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Raj Achan
Director, Business Development – Middle East and India
Goettsch Partners
Session Chair: “Financial Free Zone as Polycenter”

Abdul Wahab Al-Halabi
Group Chief Investment Officier
Equitativa & Emirates REIT
“Panel Discussion: Vertical Urbanism in the MENA Context”

Abbas Aminmansour
Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Session Chair: “Polycentric Urban Case Studies”

William Baker
Consulting Partner
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
“2 of 2 KONE (presentation / panel)”

Abdulla Balalaa
Director of Real Estate Investment & Design
“Extreme Sustainability Through SMART Technologies”

Chris Browning
NORR Group Consultants International Limited
Session Chair: “High-Rise Residential”

Johannes de Jong
Executive Vice President
Elevating Studio Pte. Ltd.
Session Chair: “Building and Human-Scale Mobility”

Peng Du
Director, China Office
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Session Chair: “Skyspaces”

Shelley Finnigan
Global Technical Sales Engineer, Head of Technical Sales & Marketing
Session Chair: “Innovative Engineering: Case Studies”

Noura Ghabra
Assistant Professor
King Abdulaziz University
Session Chair: “Polycentrism at the Site Scale”

James Goettsch
Chairman, Co-CEO
Goettsch Partners
“test symp”

Peter Halliday
Global Head of Building Performance Sustainability
Siemens Smart Infrastructure
“Willis Tower - Observations from a Fifty Year Long Association with Chicago’s Tallest Tower”

Dato Hashimah Hashim
Executive Director
KLCC Property Holdings Berhad
“Presentation #331”

John Jacobs
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Session Chair: “Transit-Oriented Developments”

Yahya Jan
President, Design Director
NORR Group Consultants International Limited
“What are the Advantages & Disadvantages of Polycentric Cities?”

Timothy Michael Kelly
Senior Vice President, Operations and General Manager
Kerzner International
“Optimizing Building Systems, Geometry, Renewable Technology and Structure”

Ron Klemencic
Chairman, CEO
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Session Chair: “50 Forward, 50 Back”

Mikkel Kragh
Professor & Head of Section
University of Southern Denmark
Session Chair: “Tall Timber: Europe”

Matthew Makes
VP, Director of Business Development
Turner International LLC
Session Chair: “Tall Timber: Asia, Australia & Africa”

Nick Milestone
Director for Offsite and Innovation
William Hare Group Limited
Session Chair: “Tall Timber: What are the Main Drivers and Challenges?”

Peter Murray
Chairman, New London Architecture Centre; London Mayor’s Design Advocate
“An Exponential Rise - Technology and a New Era in the Design and Construction of Tall Buildings”

Lynn Osmond
President & CEO
Chicago Architecture Center
Session Chair: “The Polycentric, Mobile City”

Nicoleta Popa
Head of Construction Resident Engineers
Session Chair: “Engineering the Skybridge: Technical Aspects”

Alfredo Ramirez
Latin America Business Lead
Underwriters Laboratories
Session Chair: “Fire, Life Safety + Security”

Joshua Ridley
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Session Chair: “Smart Cities”

Daniel Safarik
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Session Chair: “Polycentrism and the Future of Urbanism”

Ilkay Standard
GenX Design & Technology Consulting
Session Chair: “Smart Systems”

Kurt Strobel
Senior Project Engineer
GERB Vibration Control Systems, Inc
Session Chair: “Tall Building Damping”

Dario Trabucco
Research Manager
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Session Chair: “Vertical + Horizontal Landscaping”

Christian Vasquez
Architect, Business Development Executive
National Engineering Bureau
Session Chair: “Towards Net-Zero Energy Skyscrapers”

Christopher Wodzicki
Engineering Services Director
BuroHappold Engineering
Session Chair: “Capturing the Future in 3D”

Antony Wood
Chief Executive Officer
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Session Chair: “Polycentric Developments in the Middle East”

Antony Wood
Chief Executive Officer
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Session Chair: “Abu Dhabi Urbanism: An Overview”