TCI is developing a systematic database of speakers from our conferences in order to capture the quality of presentations given by speakers in the network. Here you can find out the best rated speakers so far.

Christoph Beer

Mundi consulting

Christoph works since more than 25 years in the field of innovation, clusters and technology transfer. Today he is active in the field of Consulting as well as an enterpreneur and member of...
Jacques Bersier


Since 2003, Prof. Bersier has been the deputy director of the « Haute école d’ingénierie et d’architecture de Fribourg » (HEIA-FR) member of the University of Applied Sciences of Western...

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Zbigniew Bochniarz


Zbigniew Bochniarz is Affiliated Professor at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington in Seattle. His academic interests focus on institutional analysis and design,...

United States
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Joep Brouwers

Brainport Development NV

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Mirte Cofino

Alterra Wageningen UR

Mirte Cofino has been a member of the Metropolitan Food Clusters (MFC) team of Alterra Wageningen UR since 2013. In this capacity, she worked on food related cluster projects in Mexico, China,...
Shawn Cunningham

Mesopartner PartG

Dr. Shawn Cunningham is a development consultant focused on ways to improve the performance and competitiveness of the private sector in developing countries, by combining a bottom-up perspective...
South Africa
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Merete Daniel Nielsen

Cluster Excellence Denmark

Master in political science. National expert on education, innovation, regional development and clusters having over 20 years of experience within the field at strategic, analytic and policy level...

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Enrique Diaz Moreno


Former Director General for Industry, Trade and Consumer Affairs of Navarre Region 2003-2007 term.

CEO Businessfokus. Associate Professor at Public University of Navarre....

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Vincent Dugre

Prologic enr.

With near 20 years of international trade experience, industry representation and collaborative projects development, Mr. Dugré has been working in the transport equipment industry since 2005,...

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Frank Eetgerink

Blue River Concepts

Frank works in the fields of agro & food and energy. Special interests in clustering of agro and food in metropolitan food clusters. Trying to understand the complex world of multiparty...
Michael Enright

Enright, Scott & Associates

Prof. Michael Enright, one of the founders of TCI, has been TCI Director and is now in the Board of Advisors. He became the Sun Hung Kai Professor of Business Administration at the University of...

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David Fernández Terreros

SPRI Basque Business Development Agency – Government of the Basque Country

SPRI is the business development agency created in 1981 by the Basque Government to provide back-up and services to Basque industry. SPRI is the parent of a group of companies which provide a...
Gloria Ferrer


International Development Professional with over seven years of experience in consulting for governments, private and public developers in Europe, Middle East, Latin America and Caribbean....

United States
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Ifor Ffowcs-Williams

Cluster Navigators Ltd

Ifor (E4) was a Founder of TCI, he has served as Chairman of TCI and is now a member of the Board of Advisors.
He is CEO of Cluster Navigators Ltd, New Zealand. Since establishing Cluster...

New Zealand
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Ibon Gil de San Vicente

Orkestra-Basque Institute of Competitiveness

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Andres Guimon


Andrés Guimón is a Senior Consultant at Competitiveness. In the last five years, Andrés has led Regional Competitiveness Programs in Brazil, Colombia and México working in cluster...
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Klaus Haasis

ask klaus! & Combine Innovation GmbH

Since October 2007, Klaus Haasis is member of the Board of Directors of TCI and Secretary since the TCI Conference in Auckland 2011. Klaus Haasis is a certified Coach and Counsellor with degrees...

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Simone Hagenauer

ecoplus.The Business Agency of Lower Austria ltd.

Simone Hagenauer holds a master degree in Law from Karl-Frarzens University Graz/Austria and specialised in European common law and environmental law. Since 2003 project manager at Ecoplus, she...

Ulrich Harmes-Liedtke

Mesopartner PartG

Economist, PhD, Partner of Mesopartner ParG: Fourteen years experience in research and consultancy on cluster promotion and Local Economic Development in Europe and Latin America. Main focus of...
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John Hobbs

Cork Institute Of Technology

Dr John Hobbs is a Senior Lecturer in Economics in the Department of Management and Enterprise in the Cork Institute of Technology. His research interests include regional competitiveness, cluster...

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