35th EU PVSEC, 24 - 28 September 2018
SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium

EU Industrial Leaders Round Table: EU PVSEC

jointly with SolarPower EuropeSolarPowerEurope web

Day: Monday, 24 September 2018
Time: 14:15 – 15:35
Site: Audit. Hall 400, Level 4
Access: Open to all Conference participants (on days registered), registration mandatory via http://www.solarpowereurope.org/events/eu-industrial-leaders-round-table-eu-pvsec/

35th EU PVSEC 2018 will be held in the European Union’s centre – Brussels, where the EU institutions in June agreed on a 32% renewables target for 2030, much higher than the originally proposed 27%. Solar and storage will have to play key roles in achieving this target. The High Level Industrial Forum – Industrial Strategy for the New Energy System: Solar and Storage organized by SolarPower Europe, the association representing the solar power sector in Europe, will present the work of the European Commission and SolarPower Europe on creating a new industrial strategy for solar and storage in the EU.

Programme

14:15 – 14:20
Welcome Speech
Christian Westermeier, President, SolarPower Europe Europe and VP Sales and Marketing, Wacker Chemie

14:20 – 14:40
Opening Speech
Dominique Ristori, Director General for Energy, European Commission (invited)

14:40 – 15:30
Panel Debate
The Clean Energy Industrial Forum’s priorities. Focusing on the policy actions that can support a competitive EU solar industry, how to best deliver on R&D&I and the role of international trade in developing a strong EU solar sector.
Each panelist will make a 3-minute statement on what they expect European policymakers to deliver for the solar industry in Europe in terms of supply side policies. This will be followed by Q&A with audience participants.

Moderator
Aurélie Beauvais, Policy Director, SolarPower Europe

Panel
Gunter Erfurt, CTO, Meyer Burger
Martin Hackl, Global Director Solar Energy, Fronius
Christian Westermeier, President, SolarPower Europe and VP Sales and Marketing, Wacker Chemie
Julien Pouget, Vice President Renewables, Total
Ruud Kempener, Policy Officer, DG Energy, European Commission

15:30 – 15:35
Summary from moderator

15:35 Close