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Day one (Pre-event)

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10 October, 2017

10:30 – 11:00 Registration & welcome coffee for Hosted Buyers and B2B sponsors
11:00 – 13:00 Formal matchmaking meetings for Hosted Buyers and B2B sponsors
13:00 – 14:30 Networking lunch for Hosted Buyers and B2B sponsors
14:00 – 14:30 General registration & welcome coffee (open to all participants)
14:30 – 16:00 Peer-to-peer workshops on corporate sourcing (open to all participants)
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00

Country Focus

This session aims at discussing regulatory framework for PPAs and how it varies from country to country.

Moderator: Stephanie Weckend, ‎Programme Officer, KPFC, IRENA


  • James Watson, CEO, SolarPower Europe
  • Giles Dickson, CEO, WindEurope
  • Paula Abreu Marques, Head of Renewables and CCS Policies Unit, European Commission


  • Marius Backhaus, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
  • Tracey Crowe, Department of Energy, US Government
  • Kim Møller Porst, Special Advisor at Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate
  • Kaja Tael, Ambassador, Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU
18:00 – 19:00 Networking drinks
19:00 – 22:00 Networking dinner
Keynote speech : Philippe Van Troeye, CEO, ENGIE BENELUX

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*Note: Speakers have been invited and the programme is still subject to minor changes