The 77th Energy Dialogue: “Smart Cities and the Future of the Energy Industry” will take place on September the 9th, 2016, in the German Parliamentary Association, Berlin.

Confirmed speakers:

Thomas Jarzombek MP, Spokesperson for the Digital Agenda, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group
Prof. Dr. Michael Weinhold, CTO Energy, Siemens AG
Carsten Große Starmann, Head of the Smart Cities Project, Bertelsmann Foundation


The goal of the dialogue, hosted by Prof. Dr. Friebdert Pflüger and Mr. Janusz Reiter, is to enable a non-ideological, cross-party exchange between business, academia, media, diplomacy and politics on the significant energy policy questions of our times, in order to pave the way to an energy consensus in society. The Energy Dialogue engages with the energy and climate policy goals of the German Federal Government – climate protection, economic competitiveness and energy security – while solidly embedding them in the European and international dimension.

The Energy Dialogue at the Reichstag is a monthly event organized since 2009 in the German Parliamentary Society, in co-operation with the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, Central Europe Energy Partners (CEEP), the business magazine BIZZ energy today and the energy portal ENERGLOBE.DE.