About the event

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

ComNews Group is happy to invite you and your colleagues to take part in the Business Forum “Smart City & Region: Digital technologies on the way to the Smart Country”.

Date and venue: June 14, 2019, Hotel Swissotel Resort Sochi Kamelia (89 Kurortny Prospect, Sochi).

In 2019 ComNews Group will hold a series of regional events under the general title “Smart City & Region: Digital technologies on the way to the Smart Country”.

The events will be held in the cities where Smart City or Smart Region projects have already been launched:

The task of the events is establishing dialogue between the federal authorities and the management structures of the national project “Digital Economy of the Russian Federation”, on the one hand, and the regional / municipal authorities, on the other, as well as exchanging the best practices and agreements on scaling the successful regional projects to other federal subjects, studying advanced experience of cities and countries of the world, spelling the needs and objectives of the regions/cities for the IT and telecommunications community. An important part of the events will be the search for new opportunities for creating public-private partnerships in the interests of regions and cities (taking into account recent changes in Federal Law 115-FZ On Concession Agreements and Federal Law 224-FZ On Public-Private Partnerships introduced in July 2018).

The fourth event of the series will be held in Sochi and will be devoted to the construction of digital information infrastructure for creating Smart City. The Sochi administration started developing the Smart City system at the beginning of April 2017. At that time, the city together with the National Research Institute of Technology and Communications (NIITC) began developing the “Strategy of the Smart City of Sochi” that is “a tool for achieving the city’s strategic goals of social and economic development through the use of information and communication technologies” (this task has already been completed). At the same time the city administration with the participation of NIITС collected statistical data on the elements included into the Smart City program: from the number of water meters and heat meters in Sochi households or the number of patients who make an appointment with a doctor online, to free Wi-Fi zones location. On April 24, 2017, by the order of the head of the city of Sochi Anatoly Pakhomov a working group on the “Smart City of Sochi” program implementation was created. At the moment Sochi has not only created a working group, but also defined the works order, the principles of interaction and initiatives selection. The system architecture of the Smart City has also been developed. In addition, it is planned to create in Sochi a Showroom of Digital Technologies where interested companies could present their digital solutions, in terms of the urban environment, medicine or tourism.

Main topics of the forum:

  • Smart Country, Smart City: development of concept and scaling of successful models
  • Contribution of the region and the city to the implementation of the national program “Digital economy”
  • First practical results of Smart City projects implementation
  • Solutions in service of Smart City. Practical experience of integration
  • Telecommunications infrastructure for Smart Cities
  • Options for creating typical scenarios and products for Smart City
  • New opportunities for operators – owners of information infrastructure in the context of implementation of Smart City and Smart Region projects

Audience of the forum: federal legislative and executive authorities, management structures of the national project “Digital economy of the Russian Federation”, federal subject governments and city administrations, state development institutions, regional and federal operators of wired and wireless communications, IT companies, energy and other utilities, manufacturers of electronic metering devices, providers of ICT solutions, system integrators, developers of digital services, industry media and experts.

Welcome to the forum in Sochi!


Sincerely yours,
Nadezhda Shikunova,
Conference Producer,
Tel.: +7 (495) 933-5483; +7 (967) 136-2260;
e-mail: ns@comnews.ru

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Gleb Ivanov, Director of Business Development of COMNEWS gi@comnews.ru

For delegate participation please contact Olga Dolenko, Head of Customer Service Department of COMNEWS od@comnews.ru