Aveiro Congress Center

OCtober 29-31, 2023

"Empowering innovators, connecting change-makers, scaling sustainable opportunities"

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A Glimpse into the Future of Sustainability and Innovation

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Speakers that lead the way on sustainable innovations

PWG brings together a network of experts in the most varied areas of sustainability, committed to making sustainable innovations increasingly accessible.

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Discover What Awaits You


29 October Free and Open to All


From local challenges to global inspirations, key agendas to discuss environmental, social & economic progress

Sustainable Investments


Health & Wellbeing

The role of entertainment & culture

AI & Sustainability

Sustainable Tourism

Diversity & Equity

The role of media in sustainable agenda

Regenerative Agriculture


Cities of Future

Circular Economy

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The message from the president of the European Commission, Ursula Von Der Leyen


Where Tradition Meets Innovation

Aveiro, the charming host city of the Planetiers World Gathering 2023!

Nestled along the picturesque Portuguese coastline, Aveiro is a place where tradition meets innovation. With its intricate network of canals, colorful moliceiro boats, and quaint bridges, Aveiro’s scenic beauty will captivate you. But this city is not just about aesthetics; it’s a vibrant hub of culture, sustainability, and forward-thinking ideas. With its historic architecture, delectable cuisine, and a strong commitment to eco-friendly practices, 

Aveiro embodies the values we hold dear at Planetiers. Explore its streets, taste the delicious local cuisine, and experience the warm hospitality of its people. We are excited to bring the sustainability community together in this unique and inspiring setting, where the past and the future harmoniously coexist. 

Welcome to Aveiro – where sustainability has found its home.

Planetiers Manifesto

Planetiers are the ones who don’t just break the system

They transform it to make it better, fair and sustainable. They don’t just limit themselves to do better; they inspire others to become part of the solution.

The Force Behind The Gathering

Our Partners

Supported by



Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet, Secretary-General

Satya S. Tripathi is Secretary-General of the Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet. A development economist, lawyer and changemaker with over 40 years of varied experience.

He has served with the UN for more than two decades in key positions across the planet and was most recently the UN Assistant Secretary-General, Head of New York Office at UN Environment and Secretary of the UN Environment Management Group.

Dina Storey
United Arab Emirates
Energy, Utilities, and Resources, ESG Partner and Impact Centre Lead

Dina Storey is a Partner with Strategy& and a member of the firm’s Energy, Utilities, and Resources practice in the Middle East.

She is also leading the development of the Strategy& ESG Impact Center.

Dina is an ESG and sustainability specialist with more than 16 years of extensive corporate and NGO/government experience.

She has led projects involving climate change risk mitigation, global sustainability practices and methodologies, circular economy, energy efficiency, and ESG.

Prior to joining Strategy&, she led the development of the Dubai Expo 2020 sustainability and ESG agendas.

Paul Hodges
New Normal Consulting, Chairman and World Economic Forum Global Expert

Paul Hodges is a trusted adviser to major companies and the investment community, and has a proven track record of accurately identifying key trends in global marketplaces.

He is chairman of New Normal Consulting and a Global Expert with the World Economic Forum. Paul also serves as Advisory Board chairman for Infinity Recycling and non-executive Chairman of NiTech Solutions.

Joana Garoupa
Advisory & Consulting agency related with marketing and sustainability communication

C-suite with proven instincts in corporate restructuring and brand positioning, developing and leading global teams.

Passionate ESG advocate. Active voice for diversity and gender parity. Elected “marketer of the year” by Multipublicações in 2020 and in the top 5 ranking of the best Portuguese marketers (2022). 

Author of “Survival manual for the corporate world” published in Portugal and Brazil. 

Has a strong path in the Energy Industry, Services and Technological sectors in several Multinational and National First Line Companies, as Executive Director and Marketing and Communications Director, having worked in SonaeCom, Siemens, Galp and Omnicom media group.

Circular Economy and Net Zero consultant

Adrian Griffiths is an enthusiastic advocate for profitable sustainability.


As the founder of Recycling Technologies, he spent over a decade developing a chemical recycling process for mixed plastics. He sits on the management board of the British Plastics Federation’s Recycling Group and Chairs the Innovation Campus for the Circular Economy (ICCE). 

He is a chartered engineer, with a degree from Imperial College.

Susana Carvalho
Head of Sustainability and Climate Transition at Bondalti

Graduated in Environmental Engineering, holds an Advanced Studies Diploma in Sustainable Energy Systems from MIT Portugal and almost 20 years of experience in Innovation, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility in Industry, Consulting, Transports, Technology and Nonprofit organizations. 

Talks about sustainable innovation, renewable energy systems, smart mobility, decarbonization and adaptation to climate change, partnerships for environmental and social impact and engaging the value chain. 

Passionate about people, leadership, and happiness culture in organizations.

“Work hard, play harder.”

Miguel Neiva
ColorADD, Designer and Creator and Ashoka fellow

Creator of ColorADD, the color alphabet for colorblind, which allows the inclusion of about 350 million colorblind people worldwide whenever color is a factor of identification, orientation or choice.

Through co-creation models, this universal language is implemented in several countries in different sectors of society, promoting inclusion, as well as at Primary Schools, taking this code to education to allow the inclusion of colorblind children without discriminating.

Greg Sherwin
Human-centered technology leader solving complex system challenges at the ecosystem level

Greg Sherwin is devoted to taking a human-centered approach towards solving complex systems problems at the ecosystem level through diverse teams and system leadership. He is the engineering lead for global experimentation at Farfetch, a Singularity University global facultymember, Director of Southern Europe and Technology at the The Peace-Led Climate Friendly Sustainable Development Forum, board advisor (House of Beautiful Business, Planetiers, and Sónar Lisboa), startup mentor, book author, and experienced engineering and product executive.

Paul Peterson
United States of America
Commercialization Advisor at Montana Technologies

Paul develops scalable manufacturing and distribution partnerships of AirJoule-enabled products and works with the R&D and production teams to customize solutions to increase HVAC efficiency and to solve the water scarcity crisis in developing nations.


África do Sul
Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign, CEO

CEO da Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign e filha mais velha do Arcebispo Desmond Tutu, líder espiritual mundial do ubuntu e Prémio Nobel da Paz. Nomeada uma das 100 Líderes Reais mundiais 2018 pela revista Real Leaders.

Apaixonada pela paz, reconciliação racial e igualdade, através de uma melhor experiência dos jovens na saúde e na educação, sobretudo na África Subsaariana.