Speakers

Below you can find the speakers of AED 2018. Soon the complete list of speakers will be revealed.

"The Third Industrial Revolution: A Framework for a Sustainable Energy Future" "The Third Industrial Revolution: the convergence of the digital Communication Internet, the Renewable Energy Internet, and the Mobility and Logistics Internet, riding atop an Internet of Things platform, creating a seamless 21st century smart infrastructure for transforming the way society “manages,” “powers,” and “moves” economic and social activity in the era of resilience. In this enlightening presentation, Rifkin presents a new vision of a Smart Third Industrial Revolution that can take the world into a sustainable ecological civilization and a more equitable global economy over the next several decades." Jeremy Rifkin has been an advisor to the leadership of the European Union since 2000 - as well as the European Parliament, and numerous EU heads of state, including Germany's Angela Merkel. He also advised the leadership of the Peoples Republic of China. Furthermore Jeremy Rifkin’s New York Times bestselling book, ‘The Third Industrial Revolution’, provided the blueprint for the economic transition to a post-carbon ecological society across the European Union.

With multiple entrepreneurs in the family, Patrick and Milan van der Meulen grew up taking a proactive approach to life. This has led to them to found Enie.nl, a platform through which they have helped thousands of people and organizations to switch to self-generated solar energy. After being trained by the former vice president of the United States - Al Gore – Milan is now an official Climate Reality Leader. This makes him a member of an international and dynamic group of world changers who shape the debate about climate problems.

Hanna Verboom was the presenter of the well-known music TV show Top of the Pops since 2004 and participated in multiple Dutch TV series such as: the series Peking Express VIP and the BNN program Crazy88.

She also starred in various Dutch movies and even made her way to international television by acting in Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, the thriller Drifter, The Interior and The Seven of Daran.

In addition to her acting activities, Hanna is the founding mother of the video on demand platform Cinetree. She is also the founder of the crowdfunding platform GET IT DONE, where she helps to realize small scale development projects.