20th November 2017 / Zagreb

Technology Park Zagreb

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MEGATRENDS for CITIES - Jobs & Skills in Innovative Urban Ecosystems

Here are some smart coference topics for this year

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Take a look at some key conference messages from previous years

Erica Bol

The urban environment is fundamentally different than it ever has been before, but we are still trying to physically define it in the same way. It is time to begin thinking about our cities in a completely new way. We need to come up with new dreams for the city and for its spatial translation that offer a long-term, cohesive, seductive, and strong perspective for future societies.

Erica Bol, Changemaker, Teach the future

Breda, Netherlands

Frane Šesnić

In order to create innovative business environment we need to have a holistic approach, which includes: city authorities addressing the challenges, building an information hub regarding innovation procurement and ensuring provision of solution from innovative SMEs.

Frane Šesnić, CEO, Development Agency Zagreb

Zagreb, Croatia

Zlatan Car

We can define Smart city as a developed urban area that creates a sustainable economic development and a high quality of life during which leading to significant improvements in several key areas: the economy, mobility, environment, people, life and government. This significant improvements occur through the implementation of a strong human potential, social potential and / or ICT infrastructure.

Zlatan Car, Vice Rector for ICT at University of Rijeka

Rijeka, Croatia

Andrea Novaković

Greatest challenges we're fighting are to inspire and motivate often weakly interested citizens and public administration officers for additional activities aimed for their inclusion in implementation of elaborated innovations. Innovative projects must be carried out only if the city has the authority to set the rules, centrally coordinate the activities and monitor the implementation.

Andrea Novaković, CEO, Dubrovnik Development Agency

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Why Attend

Hear the effective governance model and recommendation for further development of Zagreb as the new EU city.
Share knowledge and experience of furthering deployment of new technologies in EU cities.
Learn more about the Future of Europe and the role of cities with an emphasis on Zagreb as innovation and creativity hub.
Meet with experts, government representatives, peers and business prospects from around the globe.
Establish your position in the complex smart city eco system of software, infrastructure, utility, transport, healthcare and retail providers.


20 speakers &
5 moderators


Smart industry solutions &
business cases

Networking with decision
making units

Eco-system challenges under
one roof



Visitor Info


Avenija Dubrovnik 15
Zagreb, Croatia

Technology park Zagreb
Zagreb Fair, 12th Pavillon

Organized by

Organizational Board


Frane Šesnić

CEO, Development Agency Zagreb



Blaž Golob

Director, GFS GoForeSight Institute

Zoran Aralica

Senior Research Associate, The Institute of Economics, Zagreb


Organizing Committee

Željana Barišić

Project Manager, Development Agency Zagreb

Kristian Ravić

Secretary General, HISB