Plenary Events, Panels & Networking Dinner Party 2023

Overview of cross-thematic panels, plenary presentations and networking Dinner Party 2023

Plenary Presentations

Block A - Plenary Presentation

28 March 2023 | 09:00 - 09:30

The Sustainability Days on 28 March 2023 were opened by Marco Gadola, Member of the Board of Directors of the MCH Group, and Marco Lambertini, Special Envoy/Former Director, WWF International.

Block B - Plenary Presentation

28 March 2023 | 11:00 - 11:30

The second keynote speech in the plenary was given by Thomas Rau, architect and recognised thought leader of the Circular Economy.

Block D - Plenary Presentation

29 March 2023 | 09:00 - 09:30

On the second day, Beat Jans, President of the Government of the Canton of Basel-Stadt, and Pekka Timonen, Mayor of the City of Lahti, Finland, took over the opening.

Block E - Plenary Presentation

29 March 2023 | 11:00 - 11:30

Petteri Taalas, Secretary General of the UN organisation WMO (Meterology), spoke as keynote speaker on the topic "Climate change and disasters, past and future".


Municipal President's Podium - Climate-friendly Cities

28 March 2023 | 14:00 - 14:30

Beat Jans (President of the Basel City Government), Stefanie Ingold (Mayor of Solothurn), Michael Künzle (Mayor of Winterthur), Barbara Thalmann (Mayor of Uster) and Beat Züsli (Mayor of Lucerne) took part in the panel discussion.

Podium Energy - Energy in Abundance?

29 March 2023 | 14:00 - 14:30

Jürg Grossen (National Councillor), Beat Jans (Cantonal Councillor of Basel-Stadt), Aeneas Wanner (CEO of Energie Zukunft Schweiz), Alexander Keberle (Member of the Executive Board of economiesuisse) and Benedikt Loepfe (Director of ewz) took part in the Energy panel discussion.

Podium Health - Health Data, the New Gold? Data Security vs. Data Use

29 March 2023 | 14:00 - 14:30

Ursula Uttinger (Uttinger Datenschutz), Thomas Steffen (President Public Health Switzerland), Kristian Schneider (CEO Spitalzentrum Biel / Vice President H+), Martin Landolt (President Santésuisse) and Astrid Kiermaier (Data Sciences, F. Hoffmann-La Roche) discussed at the Health Panel.

Networking Dinner Party

Networking Dinner Party

28 March 2023 | 17:00 - 23:00

The Networking Dinner Party on the first evening was one of the highlights and offered the opportunity for casual networking between all four platforms that took place in parallel during the Sustainability Days.