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On 28 and 29 September 2017 the 7th Ljubljana Forum was held at the Ljubljana Castle.

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The conference was hosted by the Municipality of Ljubljana and GoForeSight Institute. Ljubljana Forum is an annual gathering that combines knowledge and experience of city governance and defines the key areas, visions and strategies of the future development of cities in the South Eastern Europe.

The objective of the event is to offer a framework for cooperation, networking and learning among various stakeholders, namely political decision-makers, city administration, investors and banks, businesses, civil society, researchers, academics and students, who create future of cities through researching, developing and implementing the best practices of urban development.

This year's main topic was the Future of Cities: City of well-being with the the key objectives being:

  • To present the concept of a city of well-being,
  • To present challenges for development of smart – sustainable – inclusive cities;
  • To present financial mechanisms and new business models,
  • To connect people, identify new projects and move forward with entrepreneurship.

On the first day Ljubljana Mayor Mr Zoran Jankovic took part in a round table entitled How to eliminate emissions to reach sustainable development goals to become »The city of well-being«. During the second day of the Forum Ljubljana tourism Managing director Petra Stušek, MA, presented on the topic of Ljubljana Green distribution chains.