• 10:00-11:15
    • Inspiration - building the vision
      Conference Room B
      The different discussions around climate change have shown the importance of the introduction of new energy sources and the development of existing ones. The challenge of the coming years will be how to implement them and even more so to understand what will be the disruptive developments in this field.
      • What is the current status of new energies?
      • What is the evolution of the energy mix?
      • What disruptive evolutions have appeared this year or are to be expected in the coming years?
      • How can we create the right partnerships to succeed?
      Speakers
      • PanellistMr James P. LeapeDirector GeneralWWF International
      • PanellistMr Morten AlbaekSenior Vice President of Group Marketing and Customer InsightVestas Wind Systems
  • 11:15-12:00
    • Exhibition hall
      Refreshment time for delegates
  • 12:00-13:30
    • Innovation - changing the future
      Le Jura Room
      You will be able to develop an understanding about future evolutions of the energy landscape and also see where disruptive new technologies will change the competitive business environment. You will get short presentations of very innovative and cutting edge technologies and ideas and will have also some time to ask questions and deepen your understanding. For each of the presentations we will try to answer the following questions
      • What is the new idea?
      • What are the opportunities?
      • How will it influence or even disrupt our energy future?
      Speakers
      • ModeratorMr Laurent HaugFounder and DirectorLift Conference
      • PanellistMr Dharik MallapragadaGraduate Research Assistant, Chemical EngineeringPurdue University
      • PanellistProf Adrian M. IonescuDirector, Nano Devices Laboratory (NANOLAB)Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
      • PanellistProf Eicke WeberDirectorFraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems
      Policy and Regulation - creating the framework
      Le Cervin Room
      Public-Private Partnerships are used as the answer to many problems. But let us look back and analyse and understand how and where to do better use Public-Private Partnerships.
      • What has worked and what did not work?
      • For which domains or which issues has it worked and where not?
      • How can PPP support technology transfer?
      • What are the risks?
      • How can we guarantee results for all stakeholders?
      • What are the frame conditions necessary for success?
      Speakers
      • PanellistMr Txaber LezamizManager of Innovation & TrainingBasque Energy Board (EVE)
      Finance - assuring return on investment
      Le Salève Room
      We need to improve private and public funding for future energy solutions, but we still sometimes struggle to find the best funding structure for such projects?
      • What are the different funding sources and how easily can they be accessed?
      • How can we reduce when investing in future energies and are Public-Private Partnerships a solution to this?
      • What return and what environment do investors need to reduce their risk and boost their readiness to invest?
      Speakers
  • 13:30-14:45
  • 14:45-16:00
  • 16:00-16:15
    • Exhibition hall
      Refreshment time for delegates
  • 16:15-17:45
    • Innovation - changing the future
      Le Jura Room
      You will be able to develop an understanding about future evolutions of the energy landscape and also see where disruptive new technologies will change the competitive business environment. You will get short presentations of very innovative and cutting edge technologies and ideas and will have also some time to ask questions and deepen your understanding. For each of the presentations we will try to answer the following questions
      • What is the new idea?
      • What are the opportunities?
      • How will it influence or even disrupt our energy future?
      Speakers
      Policy and Regulation - creating the framework
      Le Cervin Room
      We all know that we will need to increase the use of new energies. But how do we meet targets for future energies in a difficult economic climate. What is the best framework to boost the use of future energies without deteriorating the competitive environment for business?
      • What is the right approach - incentives or regulations or both?
      • What is the role of Energy Performance Standards and Energy Labelling?
      • How sustainable are such policies themselves? and how can we assure that the policies to be appropriately tailored to the stage(s) of the development of technology?
      • How do we guard against changes of government and political u-turns, when businesses need long-term
      stability?
      Speakers
      Infrastructure - feeding the need
      Le Salève Room
      Space and appropriate locations are often lacking for new energies in the developed world. So increasingly we are all looking for other less populated regions and more appropriate regions to overcome our own challenges. But these regions are very often at some distance and often also in the developing world.
      • What types of energy could we produce more easily in the developing world?
      • How can we assure that the developing world countries will get their fair share?
      • What partnership models will be necessary to assure success?
      • How can we overcome political insecurities and the risks of new dependencies?
      • What are the opportunities and challenges transferring new energy over big distances?
      • How can we solve the technical issues of energy storage and transfer?
      Speakers