. Edita Fino,
AIPA, Marin Barleti University

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