Peter Adrian


Peter Adrian is the President of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), a position he has been holding since March 2021. At the same time, he is President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Trier (IHK Trier) and Executive Chairman TRIWO AG, Trier.

Before being elected to Chairman of the DIHK, he was Chairman of the DIHK Budget Committee and a Member of the DIHK Executive Board since 2006.

Adrian started his career as an employee at Deutsche Bank in Trier and in years 1980 to 1989 founded a construction management and general contractor company in Luxembourg, a property development company in Cologne and TRIWO AG in Trier, currently with 34 subsidiaries in the fields of industrial and business parks, automotive test centres and special airports.

Born in 1957, Adrian received his degree in economics at the University of Trier in 1983.

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    Decarbonization of Industry – What contribution can climate clubs make?


    Despite the rise of global emissions over the past decade according to the latest IPCC report, many countries have set ambitious goals in the fight against global warming. International efforts are needed for climate protection. The G7 countries and their industries must lead the way and, together with emerging and developing countries, phase out the use of fossil fuels as quickly as possible. This development has become even more acute since the start of the war in Ukraine. With this in mind, the panel on climate policy will discuss the strategy of the G7 in times of geopolitical crises, the role of a climate club for international climate protection and ways to decarbonize industry.

    Peter Adrian, President, DIHK

    Suzanne P. Clark, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    Caroline Drischel, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Lufthansa

    Markus Grolms, Member of the Executive Board and Labor Director, thyssenkrupp Steel

    Birgit Schwenk, Director General for Climate Action, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Overview: B7