MONDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2013

  • 8:30am-9:00am: Welcoming Reception

  • 9:00am-9:15am: Welcoming Remarks

    Fahd Al Rasheed, Managing Director & CEO, KAEC

    John Rossant, Chairman, New Cities Foundation

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    9:15am-9:25am: Opening Keynote

    H.E. Abdullatif A. Al-Othman, Governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority & Chairman, Economic Cities Authority

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    9:25am-9:45am: Masterclass

    Rem Koolhaas, Architect & Founder, OMA

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    9:45am-10:45am: Opening Panel

    Why Build New Cities? 

    Fahd Al Rasheed, Managing Director & CEO, KAEC

    Ajit Gulabchand, Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Construction Company

    Jonathan Woetzel, Co-Chair of Urban China Initiative and Director – Greater China Office, McKinsey & Company

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    10:45am-12:45am: Site Visits of KAEC

  • 12:45pm-2:00pm: Lunch

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    2:00pm - 2:10pm: Keynote Address

    HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin AbdulAziz Al Saud, President & Chairman of the Board, Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities

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    2:10pm-3:20pm: New Cities, New Models #1

    Attracting People, Attracting Business

    Featured New Cities:

    Lavasa, India

    Mohammed VI Green City, Morocco

    Panel Speakers:

    Fadi Ghandour, Founder &Vice Chairman, Aramex International

    Ammar Kanaan, Founder, International Port Management

    Anil Menon, President, Smart+Connected Communities and Deputy Chief Globalisation Officer, Cisco

    H.R.H. Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin AbdulAziz Al Saud, President & Chairman of the Board, Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities

  • 3:20pm-4:00pm: Networking Break

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    4:00pm-4:10pm: Keynote Address

    H.E. Mohammad Al Abbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties

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    4:10pm-5:20pm: New Cities, New Models #2

    The Role of Government 

    Featured New City:

    Songdo, South Korea

    Panel Speakers:

    H.E. Eng. Khalid Almolhem, Director General, Saudi Arabian Airlines

    Nicklas Garemo, Director,  Infrastructure Practice, McKinsey & Company

    Mohanud Helal, Secretary General, Economic Cities Authority

    Denis Simonneau, Member of the Executive Committee, GDF Suez

    Shanker Singham, Managing Director, Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project, Babson Global

  • 7:30pm-9:30pm: Outdoor Cultural Dinner

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2013

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    9:00am-9:30am: Welcoming Reception

  • 9:30am-9:40am: Opening Keynote

    Daniel Libeskind, Architect and Founder, Studio Daniel Libeskind

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    9:40am-10:50am: New Cities, New Models #3

    Urban Design, Planning and Construction

    Featured New Cities:

    GIFT City, India

    Putrajaya, Malaysia

    Panel Speakers:

    Philip Enquist, Partner – Urban Design and Planning, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

    Daniel Libeskind, Architect and Founder, Studio Daniel Libeskind

    Adèle Santos, Dean, School of Architecture and Planning, MIT

  • 10:50am-11:20am: Networking Break

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    11:20am-11:30am: The View from China

    Luo Zhaoming, CEO, China Investment Development Co. Ltd.

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    11:30am-12:45pm: New Cities, New Models #4

    Financial Risks and Rewards

    Featured New Cities:

    HafenCity, Hamburg

    Rawabi, Palestine 

    Panel Speakers:

    Kamel Lazaar, Founder and Chairman, Swicorp

    John Macomber, Senior Lecturer, Finance and Real Estate, Harvard Business School

    Bashar Masri, Chairman, Massar International & Founder, Rawabi City

  • 12:45pm-2:00pm: Lunch

  • 2:00pm-2:10pm: Technology in New City Projects

    Anil Menon, President, Smart+Connected Communities and Deputy Chief Globalisation Officer, Cisco

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    2:10pm-3:20pm: New Cities, New Models #5

    Technology on the Urban Frontier

    Featured New City:

    Iskandar, Malaysia

    Panel Speakers:

    Muhammad Ali Albakri, Chief Information Officer, Saudi Arabian Airlines

    François Grosse, Senior Vice-President, Digital Services, Veolia Environnement

    Lily Liu, Founder & CEO, PublicStuff

    Anil Menon, President, Smart+Connected Communities and Deputy Chief Globalisation Officer, Cisco

  • 3:20pm-4:00pm: Key Learnings, New Horizons

    Closing Town Hall Session moderated by:

    Fahd Hamidaddin, Secretary General, Cityquest – KAEC Forum

    Mathieu Lefevre, Executive Director, New Cities Foundation

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    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: National Geographic’s Journey to Makkah

    Optional Film Screening

  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm: Networking Reception

  • 8:00pm-10:00pm: Gala Dinner