Opening Keynote

Room: Konrad Adenauer Saal, Congress Centre North 
10:00 – 11:30
Session is open to all registered attendees

Start your visit to POWER-GEN Europe by joining your fellow power industry professionals at the scene-setting joint opening keynote session - an essential element of all POWER-GEN events.

Introduction and Opening Remarks:
Nigel Blackaby, Director of Conferences, PennWell International Power Group, UK

Confirmed Speakers include:



Managing Director of the EnergyAgency.NRW
North Rhine Westphalia


Dr. Baumann studied physics at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany and began his career as a Scientist at the Institute for Experimental Physics . From 1990 to 1995 he worked at DMT-Research and Testing GmbH in the DMT-Institute for Process Control Systems and electrical Installations.

Since 1996 he has been Managing Director of ee energy engineers GmbH and for 10 years up until 2006 he was involved in the management of the North Rhine-Westphalia State Initiative on Future Energies.

Dr. Baumann’s numerous industry interests include being spokesman of the Study Group Future Energies at the “Future Energies Forum”, member of the expert group renewable energies of the German Engineers Association (VDI) and Member of the Board of the German Heat Pump Association (BWP).

He will be addressing POWER-GEN Europe delegates in his capacity as Managing Director of the EnergyAgency.NRW, a position he has held since 2007 where he is also Cluster manager EnergyRegion.NRW and EnergyResearch.NRW.




Chief Executive Officer
Enel Green Power S.p.A.


Antonio Cammisecra was born in Naples, Italy in 1970, and graduated cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Naples “Federico II" in 1996. In 2004 he obtained Executive MBA from Bocconi University.

He joined the International Department of Enel Group in 2003. He then spent 4 years as Business Development Manager in Latin America, working in several countries of Central America (Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Panama) and South America (Brazil, Chile).

In 2009 he was appointed Head of Business Development Italy for Enel Green Power, later in 2012 Head of Operations and Maintenance Italy Hydro, Wind & Solar.  In 2013, he became Head of Global Business Development, leading a team of more than 200 people, working in over 20 countries across 5 continents

Earlier this year, Mr Cammisecra was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Enel Green Power.



Secretary General
Union of The Electricity Industry - EURELECTRIC


Kristian Ruby is a widely recognised expert with a strong communication profile and extensive experience in political affairs. He joined EURELECTRIC from Wind Europe, where he served as Chief Policy Officer and was in charge of development and implementation of the political strategy.

Prior to this, Ruby worked as a journalist and served seven years as a public servant in the Danish Ministries of Environment, and Climate and Energy and in the European Commission in the cabinet of the former Climate Action chief, Connie Hedegaard.