Bioeconomy as driver for green, sustainable and inclusive growth
Clusters and their role as key players
Joint BG-RO Cluster Event
St. Konstantin & Elena Resort, Hotel Astor Garden, Bulgaria
As part of the EU Green Week event series, on the 28-29 September 2020, the Bulgarian and Romanian Cluster Associations, together with the European Clusters Alliance and supported by DG Grow, Enterprise Europe Network and the Horizon 2020 Be Rural & Celebio consortia, organise a hybrid conference (onsite and online) dedicated to the topic of bioeconomy as driver for green, sustainable and inclusive growth.
Day 1 will look upon bioeconomy from several perspectives such as agri-food value chains, reskilling, S3, emphasising on the role of clusters as pillars of industrial ecosystems.
In addition to main theme of the event, organisers welcome involvement from other industrial sectors and their cluster representatives, providing a special pannel for pitching opportunities, to showcase latest developments and potential for cross-sectorial co-operation.
Day 2 is dedicated to a joint working session of RO & BG clusters towards a common approach in the Danubian and European contexts.
The event is free of charge for onsite and online participants.
Please be advised, that due to COVID-19 restrictions, there is a limited number for onsite participation available. Conformations will be granted on first come, first serve basis, therefore we advise you to proceed with your registration as early as possible.
ANTONIO NOVO GUERRERO
Arch. Lubomir Stanislavov
Registration and coffee
Opening remarks, moderated by Teodora Jilkova, Veritas Cluster (BG)
arch. Lubomir Stanislavov,CEO of Automotive Cluster Bulgaria, Executive Director of BRAIT
Daniel Cosnita, President of CLUSTERO
Daniela Tchonkova, on behalf Enterprise European Network Bulgaria
Peter Canciani CEI, Consortium leader of CELEbio bioeconomy project
Holger Gerdes, Ecologic institute, Coordinator of the Be-Rural Project
Key Note Speeches, moderated by Teodora Jilkova
Ulla Engelmann – European Commission, DG GROW – European Cluster Strategy for Growth
Antonio Novo, President of the European Cluster Alliance – Bioeconomy discussions in the frame of European Cluster Alliance Against Coronavirus
|Nelo Emerencia, Programming activities manager of BIC at Bio-based Industries
Joint Undertaking consortium – Why bioeconomy development is the key solution?
Coffee Break and technical set up
Clusters in the European Recovery: Actions for the Agri-food Ecosystem,
Blaga Valentinova Popova, DG GROW
Felix Arion, AgroTransilvania Cluster
Zoritsa Kiresiewa, Ecologic Institute
|Lunch Break and B2B time matchmaking|
Pitching of Romanian and Bulgarian Clusters
|Session I (presentation and discussion): WWF Bulgaria, Georgi Stefanov, Climate and Energy Practice Lead; Bioeconomy perspectives for Bulgaria – National bio-resources potential assessment and draft Action Plan.
Moderator and rapporteur: Liyana Adjarova, CEO Energy Agency of Plovdiv
Session II (moderated session): Building up regional bio-economy strategy Be Rural Approach
Fascinating bio-economy models in the RO Region of Covasna region, Klara Fodor,
Session III (presentation and discussion): Towards a Greener Danube Region – approaches in international projects
|End of the 1 st day|
Dinner and cocktail matchmaking and networking at the restaurant and at the lobby
The conference will take place in Astor Garden Hotel – an excellent combination of style, comfort and experience
The newly built five-star hotel is located in St. St. Constantine and Elena resort, 8 km. from the city of Varna, in the coolness of natural greenery and just a few steps from the seashore. Astor Garden Hotel impresses with classical architecture, sophisticated interior design and incomparable sea panorama. The hotel has 230 rooms designed to create a truly different and unforgettable experience.
The hotel features two restaurants and four bars and is promising to be a true place for a gourmet experience for all colleagues and business partners.
With the perfect combination of facilities and professional services of the events team, Astor Garden Hotel is the best choice for the conference. Business rooms are spacious and designed in the sophisticated style of the Hotel.
Varna Conference Room
The room offers 200 seats and is fully equipped with a high-end sound system, internet, lighting, microphones, screens (3×3 metres) and multimedia. There are separate spaces for coffee breaks and informal meetings.
Matchmaking sessions, scheduled for Day 2 will take place in Romance Ballroom
Special rates for conference delates:
Accommodation on BB / bed and breakfast /
Prices valid for accommodation in the period
114 BGN / 57 Euro
148 BGN / 74 euro
The prices are in BGN, per person, per day, including 9% VAT, tourist tax and insurance.
All guests enjoy complimentary access to the Aqua area of Aquahouse Thermal & Beach SPA center.
- Free entrance to the Aquahouse Thermal & Beach Aqua area http://aquahouse.bg, which is located next to the hotel and offers a variety of opportunities for relaxation, recreation, sports and entertainment.
- 15% discount on the services offered at Aquahouse Thermal & Beach
Special SPA & WELLNESS package included in the price
- Steam bath
- Use of indoor pool and outdoor pool with umbrellas and sunbeds.
- Umbrellas and sunbeds on the beach.
TERMS OF BOOKING, PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION
This reservation link is offering you the opportunity to confirm your booking on the special rate contracted for the upcoming Conference. To obtain the discounted rate, please use the PROMO CODE: BGRO2020
All payments will be made upon arrival at the hotel.
Early made reservations, guarantee you place at the hotel.
Additional compliments and extras:
If available at the time of reservation, the hotel will upgrade free of charge your room to a room with SEA VIEW.
All delegates, who will be arriving on the 25th, 26th and 27th, as well as extend their stay on the 29th of September, will be up-graded complimentary to ALL INCLUSIVE BORAD.
Breakfast / 07: 30-10: 30 /, lunch / 12: 30-14: 30 / and dinner / 18: 00-21: 00 / organised in Azaro restaurant;
• Snacks and ice cream 10:00 – 17:00 – served at the pool bar, in bad weather – lobby bar;
• Coffee / tea and pastries – 16:00 – 18:00 – pool bar and lobby bar;
• Local and imported alcoholic and soft drinks 24/7 – lobby bar;
• ALL INCLUSIVE drinks are available 24 hours in the lobby bar, except for hard alcohol, which is not available between 23:00 and 10:30.
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