Speakers

City Nation Place Americas Speakers

Cameron Bailey Cameron Bailey Artistic Director Toronto International Film Festival
Scott  Beck Scott Beck CEO Visit Salt Lake City
Mayor William Bell Mayor William Bell Birmingham, Alabama
Alan  Boniface Alan Boniface Principal Dialog Bio
Julie  Calvert Julie Calvert Executive Director Source Cincinnati
Sam Chandon Sam Chandon Dean NYU School of Professional Studies
Richard  Cutting-Miller Richard Cutting-Miller EVP Resonance Consultancy
Clare Dewhirst Clare Dewhirst Founder and Director City Nation Place Bio
Fred Dixon Fred Dixon CEO NYC & Company Bio
Mayor Buddy  Dyer Mayor Buddy Dyer Orlando, Florida Bio
Diane Edwards Diane Edwards President Jamaica Promotions Corporation (Jampro)
Chris  Fair  Chris Fair President & CEO Resonance Consulting Bio
Nicole  Fichera Nicole Fichera Boston Innovation District / Seaport
Annie Fitzsimmons Annie Fitzsimmons Editor at Large National Geographic Traveller
Richard Florida Richard Florida Author of “The New Urban Crisis” University of Toronto Bio
Brad Ferguson Brad Ferguson President & CEO Edmonton Economic Development Corporation Bio
Jeannette  Hanna Jeannette Hanna Chief Strategist Trajectory Bio
Isabel Hill Isabel Hill Director, National Travel & Tourism Office US Department of Commerce Bio
Ray Hoyt Ray Hoyt President Visit Tulsa Bio
Gordon   Innes Gordon Innes Economic Development Lead Bloomberg Associates Bio
Andy Levine Andy Levine CEO DCI Bio
Jeff Miller Jeff Miller President & CEO Travel Portland Bio
Dan Parham Dan Parham CEO & Head of Product Neighborland Bio
Steven  Pedigo Steven Pedigo Director of the Urban Lab and Clinical Assistant Professor Schack Institute of Real Estate
Lyneir  Richardson Lyneir Richardson Executive Director of The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED) Rutgers Business School
Cathy Ritter Cathy Ritter Director Colorado Tourism Bio
Olga Stella Olga Stella Detroit Creative Corridor
Ben Teague Ben Teague Executive Director Ashville-Buncombe County Coalition for Economic Development
Wit Tuttle Wit Tuttle VP Tourism & Marketing Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
Frans Van Der Avert Frans Van Der Avert CEO Amsterdam Marketing Bio
Susan Veres Susan Veres SVP Strategy & Business Development Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
Andrew  Weir Andrew Weir CMO Tourism Toronto
Aaron Wodin-Schwartz Aaron Wodin-Schwartz VP Public Policy Brand USA
Ernest  Wooden Jr Ernest Wooden Jr President & CEO LA Tourism Bio


ThinkTank Leaders

Rosamond  Fletcher Rosamond Fletcher Director of Programs The Design Trust for Public Space Bio
Ronald Castro Ronald Castro Marketing Strategist and Adjunct Professor NYU Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism Bio
Tamer Avcilar Tamer Avcilar Adjunct Professor, NYU – School of Professional Studies Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism’s Bio


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