Multidisciplinary Artist, USA
Multidisciplinary artist Courtney Applequist navigates the possibilities of painting and drawing using architecture as a foundational framework.
Head of Trade, EU Delegation to the US
Tomas Baert is the Head of the Trade & Agriculture Section at the European Union Delegation to the United States. In this capacity, he oversees the planning, management, and coordination of EU trade policy in the US.
Founder, People’s Solar Energy Fund, USA
Lynn Benander is a founder and manager for the People’s Solar Energy Fund (PSEF), a national nonprofit loan fund led by black, indigenous, people of color and low-income leaders.
Florent Bernard, PhD
Counselor, Research & Innovation, Delegation of the European Union to the USA
Florent joined the EU Delegation in Washington DC in September 2021 as the Counselor for Research and Innovation.
Manuel Carmona Yebra
Counsellor for Environment and Oceans, EU Delegation to the US
Manuel Carmona Yebra is the Counsellor for Environment and Oceans at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. He manages relations between the EU and the United States on a wide range of policies, from nature conservation to pollution, the Arctic region, circular economy, plastics, oceans and fisheries.
Giovanna M. Cinelli
Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Giovanna M. Cinelli is the leader of the International Trade and National Security practice at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Clara de la Torre
Deputy Director-General for Climate Action, European Commission
Clara de la Torre will give opening keynote remarks by video for the panel “The Energy Revolution Starts At Home”.
Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité
Hip-Hop Artist, Sweden/USA
Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité is one of Sweden’s most well-known and respected hip-hop artists. Now also as an acclaimed writer, he has performed and spoken to audiences worldwide.
Sara Eisen is co-anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell” (M-F, 3PM-5PM ET). She is known for her deep expertise in financial markets and the global economy as well as regular news making interviews with some of the most prominent names in the financial world.
Consultant, Press Communication, Creative Europe Desk Hamburg
After having spent 15 years on film sets, as an Assistant Director and producer of creative documentaries, Britta Erich started to work at Creative Europe MEDIA Desk Hamburg in 2008.
Minister-Counsellor, Digital Economy Policy, EU Delegation to the US
Peter Fatelnig is Minister-Counsellor for Digital Economy Policy at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. His team covers all aspects of the broader conversation of digital tech in society and economy.
Manager, Trentino Film Fund
Luca Ferrario is the Manager of the Trentino Film Fund in Italy. Shooting movies sustainably is a philosophy and a level of certification which the Trentino Film Commission has been awarding to film productions since 2017.
Advisor, Digital Economy Policy, EU Delegation to the US
Evi Fuelle serves as Advisor, Digital Economy Policy at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America.
Mercedes García Pérez
Head of Global Issues and Innovation, EU Delegation to the US
Mercedes García Pérez’s office represents the EU in the areas of transportation, climate, energy and environment, research and innovation, space, food safety and public health.
CEO, TuneCore, USA
Andreea Gleeson is TuneCore’s Chief Executive Officer. To the music industry, she brings a unique perspective as well as the digital and marketing expertise necessary in today’s increasingly digital landscape.
Jazz Trombonist, USA
Shannon Gunn is an acclaimed jazz trombonist from the Washington DC area who actively uses her music for social justice causes.
NSC Senior Director for International Economics and Competitiveness
Peter Harrell is a leading expert on U.S. economic statecraft, including sanctions, export controls, trade policy, and other geoeconomic tools.
Social Sculptor and Chief Creative Strategist, USA
Philippa P.B. Hughes is a Social Sculptor and Creative Strategist who designs relational spaces for honest conversations across political, social, and cultural differences.
Director General, DG GROW, European Commission
Kerstin Jorna serves at the European Commission as the Director General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.
Director, Policy Strategy and Outreach, DG CNECT, European Commission
During his 20 years at the Commission, Thibaut Kleiner has worked with various issues from competition policy to supervised internet policies and 5G.
Dr. Dagmara Koska
Deputy Head of Section, Global Issues and Innovation, Counsellor for Energy and Climate, EU Delegation to the US
Dr. Dagmara Koska is the Debuty Head of Global Issues and Innovation Section at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. She oversees climate and energy policies and manages relations between the EU and the US.
Amb. Stavros Lambrinidis
Ambassador of the European Union to the United States
Stavros Lambrinidis is the Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, as of March 1, 2019.
Bloomberg, White House Reporter
Jenny Leonard is a White House reporter for Bloomberg News, where she focuses on international economic issues.
Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Inu Manak is an expert in international political economy, with a specialization in international trade policy and law.
President, Technicolor, Connected Home
Luis Martinez-Amago is the Deputy CEO of Technicolor, and the President and General Manager of the Connected Home Division.
Sustainability Lead, European Broadcasting Union
Hemini Mehta is an experienced Technical Professional in all things digital (video on demand, live streams, websites, mobiles, TV, STB & games consoles) with an angle on Sustainability.
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Molly Montgomery serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. She is responsible for relations with Western Europe and the European Union.
CEO, CrossBorderWorks, USA
Vickie Nauman is a digital music pioneer whose specialty lies in the intersection of technology and music. In her work she focuses on licensing, relationships, and music rights and helps companies grow from point A to point B.
Singer, Deedy Music, Germany
Lie Ning is a Berlin-based singer and musician fusing different vibes and creative ideas within his music, giving a home to his complex bundle of emotions. Currently he is working on his debut album with Grammy awarded producer Stephen Fitzmaurice (Sam Smith, Seal, Mary J. Blige & Alicia Keys).
Sustainability Lead, Sony Pictures Entertainment
For the past 20 years, John Rego has worked with companies to help them become better citizens. John has led Sony Pictures Entertainment’s global sustainability department since 2009 and is an environmental officer of the Sony Group.
Professor, Computer Science Department, Stanford University
Mehran Sahami is the James and Ellenor Chesebrough Professor in the School of Engineering and the Associate Chair for Education in the Computer Science department at Stanford University.
Director, Stanford University Cyber Policy Center
Marietje Schaake is international policy director at Stanford University Cyber Policy Center and international policy fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.
Deputy Director General (Acting) for Trade, European Commission
Rupert Schlegelmilch is the Acting Deputy Director General at the DG Trade of the European Commission. DG Trade is in charge of implementing the common trade policy of the European Union.
Hessel van Oorschot
Chief of Noise, Tribe of Noise, The Netherlands
Hessel van Oorschot is the Founder and ‘Chief of Noise’ at the online music business Tribe of Noise. He is an experienced entrepreneur with a background in online business models, digital media, and building teams to execute disruptive ideas.
President RESCOOP EU, Climate Rebel of the Year, Belgium
Dirk Vansintjan is the President of the European Federation of Citizen Energy Cooperatives, REScoop.eu. He is also a co-founder of the citizen energy cooperative Ecopower that supplies 1.6% of households in the Belgian Flanders with green electricity.
Executive Vice President, European Commission
Margrethe Vestager is a Danish politician and European Commissioner in the Von der Leyen Commission, currently serving as Executive Vice President of the European Commission for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age since December 2019 and European Commissioner for Competition since 2014.
Mia Florentine Weiss
Conceptual and Performance Artist, Germany
Mia Florentine Weiss is a German conceptual and performance artist. Her sculptural ambigram LOVE HATE exhibited in this year’s SXSW.
Head of Global Engagement, META Oversight Board
Rachel Wolbers is the Public Policy Manager at the Oversight Board where she handles stakeholder engagement on cases and policy issues pending before the Board.