Bonn hosted the 23rd Business Talks

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Mayor of Bonn Katja Dörner attended the 23rd Bonn Business Talks which brought together around 1,000 guests from business, science, politics, and administration, the city of Bonn announced in a press release.

The event, which was established in 1997 and is today considered a unique selling point for Bonn as a business location, returned following a two-year hiatus due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, the motto of the 23rd Bonn Economic Talks was “in dialogue on site.”

Mayor Dörner emphasized in her welcome speech that one of the main goals of this year’s event was to create a platform for attendees from business, science, politics, and administration fields and to develop ideas through discussions which could make a significant contribution to the city’s economic development.

“It is a matter of course for me to have an open ear for the concerns of the companies in the city,” the mayor of Bonn stated.

Mayor Dörner also discussed activities in the context of the climate crisis, in addition to the topic of urban development. Climate change is now considered the greatest global health threat of the twenty-first century, according to today’s scientists.

By 2035, the city of Bonn wants to be climate-neutral, switching to regenerative energy sources and adapting to the effects of the climate crisis. The 19 business parks in Bonn also play an important role in this transformation, the city stated in a press release.

With the pilot project “Climate-friendly commercial area Beuel-Ost,” the city administration demonstrated how to boost green areas in an existing commercial area while lowering emissions. (photo credit: wikipedia)