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 Larry & Kiara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development & Investment and Associate Dean NYUSPS Schack Insititute of Real Estate
Melissa Cherry Melissa Cherry Chief Marketing Officer DMAI Bio
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) Bio
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 PhD, Distinguished Fellow, NYUSPS Urban Lab, Clinical Research Professor, NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate Bio
Brad Ferguson Brad Ferguson President & CEO Edmonton Economic Development Corporation Bio
Tom  Gierasimczuk Tom Gierasimczuk Vice President & Chief Content Officer Resonance Consultancy
Jeannette  Hanna Jeannette Hanna Chief Strategist Trajectory 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
Patricia  Rojas–Ungár Patricia Rojas–Ungár VP Pubic Affairs US Travel Association Bio
Olga Stella Olga Stella Detroit Creative Corridor
Ben Teague Ben Teague Executive Director Ashville-Buncombe County Coalition for Economic Development
Wit Tuttell Wit Tuttell 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 Bio
Andrew  Weir Andrew Weir EVP & 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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logo Richard Florida PhD, Distinguished Fellow, NYUSPS Urban Lab, Clinical Research Professor,, NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate

Richard Florida’s new book, The New Urban Crisis, explores the forces of inequality that are fraying the fibres of places from Seattle to South Beach, with urban real estate being gobbled up by the global wealthy while children of long-time locals are unable to get into the market. This is a new blueprint for cities who are victims of their own success, and just as pertinent as Rise of the Creative Class was more than a decade ago.


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