Today some 56 % of the world’s population live in cities. In Europe, the proportion is already at 75 %, and is expected to increase to almost 84 % by 2050. The speed and scale of urbanisation bring challenges amid global concerns over energy and water consumption, and the push to transition to a circular economy. It’s time to engage all urban stakeholders and collectively take action to find a holistic approach to creating more sustainable and liveable cities.
ARCHITECT, KÉRÉ ARCHITECTURE
Francis Kéré is an internationally renowned Burkinabè architect and the 2022 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. He is recognised for his pioneering approach to design and sustainable modes of construction. His vocation to become an architect comes from a personal commitment to serve the community he grew up in, and a belief in the transformative potential of beauty.
FOUNDER & CEO, LDN COLLECTIVE
Max Farrell is Founder and CEO of the LDN Collective, a network of built environment experts and creatives fighting to improve people’s lives and the planet’s prospects. Its current projects include #ParkPower – a crowdsourced vision for the future of London’s green spaces. In 2021, Farrell addressed a UN Development Conference, presenting a vision for the future of urban spaces.
Kim G. Christensen
MANAGING DIRECTOR, FENAGY
Formerly CEO of Danish sustainable refrigeration company Advansor, Kim G. Christensen is Co-founder and Managing Director of Fenagy, a company that specialises in industrial refrigeration and electrical heat pumps and aims to increase the use of CO2 as a refrigerant. He also operates a private investment company specialising in early investments in the energy and environment sectors.
Director SCHAUFLER Academy, BITZER
A former Sales Director at Güntner, for the last ten years Volker Stamer has worked for refrigeration and air conditioning technology company Bitzer. In 2015, he became Director of the Schaufler Academy, Bitzer's renowned international seminar and training centre in Rottenburg, which offers education in new technologies and current legislation in the refrigeration industry.
PRESIDENT, DANFOSS CLIMATE SOLUTIONS
Jürgen Fischer is President of Danfoss Climate Solutions, which provides integrated, energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions in buildings, cold chains, industrial applications and infrastructure. He is passionate about the need to accelerate action in order to meet global climate goals, and about using innovation to build a better, smarter and more efficient tomorrow.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, GUIDEHOUSE
With more than 25 years of experience, Markus Offermann is an expert in the field of sustainable buildings. He was the leader of a recent research project for the German Environment Agency that provided in-depth insights into air-conditioning for buildings in Europe. The project looked at sustainable solutions for reducing heat stress in cities and providing a comfortable indoor climate.
CSO & BOARD MEMBER, A-hEAT
Robert Gerle is the CSO of A-HEAT and oversees all global operations in Sales, Marketing and Technology. With more than 30 years of experience, Robert Gerle is part of our Güntner story. He is passionate about driving Güntner’s strategic global expansion and brand recognition, while he always strives to challenge the status quo.
MANAGING DIRECTOR EUROPE & CTO, GÜNTNER
As Managing Director Europe and Chief Technical Officer, Michael Freiherr´s area of expertise is in innovative, smart solutions as well as energy efficiency and sustainability. His background in refrigeration plant construction gives him a deep understanding of refrigeration and HVAC.
HEAD OF SALES EUROPE, GÜNTNER
Head of Sales in Europe for Güntner, Andrea Belloni has a deep-seated and practical knowledge of energy efficiency, gained from working on many projects in the area. A graduate in electrical engineering, prior to working at Güntner, he was Head of the Power Generation Division at LU-VE Group. In his current role, he is responsible for Güntner's entire sales organisation across Europe.
innovation manager, Güntner
Alejandro Lomas, Innovation Manager at Güntner, will be moderating all of our panels at Chillventa. He joined the company in 2015, and has since introduced a broad range of innovation programs in areas such as IoT, robotics and digitalisation. In Mexico, he led the state of Nuevo Leon's Digital Transformation Committee, with the goal of raising the region's digital capabilities.