Date / Time: 28.03.2017, 09:00-18:00 Location: Bucharest, Romania The Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and ELINCLUS as industrial partner have organized the fifth edition of the Cities of Tomorrow conference – a top event that brings together the business community with the local and central government, architects, urbanists and civil society in Romania. Cities of Tomorrow 2017 is dedicated to urban and regional competitiveness in order to stimulate a sustainable development of the cities and regions of Romania. Successful promotion of a city or region implies the efficient collaboration of all stakeholders, being a decisive factor for effective development. The event offers a rich variety of presentations, interactive round tables, a marketplace of projects and urban development solutions and, last but not least, a good opportunity for networking. International brand invitations have debated the topic of competitive Romania. In this period of increasing mobility and the internationalization of goods, services, labor and capital, the Romanian regions are facing increased competition with other regions of the world. Effective cooperation between all stakeholders involved in regional development contributes to creating an investment-friendly business environment and related economic benefits. In this regard, Cities of Tomorrow 2017 aims to raise awareness about several important questions:
- What are the stakeholders (administration, civil society, the private sector) and how do they work together to increase competitiveness?
- How can the business community and civil society be involved in major economic projects?
- What influences does the realization of a major project on the development of the city / region as a whole have?
- How can the private environment have a positive influence on the quality of public services – from the first meeting with a potential investor, to the implementation of the project and afterwards?
- How important is the presence at international events to promote city / regional projects?
- How can interested parties enter into a dialogue? How can this active dialogue be maintained?
- What added value does networking bring to the region?
Multiple round tables debated interactive topics and current projects previously selected by a specialized jury. Topics include:
- competitive economic development
- tasks and roles of political and business actors
- the development of urban and rural infrastructure
- municipal applications and city management (public utilities, public parking, traffic management)
- central and historical areas of the city
- integration of city periphery