In order to showcase Slovenian solution providers and technology leaders and to build the necessary international alliances for impact, the Ministry of the Economy, Tourism and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia, is organizing three days of intensive program highlighting green-tech, social-tech and gov-tech solutions on the way to NetZero.
10 am - 10.15 am Opening Remarks
10.15 am - 10.30 am Driving Progress: Real- World Initiatives in Slovenia
10.30 am - 10.40 am Introduction to the UNIDO Global Programme for Hydrogen in Industry and its Global Partnership: Juan Pablo Dávila, Industrial Development Officer, UNIDO
10.40 am - 11.15 am Showcasing Best Practices in the Hydrogen Entrepreneurship, Education and Ecosystem Development in Slovenia
11.15 am - 11.55 am Roundtable Discussion: Opportunities and Challenges for Start-ups, Scale-ups, and SMEs in the Hydrogen Sector
11.55 am - 12.00 pm Closing Remarks
12 pm – 12.30 pm Keynote
Powering ESG and Sustainable Finance with Fintech: Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
12.30 pm – 13 pm Presentation
Embedding Climate Financing With Net-Zero Focus: Martin Rauchenwald, Partner Financial Service, Arthur D. Little
1 pm - 1.30 pm Key Note Addresses
Keynote 1: Circular Slovenia: a national, strategic approach – SRIP – Circular Economy, Nina Meglič
1.30 pm - 2.15 pm Best practice presentation - Circular economy
2.15 pm - 3 pm Panel discussion: Transitioning to Circular Economy: do's and don'ts from Slovenia and cross-border countries
Moderator: Nina Meglič, coordinator of SRIP – Circular Economy
Moderator: Nena Dokuzov
4 pm - 4.45 pm Sustainable finance
Moderator: Nena Dokuzov
5 pm – 5.45 pm Panel: Building the Case for Climate Finance - Seeking and Defining Alpha on ESG Investing
Moderator: Arjun V Singh, Partner & Global Co-Head of Fintech, Arthur D. Little
5.45 - 6.30 pm Panel: Financing Carbon Removals – What it Looks like in Practice?
Moderator: Marta Krupinska, CEO, CUR8, Former Lead of Google Ventures
6.30 – 7.00 pm Decentralized Transactions Enabling Optimal Privacy and Efficiency for Global Financial Inclusion and Equality
David Chaum, Blockchain Pioneer, Inventor of privacy-enhancing technologies including mix nets, blind signatures, and multiparty computation. He currently leads xx network, a private and quantum - secure decentralized messaging and payment platform
Moderator: Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr, Editor-in-Chief, CoinTelegraph
Session in Partnership with DWTC/FBS & MCH.
10 am - 10.10 am Opening remarks Smiljana Knez, Ambassador-at-Large for Climate Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Slovenia
10.10 am - 10.20 am Opening remarks by UAE Representative
10.20 am - 10.30 am Sustainable Mobilitiy Revolution - The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Metaverse: Daniel Avdagic, CEO of AIDMG, Slovenia
10.30 am - 10.45 am Autonomous Mobility for Sustainable Transportation: Fede Ponce, VP Autonomous Vehicles, Toyota Motors, Japan
10.45 am - 11.00 am TETA’s Green Initiatives: Fostering Innovation in South African Transport: Maphefo Anno-Frempong, CEO of TETA South Africa
11.00 am - 11.15 am Reducing Emissions and Congestion - AI's Impact on Sustainable Urban Mobility: RTA Dubai, UAE (tbc)
11.20 am - 12.20 pm Roundtable with Sustainable Transportation Champions
Moderator: Nena Dokuzov
12.20 pm - 12.30 pm Closing Remarks by the Slovenian Ambassador in UAE, H.E. Natalia Al Mansour
1 pm - 1.15 pm Keynote: Orhan Vortche, Chairman, Ferrati Group, Marija Komatar, CEO, Pitea
1.15 pm - 2.30 pm Cities of the future - Visions, Solutions, Collaborations & Lessons learned
Presentations by city representatives, citizens and (digital) solutions providers from:
2.30 pm - 4 pm Roundtable: How can advanced tech solutions contribute to the sustainable cities of the future
4 pm - 5 pm Space Technology
4.45 pm - 6.15 pm Official COP28 side event of IAAI GloCha and partners in the COP28 Blue Zone
Edutainment and knowledge transfer on the road to the UN Summit of the Future 2024
Session co-organized with MCH Global, Future Blockchain Summit and IAAI GloCha.
Featuring Fernando Garibay and Arabian Prince.
10.30 am - 10.35 am Welcome speech
10. 35 am - 11.00 Tech Demo: Julien Martin, AWS Solution Architect
11.00 am - 12.00 pm Panel: Solving Water Challenges with AI
12.00 pm - 13.00 pm Networking and Reception
Session co-organized with AWS.
Blockchain and the Third UN Ocean Conference 2025: Blake Goud, CEO of RFI, BC100+
Session organized in cooperation with DWTC, IAAI GloCha & Climate Chain Coalition.
Hosted by Fernando Garibay - Grammy Award-Winning Producer
Fernando is the founder of the Garibay Institute that focuses on art, creativity, entertainment, film, gaming, and music as an instrument for soft power, cultural identity and sustainable economic growth by uniting global leaders, universities, financial institutions, and key opinion leaders to the creative class. Fernando has produced artists including Lady Gaga, U2, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Enrique Iglesias, Bruno Mars, Sia, Kylie Minogue, and Shakira. Lecturer at Harvard University, Harvard Business School, Harvard Medical School, M.I.T., Stanford University.
Program presented by MCH Global & Future Blockchain Summit.
The events are organized by the Ministry of the Economy, Tourism and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia in cooperation with Slovene Enterprise Fund, SPIRIT Slovenia Business Development Agency, AV Living Lab and AWS Dubai and in partnership with MCH Global, Dubai World Trade Center / Future Blockchain Summit, Climate Chain Coalition, GloCha and IAAI.
To enter green zone please register on this link: https://greenzonepass.cop28.com/.