DAY 1 – 06 March
14:00 – 14:30Welcome and Registrations
14:30 – 14:45The State of Solar - Ballroom
Christian Westermeier , President, SolarPower Europe
14:45 – 15:00Keynote Speech - Ballroom
Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, European Commission
15:00 – 15:15Keynote speech - Ballroom
Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
15:15 – 16:30SOLAR ENERGY LEADING THE ENERGY TRANSITION AND THE DECARBONISATION OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMY - Ballroom
In November 2018, the European Commission issued its strategic vision for the decarbonisation of the European economy by 2050. This vision is influencing the European industrial, energy and societal path towards a net-zero economy. As the lowest cost and most easily deployed clean energy technology, solar emerges as a key technology to achieve a net-zero economy by 2050, maximizing the social and economic impact for Europe. Solar certainly has a massive appeal because of its unique capability to power all aspects of life, from homes or apartments, to farming, industry, carports, etc. Join us for a deep-dive into a solar-powered economy!

Moderator: Linda Kalcher, Senior Associate on climate policy, European Climate Foundation (ECF)

Panel:
Walburga Hemetsberger , CEO, SolarPower Europe
Leonardo Botti , Global Head of Product Management, ABB
Sami Andoura, Sustainable Development Team Leader, EPSC European Commission
Laurent Schmitt , General Secretary, ENTSO-E
Andrea Panizzo , Head of Business Development of Europe & Middle East Area, Enel Green Power
Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
16:30-16:45Coffee Break
16:45-18:00EUROPEAN MARKET OUTLOOK - Ballroom
Following the adoption of a 32% renewable target and removal of trade measures, the outlook is very positive on future developments for the European markets. SolarPower Europe forecasts that the European Union’s solar market could grow 4-fold to over 32 GW per year by 2022 in its High Scenario. But how will this growth materialize in Europe? Which countries are the most promising? And where do we need an extra push?

Moderator: Michael Schmela, Executive Advisor and Head of Market Intelligence, SolarPower Europe

Input Presentation: Pietro Radoia, Solar Analyst, Bloomberg NEF

Panel:
Pietro Radoia, Solar Analyst, Bloomberg NEF
José Donoso, General Director, UNEF
Jaap Baarsma , President, Holland Solar
Trine Kopstad Berentsen, CEO, Norwegian Solar Energy Cluster
Ruud Kempener, Policy Officer, DG ENERGY, European Commssion

18:00 – 20:00 Networking drinks

Keynote speech: Dominique Ristori, Director General ENERGY, European Commission

20:00 - 22:00Gala dinner

Speeches:
Walburga Hemetsberger , CEO, SolarPower Europe
Stefano Mantellassi , Vice-President ENI Energy Solutions / Chair of the SolarPower Europe Emerging Markets Taskforce
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