Web Conference: Rethinking Global Business Districts Story
2020 has been a transformative year for business districts worldwide. The health crisis has dramatically altered the way business districts operate, accelerating their transformation. How are they handling this unprecedented crisis? How can they bounce back? What are the resulting economic, social and cultural impacts? How can these challenges be seized upon as new opportunities?
For the first time since the start of the health crisis, business district leaders got together to share their experiences, which vary by region (Europe, America, Africa and Asia), and debate the new issues and consequences arising from this pandemic for the future of Global Business Districts. They also discussed how changes accelerate current trends in the fields of placemaking, retail, housing, hospitality, mobility, offices and workspaces.
Pierre-Yves Guice, President,GBD Innovation Club, CEO Paris La Défense, France
Michael Edwards, President and CEO, Chicago Loop Alliance, USA
Richard Guiney, CEO, Dublin Town, Ireland
Emile Roux, CEO, Montréal Centre-Ville, Canada
Maria Tserevitinova, Development Department Director, MIBC Moscow City, Russia
Sophie Henley-Price, Principal, Studios Architecture
Victor Carreau, Co-founder and CEO, Comet Meetings
Jorick Beijer, urban planning expert, Co-founder of Blossity
This Web Conference, organized by the GBD Innovation Club, is intended for members of its ecosystem, heads and managers of international business districts, representatives of key companies, urban planners, architects, local governments and other stakeholders.
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