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Registration and coffee


Presentations & Audience Discussion

The EE Finance Leaders – Understanding the Energy Efficiency Opportunity

The EE Finance Leaders – Understanding the Energy Efficiency Opportunity

Two true pioneering and visionary leaders from the world of EE Finance will present their differing viewpoints of the EE Finance Opportunity. Attendees will gain a rapid yet complete overview of all the big issues, drivers and opportunities in EE Finance. The presenters will share their views followed by discussion, debate and questions from the floor:

Building the Energy Efficiency Financing Market

  • What is the current status of EE financing?
  • What are the barriers to creating the dynamic and large scale market needed to achieve our climate and energy security goals?
  • What initiatives under way in Europe (and elsewhere) to build a large scale market?
  • What other actions could and should be taken?

Speaker: Steve Fawkes, Principal, EnergyPro & Investor Confidence Project

EE Financing- Que Vadis?

  • Energy efficiency an emerging new asset class
  • Scalability of this business
  • The main barriers to grow to reach required investments flow
  • Key aspects of EE Financing for the industrial sector

Speaker: Lada Strelnikova, Investment Advisor, Deutsche Asset Management, Deutsche Bank & Investment Manager, European Energy Efficiency Fund

Discussion and Questions from the Audience


Key Success Factors for Financing Energy Efficiency Projects

The highly experienced EBRD will detail how they have successfully invested $16.4bn in 926 sustainable and energy efficiency projects over the past decade.

  • What approaches have been successful in the past?
  • How to structure EE finance.
  • What approaches do not work and what to avoid?
  • How to overcome political risk in emerging markets.
  • How to successfully partner with other banks.

Coffee and networking


Scaling Third Party Finance With Unconventional Energy Efficiency Financing

It is a common belief that energy efficiency projects do not yet meet the requirements of capital markets. However, SUSI Partners have experience of aggregating portfolios of small projects involving both corporate and public entities as ultimate beneficiaries, including three milestone transactions in 2015 in Italy and Germany. In today’s presentation Stefano will share the details of those achievements, outline the SUSI solutions and propose the next steps that the industry could take.

  • Evaluating creative and unconventional structures like “securitisation” and “sale and lease back” in order to achieve economy of scale and off balance sheet treatment for the ESCO (and sometimes also for the customers).
  • How to promote technical and legal standardisation to foster project aggregation for financing purposes.

Insurance As A Catalyst For Energy Efficiency Investment

  • Assessing energy efficiency project performance
  • The benefits of risk transfer in energy efficiency
  • Energy efficiency insurance in practice – an ESCO delivers insurance backed savings of £460,000 to a large hotel

How to Successfully Finance Small Sub €500k Energy Efficiency Projects

  • Contractual structures and players for successful small project finance
  • Standardised and independent verification
  • Key successful criteria for working with ESCOs
  • How to engage with smaller companies?

Networking Lunch


Global Lessons in EE Finance and Industry Development – What do Governments need to do?

  • What is the natural development path for the EE industry from short term/midterm/long term and how can governments create a successful financial suite of solutions and mechanisms to help mature the sector?
  • What is the role of ESCOs in industrial energy efficiency and why are they more successful in certain markets?
  • What judicial systems and body of corporate law is necessary to enable successful ESCO and financing contracts?
  • What potential conflict points need to be ironed out and how can project failure be mitigated?

Coffee and networking


Selling the Benefits of Energy Efficiency Projects

Investments in energy efficiency not only result in a reduction of energy consumption —the energy benefit— but they also entail non-energy benefits such as improved product quality, reduced production time or improved comfort in sales area.

Non-energy benefits significantly improve the business case of energy-efficiency investments in the business sector by raising their strategic character. These benefits also increase the profitability of these investments, not only through avoided costs but also through additional revenues.

The presentation will discuss industrial benefits of energy efficiency. The new conceptual framework proposed enables to move away from the common view of energy as a commodity (where the only goal is to save kilowatt-hours) to adopt a new perspective on energy and energy services as strategic value for businesses.


Panel Discussion

How to Get Your CFO to Love Your Project. What Can Energy Managers Do To Put Together Compelling Business Cases for Energy Efficiency Projects?

  • How to grab the attention of the Executive Board
  • What best practice Energy Efficiency accountancy NPV, ROI and Capex & Opex payback expenditures
  • How to overcome uncertainty on Opex calculations?
  • What payback periods and ROIs are acceptable? Can timelines be extended?
  • How to use standards & how to source new financing options.
  • How to create an effective measurement & savings reporting plan.
  • Why include more internal stakeholders?
  • What business benefits to include beyond financials?

Summit Closing & Drinks Reception


Finance Summit Mussels & Beer Dinner


Registration and coffee


Case Study Insight - Transport Manufacturing

Strategies for Overcoming the Energy Productivity Challenge

  • Airbus Group energy team structure, emissions targets and KPIs
  • Key challenges of energy management
  • Key successes and recent successful projects: lighting, compressed air, variable speed, data centres
  • Energy Management System Implementation and continuous improvement
  • New goals and targets

Case Study Insight – Transport Manufacturing

Energy Conservation Through Idle Electricity Reduction

  • Lean manufacturing thinking in energy efficiency work
  • Build culture through a self-funded strategy for energy efficiency vs. a capital investment strategy
  • Use the “Toyota A3” problem solving tool as a management tool within the organization
  • First CO2 neutral plant in the construction equipment industry

Coffee and networking


Case Study Insight – Food & Drink Processing

A Model Based Approach to Creating a Positive Change Culture over a Wide and Diverse Base of Sites

  • How to successfully manage multiple sites and achieve success with embedding an energy efficient culture?
  • How to work with internal operations teams to revisit and challenge accepted norms and tolerances and to squeeze more energy productivity out of the systems and processes
  • How to create a positive climate for finding opportunities for energy productivity against a negative spotting mistakes
  • How to compete effectively internally for the Capex pot

Innovation Panel Discussion

Industrial Energy Management: A Source of Competitive Advantage

A series of presentations will provide attendees with some differing and stimulating insights from our leadership panel.

  • What is the scale of the energy efficiency opportunity?
  • How can energy efficiency investments improve productivity and energy intensity?
  • Understanding the present CAPEX vs. future OPEX trade-off
  • How can industrials achieve energy transformation:
  • Developing a strategic programmed approach
  • Transparency to executive boards
  • A pipeline of investment options
  • What is the scale of the energy flexibility and demand response opportunity?
  • How can industrials take advantage of the new variable renewable grid and adapt to this new paradigm?
  • How can industrials be flexible and what opportunities are there for energy storage and/or production curtailments?
  • How can increased intelligence, data and Industry 4.0 help industrials better manage energy usage?
  • Clear benchmarking and energy performance standards
  • Ongoing summaries of energy performance





Afternoon opening


Case Study Insight – Transport Manufacturing

Best Practice and Learning from Renault’s Global Sites Energy Audit Programme

  • Energy Audit: scope, objectives and results of the Europe-wide 35 site audit
  • Update on new EE project: New measurement & sensor trials
  • Update on new EE project: Lighting as a Service

Coffee and networking


Lighting as a Service – Successful Business Models for Energy Efficiency Deployment

A leading entrepreneur will demonstrate how Lighting as a Service works and demonstrate a case study of a recent deployment


Case Study Insight – Chemicals

Data & Energy Management Systems

The presentation covers the step-by-step development and implementation of a detailed energy monitoring & analysis approach on a complex chemical manufacturing site. A ‘bottom-up’ approach is adopted, with proper energy data management as a foundation for the development of energy models and visualisation tools, the detailed monitoring and analysis of performance and the putting in place of a certified energy management system. Special attention is given to the lessons learnt and the best practices that were identified throughout this process.


Moderator’s wrap up of afternoon sessions and key take-aways


E2 Networking Drinks Reception


Registration and coffee


Case Study Insight - Learning from Retail

Energy Management Best Practice & Key Learnings from a Huge Global Retail Chain

  • Refrigeration and cold chain energy management
  • Refrigeration leakage detection systems, CFC to CO2 migration and doors!
  • LED lighting roll out programme
  • Energy Management Systems and submetering
  • Culture and ease of use




From Energy Efficiency to Business Insight: Hidden Benefits of Connected & Intelligent Lighting Systems

With the emergence of LEDs the lighting technology is going through an intelligence evolution. Lights are becoming smart and connected. With this intelligence new opportunities emerge for higher energy savings and unprecedented visibility into business operations.

  • Why you should think about lighting as a network of connected “Things”
  • How to maximize energy savings with connected lighting through multi-control strategies
  • Beyond energy savings: Future of Smart Buildings with IoT enabled infrastructure
  • How you can leverage network of connected sensors for employee safety, optimizing business operations, and gaining business insight

Case Study Insight - Paper

What is the Impact of National Energy Efficiency Regulations across Europe?

  • What are the compliance costs of Energy Efficiency
  • How are some of the Energy Efficiency White Certificate markets functioning?
  • Do renewable energy targets, grid balancing markets and energy efficiency markets conflict?

Coffee and networking


Case Study Insight - Transport Manufacturing

Energy Efficiency Project Update from Lamborghini


Supply Chain Emissions Performance

How is Action Exchange, an initiative of the CDP’s Supply Chain program, helping to identify cost-efficient emissions reduction activities?

  • Peer benchmarking reports
  • Industry best practices
  • Connections to energy efficiency service providers

Networking Lunch


Industry Challenges & Roundtable Debates

The Vertical Industries

Participants choose to attend 1 of 8 tables below and deep dive into industry specific challenges with a fresh group of peers


– Heavy Materials Processing

Confirmed participants:

Niels Schreuder, Public Affairs Manager, AGC Glass Europe
Daniele Florean, former Head of Energy and Procurement, Sangalli Group
Frederic de Meulemeester, Thermal Process & Energy Conservation Plan Manager, Vesuvius
Kurt Cornette, Technical Director, Wienerberger
Eric Weiland, Technical Director, Terreal
Harry-Lionel Salamin, Energy Lead – Europe, Novelis

– Chemicals, Pharma & Drinks Processing

Roundtable Leader:

Simon Minett, Managing Director, Challoch Energy

Confirmed participants:

Mark O’Connor, Associate Director for Global Energy Centre of Excellence, MSD (Merck)
Johan Liekens, Site Innovation Lead – Energy Coordinator, BP Chembel
Bart Adams, Energy Manager, Ineos Styrolution
Jean Beelaerts, Energy Manager, Pfizer
Filip Vanderstraeten, Utilities Coordinator, Pfizer
Adam Pawelas, Energy Manager, Carlsberg

– Pulp, Paper & Textiles

Confirmed participants:

Olli Härkönen, Global Energy Technology Director, SCA Global Hygiene
René Stadler, Category Head Energy Europe & International, Mondi Group
Ward Deryckere, Group Energy Manager, Beaulieu International Group

– Automotive & Transport

Confirmed participants:

Ranieri Niccoli, Plant Director, Lamborghini
Massimo Scarpenti, Head of Safety, Energy & Environment, Lamborghini
Caglar Canbay, Energy Efficiency Project Leader, Toyota
Olivier Pohu, Energy Efficiency Manager, Renault
Jean-Marc Alberola, Group Energy Strategy Leader, Airbus
Dr. Johan Wollin, Global Director Environmental Care, Volvo Construction Equipment



Industry Challenges & Roundtable Debates

Top Five Takeaways Reports

The roundtable leaders will report back on the agreed top five takeaways to the whole conference so you don’t miss out on any content or good actionable ideas.


Summit Closing

All day

Share your Actionable Insights from E2 Brussels

Maximise your E2 Brussels investment

Following three busy days in Brussels, E2 invites you to also put a little time aside in your diary for 16 June, the Actionable Insights Day. This is your chance to take stock of the information you gathered at the conference, commit to new goals or changes based on what you learned, initiate connections with the people you met, and disseminate the key learnings and takeaways to your wider team.

E2 has created a dedicated portal for the Actionable Insights Day, a place to see and share conference materials, contact details and attendee notes,

Take the time on your Actionable Insights Day to benefit from:

  • The E2 Brussels post-event report. Summarising the key findings from the conference presentations, plus the major themes that were being discussed by the audience and on the ‘shop floor’.
  • The Top Five Takeaway Reports from the Roundtable Debates focusing on the Energy Vectors and Vertical Industry challenges.
  • PowerPoint or presentations from the speakers. Where available the presentations will be uploaded to the Actionable Insights portal for you to download.
  • Papers, reports and ‘extra’ materials. Any supporting documents that our speakers or sponsors would like to share with the E2 attendees will be available to download on the Actionable Insights portal.

And you can contribute too…

  • Attendees will be able to upload their conference notes to share their ideas, takeaways and points of view from E2 Brussels.
  • Attendees will be able to upload their contact details to engage with those they met, and those they didn’t get the chance to at E2 Brussels.
  • Which means of course that you will also be able to access the notes and contact details from other attendees.

Commit to your Actionable Insights

What we really want to encourage you to do is take the time to commit to the insights you will put into action in your organisation.
What did you hear or see that you need to share with your team? Which concepts or contacts must you follow up with? What best practice did you pick up on that you want to implement immediately? What changes do you want to make to some of your existing projects?

Attending a conference is one thing; making the outcomes of that conference work for you.. that’s another thing.

So, put a 30-60 minute meeting in your diary and allow yourself the opportunity to capitalise on the time and commitment that you’ve already made in attending the conference. Spend this time really drawing some purposeful and specific directions and plans for your role, your team and your organisation.

It’s a crowd-sourced, post-event, action-oriented kind of Day!



Scott Henneberry

Director, Strategic Influence

Schneider Electric

Scott Henneberry has 35+ years in the Electrical Industry. Since 2005 Mr. Henneberry has focused on various marketing and strategy positions for Schneider Electric including defining and coordinating the implementation the global Smart Grid Strategy. Most recently he is Director of Influence Strategy for the Partner Business, with responsibilities including both Power and Energy Management and Building Automation offerings globally.

Scott will be speaking on “The Future of European Energy” on 15 June.

Nicola Rega

Energy and Climate Change Director

Confederation of European Paper Industries

Since February 2003 Nicola has been working in Brussels on EU-related policies for a wide range of stakeholders (industry associations, European Commission, NGOs, governmental institutes, consultancies). His area of expertise focuses primarily on energy and environmental policies.

In January 2013 he joined CEPI, where he is currently holding the position of Climate Change and Energy Director. His role is to represent industry’s interests towards the European Institutions, international organisations and relevant stakeholders.

Nicola holds a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Turin, an Advanced Master’s in Political and Social European Integration from the VUB, and a Master of Laws (L.L.M.) in Energy and Environmental Law from the K.U.Leuven.

Nicola will be chairing the “Pulp & Paper Roundtable Discussion” on 15 June.


Michael Deneve

Head of Energy Efficiency & Management


Michaël will be chairing the Technology & Verticals Day on 15 June.

Michaël Deneve started his career in power generation and worked for 4.5 years in power plants (coal and CCGT).

In 2002, he moved to Laborelec and worked for 8 years in the Combustion and Process Performance team, 5 years of which he was head of this team. He executed the performance tests (PT) of several power plants, carried out the PT report reviews of CCGT power plants, and performed performance test witnessing services. Combustion optimisation, flue gas treatment and measurement was also part of the activities of his team.

Michaël became Research Program Manager for the Generation ‘Operational Excellence’ activities for Conventional and Renewable technologies in 2010. In this role, he was accountable for the content and final reporting to the customer, including quality, respect of budget and deadlines, in a European context.

Since January 2016, Michaël has been head of the Energy Efficiency & Management team at Laborelec and has the responsibility of a team of 10 engineers carrying out energy audits, flexibility audits, sustainable energy audit and assisting the industrial clients in implementing energy saving measures.

Dexter Galvin

Director of the Supply Chain Programme


Dexter will be speaking about “Supply Chain Emissions Performance” on 15 June.

CDPDexter runs CDP’s program to enable major multinationals and governments to achieve sustainable supply chains, influencing over US$2 trillion in annual procurement spend. Dexter’s supply chain experience is extensive having worked in time-critical logistics prior to joining CDP in 2008. Passionate about harmonizing reporting standards, he has lead on driving standardization in environmental reporting. In 2013 he launched a major new initiative called Action Exchange to accelerate emissions reductions in corporate supply chains.

Harry-Lionel Salamin

Energy Lead – Europe


Harry-Lionel will be participating in the Metals Roundtable Discussion on 15 June.

Harry has been with Novelis since 2013, initially as Senior Reliability Engineer followed by his current role as Energy Lead – Europe. He has worked in engineering and technical service areas including R&D, automation engineering, mechanical and reliability engineering.
Prior to Novelis, Harry was with Constellium for almost thirty years. His final role with Constellium was as IT Business Partner, acting as the main point of liaison and interaction with business units, providing leadership for IT consulting.

Frederic de Meulemeester

Thermal Process & Energy Conservation Plan Manager


Frederic will be participating in the Ceramics & Glass Roundtable Discussion on 15 June.

Kaynam Hedayat

VP Product Management

Digital Lumens

Kaynam will be speaking on “From Energy Efficiency to Business Insight: Hidden Benefits of Connected & Intelligent Lighting Systems” on 15 June.

Kaynam Hedayat leads product management and marketing for Digital Lumens, where he is focused on expanding the company’s product and service offerings. Kaynam joined Digital Lumens from wireless power leader WiTricity, where he served as the Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, responsible for defining and driving product strategy.
Prior to WiTricity, Hedayat was CTO and Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing at EXFO, a telecom infrastructure provider. Hedayat holds a Master’s of Engineering degree from Cornell University, and a B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northeastern University. He is also author of several standards in the area of computer networks and service assurance, and holds 9 patents.

Filip Vanderstraeten

Utilities Coordinator


Filip currently works as utilities engineer at the manufacturing site of Pfizer in Puurs since December 2012.  He is responsible for HVAC and the cooling plant. Filip obtained his master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the KULeuven in 2012.

Filip will be participating in the Pharma & Chemicals Roundtable Discussion on 15 June.

Jean Beelaerts

Energy Manager


Jean Beelaerts currently works as utilities engineer energy and power distribution at the manufacturing site of Pfizer in Puurs since 2014. There he is responsible for the energy budget, management and legislation for the site. Next to this he also manages the electricity grid. Jean obtained his master’s degree in electromechanical engineering from the KULeuven in 2014.

Jean will be participating in the Pharma & Chemicals Roundtable Discussion on 15 June.


Simon Minett

Managing Director

Challoch Energy

Simon will be hosting the Chemicals Roundtable discussion on 15 June.

Simon has more than 25 years experience in the energy sector. He is the founder and Managing Director of a distributed energy business, Challoch Energy, established in 2009, which undertakes consultancy, research and analysis in the energy efficiency, cogeneration and renewable sectors. Challoch Energy is based in Belgium.

Simon is one of Europe’s foremost experts on renewables, CHP and energy efficiency policy and deployment. He has a deep knowledge and consulting experience on assessing the economic and environmental performance of CHP and renewable energy plants of all scales, fuels and technologies against national methodologies. He also has good working relationship with officials in European Commission, national governments, as well as very strong contacts with industry.

He has worked for the past 10 years closely with the chemical industry on energy efficiency projects, with with the associations through EC-funded projects (CARE+ and SPiCE3) and with chemical companies (energy efficiency, CHP and steam projects).

Previously, in 2004, Simon founded Delta Energy and Environment a strong research and consulting practice in the UK. At the end of 2008, Simon left to set up Challoch.

He served as the Managing Director of COGEN Europe from March 1998 to October 2006, going part-time in May 2004 when setting up Delta. He has served as a board member of WADE (and past Vice-Chairman) and a board member of the European Business Council for a Sustainable Energy Future and IIEC Europe. Prior to COGEN Europe, Simon worked in the UK for the de-facto energy agency ETSU for 8 years, where he was responsible for the CHP programme of the Government’s energy efficiency scheme. He also undertook a wide range of international consulting assignments in energy efficiency.

Paul Cullum

Product Development Manager

HSB Engineering Insurance

Paul is Product Development Manager for HSB Engineering Insurance (part of Munich Re) responsible for the development of product and service offerings with particular emphasis on green energy risks.

Paul joined HSB Engineering Insurance in 2004 undertaking roles in business development and major risk underwriting and was promoted to his current role as Product Development Manager in 2011.  Prior to joining HSB, Paul held various roles within sales, underwriting and marketing for National Vulcan and RSA Engineering.

Paul has over 25 years’ experience in the engineering insurance market and holds a DipCII from the Chartered Insurance Institute.  His knowledge and expertise on insurance as a catalyst for energy efficiency investment has seen him present at a number of forums, including most recently the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative.


Paul will be speaking on “Insurance As A Catalyst For Energy Efficiency Investment” on 13 June at the Finance & Investment Summit.

Olivier Devolder

Senior Consultant and Energy Project Coordinator


Olivier Devolder is responsible for helping large energy-intensive industrial plants building optimal demand-side management strategy using advanced analytics techniques. Olivier is also coordinating the InduStore project aiming to assess and optimise the energy flexibility of industrial sites in Wallonia region (Belgium) and is a task leader in the European H2020 SmartNet project with the objective to design optimal flexibility markets. Prior to that, Olivier has combined expertise in consulting projects for industrial companies at McKinsey & Company and in advanced analytics at CORE (Center for Operations Research and Econometrics).

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Olivier will be participating in the Panel Discussion “Industrial Energy Management: A Source of Competitive Advantage” on 14 June.

Brigitta Huckestein

Senior Manager, Communications & Government Relations

BASF Group


Dr. Huckestein will be participating in a Panel Discussion on 14 June on “Industrial Energy Management: A Source of Competitive Advantage”.

Dr. Brigitta Huckestein is Senior Manager Energy and Climate Policy at BASF SE. She studied Chemistry at the Georg-August University in Göttingen. In 1991 she joined BASF plastics research and headed a laboratory where she developed products for new applications and improved production processes. After that, she initiated, led and accompanied a range of technical, communication and advocacy projects in various functions in the plastics department. Key focus were plastics recycling, sustainability and energy efficiency of plastics. Since 2008 her focus is on energy and climate policy, e.g. energy efficiency of buildings and in industry, Emission Trading and global climate policies. She is active in several industry and chemicals associations on international and national level, e.g. ICCA, Cefic, BDI.

Dr Ulrika Wising

Head of Energy


Ulrika Wising leads the Sustainable Energy Services team in Europe for DNV GL Energy. She holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering, specialized in Energy Efficiency in Industry and a Master Degree in Chemical Engineering. Since leaving academia Ulrika has worked in the field of Energy Efficiency, helping large corporation improve their energy efficiency. For the last few years her focus has been on energy efficiency through behavior change and she has developed a new program helping industry overcome organizational barriers for energy efficiency. Ulrika has provided thought leadership on the implementation of article 8 of the Energy Efficiency Directive and written several blogs on the complicated legal framework that multinational companies have to understand in order to be compliant in different European Member States.


Dr. Wising will be speaking on “Developing a Strong Energy Culture and Behaviour Change Success Stories” on 14 June.

Eric Weiland

Technical Director



Eric will be participating in the “Cement & Construction” Roundtable Discussion on 15 June.

Bernard Petetin

Technology Energy Manager


Vincent Berrutto

Head of the Energy Unit

European Commission - Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)


Vincent Berrutto is the Head of the Energy Unit at the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). He is responsible for the Energy Efficiency Focus Area of Horizon 2020, the EU Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020). His team is also managing the projects supported under the Intelligent Energy Europe programme (2007-2013), the EU support scheme to unlock the potential for energy efficiency and renewable energies in Europe. Prior to joining EASME, Vincent Berrutto was dealing with energy issues in other services of the European Commission, as well as in the French government. He is an engineer with a PhD in science and nearly 25 years of professional experience.

Vincent will be participating in the Panel Discussion on “Innovative Off-Balance Sheets Financing Alternatives” at the Finance & Investment Summit on 13 June.




Kaspars Osis


RCG Lighthouse

Kaspars Osis is electricity demand side entrepreneur and founder of RCG Lighthouse / @RCGLighthouse /, the most efficient “Lighting as a Service” company in Europe. In March 2015, Kaspars attracted venture capital allowing RCG Lighthouse to invest 1mEUR worth of lighting systems at clients’ factories / warehouses / shops and offices. In May 2015 Kaspars was selected among the Forbes “30 Under 30” as one of the industry leaders in Latvia.  Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Kaspars took an active role in electricity market liberalization as Head of Energy Sales at Enefit, Eesti Energia, the largest supplier of electricity in the Baltics. Currently, Kaspars also chairs the Energy Committee at the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, one of the main social partners for the government of Latvia.RCG Lighthouse_logo

Kaspars will be speaking on, Lighting as a Service – Successful Business Models for Energy Efficiency Deployment on 14 June.


Dr. Catherine Cooremans

Co-director of the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Energy Management

University of Geneva

Catherine is an Associate Partner with Eco’Diagnostic and a Senior Researcher with University of Geneva. She has experience in the field of sustainable energy and climate change with core responsibilities to research and consult to businesses, utilities and public programs in the fields of energy and carbon management. Catherine is a member of the Editorial board of Energy Efficiency Journal, a member of the International Programme Committee of IEECB, and a member of the International Programme Committee of IEPPEC (the International Energy Policy and Programme Conference).IEA_DSM

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Catherine will be speaking on “Selling the Benefits of Energy Efficiency Projects” on 13 June at the Finance & Investment Summit.

Alex Gilbert

Investment Manager

Amber Infrastructure Limited

Alex is an Investment Manager at Amber Green – the sustainable investment brand of Amber Infrastructure – where his investment remit includes the successfully deployed London Energy Efficiency Fund (£100m; and similar funds focused on Wales (£50m; and Scotland (£50m; Amber has various sources of public and private funding for energy efficiency retrofit, low carbon heat, renewable technology and sustainable development. Alex has a background in cleantech venture capital and low carbon development. He has a degree in Economics (First Class) and a Masters in Advanced Energy and Environmental Studies (Distinction).


Alex will be speaking on “The EE Finance Leaders – Understanding the Energy Efficiency Opportunity” on 13 June at the Finance & Investment Summit.

Lada Strelnikova

Director Deutsche Asset Management, Investment Manager for European Energy Efficiency Fund

Deutsche Bank

Lada is managing the Investment Advisor mandate for European Energy Efficiency Fund within Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management Unit. Prior to taking this role Lada was involved in establishing and managing the Global Climate Partnership Fund focused on energy efficiency investments in emerging markets and was holding various strategic business development positions across Deutsche Bank units. Lada is an MBA graduate from Australian National University and holds a degree in finance and accounting from the Finance Academy under the Government of Russian Federation in Moscow.


Lada will be speaking on “The EE Finance Leaders – Understanding the Energy Efficiency Opportunity” on 13 June at the Finance & Investment Summit.

Steve Fawkes



Dr. Steve Fawkes is an internationally recognised expert on energy efficiency with over 30 years experience including implementing large energy management programmes, co-founding two energy service companies, implementing innovative energy services deals, and providing policy advice to governments. His main focus is accelerating investment into energy efficiency and roles include: Senior Adviser to the Investor Confidence Project, Independent member of the Investment Committee of the London Energy Efficiency Fund, Trustee of the National Energy Foundation and advising companies, cities, and investors on energy efficiency strategies and programmes. He has published extensively on energy efficiency including more than 250 papers and articles, three books and a regular blog: and has made highly acclaimed presentations in the US, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Steve will be chairing the Finance & Investment Summit on 13 June.

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Mark O’Connor

Associate Director for Global Energy Centre of Excellence

MSD (Merck)

Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) is an American pharmaceutical company and the 7th largest pharmaceutical companies in the world with revenues of $42bn and 70,000 employees world-wide. In Europe they have 25 facilities with HVAC being the major consumption vector. The Group is currently undergoing ISO 50001 certification of several sites in Ireland.

Mark will be participating in the “Chemicals & Pharma” Industry Challenges & Roundtable Debate on 15 June.Merck

Mark is currently EMEA & AP Global Associate Director, Energy for Merck, Sharpe & Dohme (MSD) based in Germany and part of the Global Energy Group. He has worked for MSD since July 2011 having joined the group as a Site Energy Lead at MSD Brinny, Ireland. Mark was promoted into this role in Sept 2014.

In his current role, Mark works with both technical sites and offices across EMEA & AP regions that have an estimated energy spend in region of $100mm per annum. The role involves working with site based energy networks in influencing and reporting on global energy usage, managing the annual Energy Capital Fund, co-managing the GHG goal, internal and external image enhancement of energy at Merck. A key enabler is the ability to influence and engage with stakeholders from across the business in continuously promoting & implementing the energy agenda across the network. Other current areas of focus revolve around ensuring compliance to EU EED, exploring diversification of energy supply opportunities & promoting TCOO with Global Engineering Services on large scale capital type projects.

Prior to this role, Mark was site Energy Lead at MSD Brinny, working with the site in delivering significant energy cost savings over a 3-year period through the implementation of an effective energy management programme. The programme entailed both technical solutions and instilling an energy-conscious behavioural culture through regular awareness, team empowerment and relationship development with key stakeholders, both internal and external.

Mark worked with White Young Green, an energy and sustainability group, as a senior specialist, from 2007 to 2011 focusing on energy efficiency consultancy, Renewable Energy and financial modelling for the built environment focused on solutions that met with key legislative, economic, technical and environmental drivers. He have worked as a project leader on a number of projects such as Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Special Working Group Food & Dairy as part of SEAI’s Large Industry Energy Network (LIEN), the OPW Optimising Power @ Work Energy Conservation Initiative project, ESB Depots Energy Auditing and acted a project coordinator on the SEAI Quality Inspections programme.

Mark previously held roles with ABB Scotland managing the project development, financial analysis, process design & commissioning activities of various client projects & completion of smaller-scale feasibility studies of environmentally-driven projects.


Jean-Marc Alberola

Group Energy Strategy Leader


Airbus Group formed in 2014 (formerly EADS) and consists of the three business divisions Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space, and Airbus Helicopters. It is a €60bn revenue Group employing nearly 140,000 people across 70 sites, of which 35 are manufacturing sites. Jean-Marc leads their energy strategy working within the Facilities Management HQ he works with both local FM teams and local production to ensure Airbus reduce their energy intensity and associated CO2 emissions. They have already achieved their 2020 target and are in the process of setting new targets and goals for 2030 with appropriate milestones for 2020 and 2025.

Jean-Marc will be speaking on “Strategies for Overcoming the Energy Productivity Challenge” on 14 June.


Jean-Marc is the Energy Strategy Leader for Airbus and Airbus Group. He coordinates a team of energy experts for the Airbus group sites in Europe (68 sites). In his role, he is responsible for articulating the “VISION 2020” and the Energy Management strategy. To fulfil this mission Jean-Marc is at the origin of the Airbus group Energy Network and has designed the Energy Strategy for the group.
Jean-Marc is an experienced industry professional in both Manufacturing and IT processes and building construction. He has over 15 years experience at an international engineering company working as an HVAC and IT engineer and project manager. He joined Airbus in 2003 where he created the role of Energy Manager and development across Airbus group in Europe.

Niels Schreuder

Public Affairs Manager

AGC Glass Europe

AGC Glass (Asahi Glass Company) is a global glass company, headquartered in Japan with $12bn in revenues and 50,000 employees. AGC Glass Europe produces, processes and distributes flat glass for the construction, automotive, transport and other specialized industries. Its industrial facilities comprise of 28 glass lines and glass processing centres plus more than 100 distribution-processing units in Europe, stretching from Spain to Russia.

Niels will be participating in the “Ceramics & Glass” Industry Challenges & Roundtable Debate on 15 June.



Niels studied at the University of Amsterdam and completed an internship with the European Parliament before starting his career at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. As assistant in the department for political affairs, he developed a keen interest for European Union decision-making and moved to Brussels in 2004 to start working in EU affairs. Worked as a consultant for two Brussels-based consultancies respectively, TEAM and ICODA, specialising in policy areas such as financial services, health policy, transport and trade issues. In 2008 he made a shift into the world of glass production and manufacturing as ‘in-house’ lobbyist at AGC Glass Europe (formerly the Belgian firm Glaverbel). He started a public affairs practice in AGC’s European HQ offices. In this position, he is monitoring the political, legislative and administrative developments at EU level, contributing to the decision-making process and representing building and automotive glass matters and AGC’s corporate and glass-melting interests. Chairman of Glass for Europe’s (flat glass sector association) external relations committee and on the public affairs committee of the wider Glass Alliance Europe, he is representing the flat glass sector at Renovate Europe but also AGC at the research & innovation platforms European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) and Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative (EMIRI) as well as other temporary cross-sectoral lobby platforms.

Jessica Stromback


Joule Assets Europe AB

As Chair of the Joule Assets Europe financial fund, Jessica oversees the creation of the European investment portfolio within the energy efficiency and Demand Response industries.  She is also Project Coordinator of the EU funded project SEAF – creating a platform to enable investments in energy efficiency in Europe.

Jessica is also founder and Chair of the Smart Energy Demand Coalition (SEDC).  As Chair she actively works actively with European policy makers and industry representatives to enable demand side participation throughout European energy markets, through information, dynamic pricing, automation, and demand response.

Jessica will be speaking on “How to Successfully Finance Small Sub €500k Energy Efficiency Projects” at the Finance & Investment Summit on 13 June.

Patrick Bas

Energy Management EMEA

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is a Fortune 500 American multinational active in medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods. The Group includes some 250 subsidiary companies with operations in over 57 countries and products sold in over 175 countries. Johnson & Johnson had worldwide sales of $74 billion and 126,000 employees.

Patrick will be speaking on “Energy Management Challenge – Bottom Up Energy Management Strategies” on 14 June.



Patrick has over 15 years of experience in engineering, energy & facility management in various departments within J&J, one of the largest healthcare companies in the world. His area of expertise includes regional program deployment of  savings initiatives and energy procurement in a decentralised company. Recently he joined the enterprise facility management group leading energy management forward for EMEA. Prior to his current role he was dedicated energy/facility manager for one of J&J’s affiliates, Janssen Pharmaceutical.  Patrick holds a Masters in engineering and a post graduate in business administration.  Both from the University of Louvain in Belgium.

Caglar Canbay

Energy Efficiency Project Leader


Toyota is the largest company in Japan, the World’s largest automobile manufacturer and is the 13th-largest company in the world by revenue. It employs over 320,000 people and produces 10 million vehicles per year and has revenues of a staggering $250bn. Caglar is leading his second project to reduce the energy consumption of the paintshop in their assembly plant in Turkey, he previously reduced the energy loss in their UK plant paintshop from 35% to 5-10%.

Caglar will be participating in the “Automotive & Transport” Industry Challenges & Roundtable Debate on 15 June.


Caglar is responsible for energy efficiency improvement at Toyota Manufacturing Plants in Europe. He has worked as a project manager for plant expansion projects and worked to improve production plants facility management. Caglar is Certified Energy Manager (CEM-AEE). He holds a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering from Dokuz Eylul University and a M.Sc in Energy Engineering from Izmir Institute of Technology.

Massimo Scarpenti

Head of Safety, Energy & Environment


An Italian manufacturer of luxury sports cars, owned by the Volkswagen Group, with production facility and headquarters  located in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy and annual revenues of $500m. Automobili Lamborghini is the first and only auto manufacturer in Italy to have earned EMAS, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certification. They have recently opened a new trigeneration plant in an effort to reduce its overall carbon footprint. The plant will generate its electricity, heating and cooling from the same source of natural gas. It has a potential capacity of generating 1.2 MW, and will be capable of generating over 25,000 MWh every year – enough district energy to power all the houses in Sant’Agata, the neighbouring village.

Massimo will be participating in the “Automotive & Transport” Industry Challenges & Roundtable Debate on 15 June.


Ward Deryckere

Group Energy Manager

Beaulieu International Group

Ward will be participating in the “Manufacturing & Industrial Conglomerates” Industry Challenges & Roundtable Debate on 15 June.

Ward has been Group Energy Manager with Beaulieu International Group since June 2013. He previously held roles with Summit Energy Services (a subsidiary of Schneider Electric) as International Client Energy Manager, and EDF as Senior Key Account Manager. At Summit Energy Services he was responsible for client energy portfolios of approximately €200 million per year.

Ward held a brief position with Tractabel Industrial Solutions as Project Engineer, managing operations in industrial utilities and negotiating outsourcing and ESCO contracts.

At the beginning of his career, Ward worked for Vandemoortele N.V., GfE Energy Management and Axima (a subsidiary of GDF Suez), predominantly focused on procurement, project development and service agreement negotiations.




Olli Härkönen

Director Energy Savings and Technology Global Hygiene Supply

SCA Hygiene Products

SCA is a consumer goods company and pulp and paper manufacturer, headquartered in Stockholm, it has 44,000 employees and a turnover of approximately €11 billion. Its main products include personal care products, tissue, publication papers, solid-wood products. Olli is responsible for energy leadership and best practice group wide.

Olli will be participating on the Panel Discussion on “How to Select the Right Energy Efficiency Technology, Software and Services?” on 15 June.

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Olli is currently managing a global team with the main responsibility of driving the energy and material savings program, culture and investment strategy within SCA Global Hygiene Supply, focusing on 40+ production facilities worldwide. He has worked for SCA since 2008 in a number of positions, with the main overall objective of building a cross-functional, winning Supply Chain culture and performance by integrating energy, material and CO2-efficiency strategy into Manufacturing Excellence. Previous to SCA, Olli held the position of Energy Engineer and Development Manager within Metsä Group where he was responsible for emissions trading, energy reporting, project engineering and corporate energy strategy creation.

Johan Liekens

Site Innovation Lead - Energy Coordinator

BP Chembel

BP Chembel is part of the BP Group. BP Group is a major oil, gas and chemical company with $220bn revenues and 80,000 employees. The Chembel plant manufactures purified terephthalic acid (PTA), the raw material for mainly polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles in Europe, and paraxylene, the raw material for PTA.

Johan will be participating in the “Chemicals & Pharma” Industry Challenges & Roundtable Debate on 15 June.


Johan has held energy coordination positions within BP Chembel for the last ten years. He was previously with the Flemish Institute for Technological research (VITO) and also Chairman of CHP platform Cogen Flanders. Johan began his career as an Energy Consultant for SMEs with the Regional Development Authority Antwerp.

Olivier Pohu

Energy Efficiency Manager


Renault is a global car giant with revenues over €40bn and a 120,000 employees. Olivier is responsible for implementing energy projects and is interested in little innovations and small steps that can demonstrate quicker returns on investment and demonstrable efficiencies. He will share best practice and key learnings from Renault latest energy audit programme.

Olivier will be speaking on “Best Practice and Learning from Renault’s Global Sites Energy Audit Programme” on 14 June.


Olivier is Corporate Energy Manager for Renault Group. He is in charge of managing the energy savings for 20 vehicle plants around the world and acts as a support to 17 mechanical plants (engines, gearboxes, die casting etc). His main tasks are in auditing & field work, sharing best practice and community management.

Olivier was also in charge of deploying the European Energy Efficiency Directive, and more especially the energy audits for the whole Renault Group in Europe, including plants, storage buildings, office buildings and car dealerships.

Dr Johan Wollin

Global Director Environmental Care

Volvo Construction Equipment

The Volvo Group is a Swedish multinational manufacturing company headquartered in Gothenburg. While its core activity is the production, distribution and sale of trucks, buses and construction equipment, Volvo also supplies marine and industrial drive systems and financial services. Almost 100,000 employees contribute to annual revenues of U$38 billion. Dr Wollin is responsible for driving the operational excellence of 15 plants and 8000 employees.

Johan will be speaking on “Segmented Approach to Energy Efficiency Strategy & Implementation” on 14 June.


A results driven global operations professional with outstanding international manufacturing leadership experience from a variety of roles across Europe, Asia, North and South America. Over 15 years of driving continuous improvements, achieving quality, flexibility and productivity improvements, all connected to bottom line business results. A proven track record in launching and successfully executing new product programs and projects on time and within budget in challenging environments. Currently the Global Director for industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, environmental care and occupational health and safety at Volvo Construction equipment. Johan is responsible for driving excellence and  people development covering 15 plants with a total of 8000 employees. Holder of a Doctorate of Mechanical Engineering from Coventry University in the UK.

Kurt Cornette

Technical Director


Wienerberger AG is the world’s largest producer of bricks and number one on the clay roof tile market in Europe with 230 plants in 30 countries. Annual revenues total €2.8bn and it has 15,000 employees.

Kurt will be participating in the “Cement & Construction” Industry Challenges & Roundtable Debate on 15 June.


Bart Adams

Energy & Environment Manager

Ineos Styrolution

Ineos Chemicals Group is a €50bn revenue group that employs 17,000 people. Bart is responsible for the energy performance of 4 plants and a logistics centre. Some of the plants run continuous processing 24/7 and some are batch production in 2 shifts. There is some good submetering of major consumption processes and Bart is busy with overlaying a new EMS over process data and DCS systems.

Bart will be speaking on “Data & Energy Management Systems” on 14 June.


Bart is responsible for energy and environmental matters for the INEOS Styrolution Antwerp site. This includes monitoring and improvement initiatives and projects, and managing detailed energy analyses. Prior to this, he was Head of Energy Efficiency Services for Industry with DNV GL for six years. During this time he established a new consultancy unit for energy efficiency and provided global strategic guidance for DNV GL’s development and deployment of energy efficiency.
Bart’s professional career began with Keppel Seghers, an environmental technology company, where he began as Project Engineer and progressed through a Technology Manager role to Head of Process Team for Thermal Treatment.
Bart studied in Belgium and the US, at the Free University of Brussels and New Jersey Institute of Technology respectively.

Stefano Fissolo

Vice President - Energy Efficiency

SUSI Partners AG

Stefano will be contributing to a Panel Discussion on “Scaling 3rd Party Finance – Key Standards and Protocols” at the Finance & Investment Summit on 13 June.

Saint Gobain Packaging

Director of Investment Optimisation Projects

Dr Mukund Bhagwat

Corporate Energy & Climate Affairs

Aurubis & IFIEC Europe



Dr. Bhagwat, achieved the Master degree in Metallurgical Engineering in Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai, India, in 1976 and the Doctorate in Metallurgical Engineering at Katholiek University Leuven Belgium, in 1983. From 1983 to 2006, he undertook the manufacturing related assignments in various senior technical and commercial positions in the telecom and chemical sectors, in Europe. This included a residential assignment of 1 year in China.

Since 2008, Dr. Mukund has been with Aurubis Belgium as an expert in the policy analysis and advice in the domains of Energy (electricity market, gas market, energy efficiency, renewable energy) and Climate Change (ETS, Energy efficiency, Renewable Energy). He also advises the European Copper Institute, Eurometaux as well as IFIEC (International Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers) in this role.

Dr. Mukund strives to enhance the global competitiveness of European Energy Intensive industries through the regulatory and other initiatives for carbon leakage provisions, energy efficiency improvement and innovation.

Dr. Mukund will be contributing to the Panel Discussion on “How to Get Your CFO to Love Your Project. What Can Energy Managers Do To Put Together Compelling Business Cases for Energy Efficiency Projects?” as part of the Finance & Investment Summit, 13 June.

Ceramiche Caesar

Energy Manager

Daniele Florean

Energy Director

Glass Sector

Daniele will be participating in the “Ceramics & Glass” Industry Challenges & Roundtable Debate on 15 June.


Adam Pawelas

Senior Group Utilities Manager


Carlsberg is a global beer and drinks company headquartered in Copenhagen with 40,000 employees and €10bn revenues. Adam is responsible for energy, water and waste water leadership and best practice across 140 sites across Europe and Asia. The spread and diversity of the multiple sites require a tremendously adaptive approach to people management and the creation of energy culture as well as the managing the expectation of actionable items.

Adam will be speaking on “A Model Based Approach to Creating a Positive Change Culture over a Wide and Diverse Base of Sites” on 14 June.


Adam is educated in environmental sciences and environmental and energy management in Warsaw and Delft. He has been working in environment, safety and utilities since 1995. Since 2002 Adam has been with Carlsberg Group (global beer and beverage company with operations in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa) in various roles of energy, environment, safety, security and sustainability management. In 2014 he joined the corporate supply chain office in Switzerland to drive the energy, water and wastewater agenda globally for Carlsberg Group, including strategy development and implementation, energy and water management systems, efficiency programs, utility best practice and standards in breweries and beverage plants.


Camille Chapalain

Energy Manager Group - International Support


Carrefour is the fourth largest retail group in the world with revenues exceeding €75bn! Carrefour employs 330,000 people at over 10,000 supermarket, minimarket and logistics sites plus the world’s largest chain of 1500 hypermarkets. It recently undertook to reduce its carbon emissions by 40% by 2030 and it therefore needs to reduce its electricity kwhr/m2 by some 30% to achieve this.

Camille will be speaking on “Energy Management Best Practice & Key Learnings from a Huge Global Retail Chain” on 15 June.


With an Energy Engineering degree from the Ecole des Mines de Douai, Camille started her career in a start-up specialising in energy efficiency and in the EEC in Paris. She quickly evolved to coordinate the Sustainable Development Committee and to participate in the launch of its UK subsidiary.

With her technical knowledge and international background, plus the necessary dynamism and adaptability, Camille now works as Group Energy Manager at Carrefour. Her role includes ensuring synergy between different energy players in the different countries of the Group (France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Poland, Romania, Brazil, Argentina, China, Taiwan, …). She also tracks the technology monitoring and evaluation of renewable energy and new technologies to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions of the Group.

Consequently, Camille is constantly looking for innovative solutions to improve the environmental impact of the Group. She then evaluates the adaptability of these technologies in their technical and commercial functions to make the best decisions.

Ranieri Niccoli

Plant Director


Ranieri will be participating in the “Automotive & Transport” Industry Challenges & Roundtable Debate on 15 June.


Paul Wheeler

Energy Efficiency Manager, Group Environment

Tata Steel

Tata Steel is a multinational steel-making company with manufacturing operations in 26 countries, where it employs around 80,500 people and has revenues of $20bn.

Paul will be speaking on “Latest Update and Report from the Tata Steel Energy Efficiency Wave Programme” on 14 June.


Paul Wheeler leads energy efficiency change programmes in Tata Steel with responsibility for identifying multi-£m energy reduction opportunities. He is part of a central environment team, having worked in the steel industry since 1995, with roles in central research, technology and energy departments, as well as manufacturing divisions.  His portfolio includes energy assessment/auditing, energy training and communications. He has also been involved in accelerating the application of energy-efficient technology through corporate policy and capital investment projects.

Bernard Petetin

Technology Energy Manager



Didier Vasner

Group Environment Manager


Constellium is a global producer of aluminium semi-products. Global revenues of around €3.7bn, headquartered in Amsterdam with 10,000 staff spread across 21 manufacturing sites in Europe, North America and China.

Dider will be participating in the “Metals” Industry Challenges & Roundtable Debate on 15 June.



SSI Steel

Technical Manager - Energy Optimisation


Energy/Carbon Advisor

2 Sisters

Group Sustainability Director


Head of Operations

Energy Efficien:ology

Director - Energy Savings

EEVS Insight

Head of Information Services

Bayer Material Science

Director Global Production Efficiency Programs


Head of Infrastructure Engineering/Energy Policy Process


Global Manager of Energy Efficiency

CNH Industrial

Energy Manager

René Stadler

Category Head Energy Europe & International

Mondi Group

Mondi plc is a €6.5bn international packaging and paper group employing over 24,400 people with 102 operations across more than 30 countries, predominantly in central Europe, Russia and South Africa. It is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain – from the growing of wood and the manufacture of pulp and paper, to the conversion of packaging papers into corrugated packaging, bags and other products.

René will be speaking on “What is the impact of National Energy Efficiency Regulations across Europe?” on 15 June.

Smurfit Kappa Group

Global Energy Manager


Head of Sustainable Energy Use

Paul Hodson

Head of Energy Efficiency Unit

DG ENER European Commission

DG Energy

Jigar V Shah

Executive Director

Institute of Industrial Productivity


Aviva Investors

Fund Manager – Infrastructure & Renewable Energy

Environmental Defence Fund USA

Senior Energy Finance Consultant

SUSI Energy Efficiency

Director Energy Efficiency

Dr Julia Reinaud

Research Director

Industrial Innovation for Competitiveness Initiative (i24c)

Dr. Reinaud is Director of Industrial Policies of the European Climate Foundation, and is the Director of Research Programme and Partnerships for the new Industrial Innovation for Competitiveness initiative (i24c).

Prior to joining ECF, Dr. Reinaud served as the Institute for Industrial Productivity’s (IIP) Policy and Programs Director and European CEO. Originally hired by the ClimateWorks Foundation to develop IIP’s business plan and set up the organisation in China, US and France, she then led IIP’s policy activities, managing the European IIP team as well as overseeing technology and communication projects undertaken at the global level. Prior to her experience with IIP, she was an energy and climate policy analyst at the International Energy Agency.

Dr. Reinaud has authored or co-authored a number of key publications such as the IEA-IIP Energy Management Programs Policy pathway, as well as written a series of sectorial reports dealing with competitiveness and carbon leakage issues for heavy industries, and the compatibility of policy responses with the World Trade Organisation.

She has a PhD (with distinction) in Economics and Industrial Organisation and a Masters in Corporate Strategy and Industrial Organisation from University Paris Dauphine.

Dr Reinaud will be chairing the morning of the conference on 14 June.


Jan Theulen

Director Alternative Resources, Global Sustainability


HeidelbergCement is the world’s third largest cement producer and employs some 53,000 people at 2,500 locations in more than 40 countries with an annual turnover of approximately €11 billion. Alternative fuels make up to 90% of Heidelberg’s fuel and are derived from waste tyres, plastic SRF, waste biomass and un-recyclables. Approximately 30% of the alternative fuel used in European kilns is based on emissions reducing biomass.

Jan will be speaking on “Alternative Fuels, Waste Heat Recovery and Developing New Revenue Streams” on 14 June.


Jan graduated as Mechanical Engineer and started his career at DSM, a multinational company in the Chemical and Pharma Industry.

He joined the cement industry in 1992 as project manager and moved into developing waste derived fuel programs starting in Europe, and expanding into the developing markets of Turkey, China and Indonesia. He lead the taskforce on this domain for the CSI, part of the WBCSD. He initiated and overlooked the implementation of waste heat power projects in China, Turkey and India and finally the development of solar power plants in UK and Togo.

As Director Alternative Resources for HeidelbergCement he is driving the companies engagement in Carbon Capture and Utilisation by teaming up with promising technology providers in this domain and to collaboratively bring it to commercialisation.

Climate Bonds Initiative

Executive Director

Siemens Financing

Divisional Head

Gianpiero Nacci

Head of Industry and Business Energy Efficiency


Gianpiero will be speaking on “Key Success Factors for Financing Energy Efficiency Projects” on 13 June at the Finance & Investment Summit.


Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Energy Efficiency Finance Analyst


Head Of Manufacturing

HSB Engineering Insurance (Munich Re)‬

Underwriter - Power and Energy Team

Huber Dixon Insurance Services

Managing Director

Decarbon Capital

Managing Director

Polyflor Ltd

Finance Director

Deutsche Bank, UK

Assistant Vice President

Ivan Gerginov

Energy Efficiency Financing Expert


Ivan will be speaking on “Global Lessons in EE Finance and Industry Development – What do Governments need to do?” at the Finance & Investment Summit on 13 June.

Climate Strategy

Chief Executive & Founder

Green Investment Bank UK

Director Energy Efficiency

Mark Lister

Senior Advisor, Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform

Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency

Mark Lister has a diverse background in sustainability, finance and energy policy.  After starting out in corporate banking Mark specialised in clean energy and energy efficiency issues and became a leading Australian energy efficiency advocate, working for both public and private sector entities. He founded cross-sectoral NGO the Australian Alliance to Save Energy, has worked on grassroots efficiency and renewables projects in sub-Saharan Africa, and has taught postgraduate sustainable energy courses. After four years in the Philippines with ADB working to facilitate and scale up climate technology and energy efficiency investments for countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Mark is now based at the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, where he leads the Secretariat for the Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform. The Platform is a flagship initiative of the UN-led Sustainable Energy for All Partnership which aims to connect city and country governments with private sector delivery partners and financiers to double the rate of global energy efficiency improvement by 2030.


Mark will be speaking on “Industrial Energy Management: A Source of Competitive Advantage” on 14 June.

DLA Piper Scotland LLP

Partner, Finance & Projects