Keynote Series

Ideas and inspirations from industry visionaries and innovation experts

ABX and IWBC are proud to announce a series of four keynote speakers who will bring innovation and thought-provoking content on both virtual show days. 

Bringing insight on key industry themes and challenges, each speaker is an industry visionary who is well known for their widely-respected accomplishments.   

Open to all registered attendees and exhibitors. Make plans to watch and listen to their fascinating and powerful messages. 

Dec. 2 | 8:30 am - 9:30 am ET

Gernot Strube

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company 

Gernot advises clients in the infrastructure, real estate, and construction sectors on digital transformations, operational strategy, and performance improvement. 
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Dec. 2 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

Karim Khalifa

Director, Buildings Innovation, Sidewalk Labs

Karim is Director of Building Innovations for Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company that reimagines cities to improve quality of life.
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Dec. 3 | 8:30 am - 9:30 am ET

Mark Farmer

Founding Director & CEO, Cast - A Real Estate & Construction  Consultancy

Mark has 30 years’ experience in construction and real estate and is a recognised international commentator on a variety of industry and policy related issues. 
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Dec. 3 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

John Klein

CEO, Generate

John Klein is the CEO of Generate, a company committed to the sustainable development of cities and to the digitalization of the AEC industry. 
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