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A global approach to urbanism, land innovation, smart government and politics.
Pablo Sánchez Chillón, Lawyer with a solid background on Public Affairs, Urban Planning and Strategic Planning, Pablo is among the pioneers of the Smart Cities paradigm in Spain and Latin America. Regular conference speaker in international forums on innovation and urban matters (dozens of events), Pablo is co-founder and partner of Sánchez Chillón Abogados, a family run Law Firm based in Alicante, specialising on Urban Planning, new Government, Diplomacy, Public Affairs and Cities’ Innovation.
From may 2018 until june 2019, Pablo joined the Political Cabinet of the Mayor of Alicante City (Spain) as an special advisor to the Urban Planning Counselor and to the Mayor itself. During that period, Pablo has designed, launched and coordinated ‘Alicante Futura’, the governmental development strategy aiming to convert Alicante City in the capital of the brand new technological industry, the digital entrepreneurship and the new urban economy, with solid vision and pillars and an strong community’ sense of belonging. Alicante Futura is meant to be one of the leading policies of the Alicante Government for the upcoming years, and counts with the help and collaboration of local Universities, companies, institutions and NGO’s.
Pablo was co-founder and manager of Eolexcitylab (until 2017), a private Consultancy team of urban innovators, helping public and private players to foster innovative urban projects by focusing on Urban Planning, new Government, Diplomacy, Public Affairs and networks of excellence.
Co-founder and Director of the (Reputational) Think Tank Foro Global Territorio, deploying strategical thinking about reputation, brand and identity, Pablo has launched (2016) #GLOBALGOV, Aula de Gobierno, Relaciones Institucionales y Empresa, an independent forum and observatory around Goverment, Public Leadership & Institutional Relations.
Pablo is Chief Editor of Urban 360º, influential blog about Cities, writes about Government, Politics and Influence in Alicante Plaza and has been invited Lecturer at the Master of Advanced Tools for Sustainable Planning Università degli Studi di Sassari & Pontificia Universidad Católica Puerto Rico, among others.
In May 2017, Pablo launched 3 of the leading executive programs of Communications, Politics and Government (Master en Comunicación Política y Asuntos Públicos, Especialista Universitario en Comunicación Estratégica y Relaciones Institucionales & Especialista Universitario en Marketing Territorial y Político, by UMH/IMEP. The programs were canceled a year later due to technical reasons.
In 2016, Pablo joined EIC, International School of Communications & Public Affairs (Madrid) and ICEMD- ESIC (Institute for the Digital Economy) (Madrid) as a Faculty member. He has been an active member of the Steering Committee of the Smart City Exhibition Bolonia (Italia) and Advisor of the EU Project UrbanIxD and “My Neighbourhood Project”.
Pablo studied Law in Madrid (ICADE) & Rome (Luiss Guido Carli, international exchange) and has followed Post-Graduate Studies in Public Affairs and Public Advocay (PDAP – ICADE/ 2015) and has completed both Executive Degree Programs in Govermental & Administration (CADAP) and Urban Planning (FUNDESEM Business School).
Last, but not least, Pablo contributes to the Tech Magazine of Le Monde – IBM/ Planète Plus Intelligent, Smart Cities Portugal Magazine and UCLG (The Global Network of Cities, Local & Regional Governments), World Bank City Sense, El País – Planeta Futuro and Alicante Plaza/Plaza Group. He is the current manager of the influent Smart Cities LatAm Group in Linkedin, the biggest community of Smart City stakeholders in Latin America.
From 2012 to 2018 Pablo has been invited to give his keynotes and speeches at 5Plus City Forum (Paris),3Rd Low Carbon Earth Summit (Xian-China), Smart City Exhibition – Bologna (Italia), Smart City Expo World Congress – Barcelona, Thinking Capitals Congress – Elche ,Peripheria Final Conference/ Co-creation in Smart Cities – Forum PA (Roma), TrendSpain – Google España (Madrid), 3rd Low Carbon Earth Summit 2013 (Forum 7- Low Carbon Cities) Xi’an – China, Smart Cities Summit Chile, XIV Encuentro Iberoamericano de Ciudades Digitales en Quito, Smart Cities Summit Santiago de Chile –CEPAL/Fundación País Digital, Corredor Digital and PUCPR (Puerto Rico), Vienna Grows Smart Conference 2013, SCE Bologna 2013, City Sense by World Bank 2013 (Barcelona) and Smart City Expo Barcelona 2013, 24 Hours Around the World 2013 (Science Frontieres – Marsella 2013),Tecnología, Big Data y Sociedad – CIBBA (Madrid, Jan. 2014), Modena Digitale (Modena, Feb. 2014) and Human Smart Cities Conference (Lisboa, March 2014), XIV Forum Internacional Turismo Benidorm (Abril 2014), Murcia Smart City Conference (Junio 2014), II Forum Smart City Tarragona (Junio 2014), Live in a Living City Conference Paris (Junio 2014), Green Cities Forum (Málaga, Oct. 2014, International Safe Cities Conference (Madrid, 2014), Smart Travel Congress Portugal (Dec, 2014), Live in a Living City Conference Ed. Santander (Jan. 2015), Sabadell Smart Congress (Feb. 2015), Ovum Smart to Future Cities London (april 2015), Foro Ciudad Aeroportuaria Málaga – Foro ACAP (Marzo 2015), Foro Smart Cities ICEMD- ESIC (Junio 2015), Smart Travel Event Portugal (Dec. 2015), Foro de Abogados de Quito (January 2016), Encuentro Nacional de Cortes Judiciales (Ecuador, January 2016), TM Forum (Yinchuan- China, Sept. 2016), Foro Alicante Territorio Inteligente, ZOOM Smart Cities en Lisboa, (june 2017), among others.
Pablo is fluent in Spanish, English & Italian.