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


Julie Allman
Project Executive
Power Construction Company
“Renovation Construction”


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


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 Berman
Associate Principal
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
“The Shed”


Charles Besjak
Director of Structural Engineering
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
“35 Hudson Yards & One Manhattan West”


Preetam Biswas
Associate Director, Structural Engineering
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
“35 Hudson Yards & One Manhattan West”


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


Paula Bustard
Executive Vice President, Development
SmartCentres
“Vaughan Metropolitan Centre”


Andrew Cleary
Director
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
“One Vanderbilt”


Carlos de Oliveira
President & CEO
CAST CONNEX
“Cast Connex”


Thomas Demetrion
Senior Project Designer, Senior Associate
Perkins+Will (Consultant of the Egyptian Ministry of Housing - CBD New Capital)
“Panel Discussion: Vertical Urbanism in the MENA Context”


Nicole Dosso
Director in the Technical Group
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
“35 Hudson Yards & One Manhattan West”


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


John Frank
Senior Vice President, Construction
Hines
“CIBC Square”


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


Ed Gaskin
Senior Associate
Zaha Hadid Architects
“After Machine-à-Habiter”


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”


Rosannah Harding
Architect
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
“The Shed”


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 (Consultant of the Egyptian Ministry of Housing - CBD New Capital)
“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”


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”


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”


Jamie Kirkland
Project Engineer
Thornton Tomasetti
“The Shed”


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


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


Steven Koehn
Director, Cooperative Forestry
US Forest Service
“Changing How America Builds”


Tibor Kokai
Principal
Read Jones Christoffersen
“CIBC Square”


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”


Terri Lee
Senior Associate Principal
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
“10 & 30 Hudson Yards”


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
“35 Hudson Yards & One Manhattan West”


Ren Lizhi
Vice President, Chief Architect
Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd
“Panel Discussion: High-Performance Buildings in Asia”


Kevin MacLean
Principal
Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd
“The One”


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


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


Tom Murcott
Executive Director and Board Member
NeWAY Capital
“Panel Discussion: Smart Cities: Connecting the Dots”


Terry Olynyk
President and Managing Director
Multiplex
“Tradition Versus Tomorrow”


Georgina Padilla
Associate Partner
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
“30 Bay Street”


James Parakh
Urban Design Manager
City of Toronto Planning Division
“Tall Building Urbanism in Toronto and Around the World”


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


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


David Pontarini
Founding Principal
Hariri Pontarini Architects
“The Well”


Alex Richter
Associate Principal
Adamson Associates
“CIBC Square”


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


Amy Roots
Senior Manager
Vaughan Metropolitan Centre at City of Vaughan
“Vaughan Metropolitan Centre”


Paul Runaghan
Associate Director
CallisonRTKL
“The Future City Ecosystem”


Daniel Safarik
Editor-in-Chief
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
“Skybridges: Bringing the Horizontal Into the Vertical Realm”


Daniel Safarik
Editor-in-Chief
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”


Jonatan Schumacher
Director of Design Technology
WeWork
“Rule-Driven Design”


Jesse Shapins
Director of Development and Public Realm
Sidewalk Labs
“Sidewalk Labs”


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”


Daniel Snodgrass
Project Engineer
Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd
“The One”


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”


Ayumi Sugiyama
Director, Cultural Projects
SHoP Architects
“American Copper Buildings”


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”


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


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”


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”


Albert Yeung
Assistant General Manager, Office Leasing
Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited
“Panel Discussion: Challenges in Optimizing High-Rise Design and Operations”


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