Agenda

08.30 - 09.00

Arrival and registration

Host of the Summit: Kata Jaksity

09.00 - 09.15

Welcome speech

László Palkovics, Minister for Innovation and Technology

09.15 - 09.35

Keynote address

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

09.35 - 09.40

Keynote address

John Murton, COP26 Envoy of the UK Government

09.40-09.50

Main sponsor’s welcome

Matt Simister, Central European CEO, TESCO

09.50-10.00

Presentation

Csaba Kiss, Deputy CEO, Chief Technical Officer at MVM Hungarian Electricity Ltd

10.00 – 11.00

COMPANY LEADERS PANEL - On the road towards a carbon-free economy

Corporate stakeholders from a variety of sectors discuss the challenges and opportunities of implementing green strategies to achieve a more sustainable business model.

Panelists:

  • Attila Kiss, Chairman and CEO, E.ON Hungária Zrt.
  • Matt Simister, Central European CEO, TESCO
  • Csaba Kiss, Deputy CEO, Chief Technical Officer at MVM Hungarian Electricity Ltd
  • Robert Kubinsky, CEO of HB Reavis Hungary
  • Attila Ságodi, Partner at Dentons
Moderator:

Balázs Felsmann, Senior Research Associate, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK)

11.00-11.20

Networking, coffee break

11.20 – 11.30

Presentation

Andreas Klugescheid, Head Governmental Affairs and External Relation Europe, Middle East and Africa, BMW

11.30-12.30

COMPANY LEADERS PANEL – Sustainable transportation

The future of transportation. How can we manage to reduce the harmful environmental impacts of the transportation sector which accounts for almost one-third of the European carbon emissions?

Panelists:

  • Andreas Klugescheid, Head Governmental Affairs and External Relation Europe, Middle East and Africa, BMW
  • Tamás Czikora, Head of Mobility, MOL Group
  • Lajos Veér, B2B Sales Director- Shell Fleet Solutions, Hungary/Romania
  • Zoltán Zákány, Managing Director, IVECO Danube Truck Magyarország Kft.
  • Zoltán Mayer, Secretary, Member of the Board, Hungarian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association
  • Ferenc Hódos, Vice-President Hungarian Biofuel Association
Moderator:

Zoltán Vígh, Executive Director of JÁK Hungarian E-Mobility Cluster and Board Member of the Hungarian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

12.30 – 12.45

Keynote address - The role of nuclear energy in the green energy transition

Pál Kovács, State Secretary for the maintenance of capacity of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant

12.45 – 14.00

Networking Lunch

14.00 – 14.10

Presentation - Globalisation vs nationalization carbon neutrality & net-zero energy building through interior design

Tarek Hegazy, CEO and Creative Director, Living Design, Stockholm

14.10-14.25

Presentation

Alberto Ninio, Director-General, Asian Infrastructure Bank (AIIB)

14.25– 15.20

PANEL DISCUSSION - Sustainable finance and investment

Experts from the financial sector discuss the role of sustainable investments in accelerating the green transition and climate change mitigation.

Panelists:

  • Alberto Ninio, Director-General, Asian Infrastructure Bank (AIIB)
  • Marcel Janssen, Partner Dentons Amsterdam
  • Nándor Csepreghy, Director of the Blue Planet Climate Protection Foundation
  • Daniel James Besley, Senior Climate Change Specialist, World Bank
  • Gábor Gyura, Head of the Sustainable Finance Department, Central Bank of Hungary
Moderator:

László Örlős, Managing Director, Western Balkans Green Center

15.20-15.35

Presentation

Jan Bondaruk, Deputy Director for Environmental Engineering, Central Mining Institute, (Poland)

15.35 – 16.10

Networking, coffee break

16.10-16.30

Keynote address

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

16.30-16.40

Presentation

Terhi Lehtonen, State Secretary at Ministry for the Environment (Finland)

16.40 – 17.40

PANEL DISCUSSION – Smart urban revolution

On their way to developing a smart city ecosystem, city leaders share their experience and insights on the transformation of urban areas with sustainable solutions in local mobility; integrated infrastructure; logistics and public services.

Panelists:

  • Erion Veliaj, Mayor of Tirana
  • Ada Ámon, Chief Advisor to the Mayor of Budapest on Climate Affairs at Budapest City Hall
  • Péter Csépányi, Deputy Director General, Pilis Park Forestry
  • Veronika Erős, Project Lead, Green Bus Project Office
Moderator:

Claudia Patricolo, Editor-in-Chief, CEENERGYNEWS

17.40– 17.50

Presentation

Alastair Marke, Director General, Blockchain and Climate Institute (UK)

18.00 – 20.00

NETWORKING RECEPTION - Skybar