Conference

SETTING THE STAGE FOR GREEN SUCCESSMESSE BERLIN 16 – 17 MAY 2024

CONFERENCE PROGRAM 2024

10:00

20'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Grand Opening Ceremony – Greentech Festival Conference

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

10:00-10:20

In the grand opening ceremony of the Greentech Festival 2024, we will launch discussions off with positivity, a few celebrity surprises and deep insights into the future of sustainable business. To build a better world we need brave voices calling for change and leaders willing to take risks in order to build incredible visions. ‘Business as usual’ is dead and in our new world, sustainability has become synonymous with success and the market, customers and investors will reward those who stand behind inclusive, sustainable and ethical values. How do we start this journey today, how to we measure success and how do we communicate the small and big wins along the way. Let’s start the conversation, unafraid and open to great possibilities.

SPEAKERS


Gillord Pisas (HOST) MC/Host

Festival Host

Nico Rosberg Sustainability entrepreneur & co-founder
GREENTECH FESTIVAL

Speaker : Opening Ceremony

Steffi Lemke Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection

Speaker : Opening Remarks

10:20

40'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


What is a ‘just and equitable’ transition away from fossil fuels?

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

10:20-11:00

Many spectators see COP28’s inclusion of a the wording “transitioning away from fossil fuels in energy systems, in a just, orderly and equitable manner” as a large concession to the oil industry. At the same time, our entire global supply chains and food systems rest on fossil fuel energy in order to sustain trade and food security. How do we make a “just and equitable transition” that is fast enough to save the planet without leaving anybody behind?

SPEAKERS


Sandrine Dixson-Declève Co-President
The Club of Rome

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Anders Levermann Head of Research Department
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Fatou Jeng Climate Advisor to the UN Secretary General and Project Manager
Future Generations Tribunal

Panelist : Panel Discussion

10:50

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


AI & Data-driven sustainability: can we upgrade industry at speed?

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

10:50-11:20

‘You can’t improve what you can’t measure’ goes the old management adage and in the era of connected systems, big data and AI, this saying couldn’t be more true. Yet are we going to fall into the same traps as we did at the beginning of the IoT revolution where lack of investment in infrastructure, lack of interoperability and lack of long-term strategy has held up efficiency gains. So what do we need in place, politically and in our businesses to leverage data and AI for the good of the planet?

SPEAKERS


Franziska Brantner Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Annika Hauptvogel Global Head of Technology and Innovation Management
Siemens AG

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Karl Haeusgen President
VDMA

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Sebastian Weber Chief Information Officer
E.ON SE

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Luca Caracciolo Editorial Director
t3n & MIT Technology Review

Moderator : Panel Discussion

11:20

40'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


How do we fight Greenwashing?

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

11:20-12:00

 “Get your green advantage today” claimed the title of recent keynote from a major consulting company. And what were the incentives?: unlock new markets, loyal customers and investors, and attract the brightest young recruits. Little wonder that sustainability marketing is a hotbed for exaggeration, vague promises or even all-out deception. Yet anybody who’s witnessed a customer/investor backlash over greenwashing knows the high price to pay for straying in those murky waters. So, how can we fight the good fight against greenwashing, and what can we all do today to make sure they we don’t end up becoming greenwashers ourselves?

SPEAKERS


Céline Flores Willers Founder & CEO
The People Branding Company

Speaker : Keynote Speech/ Panel Discussion

Tilo Bonow Founder & CEO
PIABO GmbH

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Heiko Dünkel Head of Team Litigation
Federation of German Consumer Organisations vzbv

Panelist : Panel Discussion

12:00

15'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Sahra Wagenknecht: Gesellschaftliche Akzeptanz und Wirtschaftspolitik in der Klimakrise

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

12:00-12:15

SPEAKERS


Sahra Wagenknecht Party Leader
BSW

Speaker : Keynote Speech

12:15

15'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Creative Session – The Weather Kids Project

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

12:15-12:30

SPEAKERS


Boaz Paldi Chief Creative Officer
United Nations Development Programme

Speaker : Keynote Speech

12:30

1h 00'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Networking lunch break

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

12:30-13:30

13:30

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


AI for the common good

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

13:30-14:00

A lot of focus is given to data and AI-driven efficiencies that reduce costs and emissions for business, but what about AI solutions that support customers to choose more sustainable options. Leaders in AI and data are showing us the often all that’s needed is a smart system, that offers people a sustainable choice, and the breakthroughs and impact that follows can be staggering. Come and engage with the frontiers of customer-centric AI and let’s put tech to work for the common.

SPEAKERS


Anna Jasper-Martens CEO
E.ON Energy Infrastructure Solutions

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Adam Elman Head of Sustainability, EMEA
Google

Panelist : Panel Discussion

14:00

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Cultivating Community and Mobilising Environmental Action Through Technology and Culture

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

14:00-14:30

How we live is personal. It’s what we eat, the clothes we wear, and the products we buy. Increasingly, sustainability is becoming everyone’s business and personal choices are reshaping entire markets. With the way we eat, live and play changing so fundamentally, what should brands be doing to orient themselves, what role can communication play in reshaping behaviors, attitudes and visions, and how are technology and innovation driving change?

SPEAKERS


Maya Leinenbach Vegan Food Creator
Fitgreenmind GmbH

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Arizona Muse Model, Activist and Founder
DIRT Charity

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Kiro Reich Partner
VentureRock

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Antoinette Taus Actor and Climate Activist

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Fiona Fussi Actress and Creator

Moderator : Panel Discussion

14:30

15'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Fit to Print?: Balancing Hope and Urgency in Climate Journalism

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

14:30-14:45

Daily we’re bombarded with negative press about the state of the climate: the ice caps are melting, ecosystems are collapsing, climate conflict and migration are raging and meanwhile business seems to continues as usual. The media has a duty to report the facts, but if factual reporting causes widespread apathy and disengagement around climate change, then aren’t we doing more harm than good? So how do we strike the balance between the pressure and urgency needed to spark action with narratives of hope and human resilience that will keep fighting for change in the decades to come?

SPEAKERS


Stephen Dunbar-Johnson President, International
New York Times

Speaker : Fireside Chat

Dale Rickert Head of Product
GREENTECH FESTIVAL

Moderator : Fireside Chat

15:00

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Smart Cities, Green Buildings, Infrastructure

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

15:00-15:30

Our built world and the structures and designs we interact with every day hold the potential to be some of sustainability’s most universal, yet deeply personal touchpoints. What considerations need to be made when we design, architect and engineer these spaces? How should we be developing transport and mobility networks so that they democratic and accessible to all? Discover a new perspective on our urban world and see how sustainable principles and technology can drive creativity, easy connection, health and prosperity.

SPEAKERS


Christian Feuerherd CEO
Vattenfall Wärme Berlin AG

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Martin Baier Global Head of Sustainability
Siemens Smart Infrastructure

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Steffen Szeidl CEO
Drees & Sommer SE

Moderator : Panel Discussion

15:30

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


CSOs, sustainability managers and everything in between: what’s in a role?

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

15:30-16:00

While the job titles around sustainability may seem self-explainitory, the role is anything but. Firstly, success in this function requires winning over stakeholders across the company hierarchy while building partnerships, and collaborations beyond the company that will lead to lasting impact. Secondly, there’s no simple guidebook as every sustainability manager’s role must be aligned to their unique business environment, company culture and values. How can we get the most out of managing sustainability and turn a complex role into a dynamo for success?

SPEAKERS


Gabriele Haessig Managing Director Communications & Sustainability P&G DACH
Procter & Gamble

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Katrin Habenschaden CSO
Deutsche Bahn

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Michaela Thiel Head of Sustainability
Körber Group

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Philip Lettmann CEO
Dr. Hauschka/WALA Heilmittel

Moderator : Panel Discussion

16:00

15'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Green Policies that Leave Nobody Behind?

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

16:00-16:15

SPEAKERS


Ricarda Lang

Ricarda Lang Party Leader
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

Speaker : Keynote Speech

16:15

35'

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Carbon Capture: Path to Net-Zero or License to pollute?

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

16:15-16:50

What’s the role of carbon capture and utilisation/storage technologies in our #MissiontoNetZero future? Is it just another “license to pollute” or a viable path to a greener future? What are potential benefits and drawbacks of carbon capture technologies and their place in the broader landscape of climate change mitigation strategies?

SPEAKERS


Achim Wambach President
ZEW - Leibniz-Centre for European Economic Research

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Claudia Kemfert Head of Energy, Transport & Environment
DIW

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Martin Kaiser Executive Director
Greenpeace Germany

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Chris Davies Director
CCS Europe

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Johanna Puetz Managing Director & Partner
BCG

Moderator : Panel Discussion

17:00

30'

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Moving the right way

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

17:00-17:30

For people and goods, mobility has transformed the once slow transport market into a fast-paced wild west, where those who merge things and data into great services win. However, not all technologies were born equal and the logic that competition leads to efficient and sustainability does not always hold true. Whether you’re moved by future technologies, sleek algorithms, fast cars or sustainable rail, “Moving the right way” will show you how to link great services to sustainable success.

SPEAKERS


Daniela Gerd tom Markotten Member of the Management Board for Digitalization & Technology
Deutsche Bahn AG

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Jure Mikolčić Executive Vice President and CEO Germany Division of Stadler Rail
Stadler

Panelist : Panel Discussion

17:30

20'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Handelsblatt Conference Wrap-up: Fighting fraud in carbon credit markets with AI

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

17:30-17:50

SPEAKERS


Rachel Ross Forest Carbon Scientist
Renoster

Speaker : Fireside Chat

Larissa Holzki Teamlead AI
Handelsblatt

Moderator : Fireside Chat

17:50

10'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Handelsblatt Conference Wrap-up: Closing Keynote – Climate Intervention!

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

17:50-18:00

SPEAKERS


Ayisha Siddiqa

Speaker : Closing Keynote

10:30

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Stay cool: 3D printed parts in chiller design let efficiency explode

Thursday 16.05

Solution Stage

10:30-11:00

A chiller, that cools air using air. It can’t be done? Oh yes it can! Challenge accepted: Clean-Tech-Company justairtech develops higher efficient cooling system with EOS 3D printing Technology. Five times more efficiently and with eighty percent lower electricity consumption. In this talk, you will learn how the innovative capabilities of additive manufacturing are helping to unlock its full potential by enabling disruptive system designs and make a significant contribution to sustainability.

SPEAKERS


Tina Schlingmann Regional Director EMEA
EOS GmbH

Speaker

Holger Sedlak CTO
justairtech GmbH

Speaker

11:00

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Greentech meets Construction & Real Estate: Mit Technologie und Digitalisierung zu mehr Nachhaltigkeit in der Bau- und Immobilienwirtschaft

Thursday 16.05

Solution Stage

11:00-11:30

SPEAKERS


Martin Pietzonka Head of Innovation Services, Startup Hub Berlin
Drees & Sommer

Moderator : Panel Discussion

11:30

45'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Scope 3: Building collaboration and leveraging technology for rapid implementation in global supply chains

Thursday 16.05

Solution Stage

11:30-12:15

As scope 3 requirements are complex, hard to measure, overly technical and reliant on third parties, international businesses can be tempted to relegate scope 3 emissions as “outside our control”. Yet if the private sector gets serious about protecting the people and the planet for a shared prosperity, then we must find ways to collaborate, capacitate and create market incentives for Scope 3 solutions across global value chains. Doing so will require global dialogue, rights based and technology-driven transparency, and champions in business. Come and join the discussion as we build a better understanding of ethical business models and what value-chain compliance with impact means for the private sector at large.

SPEAKERS


Sarah Bel Senior External Relations Director
UNDP

Moderator : Panel Discussion

12:30

1h 00'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Networking Lunch Break

Thursday 16.05

Solution Stage

12:30-13:30

13:30

1h 00'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Who do we blame: are consumers, government or airlines holding back sustainable air transport?

Thursday 16.05

Solution Stage

13:30-14:30

Flying continues to sit in the ‘too hard basket’ when it comes to large-scale decarbonisation. While investments in Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) and innovative electric propulsion solutions continue to grow, the mainstay of sustainability efforts for the foreseeable future will be depending on offsetting, an area where consumer trust and efficacy remains questionable. In light of these stalling developments, who’s holding back development and how can we overcome slow progress in sustainable aviation to keep on flying?

SPEAKERS


Caroline Drischel Head of Corporate Responsibility
Lufthansa Group

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Todd Smith Co-founder
Safe Landing

Panelist : Panel Discussion

15:00

1h 00'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Forget killer robots: Is AI already destroying our planet?

Thursday 16.05

Solution Stage

15:00-16:00

Has it all just become too easy?: write me a text, explain NFTs, create a logo for my new company. Yet as soon as those AI servers start whirring into action, they take an unmeasured toll on our environment. Far from genius, neuroscientists have calculated that solving problems with AI is 1000x less energy efficient than the human mind. Predictions are that AI use will cause the IT sector to double its emissions by 2030 eclipsing both the shipping and airline industries. Whether it’s green servers, efficient models or regulation, a solution must be found to the growing problem of AI-based climate damage.

SPEAKERS


Lars Kuba VP and Director Data Centre Facility Business
HUAWEI Technologies Deutschland

Panelist : Panel Discussion

16:00

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


GDM.KLIMASTEIN – Reductions of heat islands and fluddings through proactive pavements

Thursday 16.05

Solution Stage

16:00-16:30

Cities and municipalities are increasingly struggling with heavy rainfall and flooding due to climate change. Many cities are too densely built-up and the sealed surface area is correspondingly high. A new approach to water and land management is becoming increasingly important for urban planners and local authorities in order to manage the explosive mix of flooding and overheating. We have a clear position on this: how can permeable paving stones support the transformation of cities?

SPEAKERS


Carsten Dierkes Head of Research and Development
GODELMAN

Speaker

17:00

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Kieback und Peter

Thursday 16.05

Solution Stage

17:00-17:30

SPEAKERS


Fenja Zwisele Marketing & Communications Officer
Kieback&Peter

Speaker

17:30

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


WWF

Thursday 16.05

Solution Stage

17:30-18:00

10:30

1h 00'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


The UN World Food Programme’s Climate X Hunger Pitch Slam: Innovating for a World without Hunger

Thursday 16.05

Deepdive Stage

10:30-11:30

We are experiencing a global food crisis of unprecedented proportions; one driving millions to the brink of starvation. The ongoing climate emergency is a key driver, contributing to deeper vulnerabilities and undermining our ability to live in a world without hunger. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator identifies, supports and scales high-impact innovations to assist people in the most vulnerable and fragile contexts. Witness four innovators from WFP’s innovation portfolio pitch their green solutions to feed the world. Our expert panel and the event audience will vote one of those pitchers to the Green Startup Slam Final to compete against the brightest startups and ideas from other GreenTech Festival Start-Up Slams.

SPEAKERS


Bernhard Kowatsch Head of WFP Innovation Accelerator
UN World Food Programme

Speaker : Opening Remarks

11:30

1h 00'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


The Circular Economy in Practice

Thursday 16.05

Deepdive Stage

11:30-12:30

There’s a lot of talk of moving towards circular business models, yet in terms of true circularity, most of these projects remain purely theoretical. If achieved the benefits are multiple: decreased material and transport costs, lower energy consumption, less emissions and a competitive advantage on the market. What examples exist on the market of companies who have truly ‘gone circular’? What can we learn from them, how should we get started?

SPEAKERS


Anders Jepsen Co-Founder
NORNORM

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Marie Jacobs Global Sustainability Lead
Stadler

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Ghislain Irakoze Founder and CEO
Wastezon

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Marcin Jedrzejewski Partner and Associate Director
Boston Consulting Group

Panelist : Panel Discussion

12:30

1h 00'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Networking Lunch Break

Thursday 16.05

Deepdive Stage

12:30-13:30

13:30

45'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Supply-chain, circularity, and net-zero industries

Thursday 16.05

Deepdive Stage

13:30-14:15

Systems and cycles in nature offer a perfect example for better practices and processes for humans: Natural balance of the intake and outtake of energy in a system, the replacement or regeneration of resources, positive feedback loops that support integrity and stability. How can we produce such systems in our transport, freight and production networks? How can we measure and provide real-time feedback so we track and improve our performance? Come and learn from best-in-class examples as we use technology to bring ourselves back from the brink.

SPEAKERS


Stefan Klostermann Chief Commercial Officer
momox SE

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Nicole Quijano-Evans Deputy Head Environment team
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Toussaint Wattinne Co-Founder and CEO
Upway

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Kamal Charafeddine Director
AUDI AG

Panelist : Panel Discussion

14:15

1h 00'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Green Startup Slam

Thursday 16.05

Deepdive Stage

14:15-15:15

One lucky startup will be chosen to pitch in front of the entire GTF Conference audience on our main stage on the 17th! You will get the chance to pitch to our audience of VCs, corporate leaders and decision-makers. Don’t miss this opportunity to reach our live audience as you make your impact in 2024.

SPEAKERS


Michael Mueller CTO & co-founder
re:cinq

Speaker : Startup Pitch

Thomas Logisch Founder & CEO
enteron solutions GmbH

Speaker : Startup Pitch

Emil Pettersen Founder
Reparell AB

Speaker : Startup Pitch

Fabian Sperling Co-Founder
Carbonsate

Speaker : Startup Pitch

15:15

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Can the meat and dairy industry be sustainable?

Thursday 16.05

Deepdive Stage

15:15-15:45

As we all know, meat and dairy is one of the main causes of greenhouse emissions which accounts for at-least 14.5% globally! However, with todays innovative approaches and technological advancements, there is potential for these industries to become more sustainable. Will adopting methods like regenerative agriculture and using new tech like seaweed supplements for cows turn the tide on a dirty industry while allowing customers to have free choice?

SPEAKERS


Cora Taylor Business Developer
Volta Greentech

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Thomas Dosch Head of public affairs
Tönnies Central Services GmbH & Co.KG.

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Gerrit Feuerriegel Founder
Bioshyft GmbH

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Sandra Wilde Vice President F&D
Formo

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Lukas Neuß Co-Founder
KitchenTown Berlin

Moderator : Panel Discussion

15:45

1h 00'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Green Startup Slam

Thursday 16.05

Deepdive Stage

15:45-16:45

One lucky startup will be chosen to pitch in front of the entire GTF Conference audience on our main stage on the 17th! You will get the chance to pitch to our audience of VCs, corporate leaders and decision-makers. Don’t miss this opportunity to reach our live audience as you make your impact in 2024.

SPEAKERS


Vikas Garg Founder and CEO
abillion

Speaker : Startup Slam

Mashrur H. Shurid President & CEO
IPAGE GLOBAL INC.

Speaker : Startup Slam

Mmakwena Moesi CEO
Viva Organica

Speaker : Startup Slam

Adrian Wons Founder & CEO
Senken

Speaker : Startup Slam

Patrick Schnitzler Co-Founder
Klima&So

Speaker : Startup Slam

10:20

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Green Startup Slam

Friday 17.05

Main Stage

10:20-10:50

One lucky startup from each startup slam from the solution stages will be chosen to pitch in front of the entire GTF Conference audience on our main stage on the 17th! You will get the chance to pitch to our audience of VCs, corporate leaders and decision-makers. Don’t miss this opportunity to reach our live audience as you make your impact in 2024.

SPEAKERS


Gillord Pisas (HOST) MC/Host

Moderator : Startup Slam

10:50

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Is HR-leadership the key to sustainable transformation?

Friday 17.05

Main Stage

10:50-11:20

It’s often said that “culture eats strategy for breakfast”. This couldn’t be more true than in corporate sustainability programmes. A strategy could be followed today, tomorrow and might even last till next year, but culture underlies our behaviours and choices and is there for the long haul. Once in place, a sustainability culture will create space for diversity, inclusion, empowerment and employee engagement ideally making your company choose the ethical and sustainable route by default. Come and find out how HR-excellence can help curate a future-driven culture in your organisation.

SPEAKERS


Claudia Rautenberg Vice President HR Management Executives, Employer Branding & Talentmanagement
Lufthansa Group

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Sylvie Nicol Executive Vice President Human Resources, Infrastructure and Sustainability
Henkel

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Isabel Gebien Founder & Podcast-Host
Equality 365

Moderator : Panel Discussion

11:30

20'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Northvolt Giga Factory Drei – Real jobs for the Green Economy?

Friday 17.05

Main Stage

11:30-11:50

In the current political climate it’s all too easy to be swept away by calls to scale back green regulations and tariffs. “Sustainability shouldn’t cost us the earth” is the catchcry of many pundits. While transitions are never easy and there will always be winners and losers, we must look at the big picture and weigh up the opportunities that lie in large infrastructure projects and high-tech manufacturing for future generations of workers. Come and find out how projects such as the planned Northvolt Battery Project in Schleswig-Holstein are impacting local economies, politics and communities.

SPEAKERS


Daniel Günther Minister President
Schleswig-Holstein

Panelist : Panel Discussion

11:50

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Should we ban advertising on high-carbon products?

Friday 17.05

Main Stage

11:50-12:20

From tobacco, to alcohol and guns, we’ve seen countless examples of advertising bans dramatically shifting consumer preferences and behaviour. What if we were to apply this principle to high-carbon or polluting products such as fossil fuels, combustion cars, dairy and meat? Could this create the quantum leap that we need to make polluting products unsexy and usher in an era of sustainable and ethical consumerism?

SPEAKERS


Katja Heintschel von Heinegg Director
ZAW and Deutscher Werberat

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Andrew Simms Author: Badvertising: Polluting our Minds and Fuelling Climate Chaos & Co-director
New Weather Institute

Panelist : Panel Discussion

13:00

1h 00'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Networking lunch break

Friday 17.05

Main Stage

13:00-14:00

14:00

45'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Geschichten verändern die Welt! Film als Treiber gesellschaftlichen Wandels

Friday 17.05

Main Stage

14:00-14:45

Die Superpower, die Filmschaffende haben, nämlich eine wirksame Geschichte zu erzählen, die viele Menschen erreicht und berührt, ist eine der größten Kräfte, die wir im Kampf für den Erhalt unserer Lebensgrundlagen mobilisieren können. Filme und Serien können Fenster im Kopf öffnen und Möglichkeitsräume für die Zukunft schaffen. Das ist es, was uns häufig fehlt: die Vorstellung davon, was wir zu gewinnen haben, wenn die sozial-ökologische Transformation gelingt. Filme prägen diese Vorstellungskraft.

SPEAKERS


Maja Göpel Managing Director
Global Eco Transition GmbH

Speakers : Keynote Speech/ Panel Discussion

Nicole Zabel-Wasmuth Co-Founder
PlanetNarratives

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Katharina van Bronswijk Psychologist
Psychologists/Psychotherapists for Future e.V.

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Lars Jessen Writer & Director
Planet Narratives

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Nina Eichinger Journalist and Presenter
Nina Eichinger

Moderator : Panel Discussion

14:45

15'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Wake-up Keynote

Friday 17.05

Main Stage

14:45-15:00

SPEAKERS


Carlo Ratti Professor
MIT's Senseable City Lab

Speaker : Keynote Speech

15:10

10'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Living on wind and sunlight: How to digitise the energy industry and build the next trillion-dollar company

Friday 17.05

Main Stage

15:10-15:20

SPEAKERS


Philipp Schröder CEO & Co-Founder
1KOMMA5°

Speaker : Keynote Speech

16:00

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Feeding the Planet: Will Foodtech Save Us?

Friday 17.05

Main Stage

16:00-16:30

It’s the perfect storm: growing populations, accelerating meat consumption, over-farming and land degradation and all this in a world where food production already represents 20% of the global GHG emission. Will Foodtech and high-tech agricultural science really save us? Can we really have our cake and eat it too by producing large food at scale in a way that is still good for the planet? In this panel, leading experts will discuss what Food Tech can and can’t do in reshaping the way we eat, grow and produce food on a climate-affected planet.

SPEAKERS


Melanie Bausen-Wiens SVP Regulatory, Sustainability & Public Affairs
BASF

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Bernhard Kowatsch Head of WFP Innovation Accelerator
UN World Food Programme

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Deanna Kovar President, Worldwide Agricultural & Turf Division Small Ag & Turf, Regions 1 & 2
Deere & Company

Panelist : Panel Discussion

16:30

20'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Hydrogen, heavy industry and the new energy economy

Friday 17.05

Main Stage

16:30-16:50

We are sitting on the cusp of a revolution. The technology is ready, policies are falling into place and industry is hungry to move to energy sources that are local, sustainable and clean. Hydrogen and replacement fuels hold great promise, however, what’s going to be needed to drive the energy transition and make them perform at scale? Find out what businesses are leading the race, how industry can get involved, and which companies are pushing the boundaries in adopting hydrogen in their daily operations?

SPEAKERS


Philipp Glonner Co-Founder & CEO
ARTHUR BUS

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Joel Vogl CEO & Co-Founder
Infener

Panelist : Panel Discussion

16:50

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


How can we make the ‘polluters pay principle’ apply to the rich?

Friday 17.05

Main Stage

16:50-17:20

It’s a simple idea at the core of EU environmental policy: those responsible for environmental damage should bear the financial burden. But what challenge lies in compelling high-income individuals to bear the price for their carbon footprint? What’s the role of taxes, regulations and incentives in changing the dynamics of the wealth-carbon debate without destabilising the system or creating further division.

SPEAKERS


Sebastian Klein Spokesperson taxmenow

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Andy Mayer COO & Energy Analyst
Institute of Economic Affairs

Panelist : Panel Discussion

10:30

30'

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Ionity

Friday 17.05

Solution Stage

10:30-11:00

SPEAKERS


Michael Hajesch CEO
Ionity

Speaker

11:30

1h 00'

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MHP

Friday 17.05

Solution Stage

11:30-12:30

12:30

30'

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gridX

Friday 17.05

Solution Stage

12:30-13:00

14:00

30'

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Sustainability and sport: change the game, change the world

Friday 17.05

Solution Stage

14:00-14:30

Sport has the power to galvanise and inspire people to push their limits in every aspects of life. It’s now time to use this lever to save our planet. From Jesse Owens to Muhammad Ali, great athletes have always been able to carry strong messages and become bigger than the sport they play. So, will sustainability become the next great fight championed by athletes and sporting teams alike?

SPEAKERS


Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky Motorsport Racing Driver & Extreme E World Champion 2023
Rosberg X Racing

Panelist : Panel Discussion

15:00

30'

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Sustainable Marketing: Time to talk about the real costs of advertising

Friday 17.05

Solution Stage

15:00-15:30

Has marketing become too easy? Online, it takes 20 minutes to set up a massive global campaign targeting your audience down to the finest detail. Yet once those algorithms start to work, an often uncounted toll is exacted on our climate. In all our talk of KPIs, ROIs and impact, is it time we start addressing the climate costs of our advertising choices? So, what holistic metrics should we be using to define sustainable marketing, and what should be done to maximise our reach but minimise our environmental impacts?

15:30

30'

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EIT Manufacturing

Friday 17.05

Solution Stage

15:30-16:00

16:30

1h 00'

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Rescued from Outer Space: Spacetech Driving Green Change

Friday 17.05

Solution Stage

16:30-17:30

Embark on a journey through the cosmos of innovation, where satellites act as beacons for our planet’s green evolution. Discover how space technology, once a realm of exploration, now propels us towards sustainable solutions, from reimagined agriculture to climate foresight. Our panelists, seasoned navigators of this technological frontier, will unveil the latest strides in using space as a catalyst for environmental change.

10:30

30'

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Why sustainable organisations will outperform in the future

Friday 17.05

Deepdive Stage

10:30-11:00

SPEAKERS


Julia Zhou Co-founder
Tidal Impact

Panelist : Panel Discussion

12:00

45'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Are carbon certificates still sustainable?

Friday 17.05

Deepdive Stage

12:00-12:45

Against the backdrop of a worsening climate crisis pressure on non-governmental actors to take measures to protect the climate is growing. Companies and organizations are increasingly looking for alternatives to the strategic goal of their own carbon neutrality as well as alternative climate finance models which contribute to global mitigation efforts. Several approaches in the implementation have been taken, leading to a fragmentation of models and claims. Additionally, recent political initiatives and regulations – such as the Green Claims Directive of the European Union – ask for more rigorous and robust claims in the offsetting market as well as environmental related claims. Which strategies and future models are available? How do companies vs NGOs look on this task? Which perspectives they can see on the horizon?

SPEAKERS


Juliette de Grandpré Climate Policy Analyst
NewClimate Institute

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Florian Eickhold Climate Finance and Environmental Markets
Advisor to atmosfair gGmbH

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Karsten Miede Director Energy, Business Development and Sustainability
VW Kraftwerk GmbH

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Kai Rassmus Landwehr Co-Executive Director / Director Global Marketing
myclimate

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Sina Brod Head of Research & Consulting
Development and Climate Alliance

Moderator : Panel Discussion

13:00

1h 00'

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Networking Lunch Break

Friday 17.05

Deepdive Stage

13:00-14:00

14:30

30'

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Water: Have we forgotten our most valuable resource?

Friday 17.05

Deepdive Stage

14:30-15:00

It’s become so normal that it’s almost invisible, but turning on the tap and fresh water pouring out is actually one of the breakthroughs that has enabled modern civilisation. Yet it may be a surprise to many that not only in developing lands is water security becoming a serious threat to our future. Whether it’s about water supply for agriculture, securing flow for our rivers and aquasystems or managing demand in growing cities, water management is changing and smart, efficient and technology-driven are the ways of the future.

SPEAKERS


Lothar Stadler Entrepreneur & Investor
Imhotep & Epoona

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Benedikt Reith Leader, BU Projects - Residential
Grohe

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Rolf Stahlhofen Water activist, musician, founder, and board member
Water Is Right, Water is right Foundation

Panelist : Panel Discussion

15:00

30'

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Für mehr Akzeptanz, Eigenverantwortung und Engagement hinsichtlich umweltfreundlicher Unternehmensaktivitäten

Friday 17.05

Deepdive Stage

15:00-15:30

Unternehmen tragen eine Verantwortung gegenüber der Gesellschaft und können durch nachhaltiges Handeln dazu beitragen, soziale und ökologische Probleme anzugehen und eine positive Wirkung auf die Gemeinschaft zu haben. Besonders junge Menschen haben das erkannt: Laut einer Studie arbeiten 50 Prozent der zwischen 21 und 34 Jahre alten Befragten bevorzugt für Unternehmen, die sich für Nachhaltigkeit einsetzen. Doch wie schaffen es Unternehmen, ihre Tätigkeiten umweltfreundlich zu gestalten? Welche best Practices gibt es? Und wie kann jede Person in Unternehmen, mehr für die Umweltfreundlichkeit tun?

SPEAKERS


Kira Marie Cremer Founder
QUINGS

Moderator : Panel Discussion

15:30

30'

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Growing Green Dreams: Unpacking the soft side of startup success

Friday 17.05

Deepdive Stage

15:30-16:00

In the face of climate change, we are in desperate need of innovative solutions, leaders with vision and functional teams to help them drive it home. But what does it take to build and work in a Cleantech startup? What do Cleantech entrepreneurs do? What makes them different from everyone else? How do you align “doing good” with making money and ROI? How do we lead and find our way in uncertain and stressful times? Join us for this exiting panel with seasoned mavericks from the cleantech space who will share their insights, stories, and tips on how to thrive and make a difference.

SPEAKERS


Fred Walti CEO
Network for Global Innovaiton

Moderator : Panel Discussion

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