Smart cities


23 - 25 April 2020

The vibrant capital of Austria is proud to host the AIJA seminar on smart cities from 23 to 25 April 2020.

Smart cities are cities where everything is connected. Areas and buildings are intertwined with technology, and through sharing of data, these become more efficient, more environmentally friendly and more user friendly. At our Vienna seminar, we will delve into the many aspects of smart cities, ranging from real estate development, environmental aspects, infrastructure collaboration, digitalised engineering and building to IT and property rights issues. There will also be panels looking into insurance, procurement and litigation from a smart city point of view. Whether you are a smart city expert or novice, the seminar will allow you to meet peers from all over the world interested in tomorrow's real estate game.

Vienna, the romantically imperial city, is best known for its art, culture and history. The city has been synonymous with music for centuries, being home to Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Johann Strauss. 

But also today, Vienna has a lot to offer. In 2019, the city has topped Mercer’s Quality of Living Ranking for the 10th year in a row. Roland Berger’s Smart City Strategy Index 2019 has ranked Vienna as first among 153 cities worldwide. And, last but not least, Vienna is also the only world capital to produce its own wine, which you will have the occasion to taste and compare.

We look forward to welcoming you in Vienna!

AIJA Commissions

  • Environmental and Energy Law
  • Real Estate

Full programme

Smart cities

Thursday 23 April 2020

17:00 » 18:00
Registration at Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof
Address: Herrengasse 10, 1010 Wien, Autriche
18:00 » 20:00
Welcome Cocktail
Optional dinner
Not included in the registration fee, payable locally

Friday 24 April 2020

08:00 » 09:00
Registration at Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof
Address: Herrengasse 10, 1010 Wien, Autriche
09:00 » 09:15
Welcome address by the AIJA President
Paola Fudakowska, AIJA President, FCO Legal Directorate (United Kingdom)
09:15 » 09:30
Welcome address by the OC representative
09:20 » 09:50
Local politician/real estate developer on city planning, smart cities & future Vienna
09:50 » 10:40
Smart city concepts around the world
10:40 » 11:10
Coffee break
11:10 » 11:40
Environmental aspects of smart cities
11:40 » 12:10
Paperless building projects
12:10 » 12:55
Smart buildings and profitability
12:55 » 14:00
14:00 » 14:45
Area development rather than property development
14:45 » 15:15
Managing conflicts of interests of local citizens
15:15 » 15:45
Coffee break
15:45 » 16:15
Infrastructure collaboration in smart cities
16:15 » 17:00
Bermuda triangle of contracts - allocating risks
20:00 » 22:00
Dinner at Labstelle
Address: Lugeck 6, 1010 Wien, Autriche

Saturday 25 April 2020

09:30 » 10:15
Procurement war stories
10:15 » 10:45
Environmental, social and cultural criteria in procurement of smart cities
10:45 » 11:30
Surprise topic # 1 - to be announced
11:30 » 12:00
Coffee break
12:00 » 12:45
Dispute resolution panel
12:45 » 13:30
Surprise topic # 2 - to be announced
13:30 » 14:00
Looking ahead, what will smart cities look like in 2030?
14:00 » 15:15
15:30 » 18:00
Optional afternoon social programme
Not included in the registration fee, payable locally
20:00 » 22:00
Optional dinner
Not included in the registration fee, payable locally





Practical information


Please book your room at the Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof prior to 23 March 2020.

Hotel address: Herrengasse 10, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Room rates: 219€ / single room



Organising Committee

Advocatenkantoor De Coninck (BELGIUM)

Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH (AUSTRIA)

Kellerhals Carrard (SWITZERLAND)

Henning JENSEN
bnt attorneys in CEE (LATVIA)

Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS (NORWAY)

Marie-Luise PUGL
DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH (AUSTRIA)