4 December, 2023

Hotel Marriott Budapest

About us

Budapest Climate Summit is a niche event focusing on the green transition of the CEE region’s economy.

The summit brings together policymakers, industry experts, corporate leaders, technology pioneers and next-generation sustainable leaders to share their perspectives on how to enable businesses and civil society to deliver actions necessary to achieve our common climate objectives.

The first Budapest Climate Summit took place in 2020, and since then it became an important yearly meeting point for climate and sustainability stakeholders. Distinguished speakers are coming from all around the world to discuss the green transformation of the economy in light of the 2050 climate targets. Encouraged by the huge success of the previous events the Budapest Climate Summit will be organised this year as well, on 4 December in Hotel Marriott Budapest.

Hot topics

At the Budapest Climate Summit you will learn about:

  • The new energy world: A reality check of the changing energy sector as it faces challenges of decarbonization and supply security.

  • On the road towards a low-carbon economy: How do companies make their operations and the economy more sustainable and resilient across various industries?
  • Sustainable finance and investment: What is the role of green finance in climate change mitigation?

  • Clean transport and smart mobility: How can we cut the emissions of one of the most polluting sectors?

  • EU strategy for clean tech: How to maintain Europe’s competitiveness in the face of the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)?

  • The potential of small modular reactors (SMR): Can advanced nuclear power support energy security and help us solve climate change?
  • Smart cities in focus: How to empower cities for a net-zero future?
  • ESG trends to watch: What are the main ESG trends we see impacting investors and companies in the coming year?
  • Biodiversity: our strongest naturaldefence against climate change


Attila Steiner

State Secretary of Energy and Climate Policy, Ministry of Energy, Hungary

Károly Mátrai

CEO, MVM Group

Gábor Balázs Lehőcz

Executive Chairman, MET Green Assets Holding AG

Diana Ürge-Vorsatz

Vice Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Matt Simister

Central European CEO, TESCO

Dóra Zombori

Partner, Dentons

Nikolaas Baeckelmans

Vice President of EU Affairs, ExxonMobil

Zsolt Jamniczky

Deputy CEO, E.ON Hungaria Zrt.

Zsófia Beck

Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Linda Zeilina

Founder & CEO, International Sustainable Finance Centre (ISFC)

Christian Zinglersen

Director, ACER - EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators

Réka Janosik

Executive Director in Quantitative Research, Head of Budapest Climate Risk Center, MSCI

Barbara Botos

Ambassador at Large for Climate, Ministry of Energy, Hungary

Pál Ságvári

Vice President, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority

Claudia Patricolo

Editor-in-Chief, CEENERGYNEWS

Further speaker announcements are coming soon!


Become a sponsor

Become a sponsor of the Budapest Climate Summit to maximise your exposure and to be recognised as a proactive member of a growing market. Stand out from the crowd!

  • Introduce yourself and showcase your project or technology at an international forum;
  • Get international coverage and high-profile visibility for your brand;
  • Benefit from networking and conducting business with senior-level delegates from the industry and government;
  • Make sure that your messages reach a broad audience;
  • Find new partners, investors and clients


Hotel Marriott Budapest

The venue of the Budapest Climate Summit is the Hotel Marriott Budapest, located in the heart of Hungary’s capital, along the banks of the Danube River and near Budapest’s most treasured landmarks, from the Chain Bridge to Buda Castle.

Enjoy the city

Explore the wonderful winter Budapest; visit Vaci utca and the Budapest Christmas Market after the conference, which is considered among the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

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