JAVIER TELLO DÍAZ is a presenter and political analyst. He studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Balliol College of the University of Oxford in England and has a Masters in Political Science from Columbia University in New York. He worked for the Presidency of the Republic and the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, and for the consulting firm McKinsey & Company as well. Since February 2010, he has participated as a political analyst in several Televisa programs, including “Es la hora de opinar” and “Despierta with Loret”. He also regularly publishes articles on political and social topics in Nexos magazine.
GUILLERMO (GIL) PEÑALOSA, MBA, PhDhc, CSP
Chair, World Urban Parks
President, Gil Penalosa & Associates
Guillermo Penalosa is passionate about cities for all people. He advises decision makers and communities on how to create vibrant cities and healthy communities for everyone regardless of age, gender and social, economic, or ethnic background. His focus is on the design and use of parks and streets as great public places, as well as sustainable mobility: walking, riding bicycles, using public transit, and new use of cars.
Guillermo is the founder and chair of the board of the internationally recognized non-profit organization 8 80 Cities, based in Canada. The organization was created and centred on a simple but powerful philosophy; if you create a great city for an 8-year-old and an 80-year-old, you will create a successful city for all people. Gil also runs his own international consulting firm – Gil Penalosa & Associates and is an accomplished keynote speaker, facilitator of strategic workshops, and advisor to decision makers and community groups.
Because of Guillermo’s unique blend of experience, pragmatism and passion, his leadership and advice are sought out by many cities and organizations. He has worked in over 300 different cities in all continents.
Guillermo has been a strong supporter and advocate for improving city parks, first making his mark in the late 1990s, when he led the transformation of Bogota’s park system as Commissioner. During his tenure, Gil successfully led the design and development of over 200 parks including Simon Bolivar, a 113-hectare park in the heart of the city. His team also initiated the “new Ciclovia”/ Open Streets – a program that sees over 1.5 million people walk, run, skate and bike along 121 kilometers of Bogotá’s city roads every Sunday, and today is internationally recognized and emulated.
Guillermo is chair of the board of World Urban Parks, the international representative body for the city parks, open space and recreation sector. He also serves as senior advisor to Vision Zero Network, Children & Nature Network, and America Walks.
Guillermo holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, where he recently was selected as one of the “100 Most Inspirational Alumni” in the school’s history. He received the Queen Elizabeth II – Diamond Jubilee Medal, given by the Governor General of Canada. In 2015 Gil received a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Faculty of Urban Planning at the prominent Swedish university, SLU. In 2017. He is certified as a Professional Speaker by the US-NSA. Guillermo was listed in Planetizen’s Top 100 Most Influential Urbanists.
Recently, Guillermo contributed chapters to three books: Enabling Cycling Cities: Ingredients for Success – CIVITAS, Europe; Facilities for Cyclists – Copenhagen, Denmark; Resilient Sustainable Cities, Melbourne, Australia.
VALERIA MOY is General Director of the economic policy think-tank Mexico, ¿Cómo vamos? She is an economist graduated from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), with a postgraduate degree from the London School of Economics. He has worked in the regulatory sector of Mexico, in the area of banking regulation and securities. Also in the private sector as treasurer in the insurance company Grupo Nacional Provincial. In the academic sector, she has taught macroeconomics courses since 2001 at the undergraduate and master’s level in the ITAM and the Interactive Museum of Economics (MIDE). She also worked as a researcher for the Business School of Harvard University. He participates as a recurrent economic analyst in television, radio and printed publications, nationally and internationally, such as CNN, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, among others. In 2018, Forbes named her one of the 100 most powerful women in Mexico.
HÉCTOR AGUILAR CAMÍN He was born on July 9th, 1946 in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Bachelor of Science and Information Technologies, Universidad Iberoamericana (1963-67)
Doctor in History, The College of Mexico (1969-75)
Doctorate Honoris Causa, Universidad Veracruzana (2009)
Writer of fiction, History and essays.
Journalism National Prize, 1986 / Andrés Quintana Roo Prize, 1992 / Ichiiko Prize for Cultural work, Japan, 1997 / Mazatlan Literature Prize, 1997 / Gabriela Mistral medal, Chile, 2001. / Doctorate Honoris Causa by the Veracruz University , 2009 / Merit award Juan Pablos Editions, 2016 / Cultural journalism Prize Fernando Benítez, 2016 / National Journalism Prize José Pagés Llergo, 2016 / Rotary Heart from Rotary Club Cancún international, 2017
Bellas Artes Medal, 2017 / Medal of the Arts of the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City, 2017
Doctorate Honoris Causa, Quintana Roo University, 2017 / Copywriting Secretary of the magazine Historia Mexicana, El Colegio de México (1971-74) / Researcher of the Department of Historical Investigations, INAH (1971-77) (1983-92) / Member of the Editorial Board of La Cultura en México, a Siempre supplement (1974-76) / Columnist, Editorial Coordinator and Deputy Editorial Director of the newspaper unomasuno (1977-83) / Director of Nexos Magazine (1983-95) (2009-
Deputy editor of La Jornada newspaper (1984-87) / Director of Editions Cal y Arena (1988-95)
Jury of the Cervantes Prize (1987) / He obtained the Guggenheim Scholarship (1989-90)
Member of the Binational Commission on the Future of Relations between Mexico and the United States (1989-93) / Visiting Professor, The Institute of Latin American and Iberian Studies, Columbia University, New York (Autumn, 1991) / Member of the Council of the National Human Rights Commission (1990-99) / Member of t Board of Directors of the University of Quintana Roo (1994-98) / Director and Conductor of the television program Zona Abierta (1999 to 2006) / Administration Counsel President of Nexos magazine (1999 to 2007) / Millennium Journal Columnist (2006 – 2012) (2015-)
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Phone: 01-55-5212-0345 / 5286-1187 / 5256-5056
JEREMY RIFKIN is an American economic and social theorist, author, public speaker, and activist. His recent books include, The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism and The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World. He is the Executive Producer and narrator of the new film, The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy, produced by VICE Media and now available in nineteen languages on YouTube. He is an adviser to the leadership of the European Union and the People’s Republic of China. Mr. Rifkin’s New York Times bestselling book, The Third Industrial Revolution, provided the blueprint for the economic transition to a post-carbon ecological society across the European Union. Mr. Rifkin is also advising the leadership of the Peoples Republic of China on the build out and scale up of the Internet Plus Third Industrial Revolution infrastructure to usher in a sustainable low-carbon economy.
RYUE NISHIZAWA was born in Tokyo and studied architecture at Yokohama National University.
He joined Kazuyo Sejima & Associates in 1990. In 1995, with Kazuyo Sejima, he founded the Tokyo-based firm SANAA.
He established his independent practice, Office of Ryue Nishizawa, in 1997. Nishizawa and Sejima were jointly awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2010.
Amongst other awards, Nishizawa was declared Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France and received the Prize of Architectural Institute of Japan for the Teshima Art Museum. His major works include Moriyama House, Garden & House, Towada Art Center, Teshima Art Museum and Hiroshi Senju Museum. Major works by SANAA include the 21st Century Museum in Kanazawa, Japan, the Rolex Learning Center, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, Louvre-Lens Museum in France, and most recently, Grace Farms, New Canaan, USA.