FESTIVAL NEWS

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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Alexa Feser

From the charts to the Green Carpet. Catch our special guest, Alexa Feser on the green carpet. The German pop singer made time during her A! Tour to join us at this year’s GREEN AWARDS.

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.

Google on board!

Swing by Google’s booth to learn about some of their sustainability initiatives.

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.

The Official Festival Shirt From Calida – Sustainable, of course

Calida made “Celebrate Change” wearable. Made with Tencel™ ‘Cradle to Cradle’ fabric the t-shirt is limited to 100 pieces, so make sure to get yours at the Green Window booth.

Green in All Colors – The First Official Festival-Socks from Kunert

Never heard of official festival socks? Well, here they are. The socks are made from recycled plastic taken out of the see. Get your pair for for free at the Kunert booth. And hurry, supply is limited.

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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Let’s tak about change with Jana Pollaske

Jana Pallaske will also be at the GREENTECH FESTIVAL this year. We are looking forward to meeting the multi-talented actress, singer and “Let’s Dance” candidate.    Read more

Intendant and actor

A particularly honoured winner of GREEN AWARDS can look forward to a wonderful laudation of the celebrated actor and intendant Dieter Hallervorden.    Read more

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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CNBC on board!

We are happy to announce CNBC – the world leader in business news and real-time financial market coverage – as our main media partner.

Bastille celebrate change with us!

Let’s start off with a bang: Telekom brings the British band Bastille to GREENTECH FESTIVAL – live on Thursday May 23!    Read more

Let there be light!

The proceeds of this year’s raffle of GREEN AWARDS will go to the “Solar Lights for Rangers” initiative of Little Sun. The aim is to equip all rangers of the Big Life Foundation with solar lamps.

NEOGREEN HOUR

On April 25, the first-ever NEOGREEN HOUR was successfully held at the Nordic Embassies, which brought together a powerful German-Norwegian trio to celebrate and discuss our most precious resource: Water. The event series was launched by the …
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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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Count GQ in!

The leading men’s magazine accompanies the GREENTECH FESTIVAL as its main media partner. Soon you’ll be able to find lots of information about our exhibitors, speakers and award winners on their site.

The Boss Hoss

Alec Völkel and Sascha Vollmer will be rocking our GREEN AWARDS stage! The prize winners can look forward to being celebrated in a very special way. Yippie-Ya-Yeah!    Read more

Ben & Jerry’s

Ben & Jerry’s has been fighting for climate justice for years and is constantly trying to find ways to reduce their environmental impact. Just give it a try – at the GREENTECH EXHIBITION.

NENA

All guests of the GREEN AWARDS, and everybody watching the online stream, can look forward to the appearance of pop icon NENA! She is also co-founder of our online magazine Green Window.

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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Cecilia Tham
City of Barcelona Advisor
Founder & Social Technologist

Cecilia is an activist who calls on companies to use highly effective technologies to solve global challenges. As the founder of companies like MOB, FabCafe, and allwomen.tech, she supports women in developing the next generation of technology.

Minke van Wingerden
CEO of Floating Farms

Minke was raised in Friesland in a rural area. After 18 years, she left to go to College and start working. She has interests and a profession in the field of nutrition, pioneering and networks. She possesses …
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ONO

The European mobility service provider ONO produces high-quality e-cargo bikes that delivery services, public authorities and companies will be able to rent in the future. Launched in 2016, the company’s founders include e-mobility pioneer Beres Seelbach, former …
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GREEN AWARDS Top 3

The finalists of the GREEN AWARDS have been selected! Who made it to the final? You voted together with the jury. Check out the Top 3.

Automobili Pininfarina

Automobili Pininfarina is a pioneering new business conceived to create all-electric sports and luxury cars of unmatched performance and unprecedented heritage. Beginning with the launch of the first ever Pininfarina-branded hypercar Battista in 2020, which can also …
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Kunert

Environmentally-friendly can be so beautiful. Who would have thought that sustainability gives you great legs: The BLUE 90 tights by Kunert make a contribution to the “Circle of Life”, because they are biodegradable. Anyone who is both …
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BREE

Carrying a green message on your back. Plastic pollutes the environment. But plastic is also a high-quality raw material. We will show you what can be done with recycled plastic: an extremely practical, extremely good-looking, high-tech backpack …
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Volocopter

Urban. Autonomous. On demand. Volocopter is an autonomous air taxi designed to relieve traffic in large cities. It’s supposed to be used as a sustainable, quiet and time-saving mobility as a service solution. Volocopter thus opens up …
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