International Virtual Event: Global Smart Villages


Final programme

All hours are CEST.

10.00 – 10.10

Opening speech
Dean prof. dr. Rasto Ovin

10.10 – 10.25 Introductory words
mag. Violeta Bulc, Curator of Ecocivilisation
10.25 – 10.40 Smart Villages for Green, Digital and Resilient Europe
Franc Bogovič, Member of the European Parliament
10.40 – 10.55

Circular Economy - How Smart Can It Be?
mag. Ladeja Košir Godina, Founder and Executive Director at Circular Change / Chair ECESP

10.55 – 11.10 Smart Policy, Smart Villages and the Strength of the EU Countryside
Alisa Tiganj, assistant to Deputy Director General, DG AGRI
11.10 – 11.20 Comfort break
11.20 – 11.35 Strategies for An Alternative Nation –
A Permaculture Perspective on Village Design from An African Context

Barry Smorenburg, CEO and co-owner of a large fast moving consumer
goods company servicing Southern Africa
11.35 – 11.50 Decentralization of trade
Chenesai Mangoma, CEO | Chenesai Africa, Creative Industries Trade Strategist
11.50 – 12.05 Smart Villages: Africa's Key To Inclusive Development
Stephen Muraga, Co-Founder and COO Great Zambezi Initiative
12.05 – 12.15 Comfort break
12.15 – 12.30

Smart Villages as Communities of Connected, Cooperative and Empowered People
dr. Karolina Babič, Researcher and activist - cooperatives,
new community practices and local development, DOBA Business School

12.30 – 12.45 Creating Value Chains Between Agriculture and Tourism Using Interoperable Smart Society Platform
Gaber Terseglav, CEO of Optifarm and technical expert for Smart Cites at ICT Innovation network
12.45 – 13.00

Connecting IT Technology – Online Sales of Dairy Products and Farming
Toni Kukenberger, Organic Dairy Farmer

13.00 – 13.40 Wrap-up and Event closing
Moderated by Violeta Bulc


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