Making Innovation Happen for a Sustainable World

The different discussions around climate change and energy security have shown the importance of the introduction of new energy sources and the development and management of existing ones. The challenge of the coming years will be to identify innovations that will make a difference, how to implement them and, even more so, to understand what will be the disruptive developments in this field.

This year’s Forum will address these questions in a real multi-stakeholder environment with decision makers from governments, regulators, investors, financial institutions, business and NGOs, and a special emphasis on business from utility, energy, renewable energy, infrastructure companies and future energy consultancies. The Forum will allow these groups to explore potentials and discuss the crucial ingredients to make this happen.




Delegates wishing to attend the conference can choose from a one-day, two-day or three-day pass depending on the sessions that they wish to attend. The standard three-day pass is 1,495 CHF plus VAT - your pass will include refreshments, delegate lunches, entrance to the Cleantech exhibition and an invitation to the official networking evening function. One and two-day passes are also available - 795 CHF for a one-day pass and 995 CHF for a two-day pass. Student and academic rates are also available for more details see 

You can save up to 25% on your airfare by booking with our official airline Swiss Air - see more information within our 'plan your trip' section of the website.

See who will attend the European Future Energy Forum in 2011

The discussions will be articulated around the following 5 themes:

Inspiration – building the vision

See the world through the eyes of visionary leaders, who will explain why they are passionate about the future of energy and what it means to them and us

Innovation – changing the future

Gain an insight into the latest cutting edge technology and ideas that will evolve or disrupt the energy markets of the future

Policy and regulation – creating the framework

Understand and influence future policy frameworks to support the implementation of future energies whilst taking a look at past experiences to determine best cases and mistakes to avoid

Finance – assuring return on investment

Find important opportunities and learn how to reduce risks, avoid pitfalls and create profitable solutions for everyone

Infrastructure – feeding the need

Understand the needs to distribute future energy production, debate the creation of smart-grid systems that will sustain multi-entry points and find out how to overcome the issues of energy storage

Future Energy Mix – a recipe for success

Define the best recipe for the future energy mix, gain an in-depth look at the best cases of implementation, analyse the issues and challenges of renewable energy solutions and find out what it will all cost


The conference programme will consist of a wide range of interactive session styles including:

  • Plenary sessions with top decision makers and thought leaders.
  • Inspirational ‘Cutting Edge’ IdeasStorm –‘this is my big idea, now this is what I need to make it a reality!
  • Interactive sessions bringing together a mix of politicians, industry leaders and experts, financial specialists and NGOs to address the potential and how to make it happen.
  • Workshops, that are either transfer of knowledge sessions bringing together people from around the world who want to benefit from the lessons already learnt by others (in small table groups with feedback to the whole room) or round-table/think tank debates on set themes – with outcomes and feedback filtered back into a whole room discussion.
  • Private Meetings: Bi-lateral government/industry private meeting programme – invitation only