Act for Global Goals Conference

Maastricht City Hall

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

Act local, Think Global

The Act for Global Goals Conference takes place at Maastricht City Hall. The conference brings together 100 sustainable doers and thinkers of Maastricht and the Region for workshops, debates and interactive sessions about the Global Goals. In this way we foster cross-pollination, inspiration and cooperation, but above all: action! 

The conference offers nearly 20 sessions, all designed to increase awareness, develop understanding and build local leadership for the Global Goals in Maastricht and the Region. The Act for Global Goals Conference is also a wonderful opportunity to network and a first step towards developing a local coalition for the Global Goals.

We have built a broad and inspiring program for policy makers, researchers, politicians, youth leaders, business people, educators, entrepreneurs, innovative start-ups, conservationists, architects, builders, climate activists, city planners and more. We focus on highlighting and strengthening local leadership for the Global Goals, but have also brought in some exciting speakers from Sweden and Beijing.  

All the way from Beijing, award-winning journalist, ecological film-maker and conservationist John D. Liu - with his powerful message of human ingenuity - will enlighten us with solutions on large scale ecosystem restoration and desert greenification. John Liu is a research fellow at the KNAW and Ecosystem Ambassador for the COMMONLAND Foundation. This extraordinary speaker is someone you don't want to miss!


Act for Global Goals Conference


Keynote: John D. Liu

speakers & Sessions


8:30 am - 9.15 am

Welcome I

9:30 am - 9:35 am

Keynote I

9:35 am - 10:00 am

Interactive Sessions I

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


12:00 pm - 13:00 pm


13:00 pm - 13:30 pm

Welcome II

13:45 pm - 14:00 pm

Keynote II

14:00 pm - 14:45 pm

Interactive Sessions II

15:00 pm - 17:00 pm

Closing Drinks

17:00 pm - 18:00 pm