Smart Cities and Urban Solutions

Podgorica, 6 June 2018

Overview of Full Program

Smart Cities and Urban Solutions 2018

The purpose of the event is to showcase smart, innovative and pragmatic solutions from Denmark, aimed at improving the quality of life in cities and municipalities.

Denmark is recognized as a global leader in this field, but also by its pragmatic attitude to problem solving. This results in an array of solutions, many of which are inexpensive and simple. Danish pragmatism reflects also in prevention. Therefore, planning and different usage of available resources is an approach exercised to solve urban challenges, even in small municipalities and settlements.

Two Danish mayors from Egedal and Fredensborg municipalities will share their experience in smart city and urban development in smaller municipalities. A key note speaker from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs will present his knowledge in developing a new Northern district of Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark.

The working language of the business conference is Montenegrin, with simultaneous translation to/from English.
Entry to the business event is per invitation only - with obligatory registration in advance. Please register on time 


Detailed programme

The event takes place in



08.30 - 09.00 Registration

09.00 - 09.10 Welcome speeches
Dragutin Dekovic, City Manager of Podgorica, Montenegro
H.E. Mr Anders C. Hougaard, Danish Ambassador to Montenegro 

09.10 - 09.30 Good practice example: Fredensborg, a smart green municipality
Thomas Lykke Pedersen, Mayor of Fredensborg, Denmark. Integrating citizens and local business community into a green smart city. 

09.30 - 10.45 Chapter 1: Smart Cities - Vision, Development and Wellbeing
Case examples by Novo Nordisk and Kompan/Monstrum presented by Musculus

Panel discussion, moderated by Dragutin Dekovic, Podgorica City Manager 
Thomas Lykke Pedersen, Mayor of Fredensborg, Denmark
Milos Androvic, Novo Nordisk
Mateja Matejic, Musculus

10.45 - 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 - 11.20 Good practice example: Egedal, a smart municipality with big ambitions
Karsten Søndergaard, Mayor of Egedal, Denmark. Making a Smart City for – and together with – the people, proving that not only big cities can benefit from the Smart City approach. 

11.20 - 12.35 Chapter 2: Smart and Efficient Energy and Water Management
Case example by Danfoss

Panel discussion, moderated by Nenad Mitosevic, Embassy of Denmark
Karsten Søndergaard, Mayor of Egedal, Denmark
Aleksandar Batinic, Sales Director, CEE Heating Segment, Danfoss Serbia
Dusan Durkovic, Country Manager, Serbia + Export (ME, MK, AL), Grundfos Serbia
Morten Gjølstad Kristensen, Key Account Manager, SEAS-NVE Denmark

12.35 - 13.00 Key speaker: Urbanisation in Denmark
Per Boesgaard, Sustainable City Development Counsellor, Embassy of Denmark, China
Partnerships & Innovation in The City of Copenhagen, Smart City Project Energy Lab Nordhavn.

13.00 - 14.00 Networking lunch and B2B meetings