• Christoph Amend

    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


    Babelsberg Studios

    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.

  • Ruth Rogers


    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.

  • Daniel Libeskind


    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.

  • Franziska Giffey

    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.

  • Magnus Schmidt

    Founder and managing director

    Scoo Mobility

    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?

  • Lyn Harris

    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.

  • Erik Spiekermann


    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.

  • Anna Winger

    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.

  • Paco Savio


    Balboa Move

    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.

  • Ryan Prince


    Realstar Group

    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.

  • Penny Martin

    Editor in chief

    The Gentlewoman

    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 TimesT Magazine, has curated exhibitions at galleries and museums, and is a trustee of arts organisation Studio Voltaire.

  • Stefan Höglmaier

    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.

  • Meike Niedbal

    Head of sustainability management and corporate foresight department

    Deutsche Bahn

    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.

  • Erez Galonska

    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.

  • Dan Stubbergaard



    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 Arkiteker

    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.

  • Mohamed Haouache



    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.

  • Pip Jamieson

    Founder and CEO

    The Dots

    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.

  • Ian Gillespie


    Westbank Corp

    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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