RISING CITIES. SMART FUTURE 2023 Conference Showcases Path to Sustainable and Smart Urban Development

Mihai-Alexandru Cristea 20/06/2023 | 12:19

Business Review announces the upcoming RISING CITIES. SMART FUTURE 2023 conference, a premier event dedicated to exploring the potential of smart cities and driving sustainable urban development in Romania. The conference will take place on June 21, 2023, at Courtyard by Marriott Floreasca in Bucharest, and promises to be a dynamic platform for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and inspiration.

In an era marked by unprecedented urbanization and rapid technological advancements, the RISING CITIES. SMART FUTURE conference aims to foster discussions, collaborations, and strategies that will drive the transformation of cities into intelligent and sustainable ecosystems. As urban populations grow and the demand for efficient services rises, it has become increasingly crucial to harness the potential of smart technologies and data-driven solutions to enhance the quality of life for citizens.

The RISING CITIES. SMART FUTURE 2023 conference will bring together a diverse range of professionals, decision-makers, and thought leaders from the fields of urban planning, technology, sustainability, and government sectors. The conference aims to highlight the investments and actions required to upgrade Romania’s cities, moving towards a clean, circular economy and promoting the efficient use of resources.

“We are thrilled to host the RISING CITIES. SMART FUTURE 2023 conference, which serves as a platform for sharing knowledge and driving change towards sustainable urban development,” said Catalin Alistari, General Manager at Business Review. “This event brings together industry experts, policymakers, and stakeholders to discuss the future of smart cities in Romania and explore innovative solutions that can transform our urban landscapes for the better.”

The RISING CITIES. SMART FUTURE 2023 conference will feature two engaging panels. The first panel will focus on transforming cities to create sustainable environments and resilient communities. Esteemed panelists will discuss topics such as green and smart buildings, building inclusive communities, smart technologies for waste reduction, environment-friendly investments, green technologies, and smart energy systems.

After a networking break, the second panel will explore the full potential of smart cities. This panel will cover topics including innovative transportation solutions, smart infrastructure and sustainable urban development, data privacy and security, and citizen engagement and participation in digital cities.

“A smart and sustainable city, balancing safety, functionality, and aesthetic, harnesses technology to improve public safety, ensure efficient services, and minimize environmental impact. It features innovative urban planning that blends historical heritage with modern design, fostering a sense of community and enhancing the quality of life. Through open data and efficient planning of resources, it manages public transport systems that adapt to real-time conditions, reducing congestion and enhancing mobility. A well-orchestrated public transport not only serves as the city’s circulatory system, but also connects humans, bringing them together, fostering interactions, making it easier to meet, interact, and feel a sense of community. For me, a smart city It’s a city that provides a safe, efficient, and pleasing environment for a resilient, sustainable future,” says panelist Doru Chirica, Co-Founder & CEO at tranzy.ai.

“Urban environments continue to face the challenges of congestion that generates tons of carbon emissions and limited transportation options. That is why it is crucial for municipalities to embrace innovative solutions that can transform cities into thriving, sustainable places where people love to live.” Adds his co-panelist, Alexandru Vasiliu, Sales and Marketing Manager at E-Mobility Rentals.

The panels will be moderated by industry experts and will provide valuable insights into the latest trends and advancements in smart city technologies and their impact on urban environments. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals during the networking breaks and enjoy a networking lunch.

The agenda for the RISING CITIES. SMART FUTURE 2023 conference includes the following timings:

  • 10:00 – Welcome Coffee and Registrations
  • 10:30 – Panel 1: Transforming cities to create a more sustainable environment and resilient communities
  • 11:45 – Networking Break
  • 12:00 Panel 2: Unleashing the full potential of a smart city
  • 13:30 – Networking Lunch

The conference will feature prominent speakers including, who will share their expertise and insights on various aspects of smart cities and sustainable urban development. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, explore cutting-edge technologies and solutions, and engage in meaningful discussions that shape the future of Romania’s cities.


  • Bogdan Iliescu, Commercial Director at Nusco Imobiliara
  • Ionut Pucheanu, Mayor of Galati
  • Andrei Botis, President at Romania Green Building Council
  • Christian Macedonschi, President at Smart City Brasov Association
  • Gabriel Almajan, Chief Architect, Timisoara Municipality
  • Panel 1 Moderator: Teodora Tompea, News Anchor at Digi24

  • Razvan Mocanu, Manager Digital City & IoT at Orange Romania Communications
  • Doru Chirica, Co-Founder & CEO at tranzy.ai
  • Alexandru Vasiliu, Sales and Marketing Manager at E-Mobility Rentals
  • Dan Boabes, Owner at Meridian Taxi
  • Panel 2 Moderator: Aurel Dragan, Senior Editor at Business Review

“It is increasingly evident in our mission that we all need to contribute to protecting the planet. Whether we are companies or simply individuals, communities, or families, we have a duty to take care of the Earth. Thus, a green and sustainable city means, first of all, our actions as people, and at the level of a company, it means all the green projects it carries out. Just like us, the Nusco Imobiliara team, all other companies in the industry will be investing more and more in sustainability projects, and they will need help and support from national authorities,” highlights Bogdan Iliescu, Commercial Director at Nusco Imobiliara, a speaker in Panel 1 of the event.


The conference promises an insightful experience for all participants. Attendees will have the opportunity to discover, evaluate, and compare the latest technologies, services, and partnerships that are shaping the future of smart cities. Through engaging discussions, presentations, and exhibitions, attendees will stay up-to-date with industry trends, gain new perspectives, and gather inspiration for their own initiatives. The event offers a comprehensive view of what the industry is all about, ensuring that attendees are well-informed and equipped to make informed decisions in their respective fields.

“A smart city is an urban development concept integrating technologies and systems to manage a city’s resources efficiently and securely, to improve the quality of citizens’ life, community development, and environmental protection. We believe cities need an open and interoperable platform of intelligent solutions that communicate with each other and allow further development based on collected data. Thus, we developed at Orange Business a portfolio of solutions that cover the main verticals for the smart city – connectivity, e-governance, cyber security, data analytics, and solutions dedicated to utility companies and smart urban infrastructure, based on IoT,” says Razvan Mocanu, Manager Digital City & IoT at Orange Romania Communications, a speaker in the second panel of the day.


The RISING CITIES. SMART FUTURE 2023 conference offers attendees the opportunity to connect with a thoughtful community of decision-makers who are actively driving the transformation of smart cities. By participating in this event, attendees will have the chance to engage with individuals and organizations that are empowering cities at various stages of growth. Networking sessions will provide a platform for fruitful discussions, sharing of ideas, and fostering valuable connections.

Who Should Attend? RISING CITIES. SMART FUTURE 2023 welcomes professionals and thought leaders from various sectors, including:

  • Government officials and policymakers
  • Urban planners and architects
  • Technology and IoT experts
  • Executives from energy and utilities companies
  • Transportation and mobility professionals
  • Data scientists and analysts
  • Sustainability and environmental experts
  • Venture capitalists and investors

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend RISING CITIES. SMART FUTURE 2023, a conference dedicated to the future of smart cities and sustainable urban development. We are pleased to announce that the last few seats are still available, and registration is free!

To secure your spot at this exciting event, please visit our registration page at https://business-review.eu/br-events/rising-cities-smart-future-2023#register. By registering, you will gain access to insightful panel discussions, networking opportunities with industry experts, and the chance to explore the latest technologies and solutions shaping the future of smart cities. Attendance is free, offering a unique opportunity for professionals, researchers, and enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the world of smart cities and gain inspiration from industry leaders.

We are also proud to announce the esteemed partners of the RISING CITIES. SMART FUTURE 2023 conference. These partners have shown their commitment to promoting innovation and sustainability in the development of smart cities: Vastint Romania, CPI Property Group, One United Properties, Schneider Electric, Mastercard, Nusco Imobiliara, E-Mobility Rentals, Orange Business, tranzy.ai, British Romanian Chamber of Commerce (BRCC), CONAF – Confederația Națională pentru Antreprenoriat Feminin, Hellenic Romanian Bilateral Chamber of Commerce (HRCC), Romania Green Building Council, Smart City Brașov, Holograma 3D.

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