Re-Engineering Europe: Vorsprung durch Clean Technik?

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2012 Agenda

Apr 16, 2012
Time Title & Description Speaker
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm Cleantech Tour of Munich

For the 4th year running, back by popular demand, we offer this pre-Forum networking opportunity to see some of the cleantech sights of our host city.

The tour will have a transportation focus and will first stop at BMW World. Here, we will receive a guided tour of the building accompanied by project manager Manual Sattig, who is an expert from BMW’s new mobility initiative, BMWi. We will then move to the nearby Lake Starnberg to see and test drive some pioneering electric motorboat outboards, developed by an upcoming local startup, Torqeedo. Here, we will be accompanied by Torqeedo CEO, Dr. Christoph Ballin.

Limited to 30 places - Tour IS FULL.

4:30 pm - 8:00 pm Registration Opens

Pick up your badge if you pre-registered or register onsite with a credit card.

In partnership with the influential local innovation network, Munich Network, Cleantech Group is pleased to offer a ‘CleantechEve’ Europe special – an evening of provocative talks, and relaxed networking to kick-off the 8th annual Cleantech Forum Europe.

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm Old Europe Revisited: Views From the Sidelines

The call for action throughout this event is about ’thinking different’, about how cleantech innovation can help Europe achieve economic growth and progress (vorsprung), and work off its debt mountain. About some ‘crazy guy’ spirit and thinking the unthinkable.
Our opening evening begins by giving the floor to a US and an Asian entrepreneur, to provide their perspectives from the outside of the direction of two old industries, both important to Germany and Europe. One is the chemical/materials industry, the other the automotive.

Eben Bayer will provide his view on some of the industrial implications of making the shift from plastic omnipresence to fungal ubiquity in the materials we produce and use. Albert Lam will provide his perspective on the development of the global EV market and its implications for Europeans.

Our third and closing speaker of the evening will provide his investor viewpoints on the ongoing and hugely significant geopolitical and macro-economic shifts, impacting all investment theses and corporate strategies. Jochen Wermuth will focus on Russia – and the opportunities and challenges it represents, and why his asset management firm has launched an international cleantech fund, looking to invest in non-Russian clean technology companies with a strong match to Russia.

Moderator: Sheeraz Haji, CEO, Cleantech Group

Hosted by: Cleantech Group

Bayer, Eben

Eben
Bayer
CEO & Co-Founder
Ecovative Design

Lam, Albert

Albert
Lam
CEO
Detroit EV

Wermuth, Jochen

Jochen
Wermuth
CIO & Founding Partner
Wermuth Asset Management
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm Opening Reception

Cleantech Forum attendees are invited to attend a special networking reception to bring together our international delegates with the Munich cleantech community in an informal, relaxed environment.

Hosted by: Veolia Environnement

Apr 17, 2012
Time Title & Description Speaker
7:30 am - 6:00 pm Registration

Pick up your badge if you pre-registered or register onsite with a credit card.

8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast Roundtable Discussions

Digest the latest in international cleantech. Join a breakfast table hosted by select international guests and/or someone from Cleantech Group. Check the final list of table hosts and subjects, which will be posted in the room on the day, but to whet the appetite, the following hosts and subjects have been confirmed.
Come join table discussions on: biomaterials; the latest, hot off the press, cleantech investment quarter; the M&A environment for European companies; cleantech in Russia; cleantech in Poland and other EU CEE countries; cleantech in China; corporate cleantech innovation sourcing: strategies and best practices; and the state of global cleantech innovation (from the co-author of the Global Cleantech 100 and the first cleantech innovation index of countries).

Cave-Bigley, Richard

Richard
Cave-Bigley
Associate
Cleantech Group

de Sola Pool, Adam

Adam
de Sola Pool
CEO
Environmental Investment Partners

Knowles, Vince

Vince
Knowles
Senior Analyst
Cleantech Group

Neichin, Greg

Greg
Neichin
Executive Vice President
Cleantech Group

Siegwart, Pascal

Pascal
Siegwart
Partner
Aster Capital

Strope, Sara

Sara
Strope
Vice President, Events
Cleantech Group

Wang, Eric

Eric
Wang
Managing Partner
GRC SinoGreen

Wermuth, Jochen

Jochen
Wermuth
CIO & Founding Partner
Wermuth Asset Management
9:15 am - 9:45 am Cleantech Group: Welcome and Keynote

Cleantech Group will set the stage with its analysis of the state of cleantech in April 2012, both in Europe and beyond, to contextualize what follows.

Hosted by: Cleantech Group

Haji, Sheeraz

Sheeraz
Haji
CEO
Cleantech Group

Youngman, Richard

Richard
Youngman
Managing Director, Europe & Asia
Cleantech Group
9:45 am - 11:00 am New Times Require New Thinking. Time to Think About the World Differently

The call for action throughout this event is about ’thinking different’, about how European companies need to re-engineer and re-invent themselves to achieve economic growth and progress (vorsprung), and work off its debt mountain. About how they could take advantage of key mega-trends such as Urbanization and Partnerships. This morning, leaders in industry and innovation, from a variety of backgrounds, provide views on the future of Europe (and beyond), and where they see opportunity (in capital-constrained times). In renewables, resource efficiency, mobility and the grid. In the intersections of technology areas and industrial areas.

Dr Grenz will kick off our ‘new times’ session with thoughts from Veolia on the opportunity set, as they see it, in how we model, plan and manage the evolution of territories (land spaces, in which cities are a part but not the whole) – in integrated ways. The focus will be on the creation of sustainable and financeable plans for regional development, involving all the stakeholders and open to innovation (from younger companies).

Pedro Miranda, head of Siemens One and leading Siemens’ competence centre on sustainable cities, will provide his perspective on how the rules of global business have changed from the 2000’s. How, because of rapid urbanization, and the need for sustainable economic development, there is need for innovation from companies, large and small, in how they interface with global customers and markets. 

Dr W. Charlton (Chuck) Adams, on the board of the IEEE, will provide his perspective on what entrepreneurs and investors need to understand about the smart grid to benefit from the new market and service opportunities which will open up.  The opportunity is enormous but very complex. Some opportunities will come to market much faster than others and some will require greater capital investments and longer investment cycles than others. Standards will be a critical enabler.

Moderator: Richard Youngman, Managing Director Europe & Asia, Cleantech Group

Adams Jr., Dr. W. Charlton

Dr. W. Charlton
Adams Jr.
Board Member
IEEE

Grenz, Dr. Thorsten

Dr. Thorsten
Grenz
CEO
Veolia Environmental Services Germany

Miranda, Pedro

Pedro
Miranda
Corporate Vice President
Siemens
11:00 am - 11:45 am Networking Break

During this break, the CEOs of Eight19 and NovaTorque, Simon Bransfield-Garth and Emily Liggett respectively, invite you to come by their exhibition tables to meet the companies and hear their investment propositions. Each CEO will be available to give an informal, hustings-style talk at 11:20 am, as appropriate.

Hosted by: Eight19 and NovaTorque

11:45 am - 12:45 pm Unlocking Capital in a Capital-Scarce World: The 2012 Outlook

Straight-talking perspectives from leading investors in cleantech venture and private equity. Discover why capital is so tight for growing young companies, and what the prospects are of that changing. Hear the perspectives of leading Limited Partners – where they see potential to invest; where they will not and why. Hear the General Partner perspective – from one fund who successfully closed a second, albeit a much later-stage, cleantech fund during 2011 and another who is midway through the fundraising process. The views provided will draw upon the wider views collected from the European LP and GP Advisory Group meetings from the previous day.

Moderator: Warren Pimm, Partner, Sustainable Development Capital

Flatz, Alois

Alois
Flatz
Partner
Zouk Capital

Gresko, Patric

Patric
Gresko
Principal
European Investment Fund

Levy, Jack

Jack
Levy
Co-Founder & Partner
Israel Cleantech Ventures

Marten, Dr. Ingo

Dr. Ingo
Marten
Head of European Clean Technologies
Macquarie Group

Schnell, Ralf

Ralf
Schnell
CEO and Co-Founder
Siemens Venture Capital
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Sustainable Mobility: It's Not Just About the Vehicle!

2011 saw the setup of two significant funds dedicated to smart mobility solutions: BMW iVentures, and Ecomobilité Ventures, a collaborative effort between SNCF, Orange, PSA Peugeot Citroën and Total. Other companies such as GDF Suez and Mercedes-Benz have also recently dedicated resources to thinking more about smart mobility innovation beyond cleaner vehicles and vehicle components. This session will provide insider viewpoints on the significance of smart mobility services as an emerging innovation and investment theme, as well as what that means for top-tier clean vehicle and component innovators, such as Punch Powertrain.

Moderator: Dr. Jos Peeters, Managing Partner, Capricorn Venture Partners NV

Hosted by: Capricorn Venture Partners and GDF Suez

Bordelanne, Olivier

Olivier
Bordelanne
Senior Project Manager
GDF SUEZ

Clarac, Dominique

Dominique
Clarac
CEO
Nodbox

Mattig, Thorsten

Thorsten
Mattig
Head of Business Development Mobility Services
BMW

van Wijk, Elias

Elias
van Wijk
R&D Director
Punch Powertrain, Belgium
12:45 pm - 2:15 pm Networking Lunch

Network with peers while enjoying lunch.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Entrepreneur Showcase: Early-Stage Companies

Five competitively selected CEOs from across the full cleantech spectrum present and pitch their investment opportunities. Most of the companies in this session are seeking a Series A venture round.

Moderator: Paul Cousens, Global Business Development Manager, Clean Tech Industry, Autodesk

Expert Reviewers: Astorre Modena, General Partner, Terra Venture Partners, and Jamie Vollbracht, Head of New Ventures, Innovation, Carbon Trust

Hosted by: Autodesk

Knopp, Anderson

Anderson
Knopp
Manager
Bidatek

Ljunggren, Rolf

Rolf
Ljunggren
CEO
Cortus

Raj, Anil

Anil
Raj
CEO
Omnigrid Micropower Company

Retolaza Gavina, Gorka

Gorka
Retolaza Gavina
General Manager
HBiO

Sassow, Sandra

Sandra
Sassow
CEO
SEaB Energy
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Fueling the Alternative Vehicle Fueling Ecosystem

This session will examine how innovations are driving an emerging alternative vehicle fueling industry, particularly with respect to hydrogen and biofuels. The panel will discuss the market “drivers” (excuse the pun) as well as provide the audience with visions and practical viewpoints on existing deployments, existing go to market strategies, challenges, and the potential that these solutions have in changing the face of our transportation infrastructure over the next five-ten years.

Moderator: Stephen Marcus, Client Services Manager, Cleantech Group

Hosted by: Linde Group

Friedrich, Dr. Juergen

Dr. Juergen
Friedrich
Manager at Fuel Cell & Battery Drive Development
Daimler

Kistenmacher, Dr. Hans

Dr. Hans
Kistenmacher
Innovation Management
Linde Group

Opfermann, Dr. Andreas

Dr. Andreas
Opfermann
Head of Clean Energy and Innovation Management
Linde Group

van Breda Vriesman, Gijs

Gijs
van Breda Vriesman
Commercial Manager Europe - Shell Alternative Energy
Shell
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Entrepreneur Showcase: Mid-Stage Companies

Five competitively selected CEOs from across the full cleantech spectrum present and pitch their investment opportunities. Most of the companies in this session are seeking a Series B venture round.

Moderator: Paul Cousens, Global Business Development Manager, Clean Tech Industry, Autodesk

Expert Reviewers: Nicholas Atkins, Partner, Georgieff Capital, and Cédric Latessa, Investment Manager, Aster Capital

Hosted by: Autodesk

Gill, Nicholas

Nicholas
Gill
Corporate Director
Aeristech

Millioud, Antoine

Antoine
Millioud
Chairman
NEP Solar

Rich, Ronald

Ronald
Rich
CEO
Atmosphere Recovery

Rosenfeld, Maura

Maura
Rosenfeld
VP, Business Development
Advanced Mem-Tech

Surinx, Dominique

Dominique
Surinx
General Manager
Borit
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Balancing Security & Accessibility: Emerging Smart Grid Data Challenges

The combination of monitoring, networking, and control technologies are opening up significant, new opportunities across the smart grid ecosystem. Utilities are gaining direct real-time visibility into not only smart meters, but intelligent transmission and distribution equipment that can help them optimize performance and reliability. The numerous benefits associated with this new tide of data come, however, with the hidden cost of increased security vulnerability.

Utilities of the future must ensure that customer and operational data is both secure and accessible to new analytics and control applications. Utility managers must coordinate with various third parties – renewable energy suppliers, demand response aggregators, field service partners – while taking ultimate accountability for servicing end customers in a safe and secure manner. Various global equipment vendors, as well as upstart venture-backed companies, are working hard to support utilities with this challenge and bringing innovative solutions to market. This session will explore how to balance the indispensable need for security with the promise of emerging smart grid applications.

Moderator: Greg Neichin, Executive Vice President, Cleantech Group

Hosted by: Siemens Venture Capital

Brenninkmeijer, Amadeo

Amadeo
Brenninkmeijer
Founder
Nycon Energy AG

Gerhager, Stephan

Stephan
Gerhager
Former Information Security Officer
E.ON Energie

Mayer, Eugen

Eugen
Mayer
COO
Power Plus Communications

Pohl, Detlef

Detlef
Pohl
Managing Partner
Siemens Venture Capital
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Networking Break

During this break, the CEOs of Eight19 and NovaTorque, Simon Bransfield-Garth and Emily Liggett respectively, invite you to come by their exhibition tables to meet the companies and hear their investment propositions. Each CEO will be available to give an informal, hustings-style talk at 4:40 pm, as appropriate.

Hosted by: Eight19 and NovaTorque

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Entrepreneur Showcase: Growth-Stage Companies

Five competitively selected CEOs from across the full cleantech spectrum present and pitch their investment opportunities. Most of the companies in this session are seeking a C venture round.

Moderator: Paul Cousens, Global Business Development Manager, Clean Tech Industry, Autodesk

Expert Reviewers: Henrik Olsen, Managing Partner, Environmental Technologies Fund and Stephane Villecroze, Partner, Demeter Partners

Hosted by: Autodesk

Gottesfeld, Ziv

Ziv
Gottesfeld
CEO
CellEra

Higgins, Alistair

Alistair
Higgins
CEO
PhotoSolar

Magnotti, Frank

Frank
Magnotti
CEO
Fluitec

McDougall, James

James
McDougall
CEO
ReVolt Technology

Mey, Stephan

Stephan
Mey
CEO
Agnion Technologies
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Invented in Europe. Financed and Deployed Outside. Thinking Differently About Capital-Raising

This session examines the shifts both in where end markets are for environmental products and in where available capital resides. This is distinct from where the more advanced technology is. There are an increasing number of funds in growing economies as different as Brazil, China, India, the Middle East and Russia that are looking to provide the bridge to bring lower-tech, proven technology from elsewhere to address their local and urgent needs, often with a different business model and price point to localize it. 

‘Technology transfer’ to growth markets is a key mega-trend European cleantech companies need to embrace. The assembled panel, composed of two China-based fund managers and two European-based ones, with strong Asian ties, will discuss this theme, with its focus mostly on China, as a case study of this bigger trend.

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Christoph von Einem, Partner, White & Case

Hosted by: White & Case

Chaudron, Nicolas

Nicolas
Chaudron
Partner
Idinvest Partners

Edkins, Stephen

Stephen
Edkins
Partner
Diverso Management

Tranié, Jean-Pascal

Jean-Pascal
Tranié
Co-Founder
Aloe Private Equity

Wang, Eric

Eric
Wang
Managing Partner
GRC SinoGreen
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm A Special Treat: Offsite Reception and Dinner at the Residenz

Cleantech Forum attendees are invited to relax and enjoy themselves at a combination networking reception and strolling dinner (a ‘flying buffet’ as our hosts would call it) following the day's activities. This will take place in the Munich Residenz (Münchner Residenz), the former Royal Palace of the Bavarian Monarchs in Munich’s city center.

Buses will be provided from 6.15pm, to take Forum attendees to the venue. Forum badges will be required for entry. The last bus is scheduled to leave the Sofitel hotel at 7.00pm.

Hosted by: Taylor Wessing and The Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology

Apr 18, 2012
Time Title & Description Speaker
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration

Pick up your badge if you pre-registered or register onsite with a credit card.

8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast

During breakfast, representatives from the VC units of Gamesa and Iberdrola invite companies and investors to the Innobasque exhibition space to discuss with them over coffee about what start-up companies they are looking for and why.

9:00 am - 10:00 am Think Differently about Mature Industries: Wind Services

A soon to be released report into the European wind industry argues that the wind services business is set for a new wave of development and that the industry is likely to see new company formation. Opportunity exists for private equity to participate in the strong growth prospects in this segment of the maturing wind industry. Deloitte and Taylor Wessing will present highlights from their study and moderate a panel discussion, that will look to take in the perspectives of OEMs, independent service providers, investors and wind park operators.

Moderator:  Carsten Bartholl, Partner, Taylor Wessing

Hosted by: Deloitte and Taylor Wessing

Barcena, Javier

Javier
Barcena
Head of Origination, Analysis and Activation
Gamesa

Krueger, David

David
Krueger
Partner & Germany Cleantech Leader
Deloitte
10:00 am - 11:00 am Re-Thinking Cleantech, Re-Engineering Investment Theses: It's Not All About Technology

The rise of the services company. As Asia, and China in particular, has driven the price of panels and turbines ever downwards, higher-cost labor can ask itself, 'what's left for us?' One answer lies in services. This session asks us to think differently as business-builders and will show us what can be done by providing case studies of those who are not necessarily high-tech, but instead are executing on a service-led model.

Moderator: Alex Betts, Partner, Climate Change Capital Private Equity

Hosted by: Climate Change Capital Private Equity

Barnikel, Markus

Markus
Barnikel
CEO
Carpooling.com

Holmes, Andrew

Andrew
Holmes
Group Managing Director
Climate Energy

Lepercq, Thierry

Thierry
Lepercq
CEO & Co-Founder
Solaire Direct

Nieuwenhuis, Constantyn

Constantyn
Nieuwenhuis
Managing Partner
Ticofin
10:00 am - 11:00 am Cleantech in Southern Europe: The Reinvention of an Industrialized Hub

A cleantech hub is emerging in Southern Europe with a committed pool of capital, industry, and a history of engineering and reinvention. Several initiatives, R&D centres, and venture capital funds have recently emerged with a clear focus on further developing the Southern Europe cleantech ecosystem. The session will hear from how and why corporates and research units from the Basque Country are engaging with the cleantech innovation paradigm in the fields of clean and efficient energy, sustainable mobility, and eco-design of equipment.

Moderator: Leire BilbaoBusiness Innovation Director, Innobasque

Hosted by: Innobasque

Barcena, Javier

Javier
Barcena
Head of Origination, Analysis and Activation
Gamesa

Beltrán de Nanclares, Eduardo

Eduardo
Beltrán de Nanclares
Innovation & Technology Director
Mondragon

Diaz Pilas, Diego

Diego
Diaz Pilas
Head of Disruptive Initiatives
Iberdrola

Pinan, Raquel

Raquel
Pinan
Internationalization Manager
Automotive Intelligent Center (AIC)

Zarraga, Borja

Borja
Zarraga
Power & Environment Manager
SENER
11:00 am - 11:45 am Networking Break

During this break, Innobasque welcomes you to their exhibition booth area to experience some of the finest food from the Basque Country. Michelin star chef, Josean Alija will speak about the creative, eco-innovative processes used in his kitchen based in the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and bring a couple of dishes to illustrate how environmentalism has influenced the cuisine.

11:45 am - 12:45 pm New Energies, New Times: Different Thinking Required for a Smarter Grid

Germany’s energy mix is set to change radically in the coming years, with nuclear phased out and renewables scaled up. To meet the demands of recent legislation and the requirements being specified by the regulator, the German grid will go through significant change. From what we can see in Q1 2012, the German grid is showing the exciting potential of achieving real ‘vorsprung’ in the race to a real ‘smart grid’, as it plans to achieve real-time communication, and lay the conditions to enable true integration – between the meters at users’ sites and the grid operators, and between all forms of energy (electricity, gas and heat).

The challenges and opportunities inherent in the vision are large in equal measure, and are worthy of all our attention. Whilst grids elsewhere won’t develop in exactly the same ways, nevertheless we could all learn from studying what Germany is planning and how it executes. This session will examine the emerging picture of the future German grid, exploring the opportunities that will present themselves for both innovation and investment, and the challenges to be overcome.

Moderator: Dr. Peter Bachmann, Partner, Noerr

Hosted by: Noerr

Becks, Dr Thomas

Dr Thomas
Becks
Head of Technology and Innovation
VDE

Derungs, Bruno

Bruno
Derungs
Partner
Climate Change Capital Private Equity

Pawlitschek, Dr. Frank

Dr. Frank
Pawlitschek
Managing Director
Ubitricity

Stahl, Oliver

Oliver
Stahl
CEO
Entelios
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Cool Finlandia - A Showcase of Finnish Cleantech Companies

This session introduces four innovative cleantech companies from Finland, in search of future capital and strategic partners.The Cool Finlandia session will also demonstrate the new SOLVED expert service – aiming to be the world’s leading cleantech community. SOLVED presents at the moment more than 100 Finnish cleantech experts ready to discuss and answer cleantech related questions.Cleantech Finland also invites you to join them for pre-lunch drinks at the Finnish stand after the session.

Moderator: Santtu Hulkkonen, Executive Director, Cleantech Finland

Hosted by: Cleantech Finland

Irpola, Kimmo

Kimmo
Irpola
Advisor
AkkuSer

Michine, Alex

Alex
Michine
CEO
MetGen

Ristimäki, Tomi

Tomi
Ristimäki
Manager, Sales and Marketing
Visedo

Ronnlund, Kaj

Kaj
Ronnlund
CEO
There Corporation
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch

Network with peers while enjoying lunch.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Commercializing Lighting Innovation: A Spotlight on Routes to Market

Innovation in lighting presents the opportunity for great energy efficiency gains, across residential and a range of commercial markets. The global cost for lighting exceeds $230 billion and is the single largest item on the public energy bill for many cities and communities. However LEDs are on a downward cost journey, just as PV cells have been, and the market is dominated by a small number of large incumbents. These factors present clear challenges to companies developing new lighting technologies and limit options in reaching the large market that is potentially accessible.

This session explores the different routes to market for innovation companies in lighting. It will explore the different lighting applications, value chain positions and approaches to partnership that bring success to companies in the sector.

Moderator: Robert Schrimpff, German Partner, Novusmodus

Hosted by: Novusmodus

Freiberg, Nati

Nati
Freiberg
CEO
BEEMTech

Jaunich, Dr. Arthur

Dr. Arthur
Jaunich
Associate Principal
McKinsey

Kelly, Liam

Liam
Kelly
CEO
Nualight

Oliveau, François Xavier

François Xavier
Oliveau
COO
Lucibel

Schulz, Stephan

Stephan
Schulz
CEO
Dilitronics
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm From Recourse to Non-Recourse: Charting a Path to Bankability for Newer Technologies

The scarcity of bank debt generally and the difficulty in raising non-recourse finance for building asset-intensive businesses, based on technologies without ‘bankable’ track records, are part of the harsh reality for growth companies operating today in certain areas of clean technology. Figuring out ways forward will be among the key factors in separating out the winners. This very practical session will draw out lessons learned from specific experiences.

The panel will look at case studies of companies to break down the different risks and the possible solutions. Trying to get from A to B in one move is utopian. A path needs to be charted – and paths do exist. Finding them requires patience and ingenuity and contacts in non-traditional homes for project risk. The panel consists of a CFO with deep experience in dealing with a number of such situations, an equity investor who has lived this journey with a portfolio company and the CEO of a biomass company who is in the eye of this particular storm – right now.

Moderator: Richard Youngman, Managing Director Europe & Asia, Cleantech Group

Kelsey, Edmee

Edmee
Kelsey
Former CFO
Main Street Power

Mey, Stephan

Stephan
Mey
CEO
Agnion Technologies

Weil, Bill

Bill
Weil
Chief Investment Officer
Ludgate Environmental
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Re-thinking the Opportunity Set for German and European Solar Companies

Germany and Europe may be where it all began, but times change. Cleantech Group has invited a panel to come with their different perspectives and their different experiences with European solar companies, to close the event with some provocative perspectives on 'what next’ and ‘where next’? Where do they see the opportunities for European solar companies, and why? In which global markets? In which parts of the value chain do opportunities remain? What and where to avoid?

 

Moderator: Greg Neichin, Executive Vice President, Cleantech Group

Bransfield-Garth, Simon

Simon
Bransfield-Garth
CEO
Eight19

Heck, Michael

Michael
Heck
Former VP Marketing & Sales
DEGERenergie

Hehn, Dr. Markus

Dr. Markus
Hehn
Head of Green Tech Services
Deloitte Tax & Consulting S.a r.l.

Siebke, Frank

Frank
Siebke
Executive Advisor
Cartagena Capital
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Closing Remarks

A brief recap of key takeaways from the conference as the Forum concludes.