CONFERENCE PROGRAM 2024

TURNING CRISIS INTO OPPORTUNITY

We stand at a great crossroad in the path of human history. We face unprecedented crises: energy, food and material shortages; war and mass migration; and growing natural disasters spell an uncertain future. Yet with unprecedented crisis comes incredible opportunity. Opportunity to discard outdated business models and ways of living with approaches that are holistic, leave nobody behind and care for this beautiful planet that has nurtured life over billions of years. The GREENTECH FESTIVAL is here because we care, and we believe that together we CAN and MUST turn crisis into opportunity.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

09:30

15'

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Welcome Ceremony

Thursday 05.09

Main Stage

09:30-09:45

In the opening ceremony of the Greentech Festival 2024, we will launch discussions off with deep insights into the future of sustainable business and global policy. To build a better world we need brave voices calling for change and leaders willing to take risks in order to correct the collision course we are heading on. ‘Business as usual’ is dead and in our brave new world, sustainability must become synonymous with good business. The market, customers and investors have clearly show that they will reward those who stand behind inclusive, sustainable and ethical values so let’s start the conversation, unafraid to take on the challenges before us.

SPEAKERS


Dale Rickert Global Head of Product
GREENTECH FESTIVAL

Host

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

Speaker : Welcome Remarks

09:45

30'

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Opening Panel: Leading in a changing world – turning crisis into opportunity

Thursday 05.09

Main Stage

09:45-10:15

Climate change may be humanity’s first truly global existential threat. Success in meeting the challenges will require us to put behind our differences and unite in creating a world that is safe for all. Yet the irony is, as the effets of climate change mount, shortages grow, tensions rise, migration increases and war, conflict, and geopolitcal breakdown draw ever nearer. So in this pressure cooker situation, how do we find a common basis for collaboration? What’s the role of international institutions and NGOs, and what is the role of boarder policies and security when systems start to break down?

SPEAKERS


Sally Uren CEO
Forum for the Future

Panelist : Panel Discussion

10:15

15'

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Green Startup Slam

Thursday 05.09

Main Stage

10:15-10:30

On stage in London, we will be inviting outstanding startups to make their pitch to our audience of VCs, corporate leaders and decision-makers. Don’t miss this opportunity to reach our combined live and digital followers as you make your impact in 2024.

SPEAKERS


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

Moderator : Startup Slam

10:30

30'

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Vibrant and Sustainable communities

Thursday 05.09

Main Stage

10:30-11:00

Achieving sustainability in business requires strong, trust-based communities. Done right, becoming community-centric will win loyal customers, attract the best partners and employees, and supercharge your marketing potential. In a world where consumers care, community is the new brand and values are bottom line. But how do we get started and how can we appraise success along the journey?

SPEAKERS


Pierre-Yves Paslier Co-founder & Co-CEO
Notpla

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Sarah Bel Senior External Relations
UNDP

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Audrey Nugent Global Advocacy & Campaigns Director
World Green Building Council

Panelist : Panel Discussion

11:00

30'

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Panel: Leveraging Collaboration for Sustainable Success

Thursday 05.09

Main Stage

11:00-11:30

We are in the middle of a sustainability revolution, and everybody from hi-tech to car tyre companies are scrambling to realign product, brand and employee image around sustainable principals. Technology, sensor systems and IoT have incredible roles to play in creating the kinds of transparency and immediate feedback that will attract customers, investors and the best employees. But technology alone is never enough, and for lasting change we need to talk about trust and culture. Where do we start, how do we measure progress and what does success feel like in a technology-driven sustainability revolution?

SPEAKERS


Amanda Jobbins CMO at Vodafone Business
Vodafone Business

Moderator : Panel Discussion

11:40

35'

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Energy for Tomorrow

Thursday 05.09

Main Stage

11:40-12:15

The energy market has tipped and is rewarding those who pivoted early to efficient use and renewable sources. Many see the current transition as just the beginning with the steady march of energy storage and the fast approach of H2 set to disrupt the industry further. Where will the energy market be in the next 5 to 10 years and where should we be investing thought, effort and capital?

12:20

30'

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

Thursday 05.09

Main Stage

12:20-12:50

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


Chris Davies Director
CCS Europe

Panelist : Panel Discussion

13:00

1h 00'

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Networking Lunch Break & Green Investors Crunch

Thursday 05.09

Main Stage

13:00-14:00

14:00

20'

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Green Startup Slam

Thursday 05.09

Main Stage

14:00-14:20

On stage in London, we will be inviting outstanding startups to make their pitch to our audience of VCs, corporate leaders and decision-makers. Don’t miss this opportunity to reach our combined live and digital followers as you make your impact in 2024.

SPEAKERS


Christopher Engman Author and Founder: Megadeals. Large Deals in Sustainability Tech
Megadeals

Moderator : Startup Slam

14:20

10'

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Keynote: How to build a successful sustainable startup

Thursday 05.09

Main Stage

14:20-14:30

SPEAKERS


Christopher Engman Author and Founder: Megadeals. Large Deals in Sustainability Tech
Megadeals

Speaker : Keynote Speech

14:30

30'

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Financing Change

Thursday 05.09

Main Stage

14:30-15:00

“Money makes the world go around” and now more than ever the powerful mechanisms of green finance need to be activated in the fight against climate change. But what can you do, on a personal level, as an investor, as business leaders and as a business community to have lasting impact? What is the current state of play in finance markets, what certainties can business bet on and what’s the role of green bonds and other incentives in shaping better practice?

SPEAKERS


Tony Burdon CEO
Make My Money Matter

Panelist : Panel Discussion

Michael Sheren Member Climate Governance Community of Experts
World Economic Forum

Panelist : Panel Discussion

15:00

30'

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GTF Live: Green Future Dialogues

Thursday 05.09

Main Stage

15:00-15:30

15:30

30'

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GTF Live: Green Future Dialogues

Thursday 05.09

Main Stage

15:30-16:00

16:00

30'

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Closing Panel: Will taxing the rich help save the planet?

Thursday 05.09

Main Stage

16:00-16:30

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


Andy Mayer COO & Energy Analyst
Institute of Economic Affairs

Panelist : Panel Discussion