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 TICKETS NOW >>

14 NOV | DAY 1 - ENERGY POLICY AND MARKETS

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

9:00
Check-in and coffee
10:00
Opening session

Welcoming remarks
Lauri Virkkunen, CEO of POhjolan Voima, Chairman of World Energy 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

11:15
Coffee break
11:45
GLOBAL ENERGY TRENDS – panel discussion

Moderator: Lauri Muranen, Executive Director, World Energy Council Finland

 

Panellists:
Dr. Christoph Frei
, Secretary General, World Energy Council
Carlos Härtel, CTO of GE Europe
Kaarina Kolle,  Climate and energy policy officer,  WWF Finland
Ilkka Latvala, SVP, Energy, Metsä Group

12:45
Lunch
14:00
Energy policy panel

Opening remarks: Jari Kostama, Director, Finnish Energy

 

Moderator: Helena Kivi-Koskinen, World Energy Council Finland

 

Panellists:
Inge Pierre, Executive Director, World Energy Council Sweden
Riku Huttunen, Director of Energy Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finland
Ando Leppiman, Deputy Secretary General for Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia

15:15
Coffee break
15:45
Utility CEO panel

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

Read Wärtsilä Energy Solutions` blog post: Hybrid energy + smart storage: the winning combination of renewable energy »

 

Moderator: Inge Pierre, Executive Director, World Energy Council Sweden

 

Panellists:
Javier Cavada, President, Wärtsilä
Magnus Hall, CEO, Vattenfall, Sweden
Johanna Lamminen, CEO, Gasum, Finland
Pekka Lundmark, CEO, Fortum, Finland
Hando Sutter, CEO, Eesti Energia, Estonia

17:00
Cocktails (Partner area)
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, U.S. Ambassador to Finland (2009-2015), Executive in residence, Aalto University

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15 NOV | DAY 2 - TECHNOLOGY AND NEW BUSINESS

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

9:00
Check-IN and coffee
10:00
Opening Session

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

Read Laura Cozzi`s blog post: What do today’s energy decisions mean for long-term trends? »

 

Surfing the digital wave
Antti Belt,
Principal, Boston Consulting Group and
Jörg Wulftange
, Associate Director, Platinion

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

(Divides to two parallel sessions)


PARALLEL Sessions I: HOW to decarbonize Heat? (Hall G)

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

Panellist:
Herkko Plit, CEO, Baltic Connector
Dr. Christian Thiel, EnergyNest
Tero Tulokas, CEO, Oilon


PARALLEL Sessions I: Renewables (hall F)

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?

Moderator: Marja Kaitaniemi, Project Manager, ST1

Panellist:
Patrick Carlen, Energy and environment director, Jernkontoret
Clemens Hecker, Senior Principal, Pöyry Management Conculting
Timo Laakso, Senior Vice President, Energy Consulting, ÅF Consult

Read Timo Laakso`s blog post: Opportunities and Challenges for Renewable Energy in Finland »

13:15
Lunch
14:30
Technology and new business opportunities

(Divides to two parallel sessions)


PARALLEL Sessions II: 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: Justinias Juozaitis, World Energy Council Lithuania

 

Panellists:
Seppo Mikkonen, R&D Fellow, Neste Oil
Elias Pöyry, Chief Business Officer, Virta Ltd.
Juhani Laurikko, Principal Scientist, Technical Research Center VTT


PARALLEL Sessions II: 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, World Energy Council Estonia

 

Panellists:
Dr. Jochen Kreusel, Market Innovation Manager, ABB
Anne Särkilahti, Director, Business Services, UPM Energy
Dr. Michael Weinhold, Chief Technology Officer, Energy Management, Siemens AG
Read Anne Särkilahti`s blog post: Solving headaches makes new business »

Read ABB`s blog post: The Nordic energy system is undergoing upheaval, with new technology growing in importance »

15:45
Coffee break
16:00
Closing session (Hall F)

Knowledge based energy economy
Professor Jorma Routti

 

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

16:30
the Nordic Energy Forum 2017 ENDS