The following participants are confirmed for this year's IABxCulture:
Mr J.P. (Jan Peter) Balkenende
Chairman IAB Rotterdam | External Advisor to EY | Professor Governance, Institutions & Internationalisation at Erasmus University Rotterdam | Former Prime-Minister of the Netherlands
Mr. M. (Michael) Shanks
Professor of Archaeology, Stanford University I Senior Faculty Member, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (Stanford d.school) I Co-Director Revs Program, Center for Automotive Reserach at Stanford I Former Co-Director, Stanford Humanities Lab.
Ms. F. (Francine) Houben
Founding Partner / Creative Director at Mecanoo | Board Member at the Society of Arts of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences | Member of the Van Alen Institute | Member of the Akademie der Künste | Board Member at the Carnegie Foundation | Member of the Supervisory Board at Kröller-Müller Museum.
Mr. P. (Peter) Aspden
Arts Writer at Financial Times
Mr. R. (Robert) Palmer
Robert Palmer is an independent consultant who works internationally on a wide range of cultural projects in the areas of cultural policy and strategy, organisational development, festivals and events, the creative economy and issues related to cultural policy and strategy, cultural rights and the cultural development of cities. He was formerly the Director of Culture and Cultural and National Heritage for the Council of Europe based in Strasbourg, France (2006-2013).
Ms. Y. (Yasha) Young
Yasha Young is the director and curator of URBAN NATION. Her creative vision is catalyst to the creation and evolvement of the two internationally renowned Project M/ and OneWall series. As former gallery owner, curator and producer, Young is deeply involved in the international urban arts sphere.
Mr. B. (Burkhard) Kieker
Burkhard Kieker has been Chief Executive Officer of visitBerlin since 1 January 2009 and is thus the city’s senior tourism advertiser. He previously headed the Marketing and Corporate Communication department of Berlin Airports for many years. Kieker is a trained journalist (“Die Zeit”, Deutsche Welle TV).
Ms. M. (Michelle) Provoost (advisor)
Dr. Michelle Provoost is an architectural historian specialised in urban planning history, postwar architecture and contemporary urban development.
Mr. S. (Sander) de Iongh
Secretary General of IAB Rotterdam.