GPF23 Impressions

Many thanks to all the partners, speakers, and participants who contributed to the success of the GREEN PEAK FESTIVAL 2023. We take pride in having garnered over 800 registrations and experiencing a broad and positive media response.

The GREEN PEAK FESTIVAL 2023 delved into an array of subjects pertaining to SUSTAINABILITY & CLIMATE PROTECTION, fostering extensive dialogues, contributions, and networking opportunities. The event featured panels on topics such as Agriculture, Energy, Industry, Real Estate & Construction, Mobility, Gen Z and much more.

The MuseumsQuartier provided an ideal setting for over 20 panels and numerous networking sessions. We were delighted to announce the MuseumsQuartier (MQ) as our venue for this year, encompassing the ARENA21, MQ LIBELLE & OVALHALLE, along with the breathtaking inner courtyard.

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At our special PARTNERS & SPEAKERS DINNER powered by Katherine Privatbank partners, speakers and supporters of the GREEN PEAK FESTIVAL were invited. The evening kicked off with an engaging talk featuring Katherine Privatbank, leading into a delightful flying dinner, and culminating in an exclusive tour of the Leopold Museum. Throughout the event, guests had the chance to mingle in a captivating ambiance, fostering connections and immersing themselves in the excitement of the upcoming GREEN PEAK FESTIVAL.

PARTNERS & SPEAKERS DINNER powered by KATHREIN PRIVATBANK at Cafe Leopold on the 7th of September 2023

Credit: Elisabeth Pollak


Our second GREEN PEAK FESTIVAL was graced by an illustrious lineup of top-class speakers and distinguished guests spanning various sectors, including business, civil society, culture, and politics.


Martin Kocher, the Federal Minister of Labour and Economy of the Republic of Austria; Jürgen Trittin, Member of the German Parliament and former Federal Minister for the Environment; Mariana Kühnel, Deputy Secretary General of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber; Norbert Harringer, CTO at AGRANA; Othmar Karas, First Vice President of the European Parliament; Alfred Gusenbauer, Chancellor of the Republic of Austria (2007-2008); Yossi Maaravi, Dean, Researcher, Lecturer, and Author and many more high-ranking speakers.

The conference featured a series of riveting panels expertly moderated by esteemed Austrian journalists, including Gelena Stillmann, Host, Editor, and Reporter at ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4 GmbH; Bernhard Ecker, Editor at trend; Rainer Nowak, Prominent Austrian Journalist; Sandra Walder, Head of the Climate and Sustainability Team at APA - Austria Presse Agentur; and many other notable figures.

GREEN PEAK FESTIVAL 2023 at MuseumsQuartier ++ Arena21 on the 08th of September 2023


At the Libelle we covered topics such as Real Estate & Construction, Urban Green Mobility, Energy, and Next Gen, featuring a stellar lineup of speakers.


Hannes Schlager
, Partner at AKELA Attorneys at Law, Peter Engert, CEO at Austrian Sustainable Building Council, Thomas G. Winkler, CEO at UBM Development, Alexandra Hagen, Architect, Partner, and CEO at White Arkitekter, Francisco Jose Galan, Director of Sustainable Development at Masdar City, Oytun Calapover, Director of EMEA Operations at Bird, Angelos Chronis, Co-Founder & CEO of Infrared City GmbH, Hamead Ahrary, Director of Hydrogen at VERBUND AG, Alexander Schwartz, Partner at xista science ventures, Jasmin Schnarr, Senior Sustainable Finance Manager at Raiffeisen Bank International, Anika Nicolaas Ponder, Head of Climate & Innovation at IKEM – Institut für Klimaschutz, Energie und Mobilität, Sabine Schnabel, CEO at BSH advisors, Nina Kaiser, Management Board ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4 & Co-Founder of 4GAMECHANGERS and many more.

These esteemed speakers were joined by recognized moderators who skillfully guided the panels like Bernhard Ecker, Editor at trend, Jasmin Dolati, Journalist, Program Director at ORF Radio Wien, Martin Szelgrad, Editor-in-Chief at Telekom & IT Report and Energie Report magazines and Rainer Nowak, Prominent Austrian Journalist.

GREEN PEAK FESTIVAL 2023 at MuseumsQuartier ++ Libelle on the 08th of September 2023


In collaboration with our supporting partner, Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws), we embarked on a quest to identify Austria's most promising startup in the realm of sustainability and green technology.

aws spearheaded the selection process for the Green Peak Award, which saw 80 submissions. Among them, five standout Green Start-Ups had the opportunity to showcase their companies in front of the GREEN PEAK FESTIVAL audience: Enzyan Biocatalysis GmbH, silana GmbH, Great by Date GmbH, SUPASO GmbH, and ANYWHERE.SOLAR GmbH. The eventual winner was determined through a voting process that allowed the audience to choose their favorite.

In addition to the thunderous applause, the GREEN PEAK AWARD WINNER also received a consultation voucher worth EUR 2,000 from Akela.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the GREEN PEAK AWARD WINNER 2023: Silana GmbH.


Beyond the presence of 50 distinguished speakers across 20 panels, fostering meaningful connections through networking was a top priority for us. The Ovalhalle served as more than just a place for refreshments; it was a hub for inspiration and networking opportunities, allowing attendees to connect and collaborate.

Moreover, Cafe Leopold welcomed us during the daytime and evenings, providing a welcoming atmosphere for gatherings and discussions. The grand finale of the GREEN PEAK FESTIVAL was a night to remember, celebrated at the Aftershow Party in Cafe Leopold, accompanied by the infectious beats of DJ Bambi.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who participated and look forward to seeing you again next year!

Advisory Committee

Nobert Harringer

Sustainability, and in particular how we master climate change, is one of the very big challenges.

For me personally, for AGRANA as an energy-intensive processor of agricultural raw materials, for our suppliers and customers, and for society as a whole, this is an issue of increasingly existential importance.

That is why we are pursuing an ambitious plan to switch to renewable energy sources to reduce our climate impact.

Norbert Harringer
CTO at AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG
Monika Froehler

The biggest challenge and the biggest opportunity of humankind currently is to do our utmost to keep our fragile planet sustainable, healthy and prosperous for the generations to come. We are the last generation that can still do something meaningful about stopping the overheating of the planet. The good news: we have all the science, tools, skills and connectedness we need at hand, if only we truly act as global citizens.

Monika Froehler
CEO Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens
Bettina Leidl

The effects of the climate crisis are omnipresent and widely visible. Because of its complexity and drama, the climate crisis is ultimately also a crisis of our imagination.

Bettina Leidl
Managing Director of the MuseumsQuartier
Johannes Wesemann

Climate protection means commitment at all levels. We have to demonstrate, inform, inspire, educate and hold those legally accountable who intentionally damage the environment.

Johannes Wesemann
Founder AllRise
Dusan Todorovic

Climate change presents humanity with the greatest challenge in its history. It requires not only a change in the economic system, but above all in the individual behaviour of every single person. I am convinced that start-ups will make a significant contribution to the necessary changes. That is why aws i2 Business Angels will emphasise impact & climate investments in the future.

Dusan Todorovic
Lead Program Manager at Austria Wirtschaftsservice
Wolfgang Anzengruber

It is a huge challenge for all of us, to limit global warming and climate change.
We have to unite all our efforts to achieve sustainability in each sector of our economy.

Wolfgang Anzengruber
CEOs for Future

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