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 location: February 21, 2019, Azimut Hotel Saint Petersburg (43/1 Lermontovsky prospect, St. Petersburg).

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 goal 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 on concession agreements and Federal Law 224 on public private partnership introduced in July 2018).

The first event of the series will be held in Saint-Petersburg and will be devoted to the construction of digital information infrastructure for creating Smart City. The place for the first forum was not chosen by chance: since mid-2017 the city has a project office Smart Saint-Petersburg, and in 2019 the work will begin on the Digital plan of Saint-Petersburg development that will represent a digital model of the territory’s development in dynamics. In addition, the Saint-Petersburg forum “Smart City & Region: Digital technologies on the way to the Smart Country” will continue the tradition of the annual conference “Telecom of Russian capitals” that gathered together the owners of digital infrastructure and the representatives of authorities of different country regions.

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
  • 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 Saint-Petersburg!


Sincerely yours,
Organizing committee


For sponsorship opportunities please contact Irina Glukhova, Commercial Director of COMNEWS irina@comnews.ru

For delegate participation please contact Olga Dolenko, Director of Business Development of COMNEWS od@comnews.ru