Our Speakers


Coenraad de Vries - NL

Early stage investor in Clean Tech/ sustainability solutions. Besides investor experienced coach in finance solutions for growing business, by start and in the early stage. Co-Founder of Start Green Venture capital (largest specialised clean-tech fund in the Netherlands) and Co-founder of www.OnePlanetcrowd.nl the largest sustainability crowdfunding platform in the Netherlands.

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Arno Boersma - Aruba

Arno Boersma is a knowledge strategist, he likes turning knowledge into impact. Preferably knowledge related to sustainable development: energy, water, climate, oceans, biodiversity. Arno worked for multinational firms all over the world and for the World Bank Group in Washington DC

Now managing director of the Center of Excellence for small island states around the world for the UNDP.

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James Ellsmoor - UK

James Ellsmoor is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and writer, bringing to life his passion for sustainability and renewable energy. At the age of just 26, he is Co-Founder and Director of Solar Head of State, an international nonprofit working with governments in the Caribbean and Pacific islands to raise awareness of renewable energy through high-profile solar installations on iconic government buildings. He was recognized on Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 List in 2017.


Aleksandra Dragozet - Canada

Ally is a passionate marine biologist and founder of Sea Going Green. The mission of Sea Going Green is to alleviate the negative impacts tourism have on marine environments by offering consulting services to tourism companies to implement sustainable practices into their operations whilst enhancing the customer service experience they provide.


Adric Walter - Curacao

Adric Walter is a Top Consultant in building Digital Banks and FinTech companies in the Cloud. He is very passionate about building great, large scale and scalable tech platforms. His domain knowledge covers large Corporations in the retail like Nike, Insurance Companies, Banks and the Dutch Government. His experience has a span of more than 17 years in building complex distributed enterprise online systems. His main focus is on Enterprise Architectures built on the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) concepts using MicroServices

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Dr. Richard WM Visser - Aruba

During his distinguished career, former Minister of Health and Sports Richard W. M. Visser D.C., Ph.D. has focused on the pandemic of childhood obesity among various populations, working in consultation with other international experts. He studied the problem and implemented solutions from many perspectives: as a clinical researcher, academic and educator, activist and politician, entrepreneur, concerned citizen.

Today Dr. Visser continues his innovative approach to healthcare by converging the exponential technological development going on right now with never before seen global connectivity. In so doing empower Nations, by sourcing their most valuable health assets and

magnifying their presence through technological innovation, creating never before seen access to quality care and information.

His new book “The Aruba project: One Happy Island to One Heavy Island to One Healthy Island” by Visser, DC., PhD., Richard is now available at: amazon.com