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Ghassan Bawab
CTO & VP of Dubai OpenLab
“Title to be Confirmed”

Stefano Boeri
Stefano Boeri Architetti
“Architecture and Urban Forestry”

Robert Boog
Vice President Top Range Sales & Marketing
“What Does a Smart City Look Like?”

Peter Brickell
MEP Director, Digital Transformation
“Smart Cities Start with Smart Buildings”

John Brown
Regional Support Manager - Protective Coatings
The Jotun Group
“What are the Main Challenges for Megaprojects in Polycentric Cities?”

Joseph Chou
Taipei Financial Center Corporation
“What Will the Future High-Rise Occupier Want?”

Alan Cronin
Divisional Director Vertical Transportation
Hilson Moran Partnership Ltd.
“Extending the Urban Journey to the Sky”

Molly Dee
Senior Project Engineer (Commissioning)
Jaros, Baum & Bolles
“Closing the Gap: Project Vision vs. Reality”

Roy Denoon
Vice President
Cermak Peterka Petersen (CPP), Inc.
“Title to be Confirmed”

Peter DiMaggio
Senior Principal and Protective Design Practice Leader
Thornton Tomasetti
“Improving Security in Polycentric Cities”

Issam Ezzeddine
Architecture Design Director
National Engineering Bureau
“Revitalizing Social Life in High-Rise Development”

Robin Fiala
VP, New Equipment Marketing
Otis Elevator Company
“What Will the Future High-Rise Occupier Want?”

Elena Generalova
PhD Architecture, Professor, Department of Residential and Civic Architecture
Samara State Technical University
“Dubai Residential High-Rises: Typology, Uniqueness, Tendencies, and Prospects of Development”

Mike George
International Director, Head of Premium Asset Group - Office, Asia Pacific
Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc.
“Maximizing Tall Building Success through Best Practice Management”

Mario Goncalves
Principal and Global Business Leader - Building Science
Underwriters Laboratories
“Commissioning of the Exterior Building Envelope Using Infrared Thermography”

Rod Green
Senior Public Health Engineer
Environmental Protection Group
“Public Health Internal Drainage Standards”

Peter Halliday
Head of Building Performance & Sustainability
Siemens Building Technology
“The Adaptive Role of Tomorrow’s Smart Buildings”

Hashimah Hashim
Executive Director
KLCC Property Holdings Berhad
“Title to be Confirmed”

Yongjun Huang
Director/Vice GM/Chief Engineer 1RS-PRC/Professorate Senior Engineer
Shenzhen Aube Architectural Engineering Design
“Design of Multi-Column Intersection Steel Joint for the China Resources Headquarter Tower”

Yahya Jan
President and Design Director
NORR Group Consultants International Limited
“Rethinking Density”

Markus Jetter
Head of Product Development
“Advancing the Skybridge: What's Next?”

Ivar Krasinski
Founding Partner / Design Director
“Vertical Zoning Through the Ages”

Richard Lee
Senior Pre-Construction Engineer
“The Evolution of Modular Construction”

Luke Leung
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
“Naturalization of Polycentric Cities”

Zhongjie Lin
Visiting Professor of Urban Design
University of Pennsylvania
“What are the Advantages & Disadvantages of Polycentric Cities?”

Lawrence Malcic
Senior Vice President | Director of Design
HOK, Inc.
“Europe’s Tallest Residential Tower: Spire London”

Enrico Manes
Associate Director, Otis Program Office
United Technologies Corporation
“Using Digital to Create a Frictionless Journey”

Elena Mele
University of Naples Urban Ferderico II
“Optimization of Tall Buildings: The Case of Diagrid”

Priyan Mendis
Professor of Civil Engineering, Director of ARC Centre for Prefab Housing
University of Melbourne
“Design and Construction of South Asia's Tallest Tower – Lotus Tower”

Felino Palafox, Jr.
Principal Architect - Urban Planner
Palafox Associates
“Urban Future: Planning the City of Dubai, 1977-1981”

James Parakh
Urban Design Manager
City of Toronto Planning Department
“The Space Within: Urban Habitat at Height”

Benjamin Piper
Principal and Design Partner
Killa Design
“Title to be Confirmed”

Hai Qiu
VP of Large Project China
“What Makes a Skyscraper "Smart"?”

Peter Ramstedt
Vice President & Project Director
Turner Construction Company
“The Project Before the Project – Mega Project Planning”

Shamim Rashid-Sumar
Vice President - Development, Middle East
Jensen Hughes
“New Developments in the UAE and Saudi Building Codes”

Jordan Scott
Senior Engineer - Structures
“The Vertical City Threshold”

Gurjit Singh
Senior Vice President - Real Estate
Dubai World Trade Center
“What Does a Smart City Look Like?”

Derek Skolnik
Senior Project Manager
Kinemetrics Inc.
“When Buildings Move, People Shouldn't”

Ian Smith
Vice President, Special Projects, Asia Pacific
“Aerotropolis – Are Airports the Cities of the Future?”

Christopher Smith
Vice President, Service Innovation
Otis Elevator Company
“Connected Service Technology: Unlocking Building Potential”

Gary Strong
Global Building Standards Director
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
“International Fire Safety Standards”

Paolo Testolini
Regional Lead Masterplanning
Woods Bagot
“Masterplanning Global Cities of 2050”

Shilpa Nirman Thilakarathna
Design Office Manager
Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd
“Performance Based Seismic Evaluation of Wind Governed Tall Buildings”

Nicola Tollin
Professor WSR in Urban Resilience
University of Southern Denmark
“A Circular Metabolic Approach for Polycentric Cities”

Craig Walker
Senior Director
United Technologies Research Center
“Building Intelligence When You Need It the Most”

Peter Weismantle
Director of Supertall Building Technology
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
“The Evolution of Fire Safety in Supertall Buildings”

Ross Wimer
Senior Vice President
“Polymorphic Towers”

Antony Wood
Executive Director
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
“Skybridges: An Overview”

Steve Woodland
Principal Director
Cox Architecture
“The Luxury of Time”

Wa Hoi Yau
Associate Project Director
New World China Land Co. Ltd.
“The Tower and The City”

De Ming (Derry) Yu
Project Director
New World Development Company Limited
“An Innovative Prefabricated Steel Structure System”

Jie Zhang
Chief Engineer
EFC Engineering Consulting Company, Ltd
“Super High-Rise Buildings and Comfortable Natural Ventilation”