Explore, Shape & Deal

Marketplace General Assembly

27 - 28 June 2018 - Sofia, Bulgaria

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Thanks for being there!

The 2018 General Assembly provided a unique opportunity for smart city actors to meet, network, learn, shape views, develop plans, exchange best practices, present projects, find partners, and stimulate discussions that all go to help achieve the ambitions of the EIP-SCC Marketplace, to facilitate €1 billion worth of smart city project investments in 300 European cities by 2020.

In order to support the projects development and accelerate investments in the Smart City panorama, the event was structured in three main thematic areas: Explore, Shape and Deal.


See and learn what's next

The Explore Zone equipped attendees with vital knowledge on 24 different topics to move forward with their projects.

Attendees had open access to the Showcase Pods, Knowledge Wall, Speakers' Corner and Community Meetup Zone.


Shape your project and action plans

The Shape thematic working groups deepend knowledge and gave insights from experts on 21 different topics.

The focus? Understanding market needs; the EIP-SCC initiatives addressing them; and how to accelerate their adoption by the market.


Create relations and opportunities

The Deal discussions provided the opportunity to create relationships between promoters and investors.

The EIP-SCC Matchmaking Platform facilitated these meetings and networking opportunities between projects and financiers.

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Key speakers

Among our confirmed speakers and panelists were:

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The Programme

The General Assembly 2018 served as a catalyst for those who want to contribute to the social and economic sustainability of our cities. It provided an opportunity for participants to join the conversation, exchange ideas, learn what's working (and what's not) and build relationships with other smart city stakeholders:

  • Optional half-day Action Cluster meetings on the morning of 27 June.
  • “Explore, Shape, Deal” discussions in the afternoon of 27 June and in the morning of 28 June.
  • Gala Networking Dinner
  • 3 Themed Key Note and Plenary Discussions in the afternoon of 28 June.
  • Matchmaking one-on-one meetings


The outcomes of the EIP-SCC Marketplace General Assembly 2018 can be consulted here: