Janine Steeger - Lead host of the day former TV Moderator
Janine Steeger, lead host of the Barilla Insieme Day 2019, is a former RTL lifestyle moderator of one of the most famous celebrity format. In 2015, she quit commercial TV moderation to commit only to sustainable and green formats. Since then, the question has been how we must live in the future to save the planet. It is important to her to present solutions and to inspire other people for a Futurelifestyle without being instructive.
Alfred Ritter - Chairman of the Advisory Board of Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG
Alfred Theodor Ritter is a German entrepreneur. Together with his sister, he is the owner of the chocolate manufacturer Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG, known for its chocolate brand Ritter Sport. It’s a company that built its own combined power plant and will plant 1 Mill. trees to reduce CO2 emissions. Its goal is to be 100% climate compensated latest in 2022. Moreover the company is winner of the sustainability award 2018 in Germany.
Jörg Andreas Krüger - Member of the Executive Committee of WWF
Since July 2017, Jörg-Andreas Krüger, member of the Executive Committee of WWF Germany, has been responsible for WWF's work on reducing the ecological footprint. His work focuses on the development and implementation of policy strategies for energy, climate and agricultural policy, for the protection and conservation of forests and freshwater ecosystems, as well as work in markets and cooperation with companies.
Benjamin Adrion - Founder of Viva con Agua
Benjamin Adrion, former football player at FC St. Pauli, joins a training camp in Cuba in 2005. During this camp, the idea comes up of supporting a project, in which kindergartens in Havana are supplied with drinking water dispensers. In 2006, Adrion founded Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e.V., a non-profit association that has meanwhile developed into an international network and has already given three million people worldwide access to clean drinking water.
Prof. Riccardo Valentini - Euro-Med Centre for Climate Change Director and IPCC Member
Riccardo Valentini, Professor at University of Tuscia, is Director of the Division of Climate Impact at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Changes. He received the 2007 Nobel Peace Price, with his team, for activities within the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He is a pioneer in research that is relative to the role of agricultural-forest systems in climate change and the greenhouse effect.
PD Dr. med. Thomas Ellrott - Scientist and non-fiction author
Dr. Thomas Ellrott is a German scientist and author. He is a medical doctor and has been the head of the Institute for Nutrition and Psychology at the Georg-August-University Göttingen since 2007. Thomas Ellrott also manages the German Society for Nutrition (DGE) in the state of Lower Saxony. The central field of his work is interdisciplinary research into the various determinants of eating behaviour.
Irene Mia - Global Editorial Director The Economist Intelligence Unit
Irene Mia is Global Editorial Director at the Economist Intelligence Unit's thought leadership division. In her role, she is responsible for leading and growing the Thought Leadership business globally according to the Economist Group’s standards of editorial quality, creativity and independence. She also develops and oversees large global client relationships from an editorial perspective, delivering high quality content.
Tanja von Uslar-Gleichen - Coordinator for Sustainable Development
Tania von Uslar-Gleichen took up position as Federal Foreign Office Director for Human Rights, International Development and Social Affairs in September 2018. Not least in light of Germany’s foreign policy priorities as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2019/2020 she focusses especially on UNSC Res. 1325 and the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
Marianus von Hoersten - Global Young Chef 2017
Marianus v. Hörsten won the title Best Young Chef in the world in 2017 and the Next Chef Award in 2018. He is famous for his unconventional food concepts. 2018 he launched his cooking start-up Tabula Rasa which brings together curious food lovers in Hamburg. This restaurant was set up as a pop up concept reaching especially young and modern food enthusiasts.
Holger Stromberg - German TV Chef
Holger Stromberg, is a German celebrity chef. At the age of 23 in 1994, he gained his first Michelin star whilst head chef at the restaurant Goldschmieding in Castrop-Rauxel, making him Germany's youngest Michelin starred chef. Nowadays he pursues the goal to convey healthy and enjoyable nutrition to as many people as possible through his cookbooks and various media appearances.
Pietro Leemann - Swiss starred Chef
Pietro Leemann is the first Chef in Europe to receive, in 1996, the Michelin Star for Vegetarian Restaurant: “Joia” located in Milan. This Chef wants to do something different. Strong of the concept that “we are what we eat” and of the spiritual power of the food he is daily focused in creating a global harmony of tastes with full respect for the nature and its cycles.
Davide Oldani - Italian starred chef
The Italian starred Chef Davide Oldani, creator of Cucina POP - high quality and accessibility - opened his restaurant D'O, in 2003, in his hometown of Cornaredo, near Milan. One year after opening, the world's most authoritative food guides counted him amongst the greatest chefs of contemporary Italian cuisine.