This year’s Tel Aviv Cities Summit was held in conjunction with the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact annual gathering. The summit has discussed and examined various issues concerning urban food challenges including: food regulations, healthy nutrition, and food waste management – to name only a few.
Main speakers: Mayor of Thessaloniki, Mr. Yiannis Boutaris, Lord Mayor of Essen, Mr. Thomas Kufen, Lord Mayor of Banjul Ms. Rohey Malick Lowe, Deputy Mayor of Paris, Ms. Penelope Komites, Mr. Frans Van Der Avert, CEO of Amsterdam Marketing, Mr. Burkhard Kieker, CEO of VisitBerlin.
This year’s Tel Aviv Cities Summit focused on Cities As Beacons Of Democracy And Global Progress. At a time when progressive and pluralistic values are being challenged globally by populist ideologies, the role of mayors and city leaders as guardians of democratic ideals and drivers of progress has become more important than ever.
Main speakers: Mr. George Papandreou, Former Minister of Greece, Ms. Hanna Beata Grokiewicz-Waltz, Mayor of Warsaw, Ms. Henriette Reker, Mayor of Cologne, Mr. Erion Veliaj, Mayor of Tirana, Ms. Paulina Veron, Deputy Mayor of Paris.
On 2016 the Cities Summit had 9 professional tracks discussing the global challenges facing city officials such as:

Smart tourism for inclusive growth, emerging cities, citizen engagement, coastal cities, the role of pride parades and more.

Main speakers: Dep. Secretary general of O.E.C.D, Mr. Douglas Frantz, Mayor of Bogota Mr. Enrique Peñalosa Londono, Deputy Mayor of Paris, Mr. Patrick Klugman, Founder of Brand Africa, Mr. Thebe Ikalafeng, President of Major Cities of Europe, Mr. Giorgio Prister.

2015’s edition was part of the official United Nations process towards the elaboration of a new urban agenda as the UN has conducted their Habitat III Thematic meeting as part of the summit. focusing on Civic Engagement . We were honored to host the secretary general of the Habitat III conference, Dr. Joan Clos. 
Other main speakers: Mayor of Amsterdam Mr. Eberhard Van der Laan, Deputy Mayor of London Mr. Edward Lister, Deputy Mayor of Paris Mr. Jean – Louis Missika, Mr. David Shing, Digital Profit of AOL.
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