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There will be a wide range of Energiewende events during the Berlin Energy Week.

Overview of the different formats

  • Women’s Lunch

    The energy transition is an overall social project that needs the full support and best ideas of all – men and women alike. With an average share of one-third of the global renewables workforce, women are still underrepresented in the energy transition industries, especially when it comes to management positions.

    The transformation of energy systems with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality also offers opportunities to overcome existing gender inequalities. IRENA states in its annual review 2021 that approximately 12 million people worldwide are employed in the renewable energy industry. Their number could even increase to over 43 million by 2050. A just and inclusive energy transition is the only way and must dismantling structural hurdles women are facing when pursuing a career in the sector. In this context, female role models are crucial to attract further women into the sector and to change male-dominated working cultures in the long term. Networks that support women careers can help in connecting and exchanging with other professionals. In many countries, women’s networks have been established that aim to achieve a better representation of women in the energy transition – through exchange, qualification and mutual support. Regional and local networks are in exchange with each other, but it is rather difficult to establish international contacts.

    Many women who are committed to energy transition worldwide attend BETD. This is an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas in a separate forum. The Women’s Lunch is an official side-event of the BETD conference. It was held for the first time in 2018 and attracted far more than 100 participants. For many, it was the biggest and best meeting of its kind to date. In the following years, the number of registrations even increased. The growing interest shows that networking is a need and can be a key success factor for women’s engagement in the energy transition.

    The Women’s Lunch is a joint event of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), the Federal Foreign Office (AA), the German Energy Agency (dena) and the Global Women‘s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET).

  • Business-to-Government: Forum with the German Industry

    As part of the official supporting program, dena organizes business-to-government (B2G) dialogues. The B2G dialogues enable the exchange between the German energy industry and high-ranking government representatives of the respective countries. Entrepreneurs can find out more about the applicable legal and economic conditions in the country here in direct dialogue. More information will follow shortly.


  • Evening Reception

    The evening reception on the first day of the conference is one of the highlights of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue and acts as the melting pot of Berlin Energy Week. Guests of the BETD and the partner events enjoy an exclusive networking opportunity with food and drinks in an extraordinary location in the heart of Berlin.

    Accompanied by a stage and cultural program with prominent guests, the event will revolve around the role of ‘innovation’ and accelerated energy transition and climate protection in Germany and worldwide. In addition, the finalists of the Start Up Energy Transition Award 2022 will be announced and the SET100 list will be presented.

    Speakers include: Dr. Anna Lührmann (Minister of State for Europe and Climate), Dr. Patrick Graichen (State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action) and Vaitea Cowan (Enapter co-founder, Forbes 30 under 30, recipient of Prince William’s Earthshot Prize).

    As moderators, Andreas Kuhlmann (CEO of the German Energy Agency) and Dr. Linda Davis (founder and CEO, Giraffe Bioenergy) will guide you through the event.

    Participation is possible directly on site in Berlin or via live stream. As a live participant of the BETD conference in the Federal Foreign Office, a shuttle can take you comfortably from the Federal Foreign Office to the location at the Chancellor’s Office and back.

    Register here.

  • BETD Energiewende Tours

    The official BETD Energiewende Tours enable participants to visit and learn about innovative companies and change-makers at the very forefront of the energy transition. This year, a range of onsite tours and virtual tour elements will be offered to provide BETD guests, both in Berlin and online, 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.

    The BETD Energiewende Tours include the interactive Energiewende Map, BETD Company Features and additional content, Online Live Presentations and Onsite Guided Tours held during the Berlin Energy Week:

    To learn more about the BETD Energiewende Tours go to: https://energiewende-tours.com/


  • Energy Sector Outreach Side-Events

    Official side-events of the BETD are organised by and held with various national and international organisations of the energy transition. For 2022, these events will be mainly held online and will cover a range of topics, from decarbonising industry, global coal phase-out, flexibility and capacity adequacy, education for energy transition, cyber innovations, and more. Participating companies and institutions include: German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ), International Energy Agency (IEA), German African Business Association and the German Association for Renewable Energy (BEE), Agora Energiewende, International Renewable Energy Agency, any many more.

    The Energy Sector Outreach Events will be published on the Side-Events agenda on the BETD site shortly: https://www.energydialogue.berlin/betd-side-events/


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