Who will be speaking?

The GIM International Summit Conference Committee is determined to attract a refreshing list of inspiring and original speakers to Amsterdam. Among the speakers confirmed so far is Hans Rosling, professor of international health and one of world’s most influential public speakers on global change. Other speakers are Ed Parsons, geospatial technologist of Google, Joyeeta Gupta, UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Morten Jerven, the author of Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do about It, Daniel Steudler of the Swiss Federal Office of Topography (swisstopo), Vanessa Watson of the African Center for Cities, Pier Vellinga, professor of climate change at Wageningen University and at the VU University Amsterdam, and Geert Bouckaert, president of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS).

Joyeeta Gupta

Professor Law and Policy in Water Resources and Environment at UNESCO-IHE

Ed Parsons

Geospatial Technologist of Google

Hans Rosling

Global health expert; data visionary; co-founder and president at the Gapminder Foundation

Daniel Steudler

Scientist at the Swiss Federal Office of Topography, SwissTopo, Switzerland

Pier Vellinga

Professor in Climate Change at Wageningen University and VU University Amsterdam

Morten Jerven

Author of Africa: Why Economists Get it Wrong

Vanessa Watson

Professor of City Planning in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics at the University of Cape Town (South Africa)

Geert Bouckaert

President of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS)

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