14 MARCH - CONFERENCE DAY 1
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10:00 - 14:00EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
For SolarPower Europe Members only!
Lunch is included.
14:00 - 14:30SolarPower Summit REGISTRATION
14:30 - 14:45
Opening Speech: State of Solar
Speaker: Christian Westermeier, President, SolarPower Europe
14:45 - 15:00Keynote speech
Speaker: Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President for Energy Union, European Commission
15:00 - 15:10Introduction to the future Solar system
Speaker: Céline Fremault, Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region
15:10 - 16:10Sector coupling and solar
Coupled with emerging new digital solutions and technologies, the increased use of electricity in the transport and building sectors can facilitate solar system integration, reducing peaks and maximizing local use of solar electricity, while addressing environmental concerns such as air pollution and increasing efficiencies. This session will look into emerging trends and will examine how sector coupling will impact solar growth in Europe in the future.

Moderator: Hughes Belin, Freelance journalist

Input presentation: Cedric Philibert, Senior Energy Analyst, Renewable Energy Technologies, International Energy Agency

Panel:
Sami Andoura, Sustainable Development Team Leader, EPSC
Marie France Van der Valk, Renault European Public Affairs Director and Head of Alliance Renault-Nissan Brussels Office
David Müller, Global Head of Marketing Photovoltaics, Merck
Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary General, Hydrogen Europe
Alexandra Sombsthay, VP Europe- Akuo Energy & Diplomatic advisor, Solar Impulse
16:10 - 17:10Digital solar services: Going beyond power
This session will look at the intersection of solar PV and digitalisation, and how the solar sector can strive by embracing digital technologies, generating new business models and offering new services.

Moderator: Aurélie Beauvais, Policy Director, SolarPower Europe

Input presentation: Megan Richards, Director of Energy Policy, DG Energy, European Commission

Panel:
Leonardo Botti, Global Head of Product Management, ABB PG Solar
Gregor Novak, CEO, SunContract
Steve Blume, President, Smart Energy Council
Mathilde Lallemand, Strategy & Communications Advisor, ENTSO-E
17:10 - 17:30Closing remarks
James Watson, CEO, SolarPower Europe
NETWORKING DINNER (registration required)
18:30-19:00Registration & Drinks Reception
19:00-19:10Opening speech
Aurélie Beauvais, Policy Director, SolarPower Europe
19:10-19:20Keynote speech
Paula Abreu Marques, Head of Unit for “Renewables and CCS policy”, European Commission, DG ENERGY
19:30-22:00Dinner