MIPIM 2013: 3 top speakers not to miss

It’s set to be an exciting edition this March at MIPIM 2013! We have highlighted three of the top conference and keynote speakers not to miss. Click here for a more in depth look at the conference programme to date.


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Dr. Jürgen Stark, Economist and Member of the ECB Executive Board (2006-2011)

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Dr. Jürgen Stark will be present at MIPIM to address his first formal speech since his departure from the ECB in 2011 that sparked world-wide controversy. Mr. Stark quit in late 2011, following in the footsteps of former Bundesbank head Axel Weber, who stepped down earlier in the year from Germany’s central bank because of unease about the ECB’s policies.

He has recently been quoted as saying that the “panic” about the eurozone breaking up was “nonsense” and that the only way to end the crisis was for member states to bring down their debts and implement structural reforms to boost economic growth.*

Before joining the ECB, Jürgen Stark was Vice-President of the Deutsche Bundesbank. Prior to this he served as State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Finance and Personal Representative of the Federal Chancellor. He has also held various positions at the Ministry of Finance, the Federal Chancellery and the Federal Ministry of Economics.



Stephen P. Joyce, President & CEO of Choice Hotels International

Thursday, March 14, 2013. 15.00-16.00



Gain insight from industry leaders Stephen P. Joyce, President & CEO of Choice Hotels International,  Simon Vincent, President of Europe Hilton Worldwide and Eric Danziger, President & CEO of the Wyndham Hotel Group,. Choice Hotels International, Inc. is one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors ranked #6 in 2011 in on hotelsmag.com. With a career in the lodging industry spanning over three decades, Mr. Stephen Joyce has a proven track record of developing and growing some of the best-known hotel brands in markets worldwide.



Carlo Ratti, Director of MIT SENSEable City Lab and founder  of carlorattiassociati srl

Thursday March 15, 2013. 11.15


Carlo Ratti, an architect and engineer by training, explores how new technologies are transforming the way we understand, design, and ultimately live in cities. He is currently in the process of opening a research center in Singapore as part of an MIT-led initiative on the Future of Urban Mobility.

With his team at SENSEable City Lab, MIT’s Carlo Ratti makes cool things by sensing the data we create. He pulls from passive data sets — like the calls we make, the garbage we throw away — to create surprising visualizations of city life. He and his team create dazzling interactive environments from moving water and flying light, powered by simple gestures caught through sensors.


*Source: TheTelegraph


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