Planetiers World Gathering, the largest international conference on sustainable innovation, returns to Lisbon this Autumn, October 24–26. The event, which returns after a two-year break due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will focus on inclusive and green economic recovery.
Taking place at Carlos Lopes Pavilion, located in Parque Eduardo VII, Planetiers World Gathering will bring together the most innovative ideas and the most admirable speakers, as they fight for a more sustainable future. At the event – which will hold some sessions open to the general public – guests will be able to hear and reflect on best practices in the area of sustainability, and how it is still possible for everyone to play a fundamental role in the regeneration of the planet, in order to recover from the wear and tear it has been subjected to thus far.
Planetiers World Gathering will also focus on ecology as a whole, climate change, health, poverty, education and peace; subjects that also need more solutions, and can use new technological models of sustainability to combat issues.
Sérgio Ribeiro, co-founder and co-leader of Planetiers World Gathering said:
“Planetiers aims to mobilise companies, governmental organisations and political and civil decision-makers in the battle to create a sustainable planet for generations to come. At the event, some of the best and brightest will have the opportunity to share ideas that will take us closer and closer to achieving our 2030 goals.”
While the full list of keynote speakers are yet to be revealed, some of the most notable leaders in the sustainability field are already known to be attending the conference, including David Simas, CEO of the Obama Foundation, and Gloria Reuben, actress and President of the Waterkeeper Alliance. Others in attendance will include British filmmaker and activist Ali Tabrizi (director of Netflix’s Seaspiracy documentary); Vice President of the International Panel on Climate Change and Nobel Peace Prize winner 2007, Mohan Munasinghe; Paul Hodgers, president and expert of Global WEF; and Will Wynn, who was instrumental in revolutionary energy transformation policies in Austin, Texas, United States.
The international event is not just limited to the main conferences; there’ll be a wide variety of interactive activities, workshops and exhibitions open to the general public, plus all content will be available online too. Over 30,000 people from 90 different countries are expected to be in attendance, including more than 200 startups with the best technological innovations on the market.
If you’ve already got a city break booked to Lisbon, or you just want to find out more about the conference, head here.