5th annual conference on the development of brownfields in the Czech Republic

250+ attendees

Leading representatives of the state, cities and investors among guests and speakers

Cities and their attractiveness are constantly changing. Industrial centres are becoming peripheries and these are turning into desirable locations for living. The transformation of a periphery into a vibrant city is a long-term and complicated process that requires a clear vision, good planning and, last but not least, finance. All these topics will be dusccussed during the fifth annual Brownfield conference in Kladno.


9:00 - 9:15 Introduction

9:15 - 9:35 City of Kladno: its present and future

The development potential of Kladno, as seen by a representative of the city and a private developer. How does the cooperation between the city and the investor work and is Kladno able to manage its urban development?

  • Jan Šulc, EBM Partner CEO
  • Ondřej Rys, Kladno City Council Member for Urban Development

9:35 - 10:15 Selected Kladno projects

10:15 - 10:45 Discussion: Infrastructure and Large-scale Development

10:45 - 11:05 Coffee break

11:05 - 11:35 Creating Liveable Cities

A world-renowned urban design studio's perspective on sustainability and the quality of life in the cities.  

  • Kristian Skovbakke Villadsen, Director and Associate Partner, Gehl Architects

11:35 - 12:00 Discussion: Can we plan and implement urban projects that lead to liveable cities?


  • Tomáš Ctibor, 4ct
  • Jan Šulc, EBM
  • Jakub Matuška, město Břeclav

12:00 - 12:30 Coffee break

12:30 - 12:50 Industry and innovation as a catalyst for brownfield development

12:50 - 13:15 Discussion

Discussion on the approach of the state and the private sector to the development of brownfields with a clear vision of economic sustainability. Finding and promoting innovative solutions that can help regions to be attractive and competitive in the long term.

13:15 - 13:30 Coffee break

13:30 - 14:15 Closing Discussion

Discussion of leading representatives of the state, cities and investors on the need for systemic changes that can kick-start the development of complicated areas.


  • Ivan BartošMinister of Regional Development 
  • Tomáš Kadeřábek, Managing Director of Asociace developerů
  • Petr Očko, Managing Director of CzechInvest Agency
  • Dan Jiránek, SMO ČR

14:30 - 17:00 Networking

16:30 - 17:30 Guided tours in Poldi Kladno area

More speakers and panelists will be added soon.


The conference is supported by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the CzechInvest agency

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