Speakers and panelists
The Circular Valley® Forum will bring together top-decision makers at board level from a large variety of industries. Besides the interaction in the conference format and over dinner, there will also be opportunities for bilateral talks.
Hendrik Wüst
Prime Minister
North-Rhine Westphalia
Foto: Land NRW / Ralph Sondermann
Mona Neubaur
Minister of the Economy and Climate
North-Rhine Westphalia
Foto: Land NRW / Ralph Sondermann
Oliver Krischer
Minister of the Environment
North-Rhine Westphalia
Foto: Land NRW / Ralph Sondermann
Dr. Dorothee Becker
CEO
Gebr. Becker GmbH
Andre and Iris Bovenkamp
Managing Partners
Huehoco
Liam Condon
CEO
Johnson Matthey
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Doetsch
Director
Fraunhofer UMSICHT
Saori Dubourg
Member of the Board

BASF

Foto: BASF SE
Dr. Ralf Düssel
Chairman Plastics Europe Germany, Senior Vice President
Evonik
Dr. Martin Eisenhut
Managing Partner Dach
Kearney
Dr. Andreas Eurich
CEO
Barmenia Insurance Group
Prof. Dr. Manfred Fischedick
President
Wuppertal Institute
Eckhard Forst
Chairman of the Board
NRW Bank

Foto: Christian Lord Otto
Dr. Dirk Gratzel
CEO
GreenZero
Markus Hilkenbach
CEO
Wuppertaler Stadtwerke
Jürgen Hingsen
Olympic Games Medalist (Decathlon)
Jochen Jehmlich
CEO
Societé Générale Equipment Finance
Arndt G. Kirchhoff
Chairman
Unternehmer NRW
Dr. Johannes Kirchhoff
CEO
Kirchhoff Group
Lauren Kjeldsen
Member of the Executive Board,
President Smart Materials
Evonik
Dr. Matthias Koehler
Ministerial Director (SME and Start-up Financing)
Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection
Philipp Krohn
Journalist
FAZ

Foto: Frank Roeth
Dr. Michael Kuhndt
Managing Director
Center for Sustainable Consumption and Production
Prof. Dr. Walter Leitner
Director
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
Lothar Leuschen
Chefredakteur
Westdeutsche Zeitung
Serena Lin
Member of the Board
Bayer AG
Natalie Mekelburger
CEO
Coroplast
Dr. Arnd Nenstiel
Global Head Agricultural Policy & Stakeholder Affairs
Bayer AG I Division Crop Science
Ralf Putsch
Managing Director

Knipex

Foto: Malte Reiter
Prof. Dr. Manfred Renner
Director

Fraunhofer UMSICHT
Dr. Thomas Rodemann
Managing Partner
Vorwerk
Thomas Schmidt
CEO
Haniel
Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneidewind
Lord Mayor, Wuppertal
HA Schult
Artist
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schurr
Director IGB-2 Plant Sciences


Forschungszentrum Jülich
Klaus Töpfer
Former Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Michael Wiener
CEO
Grüner Punkt/DSD
Dr. Henning Wilts
Director of Division Circular Economy
Wuppertal Institut
Gunther Wölfges
CEO
Stadtsparkasse Wuppertal