Keynote Speakers*


Erick Thohir, BA.,M.B.A (Minister of State Owned Enterprises)

Erick Thohir is an indonesian businessman. He received his bachelor degree from Glendale Community College (California) and master degree from National University (California), United States. He is the founder and chairman of Mahaka Group, a holding company which focuses on media and entertainment. He is also the former owner of Inter Milan. Currently, Erick Thohir serves as a Minister of State Owned Enterprises of Indonesia under Jokowi’s Cabinet Era.


HC. Ir. H. Suharso Monoarfa (Minister of National Development Planning)

Suharso Monoarfa is an Indonesian entrepreneur and politician. He served as Minister of Public Housing in the Second United Indonesia Cabinet. He was also a member of the House of Representatives between 2004 and 2009 and was re-elected again in 2009. In 2015, he was elected by President Joko Widodo as one of the members of the Presidential Advisory Council. Currently, he serves as the Minister of National Development Planning of Indonesia under Jokowi’s Cabinet Era .

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Michael Batty (University College London)

Prof. Michael Batty is an emeritus professor of planning in the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis in the Faculty of Built Environment at the University College London (UCL). His research work involves the development of computer models of cities and regions, and he has published many books and articles in this area. His book Cities and Complexity (MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2005) won the Alonso Prize of the Regional Science Association in 2010. His most recent books are The New Science of Cities (MIT Press, Cambridge. MA, 2013) and the edited volumes Virtual Geographic Environments (ESRI Press, Redlands, CA, 2011) and Agent Based Models of Geographical Systems (Springer, Berlin, 2012). He is editor of the journal Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design.


Karst Geurs (University of Twente)

Prof. Karst Geurs is a professor of transport planning at the Centre for Transport Studies. His research focuses on interactions between land use and transport, accessibility modelling and evaluation and the dynamics in travel behaviour. He is chair of the Network on European Communications and Transport Activities Research (NECTAR), Editor-in-Chief of the European Transport Research Review (ETRR) and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Transport and Land Use (JTLU).

*To be confirmed