TRANSITION Forum announces keynotes and over 60 international speakers to debate the theme “Shifting Towards Sustainable Lifestyles”

26 - 27 June 2019
Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monaco

3 June 2019, PARIS, France — In response to the global clarion call for climate action, the 2019 TRANSITION Forum will convene over 350 climate innovators, investors, business leaders, policymakers, thought leaders and startups in Monte Carlo to identify and finance innovative solutions to accelerate the transition to a cleaner future.

Over 60 international speakers will examine the theme “Shifting Towards Sustainable Lifestyles”, decipher the challenges and identify cutting-edge innovations in four key areas undergoing radical transformation: Food, Mobility, Housing, and Production and Consumption. 

“We have an impressive line-up of diverse speakers who are all taking action to forge more sustainable economic and social models for human progress,” said Lionel le Maux, Chairman of Aqua Asset Management and Co-Founder of TRANSITION Forum. “Everyone is a key stakeholder in the ecological transition, but we must work together to accelerate the pace of transformation to preserve our planet for future generations.” 

The Forum will kick off on Wednesday, 26 June with opening remarks from His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, who is leading the Principality towards carbon neutrality by 2050. Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice, President of the Metropolis of Nice Cote d’Azur and Deputy Chairman of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region (France), Pierre Gagnaire, French Michelin-starred Chef and Johan Eliasch, Chairman & CEO of Head and Founder of the UK-based NGO Cool Earth have also been confirmed for the opening session.

Additional keynote speakers confirmed to date include:

  • Frédéric Genta, Country Chief Digital Officer (Monaco)

  • Sabrina Krief, Primatologist, Veterinarian and Professor, Museum of Natural History in Paris (France)

  • Anouk Legendre, Architect & Co-Founder, XTU Architects, (France)

  • Timothy Papandreou, Urban Mobility Revolutionary and Founder, Emerging Transport Advisors, (US)

  • Gunter Pauli, Entrepreneur & Author, The Blue Economy (Belgium)

  • Riaz Siddiqi, Founder & Managing Partner, Denham Capital (US)

  • Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen, Co-Founder & President, EAT Foundation (Sweden)

Other featured speakers include members of the Forum’s Advisory Board: Rinat Guy, Chief Innovation Officer, Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel), Lionel le Maux, Chairman, Aqua Asset Management (France), Francis O’Sullivan, Director, Energy Initiative, MIT (US), Sylvie Perrin, Partner, De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés and Founder, La Plateforme Verte (France), Michèle Sabban, Chairwoman, R20 and President, R20 Green Fund for Women (France), and Riaz Siddiqi, Founder & Managing Partner, Denham Capital (US).


Participants can expect to discover a wide range of cutting-edge technologies which offer concrete solutions to mitigate the challenges of climate change, overpopulation, and the depletion of natural resources — from carbon capture technologies and flexible solar films, to boats powered by plastic waste, photosynthetic architecture, urban cable cars, indoor vertical farming, and many more.

TRANSITION Forum is thankful for the support of the following sponsors and event partners: Anacofi, Aqua Asset Management, Bain & Company, Carakters, CIFA, CleanTechnica, Connect4Climate, ESSEC, Evergaz, Evergreen, EverWatt, FAMAE, Hub Culture, La Tribune, the Métropole of Nice, MonacoLife, Natureo Finance, Orygeen, the Principality of Monaco, World Ocean Council and WWF.

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