The programme consists of a keynote speech, a plenary session, two workshops and an outdoor activity with telecabine networking. You can download the Programme>>

Time Programme
 Friday 29 August
18.00-19.00 Welcome drinks & Verbier Institute presentation
 Saturday 30 August
9.30-10.00 Registration – Coffee, tea & local juices.
10.00-10.10 Welcome from President of Commune de Bagnes – ‘Verbier: Local Challenges for a World-Class Resort’
10.15-10.30 Keynote speech from John Elkington – “The Breakthrough Challenge”
10.30-11.30 Innovation Forum – “Global Leadership in Sustainability” Plenary Panel (45mins)
– André Schneider, VP, EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne);
– Aleyn Smith-Gillespie, Carbon Trust;
– John Elkington, Executive Chairman, Volans;
– Julia Groves, Managing Director, Trillion Fund;
– Starwood Executive;- Q & A (15mins)
11.30-11.45 Coffee & Tea Break (Networking)
11.45-12.45 Impact Academy – w/Starwood Hotels
Workshop on Tourism & Sustainability
•Presentation: Alexandra Leclerc, Associate Director, Starwood Hotels (10mins)
•Sustainability at Starwood Group (30mins)
•Q&A (20mins)
Impact Academy – w/Carbon Trust
Workshop on Carbon Zero
•Presenting Verbier’s challenges with Aleyn Smith-Gillespie, Carbon Trust (10mins)
•Roundtables on solutions (40mins)
•Conclusions (10mins)
12.45-13.45  LUNCH w/ Per Arnoldi
13.30-15.30 Telecabine networking (20 mins telecabine ride to solve a local challenge) Performance Center – Arts and Sustainability in the Alps (weather permitting)
Outdoor activity ‘Walking the Sustainability Talk’ to experience the beauty, power and fragility of nature.
15.30-16.00 Telecabine networking (20 mins telecabine ride to define the Verbier Summit 2015 themes)