We’ve extended our programme for the 2014 event, and the Erasmus Energy Forum 2014 will take place over two days, with a fabulous networking dinner at the end of Day 1. Our two day event gives us more time to include presentations from top executives and leading researchers, forthright Q&A sessions, wide-ranging panel discussions, plus in-depth paper presentations, poster sessions and a demonstration ‘marketplace’.

Day 1 on Thursday 19 June carries industry and policy presentations and discussions, while Day 2 on Friday 20 June focuses on in-depth scientific work and the results of research taking place at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Moderator: Victor Deconinck
Former TV presenter, speaker and media trainer

Drs. Victor DeConinck studied  remedial pedagogy/psychology and history of education and philosophy in Utrecht. He was director of a teacher training college, but switched to the media. He wrote for the Volkskrant and Algemeen Dagblad, presented radio programs and was the host of numerous television programs. Now he is a professional moderator of seminars and congresses and provides media training.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Time Activity
from 8:45 Registration & Coffee
9:15-9:20 Opening & Welcome
Prof. Steef van de Velde
Dean of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
9:20-9:40 Opening Address
Allard Castelein
CEO Port of Rotterdam
9:40-10:00 The future energy market - challenges and new perspectives
Prof. Wolf Ketter
Director Erasmus Energy Centre for Future Energy Business
Session 1
EU Policies & Markets

Keynote: The European Energy Policy for 2020 and beyond
Günther H. Oettinger
European Commissioner for Energy, European Commission
- We
lcome by Pex Langenberg, Alderman Port,
Sustainability & Mobility, Rotterdam

- Interview by Wolf Ketter and Volker Beckers & Q&A with audience

11:00-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20-11:40 The European Energy Policy - EURELECTRIC's manifesto
Mr. Hans ten Berge
Secretary General, Union of the Electricity Industry
11:40-12:00 Managing the Emerging Risks of Renewable Investments
Prof. Derek Bunn
London Business School, UK
12:00-12:20 Renewables demand renewed energy market and policy
Ir. Mel Kroon
CEO TenneT
12:20-13:00 Panel on EU Policies & Markets
Mr. Hans ten Berge, Union of the Electricity Industry
Prof. Derek Bunn, London Business School
Ir. Mel Kroon, TenneT
Prof. Coby van der Linde, Clingendael International Energy
Programme (CIEP)
13:00-13:45 Lunch and Poster Session
Session 2
Microgids & New Business Models
13:45-14:05 The role of cities for the technical integration of renewable
energy sources

Prof. Peter Birkner
Member Executive Board, Mainova
14:05-14:25 No perfect answers to the perfect storm
Peter Smink
CEO, Nuon
14:25-14:45 The Connected Utility: Ensuring Perfect Energy in 2025 (and
now) How to (em-)Power Customers in a Smart Grid
enabled world

Robbert-Jan Stegeman
CIO, Alliander
14:45-15:25 Panel on Microgids & New Business Models
Prof. Peter Birkner, Mainova
Peter Smink, Nuon
Robbert-Jan Stegeman, Alliander
Prof. Wolf Ketter, Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business
15:25-15:40 Erasmus Business Energy Award
Announced by Volker Beckers
Sponsored by Eneco
15:40-16:00 Coffee Break
Session 3
Financing Sustainable Energy
16:00-16:20 Perspectives on the European Electricity Market: the German Context
Prof. Marc Oliver Bettzüge
Institute of Energy Economics, University of Cologne, Germany
16:20-16:40 UK and European energy policy under severe stress – role of
the capital markets

Peter Atherton
Equity Research - Utilities for Liberum Capital UK
16:40-17:00 Financing Sustainability
Guido Dubbeld
CFO, Eneco Holding N.V.
17:00-17:40 Panel on Financing Sustainable Energy
Prof. Marc Oliver Bettzüge, Institute of Energy Economics,
University of Cologne

Peter Atherton, Equity Research - Utilities for Liberum Capital UK
Guido Dubbeld, CFO - Eneco Holding N.V.
Dr. Ronald Huisman, Erasmus Centre for Future Energy Business
Dr. Martin Kröner, Munich Venture Partners
17:40-17:45 Closure Day Program
Prof. Wolf Ketter
17:45-21:30 Reception & Dinner
17:45-19:00 Networking Reception & Poster Session

Introductions by Volker Beckers
- Key Note speech by Manon Janssen, CEO Ecofys, Figurehead
  Topsector Energie
- Key Note speech 'Facts, not Opinios: the Art of Sound Science'
  by Jonathan Porritt, Co-founder of Forum for the Future