Miklós Devecz

Miklós Devecz has a M.Sc. degree in telecommunication from Poland, an MBA degree from Hungary and a DBA in business administration from Newport. He is a multicultural and multidiscipline business person, who started to work in his native Hungary in telecommunication, followed by Libya, Nigeria and India in maintenance of steel melt shops for 10 years. His first involvement in the transportation industry was between 2005 and 2007, as the CEO of the Hungarian State Passenger Railway followed by a short but very intensive interim management assignment in civil engineering industry. Since then he has worked in transportation industry at first in an advisory position to the CEO of the second biggest European private rail cargo company in the Czech Republic, and since 2010 he is leading a public company responsible for on street parking, lorry management, public bike and P+R or P+B management in Budapest.

Masashi Mori

Mr. Mori was elected the mayor of Toyama City in 2002, and was re-elected in 2005 and 2009 as mayor of the newly amalgamated City of Toyama. In 2006, anticipating a decline in Toyama’s population due to depopulation and population aging, Mayor Mori established the Toyama Light Rail Co. Ltd to introduce the first full-scale LRT system to Toyama and Japan, and he promoted the “Compact City Formation” strategy to shift the City of Toyama away from a car-centric, urban sprawl to a highly centralized city with convenient public transport, services, and amenities. Since LRT systems can dramatically reduce CO2 emissions, the City of Toyama’s eco-friendly LRT system has attracted a lot of attention at home and from abroad. In 2008, the Japanese government bestowed the title of “Eco Model City” on the City of Toyama.

Jate Sopitpongstorn

He had a Bachelor Degree in Engineering from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok in 1997 and started working in the Thai Zurich Insurance as the Research and Development Manager. In 2002, he worked in the Expand International S.A. in Geneva. Next, he had been a Managing Director of the Horseshoe Point Co., Ltd. Since 2010, he has been appointed to be an Advisor to Governor of Bangkok, in charge of urban transportation and traffic. He is also responsible for the project named “We love bicycles, we love Bangkok”. He has devoted himself in bringing the eco-mobility and energy saving transportation for enhancing Bangkok to be a livable city.

Fernando Nunes da Silva

Fernando Nunes da Silva is graduated in Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Lisbon and is a Full Professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico - Technical University of Lisbon since 2002. He was the President of CESUR (Centre of Urban and Regional Systems - Technical University of Lisbon, 2002-2006) and a coordinator member of Urban and Environment research area as well as Expert Member in Transport and Urban Planning of the Portuguese College of Engineers (since 2000). Currently he is the Mobility Deputy Mayor of Lisbon Municipality. He is specialized in Sustainable mobility; urban planning; transport planning and urban strategies for a sustainable mobility.

Brian Shanahan

Brian Shanahan was re-elected for a second term on Council in 2008. A former Councillor and Mayor of the City of Essendon, he is currently President of the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce Inc. Brian is Chair Future Melbourne (Finance and Governance) Committee and Deputy Chair Future Melbourne (Eco-City) Committee. He is presently a community relations and migration consultant and has been an adviser to the Victorian Cabinet Secretary, the Victorian Minister for Health and the Secretary of the Victorian Ethnic Affairs Commission. Councillor Shanahan was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to government and the Irish community in the Queen's Birthday Honours on Monday 13 June 2011.

Tracy Winfree

Beginning in 1990 as the city’s first transit planner, Tracy was involved in designing and implementing such successful programs as the University of Colorado Student Bus Pass Program, Business ECO Pass, and the HOP and SKIP shuttle services.  Under Tracy’s leadership the Community Transit Network expanded to include the JUMP, BOUND, DASH, STAMPEDE and BOLT.  As the GO Boulder Manager, Tracy was instrumental in creating transit, bicycle, pedestrian and travel demand management solutions for the Boulder community. Since 2001, as the Director of Public Works for Transportation, Tracy has been leading the implementation of an evolving and maturing local transportation system, which focuses on providing and maintaining a complete set of travel choices through a grid of Complete Streets. 

Felipe Morales

Felipe Morales has a B.Sc degree in architecture and a M.Sc in urbanism. He started to work on designing housing and commercial spaces projects. After that his experience lays in research, design and implementation of management tools for the planning, operation and sustainability of land administration, also interested in urban development and policies of public space and sustainable transportation. Since 2008 he has been working as a consultant for the Urban Development Institute in Bogotá Colombia planning projects for mobility and public space, currently in charge of coordinating the urban design of land for urban expansion. Also he is responsible for the management of cycle paths in its early stages of feasibility, construction, operation and maintenance.