08.30 - 09.00

Arrival and registration

09.00 - 09.05

Welcome by the Host of the Summit

09.05 - 09.15

Welcome speech

Daniella Deli, Deputy State Secretary for Climate Policy, Ministry of Energy, Hungary

09.15 - 09.25

Keynote address

The EU’s green transition: Tackling today’s climate and energy challenges

Clara de la Torre, Acting Director General, DG Climate Action, European Commission

09.25 - 09.40

Main sponsor’s welcome

Matt Simister, Central European CEO, TESCO & Andreas Beckmann, Regional CEO, WWF Central and Eastern Europe

9.40- 9.55

Keynote address

Eric Sievers, Director - Investments, ClonBio Group

9.55 - 10.40

PANEL DISCUSSION - Transforming Energy System

Ambitious investments in the energy sector will be necessary to reshape power generation and energy use on both the supply and demand sides in line with our net-zero commitments. What are the main accomplishments so far and how should we go on?


  • Zsolt Jamniczky, Deputy CEO, E.ON Hungaria Zrt.
  • Pál Ságvári, Vice President for Strategic and International Affairs, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (MEKH)
  • Zsófia Beck, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Claudia Patricolo, Editor-in-Chief of CEENERGYNEWS

10.40 - 10.50

Keynote address

Enforced sustainibility

Gábor Molnár, Head of Renewable Business Development, MET Group

10.50 - 11.15

Networking Coffee

11.15 - 11.30

Keynote address

Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Vice Chair, Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

11.30 - 11.45

Keynote address

Jeroen Strating, Manager - Commercial Operations, Managing Director, ExxonMobil Hungary

11.45 - 12.00

Keynote address

Shell scenarios to strategy: navigating uncertain times

Mallika Ishwaran, Chief Economist, Shell International

12.00 - 12.15

Keynote address

Anita Orbán, External Affairs Director, Vodafone

12.15 - 12.30

Networking Coffee

12.30 - 13.10

PANEL DISCUSSION – Sustainable transportation

Reducing emissions from transport is crucial to a zero-carbon future. What is the future of transportation? How can we manage to reduce the harmful environmental impacts of the sector which accounts for almost one-third of European carbon emissions?


  • Ákos Hegedüs, Managing Director, Linde Gas Hungary
  • Ferenc Hódos, Strategic Director, PannoniaBio
  • Jim Whitehead, Central Europe Distribution Director, TESCO

Péter Kaderják, Executive, Hungarian Battery Association

13.10 - 13.20

Keynote address

Barbara Botos, Ambassador at Large for Climate, Hungary

13.20 - 13.30

Keynote address

Julian Popov, Fellow, European Climate Foundation

13.30 - 14.20

Networking Lunch

14.20 - 14.35

Keynote address

Mykola Kolisnyk, Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Energy

14.35 - 15.15

PANEL DISCUSSION – Sustainable finance and investment

The financial sector is undergoing transformative changes. Stakeholders discuss the role of green and sustainable finance in climate change mitigation, and integration of ESG criteria in the investment of financial and corporate actors.


  • Eszter Zádori, Partner, Dentons
  • Martin Melecky, Lead Economist, World Bank
  • Alain Nadeau, Head of the EIB Group in Hungary
  • Gábor Gyura, Sustainable finance consultant, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)

Tamás Plester, EMEA Oil & Gas Analyst, Erste Investment

15.15 - 15.45

Networking Coffee

15.45 - 15.55


Péter Molnár, Head of Design Institute, MOME

15.55 - 16.05

Keynote address

Gábor Molnár, Managing Director, Mannvit, Geothermal Engineer


Networking Party

Hotel Marriott Budapest, Liz and Chain Sky Lounge