Net Zero Economy Forum: Accelerating the transition

Net Zero Economy Forum: Accelerating the transition

The event

Net Zero Economy Forum organized by Capital aims to be the most robust local platform for ideas exchanging between the government and business leaders, public experts and investors, enabling a shared vision on transition and sustainable growth.

The second edition is going to be held in hybrid format, which combines both physical and virtual components. Speakers and audience can join in-person or online.

CONTEXT

The pathway to net-zero by 2050 is narrow—and the evidence shows it already possesses an enormous challenge. 

It will require organizations and governments to dedicate themselves to fundamental, system-level change. Companies around the world will have to decarbonize their operations and business portfolios, ramp up production of climate technologies, apply new measures of corporate performance, and engage in thoughtful dialogue with investors and societies.

On the other hand, these challenges create an excellent opportunity to rethink the idea of economy and prosperity and innovate the entire economic cycle.

Advantages emerge at all levels, for instance, through innovation in energy management and digitalization, which drive decarbonization and resilience.

Now we need to accelerate the extensive system and infrastructural transformation that will not bypass a single organization, city or country in the future. 

Decarbonization of the planet also has a solid geopolitical context. Europe is on the clear path towards climate neutrality in 2050, but still, hard decisions need to be made. All this will directly affect the priorities in the Bulgarian political agenda. 

TOPICS
In 2022 the conference will focus on six key areas defining the most significant change levers. 
 
  • Bulgaria and the EU climate goals - policies, programs and projects
  • Enabling the clean energy transformation
  • The role of the industry in the net-zero economy
  • Climate-neutral transport and smart cities
  • Financing the transition
  • New business models for sustainable future
FORMAT
One-day Hybrid event
  • Keynote talks and discussion sessions
  • Business Case Studies 
  • Practical Workshops 
  • Fireside Chats 
  • Offline and Online Networking sessions
  • On-demand access to videos, event content, speakers and sponsors materials 
*The Hybrid event combines both physical and virtual components. Speakers and audiences can join, engage and interact in-person or online.

WHEN AND WHERE
18 October 2022 
Sofia 

TICKETS
Digital Ticket - 30 BGN /VAT incl./
Premium Digital Ticket - 108 BGN /VAT incl./
Hybrid Ticket - 150 BGN /VAT incl./

Please see the information below 

* Discounts for Capital subscribers:
- All annual subscribers have a 100% discount for Premium Digital ticket. To receive a promo code for the discount, please write to us at [email protected]

Speakers

Gerard Reid

Gerard Reid

Co-founder and Partner at Alexa Capital

Christof Rühl

Christof Rühl

Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University, New York

Maciej Mazur

Maciej Mazur

Chief Executive Officer of PSPA & Vice-President of AVERE

Maxfield Weiss

Maxfield Weiss

Executive Director, CDP Europe

Mariana Iteva

Mariana Iteva

Industry Development Director, VEOLIA Central and Eastern Europe, Deputy Country Director, VEOLIA Bulgaria and Member of the Board of Directors of Sofiyska Voda JSC, operated by VEOLIA

Yuri Katanov

Yuri Katanov

Executive Director of KER TOKI POWER and Member of the Board of Directors of Solarpro Holding

Artem Abramov

Artem Abramov

Head of Global Energy Systems, Rystad Energy

Dr Gokce Mete

Dr Gokce Mete

Senior Manager, Global Hydrogen Stakeholder Platform and Co-Lead of the Hydrogen for Net Zero Initiative at South Pole

Robert Spruijt

Robert Spruijt

Head Sustainable Finance EMEA (Europe, Middle East& Africa), ING bank

Geoffrey Mansfield

Geoffrey Mansfield

General Manager of Shell’s Global Low Carbon Fuels Trading desk

Jan-Jaap Verhoeve

Jan-Jaap Verhoeve

CCO at Plan A & Co-Founder at Greentech Alliance

Miki Yokoyama

Miki Yokoyama

Venture Partner at AENU

Radan Kanev

Radan Kanev

Member of European Parliament

Dimitar Enchev

Dimitar Enchev

Managing partner, PostScriptum; Cofounder, CWP Global

Julian Popov

Julian Popov

Fellow of the European Climate Foundation

Ivan Velev

Ivan Velev

Portfolio Manager, ACT

Lazar Armianov

Lazar Armianov

Regional Director - Sales: Northern Europe, Middle East & Africa, EcoVadis

Assoc. Prof. Manyu Moravenov, Ph.D., MRICS

Assoc. Prof. Manyu Moravenov, Ph.D., MRICS

Chairman of the Green Finance & Energy Centre

Lilyana Pavlova

Lilyana Pavlova

Vice-President of the European Investment Bank

Ivan Tzankov

Ivan Tzankov

Participant in the Green Finance & Energy Centre

Sasha Bezuhanova

Sasha Bezuhanova

Member of the Board of Directors of the Green Finance & Energy Centre

Nikolay Garnev

Nikolay Garnev

Member of the Board of Directors of the Green Finance & Energy Centre

Elitsa Panayotova

Elitsa Panayotova

Coordinator of "SOfiaGREEN" project at Sofia Municipality

Stefan Konstantinov

Stefan Konstantinov

Senior Energy Economist - Electricity, Carbon and Natural Gas at ICIS

Eng. Konstantin Zlatev

Eng. Konstantin Zlatev

Executive director of ,,GBS-Plovdiv" AD, member of the board of directors of ,,Glavbolgarstroy Prefab" EAD

Miroslav Ilijevski

Miroslav Ilijevski

Managing Director of TotalEnergies Marketing Bulgaria

Venelin Petkov

Venelin Petkov

Journalist

Rossen Papazov

Rossen Papazov

CEO and member of the Management Board of Holcim (Bulgaria) AD

Albena Markova

Albena Markova

Partner Consulting Services PwC

Teodor Radonov

Teodor Radonov

Head of the EIB Group office in Bulgaria

Vassil Tzanev

Vassil Tzanev

Executive Director of ZMM Bulgaria Holding EAD

Desislava Simeonova

Desislava Simeonova

Sustainable Finance Program Leader and Executive Director SME Banking of UBB

Giuseppe Zammarchi

Giuseppe Zammarchi

Head of ESG metrics, policies and disclosure, Unicredit

Galina Permenter

Galina Permenter

ESG Senior Advisor, Yettel

Dr. eng. Emanuela Manolova

Dr. eng. Emanuela Manolova

Iron-silicate Business Development Manager, Aurubis Bulgaria

Constantine Levoyannis

Constantine Levoyannis

Head of EU Affairs at Nel Hydrogen

Jose Saloio

Jose Saloio

CEO of BNP Paribas Personal Finance, Bulgaria

Eng. Maria Topchiyska

Eng. Maria Topchiyska

H&D supply chain Performance and Digital Director, Schneider Electric

Magdalena Maleeva

Magdalena Maleeva

Co-founder & CEO Wind of Change, Founder Gorichka, Co-founder Harmonica, Climate activist

Xavier Marcenac

Xavier Marcenac

Co-founder of Nasekomo

Stefan Spassov

Stefan Spassov

CFO of SPARK and CEO of Eldrive

Alex Hewitt

Alex Hewitt

Chair Green Hydrogen Catapult

Tim Steppich

Tim Steppich

Founder of ClimatEU

Vesela Valcheva-McGee

Vesela Valcheva-McGee

Board member of the Bulgarian Green Building Council

Nayden Marechkov

Nayden Marechkov

Product Development Director at Mastercard

Sergey Petrov

Sergey Petrov

CEO, Pollenity

Dobromir Borislavov

Dobromir Borislavov

Director, Sofia Zoo

Petar Georgiev

Petar Georgiev

Head of Strategic Alliances and Sustainability, AMPECO

Miguel Coleta

Miguel Coleta

Director Sustainability, Activation & Support, Philip Morris International (PMI)

Remzi Ingilizov

Remzi Ingilizov

Deputy manager of Ingiliz Group

Zornitsa Stoilova

Zornitsa Stoilova

Editorial director, The Recursive

Adriyana Мihaylova

Adriyana Мihaylova

Founder of Imp-Act Agency

Eng. Plamen Panchev

Eng. Plamen Panchev

Executive director and founder of Thrace Economic Zone /TIZ/, and chairman of "Cluster Thrace Economic Zone"

Meglena Rusenova

Meglena Rusenova

Chairman of the BD of Haos Invest EAD and Chairman of the Bulgarian photovoltaic association

Tickets

0 BGN VAT included
Premium Digital ticket
150 BGN VAT included
Hybrid ticket - Limited
Registration
Because of the importance of the topic and the context of the multiple business crises, Capital opens the conference to its audience.  If you have already purchased Digital or Premium Digital tickets, you will receive information from Capital Events soon.

TICKETS
Please note that event registration requires an ID in Capital

Premium Digital ticket
Live online access to the event - talks, parallel sessions, workshops, online networking sessions 
Unlimited on-demand access to the videos from the event
Unlimited on-demand access to extra content, speakers and sponsors materials

Hybrid ticket
Full accessibility of Premium Digital Ticket 
+
- Possibility for physical presence
- Оpportunity for working meetings, live networking sessions, live meeting with some of the speakers
Registration deadline - October 25, 2022

Program

Partners

Institutional partner:

European Investment Bank

General Partners:

Aurubis
Mastercard
KER TOKI  Power
Unicredit Bulbank
Philip Morris
Green Finance and Energy Centre
Veolia
PwC

PwC

Schneider Electric Bulgaria
Yettel
Glavbolgarstroy
ACT

ACT

UBB

UBB

ING Bank
Holcim

Main Partners:

BNP Paribas Personal Finance
Shell
Sofia municipality
Total Energies
ZMM Bulgaria Holding

Content Partner:

Bulgarian Green Building Council

Low carbon strategy partner:

Wind of Change

Green Energy Partner

ACT

ACT

Event organizer:

Xactway

Contacts

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