Join us for the Monday Opening...
Overview: What can you expect at the EU PVSEC 2019 in Marseille?
Network, Eat, Drink, & Play Petanque!
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Join us for the Monday Opening...

...on 09 September 2019, 08:30 – 12:15 - Free Admission

08:30 - 09:30 Scientific Opening / Plenary Session 1AP.1

1AP.1 Routes to High Efficiency in Photovoltaics


Robert Kenny, European Commission Joint Research Centre

Antonio Martí Vega UPM, Spain

09:30 – 10:00 Becquerel Prize Ceremony

Delivery of the prize by

Piotr Szymanski, European Commission, Director of the JRC Directorate C for Energy, Transport and Climate

Chair of Ceremony

Joachim Luther, Chairman of the Prize Committee


Stefan Glunz, Fraunhofer ISE

Delivery of the prize

Becquerel Prize Winner

Pierre Verlinden, Consultant to PV Companies, Visiting Professor at SunYat-sen University (Guangzhou)

Keynote Speech: Challenges for the PV Industry in the 21st Century

10:00 Opening Addresses

Confirmed speakers:

  • Florence Lambert, EU PVSEC Conference General Chair, Director of CEA Liten, the Laboratory for Innovation in new Energy Technologies and Nanomaterials, France
  • Laurent Michel, Director General of Energy and Climate, Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France
  • Piotr Szymanski, European Commission, Director of the JRC Directorate C for Energy, Transport and Climate
  • Walburga Hemetsberger, Chief Executive Officer, SolarPower Europe

11:00 Moderated Panel Discussion

The Future of PV Manufacturing in Europe


  • Andreas Bett, Director, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany
  • Roch Drozdowski-Strehl, General Director, IPVF, France
  • Paolo Frankl, Head of Renewable Energy Division, IEA - International Energy Agency
  • Philippe Malbranche, General Director, CEA INES
  • Stefan Rinck, CEO, Singulus, Germany
  • Eicke Weber, prel. Chair ESMC (European Solar Manufacturing Council)
  • Heinz Ossenbrink, Former European Commission Joint Research Centre
  • Representative French Industry / Developer (i)

Overview: What can you expect at the EU PVSEC 2019 in Marseille?


The Programme for EU PVSEC 2019 offers a carefully crafted programme of almost 900 top-level international presentations giving participants in-depth insights into the latest research in the PV solar energy sector.


The Exhibition takes place from Monday to Thursday, 09 September to 12 September 2019. You will meet your target group right there: the global PV community, from science and PV industry will gather at the EU PVSEC.

Parallel Events

Parallel Events are an excellent supplement of in-depth workshops, seminars, masterclasses and festivities on all facets of photovoltaics giving you the chance to customise your own experience of EU PVSEC 2019.

Technical Tours

We have organised exclusive guided technical tours to visit and discuss interesting and forward thinking PV installations on Friday afternoon. You have the choice between PV module recycling, by PV Cycle and Veolia and Floating PV and agrivoltaics, by Akuo and Sun’R.

Network, Eat, Drink, & Play Petanque!

Tuesday, 10 September 2109, 18:30 - 21:30

2nd Floor Terrace, Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marseille, France

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Entrance Fee: €50.00 (VAT inclusive), which include drinks, music, and snacks.


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