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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
“Vertical Urbanism in the Gulf”

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

Andrew Brahney
Head of SMART (MEAP)
Ramboll Group
“Title to be Confirmed”

Peng Du
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
“Optimizing Building Systems, Geometry, Renewable Technology and Structure”

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

Gordon Gill
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
“Title to be Confirmed”

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”

Brad Haeberle
Vice President, Service and Solutions
Siemens Smart Infrastructure USA
“Title to be Confirmed”

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”

Dave Hopping
President and CEO
Siemens Smart Infrastructure USA
“Title to be Confirmed”

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”

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

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

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
C.Y. Lee & Partners Architects/Planners
“The Concept of Beauty in Chinese Architecture”

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

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

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
“The Future of the Workplace: An Evolving Flexible Ecosystem”

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

Paul Runaghan
Associate Director
“The Future City Ecosystem”

Victor Salcedo
GERB Vibration Control Systems, Inc
“Vibration Control of MiamiCentral Station”

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

Kai Sheng
CEO, Managing Principal
Archilier Architecture
“Designing a Landmark at the Human Scale”

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

Adrian Smith
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
“Title to be Confirmed”

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

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

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

Thomas Vining
President, Otis Americas
Otis Elevator Company
“Panel Discussion: Day 3 Opening Plenary”

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”

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”