Join us from 6 - 9 July 2023, as changemakers unite to discuss the future.

The Parallel Conference unites global innovators, policy makers, startups, investors, researchers, and organizations to discuss, educate, network, and work together to find solutions to our most pressing issues.

Delegate registration is open. If you have queries about buying a pass, please contact us.


  • Energy + Mobility
  • Governance + Policy
  • Finance + Economy
  • Entertainment + Media
  • Travel + Lifestyle
  • Fashion + Art
  • Food + Wellness
  • Health + Society
  • Community + Urban Resilience


Karl Burkart

Co-Founder & Deputy Director at One Earth

Frederik G. Pferdt

Co-Founder of The Garage at Google & Fmr. Chief Innovation Evangelist at Google

Edo Sella

Co-Founder & CEO at ECOncrete

Erik Eklund

Chief Executive of Commercial Vessels at Candela

Mohamed Shareef

Minister of State for Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Maldives

Alby Bocanegra

Advisor at the World Economic Forum, Founder at The Urban Futurist & Fmr. VP of Global City Partnerships at Mastercard

Matthias Maurer

Astronaut at the European Space Agency

Bernd Breiter

Founder and CEO of World Club Dome

Marshall Blecher

Co-Founder & Partner at MAST

Martin Best

Co-Founder Parsiq & IQ Protocol

Hegle Sarapuu-Johanson

Chief Innovation Officer & Partner at Trinidad Wiseman OÜ

More Speakers to be Announced

Inspiring Talks

Speakers at the Parallel conference come from a wide range of backgrounds, including business leaders, social advocates, industry specialists, and innovative young entrepreneurs. Join us to be motivated by their narratives and delve into the central themes being presented.


Parallel masterclasses aim to bring experts and attendees together to delve into important subjects in an engaging setting. These special gatherings will center on creative direction and will involve collaborative experiences that enhance understanding of the chosen topic.


The Parallel conference will bring together hundreds of pioneering minds from all corners of the globe. In such a rich environment, you may find that you learn more from your neighbor than from the speakers on the stage.

We look forward to seeing you in Maldives

Parallel is the first event of its kind to take place in the Maldives and we can’t wait to welcome you next July.

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