THE BIGGEST EVENT ON SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION IS COMING TO LISBON

THE BIGGEST EVENT ON SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION IS COMING TO LISBON
The world’s biggest event on sustainable innovation arrives at Altice Arena at the end of April. Daymond John, Geoff Kendall, Gina McCarthy,andGustavo Carona are some of the names supporting the Portuguese initiative. There are only two months left forLisbon to welcome the first edition of theworld’s biggest event on sustainable innovation. Planetiers World Gatheringarrives in Altice Arena from April 23rd to 25th and brings more than100 international speakers to Portugal’s biggest concert hall. Daymond John, John Elkington, Audrey Maatchi, Geoff Kendall, Gina McCarthy, Gustavo Carona, Gunter Pauli, Francisca Salema, Cassia Moraes,andMikaela Övén are just some of the names joiningthe Portuguese initiative.
STAGES, EXHIBITORS, MARKETPLACE & STARTUPS: ATICE ARENA BECOMES THE MEETING POINT FOR THE FUTURE
The 10 thousand meters of the biggest concert hall in the countrydividesinto four spaces and offersa multipurpose experience to its participants. The stage areagathers some of the program’s highlights, with talks, planetary sessions,and panel discussions led by more than 100 confirmed speakers. There, the most diverse themes will be discussed,to answer the most common questions, find solutions,and share experiences. In theexhibitor’sarea, attendees will also be able to learn about the sustainable objectives of some of the most renowned brandsin the Portuguese market and explore real actions implemented by various Portuguese citiesand regions. In this area, participants will be able to meet more than one hundred sustainable brands and discover a selection of responsible products, in a type of Planetiers market. Startups also have their own spaceto share their projects and ideas with an agenda designed for entrepreneurs. Private meetings with speakers, mentoring sessions with investors,and privilegedaccess to the media at the conference are some of the benefits provided by the organization.Theofficial program also guarantees a schedule of workshops alongside the event,centered in various themes and designed for all ages. The initiative wants to“change themindset of those who visit us, through proposals that are both creative and accessible, describedin an easy way for people to understand”, explainsSérgio Ribeiro, CEO andco-founder ofPlanetiers, one of the companies involved in the organization, alongside Altice Arena andDouro Generation, and the main responsible for this initiative. The entrepreneur also points outthat “adoptinga more sustainable lifestyle is urgent and doesn’t have to be complicated”, ensuring the event does not end after the three days planned for this first edition.“The objective is to keep up with the attendees’change throughout the year and build a platform to support sustainability in Portugal”, he concludes.
SUSTAINABLE CONFERENCE BRINGS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE TO LISBON
Prof. Mohan Munashinge, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize withIPCC, leavesSri Lanka for Portugal, ready to engage with the public, in a lecture that promises to be a turning point in the participants’ mindset.Daymond John, a well-known investor in Shark Thank USA, is another of the event’s main guests. The shark travels directly from New York to Altice Arena, where he will share his journey and contribute to a healthier and more balanced planet, in a motivational talk that promises to encourage and inspire those who choose to listen. Joining the lineup of the event’s main stage, Francisco Piyãko, leader of Amazon’s indigenous communities, who brings to Portugal the wisdom of Apiwtxacommunity (of which he is founder)and theAshaninkapeople who live in the indigenous land Kampaof the AmóniaRiver, John Elkington, Chairman ofVolans, CBSjournalistPeter Greenberg, NRDC’s CEO and former EPA administratorGina McCarthy, humanitarian doctor Gustavo Carona, Future-Fit Foundation’s CEO Geoff Kendall, or Blue Economy leader and Club ofRome memberGunter Pauli.
EVENT OPENS CONTEST FOR INNOVATIVE IDEASAND PROJECTS AND ACCEPTS SUBMISSIONS UNTIL THE END OF MARCH
Planetiers Awards wants to reward innovative and responsible ideas and projects, covering six categories in a transversal and dynamic contest with different prizes and counterparts. From startups to schools, universities or research centers, through cities, municipalities or regions and not forgetting ordinary citizens whose ideas want to revolutionize the world, the event accepts submissions until the end of March, through the official website.The selected projects shortlist will be released on March 31st,and the winners announced during PWG’s open ceremony, which takes place on the first day of the event (April 23rd).
PWG GUARANTEES SPECIAL PRICE FOR STUDENTS
Tickets are on sale at blueticket.pt with special prices until March 23rd. Prices start at €25 for students, granting access to the venue for one day, and end at €450, a ticket thatensures participation on both days of the event and access to all private areas of the conference.

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