Our programme

We have got an amazing programme of thought provoking talks and panels lined up for you. The difficult bit is deciding who you are going to ask the questions to? All the information on the sessions is provided below.

What the future holds: Climate, Power Networks, Energy Union

Ben Voorhorst
President, ENTSO-E
Miguel Arias Cañete
Commissioner for Climate action & Energy, European Commission
Susanne Nies
Corporate Affairs Manager, ENTSO-E
Grids and market for the energy union

What are obstacles to the internal energy market, and how to overcome them?

Bente Hagem
Chair of the Board, ENTSO-E
Krisjanis Karins
MEP, European Parliament
Luigi Ferraris (TBC)
CEO, Terna
Antonella Battaglini
CEO, Renewables Grid Initiative
Kristian Ruby
Secretary General, Eurelectric
Giles Dickson (TBC)
CEO, WindEurope
Fabien Roques
Senior Vice President, Compass Lexecon
From Microgrids to Power cities

The panel gives the floor to microgrid developers and discusses the role of the transmission system operators in enabling clean cities for tomorrow. What does local mean? How does it relate to the full system?

Fintan Slye (TBC)
Chief Executive, EirGrid
Melinda Loonstra-Buzogány , Municipality Emmen
Mechthild Wörsdörfer
Director DG ENER, European Commission
Ulla Sandborgh
CEO, Svenska kraftnät
Michael Walsh
Vice President and Managing Director, SmartWires
Power regions: regional between national and european

How should member states and TSOs cooperate regionally? What does ‘enhanced regional cooperation’ mean: what governance, what services in the next decade, to solve what?

Hervé Laffaye
Deputy CEO, RTE
Claude Turmes
MEP, European Parliament
Alberto Pototschnig
Director, ACER
Klaus-Dieter Borchardt Director Internal Energy Market, DG ENER
Leonardo Meeus
Energy Professor, Vlerick Business School and Florence School of Regulation
Concluding remarks

Antonella Battaglini
CEO, Renewables Grid Initiative
Ben Voorhorst
President, ENTSO-E
Cocktail & Dinner

Dinner open to all participants

Christian Zinglersen
Head of Secretariat, Clean Energy Ministerial (IEA)


The Energy Union and the Climate Agenda: challenges and solutions

Is the European climate policy fit for purpose? What is the role of networks in preventing climate change?

Olivier Corradi
Founder, Tomorrow
Maroš Šefčovič (TBC)
Vice President for the Energy Union, European Commission
Susanne Nies
Corporate Affairs Manager, ENTSO-E
A resilient grid: missing links and cybersecurity

This panel will discuss the resilience of Europe’s grid, what are the missing links and what rules are needed for cybersecurity.

Stephen Berberich
President and CEO, California ISO
Mariya Gabriel (TBC)
European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, European Commission
Rene Marchal
NL National Coordinator for Counterterrorism & Justice
Christian Buchel
Chairman, EDSO for Smart Grids
Digital connecting the dots of local, regional, European

What is the meaning of digital in the energy transition? This session will discuss how digital tools can enable evolutions such as sector coupling and e-mobility. How can digital connect the local, regional and European levels?

Laurent Schmitt
Secretary General, ENTSO-E
Kamila Kloc
Deputy Head of Cabinet, Cabinet of Commissioner Ansip
Taavi Veskimagi
Chairman of the Board / CEO, Elering
Kaja Kallas
MEP, European Parliament
Brice Fabry
Strategy & Ecosystem Director, Nissan Europe
Kristen Panerali
Head of Electricity Industry, World Economic Forum
My Clean Energy next decade? Concluding e-voting

Anna Leidreiter
Senior Programme Manager for Climate Energy and Cities, World Future Council
Wrap up and concluding remarks

Laurent Schmitt
Secretary General, ENTSO-E