ENERGY POLICY AND MARKETS
TECHNOLOGY AND NEW BUSINESS

Join us to discuss global energy trends, current topics of the energy policy and visions for the energy industry. The days topics include also investment in renewables and digitalisation of the industry, heat, transport and new business opportunities.

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NORDIC ENERGY FORUM | 14-15 NOVEMBER 2017 | HELSINKI
Keynote speeches | International CEO panel | Panel of top officials from European energy departments and ministries
| Presentations of new technologies | Discussions about the challenges and the future | GET YOUR TICKET NOW >>

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The final programme will be completed shortly.

14 NOV | DAY 1 - ENERGY POLICY AND MARKETS

Moderator: Piia Pasanen, YLE (Yleisradio, Finnish Broadcasting Company)

9:00
Registration and coffee
10:00
Opening session

Welcoming remarks
Lauri Virkkunen, CEO of POhjolan Voima, Chairman of WEC Finland

Global Energy Trends
Christoph Frei, Secretary General, World Energy Council

Energy policy and technology from a European perspective
Carlos Härtel
, CTO of GE Europe

11:00
Coffee break
11:45
GLOBAL ENERGY TRENDS – panel discussion

Chair: Lauri Muranen, World Energy Council Finland

Dr. Christoph Frei, Secretary General, World Energy Council
Kaarina Kolle,  Climate and energy policy officer,  WWF Finland
Dr. Mukund Bhagwat, Corporate Energy Affairs, Aurubis Belgium

13:00
Lunch
14:00
Utility CEO panel

Opening remarks: Javier Cavada, President, Energy Solutions & Executive Vice President, Wärtsilä

Chair: Inge Pierre, World Energy Council Sweden

Pekka Lundmark, CEO, Fortum, Finland
Hando Sutter, CEO, Eesti Energia, Estonia
Magnus Hall, CEO, Vattenfall, Sweden
Johanna Lamminen, CEO, Gasum, Finland

15:15
Coffee break
15:45
The official panel

Riku Huttunen, Director of Energy Department, Finland
Ando Leppiman, Deputy Secretary General for Energy, Estonia
Dr. Christoph Reichle, Director of General issues of the energy transition, Germany
Robert Andrén, Deputy Director at Division for Natural Resources, Sweden

17:00
Cocktails
19:00
Nordic Energy Dinner

After the congress first day is done, continue the evening with an exclusive Nordic Energy Dinner at the unique and historic venue in Wanha Satama. Dinner offering a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with new and old friends and colleagues from around the energy sector in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Speaker: Bruce Oreck, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Finland

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15 NOV | DAY 2 - TECHNOLOGY AND NEW BUSINESS

Moderator: Piia Pasanen, YLE (Yleisradio, Finnish Broadcasting Company)

9:00
Registration and coffee
10:00
Opening Session

Laura Cozzi, Director, International Energy Agency, World Energy Outlook 2017

11:30
Coffee break
12:00
Technology and new business opportunities

(Divides to two parallel sessions)


Renewables (hall G)

Investments in renewable energy sources have grown rapidly over the recent years globally yet Europe has fallen behind in new investments. What has driven this development and how will renewables industry and policymakers respond to the challenges facing the market? What technologies and solutions are expected rise in significance and how will digitalisation impact the renewables industry?

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Moderator: Justinias Juozaitis, World Energy Council Lithuania
Speakers: Timo Laakso, Senior Vice President, Energy Consulting, ÅF Consult


HOW to decarbonize Heat? (Hall F)

The energy discourse is far too centred on electricity despite the fact that heating and cooling constitutes a far greater share of our energy use. Moreover, if Europe and the rest of the world are serious in reaching the climate targets agreed in Paris in 2015 much more effort will be required to decarbonize heat – especially in industry. Will we be using synthetic fuels or electricity for heating industrial processes or perhaps some other technologies?

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Moderator: Pirjo Jantunen, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Helen
Speakers:
Tero Tulokas, CEO, Oilon
Herkko Plit, CEO, Baltic Connector

13:15
Lunch
14:15
Technology and new business opportunities

(Divides to two parallel sessions)


TRANSPORT (Hall G)

The transport industry is experiencing some tumultuous times as the dominance of oil is being challenged by biofuels, gas and electricity. How will traditional transport fuels cope with the rapid technological development as well as societal demands or are we merely witnessing hype that is fuelling unreasonable expectations? And how will digitalisation and self-driving cars change the picture for transport fuels?

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Moderator: Nicole Kaim-Ambers, World Energy Council Germany

Panelists:
Seppo Mikkonen, R&D Fellow, Neste Oil
Elias Pöyry, Chief Business Officer, Virta Ltd.


New business opportunities (Hall F)

The energy industry is experiencing a rapid transformation driven by several factors. Digitalisation, climate change, urbanisation and societal demands for environmental responsibility are all pushing the industry to an uncharted territory. What kind of opportunities lay behind the horizon and what sort of challenges should the industries prepare to face? What will be the role of traditional utilities as customers become more active participants in the market?

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Moderator: Mihkel Härm, WEC Estonia

Panelists:
Dr. Jochen Kreusel, Market Innovation Manager, ABB
Dr. Michael Weinhold, Chief Technology Officer, Energy Management, Siemens AG
Anne Särkilahti, Director, Business Services, UPM Energy

15:00
Coffee break
15:45
Closing session

Professor Jorma Routti

Closing words: Lauri Virkkunen, Chairman of the Board, World Energy Council Finland

16:30
the Nordic Energy Forum 2017 ENDS

The final programme will be completed shortly.