Past Events

Past Events

Energy Forum 2013

The second Erasmus Energy Forum in June 2013 took place in Rotterdam's opulent Wereldmuseum on the waterfront, and again featured lively panel discussions involving academics, political leaders and top representatives from major international businesses with an audience of more than 125 participants, split almost equally between academia and business. Under discussion were testing the smart grid of the future, changing consumer habits, the role of e-mobility in future-proofing the motor industry, investing in future energy business, the relationship between the customer and the ecosystem, and co-operation in a 'back to basics' rethink as well as imperatives for the smart grid and smart homes. Read a full report of the 2013 Erasmus Energy Forum.

The speakers were:

  • Volker Beckers, Former Group CEO of npower, RWE Presentation: Electricity Market Reform (in the UK);
  • Jan Paul Buijs, IT Strategist, RWE-Essent Presentation: IT-enabled business development in the energy transition era;
  • Dr. Jochen Kreusel, Head Smart Grid, ABB Presentation: Electricity 2.0. Integrating supply and demand for more sustainability;
  • Kerstin Meerwaldt, Electric Mobility Strategy, BMW Group Presentation: E-Mobility and Energy - the BMW Perspective;
  • Ir. Huib Morelisse, CEO of Nuon Presentation: Driving change: Enabling customers to enjoy efficient energy use;
  • Prof. Shmuel Oren Earl J. Isaac Chair Professor in the Science and Analysis of Decision Making in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research department at the University of California, Berkeley Presentation: A smart wholesale markets for smart energy business;
  • Dr. Dirk Schlesinger, Global lead for Manufacturing Industries at Cisco Presentation: Smart Home Automation and Networks.

 

Erasmus Energy Forum 2012

The inaugural Erasmus Energy Forum event in 2012 was hosted in the floating Drijvend Paviljoen in Rotterdam’s central harbour district, and featured vigorous panel discussions involving academics, political leaders and top representatives from major international businesses with an audience of more than 100 participants from academia and business. Under discussion were changes taking place in the energy industry and what needs to be done to meet tomorrow’s demands for power supplies. Read a full report of the 2012 Erasmus Energy Forum.

The speakers were:

  • Dr. Heinz-Peter Behr, German Ambassador to the Netherlands;
  • Markus Bokelmann, CEO E.ON Benelux;
  • Dr. John Collins, Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Minnesota, USA;
  • Pieter van Essen, Project Director for the Rotterdam Climate Initiative and Advisor to the Port of Rotterdam Authority board;
  • Erik van der Heijden, Head of the Smart Grid Division of Siemens in the Netherlands;
  • Alexandra van Huffelen, Alderman (wethouder) for the City of Rotterdam;
  • Baukje Oostenbrug, Manager for New Energy at Essent RWE;
  • Dr. Andreas L. Symeonidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.