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 & VC Entrepreneur, Co-Founder
GREENTECH FESTIVAL

Speaker : Welcome
Marco Voigt

Marco Voigt Sustainability entrepreneur & co-founder
GREENTECH FESTIVAL

Speaker : Welcome

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

Speaker : Opening Remarks

10:20

40'

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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 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 Department, Complexity Science
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Fatou Jeng Climate Advisor to the UN Secretary General, Founder
Clean Earth Gambia

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Solveig Gode Deputy Department Head for Podcasts, Video & Live
Handelsblatt

Moderator : Panel Discussion

11:00

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


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

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

11:00-11:30

‘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

11:30

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


How do we fight Greenwashing?

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

11:30-12:00

 “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/ Moderator

Andreas Kroenke Executive Unit Director
PIABO GmbH

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Vikas Garg Founder and CEO
abillion

Panelist : Panel Discussion

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

Panelist : Panel Discussion

12:00

15'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


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

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

12:00-12:15

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

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

Moderator : Fireside Chat

12:20

1h 00'

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Networking lunch break

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

12:20-13:20

13:20

40'

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AI for the common good

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

13:20-14:00

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


Bernard Leong CEO
Dorje AI

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Adam Elman Head of Sustainability, EMEA
Google

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Mashrur H. Shurid President & CEO
IPAGE GLOBAL INC.

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Larissa Holzki Team Lead AI
Handelsblatt

Moderator : 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 Founder
BRVE

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Antoinette Taus Actor, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador and Founder
CORA Nonprofit

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Fiona Fussi International model, actress, host
BRVE

Moderator : Panel Discussion

14:40

30'

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Smart Cities, Green Buildings, Infrastructure

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

14:40-15:10

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


Anna Jasper-Martens CEO
E.ON Energy Infrastructure Solutions

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Christian Feuerherd CEO
BEW Berliner Energie und Wärme

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Martin Baier Head of Sustainability Siemens Smart Infrastructure
Siemens

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Amanda Jobbins CMO
Vodafone Business

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Steffen Szeidl CEO
Drees & Sommer SE

Moderator : Panel Discussion

15:30

30'

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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 Head of Sustainability & Environment
Deutsche Bahn AG

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Michaela Thiel Head of Sustainability
Körber Group

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Philip Lettmann CEO
Dr. Hauschka/WALA Heilmittel

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Marie-Christine Knop Director Berlin
Brunswick

Moderator : Panel Discussion

16:15

45'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


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

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

16:15-17:00

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

Georg Kobiela Policy Lead
Bellona Deutschland

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

Annika Zawadzki Partner & Managing Director
BCG

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Marie-Christine Knop Director Berlin
Brunswick

Moderator : Panel Discussion

17:30

15'

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

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

17:30-17:45

It was a part of a wake-up call that reshaped an entire industry: Renoster, a boutique carbon market rating agency, utilised AI and Machine Learning to scrutinise the Kariba Project, a major industry initiative involving numerous household name companies. Renoster’s findings, which revealed the project’s flaws and raised serious questions about its credibility, initiated a crucial dialogue and spurred widespread awareness about the issues. Alongside work from other companies, these developments formed part of the infamous Verra Scandal, as reported by Die Zeit and The Guardian, which exposed the prevalence of ‘Phantom credits’ and prompted much-needed reforms. Join Rachael Ross, a forest scientist at Renoster, as she discusses the positive changes that have followed, and how technology and good governance are essential for restoring investor confidence in the carbon market for the future.

SPEAKERS


Rachael Ross Forest Carbon Scientist
Renoster

Speaker : Fireside Chat

Kevin Knitterscheidt Head of Podcast, Live and Video
Handelsblatt

Moderator : Fireside Chat

17:50

10'

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

Thursday 16.05

Main Stage

17:50-18:00

SPEAKERS


Ayisha Siddiqa Climate Advisor to the UN Secretary General, Project Manager
Future Generations Tribunal

Speaker : Closing Keynote

13:00

30'

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Panel “Decarbonization of DH systems on the example of a combined system in Szczecin”

Thursday 16.05

E.ON New Energy Stage

13:00-13:30

Michał Przepiera , Szczecin | Rafał Księżopolski, Szczecin City Hall | Marcin Żurek, Szczecinska Energetyka Cieplna | Beata Głąba, E.ON Edis Energia | Tomasz Rutka, PGE Energia Ciepła S.A. | Jörn Erik Mantz, E.ON Polen

 

Moderation durch Ewa Chmielewska, E.ON

16:25

25'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Impuls “Charging Forward: E.ON´s Innovation Roadmap for Bi-Directional Charging and the Evolution of Electric Mobility”

Thursday 16.05

E.ON New Energy Stage

16:25-16:50

SPEAKERS


Lioudmila Simon Head of eMobility Innovation & Head of Corporate Partnerships
E.ON Innovation

Speaker

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

Ben J Munday Event Host & MC

Stage Host

11:00

30'

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

Thursday 16.05

Solution Stage

11:00-11:30

Die Baubranche ist aktuell immer noch für fast 40 Prozent der weltweiten CO₂-Emissionen und große Abfallmengen verantwortlich. Gleichzeitig ist die Bau- und Immobilienbranche beim Digitalisierungsgrad auf den hinteren Plätzen. Wir sind überzeugt, dass Technologie-Einsatz neben der Entwicklung neuer Use-Cases und Geschäftsmodelle sowie Effizienzsteigerung ein großer Hebel sein kann, zu mehr Nachhaltigkeit beizutragen. In dem Panel wollen wir die Bedeutung von Greentech-Lösungen für die Bau- und Immobilienwirtschaft diskutieren, Best Practices teilen, die Rolle von Startups beleuchten und einen Blick in die Zukunft wagen.

SPEAKERS


Franziska Albrecht Head of Communication
Madaster Germany

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Hanna Huber Head of Innovation Management
Drees & Sommer SE

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Fabian Koenig Investment Manager
PT1

Panelist : Panel Discussion

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

Moderator : Panel Discussion

11:30

45'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Scoping for Success: People-Centred Solutions for Scope 3 Shortcomings

Thursday 16.05

Solution Stage

11:30-12:15

Complex, hard to measure, overly technical and disconnected from the people that matter; it is often too easy for business to relegate scope 3 emissions as “outside our control”. Yet if we are going to protect people and planet for shared prosperity, then we must find ways to collaborate, capacitate 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 value-chain excellence in the era of impact.

SPEAKERS


Constance Hybsier Associate Director Sustainability
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Marco Lescher Customer Care & Services Director
Nespresso Germany

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Olaf Deutschbein Head of Berlin Office
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO - ITPO)

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Guillaume De Vesvrotte Co-Founder
WE DON'T NEED ROADS

Moderator : Panel Discussion

12:20

10'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Turning Science Into Sustainable Business

Thursday 16.05

Solution Stage

12:20-12:30

SPEAKERS


Alexander Damaschun Project Portfolio Manager
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Projektträger Jülich (PtJ)

Speaker

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

Nidhi Pant Co-Founder
S4S Technologies

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Todd Smith Co-founder
Safe Landing

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Rachael Ross Forest Carbon Scientist
Renoster

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Hannah Boomgaarden Senior Manager Open Innovation Services
Plug and Play Tech Center

Moderator : Panel Discussion

14:30

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Energie plus Digitalisierung: Das klimaneutrale Neckarspinnerei-Quartier (DE)

Thursday 16.05

Solution Stage

14:30-15:00

Hinter den geschichtsträchtigen Ziegelmauern der 1861 eröffneten Baumwollspinnerei der OTTO Textil GmbH produzierten die Mitarbeitenden bis 2020 noch Spezialgarne. Nun wird der weitestgehend denkmalgeschützte Gebäudebestand saniert, durch moderne Neubauten ergänzt und bis 2027 in ein lebendiges Mischquartier mit einem hocheffizienten Energiekonzept verwandelt. Wie dabei grüne Wärme, innovative Digitalisierung der Gebäudetechnik, ein innovatives Mobilitätskonzept mit der Idee zu einem autofreien Stadtquartier und ein innovatives Energiekonzept eine Rolle spielen, erfahren Sie in der spannenden Diskussionsrunde.

SPEAKERS


Andreas Decker CEO
HOS Gruppe

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Fabian Gierl Leading Consultant
Drees & Sommer SE

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Leonardo Estrada Senior Manager
Drees & Sommer

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Thomas Harlfinger Property economist, MRICS
Drees & Sommer SE

Moderator : 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


Erin Beilharz Head of ESG for IT
Lufthansa Group

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Romi Sumaria Head of Business Development & Partnerships
Terra Quantum AG

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Bernard Leong CEO
Dorje AI

Moderator : 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
GODELMANN

Speaker

16:30

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Retail neu gedacht: Re-Think-Store-Konzepte – Globetrotter und mehr (DE)

Thursday 16.05

Solution Stage

16:30-17:00

Circular Economy ist ein zentrales Thema im Streben nach Nachhaltigkeit. Es bedeutet nicht nur, sich von der linearen Wertschöpfungskette zu lösen, in der Einzelhändler neu hergestellte Produkte verkaufen, um sie nie wieder zu sehen. Es bedeutet auch, sich mit den Raumkonzepten des Einzelhandels auseinanderzusetzen und zirkuläre Lösungen für die Inneneinrichtung zu finden. In unserer Diskussionsrunde werden wir über projektspezifische Lösungen wie das “Re-Think Store”-Konzept von Globetrotter sprechen, um zu erörtern, wie wir die Kreislaufwirtschaft umsetzen und aktuelle Herausforderungen lösen können.

SPEAKERS


Fabian Nendza Senior Sustainability Manager
Globetrotter

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Volker Katschinski Founder, Creative Director
dan pearlman architecture

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Rowena Johnston Team Lead Interior Design
Drees & Sommer

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Marcel Özer Managing Director
EPEA GmbH - Part of Drees & Sommer

Moderator : Panel Discussion

17:00

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Increasing the value of real estate through digitalisation and AI

Thursday 16.05

Solution Stage

17:00-17:30

SPEAKERS


Björn Brecht Head of Business Development
Kieback&Peter GmbH und Co. KG

Speaker

17:30

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Klimaschutz mit Wirkung: SBTs, BVCM und das WWF Contribution Modell (DE)

Thursday 16.05

Solution Stage

17:30-18:00

Wie Unternehmen wirkungsvollen Klimaschutz gewährleisten – zukunftsorientiert, glaubwürdig und rechtskonform. „One Planet Business – by WWF“ gibt einen richtungsweisenden Input zur Strukturierung wissenschaftsbasierter Klimastrategien und der Rolle zusätzlicher Klimafinanzierung

SPEAKERS


Silke Düwel-Rieth Director Sustainable Business & Markets
WWF Germany

Speaker : Panel Discussion

Lea Fink Sustainability Consultant
One Planet Business - by WWF

Speaker : Panel Discussion

Mischa Veverka Manager Corporate Partnerships
WWF Deutschland

Moderator : Panel Discussion

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


Gabriel Mumba Board Chairman
Emerging Cooking Solutions

Speaker : Startup Pitch

Jan Vader Head of Middle East and Licensed Operations
Desert Control

Speaker : Startup Pitch

Maryann Wanja Sustainability Coordinator
Sucafina Rwanda (Rwacof) / Rebug2Debug

Speaker : Startup Pitch

Joona Mikkola Co-Founder/Chief Scientist
SoillWatch

Speaker : Startup Pitch

Claudia Müller Parliamentary State Secretary
Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

Speaker : Keynote Speech

Bernhard Kowatsch Head of WFP Innovation Accelerator
UN World Food Programme

Speaker : Opening Remarks

Regina Schmidt Head of SDG2 Acceleration
UN World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator

Moderator

Moritz Tränkner-Tuborgh Partner
Netlight

Speaker

Lisa Maxi Schmidt Founder & CEO
runningyouroffice

Stage Host

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


Stefan Klostermann Chief Commercial Officer
momox SE

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Anders Jepsen Co-Founder
NORNORM

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Marie Jacobs Sustainability Lead
Stadler Rail AG

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Ghislain Irakoze Founder and CEO
Wastezon

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Jacqueline Poeppe Partner Success Manager - Sustainability & APAC
STARTUP AUTOBAHN powered by Plug and Play

Moderator : 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


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

Marcin Jedrzejewski Partner and Associate Director
BCG

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Christoph Praun Project Manager Sustainability
AUDI AG

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Simon Sylvester-Chaudhuri Executive Director
CIV:LAB

Moderator : Panel Discussion

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 Bio GmbH

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Lukas Neuß Co-Founder
KitchenTown Berlin

Moderator : Panel Discussion

16:45

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


How to be a content creator without ’costing the earth – Powered by VideoDays Festival

Thursday 16.05

Deepdive Stage

16:45-17:15

SPEAKERS


Patrick Schnitzler Co-Founder
klima&so

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Fabian Grischkat Newsfluencer & Activist
we are era

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Natalie Frieb Owner
Frieb Social

Moderator : Panel Discussion

17:15

45'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Innovation Showcase: The Future of Climate Tech – presented by Climate Tech Hub

Thursday 16.05

Deepdive Stage

17:15-18:00

The Climate Tech Hub presents the latest innovations in Climate Tech: Handpicked startups from Phineo Startups, the Hasso Plattner Institute, and the Climate Tech Hub showcase their groundbreaking work in this field in 3-minute pitches. Join a panel discussion featuring Melanie Beyersdorf of EnBW New Ventures and Bas Van Den Brande from Carbon Equity, moderated by Sebastian Ulm from Climate Tech Hub, as they explore navigating the landscape of climate technology.

SPEAKERS


Joscha Jüstel CFO
EnerKite GmbH

Speaker : Startup Pitch

Maria Pozder Co-Founder
we4everyone

Speaker : Startup Pitch

Zhamilya Karimova Partnerships manager
AgroSfer

Speaker : Startup Pitch

Lara Rashdan Co-founder
Yamakoe

Speaker : Startup Pitch

Daniel Kiss Team member
HomeSwap

Speaker : Startup Pitch

Melanie Beyersdorf Investment Manager
EnBW New Ventures

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Bas van den Brande Country Manager Germany
Carbon Equity

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Sebastian Ulm Head of Urban Innovation
Climate Tech Hub

Moderator

10:00

1h 00'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Speed Kick Challenge

Thursday 16.05

Soccer Field

10:00-11:00

11:00

1h 00'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


SOCCA Penalty: Beat the Pro

Thursday 16.05

Soccer Field

11:00-12:00

SPEAKERS


Marvin Jäschke Nationaltorwart
Deutscher Kleinfeld-Fußball-Verband e.V.

Speaker

14:00

1h 00'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Füchse Berlin

Thursday 16.05

Soccer Field

14:00-15:00

15:00

1h 00'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Training: Sustain your Game

Thursday 16.05

Soccer Field

15:00-16:00

SPEAKERS


Ewald Lienen Deutscher Fußballspieler und -trainer

Speaker

17:00

15'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Tagesabschluss/ Kabinengespräch

Thursday 16.05

Soccer Field

17:00-17:15

SPEAKERS


Ewald Lienen Deutscher Fußballspieler und -trainer

Speaker

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


Maryann Wanja Sustainability Coordinator
Sucafina Rwanda (Rwacof) / Rebug2Debug

Speaker : Startup Pitch

Mmakwena Moesi CEO
Viva Organica

Speaker : Startup Pitch

Marc Feige Representative DACH Region
AWorld

Speaker : Startup Pitch

Nico Rosberg Sustainability & VC Entrepreneur, Co-Founder
GREENTECH FESTIVAL

Speaker

Vuk Trifkovic Managing Director & Partner
BCG X

Moderator : Startup Slam

10:45

10'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Insider Insights: Mapping the Climate Tech Funding Landscape

Friday 17.05

Main Stage

10:45-10:55

SPEAKERS


Emet Zeitz Co-CEO
Net Zero Insights

Speaker : Keynote Speech

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


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

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Henni Weiser Senior Director Talent& Diversity Management
Lufthansa Group

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Isabel Gebien Founder & Podcast-Host
Equality 365

Moderator : Panel Discussion

11:20

20'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Northvolt Giga Factory Drei – Echte Arbeitsplätze für die Grüne Wirtschaft? (DE)

Friday 17.05

Main Stage

11:20-11:40

Im gegenwärtigen politischen Klima ist es allzu leicht, sich von den Forderungen nach einer Senkung der Umweltvorschriften und -tarife mitreißen zu lassen. “Nachhaltigkeit darf uns nicht die Welt kosten”, lautet die Parole vieler Experten. Auch wenn Umstellungen nie einfach sind und es immer Gewinner und Verlierer geben wird, müssen wir das große Ganze betrachten und die Chancen abwägen, die in großen Infrastrukturprojekten und in der Hightech-Produktion für künftige Generationen von Arbeitnehmern liegen. Erfahren Sie, wie sich Projekte wie das geplante Nordvolt-Batterieprojekt in Schleswig-Holstein auf die lokale Wirtschaft, Politik und Gemeinden auswirken.

SPEAKERS


Daniel Günther Minister President
Schleswig-Holstein

Panelist : Fireside Chat

Solveig Gode Deputy Department Head for Podcasts, Video & Live
Handelsblatt

Moderator : Fireside Chat

12:00

10'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Why we’ve only got 50 harvests left!

Friday 17.05

Main Stage

12:00-12:10

Each year, we lose 1% of our arable land, amounting to a staggering loss of 10 million hectares. Soil, vital for current and future generations, is a non-renewable resource. Presently, each person requires approximately 10,000 square meters of land for food production. To mitigate this loss by over 90%, we must implement sustainable agricultural practices and promote land conservation efforts on a global scale.

SPEAKERS


Wolfgang Grabher CEO
SUN Minimeal

Speaker : Keynote Speech

13:00

1h 00'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Networking lunch break

Friday 17.05

Main Stage

13:00-14:00

14:00

10'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Wake-up Keynote: The Business Case for Sustainability

Friday 17.05

Main Stage

14:00-14:10

SPEAKERS


Christian Lindner

Christian Lindner Federal Minister of Finance
Federal Republic of Germany

Speaker

14:10

40'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Geschichten verändern die Welt! Film als Treiber gesellschaftlichen Wandels (DE)

Friday 17.05

Main Stage

14:10-14:50

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


Jeannine Koch CEO
medianet berlinbrandenburg

Speaker : Opening Remarks

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

15:20

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

15:20-15:30

SPEAKERS


Philipp Schröder CEO & Co-Founder
1KOMMA5°

Speaker : Keynote Speech

15:30

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Feeding the Planet: Will Foodtech Save Us?

Friday 17.05

Main Stage

15:30-16:00

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


Nidhi Pant Co-Founder
S4S Technologies

Panelist : Panel Discussion

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

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Deanna Kovar President, Worldwide Agricultural & Turf Division
Deere & Company

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Bernhard Kowatsch Head of WFP Innovation Accelerator
UN World Food Programme

Moderator : Panel Discussion

16:00

20'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Hydrogen, heavy industry and the new energy economy

Friday 17.05

Main Stage

16:00-16:20

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

Dale Rickert Head of Product
GREENTECH FESTIVAL

Moderator : Panel Discussion

16:20

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


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

Friday 17.05

Main Stage

16:20-16:50

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

Dale Rickert Head of Product
GREENTECH FESTIVAL

Moderator : Panel Discussion

10:15

15'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Keynote “How does technology support the energy transition – Technology as an enabler for decarbonisation” (ENG)

Friday 17.05

E.ON New Energy Stage

10:15-10:30

SPEAKERS


Victoria Ossadnik COO Digital, Innovation & Inhouse Consulting
E.ON SE

Speaker

10:30

15'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Keynote „KI als Treiber der Energiewende (ENG)”

Friday 17.05

E.ON New Energy Stage

10:30-10:45

SPEAKERS


Sebastian Weber Chief Information Officer
E.ON SE

Speaker

11:15

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Impuls “E.ON´s Innovation Roadmap: Igniting Change by creating a GenAI Momentum for Sustainable Transformation”

Friday 17.05

E.ON New Energy Stage

11:15-11:45

SPEAKERS


Stefanie Eller Vice President Marketing & Communication
E.ON Innovation GmbH

Speaker

Mark Ritzmann Chief Executive Officer
E.ON Group Innovation GmbH

Speaker

13:15

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Impuls “E.ON´s Innovation Roadmap: Fostering Diversity for a Culture of Creativity”

Friday 17.05

E.ON New Energy Stage

13:15-13:45

SPEAKERS


Mark Ritzmann Chief Executive Officer
E.ON Group Innovation GmbH

Speaker

13:45

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Impuls “Die Cloud-Lösung für sichere, effiziente und umweltfreundliche Wasserstoffspeicherung”

Friday 17.05

E.ON New Energy Stage

13:45-14:15

SPEAKERS


Dr. Peter Sponholz Chief Research Officer H2APEX

Speaker

15:00

1h 00'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Themenhub „Nachhaltige Energiequellen und Technologien | Surprise Hub”

Friday 17.05

E.ON New Energy Stage

15:00-16:00

10:15

15'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Syte: Transforming Real Estate – at Scale

Friday 17.05

Solution Stage

10:15-10:30

SPEAKERS


Nilas Möllenkamp Key Account Management
syte GmbH

Speaker

10:30

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Growing Green Dreams: Unpacking the soft side of startup success

Friday 17.05

Solution Stage

10:30-11:00

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


Alina Bassi Impact Investor
Ananda Impact Investments

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Adrian Wons Founder & CEO
Senken

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Fred Walti CEO
Network for Global Innovaiton

Moderator : Panel Discussion

13:00

1h 00'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Networking Lunch Break

Friday 17.05

Solution Stage

13:00-14:00

14:00

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


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

Max Wasler CEO
GREENTECH FESTIVAL

Moderator : Panel Discussion

14:30

1h 00'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Rescued from Outer Space: Spacetech Driving Green Change

Friday 17.05

Solution Stage

14:30-15:30

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.

SPEAKERS


Frankwin van Winsen Head of Development
WEO SAS

Panelist : Panel discussion

Robert Klarner Coordinator TechTransfer – Industrial Cooperations
German Aerospace Center DLR

Panelist : Panel discussion

Julia Marshall Research Scientist
DLR

Panelist : Panel discussion

Martin Polak Head of Business for Public Sector EMEA
Planet Labs Germany GmbH

Panelist : Panel discussion

Matthias Wachter Managing Director at NewSpace Initiative
BDI

Moderator : Panel discussion

15:30

10'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


PTR Inc

Friday 17.05

Solution Stage

15:30-15:40

SPEAKERS


Saqib Saeed Chief Product Officer
PTR Inc.

Speaker

15:45

15'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


“There is no deforestation in Europe” – The importance and benefits of local climate action

Friday 17.05

Solution Stage

15:45-16:00

SPEAKERS


Christian Bergius Director DACH
EcoTree

Speaker

16:00

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Für mehr Akzeptanz, Eigenverantwortung und Engagement hinsichtlich umweltfreundlicher Unternehmensaktivitäten

Friday 17.05

Solution Stage

16:00-16:30

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


Lena Katharina Bödeker Co-Founder
Current Energy

Speaker : Fireside Chat

Kira Marie Cremer Podcast Host
NEW WORK NOW

Moderator : Fireside Chat

10:00

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Mission-Driven Careers: Unlocking the Potential for Sustainable Transformation

Friday 17.05

Deepdive Stage

10:00-10:30

The shift of skilled professionals to purpose-driven roles is key for a transformation to a sustainable world. Get actionable advice on why and how to define your mission, how to align that with your professional goals. Learn why a career guided by your personal mission is benefitting you and society at the same time.

SPEAKERS


Johannes Arning COO
Tomorrow University

Speaker

10:30

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Why sustainable organisations will outperform in the future

Friday 17.05

Deepdive Stage

10:30-11:00

Sustainability is no longer optional—it’s essential. This panel will explore the rise of ESG and why businesses must embrace sustainability as a core risk management strategy to safeguard long-term profitability in a volatile market. We will examine how integrating sustainability mitigates climate-related disruptions, social instability, and reputational damage, all of which impact the bottom line. Beyond compliance, we’ll delve into the business responsibility to not just sustain, but actively contribute to a more regenerative world.

SPEAKERS


Ingrid Kukuljan Head of Impact Sustainable Investing
Federated Hermes

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Julia Zhou Co-founder
Tidal Impact

Moderator : Panel Discussion

Alessandra Caggiano Berlin City Lead
Women and Climate

Moderator : Panel Discussion

11:00

1h 00'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Biodiversity – the next big thing for Business and Nature?

Friday 17.05

Deepdive Stage

11:00-12:00

From carbon credits to GDP, time and time again we’ve proved that outdated accounting systems are failing life on this planet. Is it time we stop dividing everything into columns and rows, writing off life as a rounding error, and step back and take a look at the big picture? Beautiful isn’t it? Nature, biodivers, complex and interconnected. But how do we invest, share value and protect it for the future without falling into the traps of the past?

SPEAKERS


Tony Simons Senior Expert
G20 Land Initiative, CIFOR-ICRAF & Astanor Ventures

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Tobias Raffel Fellow
Senckenberg Society for Nature Research

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Christian Decher Co-Founder & Co-CEO
OCELL

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Anna Alex Cofounder & Investor
NALA Earth

Moderator : 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 Advisor
Independent Expert

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'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Networking Lunch Break

Friday 17.05

Deepdive Stage

13:00-14:00

14:30

30'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


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


Benedikt Reith Leader, Business Unit Projects – Residential
LIXIL EMENA

Panelist : Panel Discussion

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

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Hannah Boomgaarden Senior Manager Open Innovation Services
Plug and Play Tech Center

Moderator : Panel Discussion

15:00

1h 00'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


From Vision to Impact: The Future of Food in uncertain times

Friday 17.05

Deepdive Stage

15:00-16:00

In 2024, the green transformation of our food system stands at a pivotal crossroads. This sessions brings together different perspectives to delve into the industry’s current landscape. With the backdrops of ongoing geo-political, financial and societal uncertainties, the debate centers on whether the transformative shift towards a planetary healthy food system is truly gaining momentum or facing setbacks. Amidst the soroounding conditions, one pressing issue emerges: the readiness of the mass market consumer for the planetary health diet. How must the industry change, and is the consumer truly prepared to embrace the change?luka

SPEAKERS


Fabian Friede Co-CEO
BLUU Seafood

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Ivo Rzegotta Senior Public Affairs Manager Germany
The Good Food Institute Europe

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Sarah Borg Head of Start Up Innovations & Ventures
Hochland SE

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Eugenia Sagué CEO & Co-Founder
Cultimate Foods

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Lukas Neuß Co-Founder
KitchenTown Berlin

Moderator : Panel Discussion

GREENTECH FESTIVAL SPEAKERS 2024

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