Bertrand Piccard

First Person to Complete a Non-Stop Balloon Flight Around the Globe, Founder of the Solar Impulse Foundation, Chairman & Pilot of the First Solar-Powered Round-the-World Flight & Recipient of the UN Champions of the Earth Award





The Greatest Adventure: The Balloonists' Own Epic Tale of Their Round-the-World Voyage

The Greatest Adventure: The Balloonists' Own Epic Tale of Their Round-the-World Voyage

A Trace in the Sky

A Trace in the Sky

Bertrand Piccard received a 5 star rating across 5 events in 2023

Senior Keynote Speaker & Entertainment Manager
"Bertrand Piccard is an inspirational keynote speaker whose unparalleled achievements, from pioneering the first non-stop balloon flight around the globe to circumnavigating it in a solar-powered aircraft, epitomise innovation and the spirit of adventure. His advocacy for clean technologies and renewable energy, combined with his background in psychiatry, offers a unique perspective on solving environmental challenges while inspiring personal and professional growth."

How to hire Bertrand Piccard

Contact the Champions Speakers Agency to provisionally enquire about hiring Bertrand Piccard for your next event, today. To get in touch, simply call an official booking agent on 0207 1010 553 or email us at [email protected] for more information.

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Bertrand Piccard's official speaking topics are listed below: 

  • Stress Management
  • How to Deal with Uncertainty & Crises
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Human Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Vision
  • Innovation
  • Creativity
  • Energy Policy
  • Technology Benefitting the Environment
  • Psychiatry in Hypnosis
  • Self-Hypnosis

Official Feedback from In-Person & Virtual Events

"Bertrand was superb! Please send him our thanks. It was a pleasure to work with Bertrand and yourselves, the customer advice was excellent." - Phenox

"Fascinating and gripping presentation. We were very impressed and motivated by your wisdom, your attitude and your brilliant advice." - Barry Callebaut AG

  • 2023 - Speaker at COP28
  • 2021 - Delivered the TEDx Talk "Shifting Paradigms to Solve Climate Change"
  • 2021 - Member of the Climate & Environment Advisory Council of the European Investment Bank
  • 2019 - Set the record for the most miles driven in a hydrogen car without refuelling
  • 2018 - Created the Efficient Solution Label
  • 2018 - Awarded the Mungo Park Medal from the Royal Scottish Geographical Society
  • 2017 - Founder & Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation
  • 2016 - Announced the creation of the World Alliance for Clean Technologies
  • 2016 - Completed the circumnavigation of the globe with a solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse
  • 2015 - Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Environment Programme
  • 2012 - Recipient of the Champions of the Earth award from the UN Environment Programme
  • 2010 - Delivered the TED Talk "Bertrand Piccard's Solar-Powered Adventure"
  • 2003 - Initiator of Solar Impulse
  • 1999 - Awarded the Hubbard Medal & the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement
  • 1999 - President of the Winds of Hope Foundation
  • 1999 - Initiator & Pilot of the Breitling Orbiter
  • 1992 - Winner of the first trans-Atlantic balloon race, the Chrysler Challenge
  • Lecturer & Supervisor at the Swiss Medical Society for Hypnosis
  • Recipient of the Harmon Trophy, the Charles Green Salver & the FAI Gold Air Medal in recognition of his circumnavigation of the globe in the Breitling Orbiter 3
  • Recipient of the Gold Medal of Youth & Sport
  • Awarded the Légion d'Honneur & appointed Officer of the Order of the Alawites
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