08.30 - 09.00

Arrival and registration

09.00 - 09.05

Welcome by the host of the Budapest Climate Summit

09.05 - 09.15

Welcome speech

Hungary’s position and progress on the green transition

Attila Steiner, State Secretary, Ministry of Energy of Hungary

09.15 - 09.30

Keynote address

Key findings of the latest IPCC report: Synthesis report 2023

Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Vice Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

09.30 - 09.45

Platina sponsor’s welcome

Matt Simister, Central European CEO, TESCO

09.45 - 10.00

Main sponsor’s welcome

András Puskás, Deputy CEO, MBH Bank

10.00 - 10.05

Keynote address

Dr. István Nagy, Minister of Agriculture of Hungary

10.05 - 10.45

Networking Coffee

10.45 - 11.00

Keynote address

ExxonMobil’s Global Energy Outlook

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

11.00 - 11.50

PANEL DISCUSSION - Transforming Energy System

A reality check of the changing energy sector as it faces the challenges of decarbonization and supply security.


  • Christian Zinglersen, Director, European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)
  • Zsolt Jamniczky, Deputy CEO, E.ON Hungaria Zrt.
  • László Fazekas, Deputy CEO, Chief Financial Officer, MVM
  • Franck Neel, Member of the Executive Board, OMV Petrom
  • Zsófia Beck, Managing Director and Partner, BCG

Pál Ságvári, Vice President of the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority

11.50 - 12.20

PANEL DISCUSSION - The potential of small modular reactors (SMR)

Can advanced nuclear power support energy security and help us solve climate change?


  • Andrea Beatrix Kádár, President, Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority
  • Roman Romanowski, Vice President, Westinghouse Electric Company Energy Systems
  • Alexis Honner, Business Development Manager, Rolls-Royce SMR
  • Dóra Zombori, Partner, Dentons
  • Dr. Csaba Kiss, Deputy CEO, Chief Generation Officer and Chief Nuclear Officer, MVM Zrt.

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

12.20 - 12.30

Keynote address

Shift of focus: renewables in the spotlight

dr. Mátyás Vajta, CEO, HUPX

12.30 - 12.45

Fire-side chat - Climate action and energy trading

  • dr. Mátyás Vajta, CEO, HUPX
  • Milos Mladenovic, Managing Director, SEEPEX

Claudia Patricolo, Editor-in-Chief, CEENERGYNEWS

12.45 - 14.00

Networking Lunch

14.00 - 14.15

Keynote address

COP 28 - live from Dubai

Barbara Botos, Ambassador at Large for Climate, Ministry of Energy, Hungary

14.15 - 14.30

Keynote address

European competitiveness in clean tech in the face of the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

Ruben Davis, Policy Officer, Cleantech for Europe

14.30 - 14.40

Keynote address

Energy efficiency and energy optimization

Trang Nguyen Thu , Head of Energy Efficiency Business Development, MET Central Europe

14.40 - 14.50

Keynote address

MBH Bank’s green transition path

György Szege, Head of the ESG and Sustainability Department, MBH Bank

14.50 - 15.40

PANEL DISCUSSION – Sustainable Finance and Investment

What is the role of green finance in climate change mitigation? What are the main ESG trends we see impacting investors and companies in the coming year?


  • Péter Balogh, Corporate and Special Lending, Managing Director , MBH Bank
  • Réka Janosik, Executive Director in Quantitative Research, Head of Budapest Climate Risk Center, MSCI
  • Julian Toth, COO of ISFC; Executive Director, Czech Sustainable Investment Forum and Sherpa for the EU Sustainable Finance Platform
  • Anders Risberg, Head of Corporate Lending Central and South Eastern Europe - European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Krisztina Kulcsárné Dr. Takács, Chief Financial Officer, SolServices

Tamás Pletser, EMEA Oil & Gas Analyst, Erste Investment

15.40 - 16.00

Networking Coffee

16.00 - 16.15

Keynote address


Dr. Gábor Farkas, Managing Director, Chief of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, SolServices

16.15 - 16.30

Keynote address

Innovation and climate -live from COP28

Bart Biebuyck, CEO, Green Energy Park

16.30 - 16.45

Keynote address

How to make Generative AI Greener

Dácil Borges, Global Director Consultancy, Xdroid

16.45 - 17.10

Fire-side chat - Clean transport and smart mobility

How can we cut the emissions of one of the most polluting sectors?


  • Veronika Erős, Vice Chair of the Managing Board, EIT Urban Mobility KIC
  • Virág Mészáros, CEO, Hungarian Mobility Development Agency

Péter Kaderják, Managing Director, Hungarian Battery Association

17.10 - 17.20

Keynote address

Children’s rights and climate change

Fanni Mátyók, children’s rights expert

17.20 - 17.30


Building momentum for a green and circular transition

Dr. Csaba Novák, President, Hungarian Renewable Energy Association

18.00 -


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