A specialized event of educational and experiential content, aimed
at public space professionals and urban parks

*Susceptible to change

Keynote Speakers

The most recognized players in our industry worldwide

These speakers will share their professional experiences with all attendees. The most attractive topics and success stories and best practices will be unveiled at the Keynote Conferences.

Dror Benshetrit


Supernature Labs

Miami, United States

Cecilia Vaca Jones


Bernard Van Leer Foundation

Ecuador, Ecuador

Leticia Lozano

Co-founder & Director

MACIA Estudio Architect

Mexico City, Mexico

Kristine Stratton

President and CEO

National Recreation and Park Association

Portland, United States

Amanda O Rourke

Executive Director

8 80 Cities

Toronto, Canada

Jennifer De Melo

Senior Strategist


San Francisco, United States

Karina Vargas

Coordinator of Advocacy and Social Investment for Early Childhood

FEMSA Foundation

Mexico City, Mexico

Luis Donaldo Colosio Riojas


Monterrey Municipality

Monterrey, Mexico

Jorge Perez Jaramillo

Advisor of Government of Antioquia and Ex-Direct

Department of Planning of Medellin, Colombia

Medellin, Colombia

Maarten Loeffen


Royal Association Stadswerk The Netherlands

Nijmegen, Netherlands

Ines Palacios

Training & Professional Development Manager


Raleigh, United States

Fran Bergua

Head of the Urban Ecology and Circular Economy Department

Zaragoza City Council

Zaragoza, Spain

Luis Romahn


World Urban Parks

Merida, Mexico

Anupam Yog


The Big Sit

Singapore, Singapore

Manuela Lemos Peña

Research Coordinator of the General Directorate of Urban Anthropology

City of Buenos Aires Government

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Livia Alen

Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer


Federal District, Brazil

Martín Andrade

Executive Director

Corporación Ciudades

Santiago, Chile

Miguel Treviño


San Pedro Garza Garcia Municipality

San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico

Educational Sessions

More than 40 educational sessions with great national and international speakers

They will be the designated time for learning and training. Based on their area of specialization and topic of interest, the attendee will be able to select 1 of the 4 simultaneous educational sessions in which to participate.

- Check days and times of the sessions in our Final Program.

Fritz Bayong Momha

Director, Landscape Architect and Engineer, Balaz Studio - Cameroonian Landscape Engineers Association (CALEA)

Douala, Cameroon

Diego Magaña Rodriguez

Sustainable Urban Development, GIZ Mexico

Mexico City, México

Brenton Grear

Director, Green Adelaide at Department for Environment and Water

Adelaide, Australia

Gavin White

Director of Planning and Projects , Riverlife

Pittsburgh, United States

K. S. Jayachandran

Special Secretary (Environment & Forests), Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi

New Delhi, India

Nestor Acosta

Project Coordinator, Nomada Urban Studio

Juarez City, Mexico

Monica Pacheco

Director, Bosque de Chapultepec

Mexico City, Mexico

Fabian Petit

Regional Head of International Sales, Proludic

Turs, France

Ana Lorena Gonzalez Morales

DistritoTec Manager, Tecnologico de Monterrey

Monterrey, México

Luis Avila

Director, Como Vamos Nuevo Leon

Monterrey, Mexico

Tim Geyer

Service Manager, Urban Landscapes at Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council

Goulburn, Australia

Gabriela Muñoz Melendez

Professor and Researcher, The College of the North Border

Tijuana, Mexico

Auribel Villa Avendano

CiClim Advisor, GIZ Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

Tamaki Hosobuchi

Director, BankArt 1929

Yokohama, Japan

Joel Eliud Gonzalez Lomas

Coordinator of Projects, Gobierno de Monterrey

Monterrey, Mexico

Lilia Haua

Director, Pro Bosque de Chapultepec Trust

Mexico City, Mexico

Santiago Nicolas Lovecchio

Participation Coordinator of the General Directorate of Urban Anthropology, Secretariat of Urban Development

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Takuo Nagai

Structural Engineer , The University of Shiga Prefecture

Hikone, Japan

Blanca Duran

Director, District Recreation and Sports Institute

Bogotá, Colombia

Fiona Morrison

Director Open Space, Department of Planning and Environment

Sydney, Australia

Alejo Ciliberto

General Director of Registry of Works and Cadastre, Government of the City of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hamish Coates

Manager Future Design, The Greater Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust

Melbourne, Australia

Michael Boland

Chief Park Officer, The Presidio Trust

San Francisco, United States

Javier Leal

Department Head, IMPLANG

San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico

Jorge Garcia

Nursery Garden Manager, Private

Saltillo, Mexico

Jonathan Cha

Conseiller Principal en Aménagement, Société du parc Jean-Drapeau

Montreal, Canada

Jean-Marie Rogel

Master Plan project Manager, Metropole de Lyon

Lyon, France

Amber Smith

Accessibility and Inclusion Coordinator, Parks Victoria

Melbourne, Australia

José Giacoia Neto

International Business Manager for Latinoamerica, Rain Bird

Tucson, United States

Julia Bresee

Manager, Parks Canada

Ottawa, Canada

Carl McClean

International Development Manager, The Green Flag Award

London, United Kingdom

Andrea Lafond

CEO, Meewasin Valley Authority

Ottawa, Canada

Jose Nuñez

Project Operation, Appropriate Green Spaces Project

Culiacan, Mexico

Florencia Garza Gonzalez

CEO Founder , Nature Based Studio

Monterrey, Mexico

Scott Martin

Administrator, Chattanooga’s Department of Parks & Outdoors

Tennessee, United States

Ramya Khare

Fellow, Green Delhi Fellowship Program, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi

New Delhi, India

Thomas Perez-Vitoria

Deputy Head of the Urban Ecology Agency, City of Paris

Paris, France

Marian Stuiver

Head of Program, Green Cities

Wageningen, Netherlands

Anibal Del Olmo

General Director of Urban Anthropology, City of Buenos Aires Government

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Maria Zachariades

Co-chair, Older Adults, Wellbeing and Parks Committee

Edinburg, Scotland

Alberto Ipas Garros

Consultor, Ocio en Verde

Zaragoza, Spain

Itziar de Luisa

Executive President, ZEDEC Santa Fe Neighborhood Association

Mexico City, Mexico

Clare Johnston

Park Management Planner, Parks Victoria

Melbourne, Australia

Erin Lee

Founder, Mindful Moments

Singapur, Singapur

Alvaro Garcia Resta

Secretary of Urban Development, City of Buenos Aires Government

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Daniel Errazuriz Fantoni

Head of Urban Parks Unit, Ministry of Housing and Urbanism

Santiago, Chile

Roman Castañeda Vazquez

Professor and Consultant, Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations of the UANL and Climate Initiative of Mexico

San Nicolas de los Garza, Mexico

Ana Veronica de la Peña

Leader, Activacion Ciudadana

Monterrey, Mexico

Richard O’Byrne

Director, Richard O’Byrne Community Environment Planning

Melbourne, Australia

Eduardo Santillan

Manager of Research Projects, GIZ Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

Mariana Prone

Director of Parks, Consultant Parks of Argentina

Salta, Argentina

Masamichi Tamura

Co-Chair, World Urban Parks Ageing Wellbeing & Parks Committee

Tokyo, Japan

Phil Berczuk

Director, Steer Group

London, UK

Andrea Fuentes

National Responsible for the Urban Parks Construction Program, Ministry of Housing and Urbanism of Chile

Coyhaique, Chile

Anthony-Paul Diaz

Superintendent, Seattle Parks and Recreation

Seattle, United States

David Rojas

Consultant, World Health Organization

Colorado, United States

Laurel Carlton

Project Manager, Parks Canada

Ottawa, Canada

Lucia Corral

Director, Urbaneria

La Paz, Mexico

Nancy Goldenberg

President & CEO, Laurel Hill Cemetery

Philadelphia, United States

Cleark Villatoro

Administrator, Cuscatlán Park and Bicentenario Park

San Salvador, El Salvador

Anthea Dee

Community Health Coordinator, Parks Victoria

Melbourne, Australia

Lina Ojeda-Revah

Professor and Researcher, The College of the North Border

Tijuana, Mexico

Ariel Gonzalez

Assistant with Specialization in the Environmental Field, Municipal Planning Institute Los Cabos

Los Cabos, Mexico

Bishop Ngobeli

Conservation Manager, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo

Boksburg, South Africa

Phil Oster

Urban Forest Specialist, Auckland Council

Auckland, New Zealand

Carolin Hoffmann

Technical Advisor, GIZ Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

German Enriquez

Executive Director, San Pedro Parques

Monterrey, Mexico

Akiko Shintsubo

Founder, Yukashita Tsuchikaze

Kyoto, Japan

Mayu Ferrufino

Executive Director, FUNDAPARC

San Salvador, El Salvador

Miguel Mendoza

Director, Nomada Urban Studio

Juarez City, Mexico

Daiana Zamler

Leader of Research Project, CONICET-Universidad Abierta Interamericana (UAI)

Rosario, Argentina

Rodrigo Goes

Project Coordinator, Semeia Institute

São Paulo, Brazil

Luisa Fernanda Hernandez

Directora de Diseño e Innovación , Playclub

Leon, Mexico

Gary Daudlin

Cemeteries Management Lead, City of Calgary

Calgary, Canada

Tania Jaime de la Torre

Dispatch Manager, Leon Metropolitan Ecological Park

Leon, Mexico

Stephen Wolter

Executive Director, Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands

Bloomington, United States

Jesus Hernandez

Project Coordinator, Appropriate Green Spaces Project

Culiacan, Mexico

Sheryn Pitman

Project Lead Adelaide National Park City, Green Adelaide

Adelaide, Australia

Oswaldo Zurita

Founder and Director, Ecotono Urbano

Monterrey, Mexico

Alejandra Becerra

National Program Manager for the Improvement of Urban Parks, Ministry of Housing and Urbanism of Chile

Santiago, Chile

Jesus Aguirre

Chief Executive Officer, Waterloo Greenway

Austin, United States


The + 15 workshops will be held on November 14 and 15.

Meet the national and international professionals who will teach the great curricular and experiential workshops.

Leticia Lozano

Co-founder and Director, MACIA Estudio

Michelle Escobar

Consultant, Parques de Mexico Consulting

Lízbeth Zumárraga

Project Manager, Parques de Mexico Consulting

María Isabel Velázquez

CEO, Parques de Mexico Consulting

Jayne Miller

Founder & CEO, Jayne Miller Consulting

Ana María Barberena

Founder and CEO, Parque Arte

Conrado González Barajas

Ecosystem Management Coordinator, San Pedro Parques

María Fernanda Gandara Gil

Strategic Development Coordinator, San Pedro Parques

Melissa Fuentes Zuñiga

Ecology Coordinator, San Pedro Parques

Maricela Garza Peña

Visitor Service Coordinator, San Pedro Parques

Andrea Tamayo

Programming Coordinator, San Pedro Parques

Germán A. Enriquez Flores

Director, San Pedro Parques

Javier Leal

Department Head, IMPLANG

Luis Alvarez

Founder and Director, Hola Vecino

Lorena Vázquez Ordaz

Executive Director, Chipinque Ecological Park A.B.P.

Alejandra Castellanos

Senior Manager, Sales & Strategic Development of the Global Business Department, American Museum of Natural History New York

Joel Gonzalez

Coordinator of Projects, Monterrey Government

Erin Lee

Founder, Mindful Moments

Pablo Reyes

Director of Sustainable Mobility, Secretariat of Sustainable Urban Development

Mario Schjetnan

Director, Grupo de Diseño Urbano

Mindy Watts

Principal, Interface Studio

Cosijoopii Montero

Director, Extreme Reforestation, A.C.

Ana Hernandez

Leader of Projects, Government of Monterey

Jessica Salas

Project Designer, Government of Monterey

Eliud Nava

Director, Adolfo Prieto School

Lilia Haua

Director, Pro Bosque de Chapultepec Trust

Cesar Valtierra

Director of Administration and Support, San Pedro Parques

Ruben Martinez

Communication Coordinator, San Pedro Parques

Ana Lorena Gonzalez

Gerente, Distrito Tec

Carolina Leos

Project Leader, Distrito Tec

Clotilde Muñoz

Laboratory Head, Lidag

Giorgio Samaniego

Garden Supervisor, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Melissa Toussaint

Environments and Placemaking Coordinator, Distrito Tec

Paulina Quintero

Architecture Project Leader, Distrito Tec

Ramon Piña

Member of the Neighborhood Council, Distrito Tec

Fernando Villareal

Quality and Safety Coordinator, San Pedro Parques

Tania Jaime

Recreation Director, San Pedro Parques

Hugo Garza

Director de Cultura, Gobierno de Monterrey

Martha Sañudo

Secretary of Culture, San Pedro Garza Garcia

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