Marcos AMADEO, General  Director, General Board of Creative Industries and Foreign Trade, Buenos Aires Government City (Argentina).

Paul ANDREU, Architect, Engineer, Member of the Institute of France. Speech (French)

Nathalie ARNOULD, Design Manager, Saint-Etienne Métropole & Cité du Design (France). Speech (French)

Francisco BANDARIN, UNESCO’s Assistant-Director General for Culture. Speech (English)

Pierre BECQUART, Head of Foresight, Research and Innovation, RATP Group, Paris (France). Speech (English)

CHEN Xue, Director, Education and Science Department, Huaqiang Holding Group, Shenzhen (China).

Catherine CULLEN, Deputy Mayor in charge of Culture, Lille (France), President of the Committee on culture of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG).

Eric DUBOSC, Architect DPLG, Honorary Fellow of American Institute of Architecture (AIA), Honorary Fellow of Assioaçao Brasiliera de Engenharia (ABECE) BRAZIL and ABCEM. Speech (French and Chinese)

Geneviève FERONE CREUZET, Director of the territorial design consulting agency Casabee, Former Director of Sustainable Development at Veolia and Eiffage. Speech (French)

Josyane FRANC, Head of International Affairs - Cité du Design & Ecole Supérieure d'Art et de Design de Saint-Etienne, Coordinator of Saint-Etienne City of Design, Saint-Etienne (France).

Weiwen HUANG, Director of Shenzhen Center for Design and of Shenzhen Center for Public Art. Speech Part1 (English and Chinese), Speech Part2 (English and Chinese)

Marie-Josée LACROIX, Design Commissionner, Head of Design Bureau, City of Montreal, Quebec (Canada).

Chris CHI LON WAN, City Design Manager, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar City (United Arab Emirates). Speech (English)

Mehri MADARSHAHI, International Cultural Advisor to the City of Shenzhen (China), President of Melody for Dialogue Among Civilizations Association. Speech (English)

Sibongile MASUKU VAN DAMME, Fundraiser - African World Heritage Fund, Director - Alusiwe Heritage and Education Consultancy, Pretoria (South Africa).

Tomohide MIZUUCHI, Design theorist, Design educator, Lecturer, Design Department - Nagoya University of Arts (Japan). Speech (English)

Tanja MÜHLHANS, Coordinator, Creative Industries Initiative , Berlin City Government (Germany).

Yang NI, President - Shenzhen Artmost Construction Design Company (China).

Hans D’ORVILLE, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Strategic Planning. Speech (English)

Richard PEREZ, Director, World Design Capital 2014 - City of Cape Town (South Africa). Speech (English)

Markus PERNTHALER, Architect - "Smart City Project", Expert in ecological, economic and social sustainability, Graz (Austria). Speech (English)

Jana REVEDIN, Architect, PhD, Professor, Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden), UNESCO Delegate to the Education Commission of the International Union of Architects.

Masayuki SASAKI, Director - Urban Research Plaza, Professor, Doctor - Graduate School for Creative Cities, Osaka City University (Japan). Speech Part1 (English), Speech Part2 (English)

Gilles SAUCIER, Architect, Saucier + Perrotte Architectes, Montreal (Canada). Speech Part1 (French), Speech Part2 (French)

Eberhard SCHREMPF, Director, Creative Industries Styria GmbH, Graz (Austria).

Youngil SONG, Research Fellow, Territory & Regional Division - Land & Housing Institute, Daejeon (Republic of Korea). Speech (English)

Meine Pieter VAN DIJK, PhD, Economist, Professor of entrepreneurship at Maastricht School of Management (MSM). Speech (English), PowerPoint Presentation (English)

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