|Prof Greg Clark CBE, The Business of Cities|
Greg Clarke is the most prominent expert and government / business advisor on city development and transition in the world today. In a pair of highly interactive sessions Steps to a More Productive Interface and A Practical Approach to Implementation, he will reprise his “best-rated” presentation of 2015 with an entirely new series of specific case studies drawn from a range of city types and circumstances around the world in AIPC member destinations and address both the issues and opportunities facing that group member centres with whom he has developed alternate scenarios. Organized around a presentation and in-depth workshop, the results will create specific and practical strategies with application to centres around the world.
Dr Razeen Sally
Dr. Razeen Sally is Co-Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy, which has grown to become Europe’s leading trade-policy think tank (ECIPE), which he co-founded in 2006. He is also Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, and Chairman of the Institute of Policy Studies, the main economic think tank in his native Sri Lanka. He was on the faculty of the London School of Economics for eighteen years, where he also received his PhD. A member of on the Global Agenda Council for Competitiveness of the World Economic Forum, he was awarded the Hayek Medal by the Hayek Society in Germany in 2011. Razeen Sally’s research and teaching focuses on global trade policy and Asia in the world economy. He has written on the WTO, FTAs, and on different aspects of trade policy in Asia. He has also written on the history of economic ideas, especially the theory of commercial policy. He is author of “Trade Policy, New Century: The WTO, FTAs and Asia Rising” (2008). He has also consulted for governments, international organisations and businesses in Europe and Asia, and comments regularly on international economic issues in the media, including Forbes magazine and the Wall Street Journal. Razeen Sally’s memoir of Sri Lanka will be published in 2017.
He will be speaking to the unfolding consequences of the emerging political backlash driving isolationism and anti-trade policies over the past year and exploring the potential consequences for our industry and markets should these forces continue to impact global policy.
Michael Rose AM, Chairman, The Committee for Sydney
Michael Rose, who is Chairman of The Committee for Sydney, a key player in the evolution of our city. Michael is a lawyer by background and the former Chief Executive Partner of a major law firm.