The second edition of the SMART AIRPORT CITIES international conference took place in Gimbav, an event organized by Ghimbav Town Hall and Municipal Council in partnership with European Events and Festivals and Smart City Brașov Associations.
The central topic of the conference was the AIBG event (Brașov Ghimbav International Airport) and the associated regional development opportunities. A project to be inaugurated by the end of 2022.
The event was attended by around 200 guests from diplomatic and business circles, professionals from the aviation industry, experts from the airport industry, experts from the field of tourism in Europe and representatives of local authorities. They discussed important issues related to promoting sustainable development of airport cities in Romania and surrounding regions.
The conference in Ghimbav had important guests, including important representatives: the Swiss Ambassador to Romania, Arthur Mattli, the German Consul in Sibiu, Ursula Kerstin Jahn, the Honorary Consul of Austria in Sibiu, Andreas Huber, the Honorary Consul of France in Brasov, Ion Ciolacu , Honorary Consul of Poland in Brasov, Janusz Szalinski, President of Brasov County Council, Adrian Veştea and many others.
Cristian Maedonschi, President of Smart City Brasov Association and co-organizer of Ghimbav Airport Conference, said that Brasov Airport will be connected to other airports in Europe and will create economic and tourist bridges with Gimbav and Brasov.
Ghimbav Airport will offer an integrated transportation and payment system that has the potential to become an energy efficient European city.
The European Commission emphasizes the importance of creating zero-emission airports and connecting them to other modes of transport. I am confident that certification of airports in terms of CO2 emissions will increase in the coming years, which is very important,” said Swiss Ambassador to Bucharest Arthur Mattli.
“Brasov-Ghimbav Airport uses the latest technologies in the world, both in terms of security and air traffic management, and what is very important, the Brasov County Council is preparing a project and will be included in the list of investments, by which it will be the first energy efficient airport in Romania. We will produce energy, we will store it on the grid and we will have energy independence. As it is being built today as an airport, it will benefit from all the technology to be an example for the other airports,” said Adrian Veştea, President of Brașov County Council.
During the conference, the book “How to Model Romanian Cities” by Grațian Mihailescu, UrbanizeHub, was also presented.
The 6,000 lei that the Smart City Brașov Association will receive from the sale of the book will be donated in full to the organization that takes care of the reception of Ukrainian refugees from the Brașov train station.