Exchanging ideas and finding solutions

The GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE is for those who enact change. For those who stop talking the talk and start walking the walk. Thought leaders, pioneers and decision-makers from government and businesses demonstrated that if we act now, together we will make an impact. Join our pioneering representatives and acclaimed speakers for keynotes, panel talks, deepdives and workshops via the streams below.

FORWARD THINKERS

Grazia VittadiniAirbus
CTO

Grazia was Executive Vice President and Head of Engineering of Airbus Defence and Space before she was becoming CTO in May of 2018. As such, she is a member of the Airbus Executive Committee, the first woman to be so appointed. Today she leads a transnational team that spans the globe with facilities in Europe, China, and the Americas that is leading the transformation to sustainable, electric, autonomous and zero-emission air transportation.

Boyan SlatOcean Cleanup
CEO

Edward leads Facebook’s Sustainability team, developing and executing Facebook’s approach to efficient and responsible business operations. Beyond operating responsibly, the team leads efforts to support global communities and make a positive impact on the world by minimizing Facebook’s energy, emissions and water impact, protecting workers and the environment in its supply chain, and partner with others to develop and share solutions for a more sustainable world.

Rebecca MarmotUnilever
CSO

She is responsible for driving through advocacy and partnerships, transformational change on priority areas of Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan: climate change and eliminating deforestation; sustainable agriculture & smallholder farmers; water, sanitation and hygiene; and opportunities for women.
Rebecca is a Non-Executive Director at WSUP – Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor.

Joschka FischerJoschka Fischer & Co.
Managing Director

“Companies and their CEOs need courage and perseverance in order to successfully lead the ecological transformation. They must be open to a radical change in mindset as well as a firm willingness to work together. Digital business models that want to have a future must not turn a blind eye to ecological questions. The ecological transformation is a generational question and a feat of strength, which politics and business can only tackle hand in hand.”

Ute KlamertUN World Food Programm
Director

Ms. Klamert brings to WFP over 28 years of experience in development cooperation, partnerships, resource mobilization, strategy and operations, including 15 years in senior leadership positions. She started her career in the legal department with GIZ in 1991 and has, among other posts, served as Regional Director for Southern Africa and for South East Asia as well as Director General for the South East Asia, Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean Department.

Gavin PattersonSalesforce International
President

Prior to Salesforce, Patterson served as Chief Executive of BT Group from 2013 to 2019. During his tenure at BT, he led the £15billion acquisition of EE, launched BT Sport, expanded BT’s cyber security practice and championed BT’s social purpose agenda. Prior to BT, Patterson spent four years at Virgin Media and nine years at Procter & Gamble. He graduated from Cambridge University with a Master of Engineering.

Johan RockströmPIK
Director

Johan is an internationally recognized scientist on global sustainability issues, where he led the development of the new Planetary Boundaries framework for human development in the current era of rapid global change. He is a leading scientist on global water resources, with about 25 years of experience from applied water research in tropical regions, and more than 100 research publications in fields ranging from applied land and water management to global sustainability.

Violetta BulcEuropean Union
Commissioner For Transport

An unconventional force in the EU Commission: Slovenian Violeta Bulc has shown that she is not impressed by impassability and has climbed the rungs into the Ministry of Transport without blinkers. From there she directs the EU’s fate in questions of mobility. Not only the networking of the different EU states is on her agenda, but also a completely new dramaturgy of means of transport. It integrates social aspects as well as sustainable demands.

H.R.H. HaakonNorway
Crown Prince Of Norway

“I am happy that Norway will be partner at the Greentec Festival in Berlin this year. The challenges to the environment and posed by climate change require that our society must go through a green shift. This will be demanding, but will also offer opportunities. Norwegian businesses already offer green solutions in a number of areas. I look forward to coming to Berlin in May.”

Richard LutzDeutsche Bahn
CEO

Dr. Richard Lutz has been Chairman of the Management Board of DB since March 2017. His special focus is on the transformation of DB, which he is driving forward together with his Management Board team. The goal is as clear as it is ambitious: to successfully lead Deutsche Bahn in all its facets and with all its advantages and opportunities into the future.

Kate BrandtGoogle
CSO

Kate Brandt leads sustainability across Google’s worldwide operations, products and supply chain, as well as coordinating with Google’s data centers, real estate, supply chain and product teams to ensure the company is capitalizing on opportunities to strategically advance sustainability and circular economy. Previously Kate served as the United States’ first Federal Chief Sustainability Officer, being responsible for promoting sustainability across Federal Government.

Peter VanackerNeste
CEO

“Companies and their CEOs need courage and perseverance in order to successfully lead the ecological transformation. They must be open to a radical change in mindset as well as a firm willingness to work together. Digital business models that want to have a future must not turn a blind eye to ecological questions. The ecological transformation is a generational question and a feat of strength, which politics and business can only tackle hand in hand.”

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Warm up – Making Techno with Robots

Thursday 17.09

Main Stage

09:30-10:00

Moritz Simon Geist is a performer, musicologist, and robotics engineer. He started because he wants to invent the future of electronic music – with robots! Each sound in his mind-blowing performances is played by robots. Small motors beat on metal, 3D-printed robo-kalimbas vibrate with deep bass sounds, salvaged parts from old hard drives click and cut. Over several years Moritz Simon Geist committed to build, tweak, test and play all of his DIY robotic instruments.

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Thought Leader – The green blockchain

Thursday 17.09

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10:50-11:00

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Panel Innovation – Stable, reliable and robust power supply

Thursday 17.09

Main Stage

11:00-11:20

Energy sources like solar, wind and geothermal systems have been around for years. But in order to accelerate broad adoption and thus maximizing its impact, we need innovative (digital) solutions. How we can get the most out of each energy source?

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Panel Impact – How about hydrogen?

Thursday 17.09

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11:20-11:40

Hydrogen and digitalization have the potential to disrupt the energy sector. What actions do energy players and regulators have to take to guarantee safe and efficient applications of hydrogen for the industry and households? When will it be possible to distribute energy across the board?

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Interview – Reversing climate change

Thursday 17.09

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11:40-11:50

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Thought Leader – Feeding the world in a climate-neutral way

Thursday 17.09

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11:50-12:00

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Panel Innovation – Food for the day after tomorrow

Thursday 17.09

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12:00-12:20

Our diet contributes significantly to climate change. This has been known for a long time, and for just as long we have alternatives available that both contribute to our health and protect the climate. What do we need to do to maximize the impact of these innovations and at the same time develop new innovative ideas. How can we reduce emissions by optimizing our protein consumption?

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Panel Impact – Using market share for responsibility

Thursday 17.09

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12:20-12:40

Feeding the world is one of the most complex and challenging issues of our time, let alone doing so in an as climate-neutral as possible way. How can we source new ideas, disrupting hunger and changing the world diet? How can we prevent food waste by extending the shelf life of food?

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Interview – 5G as enabler for sustainability: from logistic chains to smart farming

Thursday 17.09

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12:40-12:50

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Thought Leader – Expedition green mobility

Thursday 17.09

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12:50-01:00

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Panel Innovation – The CO2 neutral car

Thursday 17.09

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01:00-01:20

The automotive industry can play a leading role in the switch to more sustainability in the manufacturing industry. Both in terms of its own products and in terms of production processes and circular economy. Which green technologies, products and services will disrupt transportation?

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Panel Impact – Sustainable mobility from door to door

Thursday 17.09

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01:20-01:40

There are many concepts for the mobility of the future, but to have an impact, comprehensive, easily accessible and holistic solutions are needed. How can industry leaders work together to accelerate existing innovation? How we can connect individual and shared mobility to power the transportation of the future?

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Interview – The sustainable business case of flying

Thursday 17.09

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01:40-02:00

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Panel Innovation – How can money save the world?

Thursday 17.09

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02:00-02:20

Innovations need funding. But what is the best mix to fund sustainable ideas? How can start-ups and innovators turn their vision of a better world into reality with a mix of venture capital, microcredit and crowdfunding? Is microfinance the way to success and how can the demand for sustainable investment be met?

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Panel Impact – What is sustainable investment?

Thursday 17.09

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02:20-02:40

The financial sector must rethink its business practices. While turnover and profit have been decisive factors for investments in the past, corporate responsibility and sustainability will play an increasingly important role in the future. But how do market participants find the right metrics?

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Interview – Partnerships for Sustainable Solutions

Thursday 17.09

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02:40-02:50

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Goal #17 is the motto for an interview with Dr. Christian Deuringer. The world’s most urgent challenges are too big to be solved alone. Partnerships are a crucial approach in order to achieve the best possible outcome for sustainable solutions and to leverage impact and innovation.

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Interview – Platforms for good for sustainability

Thursday 17.09

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02:50-03:00

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Closing

Thursday 17.09

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03:00-03:05

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