Budapest Climate Summit is a niche event focusing on the green transition of the CEE region’s economy.
The summit brings together policy makers, industry experts, corporate leaders, technology pioneers and next generation sustainable leaders to share their perspectives on how to enable businesses and the civil society to deliver actions necessary to achieve climate objectives.
The first Budapest Climate Summit took place in 2020. The conference was attended by guests and speakers from a more than 21 countries including leaders of leading companies in Hungary and the region, high-ranking representatives of the government and European Union, cities and opinion leaders, who discussed the green transformation of the economy in the light of the 2050 climate targets. Encouraged by the success of the event the Budapest Climate Summit will be organised in 2021 as a two-days conference.
Executive Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the European Green Deal
Frans Timmermans, formerly Netherlands Minister of Foreign Affairs, joined the European Commission in November 2014 when he took office as First Vice-President in charge of Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights. In 2019, Mr Timmermans was appointed as First Vice President and was also designated as one of the three new Executive Vice Presidents of the Commission. As Executive Vice President he is responsible for leading the Commission’s work on the European Green Deal and present the first European Climate Law to enshrine the 2050 climate-neutrality target into EU legislation.
Minister for Innovation and Technology of Hungary
László Palkovics was appointed Minister of the Ministry for Innovation and Technology of Hungary in May 2018 after serving as Minister of State for Higher Education and later as Minister of State for Education.
From 1 February 2019 Minister Palkovics has been appointed as Government Commissioner for the coordination of the tasks presribed in Act XXIV of 2016 on the promulgation of the Agreement between the Government of Hungary and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the development, implementation and financing of the Hungarian section of the Budapest-Belgrade Railway Reconstruction Project
In April 2020 he was appointed as Government Commissioner responsible for the automotive centre in Debrecen and the sustainable economic, educational and cultural development of its surroundings, as well as for the development of motorsport and road safety.
From 5 September 2020 he is also responsible for the complex development of the North-Eastern Hungarian Economic Development Zone as Government Commissioner.
Minister Palkovics held senior research positions at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and the College of Kecskemét. Prior to that, he pursued an international, executive-level industrial career with Knorr-Bremse.
Minister Palkovics graduated from the Faculty of Transport Engineering of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 1989. He received the doctoral title at Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1998. Minister Palkovics is a full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Hotel Marriott Budapest is the venue of the Budapest Climate Summit, which awaits the guests of the Summit on the banks of the Danube River with the most beautiful view to the city. Hotel Marriott Budapest is our partner to guarantee the highest safety standards for our participants.