52nd AIDDA Annual Conference

Smart Communities

4-5 June 2020
Trieste Convention Center

“The congress aims to share successful SMART experiences, at national and international level, which may inspire and support SMART business development. We will be glad to host the Italian as well as International business community interested in impact of SMART projects on entrepreneurial life in Italy and abroad. Smart Communities is one of the latest topics to which AIDDA FVG has been significantly focused.”

Lilli Samer
AIDDA Friuli Venezia Giulia President


The two-day annual conference “Smart Communities” will feature European-class smart city speakers and expert panellists. It is designed to inform and educate the audience, but also as a forum for exchanging views on the latest innovations amongst experts, representatives of businesses, local administration and academia. The even smarter city of Trieste is actively promoting and supporting SMART initiatives which contribute to a higher liveability and attractiveness of the entire region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.


Preliminary programme

Please download HERE the draft programme of the Conference. 

The programme is constantly updated on this page.


A wide choice of events is available in the days of the Conference.

Thursday 4 June
(location to be defined)

The dinner is included both in the Conference registration fee and in the One Day Conference – 4 June. It is possible to purchase up to 2 extra tickets for accompanying persons – € 60,00 (VAT included) per person

Friday 5 June 


Visit of Sincrotrone Trieste (time to be defined)
Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste is a multidisciplinary international research center of excellence, specialized in generating high quality synchrotron and free-electron laser light and applying it in materials and life sciences…[learn more]
€ 15,00 per person (VAT, transfer, guide and entrance included)

ITS Creative Archive (time to be defined)
For 19 years, thousands of young talents from all over the world have been sharing their creativity with EVE – Creativity Research Lab. The Cultural Association understood it was holding in its hands seeds of pure creativity deserving a place to call home…[learn more]
Kindly offered

Revoltella Museum guided tour (time to be defined)
The Revoltella Museum is an important modern art gallery that originated from an institution founded in 1872 by Baron Pasquale Revoltella (1795 – 1869). Revoltella bequeathed his palace and his art collection to the city of Trieste…[learn more]
€ 25,00 per person (VAT, transfer, guide and entrance included)




Miramare Castle guided tour (time to be defined)
The Miramare castle and park were commissioned by Archduke Maximilian of Hapsburg who decided—around 1855—to build a residence worthy of his name and rank outside of Trieste, looking out to the sea and surrounded by a wide garden…[learn more]
€ 30,00 per person (VAT, transfer, guide and entrance included)


Saturday 6 June

Aquileia and Networking pic-nic in Buttrio – Post Conference tour (9.00-18.00)
Aquileia, an important city of the Roman Empire and then the main centre for the diffusion of Christianity in Northern and Eastern Europe, represents an extraordinary opportunity to broaden knowledge, offering an unforgettable visiting experience.
€ 60,00 per person (VAT, transfer, guide and entrance in Aquileia, networking pic-nic in Buttrio included)

You can purchase your preferred tickets upon registering to the Conference HERE



It is possible to register online for the whole Conference or for one day only.

52 Annual Conference – 4-5 June 2020 € 250,00 (VAT included)
One day registration – 4 or 5 June € 150,00 (VAT included)

REGISTER NOW and choose your best option.


Rooms at reduced rates are available for the delegates of the Conference

Savoia Excelsior Palace – 4*
Double single use room € 190
(per room per night – VAT and breakfast include – city tax excluded)
Available until 30 March 2020
To reserve Savoia Excelsior Palace hotel download here the dedicated form and send it by email to reservations.savoiaexcelsior.ts@starhotels.it


Hilton Double Tree Trieste Hotel – 4*
Double single use room € 198 (per room per night – VAT and breakfast include – city tax excluded)
Available until 30 March 2020
To reserve Hilton Double Tree Trieste visit the dedicated link

NH Trieste Hotel – 4* 
Double single use room € 130,00
(per room per night – VAT and breakfast include – city tax excluded)

Available until 30 March 2020
To reserve NH Trieste visit the dedicated link

Hotel Colombia – 3*
Double single use room € 110,00 (per room per night – VAT and breakfast include – city tax excluded)
Available until 30 March 2020
To reserve Hotel Colombia please send an email to colombia@hotelcolombia.it indicating in the subject the promo code AIDDA2020

Residence le 6A – B&B
You can check availability and prices here.

A 10% discount will be applied on the rate published.
In ordert o get the discount please send and email to info@residenzale6a.it indicating AIDDA2020 in the subject of the email.

Alternatively, browse the following map to find the best solution for you!


Under the patronage of

Organizing Secretariat

the office srl
via San Nicolò 14
34121 Trieste