About the event

Dear Ladies & Gentlemen!

ComNews would like to invite you and your colleagues to the Business Forum “Smart City & Region: Digital Technologies Paving Way to a Smart Country”.

Date and venue: November 14, 2019, High-Technology IT-Park (52 Peterburgskaya Str., Kazan).

In 2019, ComNews Information Group will offer a series of regional events entitled “Smart City & Region: Digital Technologies Paving Way to a Smart Country”.

The events will take place across the geography of Smart City and Smart Region projects:

Events are designed to enable a dialogue between the federal government and the administration of the national project Digital Economy of the Russian Federation on the one hand, and regional/municipal government on the other, facilitate exchange of best practices and scaling the most successful regional projects in other parts of the country, study best international practices, and identify the needs and challenges of regions and cities for the ICT community. The events will also be focused on seeking new opportunities for public-private partnerships in the best interests of regions and cities (taking into account the recent modifications in the Federal Law 115 on concessionary agreements and Federal Law 224 on public-private partnerships, introduced in July 2018).

The second event will take place in Kazan, and will be dedicated to the challenges of building digital information infrastructure for a Smart City. The Republic of Tatarstan has implemented numerous innovation projects, and that includes ICT. Back in 2017, the regional government established a task group “Digital Tatarstan”, developed an action plan for digital transformation of the region and identified ways to put it into life.

Key topics of the Forum:

  • Smart country, Smart city – conceptual development and scaling the best models
  • Contribution of the city/region to implementation of the national program Digital Economy
  • First practical results from the implementation of Smart city projects
  • Solutions for Smart city. Integration practices.
  • Telecommunication infrastructure for Smart cities
  • Developing typical scenarios and products for Smart cities
  • New opportunities for operators – owners of IT infrastructure – opened by Smart city and Smart region projects

Forum audience: federal legislative and executive government bodies, administration of national project Digital Economy of the Russian Federation, regional and municipal authorities, government development institutions, regional and federal operators of wired and wireless communications, IT companies, power distribution and other utility enterprises, manufacturers of electronic metering devices, vendors of ICT solutions, system integrators, developers of digital services, and industry media and experts.


We look forward to seeing you at the Forum in Kazan!


Best regards,
Organizing Committee,


For sponsorship participation, please contact Irina Glukhova, Director of Business Development of COMNEWS: irina@comnews.ru

To attend as a delegate, please contact Olga Dolenko, Head of Delegate Sales COMNEWS: od@comnews.ru