This year’s virtual Maifest conference on May 27th will focus on how technology enables us to reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the planet through cleaner energy, improved efficiency, and more sustainable living!
The conference brings together experts and entrepreneurs from across the sustainability field—both the public and private sectors, research, and academia—as we aim to initiate cooperation between established and growth-stage sustainability-focused companies from across North America and Germany.
Attendees are offered a platform to exchange sustainable technology and business concepts that bring regional development, the environment, and society into focus.
We are excited to announce our speakers and expert panel topics:
After a brief welcome address, an Opening Keynote will be delivered by the City of Los Angeles’ Chief Sustainability Officer, Lauren Faber O'Connor. She will discuss how LA is setting ambitious targets to combat climate change, improving water and waste management, and powering a more inclusive Green Economy.
Our 1st Expert Panel will feature speakers (l. to r.) from across the US & Germany and will be moderated by Christos Chantzaras (Technical University of Munich Venture Labs on Built Environment). Industry experts Pierre Trevet (Helios Exchange), Miriam Roure (Urban-X), Colm Nee (Enlighted/Comfy), and Colin Mangham (US Green Building Council) will discuss how tech is making buildings greener, smarter, and more efficient and how the pandemic has impacted the versatility of urban space, and thereby community and climate outcomes.
Dr. Elena Krieger (PSE Healthy Energy) will moderate our 2nd Expert Panel on rethinking infrastructure. Rick Tiene (Mission Secure), Menka Sethi (American Battery Technology Company), Brad Ferrell (BayWa/Enable Energy), and Gregor Hintler (The Mobility House) will take their virtual panel seats (l. to r.) to discuss shifts in energy and transport infrastructure towards battery technologies, enhanced security, and climate resilience.