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

  • Jernej Vrtovec
    Minister of Infrastructures, Slovenian Government (Presidency of the Council)
  • Tinne Van der Straeten
    Minister for Energy, Belgium (tbc)
  • 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
  • Diego Pavia
    CEO, InnoEnergy
  • Simone Mori
    Executive Vice President & Head of Europe, ENEL
  • High-level representative, ENGIE

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
  • High Level representative DG ENER, European Commission
  • Rosalinde van der Vlies
    Executive Vice-President Next Energy Business, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • Emmanouil Kakaras
    Executive Vice President & Head of Europe, ENEL
  • 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
  • Paula Pinho
    Director “Just Transition, Consumers, Energy Efficiency and Innovation”, DG ENER, European Commission
  • Sian Hughes
    Group Director HR and Corporate Affairs, 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

  • Emma Wiesner
    Member of the European Parliament
  • Gerassimos Thomas
    Director-General, DG TAXUD, European Commission
  • Clara de la Torre
    Deputy Director-General, DG CLIMA, European Commission
  • High-level representative of CEPI
  • High-level representative of Holcim

Speakers

  • Jernej Vrtovec

    Jernej Vrtovec

    Minister of Infrastructures, Slovenian Government

  • Kadri Simson

    Kadri Simson

    Commissioner for Energy, European Commission

  • Cristian Silviu Busoi

    Cristian Silviu Busoi

    MEP, Chair of ITRE committee, European Parliament

  • 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

  • Gerassimos Thomas

    Gerassimos Thomas

    Director-General, DG TAXUD, European Commission

  • Clara de la Torre

    Clara de la Torre

    Director-General, DG TAXUD, European Commission

  • Paula Pinho

    Paula Pinho

    Director "Just Transition, Consumers, Energy Efficiency and Innovation", DG ENER, European Commission

  • Rosalinde van der Vlies

    Rosalinde van der Vlies

    Director "Clean Planet", DG RDT, European Commission

  • Sian Hughes

    Sian Hughes

    Group Director HR and Corporate Affairs, Knauf Insulation

  • Diego Pavia

    Diego Pavia

    CEO, InnoEnergy

  • Emmanouil Kakaras

    Emmanouil Kakaras

    Executive Vice-President Next Energy Business, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

  • Simone Mori

    Simone Mori

    Head of Europe, 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

Partners

Inno Energy
Mitsubishi
Knauf Insulation
IOGP
ENEL
Saint-Gobain
Schneider
Solar Power
Wintershall Dea

 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.