ICLEI European Convention 2011 - Cities in Europe 2020 - Enhance sustainability now

 ICLEI European  Convention 

12-14 September 2011 
Brussels, Belgium 


A world-class line up of speakers contributed to the ICLEI European Convention.

Speakers were selected to represent a wide range of leading edge knowledge and experience related to urban sustainability, local government commitments and European policy.

For more information on our speakers and their programme contribution, please refer to the programme page

Per Bødker Andersen - ICLEI Executive Committee; Deputy Mayor, Kolding, Denmark; Member of the Committee of the Regions
Mercedes Bresso - President of the EU Committee of the Regions
Sören Buttkereit – Head of External Office, Corporate Sustainability, Siemens AG; World Business Council on Sustainable Development
David Cadman - President, ICLEI; Councillor, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Ronan Dantec - Vice President, Nantes Métropole; Co-chair, EUROCITIES Executive Committee Working Group on Climate Change and Energy
Michel Delebarre - Former Minister of State; Mayor of Dunkerque; President of the Metropolitan Council of Dunkerque; Chair of the Commission for Territorial Cohesion (COTER), France
Evelyne Huytebroeck - Minister for the Environment, Energy, Urban Regeneration, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera - Under-secretary of State in the Ministry of Environment, Polish Presidency in EU
Sylvie Motard - Senior Officer, UNEP Regional Office for Europe, Geneva, Switzerland
Johannes Mönninghoff - Deputy Mayor for Economy and Environment, Hannover, Germany
Jyrki Myllyvirta, ICLEI Executive Committee; Mayor, Lahti, Finland
Janez Potočnik - Commissioner for the Environment, European Commission
Stéphane Quéré - Senior Vice President, Sustainable Urbanization, GDF Suez
Heide Rühle, Member of the European Parliament, Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Dieter Salomon - Mayor, City of Freiburg; ICLEI Executive committee member
Pekka Sauri, Procura+ Chair, Deputy Mayor, Helsinki, Finland
Sonam Tobden Rabgye - Bhutan’s first Ambassador to Belgium accredited to the European Union and the European Commission
Gino Van Begin - Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI; Regional Director, ICLEI European Secretariat
Harry Verhaar - senior director for energy and climate change at Philips
Mathis Wackernagel - President, Global Footprint Network
Keith Whitmore - President, Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe; Councillor on Manchester City Council; Former CLRA Chairman of the Sustainable Development Committee