16:00:00 - 19:00:00
Residence Palace Brussels, Rue de la Loi 175, Brussels

The Energy Transition Leaders Forum

The transition in our societies to cleaner sources of energy is a reality. The transformation is underway in many industries and sectors but there remains a tremendous gap between what we aspire to achieve and what we are doing. What are the challenges to accelerating the energy transition? What are the innovative technologies coming to market? Who are the energy transition leaders of our time? These are the main core topics of Revolve’s second Energy Transition Leaders Forum coming to Brussels on 22 June as the ‘finale’ of the EU Sustainable Energy Week, (EUSEW).


16:00 Opening keynote speech: Transforming the EU energy transition for prosperous and cleaner economies and societies

Andreea Strachinescu, Head of Unit C.2 – New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal, DG Energy, European Commission  

16:15 Panel 1: Moving Away from Fossil Fuels

Description: vertically and horizontally integrated in the global economy, are we really moving away from fossil fuels? Are we moving fast enough? This is a reality check on the forces at play in the energy transition.  

Manon Dufour, Head of EU Affairs, E3G 

On alternative fuels, Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary-General, Hydrogen Europe (tbc)

A utility perspective, investing in cleaner energy, Gonzalo Saenz de Miera, Climate Change Director, Iberdrola 

Westinghouse nuclear power representative (tbc)

Presented and Moderated by Briony Bennett, Policy Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) 

17:15 Interlude Keynote: The Energy Transition in Action

Frank Wouters, Director, EU-GCC Clean Energy Network II, former Deputy Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

17:30 Panel 2: Innovations Leading the Energy Transition

Description: are companies really divesting from traditional energy sources? Are they investing enough in cleaner energy sources? Who is going beyond CSR exercises to create corporate cultures of sustainability?

Production/supply sector representative (ex: aluminium)

Gerard Reid, Founding Partner, Alexa Capital 

Enel representative, on innovative vehicle-to-grid (V2G) developments 

Diego Pavia, CEO, KIC-InnoEnergy

A multinational means of innovative diversification (GE/3M) 

Presented and Moderated by Diederik Peereboom, Senior Director at Burston-Marsteller Brussels. 

18:30 Closing remarks DG ENER / EASME

Wrap-up keynote: Claude Turmes, Greens MEP, EUSEW Ambassador