DAY 1 – 06 March
14:00 – 14:30Welcome and Registrations
14:30 – 14:45The State of Solar
Christian Westermeier , President, SolarPower Europe
14:45 – 15:00Keynote speech
Maroš Šefčovič
, Vice President for Energy Union, European Commission
15:00 – 15:15Keynote presentation
Fatih Birol*, Executive Director, Technology and Outlooks, IEA
15:15 – 16:00SOLAR ENERGY LEADING THE ENERGY TRANSITION / DECARBONISATION OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMY
In November 2018, the European Commission will issue its strategic vision for the decarbonisation of the European economy by 2050. This vision will influence 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 has indeed a massive appeal, because of its unique capability to power all aspects of life, from homes or apartment, farming, industry, carports, etc. Join us for a deep-dive into a Solar-powered economy!

Moderator: Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO, SolarPower Europe

Panel:
• Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President for Energy Union, European Commission
• Fatih Birol*, Executive Director, IEA
16:00-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:00EUROPEAN MARKET OUTLOOK
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’s latest forecasts anticipate a growth of 60% of the demand for PV in 2018. 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

Panel:

Pietro Radoia
, Solar Analyst, Bloomberg NEF
• David Wedepohl*, BSW
José Donoso, UNEF
• Jaap Baarsma*, Holland Solar
• Alexandre Roesch*, SER
18:00 – 19:30 Networking drinks
19:30-22:00Gala dinner awards

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