Agenda.

We’re proud to publish our agenda, including keynotes, technical sessions and roundtables. Please note that we will update this in the coming weeks for new speakers and final timings.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2022 .

9:00am CEST
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Duration: 60 minutes
10:00am CEST
Opening Session
WELCOME
Gina Domanig, Managing Partner, Emerald Technology Ventures
YEAR IN REVIEW
2022 has challenged many investors’ expectations of geopolitical security. Yet hiccups in the energy transition are unlikely to derail long-term trends toward decarbonization and sustainable innovation. Hear about emerging trends in investment, technologies and the path to net zero in our opening session.
Michael Liebreich, Chairman, Liebreich Associates
Duration: 60 minutes
11:00am CEST
PLENARY SESSION I: DECARBONIZING SUPPLY CHAINS: FROM INNOVATION TO OPERATION

Supply-chain decarbonization will depend on technology—from digital platforms that boost efficiency to electrification of logistics fleets and more. As companies turn their climate commitments into reality, where will we see the biggest impact? How does innovation find its way into daily business operations? Where do the biggest opportunities for innovation and investment emerge?

Nikhil Amin, Independent Consultant, previously General Manager, Amazon Shipping UK

Luca Graf, CEO, MS Direct 

Duration: 75 minutes
12:15pm CEST
NETWORKING LUNCH
Duration: 90 minutes
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1:45pm CEST
PLENARY SESSION II: REDUCING INDUSTRIAL CARBON

Carbon reduction by industry is receiving a lot of attention, but it’s not obviously clear how corporate climate goals will be achieved for “hard-to-abate” industrial sectors. This session will explore the planned pathways, through the combination of process innovation and carbon offsets all necessary to reach net zero. What is planned so far and what innovation is still required for a successful industrial energy transition?

Dr. Debashish Bhattacharjee, VP New Materials Business, Tata Steel 

Martin Fleischer, Senior Strategy Development Manager, Primetals Technologies 

Bas Sudmeijer, Managing Director and Partner, BCG  

Duration: 75 minutes
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3:00pm CEST
NETWORKING BREAK
Duration: 45 minutes
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3:45pm CEST
ROUNDTABLE: ESG STANDARDS FOR VENTURE CAPITAL

With the rise in corporate climate commitments, financial institutions are quickly joining the commitment party and announcing environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment strategies. What does this mean for the venture capital sector? How will this impact the terms LPs will demand from general partners (GPs)? How will GPs comply with these emerging requirements and what will our portfolio companies need to do differently in the future? This session will attempt to crystallize best practice in this space and provide a roadmap for how to incorporate ESG in our industry.

Uli Grabenwarter, Deputy Director, European Investment Fund (EIF) 

Patrick Sheehan, Founder & Managing Partner, ETF Partners 

Duration: 75 minutes
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5:00pm CEST
PROGRAM CLOSES
5:15pm CEST
TRANSFER FROM SWISS RE / HOTEL BELVOIR, AND THEN TO KAUFLEUTEN RESTAURANT, ZURICH
Transportation by bus
Duration: 45 minutes
6:00pm CEST
EUROPEAN VENTURE FAIR GALA APÉRO, KAUFLEUTEN TERRACE
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7:00pm CEST
EUROPEAN VENTURE FAIR GALA DINNER, KAUFLEUTEN RESTAURANT
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11:30pm CEST
TRANSFER BACK TO SWISS RE / HOTEL BELVOIR
Transportation by bus
Duration: 30 minutes

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 .

8:00am CEST
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Duration: 60 minutes
9:00am CEST
PLENARY SESSION III: SUSTAINABLE FUELS: POTENTIAL FOR CHANGE IN AVIATION

The recovery in global aviation is shining a spotlight on an industry traversing a tough, yet promising, path toward decarbonization. How can the sector reduce its climate footprint while still keeping the world connected? What are the most promising trends in sustainable aviation fuel? What other innovations on the horizon can help the industry—long considered one of the trickiest parts of the global net zero puzzle—achieve its ambitions?

Jan Pechstein, Head of Corporate Emissions Management and Sustainable Aviation Fuels, Lufthansa Group

Robert Thomson, Partner, Roland Berger 

Duration: 75 minutes
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10:15am CEST
NETWORKING BREAK
Duration: 45 minutes
11:00am CEST
COMPANY PRESENTATIONS - SESSION I

Top caliber startup innovators from the EVF 2022 theme areas, many selected directly from attendee fund portfolios.

To be announced at the end of August.

Duration: 90 minutes
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12:30pm CEST
NETWORKING LUNCH
Duration: 75 minutes
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1:45pm CEST
COMPANY PRESENTATIONS - SESSION II

Top caliber startup innovators from the EVF 2022 theme areas, many selected directly from attendee fund portfolios.

To be announced at the end of August.

Duration: 105 minutes
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3:30pm CEST
CLOSING REMARKS
Duration: 30 minutes
4:00pm CEST
CLOSING COCKTAILS
Duration: 30 minutes

IMPORTANT NOTE
Occasionally, for reasons beyond the organizer's control, program schedules and speakers may be subject to change. We will update the website on a regular basis to keep you informed about significant changes to the program.