DAY 1 PROGRAMME

14 MARCH - CONFERENCE DAY 1
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14:00 - 14:30REGISTRATION
PLENARY SESSION
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
Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (Invited)
15:10 - 16:00Sector coupling and solar

Moderator:
Laurel Henning, Senior energy correspondent, Mlex (invited)

Keynote presentation:
David Turk, Acting Director for the Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, IEA (Invited)

Panel:
Sami Andoura, Sustainable Development Team Leader, EPSC (Invited)
Marc van Gerven, Vice-president of solar, Shell New Energies (Invited)
Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris (Invited)
16:00 - 16:30Coffee break
16:30 - 17:15What can solar offer Europe today?

Moderator: Laurel Henning, Senior energy correspondent, Mlex (invited)

Panel:
Dr Ingrid Hengster, Member of the Executive Board, KfW (Invited)
Pierre-Pascal Urbon, Chief Executive Officer, SMA Solar Technology (Invited)
17:15 - 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
19:30-22:00Dinner