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.

Speakers of Budapest Climate Summit 2020

Frans Timmermans

Executive Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the European Green Deal

László Palkovics

Minister for Innovation and Technology of Hungary

Péter Kaderják

Minister of State for Energy and Climate Policy, Hungarian Ministry for Innovation and Technology

Attila Kiss

Chairman and CEO of E.ON Hungária Zrt.

Pál Kovács

State Secretary for the maintenance of capacity of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant

Matt Simister

Central European CEO, TESCO

Andreas Klugescheid

Head of Governmental Affairs and External Relations for the EMEA Region, BMW Group

Ada Ámon

Chief Advisor to the Mayor of Budapest on Climate Affairs at Budapest City Hall

Dr John Murton

COP26 Envoy of the UK Government

Csaba Kiss

Chief Technical Officer at MVM Hungarian Electricity Ltd.

Marcel Janssen

Partner, Dentons, Amsterdam

Robert Kubinsky

CEO, HB Reavis Hungary

Terhi Lehtonen

State Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Finland

Lajos Veér

B2B Sales Director- Shell Fleet Solutions, Hungary/Romania

Alberto Ninio

Director General, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Tamás Czikora

Head of Mobility, MOL Group

Kata Jaksity

Host of Budapest Climate Summit

Zoltán Zákány

managing director of DanubeTruck Magyarország Kft.

Daniel James Besley

Senior Climate Change Specialist, Worldbank

Nándor Csepreghy

Director of the Blue Planet Climate Protection Foundation

Erion Veliaj

Mayor of Tirana

Gábor Gyura

Head of the Sustainable Finance Department, Central Bank of Hungary

Jan Bondaruk

Deputy Director for Environmental Engineering in Central Mining Institute, Poland

Veronika Erős

Project Lead, Green Bus Project Office

Balázs Felsmann

senior research associate, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK)

Zoltan Vígh

executive director of JÁK Hungarian E-Mobility Cluster

Ferenc Hódos

Vice-President Hungarian Biofuel Association

Claudia Patricolo

Editor-in-Chief CEENERGYNEWS

László Örlős

Managing Director, Western Balkans Green Center Nonprofit Llc.

Zoltán Mayer

Secretary, Member of the Board, Hungarian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

Tarek Hegazy

CEO & Creative Director, Living Design

Péter Csépányi

deputy Director General of Pilis Park Forestry

Alastair Marke

Director-General, Blockchain & Climate Institute (BCI)

Sponsors and Partners of Budapest Climate Summit 2020

Platina Sponsor

GOLD Sponsors

SILVER Sponsors

Institutional partners

Main media partner

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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.

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