The 2015 New York Conference featured a wide range of speakers, including developers, architects, engineers, planners, etc. Browse the page below to see the speakers and click on their presentation names to view more information about their session. You can also search for speakers by typing their name in the box below. As you type a name, results will appear under the search box; click a name to view that person's presentation.

 
Michael Adlerstein

Michael Adlerstein
Assistant Secretary General
UN Capital Master Plan
“United Nations Secretariat: Renovation of a Modernist Icon”
Temoor Ahmad

Temoor Ahmad
Associate
Grimshaw Architects
“The Vertical Master Plan”
H.E. Abdulrahman Al-Shaikh

H.E. Abdulrahman Al-Shaikh
Dep. Mnst. for Town Planning
MOMRA, Saudi Arabia
“Urban Developments in Saudi Arabia" & "Kingdom Tower / Kingdom City”
Thomas Balsley

Thomas Balsley
Principal Designer
Thomas Balsley Associates
“Macro-Policy to Micro-Implementation: China’s Inward Migration in Guiyang”
Gary Barnett

Gary Barnett
President
Extell Development Corporation
“Developing Tall in the New York Context”
Kai-Uwe Bergmann

Kai-Uwe Bergmann
Partner
Bjarke Ingels Group
“New York 2050”
Peter Brannan

Peter Brannan
Managing Director - Asia & Middle East
Arquitectonica
“The Inevitability of Global Adaptation: East and West”
Keith Brooks

Keith Brooks
Client Development Director
ARCADIS
“Project Management to Maximize the Benefits of 'Vertical Cities'”
Riccardo Castracani

Riccardo Castracani
North America Sales Manager
Despe Spa
“The TopDownWay: An Innovative System for Skyscrapers’ Controlled Demolition”
Kanokpat Chanvaivit

Kanokpat Chanvaivit
Senior Manager
Bouygues Thai
“Constructing the MahaNakhon Tower”
Chang-Soon Choi

Chang-Soon Choi
Associate Principal
Samoo Architects & Engineers
“SKYSCRAPER: Driven From Inside Out Towards Nature”
Ric Clark

Ric Clark
CEO
Brookfield Properties
“Developing Tall in the New York Context”
Richard Cook

Richard Cook
Partner
COOKFOX Architects
“The Fifth Façade: Creating Connections to Nature”
Robert Cotter

Robert Cotter
Planning Director
Jersey City
“Jersey City on the Rise”
Stephen DeSimone

Stephen DeSimone
President
DeSimone Consulting Engineers, PLLC
“Supertall, Super Slender”
Scott Duncan

Scott Duncan
Partner
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
“Guiyang World Trade Center”
Alexander Durst

Alexander Durst
Chief Development Officer
The Durst Organization
“Efficient Energy Production for High Demand Tenants”
Karl Fender

Karl Fender
Director
Fender Katsalidis Architects
“Skyscraper Citymaker”
Shelley Finnigan

Shelley Finnigan
Technical Marketing Director
Nucor-Yamato Steel
“Steel and the Skyscraper City”
James Fortune

James Fortune
Partner
Fortune Shepler Consulting
“Elevator Designs for The Kingdom Tower”
Scott Frank

Scott Frank
Partner
Jaros, Baum & Bolles
“New York 2050”
Jeanne Gang

Jeanne Gang
Founder and Principal
Studio Gang Architects
“Three Points of the Residential High-Rise: Designing for Social Connectivity”
Phillip Gardiner

Phillip Gardiner
Managing Director
Irwinconsult
“Construction of High Rise Using Volumetric Modular Methodology”
Stefan Gerstenmeyer

Stefan Gerstenmeyer
Head of Elevator Traffic and Group Control
thyssenkrupp
“A Next Generation Vertical Transportation System”
James Goettsch

James Goettsch
CEO & Partner
Goettsch Partners
“Urban Open Space – A Tower in the Park and a Park in the Tower”
Mounib Hammoud

Mounib Hammoud
CEO
Jeddah Economic Company
“Global Interchanges: Investments Within and Across Borders”
Winfried Heusler

Winfried Heusler
Senior Vice President
Schüco International KG
“Thinking Out of the Box – Advanced Façade Design and Technology”
William Howell

William Howell
Project Manager
Turner International
“Logistical Challenges of Building the World’s Tallest Statue”
Faudziah Ibrahim

Faudziah Ibrahim
General Manager
KLCC Property Holdings Berhad
“Petronas Towers and KLCC: Urban Catalyst”
Yuki Ikeguchi

Yuki Ikeguchi
Partner
Kengo Kuma and Associates
“Regional Materiality in the Asian Context”
Bjarke Ingels

Bjarke Ingels
Founding Partner
Bjarke Ingels Group
“Social Infrastructure”
John Jacobsson

John Jacobsson
Executive Vice President
The Related Companies
“Global Interchanges: Investments Within and Across Borders”
Markus Jetter

Markus Jetter
Head of Product Development
thyssenkrupp
“A Next Generation Vertical Transportation System”
Rosemary Kennedy

Rosemary Kennedy
Associate Professor
Queensland University of Technology
“The Impact of Open Space on Liveability in Subtropical Apartment Buildings”
Jong-Ho Kim

Jong-Ho Kim
CEO & Chairman
Chang Minwoo Structural Consultants
“Structural Design of the Jamsil Lotte World Tower”
Patrick Leung

Patrick Leung
Sr. Technical Manger
Sun Hung Kai Properties
“ICC Hong Kong: Exemplary Performance”
Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind
Founder and Principal Architect
Studio Libeskind
“From New York to Busan: Reflecting Culture in Urban Design”
Kai Li

Kai Li
Vice President
Zhongtian Urban Development Group Co., Ltd
“Mediating Scale, Performance and Iconicity: A 21st Century Supertall Tower for Guiyang”
Samuel Luckino

Samuel Luckino
Vice President
Arquitectonica
“The Inevitability of Global Adaptation: East and West”
Harry Macklowe

Harry Macklowe
Chairman
Macklowe Properties
“432 Park Avenue”
Anthony Malkin

Anthony Malkin
Chairman & CEO
Empire State Realty Trust
“Empire State: Towards a 2nd Century”
Pierre Marcout

Pierre Marcout
CEO & Artistic Director
Prisme Entertainment
“Reflecting on The Inauguration of The Burj Khalifa”
Silvian Marcus

Silvian Marcus
Director of Building Structures
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
“The New Supers: Super-Slender Towers of New York”
Andrea  Martinez

Andrea Martinez
School of Architecture
University of Southern California
“Façade Retrofit.org: The Façade Renovation of Existing Buildings”
Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell
Marketing Manager
AkzoNobel
“Skyscraper Cities: Built to Last”
John Mizon

John Mizon
VP of Advanced Programs
Schindler
“How Transit Management Can Change the World”
Joseph Moinian

Joseph Moinian
Founder and CEO
Moinian Group
“Developing Tall in the New York Context”
Jean-Paul Moonen

Jean-Paul Moonen
Global Architecture Powder Coatings Marketing Manager
AkzoNobel
“Skyscraper Cities: Built to Last”
Hiroo Mori

Hiroo Mori
Director & Executive VP
Mori Building
“Developing Tall Buildings and Urban Places, in Japan and Elsewhere”
Michel Mossessian

Michel Mossessian
Design Principal
mossessian architecture
“Horizontal - Vertical, Defining the Ground”
Akram Ogaily

Akram Ogaily
SVP, TCT Global Director
Hill International
“Urban Planning in Dubai, Cultural and Human Scale Context”
Sooin Oh

Sooin Oh
Associate Principal
Samoo Architects & Engineers
“SKYSCRAPER: Driven From Inside Out Towards Nature”
James Parakh

James Parakh
Urban Design Manager
City of Toronto Planning Department
“The Network of Urban Spaces Surrounding Tall Buildings”
David Partridge

David Partridge
Managing Partner
Argent
“Urban Development in London”
David Pilzer

David Pilzer
Director, Division of Planning & Building Guidelines & Regulations
Israel Ministry of Finance
“Tall Buildings and the Sabbath Elevator”
Dennis Poon

Dennis Poon
Vice Chairman
Thornton Tomasetti
“A Non-Coplanar Exoskeleton Supertall for Chengdu”
Robert Pratt

Robert Pratt
Co-Head of Global Design & Construction
Tishman Speyer
“Global Interchanges: Investments Within and Across Borders”
Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards
International Director
JLL
“Global Interchanges: Investments Within and Across Borders”
Kelly Romano

Kelly Romano
President, Intelligent Building Technologies
United Technologies Corporation
“Integrated and Intelligent Buildings”
Michael Rudin

Michael Rudin
Vice President
Rudin Management Company, Inc
“Di-BOSS: Buildings Finally Get a Brain”
Daniel Safarik

Daniel Safarik
China Office Director
CTBUH
“New York 2050”
Ole Scheeren

Ole Scheeren
Partner
Buro Ole Scheeren
“Bangkok Rising”
Craig Schwitter

Craig Schwitter
Principal
BuroHappold Engineering
“The High Line Effect”
Irvine Sellar

Irvine Sellar
Founder
Sellar Property Group
“Europe's Tallest: The Shard”
Leslie Shepherd

Leslie Shepherd
Chief Architect
General Services Administration
“EGWW Federal Building and the GSA’s Mid-Century Inventory”
Neven Sidor

Neven Sidor
Partner
Grimshaw Architects
“The Vertical Master Plan”
Larry Silverstein

Larry Silverstein
Chairman
Silverstein Properties
“Developing Tall in the New York Context”
Adrian Smith

Adrian Smith
Partner
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
“The Tall Building Impact: From Local to Global”
Santeri Suoranta

Santeri Suoranta
Head of Technology, Major Projects
KONE
“Enhancing Efficiency and Safety with Self-climbing Elevators”
Sorapoj Techakraisri

Sorapoj Techakraisri
CEO
PACE Development
“MahaNakhon: Thailand's Tallest”
Dario Trabucco

Dario Trabucco
Tenured Researcher in Building Technology
IUAV University of Venice
“LCA of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings”
Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang

Wai Ming (Thomas) Tsang
CEO
Ping An Financial Centre
“Ping An: Insurance and Tall Buildings”
Russel Unger

Russel Unger
Executive Director
Urban Green
“New York 2050”
Philip Vivian

Philip Vivian
Director
Bates Smart
“Sydney 2050: A Sustainable City Vision”
Rafael Viñoly

Rafael Viñoly
Lead Designer
Rafael Viñoly Architects
“Integrating Public Space into Tall Buildings”
James von Klemperer

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

David Wallance
Senior Associate
FXFOWLE
“Modular Architecture in a Flat World”
Carl Weisbrod

Carl Weisbrod
Chairman
NYC Department of City Planning
“Tall Building Policy in New York”
Carol Willis

Carol Willis
Founding Director
The Skyscraper Museum
“The Logic of Luxury 2.0”
Richard Wood

Richard Wood
CEO
China Construction America/Plaza Construction
“Global Interchanges: Investments Within and Across Borders”
Tom Wright

Tom Wright
President
Regional Plan Association
“New York 2050”
Greg Yager

Greg Yager
Senior Vice President
CallisonRTKL
“The Guiyang Riverside Theatre Project”
Yongmin (Stephen) Yuan

Yongmin (Stephen) Yuan
General Manager – Risk Management Department
Ping An Life Insurance Company of China
“Ping An: Insurance and Tall Buildings”