A conference hosted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Max Planck Society and Siemens, in cooperation with Chinese Energy Research Institute of National Development and Reform Commission, UN-HABITAT and Economist Conferences.
Powering the future: rethinking energy supply and demand
Science and business can now make many things possible. In today’s fast-moving world, however, we need dialogue more than ever before – between executives and researchers, and among policy-makers and ordinary citizens.
The aim of Future Dialogue is to create a forum for that conversation. At our first very successful conference in Berlin in 2009, we looked at how to foster closer co-operation between science, business, and politics in tackling the big challenges of our time: climate change, healthcare and urbanisation.
2010’s gathering moved to China to focus on new approaches to the energy issues confronting us – today, tomorrow and in the distant future. Future Dialogue 2010 took place on September 9th in Beijing and brought together some of the world’s top scientists, business leaders, policy-makers and influential thinkers to discuss their views with an exclusive audience of around 200 senior researchers, business executives and policy-makers from China and around the world.