Editor in chief
Amend is editor in chief of the celebrated Zeitmagazin and its spin-off art title, as well as the English-language international quarterly. His work is top of the pile in a booming German media scene that’s not short on momentum.
Carl “Charlie” Woebcken
Woebcken is CEO of Berlin’s Studio Babelsberg, the world’s oldest large-scale studio complex for feature films and TV productions. Recent production credits include Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies.
The River Café
A doyenne of the London dining scene since 1987, Rogers is the star chef behind – and founder of – the River Café. She has written countless cookbooks and hosted a hit TV series, and remains a champion of young talent and honest food.
Polish-born Libeskind is master-planner of Ground Zero in New York and the smarts behind Berlin’s Jewish Museum. His work is noticeably absent from undemocratic nations and his name is prominent in any list of the world’s finest architects.
Mayor of Neukölln, Berlin
Frankfurt-born Giffey’s career with the EU and Council of Europe has taken her from London to Brussels and Strasbourg. She now manages Berlin’s Neukölln ’hood, where she is a firm believer in full integration for its migrant population.
Founder and managing director
Schmidt founded the world's first scooter-sharing app in 2014 and business has motored since. Based in Munich (with a Köln presence), Scoo offers access to a fleet of smart Vespas. Might the humble scooter be key to keeping our cities moving?
Entrepreneur and perfumer
Harris has a nose for business and was commissioned to create fragrances for The Carlyle Hotel, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik and Jane Birkin. She sniffed out a niche of her own in 2015 by founding Perfumer H.
Spiekermann is a lauded designer and typographer, a printer by training and rabble-rouser by nature. His clients number Audi, Bosch, VW, German Railways and Heidelberg Printing, and he also runs an envelope-pushing letterpress workshop in Berlin.
Author and creator of TV drama Deutschland 83
Winger is creator of the television drama Deutschland 83 and is currently making a sequel: Deutschland 86. She’s also a novelist and prolific writer, and has hosted radio series Berlin Stories for NPR since 2009.
Buenos Aires-born Savio founded creative studio Remolino in 2004. As well as running two restaurants, he finds himself working out how we stay fit in our cities as the head of a pioneering new gym concept.
Prince heads up an investment firm, which manages more than €5.5bn of assets, including property. Most recently he founded Uncle, a business that addresses how we rent homes in our cities and creates the unusual concept of a landlord who cares.
Editor in chief
Martin has been editor in chief of biannual women's magazine The Gentlewoman since 2010. She is also a contributor to Fantastic Man and The The New York Times’ T Magazine, has curated exhibitions at galleries and museums, and is a trustee of arts organisation Studio Voltaire.
Architect and founder
Höglmaier discovered his passion for architecture at an early age and founded Euroboden in 1999. His projects always bear the stamp of his personal values; the converted above-ground bunker in Munich (now the BNKR art room) is a prime example.
Head of sustainability management and corporate foresight department
Niedbal has held a variety of positions at Deutsche Bahn since joining more than seven years ago. As an expert in sustainable innovation, she has managed projects in areas such as e-mobility, autonomous driving and rural mobility. She is also a member of the board of Econsense.
CEO and co-founder
Galonska is a self-educated farmer and entrepreneur. He works in communities around the world, learning about diverse cultures, developing a vast global network and researching innovative solutions for growing food in today’s modern city environment.
Stubbergaard trained as an architect at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He founded COBE in 2006 and has been the driving force behind its projects, including Denmark’s new rock-music museum Ragnarock and Nørreport Station, Denmark’s busiest train hub.
Monica von Schmalensee
White Arkitekter is a pioneer when it comes to sustainable architecture; projects include a 100-year masterplan for the relocation of the city of Kiruna in Sweden's Arctic north. Last year Von Schmalensee won the Leadership award for her contribution to the built environment in Sweden.
Haouache is the CEO of Storefront, a leading online and offline marketplace for short-term retail space. Following a finance career of nearly a decade in New York and Paris, he is now focused on developing the company's strategy and overseeing its continued expansion into new markets.
Founder and CEO
The Dots is a networking platform designed to help creatives showcase work, network, collaborate and connect with opportunities. Jamieson has spent the past 13 years immersed in the creative industries, including executive roles at MTV Australia and New Zealand.
Gillespie is a Canadian developer and city-builder whose firm has more than $25bn of projects completed or under development, including luxury residential, five-star hotels, retail, affordable housing and public art. His practice is known for its commitment to artistry and sustainability.
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