Speakers

Eva Bufí
Executive Director. PPP for Cities

Executive Director of the Specialist Centre on PPPs in Smart and Sustainable Cities (PPP for Cities ) hosted by IESE ...

Aline Rahbany
Aline Rahbany
Urban programming advisor at World Vision International

Aline Rahbany is the Urban Programming Advisor with World Vision International (WVI). Based in Beirut, she currently holds a global ...

Richard Butterfield
Richard Butterfield
Service Development Director, Amey and Ferrovial Services - Centre of Excellence for Asset Management

Following an early career in project and contract management, Richard has spent the past 20 years in general management and ...

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Tracy Morgenstern
Climate Protection Program Manager - Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment

Tracy is the Climate Protection Program Manager for the Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE).  She leads Seattle’s efforts to ...

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Graham Colclough
Chair - Smart Cities & Communities European Innovation Partnership Integrated Infrastructure Action Cluster

Graham Colclough (M) ran Capgemini’s business with the European Commission, and global business with cities for over a decade. He ...

David Quirós
David Quirós
L'Hospitalet City Council

Degree in Human Resources from Barcelona University and Master in Public Administration from the Ramon Llull University. He has coordinated ...

Angel Villanueva
Angel Villanueva
Director of Planning & Projects in Urban Drainage - Suez Water Advanced Solutions

Civil engineer, specialised in hydraulics and structures. He started his career in 1992 in the Agbar Group, where he developed ...

Ramon Villalbí
Joan Ramon Villalbí
Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona (ASPB) - Barcelona City Council

Joan-Ramon Villalbí graduated and got his doctoral degree at the University of Barcelona Medical School (1979 and 1990) and a ...

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Francesc Vilaró
Lorem ipsum - Government of Catalonia

Francesc Vilaró currently serves as Head of the Technical Office at the Ministry of Territory and Sustainability of the Government ...

Richard Vargas
Richard Alberto Vargas Hernández
Director - Distrital Institute for Risk Management and Climate Change (IDIGER) of Bogota Change Management

Richard Alberto Vargas Hernández. He currently serves as Director of Bogota’s Institute of Risk Management and Climate Change (IDIGER). He ...

Manuel Valdés
Manuel Valdés
Deputy Manager of Infrastructures and Urban Coordination - Barcelona City Council

Civil Engineering and Master of Science in Engineering from the Moscow’s Institute of engineers of Railway Transport, (MIIT) in 1990, ...

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Manel Torrent
Energy Agency Technical Director - Barcelona City Council

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Nicola Tollin
Executive Director - RESURBE

Executive Director of the Program on Urban Resilience RESURBE, Nicola has 18 years of international experience in research, knowledge transfer ...

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Rosa Suriñach
Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Habitat III Secretariat, United Nations

As Global Communications Coordinator at the United Nations, Rosa manages projects and initiatives to promote the Habitat III Conference and ...

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Mary Sheehan
Associate Faculty - John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Coordinator of the Climate-Healthy Cities Project

Mary C. Sheehan, PhD is a consultant in health and global environmental change, and coordinates the Climate-Healthy Cities project.  As ...

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Janet Sanz
Deputy Mayor for Ecology, Urban Planning and Mobility - Barcelona City Council

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Ramon Sanahuja
Director of Attention and Welcoming to Migration - Barcelona City Council

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Eileen San Juan
Focal Person Achieving Sustainable Urban Development (ASUD) Task Force - Cagayan de Oro

Eileen San Juan works with the City Government of Cagayan de Oro handling projects with international development agencies. Other than ...

Antonio Sampaio
Antônio Sampaio
Research Associate for Security and Development - The International Institute for Strategic Studies

Antônio Sampaio is a Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, in London. He analyses non-state threats such ...

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Armando Saldaña Flores
General Director of Prevention and Management of Natural Disasters - Minsitry of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development of Mexico (SEDATU)

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Lydia Sackey-Addy
Director of Budget and Rating - Accra Metropolitan Assembly

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Manuel Ruisánchez
Member of the board - COAC

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Shawn Rosenmoss
Manager of Development and SF Carbon Fund, Department of the Environment - City of San Francisco

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Alfredo Redondo
Alfredo Redondo
Network Manager, Climate Change Risk Assessment - C40

Alfredo Redondo manages the Climate Change Risk Assessment Network, which is lead by C40’s Chair Mayor Paes. The Climate Change Risk Assessment ...

Magnus Qvant
Magnus Qvant
Secretary General - Resilient Regions Association

Magnus Qvant, Secretary General Resilient Regions Association. Resilient Regions is a neutral arena where the business sector, academia, municipalities and ...

Arnau Queralt
Arnau Queralt
Director - Advisory Council for Sustainable Development of Catalonia (CADS)

B.A in Environmental Sciences and  Master in Public Management. Director of the Advisory Council for the Sustainable Development of Catalonia. ...

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Nimal Premathilaka
Chief Resilience Officer / Public Health Inspector - Urban Council Balangoda

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Meritxell-Pineda
Meritxell Pineda Teixido
Crisis Management Support Service Coordination - Institut Cerdà

Information Management Technology Engineer (UPC); graduated in Prevention and Integral Safety and Security (UAB); has a Master Degree in Emergencies (Fundació ...

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Abhilash Panda
Programme Officer - United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

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Abbas Ostad Taghizadeh
Senior Advisor - Disaster Mitigation and Management Organization, City of Teheran

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Mingo Olmos
Mingo Olmos
Dean - Computer Engineers College

Dean at Official College Computer Science Engineers of Catalonia, board member and counselor at different ICT non-profit organizations and business ...

Michael Nolan
Michael Nolan
chair - UN Global Compact Cities Programme

Michael leads the strategic direction and growth of the Cities Programme and is their Principal Advisor for Resilience. He has ...

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Aysen Nikolaev
Mayor - City of Yakutsz

Aysen Nikolaev was born on January 22, 1972 in Leningrad. After graduating Verkhnevilyusk Middle School of Physics and Mathematics, he ...

Luciana Nery
Luciana Nery
Chief Resilience Officer - City of Rio de Janeiro

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Tamsin Mills
Tamsin Mills
Senior Sustainability Specialist - City of Vancouver

Tamsin Mills is a professional planner currently working with the Sustainability Group at the City of Vancouver. She led the ...

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Catherine Milhau
Director of the Department of Coordination and Development - FCC

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Colin McKinnon
Colin McKinnon
CEO - Institute for Environmental Analytics (University of Reading)

After an early career in General Management with BP, Colin has spent the last 15 years developing new ventures in ...

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Mercedes Mathebula
Sustainability Coordinator - City of Tshwane

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Victor Martínez
Head of Territory and Urban Quality - Sant Cugat City Council

Víctor Martínez is an Industrial Engineering graduated from the Politechnical University of Catalonia and holds a Master in Safety management ...

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Carlos M. López Lois
Head of Mobility Planning Department - Barcelona City Council

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Júlia-López
Júlia López
European Regional Director - C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Júlia López has been C40’s Regional Director for Europe since 2015. She joined C40 after over a decade working for ...

Inés-Lockart
Inés Lockhart
Climate Change Sub Manager - Buenos Aires City Government

She is currently managing the Climate Change Department in Buenos Aires City Environmental Protection Agency, staff member since 2008. In ...

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Mª Carmen Llasat Botija
Professor - University of Barcelona

Carmen Llasat made her PhD on Physics in the University of Barcelona where she is professor. She leads the Group ...

Dan Lewis
Dan Lewis
Chief of the Urban Risk Reduction Unit - UN-Habitat

Dan Lewis – Chief Urban Risk Reduction, UN Habitat Chief of the Urban Risk Reduction Unit at UN-Habitat, United Nations ...

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Hervé Levite
Senior Environmental Specialist – Center for Mediterranean Integration - The World Bank

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Shannon Lawrence
Shannon Lawrence
Director of Global Initiatives - C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Shannon Lawrence serves as the Director of Global Initiatives for C40, and is responsible for the development and delivery of C40’s ...

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Nuria Latorre Claudio
Costumers Director - Aigües de Barcelona

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Konstantina Karydi
Associate Director, Europe & Middle East - 100 Resilient Cities - pioneered by Rockefeller Foundation

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Giorgos Kaminis
Mayor - City of Athens

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Roger Junqueras
Roger Junqueras Vies
Manager of Local Administrations - Ferrovial

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Laura Jay
Network Director, Sustainable Urban Development Network - C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Laura Jay manages the Sustainable Urban Development Network at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, working with cities around the world ...

Alex Ivancic
Alex Ivancic
Senior Consultant - anteverti

Alex holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering, M.Sc. in Termoenergetics, and a Ph.D. in Thermal Science. His professional interest is ...

Franz Immler
Franz Immler
Head of Sector - European Commission, EASME

Dr. Franz Immler is head of the sector “Climate Action” in unit B2 “Environment and Resources” at the European Commission’s ...

Andreu Iglesias
Andreu Iglesias
Technical Office Delegate - ACSA Soriguè

Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya and PDD IESE Business School. Currently managing director of Engineering, Operation and ...

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Mzukisi Gwata
Climate Change Adaptation Programme Manager - City of Johannesburg

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Ricardo Gutierrez Padilla
Ricardo Gutiérrez Padilla
Director - Metropolitan Institute of Planning of Guadalajara (Mexico)

Holds extensive experience in policy-making and public service, particularly in structural change at large organizations. Has served as Executive Vice-president ...

Jordi Guix
Jordi Guix
Dean - COEIC

He’s an Industrial Engineer from the School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (UPC).  He has worked in various positions in ...

JM Casanovas
Josep Mª Garcia Casanovas
President of the Energy Comission - EIC

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Pablo Garcia
Pablo García
Senior Consultant - anteverti

As a sociologist specializing in Urban Policies, a MA in Public Management, and over ten years’ experience in the field ...

Didier Gambier
Didier Gambier
Head of Department LIFE and H2020 Energy Environment, Resources - European Commission (EASME)

Since 2014, Dr. Didier Gambier is the Head of Department in the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized ...

Miguel-Angel-Gago
Miguel Angel Gago
Projects Director, Urban Networks Division, Urban Resilience Unit - Grupo TYPSA

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Ares Gabás
Head of Resilience Department - Barcelona City Council

Ares Gabàs Masip. Head of the Resilience Department, under the area of Urban Ecology of Barcelona City Council since November ...

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Colin Fudge
Professor of Urban Futures and Design - Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Professor Fudge is an architect and city planner and has worked at a senior level in universities and governments in ...

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Lluís Fontanals
Lorem ipsum - EIC

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Guy Fleuret
Urban Development Senior Advisor - Union for the Mediterranean

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Isabel Ferrer
Isabel Ferrer
Head of the Department of Social Emergencies - Barcelona City Council

Head of the Department of Social Emergencies of the Barcelona city council for 14 years. Social worker. Diploma in Mental ...

Oscar Esbrí Gras
Oscar Esbrí
Head of Operations Service, Operations Department - BCASA, Barcelona City Council

Graduate in Civil Engineering, specializing in Hydraulics (UPC). Since 2009 he is the head of projects service of BCASA, Barcelona ...

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Faraj El-Awar
Programme Manager - Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance

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Meghan Doherty
Project manager - ND-GAIN Urban Adaptation Assessment

Meghan Doherty is the Project Manager for ND-GAIN’s Urban Adaptation Assessment. In this position, Doherty oversees project implementation and execution, ...

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Prof. Heng Chye Kiang
Dean of the School of Design and Environment - National University of Singapore

He is Professor and Dean of the School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore. He teaches architecture, ...

Santiago Cascante
Santiago Cascante
Head of innovation projects - Endesa

Head of Innovation ENDESA Red. Msc Industrial Engineer (UPC), Master in Project Management (URL), Master in Business Administration (EBS-HWU). Broad ...

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Oscar Carracedo
Assistant Professor - National University of Singapore

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Alfons Bocchetto
Zone Leader - Clean Service - Barcelona City Council

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Gemma Batlle Ponce
IT Business Development - Eurecat

Sra Gemma Batlle, Cap Mercat TIC a Eurecat (Centre tecnològic de Catalunya) i Directora Cluster Digital De Catalunya. Enginyera de Telecomunicacions ...

Xavier Basagaña
Xavier Basagaña
Researcher - Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL)

Xavier Basagaña has a PhD in Biostatistics from Harvard University and is currently working at the Centre for Research in ...