Friday, December 7, 2012

SusCon 2012: Green Economy - From Intention to Action

© Philipp Ledényi / SusCon
The plenary hall of the World Conference Center in Bonn during the speech of Auma Obama at the SusCon 2012.

On 27-28 November I was assigned as a photographer for the SusCon 2012, the international conference on sustainable business and consumption. The event took place in Bonn, Germany, at the World Conference Center, the former german parliament. Among the keynote speakers were Auma Obama (Sauti Kuu), Pavan Sukhdev (Corporation 2020), Helmy Abouleish (Director of the Sekem Group), Marlehn Thieme (Chair of the German Council for Sustainable Development), Alain Caparros (CEO REWE Group) and Ernst-Ulrich von Weizsäcker.

Here is a small selection of pictures from the event:

© Philipp Ledényi / SusCon
Auma Obama, shortly before her keynote speech in the plenary hall of the WCCB.

© Philipp Ledényi / SusCon
Auma Obama during her keynote speech at the SusCon 2012.
Alain Caparros during his keynote speech.
Audience listening to the keynote speeches at SusCon 2012.
© Philipp Ledényi / SusCon
Helmy Abouleish and Auma Obama attending the SusCon press conference.
Pavan Sukhdev during his keynote speech next to the One World statue by artist Dao Droste.
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Applause for Helmy Abouleishs keynote speech at the SusCon 2012.
© Philipp Ledényi / SusCon
Ernst-Ulrich von Weizsäcker listening to a plenary session at the SusCon 2012.
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A SusCon-participant shares his opinion with the audience.
Masks by artist Dao Droste were part of an interactive exhibition during the event. 

For more information on this conference visit: They also have a slideshow on their website with some more impressions.


  1. Waw we are so proud of such those conferences . and so proud of Mr.Helmy too . all of us as Egyptian must be proud of this . this is the light beam that we have to look at it in such those bad days that we live . we still have hope in the future