Recognising excellence in pollution innovation: The World Climate Summit website launched

World Climate Summit 2011 website launched

November 9, 2011 – London, Washington, Brussels, Copenhagen, Johannesburg
The new website and brochure for
The World Climate Summit 2011 (December 3-4, Durban, South Africa – Southern Sun Elangeni)have been announced today. Speakers confirmed so far, to this year’s summit include The President of South Africa, 6 Ministers and several CEOs:

  • The Honorable Dr Jacob Zuma, The President, Republic of South Africa
  • Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Presiding President of COP17, Republic of South Africa
  • Minister Pravin Gordhan, Department of National Treasury, Republic of South Africa
  • Minister Dipuo Peters, Department of Energy, Republic of South Africa
  • Minister Rob Davies, Department of Trade and Industry, Republic of South Africa
  • Minister Edna Molewa, Department of Water and Environmental Affairs, Republic of South Africa
  • Minister Trevor Manuel, The Presidency: National, Planning Commission, Republic of South Africa
  • Premier Mkhize, The Province of Kwazulu Natal
  • Barbara Kux, Member of the Managing Board and Chief Sustainability Officer, Siemens AG
  • Mike Brown, CEO, Nedbank
  • David Constable, CEO, Sasol
  • Tulsi Tanti, Chairman, Suzlon
  • Caio Koch-Weser, Vice Chairman and Senior Adviser, Deutsche Bank
  • Philippe Joubert, Deputy CEO, Alstom

The World Climate Summit 2011 (December 3-4, Southern Sun Elangeni, Hotel, Durban, South Africa) is the largest international business conference during the UNFCCC COP17. The two-day summit supports an active community of 500 global business, finance and government leaders as they develop new business models, broker public-private partnerships, scale projects, transfer technologies, and establish replicable financing mechanisms for the global green economy. WCS provides a strong media platform with CNN, TIME magazine and other local media partners. WCS is endorsed by the South African government. Some key highlights include:

  • More than 100 VIP speakers such as Presidents, Ministers and CEOs
  • More than 20 topics and themes discussed
  • In-depth workshops in the Siemens’ Practitioner’s Lounge
  • Business development opportunities in the Nedbank Networking Lounge
  • CEO matchmaking sessions during lunches (private and exclusive)
  • Media center with more than 40 journalists already confirmed for press conferences, announcements and commitments
  • Gigaton Awards dinner gala on Saturday night
  • Cocktail reception with the Premier of the Province of Kwazulu Natal on Friday 2nd evening
  • Cocktail reception with the US Ambassador on Sunday 4th night (TBC)

For a brochure >>
For a preliminary speakers list >>
For registration >>

Some of the companies and institutions you will meet:

Siemens, PwC, Alstom, Nedbank, Ernst & Young, The Coca-Cola Company, Vestergaard Frandsen, BMW, Avon, Vale, Brasil Foods, Microsoft, State of Green, Samancor Chrome, HP, European Investment Bank, Philips Lighting, Zero Emissions Platform, Suzlon, Nike, Standard Bank, Ogilvy Earth, Sasol, Unilever, UNICA, AON, Eskom, Digital Globe, Hydro Quebec, National Australian Bank, Climate Change Capital, UN Global Compact, UNEP FI, UN PRI, the UN Foundation, the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change, Regions for Climate Action (R20), ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, the Global Green Growth Forum, the Carbon War Room, the Carbon Disclosure Project, the European Climate Foundation, Conservation International, IGCC, IIGCC, INCR/Ceres, International Union of Railways, the Business Council on Sustainable Energy and many others.

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