2024 December 2.

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 2 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.

  • COP29: 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?
  • CleanTECH: Innovative solutions to support the green transition

Former speakers

László Fazekas

Deputy CEO, Chief Financial Officer, MVM

Diana Ürge-Vorsatz

Vice Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Attila Steiner

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

András Puskás

Deputy CEO, MBH Bank

Trang Nguyen Thu

Head of Energy Efficiency Business Development, MET Central Europe

Matt Simister

Central European CEO, TESCO

Antonella Sopranzetti

Director, Government Relations and Advocacy Europe, Low Carbon Solutions/Upstream, ExxonMobil

Zsolt Jamniczky

Deputy CEO, E.ON Hungaria Zrt.

Dóra Zombori

Partner, Dentons

Dr. Gábor Farkas

Managing Director, SolServices

Beatrix Andrea Kádár

President, Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority

Christian Zinglersen

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

Roman Romanowski

Vice President, Westinghouse Electric Company Energy Systems

Bart Biebuyck

CEO, Green Energy Park

György Szege

Head of the ESG and Sustainability Department, MBH Bank

Franck Neel

Member Of The Executive Board, OMV Petrom

Dácil Borges

Global Director of Consultancy, Xdroid

Alexis Honner

Business Development Manager, Rolls-Royce SMR

Péter Balogh

Corporate and Special Lending, Managing Director, MBH Bank

Ruben Davis

Policy Officer, Cleantech for Europe

Anders Risberg

Head of Corporate Lending Central and South Eastern Europe, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Csaba Kiss

Deputy CEO and Chief Generation Officer, MVM Energy Plc.

Zsófia Beck

Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Attila Aszódi

Full Professor, Institute of Nuclear Techniques, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Julian Toth

Chief Operating Officer, International Sustainable Finance Centre (ISFC)

Kulcsárné Dr. Takács Krisztina

Chief Financial Officer, SolServices

Tamás Pletser

Equity Analyst, Erste Investment

Réka Janosik

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

Milos Mladenovic

Managing Director, SEEPEX

Barbara Botos

Ambassador at Large for Climate, Ministry of Energy, Hungary

Dr. Csaba Novák

President, Hungarian Renewable Energy Association

Dr. Virág Mészáros

CEO, HUMDA (Hungarian Mobility Development Agency)

Péter Kaderják

Managing Director, Hungarian Battery Association

Pál Ságvári

Vice President, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority

Fanni Mátyók

Children’s Rights Expert

Claudia Patricolo

Editor-in-Chief, CEENERGYNEWS

Former sponsors

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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