Keynote speakers

Aziza Akhmouch

Head, Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development Division, OECD

David Cooper
Deputy Executive Secretary, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Severn Cullis-Suzuki
Environmental activist, speaker, television host and author

Ross Douglas
CEO and Founder, Autonomy

Annerieke Douma
Director, Program and Business Development, Circle Economy

Thomas Elmqvist
Professor and Theme Leader, Stockholm University Resilience Center

Martin Frick
Senior Director, Policy and Programme Coordination, United Nations Climate Change

Limin Hee
Director, Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities

Naoko Ishii
CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility

Amy Luers
Executive Director, Future Earth

Maimunah Mohd Sharif
Executive Director, UN-Habitat

Ashok Sridharan
Mayor, City of Bonn, Germany
President, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Mark Swilling
Co-Director, Stellenbosch Centre for Complex Systems in Transition

Laure Waridel
PhD, co-founder of Équiterre, special advisor at Trudel Johnston & Lespérance (TJL) 

Local leaders

Diriba Kuma
Mayor, Addis Ababa City Council, Ethiopia

Ines de Madeiros
Mayor, City of Almada, Portugal

Wayne Walker
Councillor, City of Auckland, New Zeland

Célestine Ketcha épouse Courtès
Mayor, Bangangté Municipal Council, Cameroon
President, Network for Locally Elected Women of Africa (REFELA)
UCLG Champion on Development cooperation

Janet Sanez Cid
Deputy Mayor, Barcelona City Council, Spain

Stephany Uy-Tan
Mayor, City of Catbalogan, Philippines
Vice-President, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Mary Casillas Salas
Mayor, City of Chula Vista, USA

Berty Hans Margueritte
Mayor, Municipality of Curepipe, Mauritius

Kim Le Cerf
Mayor, City of Darebin, Australia

Frank Cownie
Mayor, City of Des Moines, USA
Vice-President, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Aaron Hawkins
Councillor, City of Dunedin, New Zeland

Don Iveson
Mayor, City of Edmonton, Canada

Dario Nardella
Mayor, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

Daniel Termont
Mayor, City of Ghent, Belgium

Eckart Würzner
Mayor, City of Heidelberg, Germany

Andrew Leonard Mua
Mayor, Honiara City Council, Solomon Islands

Emmanuel Seronjoji
Mayor, Kampala Capital City Authority, Uganda

Mariusz Skiba
Vice Mayor, City of Katowice, Poland

Satoshi Uemura
Deputy Mayor, City of Kyoto, Japan

Zoran Janković
Mayor, City of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Felicitas Kubala
Deputy Mayor, City of Mannheim, Germany

Dr. Cathy Oke
Councillor, Melbourne City Council, Australia
First Vice-President, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Valérie Plante
Mairesse de Montréal, Canada

Jichkar Nanda
Mayor, Nagpur, India

Yeh Huey-ching
Deputy Mayor, New Taipei City, Government Chinese Taipei

William Peduto
Mayor, City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Manuel de Araujo
Mayor, Quelimane Municipal Council, Mozambique

Mauricio Rodas Espinel
Mayor, Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito, Ecuador

Pam O´Connor
Council Member, Santa Monica, United States

Yeom Tae Young
Mayor, Suwon City, Republic of Korea

Anna-Kaisa Heinämäki
Deputy Mayor, City of Tampere, Finland

Nasry Juan Asfura Zablah
Mayor, Tegucigalpa, Municipality of the Central District, Honduras

Kinlay Dorjee
Mayor, Thimphu City Corporation, Bhutan
Member, ICLEI Global Executive Committee

Erion Veliaj
Mayor, City of Tirana, Albania

Solly Msimanga
Mayor, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa

Minna Arve
Mayor, City of Turku, Finland

Lisa Helps
Mayor, City of Victoria, Canada

Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz
Mayor, City of Warsaw, Poland

Rafał Dutkiewicz
Mayor of the City of Wroclaw, Poland

Amanda Stone
Councillor, City of Yarra, Australia

Strategic partners

Butch Bacani
Programme Leader, UN Environment

Léopold Beaulieu
President and CEO, Fondaction

Roby Biwer
VIce Chair of the Commission for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy (ENVE), European Committee of the Regions

Roland Hunziker
Director, Sustainable Buildings and Cities, World Business COuncil for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Patricia McCarney
President and CEO, World Council on City Data

Clarissa Morawski
Managing Director, Reloop

Martina Otto
Head of Cities Unit, United Nations Environment Program

Nadia Petrolito
Vice President in charge of legal affairs, L’Óreal Canada

Wolfgang Ringel
Senior Vice President Governmental Affairs, Tomra Systems ASA

Debra Roberts
Co-Chair, IPCC Working Group II

Marzena Rogalska
Head of the Public Procurement Strategy Unit, DG Grow, European Commission

Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter
Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany

Rob Wesseling
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Co-operators Group Limited, Ontario