Exhibition and Conference for SE Europe Smart Cities Section - Buildings, Mobility and Infrastructure 2022, IEC, Sofia / Postponed: seeSUSTAINtec 2021

seeSUSTAINtec develops the sustainable technology business in SE Europe

seeSUSTAINtec is among the few platforms in South-East Europe for environmentally friendly and cost-effective solutions. The organizer Via Expo successfully combines the crucial topics of energy efficiency & renewables, intelligent cities, waste management & recycling, air quality. The event is up to date with the EC declared ambitious aim for Europe to become the first climate-neutral continent. Taking place on 7-9 April 2020 in Sofia, Bulgaria, it will provide foreign producers and local companies with the best opportunity for product launch and networking with clients, distributors and partners from SE Europe. seeSUSTAINtec will emphasize the numerous advantages of implementing new solutions. The market for eco technologies in South-East Europe keeps expanding due to new regulations, industries and municipalities’ necessity for decreasing their ecological footprint and achieving more efficiency.

Via Expo is expecting a growing visitor interest (in 2019, 21% of the visitors came from abroad, 71% from Bulgaria). Dr. Goran Vujić, ISWA Board Member, announced that the association will have very dynamic meetings during the event. “Bulgaria can use the Austrian “Small and Enough” principle in its sustainable development” - said Ulrike Straka, Commercial Advisor at the Austrian Embassy.

The exhibition

  • Leading companies from Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Romania and Switzerland have already joined the exhibition. Exhibitors till now include: SKE Engineering (Huawei), Hybrid Energy Saving Systems, Menart, Fimic, IFE Aufbereitungstechnik, Elite Ambiente Srl, Sophilco, Krickl Waagen Systeme, Geocycle, Hitachi Zosen Inova, HERZ, Novonetics, Balkanika Energy, Ecosol Bulgaria, Libra Energy, etc.
  • For the 11th consecutive year, Austrian companies will demonstrate innovations at the Austrian Pavilion.
  • The exhibition covers the following areas: Energy efficiency - heating, cooling, air conditioning, lighting, cogeneration; Bio-, solar-, hydro- and wind energy, Information and communication technologies for smart buildings, digital infrastructure, mobility; Waste collection, treatment, utilization and recycling; Air quality: measuring, control and treatment.

Authoritative associations will present up-to date issues within the frame of the Conference program:

  • AmBIENCe workshop: Active Managed Buildings with Energy Performance Contracting. Organizer: Building Performance Institute Europe
  • Climate neutrality and why is it worth investing in solar rooftop systems? - Association of Producers of Ecological Energy
  • Sofia Digital Transformation Strategy - Sofia Investment Agency
  • LIFE Programme – funding opportunities for waste management
  • Financial instruments to stimulate investment in the waste sector - Fund Manager of Financial Instruments in Bulgaria

Perspectives in Bulgaria

As an EU member state, Bulgaria is investing in new solutions. The Bulgarian Development Bank plans to invest at least 15% of its credit portfolio in energy-saving and eco-innovation projects. Digitalization and Circular Economy are the new priorities in the Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialization of Bulgaria (2021-2027). The country will have a good opportunity to finance business projects for transition towards a climate-neutral economy through ‘Just Transition Mechanism’ which will consist of three main sources of financing: A Just Transition Fund, InvestEU programme, European Investment Bank backed by the EU budget. The Green Deal will reflect in the Bulgaria's National Development Program 2030 and Bulgarian National Energy and Climate Plan. In December 2019, the Sofia Municipality presented the Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialization of Sofia. It was developed as part of the European Commission’s Digital Cities Challenge initiative.

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