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Keynote Speakers

Dr Ursula von der LeyenPresident of the European Commission

Kadri SimsonCommissioner Energy, European Commission

Heiko MaasFederal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Germany

Peter AltmaierFederal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

Svenja SchulzeFederal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany

Dr Gerd MüllerFederal Minister for International Cooperation and Development, Germany

Francesco La CameraDirector-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Dr Fatih BirolExecutive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Brianna FrueanYouth Climate Activist

Vanessa NakateYouth Climate Activist

Helena GualingaIndigenous activist from the community of Sarayaku


Dr Linda Davis (Moderator)Master of Ceremonies BETD 2020

Prof Miranda Schreurs (Moderator)Chair of Environmental and Climate Policy, Technical University of Munich

Jennifer Porto (Moderator)Moderator

Dr Kirsten Westphal (Moderator)Senior Associate, German Institute for International and Security Affairs

Fabian Reetz (Moderator)Stiftung Neue Verantwortung

Dr Dörte Fouquet (Moderator)Director, European Renewable Energy Federation

Jalila AbdellaouiProject Development Specialist, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy

Dr Enass Abo-HamedInvestor & CEO, H2GO Power

Dr Amani Abou-ZeidCommissioner for Infrastructure & Energy, African Union Commission

Rana AdibExecutive Director, REN21

Bento AlbuquerqueMinister of Mines and Energy, Brazil

Jane AmilhatDeputy Head of Unit Networks & Regional Initiatives, European Commission

Adnan AminSenior Fellow, Belfer Centre Harvard Kennedy School

Karoliina AuvinenSenior Expert, Carbon-neutral Solutions, Finnish Environmental Institute SYKE

Michèle AzalbertCEO, Renewable hydrogen Business Unit, ENGIE

Dr Nicolette BartlettGlobal Director Climate Change, CDP

Antonella BattagliniCEO, Renewables Grid Initiative

Miguel BergerDirector-General, Economic Affairs and Sustainable Development, Federal Foreign Office, Germany

Kristine BerzinaSenior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Tatiana BoostelsSenior Economist, European Investment Bank

Élisabeth BorneMinister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France

Tina BruMinister of Petroleum and Energy, Norway

Kristoffer BöttzauwDirector General, Danish Energy Agency

Alix ChambrisVice President Group Public Affairs and Sustainability, Viessmann Group

Keeyong ChungDirector General for Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Scientific Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, South Korea

Dr Kasturi DasProfessor of Economics, Institute of Management Technology

Andreas FeichtState Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

João Pedro Matos FernandesMinister of Environment and Energy Transition, Portugal

Kathrine FogHead of Corporate Strategy & Analysis, Norsk Hydro

Leonore GewesslerFederal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, Austria

Christiana HagenederHead of the Programme for Energy Efficiency in Buildings Secretariat

David HochschildChair of the California Energy Commission

Dr Werner HoyerPresident, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Juan Carlos JobetEnergy Minister, Chile

Hessel de JongGeneral Manager Europe for Offshore Wind, Shell

Dan JørgensenMinister for Energy and Climate, Denmark

Ditte Juul JørgensenDirector General for Energy, DG Energy, European Commission

Stefan KapfererCEO, 50 Hertz

Prof Claudia KemfertHead of the department Energy, Transportation, Environment, German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Charles KeterCabinet Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Kenya

Michal KurtykaMinister for Climate, Poland

Marion LabatutDeputy director European Affairs, head of the Brussels office, EDF

Cesira LeighCo-Founder & Managing Director, Sunovate

Awaidha Murshed Ali Al MararChairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy and Member, Abu Dhabi Executive Council

Wybcke MeierCEO, TUI Cruises

Marcene MitchellGlobal Head of Strategy and Business Developments, International Finance Corporation

Damilola OgunbiyiIncoming CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, SE4ALL

Mika OhbayashiDirector, Renewable Energy Institute

Martina OttoHead of Secretariat, Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction

Prof Dr László PalkovicsMinister for Innovation and Technology of Hungary

Dr Simone PeterPresident, German Renewable Energy Federation

Aziz RabbahMinister for Energy, Morocco

Gerard ReidCo-founder and Partner, Alexa Capital

Lily RiahiAdvisor on Sustainable Cities, UNEP

Kerstin RockSenior VP Operations, LO3 energy

Rada RodriguezSenior Vice President Alliances, Schneider Electric

Dr Mattia RomaniManaging Director for Economics, Policy and Governance, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Isabelle RyckbostSecretary General, European Sea Ports Organisation

Luisa SantosDeputy Director General, BusinessEurope

Dr Sandra Bour SchaefferHead of Airbus Group Demonstrator & CEO of Airbus UpNext

Edna SchöneMember Executive Board, Euler Hermes

Michael SenCEO, Siemens energy

Monica Mireles SerranoHead of European Affairs, Ingka Group (IKEA)

Dr Rhian-Mari ThomasChief Executive, Green Finance Institute

Claude TurmesMinister for Energy & Minister for Spatial Planning, Luxembourg

Woochong UmDirector General, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Žygimantas VaičiūnasMinister of Energy of Lithuania

Christelle VerstraetenSenior Director European Policy, ChargePoint

Prof Reinhilde VeugelersSenior Fellow, Brussels European and Global Economic Laboratory (Bruegel)

Hoang Quoc VuongDeputy Minister, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam

Mechthild WörsdörferDirector of Sustainability, Technology & Outlooks, International Energy Agency

Dr Ankai XuResearch Economist, WTO

Joo Young-JoonDeputy Minister for Energy and Resources, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, South Korea

Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al ZeyoudiCabinet Member and Minister of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates