Breakthrough Energy Summit 2024

Accelerating a clean energy future

The Breakthrough Energy Summit brings together our unparalleled network of global climate leaders dedicated to accelerating the transition to a clean energy future. This invite-only event allows participants to discover cutting-edge advancements and collaborate with leaders on industry-specific challenges.

Achieving a net zero future by 2050 will be the hardest thing humanity has ever done. But it is attainable if we act now and together to discover, develop, and deploy the clean solutions to decarbonize our economy and power the world with clean energy. And we’ve already made significant progress.

Breakthrough Energy is accelerating climate solutions at every stage of the innovation pipeline and across the Five Grand Challenges.

Our unique approach to transforming the global economy through innovation involves a world-class network of partners across the private, public, and philanthropic sectors. If we work together, we will create a future where everyone has access to affordable, abundant, and clean energy.

Rodi Guidero BE Executive Director

Now, we must keep our momentum going into new frontiers. Together, with rapid innovation, increased investment, and smart policy, we’re ensuring a successful clean energy transition.


Summit Conversations

Meet the innovators

Explore and interact with the portfolio companies, Fellows, and Catalyst projects pioneering scalable clean energy solutions at the BE Summit.

See the Agenda on our Summit App

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The Summit agenda includes plenaries, breakout sessions, and many opportunities to connect with key stakeholders throughout our network. Featured speakers include:

  • Bill Gates, Founder, Breakthrough Energy
  • Rodi Guidero, Executive Director, Breakthrough Energy
  • Mario Fernandez, Head of Catalyst, Breakthrough Energy
  • Cody Friesen, Co-Founder and CEO, SOURCE Global
  • Raffi Garabedian, Co-Founder and CEO, Electric Hydrogen Co.
  • Christian Garcia, Partner, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
  • Julia Gisewite, Chief Sustainability Officer, Turner Construction Company
  • Irina Gorbounova, VP of M&A & Head of XCarb Innovation Fund, ArcelorMittal
  • Ashley Grosh, Vice President, Breakthrough Energy
  • Greg Guyett, CEO Global Banking and Markets, HSBC
  • Dr. Tim Heidel, Co-Founder & CEO, VEIR
  • Dr. Jason Huang, Founder & CEO, TS Conductor
  • Barbara Humpton, President & CEO, Siemens Corporation U.S.A
  • Mateo Jaramillo, Co-Founder & CEO, Form Energy
  • Christina Karapataki, Partner, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
  • John Kerry, 68th U.S. Secretary of State
  • Dr. Sarah Lamiason, Co-Founder & CEO, Dioxycle
  • Phil Larochelle, Partner, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
  • Tim Latimer, Co-Founder & CEO, Fervo Energy
  • Brian Mayers, Partner, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
  • Bob Mumgaard, CEO, Commonwealth Fusion Systems
  • Melanie Nakagawa, Chief Sustainability Officer, Microsoft
  • May Ng, CEO, Pan-United Corporation Ltd
  • Andrew Ponec, Co-Founder & CEO, Antora Energy
  • Noel Quinn, Group Chief Executive, HSBC
  • Rajeev Ram, Partner, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
  • Cooper Rinzler, Partner, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
  • Carmichael Roberts, Managing Partner, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
  • Barclay Rogers, Founder & CEO, Graphyte
  • Robert Schuetzle, CEO, Infinium
  • Christoph Schweizer, CEO, BCG
  • Rick Slocum, CIO, Harvard Management Company
  • Dr. Eric Toone, Chief Technology Officer & Managing Partner, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
  • Libby Wayman, Partner, Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Breakthrough Energy Summit is open to select reporters and media who will be covering the event and featured sessions.