THE CITY FORUM 2017, 26 October, Sofia Event Center
Preliminary programme
9.00 – 9.15 Opening
Arch. Zdravko Zdravkov, Chief Architect of Sofia Municipality
9.15- 10.30 
Panel 1. Sofia—city of people. A change in the model.
Amendments of the Act on urban planning and construction in Sofia municipality
– Balancing of development of the compact city and the metropolitan territories
– Balanced development of urbanized and natural environment
– Creation of new zones for development
– Regeneration of urban zones – challenges
– GYS technologies for intelligent planning and sustainable management of the city
Invited participants:
Arch. Zdravko Zdravkov, Chief Architect of Sofia Municipality
Ivan Velkov, Deputy Chairman of Sofia Municipality Council
Arch. Lubo Georgiev, Executive Director OP Sofproekt-OGP and Vision for Sofia team leader 
Dipl. Eng. Tsvetomir Zhekov, Mayor of Izgrev district
Dipl. Eng. Theodore Petkov, Mayor of Vitosha district
Evgenia Karadjova, General Manager, Esri Bulgaria
Moderator:  urb. Nurhan Regeb

10.30 – 10.40 Coffee break
10:40 - 11.20
Panel 2. Prospects for development of Bulgarian cities.  Financial instruments for urban projects 2014-2020. 
Invited participants:
Denitsa Nikolova, Deputy Minister in Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works, Head of the OP Regions in Growth 2014-2020
Veselka Ivanova, Team leader, National Association of Municipalities in Bulgaria
Svetoslava Georgieva, CEO, Fund Manager of Financial Instruments in Bulgaria
Nadia Dankinova,  CEO, Sustainable Urban Development Fund
Moderator: Nikolay Todorov, Buildings and architecture editor, The City Media Group
11.20 – 12.20
Panel 3. Transport and mobility.
Public transport and communications challenges and solutions. Intelligent solutions for urban mobility and infrastructure. Electrical vehicles charging infrastructure. Latest changes in the normative base.
Invited participants:
Evgeni Krussev, Deputy Mayor of Transport and Transport Communications, Sofia Municipality
Christian Petrov, Executive Director, Urban Mobility Center LTD, Sofia
Prof. Dr. Eng. Mihail Tsankov, CEO, Irkon
Ivelina Strateva , Head of Economic and Business Activities directorate, Burgas Municipality
Arch. Ani Markova,  Creative manager, Ivo Petrov Architects
Vassil Takev, Chief Sales Manager, LP&DM, ABB
Moderator: Todor Todorov, Senior Expert, Transconsult-22
12.20 – 13.20 Lunch
13.20 - 14.30 
Panel 4. Development of the third line of Sofia Metropoliten.
Invited participants:
Prof. Dr. Eng. Stoyan Bratoev, Executive Director, Metropolitan
Dipl. Eng. Vladislav Petrov, Manager, MS 18, Trace Group hold
Dipl. Eng. Stefan Chonkov, Project Manager, G.P. Group JSC.
Dipl. Eng. Kliment Ivanov, Head Depаrtment Building Projects of Stanilov EOOD
Dipl. Eng. Svetoslav Pehlivanov, Construction manager, Geostroy  
Arch. Farid Pactaval, Paktiaval Architects
Moderator: Milena Vassileva, The City Media Group
* The program is preliminary and is a subject of change



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