12 October
13:30 Welcome and Introduction
  • Marco Pezzaglia, Chair, COGEN Europe
13:40 Keynote Speeches
  • Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director General, DG Energy, European Commission
  • Cristian-Silviu Bușoi, Chair, ITRE Committee, European Parliament
  • Hans Korteweg, Managing Director, COGEN Europe 
14:15 CEO Panel Session: Tomorrow’s Energy

Global warming and extreme climate conditions are becoming the new normal. Awareness has emerged worldwide that things need to change – quickly. The world needs an energy revolution that deliver affordable, clean and above all secure energy at all times. With fast-track innovation in energy technologies defining new frontiers for tomorrow’s energy system, the energy industry will play a key role in offering next generations a better world.

A distinguished panel of CEOs/Business leaders from leading European companies will discuss emerging and disruptive trends shaping the energy sector and what the future of energy and technology will look like.


  • Frédéric Simon, News Editor Energy & Environment, Euractiv

Keynote Introduction:

  • Laura Cozzi, Chief Energy Modeller & Head of Division, World Energy Outlook, International Energy Agency


  • Christian Grotholt, CEO, 2G
  • Carlos Lange, CEO, INNIO Jenbacher (invited)
  • Sylvie Jéhanno, CEO, Dalkia (invited)
  • Phillip Piddington, CEO, Viridor (invited)
  • Peter Snel, CTO, BDR Thermea (invited)
  • Ed Daniels, Executive Vice President - Strategy & Portfolio, Shell (invited)

15:30 Break
15:45 Shifting the Paradigm with New Technologies

New technologies are shaking the pillars of our energy system. The energy sector is at the forefront of innovation steering the shift towards a more sustainable future. What are the latest innovations (cogeneration, energy system integration, etc.) and how are they contributing to a more resilient, affordable, and clean energy system?


  • Kelvin Ross, Editor-in-Chief, Power Engineering International

Keynote Introduction:

  • Diego Pavia, CEO, InnoEnergy (invited)


  • Guido Frosini, TPS Industrial Platform Leader, Baker Hughes
  • Paolo Masiero, Program Manager Strategic Growth, Solar Turbines
  • Carl Richers, Vice President - Product Management & Marketing, INNIO Jenbacher
  • Stefan Liesner, Head of Sales Drives and Spare Parts, 2G
17:00 End of First Conference Day
  13 October
09:45 A European Green Deal Making Europe the First Climate-neutral Continent

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed both the challenges ahead but also created a unique opportunity to steer economic recovery in Europe towards a more sustainable future. The European Green Deal is this chance for Europe.

The bulk of EU energy and climate legislation is going to be revised in 2021. What boosts are needed to reboot Europe towards a green recovery? What are the regulatory barriers that need to be lifted? How to turn the shift to climate-neutrality into an opportunity for businesses and citizens?


  • Frédéric Simon, News Editor Energy & Environment, Euractiv

Keynote Introduction

  • Hans van Steen,  Acting Director - Renewables, Research, Innovation and Energy Efficieny, DG Energy, European Commission


  • Kamila Waciega, Chair, Energy Policy Working Group, COGEN Europe & Director, Energy, Public Affairs Department, Veolia
  • Charles-Henri Robert, Executive Director, Climate Change and Energy, CEFIC  
  • Pete Harrison, Executive Director, European Climate Foundation (ECF)
  • Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary General, Hydrogen Europe
  • Frédéric Boyer, Head of Office, Covenant of Mayors - Europe Office
11:00 Break
11:15 Policy & Market Outlook to 2030

The cogeneration sector in Europe is diverse and dynamic with growth across various market segments in many countries. Ongoing national debates on long-term energy and climate strategies are also impacting cogeneration markets. What are the current challenges and opportunities in existing markets for cogeneration? How to make the business-case for actors for delivering key services to the grid/heat networks? This session will discuss the market outlook for different market segments in Europe and beyond and ways to unlock existing funding opportunities to further support the uptake of cogeneration.


  • Steven Ashurst, Principal Analyst, Delta-EE

Keynote Introduction:

  • Alexandra Tudoroiu-Lakavičė, Senior Policy Manager, COGEN Europe


  • Rishi Chandra, Energy Management Business Development Manager, Cummins Inc
12:30 Conclusions and Closure of Conference
12:45 End of Conference

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