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Mir Ali
Professor Emeritus
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“The First Skyscraper: The Case for the Home Insurance Building”


Fahad Alotaibi
Head of Architecture Department
Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
“Vertical Urbanism in the Gulf”


William Baker
Partner
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
“Title to be Confirmed”


Steven Baldridge
President
Baldridge & Associates Structural Engineering, Inc. (BASE)
“Affordable High-Rise Workforce Housing: Essential to the Future of Cities”


Roland Bechmann
Managing Director & Partner
Werner Sobek Group
“Building More with Less Through Urban Mining”


Louis Becker
Design Director & Partner
Henning Larsens Architects
“The Rise of the Scandinavian Skyscraper”


Charles Besjak
Director of Structural Engineering
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
“Charles Besjak”


Preetam Biswas
Associate Director, Structural Engineering
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
“Preetam Biswas”


Mark Borland
Director & Head of Projects, South Asia
Hongkong Land Limited
“Panel Discussion: What Will the Future High-Rise Occupier Want?”


Andrew Cleary
Director
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
“Andrew Cleary”


Thomas Demetrion
Senior Project Designer, Senior Associate
Perkins+Will (on behalf of Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities of Egypt)
“Panel Discussion: Vertical Urbanism in the MENA Context”


Nicole Dosso
Director in the Technical Group
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
“Nicole Dosso”


Shelley Finnigan
Global Technical Sales Engineer, Head of Technical Sales & Marketing
ArcelorMittal
“The Sustainability of Steel”


Mike Gabel
Project Superintendent
W.E. O`Neil Construction Co.
“Building at a Bustling Chicago Intersection”


Jeff Geier
Executive Vice President
Power Construction Company
“Presentation 3
(Title to be Confirmed)”


Gordon Gill
Partner
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
“Urban Advances: The Reality and The Virtual”


Eli Gottleib
Managing Principal & NY Office Director
Thornton Tomasetti
“Damping the Endless Stairs at the Hudson Yards Vessel”


Lee Gray
Senior Associate Dean, Arts + Architecture
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
“The Boreel Building and the Roped Hydraulic Elevator”


Michael Grey
Principal, Operations Manager Southern Region
Robert Bird Group
“The Australia 108 Tower and The Future of Urban Melbourne”


Svend Ole Hansen
Founder & Owner
SOH Wind Engineering LLC
“Wind Engineering Revisited”


Hashimah Hashim
Executive Director
KLCC Property Holdings Berhad
“Petronas Towers: Maintaining the Legacy”


Daniel Horner
Director of Planning and Urban Design
Dar al-Handasah Shair & Partners (on behalf of Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities of Egypt)
“Egypt’s New Administrative Capital: A New City of Unbound Opportunity & Unrestrained Potential”


Dakki Hui
Senior Property & Facility Manager
Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited
“Panel Discussion: High-Performance Buildings in Asia”


John Ivanoff
Associate Principal
BuroHappold Engineering
“John Ivanhoff”


Mehdi Jalayerian
Managing Director & Chief of Innovation
Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
“On the Rise: A High-Voltage Upgrade That Powers Skyscrapers Higher”


Yahya Jan
President, Design Director
NORR Group Consultants International Limited
“Vertical Urbanism: What Could be the Tallest Hotel Tower In The World”


Melissa Jenkins
Innovation Manager
US Forest Service
“Changing How America Builds”


Pat Kerrigan
Project Superintendent
W.E. O`Neil Construction Co.
“Building at a Bustling Chicago Intersection”


Karim Khalifa
Director, Buildings Innovation
Sidewalk Labs
“Mass Timber and the City”


Ron Klemencic
Chairman, CEO
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
“Panel Discussion: Building the CTBUH Legacy”


Ron Klemencic
Chairman, CEO
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
“Rainier Square: Game Changer!”


Mika Kovanen
Director, Smart & Sustainable Buildings (Ramboll Finland)
Ramboll Group
“Extreme Sustainability Through SMART Technologies”


Sameer Kumar
Director, Enclosure Design
SHoP Architects
“Active Façades for Uber Headquarters”


Sameer Kumar
Director, Enclosure Design
SHoP Architects
“Active Façades for Uber Headquarters”


Gerald Larson
Professor Emeritus of Architecture
University of Cincinnati
“The Home Insurance Building Was Not the First Skyscraper”


Richard Lee
Partner
C.Y. Lee & Partners Architects/Planners
“Aesthetics of Chinese Tall Buildings”


Rebecca Lehman
Director, Transport Planning
Frank Turquoise Group
“Transport to Vertical Schools”


Kenneth Lewis
Managing Partner
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
“Kenneth Lewis”


Lori Mabardi
SVP Strategy & Innovation, Office Property Management
JLL
“Panel Discussion: What Will the Future High-Rise Occupier Want?”


Nicole McGlinn
Senior Associate Principal
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
“Nicole McGlinn”


Sam McKechnie
Building Solutions Specialist
Studco Australia
“Investigating Creaking Noises in Tall Buildings”


Terry Olynyk
Managing Director, Corporate Development
Multiplex
“Tradition Versus Tomorrow”


Gerard Peet
Lecturer, Urban and Regional Planning
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
“Born from Awe: Origins of the First Skyscrapers”


Emir Pekdemir
Associate
BuroHappold Engineering
“Emir Pekdemir”


Gavin Phillips
Head of Flexible Space and Urban Communities, Asia Pacific
JLL
“The Future of the Workplace: An Evolving Flexible Ecosystem”


Leslie E. Robertson
Director
See Robertson Structural Engineers, LLC
“Panel Discussion: Building the CTBUH Legacy”


Paul Runaghan
Associate Director
CallisonRTKL
“The Future City Ecosystem”


Daniel Safarik
Communications Coordinator & Editor
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
“Skybridges: Bringing the Horizontal Into the Vertical Realm”


Daniel Safarik
Communications Coordinator & Editor
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
“The Space Within: Skyspaces in Tall Buildings”


Matthias Sauerbruch
CEO & Founder
Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten
“Wood is the New Good”


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


Adrian Smith
Partner
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
“Urban Advances: The Reality and The Virtual”


Tabitha Stine
Vice President of Market Development
American Institute of Steel Construction
“Structural Steel: Past, Present and Future”


Kurt Strobel
Senior Project Engineer
GERB Vibration Control Systems, Inc
“Urban Vibration Control”


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


Ann Thompson
Senior Vice President, Architecture and Design
Related Midwest
“Celebrating the Chicago River Through Urban Placemaking”


Dario Trabucco
Research Manager
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
“The Next 50 Years of Robotics in Construction”


Kim Van Holsbeke
Director
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
“Kim Van Holsbeke”


James von Klemperer
President
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
“James von Klemperer”


Zhi Wang
Acting General Manager
China State Construction Engineering Corp Ltd (Egypt)
“Panel Discussion: Vertical Urbanism in the MENA Context”


Shaofeng Wang
Chairman
China State Construction Overseas Development Co., Ltd
“Perspective on the Construction of High-Rise Buildings”


May Wei
Vice President & Shanghai Office Director
CallisonRTKL
“Panel Discussion: High-Performance Buildings in Asia”


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


Christopher Wilson
Architecture and Design Historian
Ringling College of Art and Design
“The First Artistically-Considered Skyscraper”


Tim Wolfe
Principal, Interior Design Director
Perkins+Will
“Adding a Modern Office into the Wrigley Building”


Christopher Wong
Deputy Project Director
Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited
“The Impact of Transit Oriented Development in Hong Kong”


Bob Zhang
Sales Director
Tianjin North Glass Industrial Technical Co., Ltd
“Four Season Comfort Zone: The New Generation Greenhouse Integrated Solutions”


Paolo Zilli
Senior Associate
Zaha Hadid Architects
“After Machine-à-Habiter”