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Jan Vapaavuori
Former Mayor
The impact of Digitsation, Policy and the good life
Smart Cities
Monday, March 04, 2024 14:00 - 14:20
Policy to Enable technology and innovation: Creating a Sustainable Humancentric City
Smart Cities
Monday, March 04, 2024 15:30 - 16:10
Panel Discussion
Former Mayor of Helsinki, one of the top global smart cities. Jan Vapaavuori is the Executive Chairman for Neighborhood Development at Urban Partners, the largest real estate investor and developer in the Nordics. He is the former Mayor of Helsinki (2017-2021) and has previously served as the Vice-President of the European Investment Bank in Luxemburg (2015-2017), Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs (2012-2015), Minister of Housing and Urban Planning (2007-2011), and Member of the Finnish Parliament (2003-2015). Mr. Vapaavuori has a keen interest in global urban affairs and he participates actively in numerous international platforms. He currently serves at the Bloomberg New Economy Cities Council and is an active lecturer and advisor on urban leadership and urban development related topics. Additionally, Mr. Vapaavuori serves as the President of the Finnish Olympic Committee.