The dates for Europe’s first sustainable innovation summit, the Planetiers World Gathering, have been announced. The sustainable innovation summit will take place from the 23 to 25 of April at the Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal.
Planetiers World Gathering 2020 will focus on uncovering long-term sustainable solutions to help the global environment. It will bring together over 10,000 key sustainability and innovation stakeholders, 100 speakers, over 200 projects and start-ups, 500 exhibitors and 100 investors from over 50 countries.
With the high patronage of the president of the Portuguese Republic, it aims to raise further awareness of the sustainability challenges the world is currently facing, such as pollution, loss of biodiversity and food waste among others. It will also highlight the need for longer term solutions to counteract these issues.
The summit will focus on connecting and empowering creative minds and entrepreneurial spirit to promote real change.
Planetiers World Gathering will discuss themes such as ecology, climate change, poverty, education and hunger, with the aim of educating individuals to change their consumption behaviour, encouraging them to become more conscious and responsible overall.
Key speakers at the event include: Daymond John, Investor & Star of ABC’s Shark Tank,
Mike Berners-Lee, Author of the bestselling book ‘There is No Planet B’ , Prof. Mohan Munasinghe, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate , Gina McCarthy, Former Administration of EPA, David Orban, Investor & Advisor of Singularity University
Gustavo Carona, a Doctors Without Borders Associate.
Initiatives taking place at Planetiers World Gathering, include: mentoring and acceleration, sessions for startups and businesses, educational Initiatives for kids, keynote speakers and panels and a wide range of networking sessions.
Speaking about Planetiers World Gathering, Founder and CEO of Planetiers Sérgio Ribeiro said: “Planetiers World Gathering is about making a difference globally in a sustainable way. The first ever summit of its kind, we aim to connect creative, empowering minds and entrepreneurial spirit to help make real change. The aim of the summit is to develop innovative ideas and sustainable projects which last beyond the event itself”.