Where Hotel de Merode
Place Poelaert 6
Brussels, Belgium
& Online

When Tuesday, 12 Oct 2021

How Free virtual access for
every registered participant

Business Bridge Europe is proud to invite you to participate in the European EnerGreen Deal Conference, which will take place on the 12th October 2021 in Brussels, a hybrid event with the key theme Becoming “Fit for 55”: A New Deal for the Energy Sector.

The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions has been among the long-time main objectives of the European Union vis-à-vis the energy sector. Now, with the Green Deal for Europe, which has as its overarching aim making Europe climate neutral by 2050, new perspectives have been opened for both individual and collective efforts essential to the decarbonisation of our society and economy. As part of this Green Deal, the “Fit for 55” Package will push forward the strengthening of European energy policy.

It is this new crucial initiative in particular, and this new transformation and reality as a whole, that will be at the core of the EnerGreen Deal Conference, which will take place at a time when the “Fit for 55” Package will be at the early stage of EU institutional discussions, making this a perfect occasion to exchange ideas on such an important topic for the European energy sector!

Join Us!

The EU EnerGreenDeal Conference will bring together participants in Brussels and Online.

For many years now, Business Bridge Europe (BBE) has been strongly committed to fostering discussion in the European energy domain. In 2014, BBE launched a cycle of annual conferences in Brussels dedicated to energy policy at a European level. Over the years, we have gathered hundreds of key actors in the European energy sector, from high-level representatives of both producers and users, to civil society, in order to debate with European and national political decisionmakers who are deeply involved in proactively designing the energy policy of tomorrow.

This new gathering proposed by BBE, and which also builds on our long-standing focus on energy transition and circular economy, will be the occasion to go over the energy transitions that are taking place in each sector, and to explore the complementary innovations which could support greenhouse gas emissions reduction for a carbon neutral Europe. Other topics that will be covered also include the decarbonisation of the industrial ecosystem through new technology, the digitisation of production tools, as well as “green” support to citizens and entities who may not be as readily equipped to participate fully in the safeguarding of our planet.

Programme

The sequencing of sessions as well as the name of the companies and of the speakers still remain indicative

Networking Coffee

9:00 • 10:00

Opening Session

10:00 • 10:30

  • Jerzy Buzek
    Member and former President of the European Parliament

First Session

10:30 • 11:45

An updated legislative toolbox matching our increased ambition?

  • Kadri Simson
    Commissioner for Energy, European Commission
  • Cristian Silviu Busoi
    MEP, Chair of ITRE Committee, European Parliament
  • Lara Desimpel
    Member of cabinet of Minister for Energy Tinne Van Der Straeten, Belgium
  • Diego Pavia
    CEO, InnoEnergy
  • Michele Bologna
    Head of European Affairs, ENEL
  • Eva Chamizo Llatas
    Director of European Affairs, Iberdrola

Second Session

11:45 • 13:00

Green innovations towards a carbon-neutral energy production: hydrogen, batteries, SMR, CCS/CCU, direct air capture, etc.: alternative or complementary solutions?

  • Rob Roos
    Member of the European Parliament
  • Laure Chapuis
    Member of cabinet of Commissioner Simson, European Commission
  • Rosalinde van der Vlies
    Director "Clean Planet", DG RTD, European Commission
  • Emmanouil Kakaras
    Executive Vice-President Next Energy Business, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • Dawn Summers
    President, European Board of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) & Chief Operating Officer, Wintershall Dea
  • Walburga Hemetsberger
    CEO, SolarPower Europe

VIP Lunch

13:00 • 14:30

Third Session

14:30 • 16:00

Greening our societies: the EU Renovation Wave and the Social Climate Fund

  • Sean Kelly
    Member of the European Parliament
  • Adela Tesarova
    Head of Unit "Consumers, Local Initiatives, Just Transition", DG ENER, European Commission
  • Quentin Galland
    Public Affairs Director, Knauf Insulation
  • Céline Carré
    Head of Public Affairs, Saint-Gobain
  • Bertrand Deprez
    Vice President EU Government Affairs, Schneider Electric

Coffee Break

16:00 • 16:30

Fourth Session

16:30 • 18:00

ETS and CBAM: ambition, scope, pricing, competitiveness and international leadership

  • Gerassimos Thomas
    Director-General, DG TAXUD, European Commission
  • Jori Ringman
    Director-General, Confederation of European Paper Industries
  • Guillaume Gillet
    Director "European Affairs", ENGIE
  • Roger Bertozzi
    Co-founder, in charge of EU and Multilateral Affairs, Federation of Aluminium Consumers in Europe
  • Alexander Fleischanderl
    Technology Officer Upstream and Head of Environmental Solutions Business, Primetals Technologies

Speakers

  • Kadri Simson

    Kadri Simson

    Commissioner for Energy, European Commission

  • Cristian Silviu Busoi

    Cristian Silviu Busoi

    MEP, Chair of ITRE committee, European Parliament

  • Lara Desimpel

    Lara Desimpel

    Member of cabinet of Minister for Energy Tinne Van Der Straeten, Belgium

  • Jerzy Buzek

    Jerzy Buzek

    Member and former President of the European Parliament

  • Seán Kelly

    Seán Kelly

    Member of the European Parliament

  • Rob Roos

    Rob Roos

    Member of the European Parliament

  • Laure Chapuis

    Laure Chapuis

    Member of cabinet of Commissioner Simson, European Commission

  • Gerassimos Thomas

    Gerassimos Thomas

    Director-General, DG TAXUD, European Commission

  • Rosalinde van der Vlies

    Rosalinde van der Vlies

    Director "Clean Planet", DG RDT, European Commission

  • Adela Tesarova

    Adela Tesarova

    Head of Unit "Consumers, Local Initiatives, Just Transition", DG ENER, European Commission

  • Quentin GallandTesarova

    Quentin Galland

    Public Affairs Director, Knauf Insulation

  • Diego Pavia

    Diego Pavia

    CEO, InnoEnergy

  • Emmanouil Kakaras

    Emmanouil Kakaras

    Executive Vice-President Next Energy Business, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

  • Michele Bologna

    Michele Bologna

    Head of European Affairs, ENEL

  • Dawn Summers

    Dawn Summers

    President, European Board of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) & Chief Operating Officer, Wintershall Dea

  • Walburga Hemetsberger

    Walburga Hemetsberger

    CEO, SolarPower Europe

  • Bertrand Deprez

    Bertrand Deprez

    Vice-President EU Government Affairs, Schneider Electric

  • Céline Carré

    Céline Carré

    Head of Public Affairs, Saint-Gobain

  • Eva Chamizo Llatas

    Eva Chamizo Llatas

    Director of European Affairs and Head of Brussels Office, Iberdrola

  • Jori Ringman

    Jori Ringman

    Director-General, Confederation of European Paper Industries

  • Roger Bertozzi

    Roger Bertozzi

    Co-founder, in charge of EU and Multilateral Affairs, Federation of Aluminium Consumers in Europe

  • Alexander Fleischanderl

    Alexander Fleischanderl

    Technology Officer Upstream and Head of Environmental Solutions Business, Primetal Technologies

Partners

Inno Energy
Mitsubishi
Knauf Insulation
IOGP
ENEL
Iberdrola
Engie
Saint-Gobain
Schneider
Solar Power
Wintershall Dea
CEPI
Primetals Technologies

 Conference organised in close collaboration with

EU Commission
EU parliament

Don't miss the opportunity of being a Partner of the event!

Please contact us at energreendeal@b‑bridge.eu to join the Conference as a speaker.