legendary aviator and environmental campaigner
The future of renewable energy
Disruption and innovation
Motivation and high performance
Achieving the impossible
Bertrand Piccard is a legendary aviator and environmental campaigner, best-known for pioneering around-the-world flights using only renewable energy.
Born into a dynasty of explorers and scientists who have conquered the heights and depths of our planet, Bertrand made the first ever non-stop round-the-world balloon flight, achieving the longest duration and distance in the history of aviation.
Most recently he founded the Solar Impulse project with the goal of making perpetual flight a reality. In July 2016, the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft became the first plane powered by renewable energy to tour the globe.
As a psychiatrist, aeronaut and motivational speaker, chairman of the Winds of Hope charitable foundation and a United Nations goodwill ambassador, he combines science and adventure to tackle some of the great challenges of our times.
Through his incredible feats of aviation, Bertrand is proving that a world powered by sustainable energy is possible. His inspiring talks show us how to break out of old ways of thinking, and how to shift our mindsets to meet the unique challenges of the 21st century.