08:15 - 09:00

Workshop Registration

09:00 - 10:30

Session 1: The Policy Context of Urban Concentration

Workshop Introduction
Philippe Dessoy, EIC President

The Role of the Finnish Construction Industry in the process of Urban Concentration
Aleksi Randell, Director General, CFCI

The Response of the Government to Urban Concentration in Finland
Antti Rinne (TBC), Finnish Prime Minister

The EU's Urban Agenda
Timo Pesonen, Director General, DG GROW


High Level Policy Roundtable
Moderator: Dr. Sami Pakarinen, Chief Economic Policy Advisor, Conf. of Finnish Industries

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break & Networking

11:00 - 12:00

SESSION 2: Drivers and Challenges of Urban Concentration

Drivers and Challenges of Urban Concentration 
Prof. Čedo Maksimović, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London

The Global Dimension of Sustainable Development
Aki Kangasharju, CEO, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)

A Municipal Response to the Challenges of Urbanisation
Jukka Mäkelä, Mayor, City of Espoo

12:00 - 12:50

SESSION 3: Case Studies of Sustainable City Development

The Helsinki-Tallinn Tunnel Project
Peter Vesterbacka, FinEst Bay Area Project

The Songdo Vision: A Global Smart City Leader
Ryan Lee, Incheon Smart-City Corp.

Case Study from Abu Dhabi
N. N.,


High Level Research and Industry Roundtable
Moderator: Dr. Juha Kostiainen, Board Member of YIT
: Speakers of Sessions 2 & 3

13:15 - 13:30

Closing Remarks
Philippe Dessoy, EIC President