Conference Platform Speakers

  • Ank Bijleveld

    Minister of Defense view more
    Ank Bijleveld was a member of the House of Representatives for the Christian Democratic Alliance, Mayor of Hof van Twente, State Secretary for the Interior and Kingdom Relations and Queen’s Commissioner in the province of Overijssel. In 2017, Ank Bijleveld was appointed Minister of Defence.
  • Biram Dah Abeid

    Anti-Slavery Activist - 100 Most Influential People (Times 2017) view more
    In 2008 that Mauritanian Biram Dah Abeid, a slave descendant, founded the movement of the Resistance Initiative of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA). He has been called the “Mauritanian Mandela” He received numerous international prizes. He is supported by many human rights organizations.
  • Anne Hettinga

    Chair of the Arriva Netherlands management board view more
    Anne Hettinga is chair of the Arriva Netherlands management board since 2006. He has been associated with the company as CFO since 2000. He is also chair of the Netherlands Federation of Mobility Companies, the representative organisation for private transport companies in the Netherlands.
  • Thierry Jadot

    CEO Dentsu Aegis Network France, Benelux, MENA, Turkey view more
    Thierry Jadot is since 2012 the CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network, the 4th global group communication. He worked before at Publicis group and lead during 10 years the activities of PSA group in Mercosur area. Always fascinated by photographs, he organizes in 2018 his second exhibition.
  • József Váradi

    Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air view more
    József Váradi is the founder and CEO of Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe. Before starting Wizz Air, Mr. Váradi held numerous board memberships with companies such as Lufthansa Technik Budapest, Wizz Air Bulgaria, Wizz Air Ukraine, Mandala Airlines and Wizz Tours.
  • Arie van Bellen

    Director of the ECP Platform view more
    Digitalization is key when it comes to improving the economic impact of the Netherlands. He founded the neutral and independent foundation ECP | Platform for the Information Society to bring together a diverse array of public and private stakeholders. He is also involved in EU-policy the Digital Agenda.
  • Pieyre-Alexandre Anglade

    Member of the French Parliament view more
    Pieyre-Alexandre Anglade represents the French citizens living abroad in the Benelux countries. He is the Vice-President of the European Affairs Commission and member of the Defence committee. Given his experience, Pieyre-Alexandre Anglade has developed an expertise in EU decision-making and legislative processes.
  • Marcello Palazzi

    Co-Founder, B Lab Europe & Global Ambassador, B Corp Movement view more
    Marcello is a serial entrepreneur for human progress. After 12 years as co-head of his international family business in environmental technologies, he founded Progressio Foundation, pursuitting of the ‘civic economy’, ‘civic enterprise’ and ‘civic innovation'. Member of the Advisory Committee at DanoneWave.
  • Dr. ir. Rutger de Graaf-van Dinther

    co-founder/director of Blue21, Indymo and DeltaSync. view more
    Rutger is a water pioneer with a track record of sustainable innovations. His mission is research, design and realisation of floating cities for human and ecological progress. This is based on the BlueRevolution vision, which aims at establishing a cyclical metabolism and symbiosis between cities on land and water.
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