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Previous Speakers

Célia Blauel
Deputy Mayor, City of Paris, France
Erion Veliaj
Mayor, City of Tirana, Albania
Saskia Sassen
Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, University of Columbia, USA
Janez Potočnik
European Commissioner for the Environment, European Commission
Janet Sanz
Deputy Mayor for Ecology, Urban Planning and Mobility of the City of Barcelona and Nou Barris District Councillor
Hans Bruyninckx
Executive Director, European Environment Agency (EEA)
Evelyne Huytebroeck
Minister for the Environment, Energy, Urban Regeneration, Brussels Capital Region, Belgium
Yiannis Boutaris
Mayor, City of Thessaloniki, Greece
Juan María Aburto
Mayor, City of Bilbao, Basque Country
Åsa Karlsson Björkmarker
Deputy Mayor, City of Växjö, Sweden
Lina Liakou
Deputy Mayor, City of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ronan Dantec
Municipal Councillor, City of Nantes, France, European Green Capital 2013
Olivier Baudelet
Team Leader, Urban Policy, DG Regional and Urban Policy
Dirk Vansintjan
President of the European federation of groups and cooperatives of citizens for renewable energy: REScoop
Markku Markkula
President, European Committee of the Regions
Damien Carême
Mayor, City of Grande-Synthe and Vice President, Communauté Urbaine de Dunkerque, France
Michał Olszewski
Deputy Mayor, City of Warsaw, Poland
Unai Rementeria
General Deputy, Bizkaia City Council
Thomas Kastrup-Larsen
Mayor, City of Aalborg, Denmark
Daniele Violetti
Chief of Staff, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Janez Koželj
Deputy Mayor, City of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sally Kneeshaw
Consultant, strategist and facilitator
Markus Lewe
Mayor, City of Münster, Germany
Iñigo Urkullu
Lehendakari of the Basque Government
Jeb Brugmann
Urban Expert
Arab Hoballah
Chief of Sustainable Lifestyles, Cities and Industry, UNEP
Kristiaan Borret
Chief Architect, Brussels Capital Region
Eugenio Leanza
Head of Divison, JESSICA and Investment Funds, European Investment Bank
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