CONFERENCE

16th SEPTEMBER 2022

5 formats
25 speakers
500+ attendees
1 vision

The GTF CONFERENCE provides a stage for bold pioneers, visionaries and outstanding leaders to come together and discuss the sustainable business solutions that will be needed to enact lasting change. An inspiring program of keynotes, panel discussions and hands-on bootcamps will give participants deep insights into the current state and future sustainable business and global policy.

INVESTORS GOURMET

A networking lunch for startups and VCs

The sustainability funding market has quickly specialised and whether you’re searching for investment or investing, it’s hard to find the right partner for your next big opportunity. With ‘Investors Gourmet’ we’ve made shopping easy by bringing literally bringing the right people to the table so that you can take your next step with confidence.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

09:45

30'

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Welcome Ceremony

Friday 16.09

Main Stage

09:45-10:15

In the opening ceremony of the Greentech Festival 2022, 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


Ann Makosinski (Host) Inventor/Writer
Makotronics Enterprises Incorporated

Antonino Laspina Italian Trade Commissioner
Italian Trade Agency

Kizzy Charles-Guzman Executive Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Climate and Environmental Justice
NYC Office of the Mayor

Cyrill Gutsch CEO and Co-Founder
Parley For the Oceans

10:15

15'

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Startup Slam

Friday 16.09

Main Stage

10:15-10:30

In an exciting format developed by the GREENTECH FESTIVAL, three outstanding startups will be asked to pitch their concept in a gruelling 1-minute flash keynote. After they’ve outlined their basic concept, they will be challenged with one question from GTF founder and sustainable startup afficianado Nico Rosberg, and one question from you, our lucky audience members.

SPEAKERS


Debra Callahan Senior Scientist
Focused Energy

Stephan von Wolff COO
Swobbee

Charles Conwell CEO
Novele, Inc.

JC Jung (Moderator) Managing Director
Global Sustainable Future

10:30

30'

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Panel: Agile GREEN: SMEs as the key to lasting sustainability

Friday 16.09

Main Stage

10:30-11:00

Making up 99.9% of all US companies and employing a staggering 60 million workers, Small and Medium Enterprises truly are the powerhouses and backbones of the US economy. Yet despite the majority of SMEs wanting to tackle climate change, a recent survey from the UN SME Climate Hub shows that most feel under supported, lack the knowledge to get started and desperately require financial assistance. So come and hear and learn from those who do the heavy lifting of the US economy and discover how you can become part of their journey towards becoming sustainable SMEs.

SPEAKERS


Pamela Jouven Director
SME Climate Hub

Anthony Casciano President and CEO
Siemens Financial Services, Inc.

Andrew Kimball President & CEO
New York City Economic Development Corporation

Dr. Sweta Chakraborty (Moderator) US President
We Don't Have Time

11:00

30'

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Building Sustainable Communities!

Friday 16.09

Main Stage

11:00-11:30

#Togetherwechange: the way we live, the food we eat, the neighborhoods we share. Community really is the backbone of our society, and is the corner piece of sustainable change initiatives. Achieving lasting change however, requires a perfect mix of inspiration and leadership with data-driven insights, transparency and expert knowledge. Let’s build vibrant and sustainable communities that serve with the latest developments in property tech, community development, greenspace and city planning and data-driven insights.

SPEAKERS


Barbara Humpton President and CEO
Siemens Corporation

Kerry Bannigan Executive Director
Fashion Impact Fund

Mariama Camara CEO & Founder
Mariama Fashion Production

11:30

30'

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Sustainable Leaders Panel: How insights, excellence, and sustainability dance together

Friday 16.09

Main Stage

11:30-12:00

What are the ingredients for lasting sustainable change in business? The truth is, there is no one perfect recipe, and that the elements of trusted insights, expert knowledge and vision need to be applied in unique ways for every business case. And the results: studies and experience show that sustainable transformation will make your business more resilient and attract loyal employees and customers to help you build a better future. Come and be inspired by sustainable leaders from diverse industries as they talk about deep change and what this means for you.

SPEAKERS


Ann Tracy Chief Sustainability Officer
Colgate-Palmolive

Ezgi Barcenas Chief Sustainability Officer
AB InBev

Denise Lee Vice President, Cisco Engineering Sustainability Office
Cisco

Cristene Gonzalez-Wertz Senior Researcher & Advisor, DXC Leading Edge
DXC Technology

Murielle Lorilloux (Moderator) EU Cluster and Enterprise Americas & Asia Pacific Director
Vodafone Business

12:00

30'

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Move and Energize!

Friday 16.09

Main Stage

12:00-12:30

We are in the midst of a severe energy crisis with flow-on effects that touch all aspects of business and life. With the war dragging on and the current volatility tipped to increase into the winter, it’s time we face a new and uncertain energy future. Within the current climate, what things can we do to ease pressure on the market; how quickly can the growing trend of renewables and electromobility influence demand; and is the current crisis going to speed up or slow down decarbonisation? Hear from leaders in Energy, Mobility and Transport as we map out a path for sustainable energy futures.

SPEAKERS


Spencer Reeder Director, Government Affairs & Sustainability
Audi of America

Frank Reig CEO & Co-Founder
Revel

Erin Beilharz Managing Director CleanTech Hub
Lufthansa Group

Mukund Karanjikar CEO
CleanJoule - A full performance SAF Co

Svea Fina (Moderator) Founder & Managing Director
FINA·DIGITAL

12:30

30'

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Finance Green!

Friday 16.09

Main Stage

12:30-13:00

“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


Jessica Matthews Global Head of Sustainable Investing
J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Laura Segafredo Global Head of Sustainable Research, ETF and Index investments
BlackRock

14:00

2h 45'

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Building Sustainable Communities!/ Move and Energize!/ Finance Green!

Friday 16.09

Main Stage

14:00-16:45

Participants are divided into 3 equal groups and distributed amongst 3 moderated and themed workshop tables. Each group spends 45 minutes working with their moderator on the theme/challenge/concept at their table and then the groups change. After three rounds every participant has engaged with every topic area and the moderators have ‘harvested’ the collective knowledge of the entire group.

16:45

45'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Closing Ceremony

Friday 16.09

Main Stage

16:45-17:30

As the closing sessions of the GTF conference in New York, participants will hear the take-home messages and key learnings from the Bootcamp workshops, panels and keynote sessions that have been running through the day. After feedback from moderators and participants, the day will close with an inspiring keynote from a changemaker who’s made a lasting impact business, society and our world.

SPEAKERS


Cyrill Gutsch CEO and Co-Founder
Parley For the Oceans

Marco Lamsouguer President Business Development
Wattkraft

Mark Zwerner Vice President Global Strategic Partnerships
ABB

Sophia Li Journalist and Climate Advocate
STEWARD

14:00

2h 45'

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Bootcamp 1: Building Sustainable Communities

Friday 16.09

Community Bootcamp

14:00-16:45

The Greentech Festival’s Green Business Bootcamp is a hands-on workshop series that allows participants collaborate in coming up with new business opportunities, outlining best practices or overcoming current challenges. By bringing key players to the table and allowing them to get their hands dirty in searching for a solution, the outcome is truly more than the sum of its parts.

Participants are divided into 3 equal groups and distributed amongst 3 moderated and themed workshop tables. Each group spends 45 minutes working with their moderator on the theme/challenge/concept at their table and then the groups change. After three rounds every participant has engaged with every topic area and the moderators have ‘harvested’ the collective knowledge of the entire group.

 

Table 1 – Matt Helgeson, Head of Sustainability, Siemens USA: How can incentives, technology and a little coercion encourage us to behave as if this is a climate emergency?

 

Table 2 – Marlene Cintron, Atlantic Administrator, Small Business Association: What role should SMEs play in fighting climate change?

 

Table 3 – Nick Nuttall, TV Host/Strategic Communications Director, We Don’t Have Time: How can Businesses forge trust with customers and society to become models of sustainability now and over the long term?

SPEAKERS


Matt Helgeson Head of Sustainability
Siemens USA

Marelene Cintron Atlantic Regional Administrator
U.S. Small Business Administration

Nick Nuttall TV Host/Strategic Communications Director
We Don't Have Time

14:00

2h 45'

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Bootcamp 2: Move and Energize!

Friday 16.09

Move and Energize Bootcamp

14:00-16:45

The Greentech Festival’s Green Business Bootcamp is a hands-on workshop series that allows participants collaborate in coming up with new business opportunities, outlining best practices or overcoming current challenges. By bringing key players to the table and allowing them to get their hands dirty in searching for a solution, the outcome is truly more than the sum of its parts.

Participants are divided into 3 equal groups and distributed amongst 3 moderated and themed workshop tables. Each group spends 45 minutes working with their moderator on the theme/challenge/concept at their table and then the groups change. After three rounds every participant has engaged with every topic area and the moderators have ‘harvested’ the collective knowledge of the entire group.

 

Table 1 – Spencer Reeder, Director, Government Affairs & Sustainability, Audi: EV batteries: Are the sustainability questions unique or similar to other products we use?

 

Table 2 – Erin Beilharz, Managing Directior CleanTech Hub, Lufthansa Group: Fuelling the change – for a sustainable future of flying: who should lift which weights

 

Table 3 – Matt Petersen, President and CEO, LACI: Clean and equitable transport for all: pipe-dream of future urban paradise

SPEAKERS


Spencer Reeder Director, Government Affairs & Sustainability
Audi of America

Christopher Michelbacher EV Charging & Energy Lead
Audi

Aileen Ahlers Program Manager, Sustainability
Audi of America

Erin Beilharz Managing Director CleanTech Hub
Lufthansa Group

Matt Petersen President and CEO
LACI

14:00

2h 45'

GREENTECH FESTIVAL CONFERENCE


Bootcamp 3: Finance Green!

Friday 16.09

Finance Bootcamp

14:00-16:45

The Greentech Festival’s Green Business Bootcamp is a hands-on workshop series that allows participants collaborate in coming up with new business opportunities, outlining best practices or overcoming current challenges. By bringing key players to the table and allowing them to get their hands dirty in searching for a solution, the outcome is truly more than the sum of its parts.

Participants are divided into 3 equal groups and distributed amongst 3 moderated and themed workshop tables. Each group spends 45 minutes working with their moderator on the theme/challenge/concept at their table and then the groups change. After three rounds every participant has engaged with every topic area and the moderators have ‘harvested’ the collective knowledge of the entire group.

 

Table 1 – Erika Karp, Chief Impact Officer, Pathstone: High-performing and good for the planet: is there a hidden premium on sustainable investments

 

Table 2 – Laura Segafredo, Global Head of Sustainable Research, ETF and Index investments, BlackRock: What do investment decisions tell us about changing attitudes to sustainability? 

 

Table 3 – Justine Lee, Seed Investor, 25madison: Has the ESG experience been detrimental to impact investing?

SPEAKERS


Laura Segafredo Global Head of Sustainable Research, ETF and Index investments
BlackRock

Justine Lee Early Stage VC Investor
25madison

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