Visitors are decision-makers from the field of architecture and construction, power supply, renewable energy, IT and communication sector.
It aims to promote modern technologies and good practices that can transform our cities into more environmentally friendly and efficient systems.
Only 55 percent of Bulgarian homes subscribe to a fixed broadband connection (27th in the EU) but half of them benefit from high speed connection (10th in the EU).
Bulgaria needs to address a severe digital skills gap where only 31 percent of the population has basic digital skills.
New opportunities exist in the ICT sector as Bulgarian companies work to increase their competitiveness in the EU, and as the Bulgarian Government complies with EU directives and legislation concerning its digital economy.
Bulgaria is the second lowest in the EU in terms of using e-government services.Use of Internet/On-line Activities: Bulgaria ranks 19th among the EU’s 28 countries with 82 percent of Bulgarians using voice or video calls, and 74 percent participating in social networks.However, Bulgarians are reluctant to engage in on-line transactions, with only 7 percent of Bulgarians using online banking and only 31 percent shopping online.The International Data Corporation (IDC) (the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets) indicates that Bulgaria’s ICT market reached about USD1 billion in 2016, presenting a growth of 1.7 percent due to the good performance of IT services and software -- while the hardware segment stagnated.Bulgaria’s temporary unstable political situation, a transition period between EU funding periods, and a low level of FDI -- negatively influenced IT spending by the government and the private sector.