From Conservation Rhetoric to Regenerative Reality: Shaping a Sustainable Tomorrow


World Summit

Harmony in Profitable Action:
Cultivating our Green and Prosperous Future

June, 2025

Frankfurt, GERMANY

June, 2025

Frankfurt, GERMANY

From Conservation Rhetoric to Regenerative Reality: Shaping a Sustainable Tomorrow


World Summit

Harmony in Profitable Action:
Cultivating our Green and Prosperous Future

5th – 7th of June, 2024

Frankfurt, GERMANY

5th – 7th of June, 2024

Frankfurt, GERMANY


Michaela Thiel

Head of Sustainability Körber Group


Bodil Recke

Innovation Advisor

Recke Consulting

Ralf Duessel

SVP / Evonik Head of Sustainability


Andreas Jenne

Head of Sustainability


Petra Wicklandt

Head of Corporate Sustainability, Quality and Trade Compliance

Merck KGaA

Gerald Rebitzer

Director Sustainability

Amcor Flexibles, Amcor

Klaus Kunz

Managing Director

Ephrin GmbH


Senior Director, Sustainability, Risk & Compliance



Vice President, Head of Sustainability & Regeneration

Better Energy

Doris Keitel-Schulz

Vice President

Infineon Technologies


Global Head of Sustainability



Senior Director / Head of Sustainability



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We are currently experiencing a pivotal moment where environmental urgency intersects with technological progress, driving a significant transformation in Sustainability. Innovations and new practices are emerging, shifting our approach from just talking about sustainability to implementing real changes.

This transformation is evident in various areas, such as regenerative agriculture, which aims to rejuvenate the Earth’s health, and biodiversity conservation, which is crucial for biochemical innovation. These aspects of Sustainability are becoming increasingly integrated into all aspects of our future.
However, we face a pressing question: Why do some sustainability initiatives fail? It appears that a strong foundation in operational excellence might be the key element they lack. The challenges of Digital Transformation are closely linked with the needs of a solid sustainability strategy. This combination creates an environment where historical knowledge and modern technology converge.
Sustainability is more than just technical strategies. The enduring significance of change leadership and the evolving expectations across generations are crucial for soft skills development. Additionally, nurturing organizational culture is essential in sustainability and is adapting to a world that strives for a balance between economic growth and environmental care.
We will explore this evolving landscape through engaging discussions, case studies, and forward-thinking presentations. Our focus will be on mapping out sustainable practices, revealing strategies for successful transformation, and delving into the dynamics of change affecting our global ecosystem.

Join us as we strive to gain a deeper understanding and collaborate in the journey “From Conservation Rhetoric to Regenerative Reality.”

Key Topics

Paradigm or Revolution? The shift from linear “take-make-dispose” models to circular systems that prioritize resource efficiency, reuse, recycling, and reducing waste. Explore innovative business models, product design, and waste reduction strategies.

 Accelerating the adoption of renewable energy sources like solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal. Showcase advancements in technology, policy incentives, and community-driven renewable energy projects.

Join us as we delve into the dynamic intersection of regenerative agriculture and biodiversity conservation. Discover how innovative farming practices can not only produce nourishing food but also restore ecosystems, heal soil health, and bolster biodiversity. Explore the symbiotic relationship between sustainable farming techniques and habitat preservation, and learn how regenerative practices can contribute to a healthier planet and combat the challenges of climate change.

Focusing on electric vehicles, public transit enhancements, and active transportation modes to reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector. Explore infrastructure developments, incentives, and smart urban mobility solutions.

 Embracing emerging technologies like AI, blockchain, and IoT for sustainable solutions. Showcase applications in energy management, supply chain transparency, waste reduction, and environmental monitoring.

Addressing water scarcity through efficient water management practices, water-saving technologies, and promoting awareness about responsible water consumption in industries and households.

Exploring the intersection of sustainability with social justice and equity. Highlight how sustainable initiatives can address inequalities, empower marginalized communities, and ensure a just transition to a greener economy.

Agenda Focus Areas

Sustainability in Procurement
Innovation and Technology Integration
Operational Excellence
Social and Ethical Responsibility
Strategic Management and Leadership

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Martin Dieker

Martin belongs to the folks who believe that the shop floor is the only department in a company that generates values. It is in every leader's best interest to serve operators to execute their job in the best possible way.

Being a leader in operations is not about wearing nice suits and watches. The job is to ensure that operations are defining-, executing-, and improving standards on a daily base with respect to safety, quality, performance and cost. You work for 100 operators, not the other way around.

- Design and implement holistic production systems considering cross-functional integration (TPM, IWS, PSS, CBS, etc.)
- Bring lean/OpEx theory into daily operations
- Daily standard working processes and performance monitoring
- Improve processes, organizational structures and systems in industrial organizations
- Enable people to work together closely and to become better leaders (servant leaders)

Martin Gutberlet

Martin Gutberlet is responsible for the strategic and operative tasks of Baader's digitalization division as Managing Director of Open Innovation Holding GmbH, Trace Tomorrow Management GmbH and Early Business Development GmbH. Mr. Gutberlet reports directly to Mrs. Baader.

Martin Gutberlet has more than 25 years of experience in the field of digitalization and digital transformation and was most recently Chief Digital Officer of a global, listed packaging and paper company.  Prior he served as Head Digital Projects at a global leader in machine tools.

My passion: "Digital for me is about People, Change and Technology - empowering people while using innovative technology is my passion. "


Industry & Titles: Food, Packaging & Paper, Farming

CxO and Senior Mgmt


I am used to give keynotes to senior audience.

Waldemar Hirsch

Waldemar Hirsch is responsible for 3D printing of jigs & fixtures at Audi Sport. He coordinates the 3d printing activities within the production of Audi AG. His job also includes the responsibility for the mechanical analysis in the production of Audi Sport and the innovation management for the production.

Before the time of 3d printing he worked as a developer for process, method and technology after study automotive engineering at Cologne

Johan Beukema

Johan Beukema is Partner at BCI Global, a leading independent consultancy firm with headquarters in The Netherlands and offices in Europe (London, Frankfurt), North America (Atlanta, San Francisco, LA) and Asia (Singapore, Shanghai).

BCI Global was founded in 1985 and specializes in Manufacturing footprint optimization, supply chain optimization and location & site selection. Johan, who joined BCI in 1999, holds a university degree in (International) Business Administration of the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. Over the last 22 years Johan has supported many companies in the optimization of their manufacturing footprint strategies and end-to-end supply chains as well as in the selection of the optimal locations for new manufacturing sites, distribution centers and other business functions.

Johan’s geographical experience base includes EMEA, The Americas as well as Asia-Pacific including China and India. He works a lot for industry leaders in different industries as well as for new and fast-growing companies. Companies on his track record are for example ExxonMobil, Donaldson, Roche, Medtronic, Abbott, Amgen, Nestle, Danone, Takeda, Starkey, Hilti, Cisco, Huhtamaki, Ricoh, AMS AG, Brown Forman, Edwards, Oxea, Wabtec, and many others.

Johan regularly speaks at conferences and seminars and publishes about topics related to his area of expertise.

Jesper Toubøl

Jesper is the head of one of LEGO moulding sites and qualification factories which include both advanced mass manufacturing and maturing of new emerging technologies. Jesper has furthermore delivered organizational footprint and technology strategies within Product Design and Equipment ( Manufacturing - establishing Engineering centers in LEGO manufacturing sites in Singapore, Mexico and Denmark. During his work Jesper has profound focus on how IoT can support his visions and enable the future – a true IOT-technology evangelist.

Jesper has worked for LEGO in several roles.

1) Responsibility for R&D in Packaging and Processing (Decorations and Assembly) product line.

2) Responsibilities for product development execution for LEGO DUPLO , LEGO Games , LEGO Technic , LEGO Hero Factory  - leading development teams through design, sourcing and marketing process from concept to finished product.   

3) Establishing logistics strategy, delivered turn around results in increasing differentiated services and reducing costs by e.g. outsourcing, consolidating sites and redefining logistic service offering.

Peter Thorngren

Peter Thorngren has the the ability to combine customer demands with technical possibilities and limitations to create working commercial solutions. Peter has also had personal experience in running a successful business in the management/system development area.
Peter works especially well in projects with a combination of technical, organizational, and commercial challenges. With his technical understanding and experience in larger projects, he can perform well in the areas of technology and business development.

Specialties: Peter Thorngren also has extensive professional experience in the areas of finance, marketing, automotive, government, industry, and telecom sectors.

Christophe Strauven

Christophe Strauven is an experienced business driver with entrepreneurial instincts who has worked in the cybersecurity industry for more than 16 years gaining experience in different positions.

Driven by enthusiasm, he remains fully abreast of technological trends and business challenges to help align the two. As a Business developer manager for Europe, his goals include building a business development strategy that ensures continuous innovation and business growth.

Outside of the office, Christophe enjoys travelling, gardening and wine.

Chetna Jain

Chetna Jain is a conscientious & visionary professional, with 18 years of experience in leading Research & Engineering programmes and product development.

Strategic adviser for techno-commercial viability of programmes. Lead projects for innovative, technologically advanced vehicle and safety-critical high volume automotive products. Experienced in streamlining business processes and leveraging product profitability.

She has worked with multi-cultural cross-functional teams, ranging from start-ups to century old established company. An effective communicator, adaptive and quick decision maker with strong analytical thinking. Balancing between sustainability and growth, works to expand her horizons by staying open to novel experiences.

Matt Barber

Matt Barber is the Product Manager for Shopfloor-Online MES, responsible for shaping the product strategy and ensuring the product meets the current and future needs of the market.

Matt brings years of experience as a software engineer and a project lead, where he has helped numerous manufacturers, across a range of industries, digitise their manufacturing operations with Shopfloor-Online MES.

Matt graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2011, with a first-class honours degree in Computer Science, and recently received a certification from the London School of Economics (LSE) for successfully completing MBA Essentials.

Alain Nochimowski

Alain Nochimowski is the Chief Technology Officer at Viaccess-Orca. Alain is responsible for leading VO’s innovative initiatives and on a broader scope, fostering an innovative mindset across the company.

Prior to this position, Alain led business development activities, first at Orca Interactive, and following the merger with Viaccess, at the new entity Viaccess-Orca.

Alain was responsible for leading VO’s entry strategy into new markets and ventures, and for creating a supportive industrial ecosystem for VO’s new products and technologies.  Before joining Orca Interactive in 2009, Alain held various business development and technical strategy positions successively at Orange, Viaccess, and SanDisk, in New York, Paris, and Tel Aviv.

Throughout his career, Alain initiated and successfully lead multiple innovation projects that notably resulted in dozens of issued patents and strategic sales to large content service providers. Alain graduated from Ecole des Mines de Paris.

Kari Terho

Kari is the Vice President, Global Sales with Elisa IndustrIQ, helping manufacturing companies to leverage intelligent manufacturing opportunities.

Kari has over two decades of experience in working with manufacturing and telecommunications enterprise solutions and he is passionate about helping customers drive sustainable growth by using data insights to solve their most challenging problems.

Kari holds a master’s degree in Business Administration.


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