Powergen Europe 2019

12 - 14 November 2019


Advisory Committee

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Advisory Committee

An Advisory Committee Meeting for POWERGEN Europe and European Utility Week 2019 was held on 16 January in Amsterdam, to help determine the main themes for the event's programme.

European Utility Week 2019 Advisory Committee Meeting

Representatives of the POWERGEN Europe advisory board had the opportunity to meet with their counterparts from European Utility Week in January in order to brainstorm and conceive the outline of a joint conference programme for the two events, taking place alongside one another in Paris this November. This marked the starting point to develop a programme of cutting edge content that will form a conference serving all the links in the energy value chain.

In a large room overlooking the city of Amsterdam, there was a tangible buzz of excitement, as power industry experts exchanged views concerning the most pressing challenges for the industry as it pursues its transition and goals of decarbonisation.

The POWERGEN Europe representatives identified many opportunities to contribute to the strategic sessions forming the joint conference Summit, where issues of policy direction, regulation, finance and markets are uppermost, regardless of whether the focus is from the generation, power delivery or customer side. POWERGEN Europe also plans to feature content on the exhibition floor, where two main themes emerged in the form of “Lifecycle management and “Distributed generation”.

In the coming weeks these outline plans will be shared with more advisory board members and other key industry stakeholders, in order to develop the programme further. Meanwhile, the outcomes will be eagerly awaited, as this unique large-scale European electricity conference begins to take shape.

Thank you to the Advisory Committee Members

  • Alain Taccoen, Head of Stakeholders Relations-EU Strategy, EDF – European Affairs Division
  • Alexander Baeumer, Product Manager, Honeywell
  • Ana Trbovic, Co-Founder and COO, Grid Singularity and Energy Web Foundation
  • Arjan Haring, Scientific Advisor, JADS
  • Artur Ulbrich, Vice President, Plant Engineering & Rotating Equipment, Uniper
  • Carlo Napoli, Senior researcher, ENEL Foundation
  • Christian Heuer, Global Head of Energy Business Advisory, Siemens
  • Christian Bergins, Product Manager, Plant Optimisation, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
  • Christoph Blessing, Senior Engineer, EnBW Energie Baden-Wurtemberg AG
  • Clemens Wagner, Deputy Director, Economics Department , E-Control
  • Daniel Gerber, Director Public Affairs, IFIEC
  • David Bornstain, Senior Consultant, Enedis
  • Dionysis Papachristou, Regulator, Greek Regulatory Authority
  • Eirini Stavropoulou, Director, HEDNO
  • Francois Le Scornet, CEO, Carbonexit Consulting
  • Gary Café, International Consultancy Manager - Sustainability, Schneider Electric
  • Gavin Ferguson, Consultant, Ferguson Consulting
  • Guillermo Amann, Vice-President, T&D Europe
  • Hans Grunfeld , Director, VEMW
  • Henning Twickler, Senior Policy Advisor, EDSO for Smart Grids
  • Henrik Göthberg, Director Group Financial Systems, Vattenfall
  • Ilaria Conti, Head of Gas, Florence School of Regulation
  • Jacob Klimstra, Energy and Engine Consultant, Jacob Klimstra Consultancy
  • Jason Simpson, VP Global Energy and Utilities, Liberty Global
  • Jayson Dong, Policy Officer, AVERE
  • Joachim Gruber, Staff of the Managing Director Technology, NetzeBW
  • Joerg Walter, Head of Electrical Engineering and I&C, RWE Technology GmbH
  • Johan Hospers, Energy Portfolio Manager, Nouryon (previously AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals)
  • Johannes Merkel, Head of Regional Operations Europe & CIS, Siemens Power & Gas
  • Jorik van Vilsteren, Teammanager Advies & Analyse, Vitens
  • Katja Fechner, VDMA
  • Kevin O' Donovan, Technology Evangelist
  • Layla Sawyer, Business analyst, smartEn
  • Leon Pulles, Managing Partner, Energy Investment Management BV
  • Leonardo D’Acquisto, Head of Public Affairs, Italgas
  • Lorena Skiljan, CEO, Hackabu
  • Lovisa Fricot Noren, CEO, Teknisca Verken
  • Luigi Coltelletti, Head of Marketing new units & Industrial Competitiveness, Ansaldo Energia
  • Magnus Bach, Vice President, Global Marketing, Vestas
  • Manuel Galvez, External Relations, Elia
  • Marco Fragale, Portfolio Evolution Manager, Enel
  • Mario de Nicolo, Transmission and Distribution Director, Atos Worldgrid
  • Marion Labatut, Director Policy Issues, Eurelectric
  • Marloes Wichink Kruit, Human Capital Manager, InnoEnergy
  • Martijn van Gemert, Strategy Director, Vattenfall
  • Max Gutberlet, Global Gas Marketing Lead, Honeywell
  • Melanie Grimmitt, Partner, Pinsent Masons
  • Michael Brown, Director, Delta-EE
  • Mohammed Syed, Head of Business Dev. & Marketing, Amazon
  • Nicolas Kraus, EU Policy & Regulatory Affairs Manager, Hydrogen Europe
  • Patricia Arsene, Programme Officer, DG Connect, EU Commission
  • Paul Giesbertz , Head Advisor Market Policies & Regulatory Affairs, Statkraft
  • Peter Hughes, Business Development Director, Black & Veatc
  • Peter  Jensen, Senior Researcher, EDF
  • Philip Lewis, CEO, VaasaETT
  • Ralf Wezel, Secretary General, EUTurbines
  • Robert Sarcevic, Senior Marketing Consultant, Siemens
  • Rüdiger , Koenig, Principal, QENIQ Advisory
  • Sandra Tritin, Head of Business Development & Marketing, tiko
  • Sietske Jacobs, Advisor, Initiate!
  • Stanislas d' Herbemont, Project Manager, REScoop
  • Thomas Sabel, Head of Operation and Maintenance Services, EnBW Kraftwerke AG
  • Tim Broerse, Senior Business Originator, Priogen
  • Valentin Hohn, Rapporteur gas, VIK
  • Walter Boltz, Senior advisor European Energy, ACER

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