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Kristian Skovbakke Villadsen

Director and Associate Partner, Gehl Architects

Kristian leads urban strategies, masterplans, concept design and landscape projects, with a focus on inviting for sustainable behaviour -"Reducing Co2 per person in everyday life is as important as reducing Co2 per m2". His role spans from partaking in the political discussions which helps define city and project visions, to steering the process of identifying the strategies needed to implement. Kristian successfully uses an Integrated Design Process, based on best practice projects, evidence, knowledge and data to secure the alignment between vision and implementation. He works in Europe, North America and Asia.

Ivan Bartoš

Deputy Prime Minister for Digitalisation and Minister for Regional Development

Ivan Bartoš is a long-time chairman of the Czech Pirate Party, having been at the founding of the party in 2009. He has been a Member of Parliament of the Czech Republic since the autumn of 2017, and he defended this mandate in 2021. For four years, he held the position of Chairman of the Committee on Public Administration and Regional Development in the Chamber of Deputies, where he also worked on issues such as digitisation.

Professionally, he has worked in several Czech and multinational companies in the field of information technology, for example, he worked for Newton IT, Monster Worldwide, T-Mobile or started the Air Jobs job portal.

Jan Šulc

Managing Director of EBM Partner

Since 2021 he has been leading the EBM Partner project team with great commitment and ambition, setting the strategy and processes leading to stable growth in the residential development and rental housing segment. He and his team are preparing the city-building project Stromovka Kladno on a 63,000 m2 brownfield site in close proximity to Kladno's main train station and the 10,000 m2 Engerth Residence in the Kladno - Ostrovec district.

He joined EBM from Skanska Property Czech Republic, where he worked as project director for administrative projects in the Czech Republic and Hungary. He studied civil engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague. After his studies, he gained practical experience in construction as a construction manager and project manager at Goldbeck Bau.

Petr Očko

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade

Petr Očko is a senior Czech public official and a leading expert on the information economy, European integration and related areas. As Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade he is responsible for digitisation and innovation, Petr started his career at the successful Czech start-up Globe Internet and has been active in both the private and public sectors. He has been extensively involved in various EU related projects and has served as CEO of CzechInvest and Chairman of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic. Peter believes in innovation and the potential of the Czech Republic to be a global leader in Industry 4.0 and human-centric digital innovation solutions.

Tomáš Kadeřábek

Managing Director, Association of Developers

Tomáš Kadeřábek has been working in the field of construction and project management for more than 20 years. He has been involved in number of commercial, office or residential real estate projects. He has worked in major property development companies, his activities have included both project management and corporate management. Since 2006 Tomáš Kadeřábek has been working as an independent expert in the field of real estate management and has been involved in a number of projects. Since 2015 he has also been a director of the Association of Developers, z.s.

David Petr

Director of Investment Localization, CzechInvest

He graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague, specializing in transport engineering and urban planning. As a consultant, he participated in the preparation of several important domestic and foreign projects. Now, he uses the experience as director of investment localisation department at CzechInvest, where he helps both investors coming to the Czech Republic and local municipalities with their development projects. He focuses specifically on brownfields and their new use.

Tomáš Ctibor

Founder and Executive Director of 4ct

Founder and CEO of 4ct, a multidisciplinary platform focused on project planning and providing innovative services in the field of development and transformation of cities and regions, both for the public and private sector. Currently, 4ct is also involved in international collaboration on several large-scale transformation projects. Tomas specializes in the analysis, preparation, setup, process coordination and management of development projects, finding new sustainable strategies and solutions that enable effective communication between all relevant stakeholders.

Pavel Pravda

Owner of Poldi Kladno complex

Pavel Pravda has worked as an attorney-at-law for more than 25 years, including the last 18 years as a partner of the international law firm bnt attorneys-at-law, where he advised on major real estate and energy transactions for Czech and international investors, including their financing. In the last few years, Pavel Pravda has been developing his own real estate projects - the revitalisation of the brownfield of the former steelworks Poldi in Kladno.

Ondřej Rys

Councillor for the Development of the City of Kladno

He is an architect and, since 2014, a councillor (except 2018-20) in his hometown of Kladno. As a councillor, he is responsible for architecture, urban planning and development of the Statutory City of Kladno. During his time at the City Hall, the city has acquired a number of regulatory plans and zoning studies, including brownfield sites, which are currently being progressively filled.