1 October 2018, Albena Resort, Bulgaria
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The event

Fourth Edition of the Conference
Intelligent Municipalities Transformation
„Shared Experience for Sustainable Smart Municipality“

October 1, 2018, Hotel & SPA Paradise Blue, Sky & Wind Hall, Albena Resort, Bulgaria
Part of the Annual Meeting of Local Authorities, Organized by the National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria – 1-3 October, 2018

During the last few years many Bulgarian cities have improved their infrastructure, started using different types of sensors, collecting and analysing, managing urban assets as public transport, wastеwater, road infrastructure, etc. This so-called 'connected infrastructure' helped the municipalities, business and citizens to improve their way of living. Today the lights are turned to the stronger engagement of the administration, citizens and business to the next generation of changes, leading to the sustainable development of the smart municipality.  
According to a Juniper research released in the beginning of this year, smart cities have the potential to 'give back' 125 hours to every person every year for each person, in the form of saved time. No matter where our country is in the smart cities charts worldwide (according the EasyPark "2017 Smart cities index", held among 500 cities worldwide, Bulgaria is ranked 94th), each little effort in this direction has to be applauded as a clear request to become part of the so-called smart future.

Target Audience:
Representatives of local authorities (mayors, deputy mayors, secretaries of municipalities), central administration and state structures.

How the event was held last year


  • Georgi Kissjov

    Georgi Kissjov R&D Director, Risk Electronics

  • Plamen Zapryanov

    Plamen Zapryanov Senior Project Manager, Soitron

    Plamen is a PRINCE 2 Practitioner certified project manager with more than 5 years at Soitron as a project manager responsible for the full lifecycle of the projects. He has successfully delivered IoT, ITSM and software development projects. The customers he worked for were ranging from multinational enterprises to small enterprises and public organizations. The IoT projects were related to smart city waste management.
  • Maria Manolova, Ph.D.

    Maria Manolova, Ph.D. Project manager, Center for Energy Efficiency EnEffect

    Maria Manolova is born on 30.10.1987. In 2010 completes her Bachelor of Science in Geography (Faculty of Geology and Geography) at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski ". In 2012 she obtaines her master's degree after completing "Regional Geo-energy Resources and Strategies" Master Course in Sofia University. In February 2014, she starts her post-graduate PhD degree in "Economic and Social Geography - Regional Geo-energy Resources and Strategies" at the Department of Regional and Political Geography, Faculty of Geology and Geography. In 2017, Maria defends her doctorate in the field of Earth Sciences (Economic and Social Geography - Regional Geo-energy Resources and Strategies) at the Department of Regional and Political Geography of Sofia University. The topic of the thesis is "Energy Planning as a Key Instrument for the Sustainable Development of Municipalities". During the period 2012-2017, she works in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency, and in particular - research on biomass energy potential in Bulgaria, feasibility studies for the construction of biomass installations, studies of energy planning models in municipalities, analyzes of the potential of renewable energy sources (including GIS), work on projects and evaluations for realization of investments in the field of EE, RES, ESCO, etc. Maria is a specialist in sustainable energy planning in municipalities. She conducts the activities of preparing energy efficiency plans and programs for the EcoEnergy members. Her responsibilities include as well coordination and support of the conferences and events organization related to EcoEnergy and EnEffect.
  • Stefan Spassov

    Stefan Spassov CEO, eMobility International (Eldrive); Ride Share Bulgaria (SPARK)

    Stefan Spassov is the CEO of eMobility International. He leads and manages the expansion of a national charging stations infrastructure operating under the brand Eldrive and the first electric car sharing service in Bulgaria (SPARK). Stefan specializes in corporate finance and business development. He has previously been actively involved in the telematics business and negotiated, consulted and led the successful acquisition of EuroGPS (now Viasat Technology) by the European leader in usage-based-insurance Viasat Group. Since August 2017, Stefan
  • Stefan Malinovski

    Stefan Malinovski Head of Intelligent Systems Department, Telelink

    Stefan Malinovski is head of Intelligent Systems Department at Telelink. He graduated in Business Administration with specialization in Operational Management and Marketing at the American University, Blagoevgrad. He also holds "Project and Program Management" Masters degree from Warwick University in the UK. He started his career in the field of project management and coordination. His first work experience in Telelink was during his student years when he passed an internship in the company. Then he is involved in consulting and project management training. In 2012 he became part of Telelink's team again as Head of Projects. His first task is to optimize the project management processes in the Security and Automation Department. Shortly afterwards, he also tooks on some of the first projects in the field of intelligent transport systems.
  • Daniela Pesheva

    Daniela Pesheva State Expert, 'Information Society Policy' Department, 'Information Technologies' Directorate, Ministry of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications

    Since 2009 to the present Mrs. Daniela Pesheva is part of the team of Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, with areas of activity: development of expert analyses, opinions and proposals relating to the development of ICT and broadband development and improvement of methodologies for eGovernment in the public administration; participation in the activities of the development of strategic documents in the field of ICT and proposals for legal acts linked to the implementation of e-government; coordination and participation in expert working groups in the field of eGovernment and the development of information society. Mrs. Pesheva is coordinator of the project ‘Increasing the qualification of staff at central level through improved knowledge and practical skills Management IT projects in line with current methodologies" implemented in 2015 with the financial support of the Operational Programme Administrative Capacity (OPAC) co-financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund. Before that she is part of the State Agency for Information Technology and Communications (2005-2009) as Expert, Directorate for European Integration and International Relations with commitments on development of the Bulgarian State positions on European integration in the field of Communications and Information Technology, participation in working groups, in the coordination and monitoring of integration, participation in the translation and editing of the European directives and other documents. Mrs. Daniela Pesheva is Mechanical engineer (Technical University of Sofia), Master Accounting and Control (Veliko Turnovo St. Cyril and St Methodius University) and Master of Public Administration (New Bulgarian University).
  • Miglena Kuzmanova

    Miglena Kuzmanova Business Development Manager, ESRI Bulgaria

    For more than 10 years Miglena Kuzmanova has been working at the Sales and Marketing Department of ESRI Bulgaria initially as Business Development Expert and since 2013 as Business Development Manager. Through the years, her work has been mainly focused on GIS solutions for the needs of the state and local government in the areas of e-government, energy, utilities and infrastructure, as she has participated in many of the company`s projects in these areas. Miglena Kuzmanova graduates from the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics of Sofia University with a specialty of ‘Informatics’ and in 2005 gets a master degree of Economics at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics (FEBA) at Sofia University. Since 2007 she has been teaching teaches GIS in FEBA where she is PhD student.
  • Ivan Stoyanov

    Ivan Stoyanov Manager, Municipal Enterprise "Chistota"

    Ivan Stoyanov has completed a master’s degree in Biology at the Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski" and specialized in "Museology, Botanical and Zoological gardens". After that he has worked in the private sector. He has been the Manager of the Municipal Enterprise "Chistota" in Plovdiv, since December, 1th, 2011. As a result in the improvement of the equipment, optimization of the technological process and implementation of innovative methods, the city of Plovdiv is ranked among the cleanest cities in Bulgaria.
  • Dilyan Mlazev

    Dilyan Mlazev Mayor, Elena Municipality

  • Korneliya Marinova

    Korneliya Marinova Mayor of Lovech Municipality

  • Rumen Palmov

    Rumen Palmov Head of Directorate "Systems for Security and Communications", Sectron

  • Slavi Gabrovski

    Slavi Gabrovski Manager, Gabrovski LTD

  • Bistra Dimova

    Bistra Dimova Head of Department "Programs and Projects", Varna Municipality


13:00 - 13:30 Registration and coffee
SESSION 1. Intelligent Municipality - Intelligent and Timely Management Decisions
Moderator: Dilyan Mlazev, Mayor, Elena Municipality
13:30 - 14:00 The Unified Information Point - Project and Commitments of the Municipalities According the Law for Electronic Communication Networks and Physical Infrastructure. Daniela Pesheva, State Expert, 'Information Society Policy' Department, 'Information Technologies' Directorate, Ministry of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications and Miglena Kuzmanova, Business Development Manager, ESRI Bulgaria
14:00 - 14:20 The Road Towards Smart City. Stefan Malinovski, Head of Intelligent Systems Department, Telelink
14:20 - 14:40 Information Technological Systems (like IoT): Smart City, Smart Parking, Smart Environment, Intelligent Waste Management. Georgi Kissjov, R&D Director, Risk Electronics
14:40 - 15:00 Good Practices and Innovations in Waste Management and Protection of the Environment in Plovdiv Municipality. Ivan Stoyanov, Manager, Municipal Enterprise "Chistota", Plovdiv Municipality
15:00 - 15:20 Smart Waste Management and Metering of Energies for Cities. Plamen Zapryanov, Senior Project Manager, Soitron
15:20 - 15:50 Coffee Break
SESSION 2. Better Living Conditions in the Intelligent Cities
Moderator: Korneliya Marinova, Mayor, Lovech Municipality
15:50 - 16:10 Intelligent Transport Systems to Assist Urban Transport. Bistra Dimova, Head of Department "Programs and Projects", Varna Municipality
16:10 - 16:30 Development and Management the Integrated Charging Infrastructure. Stefan Spassov, CEO, eMobility International (Eldrive); Ride Share Bulgaria (SPARK)
16:30 - 16:50 Integrated Street and Park LED Lightening for City Environment from Philips. Slavi Gabrovski, Manager, Gabrovski LTD
16:50 - 17:10 Video Monitoring for Smart City Environment. Rumen Palmov, Head of Directorate Systems for Security and Communications“, Sectron
17:10 - 17:30 Energy Efficiency as an Instrument for Sustainable Development of the Bulgarian Municipalities. Maria Manolova, Ph.D., Project manager, Center for Energy Efficiency EnEffect
17:30 Closing and Questions​



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