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Nobel peace prize winner added to stellar line up for Europe’s first sustainable innovation conference

Sri Lankan physicist, economist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Prof. Mohan Munasinghe will open Europe’s first sustainable innovation event, Planetiers World Gathering, which will take place from the 23rd – 25th of April 2020 at the Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal.

The inaugural Planetiers World Gathering 2020 will bring together over 10,000 attendees, 100 speakers, 200 exhibitors, and 100 investors from over 50 countries. The focus of the event will be on finding and enhancing solutions for climate change, poverty, education, and hunger.

The conference will be opened by Nobel Peace Prize winner, Professor Mohan Munasinghe. Mr Munasinghe holds several awards for his exceptional global contributions to climate change and sustainable development. His research has also served as the foundation for the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Planetiers World Gathering 2020 will bring together leading companies and activists from around the world to debate sustainability issues and highlight potential solutions. This year’s speakers include:

  • Mike Berners-Lee, Author of the bestselling book ‘There is No Planet B’
  • Daymond John, Investor & Star of ABC’s Shark Tank
  • Gina McCarthy, Former Administrator of EPA
  • David Orban, Investor & Advisor of Singularity University
  • Gunter Pauli – co creator of the “Circular economy” concept
  • Gustavo Carona, Doctors Without Borders Associate

Speaking about the line-up, Co-founder and CEO of Planetiers Sérgio Ribeiro said “We are excited to announce the exceptional speaker line up to Planetiers World Gathering, these individuals are all making a difference globally in a sustainable way. Their creative, empowering mindset and entrepreneurial spirit allows them to make real change and impact, and that’s what Planetiers World Gathering is all about”.

The Summit aims to become a meeting point of the world’s solutions-focused startups and leaders to accelerate progress in tackling the planet’s sustainability challenges. This year’s event will include mentoring and acceleration for start-ups, community exhibition area for cities to showcase their programs and solutions, workshops and educational Initiatives for youth leaders as well as a marketplace exhibition area. Attendees will also have access to keynote speakers and panels and a wide range of networking events into the evening.

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