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

Mariam Al Dhaheri
Senior Public Relations Specialist
Louvre Abu Dhabi
“Louvre Abu Dhabi - An Overview”

Abdul Wahab Al-Halabi
Group Chief Investment Officier
Equitativa & Emirates REIT
“The New Interest of REITs in Emerging Countries”

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

Mohammad Kaiser Azad
Head of Community Management
Emaar Properties
“Middle East”

Oussama Baalbaki
Senior Structural/Materials Engineer
Dar al-Handasah Shair & Partners
“What are the Main Challenges for Megaprojects in Polycentric Cities?”

Chengwei Bian
Project Director
China State Construction Overseas Development Co., Ltd.
“High-Rise Building Technical and Construction Management”

Christophe Bilaine
VP Preconstruction
Bouygues Batiment International
“What is The Future of High-Rise Construction?”

Robert Boog
Vice President - Sales and Marketing, Large Project Division
“What Does a Smart City Look Like?”

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

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

Joseph Burns
Managing Principal
Thornton Tomasetti
“Cities 2050: Where Will We Be?”

Flora Castillon
Visitor Experience & Event Management Director
Louvre Abu Dhabi
“Louvre Abu Dhabi - Visitor Experience”

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

Yongqiang Chao
Director of Lighting Design
Beijing Fortune Lighting System Engineering Co., Ltd.
“The Spiritual Landmark at Night in Beijing’s CBD: Exterior Lighting of CWTC 3B Tower”

Koon Hean Cheong
Housing & Development Board

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

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

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

Roy Denoon
Vice President
CPP Wind Engineering and Air Quality Consultants
“Is Your Supplementary Damping Going to Do What You Want It To?”

Rob Devereux
ICD Brookfield Management Ltd
“The DIFC – A New Era”

Marty Doscher
Vice President AEC Marketplace
Dassault Systèmes
“A New Smart Tool Species”

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

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?”

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

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
“Maximizing Tall Building Success Through Best Practice Management”

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

Prodipto Ghosh
Senior Associate Director
“Group Living in Vertical Cities”

Mario Goncalves
Principal, Global Business Leader - Building Science
Underwriters Laboratories
“Commissioning Building Envelopes Using Infrared Thermography”

Rod Green
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”

Firas Hnoosh
Principal, Design Director of Architecture
“Redefining the High-Rise”

Yongjun Huang
Director, Vice GM, Chief Engineer
Shenzhen Aube Architectural Engineering Design
“Design of a Multi-Column Intersecting Steel Joint for the China Resources Headquarters Tower”

Fadi Jabri
Executive Officer, Principal MENA, CIS & India Region
“Advancing the Skybridge: What's Next?”

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

Werner Jager
Director – Technical Marketing
Technal Middle East
“Urban Evolution in Curtain Wall Design”

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

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

Markus Jetter
Head of Research & Innovation Center Rottweil & Product Development Center MULTI
“Advancing the Skybridge: What's Next?”

Prabhanjan Kambadur
Director, MENA
RSP Architects, Planners & Engineers (MENA)
“The Palm Tower/Mall - Architecture”

Timothy Kelly
Senior Vice President, Operations and General Manager
Kerzner International
“Atlantis and Royal Atlantis - Key Elements in Dubai Tourism”

Brian Kleiver
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
“Mashreq Bank Headquarters”

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

Mikkel K. Kragh
Professor, Head of Unit for Civil and Architectural Engineering
University of Southern Denmark
Session Chair: “Tall Timber: Europe”

Kyle Krall
Senior Principal, UAE Director
Thornton Tomasetti
“The Future of 3D Printing in Construction Industry”

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

Billy Lam
Vice President, Design Director
Cheng Chung Design (HK) Ltd.
“Interior Planning for Modern Hotel Users”

Richard H. Lee
Junior Partner
C.Y. Lee & Partners Architects/Planners
“Transit-Oriented Development: Benefits and Challenges”

Barry Lee
Director of Design, Chairman
“Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE”

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?”

Helen Lochhead
Dean, Faculty of Built Environment
UNSW Sydney

John Lumpkin
Executive Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield
“What Will the Future High-Rise Occupier Want?”

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

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

Elena Mele
University of Naples Urban Ferderico II
“Optimization of Tall Buildings Through Use of Diagrids”

Rob Melk
Vice President - High-Rise Buildings
Session Chair: “High-Rise Water Use”

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”

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
“London: The Original Polycentric City”

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

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

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

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

Sasa Popovic
Director of Structures
WME Consultants
“The Palm Tower/Mall - Structures”

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

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”

Susan Rossi
Director of Interior Design
“Etihad Towers, Interiors”

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

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

Fadi Al Shakhshir
Director - Strategy & Compliance
Emaar Properties
“Energy-Centered Maintenance”

John Shamon
Chief Technical Services Officer
Kerzner International
“Atlantis and Royal Atlantis - Key Elements in Dubai Tourism”

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”

Ilkay C. Standard
Innovation Manager
GenX Design & Technology Consulting
Session Chair: “Smart Systems”

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

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”

Charu Thapar
Head of Strategy and Platform – Property & Asset Management Asia Pacific
Session Chair: “What Will the Future High-Rise Occupier Want?”

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

Mark Thompson
Senior Director
United Technologies Corporation
“Building Intelligence When You Need It the Most”

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

Nasser Turk
Regional Manager Middle East Africa
“Abu Dhabi & Urban Polycentricity”

Jon Van Benthem
Architecture Strategy Manager
“What Does a Smart City Look Like?”

Bert van de Linde
Group Technology Executive
Permasteelisa Group
“Critical Issues in High-Rise Façade Design”

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

Sylvain Vieujot
Co-Founder, Group Chairman
Equitativa & Emirates REIT
“Real Estate as a Financial Product”

Luca Vigliero
Design Lead, Senior Associate
“Redefining the High-Rise”

Chris Wan
Head of Design Management
“An Overview of Masdar City”

Shaofeng Wang
China State Construction Overseas Development Co., Ltd.
“What is The Future of High-Rise Construction?”

Lan Wang
Architectural Design Director
Shanghai Tower Construction & Development
“Live in the Clouds”

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

Dana Williamson
Regional Director - Head of Agency & Corporate Solutions
“High-Rise Tenancies: What is the Shape of Demand?”

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

Christopher Wong
Deputy Project Director
Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited
“High-Rise Tenancies: What is the Shape of Demand?”

Antony Wood
Chief Executive Officer
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
“Cities 2070: What is Truly "Sustainable?"”

Antony Wood
Chief Executive Officer
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”

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

Paolo Zilli
Senior Associate
Zaha Hadid Architects
“Skinning Tomorrow's Skyscrapers”