The GREEN LEADERS CONFERENCE brought together some of the most prominent thought leaders, pioneers and leading business representatives to address the pressing issues of our time. More than 1000 guests followed the inspiring keynotes, panel talks and breakout sessions.



Michael Hurwitz
Director of Transport Innovation
Transport for London

Michael Hurwitz is passionate about socially-positive technology. An internationally recognised leader in future mobility, he created the UK’s national programmes on electromobility and autonomy and is now responsible for making sure transport in London is ready for …
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Dr. Claus Stickler
Managing Director & Global Co-Lead of Allianz Investment Management SE

The investment director of AIM has high plans. By 2050, he wants to make Allianz climate-neutral in its insurance business and capital investments. To do so, he wants to require partners to meet minimum ecological criteria. The …
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Clare Jones
CCO of What3Words

It’s time to set new standards. That’s what the young, aspiring businesswoman Clare Jones from What3Words believes. With her unerring sense for the realities of life, she combines her multifaceted knowledge with a powerful mixture of courage, …
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Roger Lienhard
Founder & Chairman of Blue Horizon Corporation AG

Roger is our Evangelist and the Founder of the Blue Horizon Corporation and the affiliated Blue Horizon International Foundation. His primary objective is to generate synergies between the associated companies to ensure the maximum impact on the …
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Philipp Rickenbacher
Head Intermediaries & Global Custody, Julius Bär

Philipp Rickenbacher was appointed to the Bank’s Executive Board and to his previous role as Head Advisory Solutions in 2016. Since January 2019 he took on the role as Head Intermediaries & Global Custody and Member of …
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Dr. Christian Deuringer
Head of Global Brand Management, Allianz SE

Christian joined the Marketing division of Allianz SE in Munich in 2003 as Senior Brand Manager. Today, he is heading the Global Brand Management Team (Strategy, Governance, Advertising, Media and Sponsoring).

Matt Lashmar
Managing Director of MassChallenge Switzerland

Matt Lashmar has a passion for helping Entrepreneurs. He is a qualified Coach and combines this with his extensive commercial experience. With MassChallenge he enjoys building bridges between Startups and Corporate Partners.

Anne Marit Bjørnflaten
SVP Sustainability and Public Affairs, Hurtigruten

Bjørnflaten plays a crucial role in developing and overseeing the company’s bold and groundbreaking environmental program. The summer of 2019, Hurtigruten launches the world’s first hybrid powered cruise ship, MS Roald Amundsen.

Martin Schiefer
CEO of Bereich Marine & Ports, ABB

Martin Schiefer has been involved in maintenance and service for 38 years and has been working with ABB Automation for 26 years now. The last 12 years he has been the Head of Marine & Ports.

Kate E. Brandt
Google Sustainability Officer

Kate Brandt leads sustainability across Google’s worldwide operations, products and supply chain. In this role, Kate coordinates with Google’s data centers, real estate, supply chain, and product teams to ensure the company is capitalizing on opportunities to …
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Dr. Richard Lutz
CEO of Deutsche Bahn

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 …
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Corinne Vigreux
Co-Founder & CCO of TomTom

Corinne Vigreux is a Co-Founder of TomTom, the location technology specialist. Corinne and her team’s vision is a safe, connected, autonomous world, free of congestion and emissions. This vision informs their focus on the development of cutting-edge …
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Ann Makosinski

Ann Makosinski is a student inventor who is best known for her invention the Hollow Flashlight, a flashlight that runs solely off the heat of the human hand. It won top awards at both the Google and …
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Mali M. Baum
Co-Founder of Findervest

Mali Baum is one of the People shaping Female Founders Future and opportunities at the start-ups ecosystem in Berlin and Germany. With findervest she is focusing on diverse teams and building more success stories.

Markus Reckling
CEO of DHL Express DE

At DHL Express Germany Dr. Markus Reckling is working intensively on alternative delivery options in order to achieve the first milestone towards emission-free logistics. By 2025 70% of delivery tours are to be converted to clean solutions. …
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Dr. Michael Zobel
Global responsibility for the LANXESS High Performance Materials business of LANXESS

New electric drive trains, infrastructure and autonomous driving are the key words here. These issues create new demands on materials that require a whole range of new properties. Dr. Michael Zobel is constantly working on a broad …
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Dr. Daniel Kirchert
CEO of Byton

Daniel Kirchert is convinced that mobility must be intelligent, comfortable and ecological in the future. Sharing offers and electromobility can actually make traffic greener in the future. The exciting design and digital power of the Byton show …
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Varena Junge
Co-Founder & CEO of enyway

How can digital transformation change the electricity market and why does Germany need a second energy revolution? Who is driving it and who is benefiting from it? What does this mean for the existing market structures and …
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Dr. Dirk Stenkamp
CEO of TÜV Nord AG

Smart products are the most visible symbol of digitization and connect all areas of life. To ensure that the new, digitized world is just as secure as the old, analog world, the protection mandate of TÜV has …
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Violeta Bulc
EU Commissioner for Transport

“Traffic digitization is a promising option.” 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. …
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Marius Pigulla
Head of Beyond1435

As head of the Open Innovation Platform “Beyond1435” by Deutsche Bahn Group, Marius Pigulla focuses on disruptive topics that are not part of the core business. Digital transformation has always been his passion. The future of mobility …
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Nico Rosberg
Formula 1 World Champion & Founder of the GREENTECH FESTIVAL

We all have to work together, that’s the clear message from Formula 1 World Champion Nico Rosberg. As the founder of the unique GREENTECH FESTIVAL, he wants to inspire people with future technologies and set a positive …
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Jesper Rasmussen
Flight Standard Director of EASA

Jesper Rasmussen’s tasks in the field of air traffic management for the national authorities of the EU are varied. One of the most exciting areas of his work is certainly drone legislation and cyber security. Inspired by …
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Michael Sheren
Senior Advisor Bank of England

If needed, he would give up his sleep in order to provide solutions for a green future. As co-chairman of the G20 study group on sustainable finance with China, he is actively involved in national and international …
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Konrad Bergström
President of X Shore

Actually he wanted to become a surfer, now he is working as a UNOPS ambassador for the protection of our oceans and our planet. The winner of the King’s Medal, the highest Swedish award, combines craftsmanship with …
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Tim Houter
Co-Founder & CEO of Hardt Hyperloop

This young man has a mission: to provide convenient and sustainable high-speed transportation for all with a global hyperloop network. It is Tim’s passion to combine his engineering skills with an amazing team and ambition to create …
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Janne Kjellman
Constructor of Q-Yachts

As founder of propulsion provider Oceanvolt and electric motorboat yard Q Yachts he is pushing the leisure marine segment towards sustainable solutions. Marine industry has huge transformation on it’s way and the companies need to be ready …
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Patrick Studener
VP & Head of EMEA at Bird

An expert in the mobile revolution! Patrik Studener knows his way around the transport business: After mixing up the delivery service and making it big, he now devotes himself to the challenges of passenger transfer with Bird. …
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Adrian Beer
Founder of Aquon

Adrian Beer loves the ocean and the feeling of freedom aboard a yacht. His vision is that of a green shipping and yachting industry – efficient and without the need for compromise. As an entrepreneur of Aquon …
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Gerry Marshall
CEO of Ferguson Marine

Gerry Marshall has drawn logical conclusions from the current debates and developed a hydrogen ferry with renewable energy. This not only strengthens the environment, but also the economy. One of the most innovative and competitive shipyards in …
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Johan Rockström
Director of PIK

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 …
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H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon 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 …
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Peter Vanacker
President & CEO of Neste Corporation

President & CEO of Neste Corporation Tinkerer with passion Peter Vanecker shows us that chemistry isn’t just an abstract school subject. He knows how to embed complicated procedures into everyday references. For example, he developed mattresses in …
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Jean Todt
President of FIA

“At the FIA, our current focal point is environmental conservation, safety in traffic and sustainable mobility. That’s why we wholeheartedly support the GREENTECH FESTIVAL and its mission to bring about positive change. We can make the notion …
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Asher Jay

Asher Jay is a National Geographic Explorer, international adventurer and public figure whose compelling paintings, sculptures, installations, animations, ad campaigns, and films all have a single purpose: to incite global action on behalf of ecological conservation.

Alejandro Agag
Founder of Formula E

“I’m very excited that the GREENTECH FESTIVAL will be taking place during the BMWI Berlin E-Prix on May 25th. We can fight climate change even better as a team, with revolutionary solutions for air pollution control or …
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Florian Reuter
CEO of Volocopter

Florian Reuter sees relief of the strain on urban traffic taking place in the air. His company Velocopter is developing an electrically driven and autonomously flying helicopter that can carry up to 2 passengers. You might think …
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Johan Ernst Nilson
World’s Leading Explorer

You can also climb Mount Everest in an environmentally-friendly and climate-neutral way. Johan Ernst Nilson was the first person to prove that. His goal is to use his spectacular actions all over the world, to make the …
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Livia Cevolini
CEO of Energica Motor

Livia grew up in a Formula 1 family. She has been in charge of the Energica project and has been Chief Executive Officer of the Company since its establishment. Energica Motor is an Italian manufacturer of high-performance …
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Anita Krohn Traaseth
Former CEO of Innovation Norway

Hardly anyone masters the keyboard of progress like Anita Krohn Traaseth. She is the former CEO of Innovation Norway and had been a key role in the development of Norway as the head of this organisation. She …
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