DAY 2 PROGRAMME

15 MARCH - CONFERENCE DAY 2
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09:00-09:30REGISTRATION
PLENARY SESSIONS
09:00 - 09:30
Opening Speech
Speaker: Christian Westermeier, President, SolarPower Europe
09:30 - 09:45Keynote speech
Speaker: Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, European Commission
09:45 - 10:30EU global leader in renewable energies?

Moderator:
Darius Snieckus, Editor in Chief, Recharge

Panel:
Laurence Tubiana, President and CEO, European Climate Foundation (Invited)
Temenouzhka Petkova, Minister of Energy, Bulgarian Presidency (Invited)
Telmo Baltazar, Senior Political Advisor to President Juncker for Energy Union, European Commission (Invited)
James Watson, CEO, SolarPower Europe
Benjamin Pahl, Global Product Manager Photovoltaics, Weidmüller Deutschland
10:30-11:15Breakout session 1: European market opportunities 2018 and beyond

Moderator: Michael Schmela, Executive Advisor, SolarPower Europe

Input presentation: Josefin Berg, Senior Analyst, Solar Demand, IHS Technology (Invited)

Panel:
Jose Donoso, General Secretary, UNEP
Jaap Barmsma, President, Holland Solar
David Wedepohl, Managing Director International Affairs, BSW
Josefin Berg, Senior Analyst, Solar Demand, IHS Technology (Invited)
Alexandre Roesch, General Secretary, SER (Invited)
Faruk Telemcioğlu, General Secretary, Gunder
Breakout session 2: Most promising solar markets 2018

Moderator:

Input presentation:
Markus Hoehner, CEO, EuPD Research (Invited)

Panel:
Markus Hoehner, CEO, EuPD Research (Invited)
Director-General, DG Devco (Invited)
Arjan Visser, Investment Manager, ElectriFI (Invited)
11:15 - 11:45Coffee Break
11:45 - 12:45Room ARoom BRoom CRoom D
Breakout session 1: Asset management and O&M

Moderator:
Paolo Vicenzo Chiantore, Managing Director at BayWa r.e. Operation Services s.r.l.

Input presentation:
“Dissemination of the O&M Best Practices Guidelines”
Paolo Vicenzo Chiantore, Managing Director at BayWa r.e. Operation Services s.r.l.
Breakout session 2: Storage and digitalisationBreakout session 3: Ecodesign

Moderator:
Andreas Wade, Global Sustainability Director First Solar

Input Presentation:
“SolarPower Europe’s Environmental Footprint Task Force”, Andreas Wade, Global Sustainability Director First Solar

Input presentation:
“Update on the Preparatory study on the feasibility of applying EU sustainable product policy instruments to solar photovoltaic modules, inverters and systems”, Nicholas Dodd, senior researcher in sustainable production and consumption, European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) (Invited)
Breakout session 4: Successful solar business in emerging markets

Moderator:
Máté Heisz, ‎Business Analyst, SolarPower Europe

Background presentation:
“Doing business in emerging markets”,
Patrick Monino, Vice-President Energy Solutions, ENI SpA (Invited)

Input presentation:
“How the Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) financed by the European Commission can help you get your project ready for development finance and what services you expect from RECP in the future”, Michael Franz, Team Leader, RECP
12:45-14:15Networking Lunch
14:15-15:15Room ARoom BRoom C
Breakout session 1: Small is beautiful (EU focus)
What small solar installations mean to Europe


Video:
Smart cities, small installations, prosumers vision

Moderator:
Aurélie Beauvais, Policy Director, SolarPower Europe

Panel:
Pascal Penicaud, CEO, Tenergie (Invited)
Seb Berry, CEO, SolarCentury (Invited)
Eva Stal, Senior Policy Adviser Sustainability, IKEA Services (Invited)
Evelyne Schelleckens, Secertary general, Association of electrical installers (Invited)
Frauke Thies, Executive Director, smartEn Smart Energy Europe
Breakout session 2: What’s the future of subsidy free & large scale solar in Europe?

Moderator:
Michael Schmela, Executive Advisor, SolarPower Europe

Input presentation:
Stefan Müller, COO, Enerparc

Panel:
Alison Finch, CMO, Huawei Europe
Matt Setchell, Head of Octopus Energy Investments
Nick Boyle, CEO, Lightsource (Invited)
Breakout session 3: Solar going global: Upcoming instruments for risk mitigation for project financing in emerging markets

Moderator:
Stephanie Weckend, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Input presentation:
Nicole Iseppi, Project Developer, Terrawatt Initiative (The Common Risk Mitigation Mechanism and the Global Solar Energy Standardisation Initiative) (Invited)

Panel:
Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba, Secretary General, Terrawatt Initiative (Invited)
Samuel Chasia, Executive Director, Guarantco (Invited)
Guido Agostinelli, Solar industry specialist, International Finance Corporation (Invited)


Closing Plenary Session
15:15-16:15Corporate sourcing - the future of PPAs in Europe

Moderator: Bruce Douglas, COO and Deputy CEO, SolarPower Europe

Panel:
Phil Dominy, Assistant Director, Corporate Finance – Energy & Infrastructure, Ernst & Young
Elizabeth Reid, Partner, Bird & Bird
Jochen Hauff, Head of Business Development, Energy Industry & Policy, BayWa r.e. renewable energy
16:15-16:30Closing Remarks:
James Watson, CEO, SolarPower Europe