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In the past years the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) has become a leading international forum for key stakeholders of the energy sector. High-level policymakers, industry, science and civil society are given the opportunity to share their experiences and ideas on a safe, affordable and environmentally responsible global energy transition. In 2018, the conference was home to more than 2.000 participants from over 90 countries, including 40 ministers and state secretaries and more than 100 high-level speakers, exchanging on investment flows, system integration or long-time scenarios against the backdrop of dynamic innovation and the digital transformation.

Please find the official #betd2019 Flyer here (PDF).

The inspiring dialogue on the global energy transition continues with high-level participants from politics, industry, science and civil society with a special focus on:

  • integrated energy transition
  • geopolitics
  • digitalisation
  • structural change

The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue is hosted and supported by the German Federal Government and a joint initiative of German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE), German Solar Association (BSW-Solar), German Energy Agency (dena) and eclareon.


Impressions of 2018

30 stops, 600 VIPs, 3,000+ visitors
4,000+ tweets, 10 million social media reach
200,000+ km of travelling (carbon offsetting)


The Green Energiewende Sofa is the icon of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue. It is travelling the world to liaise with other conference and events and collects statements and views on the #Energiewende. Over 4,000 people contributed already live or via twitter to the global Dialogue! When do you join the green journey and share your vision of green?

Last stops of the Green Sofa

8th IRENA Assembly, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 13-14 January 2018 | Les Assisses Européennes de la Transition Énergétiques, Geneva, Switzerland, 30 January – 01 February 2018 | GLOBE Forum, Vancouver, Canada, 14-16 March 2018 | Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2018, Berlin, Germany, 17-18 April 2018 | re:publica, Berlin, Germany, 02 – 04 May 2018 | German-French Energy Forum, Berlin, Germany, 12 June 2018 |Korea Energy Transition Conference, Seoul, South Korea, 04-05 October 2018 | 11th European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) Conference, Vienna, Austria, 20-21 November 2018 | dena Energiewende-Kongress 2018, Berlin, Germany, 26-27 November 2018 | 9th IRENA Assembly, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 11-13 January 2019 | Vaasa Energy Week, Vaasa, Finland, 18-21 March 2019 | Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2019, Berlin, Germany, 09-10 April 2019





Dialogue Schedule

Preliminary Schedule – subject to change

You can download the schedule here (PDF).


Meet our keynote speakers

Peter Altmaier

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

    Heiko Maas

    Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Germany

      Svenja Schulze

      Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany

        Dr. Fatih Birol

        Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)

          Princess Abze Djigma

          Special Envoy of the President of Burkina Faso for SDG’s and Climate Change Chair of the H.R.H. Princes Abze Djigma Foundation

            Joe Kaeser

            President & CEO, Siemens

              Francesco La Camera

              Director-General-elect, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

                Mary Robinson

                Chair of The Elders and former President of Ireland

                  Meet our valued speakers

                  Dr. Rabia Ferroukhi

                  Acting Director of Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre - Head of Policy Unit, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

                    Dr. Ana Trbovich

                    Co-Founder, Grid Singularity & Energy Web Foundation

                      Victor Alagbe

                      Chief Operating Officer & Blockchain Strategist, OneWattSolar, Nigeria

                        Brenda Martin

                        CEO, South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA)

                          Lucy Craig

                          Vice President and Director of Technology and Innovation, DNV GL Energy

                            Barbara Praetorius

                            Professor, HTW Berlin & Member of the Coal Commission Germany

                              Official Side Events

                              Several Side Events – including guided tours, workshops, B2B events and other networking activities – will take place before and after the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue Conference.

                              The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue Side Events are ideal for gaining in‑depth knowledge about the different aspects of the energy transition, as well as for exchanging views and experiences with key experts in the field.

                              Guided Tours

                              Are you eager to take an even closer look at the latest innovations, trends and technologies shaping the energy landscape? Ten fascinating Guided Tours take you to the hubs of the German energy transition and bring you together with its movers and shakers: visionary entrepreneurs, forward-thinking founders, leading researchers and energy experts. Whether it be the future of mobility or sustainable buildings, renewable technologies or the implications of digital technology – the Guided Tours will provide the insight you are seeking. Do not miss out on your chance to get an inside view of cutting-edge business models and innovative projects through which the energy transition is becoming a reality.

                              Women's Lunch

                              Women play a major role in paving the way for a truly global and reliable energy transition. However, it is a well-known fact that the energy sector and other energy transition sectors continue to be male-dominated. We will foster the exchange among participants of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue and representatives of various networks of women working in the energy sector by hosting the second lunch meeting for women only, jointly organised by the German Energy Agency and the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET).


                              The Workshops of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue are a great chance to absorb and exchange the right knowledge according to your Energiewende interest. This year we present 6 different workshops with a variety of topics: Renewable Energies, Mexican Energy Transition, Power to the People: Peer-to-Peer Business Solutions, Green Energy and Climate Finance, Heat and Storage and Grid and Flexibility in the power. This is your unique opportunity to get involved and learn from the energy experts at our Workshops!

                              B2B (Business-To-Business) Dialogue

                              The participants of the BETD 2019 are also welcome to our B2B (Business-to-Business) side events. The event offers the privilege to network with excellent minds for the energy transition and get informed on innovative climate-friendly energy solutions and flagship projects developed in Germany which drive the German Energy Transition, the “Energiewende”.

                              Evening Reception

                              The evening reception is one of the highlights of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, serving as the melting pot of the Berlin Energy Week. Guests of the BETD come together with the Start Up Energy Transition Tech Festival participants to witness the recognition of the top start ups from the Start Up Energy Transition Award.

                              Berlin Energy Week

                              The Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue and its framework programme are at the core of the “Berlin Energy Week” from April 8th -12th 2019. This year, it will be complemented by the Tech Festival of the Start Up Energy Transition (SET) initiative , the hub Berlin, the Future Mobility Summit, the Future of Offshore Windpower, the Drawdown Europe, the IDTechEx, the Electric Vehicles  and the German Business Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF). During the week, you will be able to experience 360 degrees of the Energiewende!

                              Start Up Energy Transition (SET) is an international platform supporting innovation in energy transition. It is comprised of the annual SET Award and SET Tech Festival.

                              We cordially invite you to the on 10 & 11 April 2019. In the first year after Cebit, our Business Festival gains special importance: for the exchange with politics and the press, for discussions with customers and partners, as a platform within the Bitkom industry.

                              Future Mobility 2019 is the central congress for mobility. The congress addresses the implementation issues of the mobility transformation and presents the latest solutions from industry, science and the public sector at the EUREF Campus in Berlin.

                              Drawdown Europe, an initiative of the German Energy Agency (dena) and EIT Climate-KIC, was launched in 2018 and stems from Project Drawdown’s initial collaborative research project seeking the most substantive solutions to reversing global warming. The second gathering of Drawdown Europe will celebrate the launch of the German translation of the Drawdown book, and under the umbrella of the “100 solutions” proposed in the book, inspire a Call to Action in the fight against climate change across Europe.

                              The Future of Offshore Wind Energy is the most important event on offshore wind energy in Berlin. You can expect the 9th & 10th of April future trends & technical innovations, market developments, international speakers and important political players.

                              This annual IDTechEx event focuses on future energy storage solutions, including advanced- and post-Lithium-ion technologies, new form factors and emerging applications. IDTechEx brings together different players in the value chain, from material & technology developers to integrators to end-users, providing insight on forthcoming technologies, material selection, market trends and latest products. Topics covered include: Li-ion battery breakthroughs, solid-state and other beyond Li-ion batteries, battery second life and recycling, supercapacitors, fuel cells, and advances in battery manufacturing.

                              In the whole world, only Electric Vehicles conference looks at the total reinvention of electric vehicles and how the components opportunity is far bigger than it seems. Topics include: electric cars and buses, light EV’s, autonomous and connected cars, charging infrastructure, V2G and power electronics, electric motors for EV, and material opportunities for electric vehicles.

                              Meet Federal Minister Svenja Schulze, CDU party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Parliamentary Undersecretary Thomas Bareiß, MdB, IPEEC Director Benoît Lebot and more than 350 decision-makers from Business, Politics and Science at the Annual-Conference of the German Business Initiative for Energy Efficiency (DENEFF). Furthermore experts from, among others, China, India, USA, Ghana and the Netherlands will present innovative energy efficiency policies and use-cases from their countries.


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