1 – 2 JUNE 2023 | SPLIT, CROATIA

Environment, Energy & E-mobility


We bring together international and domestic technology leaders, companies, institutions, policy makers, scientists and other stakeholders from the sustainable development sector.


As a society, we are constantly exploiting insubstantial natural resources which creates irreversible damage to climate, biodiversity, and future life on Earth. We came to a turning point and have to make a transition to green. So, let’s learn how.







Our 3 key areas of focus

How can technology help us with adapting to climate change? Do we really understand that climate change is happening due to the habits of every single one of us?
What are the alternative energy sources and at what stage are they in technological development and application in everyday use?
What are the alternative forms of (urban) mobility? How much are we really willing to change policies, our own habits and comfort?

Are you familiar with the EU green strategies that your business will have to implement in the upcoming period if you want to stay in the market game?

Green Future Conference is the place to be.


Are you interested in the latest technological innovation in the green transition?

Green Future Conference is the place to be.


Want to learn more about all aspects of the green transition, hear examples of good practice and find out about funding opportunities for your business?

Green Future Conference is the place to be.





Adam Carver

CEO of Bitgreen

Maxim Haartsen

Founder & CEO at Tekeya

Tijmen Sissing

Founder of Trashpackers

Marko Mišulić

Founder & CEO at Rentlio

Gregory Davis

President and Interim-CEO at EVIATION AIRCRAFT

Gregory Davis is the President and Interim-CEO of Eviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft. As a licensed commercial pilot and skilled engineer, Greg brings an in-depth understanding and true passion for the industry to Eviation. 

Greg has extensive experience in the aerospace industry with over 15 years of progressive leadership roles in aircraft production including manufacturing, engineering and quality in running the Twin Otter assembly plant. Prior to Eviation, Greg served as Vice President of Customer Service and Product Support for Viking Air Limited, a global leader in utility aircraft services and manufacturer of Series 400 and Guardian 400 Twin Otter aircraft. Before that, he served in an engineering role at Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, one of the largest privately owned and independent aerospace and defense companies. Under Gregory’s leadership, Eviation is building a new category of aircraft that challenges the limits of air travel and creates new market opportunities. 

Greg holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University, and an MBA from the University of Calgary.

Malin Berge

Global Head of Sustainability Innovation Lab Vice President, Strategic Growth at MASTERCARD

Malin leads Mastercard’s government engagement in the Nordics and Baltics, focusing on the intersection between digital infrastructure, economic development and sustainability to support countries, governments, and cities for sustainable growth. She also oversees the company’s global government engagement agenda as it relates to green growth; partnering with governments to support their climate transition pathway. In this, she runs Mastercard’s Global Sustainability Innovation Lab. She is also a member of Mastercard’s Divisional Leadership team for the Nordics and Baltics.

In 2021, upon joining the European Climate Pact, Mastercard launched its first innovation lab focusing on environmental sustainability. Malin led the creation and was named as the head of this sustainability R&D flagship for Mastercard – a global research & development center for innovation and execution of new sustainable business solutions in collaboration with partners and customers.

Prior to this role, she held various senior positions in the company as Head of Marketing for Nordics and Baltics and Global Retail Lead, upon having had 8 years in ICA Group, one of Europe’s largest retailers.

Malin has an international portfolio of experience, with 15 years in retail and technology; delivering business transformation, innovation and ‘strategy through execution’ to support the future of commerce and to advance sustainable economic growth and financial inclusion.

Malin has served on nonprofit boards and is today providing her internal growth experience towards nonprofits and startups, primarily focusing on organizations addressing UN’s SDGs / Agenda 2030. Currently, she sits on the Board of The Swedish Postcode Association which runs the People’s Postcode Lottery with the objective to support charitable and social initiatives worldwide. Ranked the world's 3rd largest private charity donor and the 2nd biggest in Europe. She is also a member of World Economic Forum’s Shaping the Future of Consumption Platform ‘Consumers for Climate Action’ focusing on increasing consumer awareness and shift mindsets to leverage responsible consumption as a driver for climate positivity.

Matija Žulj

CEO & Founder at AGRIVI

Matija advocates for sustainable food systems, future of food, novel food business models, agritech, foodtech, digitalization of the agri-food industry, AI in agriculture, start-up eco-systems, entrepreneurship, and motivation through his thought leadership activities.

As a part of social responsibility activities, Matija serves as a Faculty Council Member for the International Digital Agriculture Study at University of Osijek; Advisory Board Member at European Carbon Farmers and Mentor at Women in Food and Agriculture where he supports young female talents in achieving their personal growth.

Bibop Gresta

Co-founder at HyperloopTT and  CEO at HYPERLOOP ITALIA

Bibop Gresta (birth name Gabriele Gresta) is an Italian entrepreneur with extensive experience in Venture Capital, finance, mergers and acquisitions, transport and media. Bibop Gresta is internationally regarded as one of the leading experts in advanced mobility and technologies of the 4th industrial revolution. He was part of the board of directors of several listed companies in the UK, Germany and Italy and has led international business development for various global companies. In 2018, the World Economic Forum declared him a Technology Pioneer.

As co-founder of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) in 2013, Gresta led a team of over 800 engineers, creatives and technology experts divided into 52 multidisciplinary teams and with 50 partners between companies and universities. Headquartered in Los Angeles (CA), HyperloopTT has offices in North and South America, the Middle East and Europe. HTT was the first company to develop Hyperloop® and is the largest company ever built on a collaborative business ecosystem. HTT, under the leadership of Gresta, has revolutionized both mobility and traditional business models.

Bibop Gresta is currently the CEO and founder of Hyperloop Italia, a highly innovative Start Up. In Italy, Bibop Gresta and his team are working on numerous projects that aim to revolutionise the transport system. Hyperloop Italia is the first company in the world that has obtained an exclusive license for the realization of the Hyperloop project in Italy.

In addition to his entrepreneurial achievements, he is a world-renowned speaker on issues ranging from impact investing to advanced mobility. Bibop has participated in major events such as the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, TedTalk, and has appeared in major media such as CNBC, CNN, Times, Forbes and MTV. He is an executive member of the Rockefeller Foundation’s closed think tank Rebooting Ethics. Bibop is a respected thought leader in ethical entrepreneurship, transhumanism and sustainability, and has lectured at some of the world’s most prestigious universities.

Stephanie E. Trpkov

Energy sector consultant at WORLD BANK

Stephanie E. Trpkov specialises in strategic industrial transformation. She is an Energy sector consultant at the World Bank, an entrepreneur and investor. With vast industry experience driving Green Transition and Smart City projects across the SEE region, Stephanie works with senior policy makers and SMEs to capture opportunities in new, sustainable value chains. By leading green innovation initiatives, mentoring start-ups, and holding expert workshops, Stephanie facilitates broader ecosystem development and transnational collaboration in technology driven sectors.

Andreas Siegle

Head of Corporate Office Sustainability & EHS – Implementation at BOSCH

Dr. rer. nat. / Ph.D. in Physics and Post-Doc at Max-Planck Institute in Stuttgart. Joined Bosch Corporate Research for 15 years serving as head of NDT lab (non-destructive testing).

Since 2014 at Corporate department Sustainability & Environment, Health and Safety with multiple activities in the field, now Head of Corporate Office Sustainability & EHS – Implementation.

Roger Moorhouse

Powertrain Research Manager at RIMAC TECHNOLOGY

Roger is Powertrain Research Manager at Rimac Technology leading a team dedicated to exploring and developing the very latest innovations in EV Powertrain Technology.

After completing his Engineering Master’s Degree Roger joined Jaguar Land Rover, initially working on an electric supercharger. However, after a brief stint working on hybrids, Roger became increasingly convinced that the future was all-electric and transitioned across to work on the EV powertrain for the Jaguar IPACE, arguably the first premium EVs to come from a traditional automaker. Following JLR, he made the move across to Williams Advanced Engineering where he was Powertrain Lead for the 2000PS Lotus Evija hypercar, the Aston Martin RapidE and other projects. In June 2021 Roger relocated to Croatia to join Rimac Technology and continue pushing the limit of EV Powertrain performance.

Yousef Yousef


Yousef Yousef is an entrepreneur with a mission to scale up green businesses.

After 2.5 years on the EIC Advisory Board, Yousef was selected as an EIC Ambassador focusing on Business Acceleration Services. For the European Innovation Council, Yousef is the expert on green businesses and how to help them grow. His passion has led him to the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and a Chairman of the Groene Groeiers (Greenups) organization.

Yousef’s expertise lies in scaling start-ups with green innovative technologies – from the development of original solutions to the setup and coaching the businesses. With more than 15 years in the sector, Yousef is an experienced entrepreneur committed to sustainability.

He is the CEO of LG Sonic, a company dedicated to eliminating the use of chemicals across 12 different industries in over 96 countries.

Kai Rassmus Landwehr

Head of marketing at myclimate

Kai Landwehr works as head of marketing at „myclimate“, a Swiss-based NGO focusing on climate protection and sustainability measures. He is an expert in communications and sustainability with strong expertise in sports and digitalisation.

Before tapping into climate protection, Kai has worked ten years in the sporting goods industry as communications and brand manager for „Nike“. Born and raised in Germany, he holds a «Master of Arts» degree in Ancient History from the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf. Kai is a football aficionado, a passionate hiker and in winter times a snowboarder with “great attitude and very limited skills”.

Matias Sigal

Senior Business Development at ECO WAVE POWER

Matiasl leads Eco Wave Power’s Business Development activities, which is a leading onshore wave energy technology company that developed a patented, smart and cost-efficient technology for turning ocean and sea waves into clean electricity.

Matias works in project creation, partnership management, and sales in the implementation of new wave energy projects. Mr. Sigal established the company’s activities in the Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and Australian markets (among others), being instrumental in launching new projects with the collaboration of ports, investors, and companies. For that endeavor, Matias participated on behalf of Eco Wave Power in 6 global accelerator programs and pitch competitions building a strong network of energy companies, landowners, and investors.

Matias is passionate about innovation and sustainability working on enabling a more sustainable future through the implementation of wave energy worldwide.

Anders Frostenson

Sustainable Product & Service Innovation Director EMEIA, EY

Anders Frostenson is a seasoned leader with two decades of experience in building digital experiences, products and services. He has worked in executive roles across Stockholm, London, New York and managed a fund of 10 million Euros to support entrepreneurs across the globe. In his current role as leader for the EY´s Sustainable Product and Service Innovation in the EMEIA region he brings together the best talent and companies to collaborate on pivotal innovation for a better future. He is an active angel investor and advisor to multiple start-up companies globally in the digital markets. Anders has a B.A from the University of Stockholm.

Peter Austin

Planning advisor at CITY of OSLO

Peter Austin has been Planning Advisor in the department for Urban Development in the City of Oslo for 15 years, where he supports the Vice Mayor, currently Hanna Marcussen, Green Party, in regional and international collaboration. Peter has a varied background within strategic urban planning. He has worked for local government and consultancies, covering matters such as housing, transport, sustainability, demographics, retail and economic development, and conservation issues, as well as having in-depth knowledge of urban policy at the European level, participating in EUROCITIES, METREX and EMA.  Peter coordinated the strategic urban issues linked to Oslo being awarded European Green Capital (2019) and has coordinated collaboration projects for Oslo over two decades.

Anne Lise Rognlidalen

Programme Director at INNOVATION NORWAY

Innovation Norway is the Norwegian Governments most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry. This also includes financing and competence building for the sustainable green transition. Ms. Anne Lise Rognlidalen, with background from finance and management, has a solid experience from management of different grant schemes in Norway as well as in other countries. Presently she is managing business development programmes, financed by EEA and Norway Grants, in Croatia and Greece.

Nataša Tramišak

Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds in the Government of Croatia

Nataša has been serving as a Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds in the Government of Croatia since 2020. Before taking a position of a Minister, she has gained a rich professional experience in preparation and implementation of the EU funded projects at local and regional level – she was a Head of the Administrative Department for Investments, Development Projects and European Union Funds in Osijek-Baranja County, Director of the Agency for Sustainable Development of the Municipality of Antunovac – RODA for economic and rural development and the promotion of entrepreneurship, as well as a founder and president of the LAG Vuka-Dunav.

During her career, she coordinated the development of strategic plans at the local and regional government level, and was a leader of hundreds of the EU projects in the areas of entrepreneurship development, rural development, public infrastructure, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.

Marija Sćulac Domac

Director of Industry and Sustainable Development Sector at CROATIAN CHAMBER OF ECEONOMY

Marija has been working in the field of energy, environment and climate for over 25 years. She was an Assistant Director of the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund and an Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Environment and Energy responsible for sustainable development and climate activities. Since 2017, she has been the director of the Industry and Sustainable Development Sector at the Croatian Chamber of Economy. As a leader or member of working groups for the preparation of laws and strategies in the field of energy, environment and climate, she participated in the creation of national policies and positions and represented them on behalf of the Republic of Croatia at the international and EU level. In 2015, Marija was a member of the negotiation team and led the official delegation of the Republic of Croatia when the Paris Agreement on Climate Change was adopted. In 2018, she established the CCE_SDG Accelerator Collaborative Platform through which the Chamber continually fosters partnerships between business sector, state institutions and civil society organizations to achieve the SDGs in Croatia.

Tea Žakula

Associate Professor and the Head of Laboratory for Energy Efficiency

Tea is an Associate Professor and a Head of Laboratory for Energy Efficiency at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb. She holds a Master of Science (2010) and Doctor of Philosophy (2013) degrees obtained from the MIT (USA), with a major in energy and a minor in business. Her work is focused on the development and implementation of emerging technologies for smart, sustainable buildings and the use of artificial intelligence in energy industry. In addition to her academic work, she also serves as an independent expert for the European Commission in the evaluation of R&D projects in the energy and defense industry, as an author and a reviewer for renowned international scientific journals and a member of the Technical Committee for Smart Grids of ASHRAE. Professor Žakula is also a member of the Board for Energy Transition at the Office of the President of Croatia. Prior to that she has served as a special adviser to the minister in the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy, as well as a member of several committees in the Ministry of Construction and Ministry of Science and Education.

Stjepan Sučić

Board Member at KONČAR – Digital Ltd.

Stjepan Sučić received Master’s and Ph.D. degree in electrical power engineering from University of Zagreb in 2008 and 2013, respectively. He works in KONČAR – Digital Ltd. as Management Board Member responsible for digital solutions and services used in critical and urban infrastructure. In 2019, he led development team responsible for implementing first cyber security certified SCADA system in the world, according to the IEC 62443 standard. He is associate lecturer at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb for course – Development of software solutions for industrial IoT systems. He is national representative at IEC for several TC57 working groups related to international standard IEC 61850.

Dr. Fadi Makki

Director at B4DEVELOPMENT & founder at NUDGE LEBANON

Dr. Fadi Makki heads the first behavioral insights and nudge unit in the Middle East – B4Development (formerly Qatar Behavioural Insights Unit) at the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy where is also advisor to its Secretary General. He is the founder of Nudge Lebanon and has pioneered applications of behavioral insights and nudge concepts in the MENA region with more than 100 experiments in health, sustainability, compliance, inclusion, education … He has more than 25 years of experience in public policy, socio-economic development, behavioral economics and social entrepreneurship. He currently holds research positions at AUB and has served as member of the World Economic Forum Council for behavioral sciences between 2016 and 2018. He is currently member of the WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Behavioral Insights for Public Health. He served as Director General of the ministry of economy and trade and Advisor to the Prime Minister in Lebanon. He was also Director at Booz&Co and Cisco. He serves on the board of several education and non for profit institutions in Lebanon and the Arab world. He obtained his PhD from Cambridge University, Master degrees from LSE and Hull, BAs from AUB and the Lebanese University

Ivan Burazin

Chief Developer Experience Officer at INFOBIP

Ivan joined Infobip in 2021 following the acquisition of his conference company Shift. Today, as the Chief Developer Experience Officer, Ivan is at the forefront of Infobip’s path to becoming a developer-centric organization.

As a serial entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in and around startups, he has a track record in creating developer ecosystems. Alongside Shift, he co-founded Codeanywhere in 2013. Ivan is a usual suspect at numerous conferences throughout the world. He loves driving and traveling and has been to over 50 countries so far. In his spare time, he read books, mostly focused on psychology and business.

Federico Cristoforoni

Co-founder & CEO at EUTOPIA

He loves all things about climate innovation and puts in his hard work to support the development of the startup ecosystem. Federico is the co-founder and CEO of Eutopia, which is an AI-powered platform to access information on over 16k climate startups in Europe, including insights on climate impact, patents, financials, traction, contacts, and much more – essentially a Crunchbase for climate. On a mission to accelerate the transition toward a more sustainable economy, Eutopia provides data, insights, and software tools to help policy-makers, investors and corporations make more informed decisions.

Laura Stäter

Senior PR & Marketing Manager for the TOURISM AUTHORITY OF THAILAND

Laura Stäter is passionate tourism professional with a strong focus on destination management and sustainability. Her sustainability journey began during her final thesis in Tourism Management where she supported Kuoni a well-established tour operator on its mission to foster a common understanding of sustainability among its supply chain in Sri Lanka. Pre corona she supported the start-up Click a Tree to make sustainability more simple by planting trees as a Marketing and PR specialist besides her main job as a Senior PR & Marketing Manager for the Thai tourism board in the German market. With the help of her profound desk and field research, the intense course at Cambridge University in “Business Sustainability Management” she consults and supports tourism companies on their sustainability journey.

Balázs Pál Békeffy

President of the Management Board at OTP banka d.d.

Balázs Pál Békeffy has become the head of OTP bank in 2011. After the acquisition of Splitska banka, he became the chairman in one of the top 5 largest banks in Croatia. After graduating in Economics (major: Accounting and Corporate Valuation) from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration (BUES), he joined the PwC before starting an ascend within the banking industry in the OTP group.

Josef Mouris

CEO & Co-founder at ELECTRON aviation & ELECTRON aerospace

Josef Mouris is the Co-Founder and CEO of ELECTRON aviation and ELECTRON aerospace. His love of aviation is reflected in a career spanning over two decades; and most recently, his relentless commitment to addressing climate change by pioneering on-demand zero emissions air travel which is both accessible and affordable. As a professional Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), Josef has 15 years flying experience at Flybe, the largest regional airline in Europe; along with some 23 years of piloting gliders, designing aerofoils, propellers, and electric aircraft privately, he is well-equipped to lead the charge of implementing EV battery technology into next-generation aircraft design and manufacturing.

Aurora Volarević

Vice President of Corporate Affairs at INFOBIP

Aurora Volarević is Vice President of Corporate Affairs in Infobip, the first Croatian unicorn and global leader in omnichannel communication, with offices in 60+ countries. With over 25 years of experience in the banking and telecom industries, Volarević was previously part of Deutsche Telekom’s global audit management team and headed the Internal Control, Audit and Risk Department for HT Group and Montenegro Telekom. She also held a number of management positions in the banking industry, including in Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and UniCredit Group.

Heliodor Macko


Heliodor Macko is a successful serial entrepreneur and technology enthusiast.
In 2015, he joined SEAK with the mission of developing and internationalizing the original technology of long-distance communication via power lines. SEAK has advanced this smart lighting control technology and has successfully deployed it in over 15 countries in Europe and Asia. In 2018, SEAK introduced charging stations for electric vehicles integrated with smart lighting poles, fit for efficient retrofitting and bringing EV charging possibilities everywhere, for which it received several international awards. Heliodor believes that this technology will help adopt e-mobility globally faster by bringing charging spots to people who park their cars on the streets.

Mateo Perak

CEO & Co-founder at PROFICO

Mateo is the CEO and co-founder of Profico, a digital agency that has pioneered some of the largest Smart City projects in the region. With their integration partners and telecoms, Profico designed & built two city-scale smart parking NBIoT implementations with 5000+ parking sensors installed, transforming the conservative parking industry into an environment-friendly, advanced digital platform.

Among his company’s expertise is sharing economy, e-mobility, and web3, with customers in the US, EU, Scandinavian and global markets.

Serial entrepreneur and IT engineer, vice-president of the local Croatian Employers Association executive board. Consultant on smart cities, passionate about leadership and the digital economy.

Andrej Grubišić

Founder at GRUBISIC & Partners Ltd.

With a PhD in Business Administration from the prestigious Business School Lausanne and extensive education in Finance, Andrej is one of the leading authorities on corporate finance in Croatia. He is currently leading an investment banking boutique with 11 professionals offering advisory services in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, capital raising, business valuation, and due diligence with his company has established itself as one of the most relevant independent corporate finance firms in Croatia, with a vision of assuming such a reputation in the region. With a proven track record in corporate finance, Andrej is actively involved within the academic community, presently teaching at Zagreb School of Economics and Management and Luxembourg School of Business.

Daniel Šimić

Senior Director Enterprise Division at A1 Hrvatska

In his 20 years of international experience in the consulting and ICT industry, Daniel has structured and led complex transformation projects in the telecommunications industry and the public sector in Croatia and the CEE region. He led the business of IBM Consulting in Croatia and was responsible for the development of regional business in the telecommunications industry as a member of the IBM Consulting CEE Leadership team.

He started his career in 1999 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb, then continued at Ericsson Nikola Tesla, after which he began his consulting career in the USA and Great Britain.

Ivana Biočina


Ivana Biocina is an author, textile engineer, designer and founder of Institute for Sustainable Fashion. Ivana is an author of three books about textile industry and sustainable fashion. With background in theory and research, in 2021 she founded Institute for Sustainable Fashion (IOM) in northern Croatia with focus on local, hand made, zero textile waste production of sustainable clothes, education and spreading the idea of sustainable fashion. Clothes in IOM are handmade in responsible manufacturing, toxin and plastic free, made with natural dyes of local plants and with vegan, organic and biodegradable materials. IOM is focused on organic development, with strong connections to local women and businesses that want to go in the sustainable direction. Building a regional community is the key part of IOM with the core intention of empowerment and learning. Sustainability is connected to every part of IOM, from production, materials, design, sewing, packaging, end-of-life of the garment, sales, customers, business model.

Thomas Hayden-Lefebvre


Thomas is the Director of Ibex Publishing. He has a passion for media, transportation, environmental sustainability, and law. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP University, an MSc in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University, and a B.A.(Mod) in Politics and Geography from Trinity College Dublin.

Mario Carini

CEO & Chairman of the Management Board at GENERALI OSIGURANJE

Mario Carini is Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Management Board of Generali osiguranje since December 2019.

Prior to relocating to Zagreb, he was based in Prague as Head of Global Corporate & Commercial and Reinsurance for the Generali Group in Austria and Central-Eastern Europe. From 2013 to 2019 he was a member of the Management Board of GP Reinsurance EAD in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Mario started his international career in insurance at Generali’s Head Office in Trieste. He then moved to London where he was involved in underwriting activities, before relocating to Prague, Czech Republic, where he held positions with increasing responsibilities in the P&C insurance and reinsurance areas. In the last years he has been directly involved in steering of a number of projects and activities in the areas of Sustainability, Climate Strategy, Nat Cat Portfolio Management and the development of the SME segment.  

Mario holds an Executive MBA from the HSG – University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and a degree in Economics from the University of Pisa and the St. Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa. He is also an alumnus of the United World College of the Adriatic.

Dubravka Štefanac Vinovrški

Corporate Communications Director at A1 HRVATSKA

Dubravka Štefanac Vinovrški began her career back in 2002, while still a student at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, working for the largest media company at that time Europapress Holding. Upon graduation, she worked for Siemens, where she was in charge of the company’s B2B marketing communications and held the function of deputy Dompliance officer. She continued her career in the FMCG industry as head of marketing and public relations at dm-drogerie markt. In addition to her many accomplishments in brand reputation management and strategic communications, Dubravka was also responsible for some of the most successful marketing and communications projects in the retail segment, including loyalty and CRM programs, employer branding and CSR.

Since 2019, she has been at the helm of the corporate communications department at A1 Hrvatska, in charge of the internal and external communication at a company with nearly 2,000 employees in an extremely dynamic industry. With company’s strategic orientation on ESG especially in the last years, Dubravka implemented and significantly improved the sustainability agenda within A1 Croatia and Macedonia on all business fields.

Zvonimir Akrap

Board Member at OTP banka d.d.

Zvonimir has over 15 years of managerial experience within Splitska banka, now a part of OTP group. He has a master’s degree in International Economics and has taken part in numerous professional educations throughout his career. He is currently serving as a board member at OTP banka d.d. in charge of corporate banking and financial markets.

Petar Zaruba

Managing Director at EVN Croatia

Peter Zaruba is currently the Managing Director of EVN Kroatien Holding and Country Manager of EVN AG. His former positions of employment include consulting engineer for water economics and water supply,  EVN AG in 2344 Maria Enzersdorf Department Grid Engineering Gas, team leader of group pipelining and plant manufacturer and chairman of the Austrian association OVGW for gas and water division pipelining. After his relocation to Croatia, he was functioning as the managing director of EVN Croatia Plin d.o.o. before his present position.

Mario Klarić

CEO at Professio Energia PLC

Mario is working as a CEO of company Professio Energia PLC.

Professio Energia PLC is the first Croatian public listed pure – play renewables company, focused on development, implementation, and long-term management of renewable energy projects, with a Zagreb stock exchange quotation. Company’s shareholders include largest Croatian institutional investors, pension funds and insurance companies. Mario received his MSc and PhD in in power engineering from University of Zagreb as well as MBA also from University of Zagreb.

His working experience includes University of Zagreb, Power System Department as a researcher, EPC company Dalekovod as a project manager and CEO Associate and company Professio Energia PLC as CEO. His field of work and areas of interest include renewable energy project development, structuring and operation.

He published scientific and technical papers in journals and conferences in the area of renewable energy. He is a member of IEEE, CIGRE, PMI, Croatian Chamber of Electrical Engineers.

Ivana Lukić

Senior Marine Policy and Planning Consultant at SUBMARINER Network

Ivana has been leading projects and studies in the field of maritime/marine spatial planning (MSP), integrated maritime policy and ocean multi-use. As part of the EU MSP Platform (DG MARE Assistance Mechanism for the Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning Directive), Ivana has developed several handbooks related to indicators development in MSP, maritime vision and strategy development, data in MSP, role of MSP in fostering blue growth, and cross-sectoral conflicts and synergies. More recently Ivana has focused on the ocean multi-use research. She is currently coordinating the MULTI-FRAME collaborative research project, to develop the sustainability assessment framework for ocean multi-use to be applied in Mozambique, United States, Norway, France, Sweden and Brazil. In UNITED project, Ivana has led the environmental baseline study and is currently assessing the environmental impacts of offshore wind and nature restoration options.  She has led the EU-wide Ocean Multi-Use Action Plan development, which has been a reference for many MSP processes in the EU. Some of her wide-reaching publications also include the GEF LME LEARN MSP Toolkit published by UNESCO in 2018, IOC UNESCO Policy Brief Capacity Development in MSP (2021), and the chapter in the book on Maritime Spatial Planning: past, present, future (2020). Her professional background includes work on the regional offshore renewable energy aspect of the Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan. Ivana also has extensive international experience with industry engagement as the leader of the World Ocean Council MSP Working Group and as the coordinator of the Blue Solutions project. She holds an international master diploma in MSP and quality engineering, and research experience at the Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (Portugal)

Petar Pavić

Co-founder at S.T.A.R. Digital group

He holds BA in interactive communications from Virginia Tech. Internet media background, various international awards and recognitions in digital marketing and communications; after several positions in digital media, from creative shops to publishing companies, co-founds S.T.A.R. Digital group – the leading regional digital marketing player, with client activities across the EU and proprietary tech platforms present in SEE markets. Active presenter and activist in the area of environmental sustainability, founder of the PlasticFreeCroatia.org initiative

Maja Erker Žgajnar

Partner at the law firm CMS in Slovenia

Maja is a partner and the head of Banking & Finance department of the law firm CMS in Slovenia. She has been working as a lawyer for 21 years and has held senior positions in international law firms for 15 years. She particularly focuses on sustainable finance, distressed debt transactions, financial restructurings, and special situations and has a lot of experience with structuring financing transactions (acquisition financing, leveraged buy-out) and capital markets.

Maja was among other involved in some of the highest-profile transactions in the Slovenian market that set the ground for further transactions namely, the first major financial restructuring involving 20 banks and a loan debt of EUR 1b of loan debt, the first sale of the NPL portfolio, and the first largest single ticket loan sale transaction in Slovenia.

Maja is one of only four Women Leaders named by IFLR1000 in Slovenia. She has also been singled out by IFLR1000 as a leading banking and finance lawyer in Slovenia from 2016 on.

Nikola Pavešić

Director of Startups at INFOBIP

Born and raised in Croatia, studied in Italy, Switzerland and the UK, with tenure in Tanzania and, for a rather long time, Japan. Nikola has worked in the public sector for the UN which is how he originally arrived in Japan in 2011. He has worked in tech for a long time – running startups and working with Nikkei, the leading Japanese business media, in Tokyo.

Nikola is currently leading the Startup Ecosystem department at Infobip and supporting tech ecosystems around the world.

Mosor Prvan

Head of Marine conservation at WWF Adria

Mosor is a marine biologist and Head of Marine conservation at WWF Adria. He works on creating effective and scale solutions to tackle biodiversity loss and climate change.

Mosor is passionate about the role of technology in climate change mitigation and adaptation, but even more about Conservation 3.0, a point where business meets nature conservation and conservation becomes our business.

Through leadership beyond authority, WWF spearheads the way towards systemic change in order to make a real difference in transferring businesses and societies to economic and ecological sustainability. You are all invited to join!

Marko Brkljačić

Founder of GBC HUB & NUOTWO

With 15 years of experience in mechanical engineering, double that in diving, and a few in startup life, it was only a matter of time for Marko Brkljačić, together with startups AIR-RMLD, MIRET, Urban Oasis, NUOTWO, Modulos, VeeMee, to push and create a unique place – GBC HUB. From late 2020, this place gathers Green/Blue/Clean-tech startups (mostly hardware) from Croatia and the surrounding area and increases their possibility of success in developing ideas to save the Earth. It’s the place for startups to network and share information and experience. In 2021, GBC HUB joined Infobip’s startup tribe as a partner, and here we are today, with even more startups to gather.

Filip Mijatović


After a successful career in business development, Filip is preoccupied by agricultural entrepreneurship. Prompted by new challenges and successful projects, he successfully combines his interest in agronomy in the agritech startup company Citygreens Farming Ltd.  The company is advancing from the first prototypes to a commercially available systems for aeroponic vertical cultivation of various agricultural crops.

He is currently working on creating a fully sustainable food production system using renewable energy sources, and strengthening an innovative geopolitically – climate independent future of food.

The project is also recognized by the European Union, which in 2019 subsidizes the development of the company.

Šime Erlić

State Secretary at the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds of the Republic of Croatia

Šime has been serving as a State Secretary at the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds of the Republic of Croatia since 2020. As a State Secretary, he is responsible for the directorate for strategic planning and coordination of the EU funds, as well for the directorate for European territorial cooperation. During his career in Zadar County Development Agency and City of Zadar, he has gained an extensive professional experience in strategic planning on local and regional level. He led preparation and implementation of numerous EU funded projects aimed at encouraging entrepreneurship, revitalization of cultural heritage in the function of cultural tourism, projects of energy efficiency & environment protection, as well as ones related to improvement of life and social standards in local communities.

Karla Alfier

Manager in Consulting at EY Croatia

Karla is an ESG expert and sustainability advocate with strong personal inclination towards climate change and environmental topics who is helping individuals and organisations to shift their perspectives and adopt sustainable practices. She is committed to providing advisory services focusing on sustainable business and operations, sustainable finance, sustainability funding and climate change resilience. In her current role as manager in EY Croatia she is guiding clients through their business transformation towards sustainability, helping them assess their existing situation, identify gaps, and start fulfilling their ESG potential. As a qualified lawyer, she also deals with compliance and regulatory matters on various projects for clients from the private and public sector, with a focus on sustainability. In addition, Karla represents EY Croatia in the local association of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), i.e., the Croatian Business Council for Sustainable Development (HRPSOR).

Vlasta Zanki


Ms Zanki graduated from the department of Process Engineering at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture of the University of Zagreb and obtained her BSc degree in 1998. She was awarded the degree of MSc in Technical Sciences in 2002 at the international post graduate studies for “Sustainable Energy Engineering” at the Energy Department of the Royal Institute of Technology (KHT) in Stockholm, Sweden. Ms Zanki successfully completed her PhD studies at KTH in 2006 with the thesis on energy efficiency and energy management in the hotel sector. She completed a number of the professional trainings and courses. From 1998 to 2007 Ms Zanki was a Research Assistant at the Department for thermodynamics, thermal and process engineering, while from 2006 to 2012, Ms Zanki was employed in UNDP, firstly as a National Consultant for HVAC systems and later as a Project Manager for the Government Programme “Bringing your House in Order” that was implemented under national Programme “Removing barriers for energy efficiency in Croatia”. From May 2012 to April 2019 she was Managing Director and then two years Assistant Director of HEP ESCO ltd. From September 2021 she is Assistant Professor at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Geotechnical Engineering. Ms Zanki wrote a number of scientific and professional articles and papers and participated as an editor and author in six publications (books, manuals and brochures) in the area of energy efficiency and energy management. Ms Zanki is President of the Board of Croatia Green Building Council from 2020 while previously she was Vice President for 4 years. She received a number of respectable awards and recognitions and was given number of invited speeches at international and national conferences and workshops. From 2021 she is certified DGNB consultant for green building certification and from 2022 DGNB trainer. She devoted her carrier to development and implementation of efficient, green and smart innovative technologies, services and methods that contribute to sustainable development and environmental protection, particularly in the field of EE and energy management.

Maja Rajčić

Head of Energy Efficiency Sector at Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund

Maja majored in electrical engineering in 2009 from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb. In 2016, she completed a postgraduate course in ecoengineering, waste treatment, emissions control (into air, water, and soil), and radioactive waste management at the University of Zagreb. In 2019 she completed the project management programme at the business school Institut za menadžment, and she holds a public procurement specialist certificate. In the period 2008 – 2009 she worked for the company Enconet in Zagreb, and since 2009 she has been working at the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund, where she currently holds the position of the head of the Energy Efficiency Sector.

Goran Batinić

Director at Split Development Agency – RaST

Goran is the Director at Split Development Agency – RaST, with academic background in law and extensive experience in finance and public procurement in private sector. Working with EU funded projects since 2016, he gained valuable expertise in project management and project proposals. Within RaST, his focus is on strategic planning and local development acting as a link between public and private sector, NGOs and scientific community in developing strategic projects for the City of Split as well as in coordination of city strategic documents like City Development Strategy, Green City Action Plan, Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan and similar.

Tin Koren

Secretary General of STRUJNI KRUG

Automotive journalist and PR manager based in Zagreb, Croatia. At the beginning of his studies in 2015, he started working as a marketing manager in the „FSB Racing Team“ and as an automotive journalist in the TV show „Bez kočnica“ on Nova TV. After two years of gaining experience, he started working at the TV show „Auto Market“ on HRT as a social media manager and journalist, while at the same time he became a PR manager at Avantcar, promoting electric mobility. During 2018, he became a freelance journalist and wrote professional articles for magazines and newspapers such as the Auto klub, Auto Start, 24sata and Vozim.hr. At the end of 2020, he became the head of marketing in the Croatian National E-Mobility Association „Strujni krug“ and in a couple of monts he became the secretary general of the Association. In 2021, he graduated in journalism and strategic communication at the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb.

Marko Babić

Sales Engineer at Siemens Energy

Marko Babić is a responsible for Business Development in the South-East Europe Sub Region. Professional history of more than ten years in Oil & Gas Industry includes a variety of technical positions, ranging from engineering, procurement and project management in numerous large-scale projects as well as providing complete technical solutions in Sales Department.

Currently, his primary responsibility is helping the customers achieve their objectives by providing safe, reliable, and high-efficient Rotating, Electrical, Automation, and Digital products, solutions, and services that deliver sustainable value across customers’ operations.

Andrea Canepa

Co-Founder at EUTOPIA

Skilled business professional with experience in quantitative finance and programming. Co-founder of Eutopia – an AI-powered platform to access information about over 25k climate startups such as climate impact metrics, patents, financials, traction, contacts, and others.

His passion for big data and programming allowed him to develop the tech behind Eutopia. Prior to co-founding Eutopia, Andrea was working at Morgan Stanley as a Quantitative Risk Analyst; crunching data was part of his daily duties.

Karlo Guštin

Head of Strategic Initiatives at ERICSSON NIKOLA TESLA

Karlo is Manager for New areas and strategic initiatives, at Ericsson Nikola Tesla, focusing on creating market opportunities and developing new product portfolio in the area of environment monitoring and sustainable development for smart city concepts, industry environment footprint minimization and enabling digital transformation in environmental ecosystem health estimation and monitoring.

With academic  background in business and strategic management, Karlo focuses on new and innovative business models and concepts, most suitable for digital transformation of various market niches as well as social trends and services. Now after 15 years of experience in IT industry with focus on business and strategy, he is working on  ‘greenification’ of various industry verticals focusing on behavior change all along the industry value chain targeting direct and indirect environment footprint  – addressing suppliers, production business processes, customers and local communities that industries interact with. Apart from customer and market focus, the strategic part of his work is related to driving activities that are needed for proper market positioning in targeted areas (focusing on portfolio development, cross industry offering and portfolio replication, ecosystem building, partner management and other).

Ogeday Karahan

Business Development Leader – CESA (Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia) Assurance and EY Private

I am an executive with passion and ability to identify improvement and growth opportunities, envisage what needs to be done and deliver results through leading change, building capabilities and energizing individuals and teams.  I find joy in motivating and empowering individuals to perform significantly better in their personal and professional lives. My purpose is to bring to people the inspiration to change and the energy and tools to realize it.

An Electrical & Electronics Engineer by education, I come with over 30 years of operational and consulting experience acquired at P&G, Gillette, Cisco Systems, McKinsey and Egon Zehnder International in the US, England, Turkey and Central & Eastern Europe.  I am also the co-founder of Eurasia Capital Partners, an independent private equity fund that was founded in 2010 with commitments from institutions such as IFC, EBRD, EIF and FMO to make growth investments in small-to-mid sized companies in Turkey.  My functional experience spans across sales & marketing, engineering & manufacturing, finance, strategy, business development and HR.  Experiences in these areas, through various stages of my career, have helped me develop competencies in growth strategy, channel and brand strategy, sales force effectiveness, profitability improvement, organizational change, internet entrepreneurship and e-commerce, M&A, post-merger integration, partnerships & strategic alliances and external relations.

Antonela Vukorepa

PR Consultant at VAJT

After having worked for a decade in journalism—mostly in the (sports) editorial office of Večernji list—for the last 5 years, she has been working on the other side of the communication spectrum. Her main task is to shape the public image and narratives of clients she believes have a good story to tell. In the Croatian PR agency with the most international awards, she works with clients from various sectors, particularly with public policy makers and large companies. Together with the Vajt communication team, she has worked on a number of successful political, socially responsible and other campaigns, designed strategic communications for companies and individuals, and worked on implementation of projects, many of which have been in the field of sustainability.

Michael Freer

Executive Director of IMPACT HOUSE

Impact House is a Croatian social enterprise that makes, monitors and measures social and environmental impact.

Working internationally with clients from the Netherlands to Nepal, and Croatia to Kenya, Impact House focuses on three key areas – policy, corporate and community.

Michael’s focus is on developing idea and early stage social enterprises through mentoring and consultancy, as well as supporting companies shift from greenwashing to developing true impact in their CSR strategies.

Adam Carver

CEO of Bitgreen

Short bio: Adam Carver, CEO of Bitgreen, a blockchain built to meet the needs of NGOs, corporate ESG groups, and purpose-driven innovation in Web3. It is the first impact oriented project in the Polkadot ecosystem. Previously, Adam Carver served as a Fixed Income Trader at Morgan Stanley, a Managing Partner at The Fund, CEO of Battlestar Capital, Director of business development at AngelList. He holds an MS in Sustainable Systems from the University of Michigan.

Short description of the talk:
ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) investments have gained ground amongst investors, crossing $1 trillion in funds for the first time on record. As we continue to witness new highs in the digital asset and ESG markets, it is time to consider whether these two growing sectors have the potential to benefit and support one another. As impact investments and ESG-friendly funds increase in popularity, the cryptocurrency community has an opportunity to capture some of this momentum through the use of tokenization technology. By leveraging investor appetite for these asset classes, it may be possible to accelerate the maturation of the digital assets sector, along with the acceptance of asset-backed tokens and other digital assets in more traditional financial circles. The discussion will open up new perspectives of the cooperation between two most popular alternative investment classes, as ESG&Crypto.

Maxim Haartsen

Founder & CEO at Tekeya

As a transformational leader in the field of Life Sciences and Precision Medicine, Max has a 20 years proven track record as a Commercial Executive in large European and Asian Multi-National companies. His latest corporate role, Vice President for Business Development with Konica Minolta Precision Medicine Inc. based out of Tokyo Japan.

Max holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Life Sciences from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, his home country.

He lived and worked in five different countries across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, out of which 7 years in Japan. Max has a strong passion for creating new businesses, leading, mentoring and coaching people with the aim to building highly performing teams across different cultures and changing environments.

In 2019 Max co-founded TeKeya, a startup which he currently leads. TeKeya is a social enterprise, aiming to do good for society and doing well as a business at the same time. Max and team created a mobile application designed to battle food waste. The company is incorporated in Cairo, Egypt and aims to expand into the wider Middle East North African Region over the next few years.

Besides overseeing TeKeya, Max is also a speaker at the Global Forum of Higher Education and Scientific Research (GFHS) in Egypt, guest at EUStartGees (startup) podcast series, a panelist at the Cairo Climate Talks community (CCT) and a mentor for a Startup & Scale-up Bootcamp organization based in Osaka Japan.

Tijmen Sissing

Founder of Trashpackers

When Tijmen was backpacking in Southeast Asia in 2018, he was shocked by the beaches he found full of plastic. So he decided to clean them up. One of his cleanups was filmed in Malaysia and that video went viral on Facebook with 250.000 views in one day. In a few days his ‘The Trashpacker’ gained over 10.000 followers. Thousands of locals and travelers joined the cleanups from the Trashpacking Tours.
His initiative came all over the news and the idea grew into a global movement among travelers and locals. Trashpackers cleaned up more than 400.000 kilos and educated over 45.000 pupils so far about plastic pollution. Tijmen was one of the speakers at the LEAP Summit in Zagreb, 2022. Instead of flying to the summit, he traveled by train and made a tour from this to make impact along the way. Coming from the Netherlands he visited universities in Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Zagreb and Split to share his story and clean up together with the students.

Marko Mišulić

Founder & CEO at Rentlio

Marko is an entrepreneur who enjoys building something from nothing. On the basic premise of broken hospitality tech, he founded Rentlio in 2014. Today, Rentlio is a product-led high-NPS (79) SaaS, a travel-tech leader in the SEE region with satisfied users in over 40 countries.

2022 Edition


June 9
June 10
10:00 – 10:20
Collaboration – The driving force for sustainable innovation
Malin Berge (Mastercard)
10:20 – 10:35
Sustainable finance: how can banks support the green transition?
Balázs Pál Békeffy (OTP banka d.d.)
10:35 – 10:55
Greenwashing future
Tea Žakula (The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture)
10:55 – 11:35
Future of mobility
Thomas Jérémie Hayden-Lefebvre (Ibex Publishing) – moderator, Josef Mouris (Electron Holding), Tin Koren (Udruga Strujni krug)
11:35 – 11:55
Next big thing in the aviation industry: Electric aviation!
Gregory Davis (Eviation)
11:55 – 12:15
Future of transportation
Bibop Gresta (Hyperloop Italia)
12:15 – 12:35
The rapid advancement of EV technology – bringing hypercar performance to the wider market
Roger Moorhouse (Rimac Technology)
12:35 – 12:55
An overview of Climate Tech: definitions, trends and insights
Federico Cristoforoni (Eutopia)
12:55 – 13:55
Lunch break
13:55 – 14:35
Startup Challenge #3
Startups: Climatig, Silvan, Metabelly, Necogi
Jury: Ivan Burazin (Infobip), Karla Alfier (Ernst & Young), Nikola Pavešić (Infobip), Andrea Canepa (Eutopia)
14:35 – 15:15
Financing the green transition and green sustainable investments in businesses
Maja Erker Žgajnar (CMS Law)-moderator, Andrej Grubišić (Grubišić & partners), Zvonimir Akrap (OTP banka d.d.), Anne Lise Rognlidalen (Innovation Norway), Maja Rajčić (Fond za zaštitu okoliša i energetsku učinkovitost)
15:15 – 15:40
Revolution in green energy production, wave power!
Matias Sigal (Eco Wave Power)
15:40 – 16:20
Energy transition and future trends on technology in energy
Stephanie E. Trpkov (World Bank) – moderator, Stjepan Sučić (Končar – Digital Ltd.), Peter Zaruba (EVN Croatia), Mario Klarić (Professio Energia), Marko Babić (Siemens Energy)
16:20 – 16:55
Coffee break
16:55 – 17:35
Startup Challenge #4
Startups: ELNAV, GoGreenGeek, Smart Order, Magic Forest
Jury: Ivan Burazin (Infobip), Karla Alfier (Ernst & Young), Nikola Pavešić (Infobip), Andrea Canepa (Eutopia)
17:35 – 18:10
Fashion, food and technology, local is new global!
Antonela Vukorepa (Vajt) – moderator, Ivana Biočina (IOM), Filip Mijatović (CityGreens Farming), Marko Brkljačić (NUOTWO & GBC HUB)
18:10 – 18:25
Green startups Winner’s ceremony
18:25 – 18:45
Closing ceremony
20:00 – 24:00
After party
@ Hortus bar Split


Green Future Startup Challenge is a competition for startups organized by Green Future and powered by Infobip. The competition is focused on startups with innovative solutions in the field of sustainable development. Selected startups will have chance to present their ideas to the judges on the main stage during the conference in Croatian National Theatre in Split on June 9 – 10, 2022, and win a prizes.

Selected startups will have also a chance to polish their pitches in front of mentors the day before conference on June 8. Green Future will provide money prize in amount of $10.000 for the best startup selected by the judges, and Infobip will provide Green Communication Awards in total amount of $50.000 in credits for its products and services.



Croatian National Theatre

OTP banka d.d.