Join the Dialogue

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: photos

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

Heiko Maas

Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Germany

    Peter Altmaier

    Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

      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

            Martin Brenda

            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

                  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 Guided Tours will give you the opportunity to gain insight into Germany’s energy transition, taking you to flagship projects and enterprises in and near Berlin. In addition to the Guided Tours, the German energy community is offering several workshops, B2B events and other activities as part of the Berlin Energy Week.

                  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.

                  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 and the Urban Energy Forum (more events to be announced). During the week, you will be able to experience 360 degrees of the Energiewende!


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