Who came in 2016?

Diverse range of stakeholders across sectors:

  • Governments: number of officials from various ministries from different countries (energy, industry, economy, environment), government energy agencies, advisors to ministers, members of cabinets
  • Businesses: DANFOSS, denkstatt Group, E.ON, ETEM, Johnson Controls, Knauf Insulation, PHILIPS LIGHTING, Saint-Gobain, VELUX Group, and more
  • Trade Associations: European as well as national associations of manufacturers of building materials and energy efficiency technologies, advocacy alliances (Chance for Buildings, Buildings for Future, DENEFF), number of Green Buildings Councils from the CEE region (BG, CZ, PL, SK, SI, TR)
  • NGOs: CEE Bankwatch Network, ClientEarth, Climate Action Network Europe, EnEffect, Energiaklub Climate Policy Institute, European Climate Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Institute of Environmental Economics, Passive House Centre
  • Research and thinktanks: Buildings Performance Institute Europe, Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, Ecofys, Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Metropolitan Research Institute, Regulatory Assistance Project
  • International organizations: Covenant of Mayors, EASME, EBRD, European Commission, UNDP, World Bank, World Resources Institute

The split of participant backgrounds is shown on the chart below. We were particularly pleased with high proportion of government and public sector representatives (over 20%): 


Countries represented:

Over 70% of participants were from (extended) Central and Eastern Europe, almost 30% from Western Europe and US.

Gender balance

Finally, we were very proud to have almost perfect gender balance: