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The Future of Cities Summit | 2nd Edition

October 17, 2023 @ 09:00 - 17:00

The British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and the British Embassy in Lisbon /UK’s Department for Business and Trade, are delighted to invite you to attend our upcoming The Future of Cities Summit, bringing together leaders, innovators, and experts from various industries to discuss the challenges and opportunities of urban transformation and share ideas about how to build smarter, more sustainable cities for the future.

For this 2nd Edition we will deep-dive into some of the challenges cities are facing and discuss how we can bring all stakeholders together to work towards cities that flourish as centers of opportunity, of innovation, and of economic growth, while also celebrating diversity, inclusiveness, and equity to all.


9:00 – 9:30 Check-in

9.30 – 9.40 Welcome by Dr. Amilcar Lourenço, Administrador Santander

9.40 – 9.50 Opening session by HM Ambassador, Mr. Chris Sainty

9.5 – 10.10 Keynote 01: What exactly is a city? Why are they vital to the well being of human life? Miguel J. Martins, Miguel J. Martins Advisors

10.10 -10.30 Keynote 02: Restructuring/Retrofitting the city
Billy Cobbett, Freelance advisor: urban development

10.30 – 11.30 PANEL 1 – Restructuring
Moderated by: Howard Brookman, BloombergNEF Relationship Manager, Iberia & Italy

– Future-proofing the city – Miguel Barbas, Development Director Norfin Group
– Sustainable urban planning and Urban liveability – Margarida Ordaz Caldeira, Chair of the EMEA Board at Broadway Malyan
– Sustainable design and form – Maria Sacadura Botte, Head of Project & Development Services and Sustainability at JLL
– Green Financing – Cristina Melo Antunes, Santander

11.30-11.45 Coffee-break

11.45-12.45 PANEL 2 – Innovating
Moderated by: Miguel Alves Agostinho, FMHOUSE | EuroFM | APFacility Management

New construction methods – TBC
New Materials – Carlos Duarte, Executive Diretor Amorim Cork Composites
Urban farming – José Ruivo, CEO, Noocity
Regeneration – Luís Roberto, Corporate Sustainability, ESG & Regeneration Expert

12.45-14.15 LUNCH



14.15 – 14-35 Keynote Speaker 3: Energy Transition / New generation technologies
Andy Brown OBE, ex CEO Galp, Board member Orsted and Energy Institute

14.35m – 16.00 PANEL 3 –  Energy
Moderated by:
Pedro Amaral Jorge, Presidente da Direção da Associação Portuguesa de Energias Renováveis (APREN)

– Carbon management: reduce, replace and offset – Paulo Santos, Diretor de Sustentabilidade e Mobilidade ADENE
– Renewable and the energy matrix / Energy communities and off-grid  – Michael Pinto, CEO & Cofounder at Cleanwatts (tbc)
– Mobility – Teresa Ponce de Leão, president LNEG and President Portuguese Association for Electric Vehicles
– Solar heat and power – Miguel Matias, Naked Energy
– Financing the transition – Francesc Filiberto, Head of Solar Development, Glennmont Partners

16.00 – 16.20 Keynote Speaker: What’s Next in the green energy agenda? (tbc)

16.20 – 16.30CLOSING
Rui Almeida, BPCC/ Grupo MONERIS

RSVP: 13th October via this link for info and “REGISTER”


October 17, 2023
09:00 - 17:00


Auditório Centro Santander
R. Mesquita 6,
Lisboa, 1070-238 Portugal
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Helena Fernandes
(+351) 213 942 020