We take great pride in bringing together the world's foremost innovation experts and practitioners. Take a sneak peak at selected targeted speakers for Future Capitals from an expected total of 60 speakers and Mayors.
  

H.H. Sheikh Nahayan Mubarak
Al-Nahayan

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research
United Arab Emirates
Bio

H.E. Vicente Fox
Former President
Mexico
Bio

H.E James Alix Michel 

President 
Republic of Seychelles
Bio
 

H.E. Armen Gevorgyan

Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Territorial Administration
Republic of Armenia
Bio


Dr. Hector de J. Ruiz
Executive Chairman
AMD
Bio

H.E. Dr. Vincent Biruta

Senate President 
Republic of Rwanda
Bio
  

H.E. Maha Khatib

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Bio

T.H. Austin Gatt, LL.D., M.P.

Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Communications
Republic of Malta
Bio

T.H. Leopoldo López Mendoza
Mayor
Municipality of Chacao, Venezuela
Bio
 

H.E. Omar Shdeifat

Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research
Kingdom of Jordan
Bio

H.E. Fatmir Limaj

Minister of Transport and Communications
Republic of Kosovo
Bio

H.R.H. Princess Heide von Hohenzollern
Germany
Bio
  

T.H. Gianni Alemanno

Mayor
Rome, Italy
Bio

T.H. Leonardo Domenici
Mayor
Florence, Italy
Bio

Peter Buffett

Emmy Award Winning Musician, Composer and Producer
Bio
 

Abdullatif Al Sayegh
CEO
Arab Media Group
Bio

Salma Abbasi
Chairperson and Founder
e Worldwide Group
Bio

Mounir D. Haidar 
Chief Executive Officer
Sorouh Real Estate PJSC
Bio
 

T.H. Michele Emiliano

Mayor
Bari, Italy
Bio

Dr. Yuri Chillán Reyes 

Secretary General 
Bogotá, Colombia
Bio

T.H. Marta Vincenzi

Mayor
Genoa, Italy
Bio
 

Prof. Stephen Hawking
World-Renowned Physicist
Bio

Prof. Carlo F. Ratti

Director
SENSEable City Laboratory, MIT
Bio

Marc Yu 
Born Genius
Bio
 

Abubaker Al Khouri

Managing Director
Sorouh Real Estate PJSC
Bio

Jude Kelley
Chair Arts, Culture & Education London 2012 Olympic Games
Bio

Dr. Behjat Al Yousuf
Vice President
Dubai Women’s College
Bio
 

Remo Perna

Founder and Manager
Centro Progettazione Moda
Bio

Dr. Thomas Andersson

President
Jönköping University
Kingdom of Sweden
Bio

Gordon Falconer

Department Manager Strategy and Real Estate
Masdar
Bio
 

Chris Rainier
National Geographic Society Fellow & Photojournalist
Bio

Professor Lizbeth Goodman
Chair of Creative Technology Innovation
University Of East London
Bio

Dr. Mike Lazaridis
Founder and Co-CEO 
Research in Motion
Bio
 

Prof. Tapio Varis

UNESCO Chair
University of Tampere
Republic of Finland
Bio

Dr. John Gathright
Founder
Growing Villages
Bio

Dr. Paul Lefrere
Policy Adviser
Institute of Educational Technology
The Open University
 

Prof. Harriet Fulbright
President
The Fulbright Center of the Fulbright Foundation
Bio

Dr. Aldo Iacomelli
Environmental Economics - chair
Faculty of Economics
Rome University "La Sapienza"
Bio

Dr. Florian Schloderer

Research Fellow 
INSEAD Business School
Bio
 

Dr. Hisham El Sherif
Chairman
RITSEC
Bio

Dr. Caterina Berbenni-Rehm

CEO, FUTUREtec
Vice Chair of the High Level Advisory Group to the European
Commission DG REsearch for SMEs

Patricia Smith Melton
Founder and Board Chair
Peace X Peace
Bio
 

Phil Harrington
Founder
YouBloom 
Bio

Dr. Adnan Al Hammadi

Director of Rail Projects Construction Department
Road & Transport Authority
United Arab Emirates
Bio

Charles Watt
Executive Director
ICT Qatar
Bio
 

Roberto Ronza

Deputy President
Regione Lombardia, Italy
Bio

Alfredo Scarfone

President
Centro Culturale
Milan, Italy
Bio

Carlo Masseroli

Director
Territory Development Department
Milan, Italy
Bio
  

Camillo Fornasieri

Director
Centro Culturale
Milan, Italy
Bio

Dr. Dino Giuli

Professor
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications
University of Florence
Bio

Dr. Claude Béglé

Chairman of the Board of Directors 
Swiss Post
Bio
 

Mirko Tattarini
Founder and Director 
Lagos Design Studios
Bio

Emilio Ambasz

Renowned Architect & Industrial Designer
Bio

Prof. Uwe R.Brückner

Founder of Atelier Brueckner 
München, Germany
Bio
 

Peter Carson 
Regional Co-ordinator
TACTA
Bio

Mohsen Moazami
Vice President, Emerging Markets and Globalization Center
IBSG Cisco
Bio

Dr. Donald M. Norris
President
Strategic Initiatives, Inc. 
Bio
 

Rodrigo Rodriguez
President 
ISIA Florence, Italy
Bio

Prof. Giuseppe Furlanis
Director
National Council for Artistic and Musical Education
Bio

Alan Wilson

Team Leader, Montenegro
TACTA
Bio
 

T.H. Edi Rama
Mayor 
Tirana
Bio

Luciano Calaciura
Customs Expert
Bio

Curtis J. Schroeder

Group Chief Executive Officer
Bumrungrad International
 

Alexander Von Vegesack
Founding Director
Vitra Design Museum
Bio

Dr. Juoko Suokas

Executive Vice President of Business Solutions
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Bio

Prof. Dr. Mark Harris

EMEA Regional Director of Higher Education & Research
Programs
Intel
Bio
 

T.H. Natalia Cea

Head of International Cooperation and Technical Assistance Office
Agenzia delle Dogane, Italy
Bio

Dr. Tapani Mäkinen 

Senior Research Scientist
VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland
Bio

Paolo Neri 

Senior vice president
Large System Architecture
Bio
 

Giuseppe Langer

Director of Information Systems
Autostrade Italiane
Bio

Geoff Lawton

Founding Director
Permaculture Research Institute
Bio

Dr. Gianluigi Me

Adjunct Professor
Universita di Roma
Bio
 

Nicola Villa

Senior Director
Public Sector Practice
Internet Business Solutions Group
Cisco
Bio

Prof. Agni Vlavianos Arvanitis

President and Founder
Biopolitics International Organisation
Hellenic Chapter of the Club of Rome
Bio

Prof. Alessandro Mecocci

National Security Observatory
Italian Ministry of Defense
 

Tunde Kallai

Founder
European Network of Living Labs
Bio

Robert Levin
CEO
Transclick
Bio

Dr. Manuel Fradinho

Research Director
Cyntelix
Bio
 

Eithne Treanor

Special Correspondent in the Middle East
CNBC Europe
Bio

Ron Perkinson

President
Sampoerna Foundation
Bio

Lindy Joubert

Director
UNESCO Observatory on Multi-Disciplinary Research in the Arts
Bio
 

Dr. Rami Al Karmi
Chief Executive Officer
Shabakat AL Ordon 
Bio

Sana Bagersh
CEO
BrandMoxie
Bio

Robert A. Freling

Executive Director & Board Member
Solar Electric Light Fund
Bio
 

Sheila Robinson

Director, Solvebrand Limited
Chair of SafetyNET
Bio

Fadi Nahas
Consul General of Ecuador in Turkey
Bio

Dr. Halah El-Sokari

Director of Strategy and Planning
Khalifa Fund
Bio

Stephen Asher

founding partner and head of International Business
Neuwing Energy Ventures
Bio

Ridas Matonis

Founder and Director
Timelinks
Bio

Daniel Evans

Founder and Marketing Director 
ei-group
Bio
 

Mark Erhart

Executive Director
Mubadala Healthcare
Bio

Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Shemiri

General Manager and Chief Executive
Akhbar Al Arab
Bio

Dr. Roberto Morese

Secretary
National Council for Artistic and Musical Education (C.N.A.M.)
Ministry of University, Education and Research, Italy
Bio

H.E. Ahmed Abdallah M. Sambi

President
Comoros Islands
Bio

Enzo Zoratto

Principal and the Chief Strategic Officer
dck worldwide
Bio

Dr. Abdulmalik A. Aljinaidi

Dean of Research and Consulting Institute (RACI)
Bio
 

Alessandra Risso

Coordinator of European Projects, Mayor's Cabinet
Genoa
Bio

Annelies Hodge

CSR Consultant
Bio

Anna Corsi

Director
UrbanLab
Bio
 

 

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