The Klosters Forum (TKF) takes place over 2.5 days in the Swiss Alps. At TKF monologues are replaced with dialogues, card swaps with workshops and the corporate flair with mountain air.
We bring together a diverse group of 100 hand-picked innovators and decision-makers to focus on one chosen environmental challenge. Our objective is to come up with actionable solutions in order to help accelerate change, avoid duplication of effort and make a positive contribution to our planet.
TKF TALKS are open to the public, taking place throughout the year and around the globe. TKF Talks are curated to encourage learning, provoke conversation and inspire attendees to open their minds.
Elgiz Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul Biennial: The power and responsibility of art to shift the seventh continent:
Professor Alex David Rogers – Science Director REV Ocean
Hakan Bulgurlu – CEO of Arçelik
Markus Reymann – Director TBA21 Academy
The Conduit, Beyond Plastic: Biomaterials Workshop, London, GB
Zoë Powell, Materiom
Caroline Till, Franklin Till
Camilla ter Haar, CEO TKF
Beyond the Plasticene, co-hosted with Think Beyond Plastic, sponsored by ConsenSys, Davos, Switzerland
Panel Discussion around the future of plastics.
Joseph Lubin – Founder, ConsenSys; Co-Founder, Ethereum
Michael Goltzman – Vice President, Global Public Policy, Environmental Sustainability & Social Impact, The Coca-Cola Company
Saskia Bruysten – CEO, YUNUS Social Fund
Satya S. Tripathi – Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations
Moderated by Daniella Russo – Co-Founder and CEO, Think Beyond Plastic
Ocean SOS Plastic Pollution, At Spring, London: The Salon Series, London GB
Sian Sutherland – Founder of A Plastic Planet
Skye Gyngell – Founder of Spring
Celia Pool – Founder of DAME
Clare Brooks – CEO of Blue Marine Foundation
Jo Royle – Founder of Common Seas
James le Mesurier OBE – Founder of White Helmets
Julia Leeb – War photojournalist and filmmaker
Jon Hutton – Director of the Luc Hoffmann Institute
Dr. Arturo Castillo Castillo – Imperial College London
Tom Dillon – Vice President at The Pew Charitable Trusts
George Duffield – Co-founder of Blue Marine Foundation
The TKF Fellows App has been developed exclusively for former and future TKF Participants, in order to provide them with a digital platform for the ever-growing community of expert thought-leaders (TKF Fellows).
The TKF Fellows App helps TKF Fellows to promote, share and learn about ideas, projects, events, research or other relevant information, as well as serving as a tool with which to connect directly with other TKF Fellows.
The Klosters Forum, in partnership with Think Beyond Plastic, was running the TKF Plastics Innovation Challenge (sponsored by suscap advisors ag) to engage innovators around the world in a solutions-oriented effort to stem the flow of plastics into our ocean.
The TKF Plastics Innovation Challenge focused on three tracks:
1. New materials and green chemistry to replace current fossil-fuel based plastics
2. Waste reduction, avoidance and recycling
3. Innovative product delivery system
Three winners (one per track) each received an award valued at USD40,000 comprised of non-repayable USD25,000 funding and a place in the 2019 Think Beyond Plastic accelerator class valued at CHF15,000. The winners were invited to present at TKF19 and at Think Beyond Plastic’s 5th annual Investor Forum.
The winners were:
New materials and green chemistry: Biolive from Turkey
Waste reduction, avoidance and recycling: AC BIODE from Japan
Innovative product delivery systems: ReCIRLCE from Germany