International agreements, innovations and best practices for the global energy transition: this is the 2023 Berlin Energy Week. The main focus of the week is the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue on 28 and 29 March 2023.
Numerous ministers from all regions of the world will take part in the conference entitled ‘Energiewende – Securing a Green Future’.
Today, driving forward the global energy transition is more important than ever before – be it for reasons of climate protection, energy security, economic diversification or others. At a time of great opportunity but also great uncertainty in the energy sector, BETD 2023 brings together the world’s most influential CEOs, political decision-makers and senior representatives from dozens of governments to discuss solutions to common challenges. The time is ripe to invest in sustainable energy systems and to be even more committed on the path to climate neutrality.
The German Federal Foreign Office (AA) and Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) are organising the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue. As an expert on energy transition with interdisciplinary expertise, the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (German Energy Agency) or dena, is supporting the German federal government in arranging the Berlin Energy Week. dena is cooperating here with various other organisations.
Official trailer for the BETD 2023
The official BETD Energiewende-Guided Tours enable participants to visit and learn about innovative companies and change-makers at the very forefront of the energy transition.
Each year, a range of onsite tours and virtual tour elements provide BETD guests the opportunity to meet company representatives, go within company grounds and learn about their technologies, projects, and solutions for the future of sustainable energy systems and a carbon neutral society. To learn more about the BETD Energiewende-Guided Tours and participating companies and projects, visit the interactive Energiewende-Guided Tours Map.
Relevant energy transition stakeholders and innovative start-ups will meet again this year at the festival put on by the ‘Start Up Energy Transition global innovation platform’. Inspiring keynotes, informal discussions, matchmaking for start-ups, panel discussions on innovations in the energy market and much more will be accompanied by an extensive programme of live on-stage events. Participants will also have the chance to take part in the SET Award Finalist Pitches or attend workshops. In the evening, the winners from five categories of the Start Up Energy Transition Awards will be announced at the BETD evening event: Clean Energy & Storage, Mobility & Transportation, Industry, Buildings & Constructions and Quality Energy Access & SDG-7.
You can find more information on the SET Tech Festival here.
The official Evening Reception is one of the highlights of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, taking place on the evening of the first day of the BETD conference. The event offers BETD and Berlin Energy Week guests an exclusive evening of networking and exchange, complete with food and drinks at a unique and extraordinary venue in Berlin. The evening will include the Start Up Energy Transition Award ceremony and a full programme of live on-stage acts and entertainment.
Women play an important role in the energy transition throughout the world. They are key drivers of innovative and inclusive solutions. Nevertheless, female experts are still underrepresented in the energy sector. dena is organising a Women’s Lunch on 29 March at 1 pm in the German Federal Foreign Office’s International Club in cooperation with the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET). The Women’s lunch gives female experts a platform to exchange their experiences in an informal setting and strengthens their network with one another. Three inspiring keynotes will be followed by an exchange moderated by dena’s Managing Director Kristina Haverkamp.
Register here for the Women's Lunch
Together with country partners, dena organises Business-to-Government Dialogues to provide an exclusive forum to build lasting professional relationships. The B2G Dialogues enable exchange between the German energy industry and high-ranking government representatives of the respective countries. Entrepreneurs can find out more about the current legal and economic conditions of the country in a direct dialogue.
The National Energy Sector Outreach programme enables an extended range of German energy industry actors, associations, and their partners to get involved in the BETD - by hosting and joining partner side events. The National Energy Sector Outreach side events cover a range of topics, such as decarbonising industry, global coal phase-out, flexibility and capacity adequacy, education for energy transition, energy security and diversification, and more.
Find out more on the BETD website
This year we offer a new international exchange format. The ‘Cooperation Dialogue’ is a networking event consisting of representatives from countries with which Germany has bilateral partnerships on energy transition and climate protection or in which such partnerships are planned.
Two event formats will take place as part of the Cooperation Dialogue:
Regional Perspectives will focus different strategies and challenges in dealing with current key iussues of the green transformation in selectes regions. This time the spotlights are on „Latin America“ and „Southeast Asia“.
Regional Perspectives Southeast Asia I 30th March 2023, 10am - 11:30am I Find the full agenda here
Regional Perspectives - Trends and Challenges in Latin America I 30th March 2023, 1:30pm - 3pm I Find the full agenda here
Country Show Cases provide an exchange of experiences on current key topics of the energy transition, which will be of growing importance in international energy cooperation. The Country Show Cases focus on Australia's experience and plans in developing storage solutions, Israel's experience with digitalization, and specifically with strengthening cybersecurity in the energy sector, Ukraine’s experience with implementing resilient decentralised energy supply solutions, South Africa’s potential and experiences in producing green hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cells.
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