Are digital, green, sustainable transformations, and cybersecurity a priority for your organisation?

Do you have access to the skills needed to implement those major changes?

Do you believe that your style of leadership should evolve?

Is Covid going to oblige the reimagining of work and workplaces?

Do you wish to learn and share you experience with your peers across Europe in an open, friendly, and non-commercial environment?

Virtually the Best 

From October 13 to 15 we offer Virtually the Best opportunity to prepare for this changing world by attending the online Major Cities of Europe annual conference

The Major Cities of Europe conference has been a fixture on the calendar for over thirty years and is recognised as the pre-eminent European conference focused on leading edge transformation and technological innovation in local government.

Whilst in 2022 the city of Larissa, Greece will host our conference in person, the pandemic means that in 2021 a virtual event is the only option. It is the must-attend event for anyone interested in using technology to build smarter and liveable cities. We will be exploring digital transformation, the contribution technology can make to sustainability, and how to effectively manage cybersecurity threats, examining both today’s good practice and the leadership and competences to take us to the next level.

See the list of confirmed speakers below

The conference language will be English with simultaneous translation into GreekParticipation is for free for public officials, and all those involved and interested in Local government innovation

The Best, Virtually 

For more information contact:

For more information about the conference, contact:

Mina Tolidou | T. +30 6973857155 |


Confirmed speakers:

  • Robin Hambleton: Emeritus Professor of City Leadership – University of the West of England, Bristol, UK and Director of Urban Answers
  • Isabella Mader – CEO, Excellence Research – Vienna
  • Agnese Bianchi: Head of the Smart City Unit of the Municipality of Milano
  • Carlo Gambucci – General Manager SIGI – Luxembourg
  • Gianluca Vannuccini – Chief Information Officer and Director of IT Department – Region Tuscany
  • Robin Heilig – City of Vienna, Digitization Public Administration, CIO Office of the City of Vienna
  • Mor Harir – Head of Innovation and Sustainability at Ramat Gan Municipality – Israel
  • Eric Legale – Managing Director of Issy Media – France
  • Elena Patatouka _ Senior Project Manager at e-trikala – Greece
  • Valerio Barberis, City Board Member responsible for Urbanism and Environment in Prato – Italy
  • Secretary General at INSOR and Partner BAICR cultura della Relazione – Italy
  • Nadira Hussain – Director of leadership development and research at Socitm – UK
  • Christopher Frauenberger – Professor for HCI – Center for Human-Computer Interaction – Paris Lodron University of Salzburg – Austria
  • Paolo Boscolo – CIO of the City of Prato – Italy
  • Oliver Schwabe – Major Cities Europe Manager of the Information and Analysis Center & City ISAC
  • Ruth Buckley – Chief Information Officer Cork City Council, Digital Cities Champion, I Wish Founder
  • Rossen Naydenov – Officer in ENISA – The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity
  • Carlos P. Kizzee – Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement, MS-ISAC, Center for Internet Security – USA
  • David Carvalho – CEO Naoris Cyber Blockchain SE | Cyber advisory at Nation-state level – Portugal
  • Alan R. Shark – Executive Director at Public Technology Institute (now part of CompTIA) – USA
  • Gwennaëlle Costa Le Vaillant – Director of data, Digitalisation and Smart Region – Region Ile de France
  • Reinhard Posch – CIO of the Austrian Federal Government