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Keynote Speakers

Dr Ursula von der LeyenPresident of the 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

Fabian Reetz (Moderator)Stiftung Neue Verantwortung

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

Jennifer Porto (Moderator)Moderator

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

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

Rana AdibExecutive Director, REN21

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

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

Tina BruMinister of Petroleum and Energy, Norway

Antonio CammisecraCEO, Enel Greenpower

Alix ChambrisVice President Group Public Affairs and Sustainability, Viessmann Group

Dr Antonio Isa CondeMinister of Energy and Mines, Dominican Republic

Prof 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

Christiana HagenederHead of the Programme for Energy Efficiency in Buildings Secretariat

David HochschildChair of the California Energy Commission

Juan Carlos JobetEnergy Minister, Chile

Hessel de JongGeneral Manager Europe for Offshore Wind, Shell

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)

Michal KurtykaMinister for Climate, Poland

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

Cesira LeighCo-Founder & Managing Director, Sunovate

Jamila MatarDirector of the Energy Department, League of Arab States

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

Neha PalmerHead of Energy Strategy, Google

Dr Simone PeterPresident, German Renewable Energy Federation

Emma PinchbeckDeputy CEO, RenewableUK

Gerard ReidCo-founder and Partner, Alexa Capital

Lily RiahiAdvisor on Sustainable Cities, UNEP

Kerstin RockSVP, LO3 energy

Rada RodriguezSenior Vice President Alliances, Schneider Electric

Isabelle RyckbostSecretary General, European Sea Ports Organisation

Luisa SantosDeputy Director General, BusinessEurope

Dr Sandra Bour SchaefferHead, Airbus Group Demonstrator & CEO, Airbus ExO Alpha, AIRBUS

Dr Daniel ScholtenAssistant Professor, Delft University of Technology

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)

Christin VerstraetenSenior Director European Policy, ChargePoint

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

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

Dr Ankai XuResearch Economist, WTO

Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al ZeyoudiMinister of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates