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Bertrand Piccard, Founder and Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation

Keynote Speech

Psychiatrist and explorer, Bertrand Piccard made history by accomplishing two aeronautical firsts – flying around the world non-stop in a balloon, and more recently in a solar-powered airplane plane without fuel. 

Pioneering his way to considering ecology through the lens of profitability, he began working in the early 2000s to promote renewable energies and clean technologies. As Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation, he has succeeded in his mission to select 1 000 profitable solutions to protect the environment and support clean growth.