Speakers


Eija Alakangas

  • Since 1983 at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Leader of the working group at the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) – Solid biofuel standardisation CEN TC335 and ISO 238
  • Coordinated the EU Bioenergy networks (EUBIONET)

Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


LR Rudi Anschober

  • Regional Minister for Energy, Austria
  • Opening Address


Bill Bordass

  • Research and policy adviser at the Usable Buildings Trust (UBT)
  • Set up William Bordass Associates in 1984
  • Strategy adviser for the Europrosper and EPLabel research projects in support of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


Richard A. Bradley

  • Head of the Energy Efficiency and Environment Division at the International Energy Agency
  • Before, Special Assistant to the Secretary for Environment and Senior Advisor for Global Change in the US Department of Energy
  • Ph.D. in natural resource economics (University of California, Riverside)

Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


Paul Ciniglio

  • Sustainability and Innovation Manager for the Radian Group
  • Worked in the construction industry for 25 years
  • Bachelor of Science in Building Surveying, Master of Arts in Sustainable Development

Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


Brian Cody

  • Professor at the Technical University of Graz, Head of the Institute for Buildings and Energy
  • Focus on maximizing energy efficiency of buildings and cities
  • Before, Associate Director of the global engineering office Arup as well as Design Leader and Business Development Leader of the German affiliated company Arup GmbH

Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


    Hugues de Cherisey

    • General Secretary of the French Union of Pellet Wood Producers (“Syndicat National des Producteurs de GranulĂ©s de Bois”)
    • Consultant in innovation, marketing and development for private companies, national and international institutions
    • Agronomic Engineer, Ph.D. in Plant Genetics, MBA

    Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


      Gerhard Dell

      • Energy Commissioner to the Upper Austrian Government
      • Director of O.Ö. Energiesparverband
      • Member of the Austrian National Committee of the World Energy Council
      • Chairman of the Austrian committee (Ministry of Economy) on Energy Labelling
      • Lecturer at the University of Linz
      • Gerhard Dell has a degree (Dipl.-Ing.) and a post-graduate degree (PhDengineering, Dr.tech.) in Electrical Engineering and Energy Economics. He worked as researcher on renewable energy sources and energy efficiency projects at the Technical University Graz

      Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


        Julije Domac

        • Managing Director of the North-West Croatia Energy Agency
        • Before, Deputy Head of the Department for Renewable Energy at the Energy Institute Hrvoje Pozar in Zagreb, lead expert for the World Bank, project director and technical editor for FAO, expert evaluator for the European Commission and Task Manager for the International Energy Agency (IEA)
        • Focus on biomass energy, especially socio-economic modelling, biofuels, local communities and biomass conversion

        Speaker at the Solar Thermal Conference Wels


        Paul Dykes

        • Manager of the Renewable Energy Information Office (REIO) of Ireland’s national energy agency "Sustainable Energy Ireland" (SEI)
        • Before at the UK's Environment Agency, previously in the water industry (both Thames and Anglian Water)

        Speaker at the Solar Thermal Conference Wels


        Sorcha Edwards

        • Deputy Secretary General at CECODHAS, the European Liaison Committee for Social Housing
        • Fields: energy coordination, communication, coordination of the project “Power House Europe”

        Chairperson at the Conference "Building Renovation"


          Christiane Egger

          • Deputy manager of the O.Ö. Energiesparverband
          • Conference director of the World Sustainable Energy Days
          • Lawyer and environmental engineer with long-term experience in developing and implementing sustainable energy projects on international and regional levels

          Speaker at the European Pellet ConferenceSpeaker at the Solar Thermal Conference Wels


          Martin Elsberger

          • Since April 2006, policy officer in the Directorate General for Energy and Transport of the European Commission
          • From 2000 - 2006, deputy head of unit at the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport and Technology in Munich
          • Degree on mechanical engineering; Doctoral Thesis on an energy calculation method for air conditioned buildings

          Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


          Ian J. Finlayson

          • Manager of Buildings and Climate Programs at the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
          • Degree in economics and philosophy (Edinburgh University), Masters degree in environmental policy and urban planning (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

          Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"



          Robert Fischer

          • Since 2007 scientific employee and project manager at the Competence Centre for Typology and foresight planning in architecture (CCTP) at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
          • Cooperation in different architectural offices, practical experiences in timber construction and in solid construction and the preservation of monuments and historical buildings
          • Degree in architecture (Lucerne University School – Technology and Architecture)

          Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


          Jan Geiss

          • Secretary General of EUFORES - The European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources
          • Chair of the Board of the Sustainable Development Forum Germany
          • PhD in Political Science and Economics (University of Passau, Germany)

          Chairperson at the Conference "Building Renovation"


          Karin Haara

          • Since 1988 project manager for Svebio
          • Before, energy consultant for the company Novator
          • Master of Chemical Engineering (Royal Institute of Technology – KTH, Stockholm, Sweden)

          Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


          Reinhard Haas

          • Professor at the Institute of Electric Facilities and Energy Industry at the Vienna University of Technology
          • Research in the areas of dissemination strategies for renewables, sustainable energy systems, liberalisation vs. regulation of energy markets, energy figures and scenarios
          • Coordination of national and European projects

          Speaker at the Solar Thermal Conference Wels


          Roger Hackstock

          • Executive Manager at the Association Austria Solar
          • Before, personal assistant of the executive manager of the Austrian Energy Agency – E.V.A.
          • Degree in electric and environmental engineering (Technical University of Vienna)

          Speaker at the Solar Thermal Conference Wels


          Architect Blair Hamilton

          • Co-founder and Policy Director at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC)
          • Managing Director of Efficiency Vermont
          • Master degree in Architecture (McGill University)

          Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


          Patrick Hansen

          • Since 2003, scientific assistant at the JĂŒlich Research Centre, Institute of Energy Research (IEF), in the field of "Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation" (IEF-STE), Department of energy economics. Focus on energy supply in the building sector and the use of renewable energy sources
          • Degree in mechanical engineering and management (focus mechanical engineering) at the University Siegen, doctorate in mechanical engineering

          Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


          Werner Hansmann

          • International Marketing Director, Saint-Gobain Insulation
          • Vice-President EURIMA, European Insulation Manufacturers Association
          • Before, Managing Director at ISOVER Austria
          • Degree in economics

          Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


          Walter Haslinger

          • Manager of the small-scale-boilers area and of the location Wieselburg of the K1 Biomassekompetenzzentrum BIOENERGY 2020+
          • Key Researcher in the biomass technology field of the K-project “Future Building” of the Austrian initiative “Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies” – COMET
          • Degree in mechanical engineering, doctorate (Technical University of Vienna)

          Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


          Andoni Hidalgo

          • Communications and Public Affairs Manager at Eurima
          • Before, freelance consultant on EU Affairs
          • Law Degree, PhD in EU Affairs

          Chairperson at the Conference "Building Renovation"


          Patrick de Jamblinne

          • Consultant for Tuzetka - 2ZK, biomass supplier to industrial and municipal customers
          • Before, founder and partner of the EIC Group (Eastern Investment Centers), coaching SMEs in their development and expansion in Central Eastern Europe
          • Degree in Management and Finance (HEC Saint-Louis, Ecole de Commerce, Brussels)

          Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


          Rod Janssen

          • Chairman of the board of HELIO International
          • Member of the board of the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee)
          • Before, he has worked on energy and climate change programmes in economies in transition from central and eastern Europe as well as in developing countries

          Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


            Duncan Kerridge

            • Head of Technology at Dulas Biomass
            • Teaches at the Centre for Alternative Technology on their Renewable Energy MSc

            Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


            Claudia Kirsten

            • Since 2008 scientific employee at Deutsches BiomasseForschungsZentrum (DBFZ, Leipzig) in the field of biomass combustion with the focus on the treatment of natural products and the production of solid biomass fuels
            • Before, employee at the Technical University of Dresden, Institute of Food Technology and Bioprocess Engineering
            • Degree in chemical and biological process engineering (TU Bergakademie Freiberg)

            Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


            Ivana KlobuĆĄnĂ­kovĂĄ

            • Technical director of regional energy agency Energy Centre Ceske Budejovice (ECCB)
            • Master Degree in German and English, Teaching skills and Psychology (South Bohemian University in Ceske Budejovice)

            Speaker at the Solar Thermal Conference Wels


            Werner B. Koldehoff

            • Board Member BSW (German Solar Industry Association)
            • Since 2000, independent international consultant (management consulting, training, coaching)
            • Lecturer at the Boston Business School, SGMI Management Institute and the SMP Management Program (all St. Gallen, Switzerland)
            • Degree in chemistry and post-graduate studies in economics and business management (Mainz)

            Speaker at the Solar Thermal Conference Wels


            Emese KottĂĄsz

            • Policy Officer at the European Commission's Renewable Energy policy unit in DG Energy and Transport
            • Graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Masters degree in Environmental Assessment and Evaluation

            Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


              Vollrad Kuhn

              • Regional Energy Services Project Development Manager Europe and City Director Berlin of the Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program of the Clinton Climate Initiative of the William J. Clinton Foundation
              • Before, project manager for international know-how transfer with focus on contracting issues at the Berlin Energy Agency
              • Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture at the University of Rostock

              Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


              Bengt-Erik Löfgren

              • CEO of ÄFAB, Sweden
              • Founder of ÄFABusa und IRETI (International Renewable Energy Technical Institute located in USA)
              • Member of US Ambassador M. Wood’s "The One Big Thing- Group"

              Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


              Richard Loyen

              • General Secretary at Enerplan, French Solar Professional Association
              • Coordinator and partner of many European funded projects (DG TREN, Thermie, ALTENER, OPET, SOLARGE)
              • Member of the board of ESTIF

              Speaker at the Solar Thermal Conference Wels


              Rudi Maier

              • Director of SÜDWÄRME Gesellschaft fĂŒr Energlieferung AG
              • Degree in supply engineering and industrial engineering and management (FH Munich)

              Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


              Anke Mennenga

              • Since 2007 at the Bavarian Environment Agency (LFU), department for plant safety and energy efficiency
              • Before, scientific employee at the Max-Planck Institute of Bioinorganic Chemistry
              • Degree in chemistry (Bergische UniverstitĂ€t Wuppertal

              Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


                Alexander Morgenstern

                • Project manager at the Fraunhofer Institut ISE in Freiburg, Department of "thermal plants and building services"
                • Focus in the field of solar cooling
                • Degree in process technology and engineering (Technical University of Dresden), doctorate at the Brandenburgische Technische UniversitĂ€t Cottbus

                Speaker at the Solar Thermal Conference Wels


                Navratna Mal Nahar

                • Principal Scientist at the Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, India
                • Responsible for the research activities on solar thermal, provides consultancy to different organizations
                • Degree in Physics

                Speaker at the Solar Thermal Conference Wels


                Morten Neraas

                • Senior Vice President for Green Circle Bio Energy
                • Before, various management positions for entrepreneurial businesses in the U.S.
                • University degree, specializing in Business Management and Information Technology (Oslo)

                Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


                Jan Erik Nielsen

                • Head of department at PlanEnergi. Fields: large scale solar thermal plants, solar assisted district heating, quality assurance of solar thermal products, solar thermal standardisation and certification, solar thermal product development
                • Technical consultant to ESTIF
                • M.Sc. Mech. Engineering, Energy (Technical University of Denmark)

                Speaker at the Solar Thermal Conference Wels


                  Xavier Noyon

                  • Secretary General at the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF)
                  • Before, Senior Consultant Logos Public Affairs, Brussels
                  • Master in Law (University Potsdam), Master in European Public Affairs (Institute d’Etudes Politiques, Strasbourg)

                  Speaker at the Solar Thermal Conference Wels


                  Ingwald Obernberger

                  • Leader of the research group „Energetical biomass utilisation” at the Technical University Graz
                  • Since 1995 Managing Director, BIOS BIOENERGIESYSTEME GmbH
                  • Austria’s representative at the IEA, Bioenergy Agreement, Task 32
                  • Studies of process engineering, Technical University Graz, Austria

                  Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


                    Christine Öhlinger

                    • Head of Sector International Tasks at O.Ö. Energiesparverband
                    • Project management of international projects in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources, scientific work ranging from technical publications to the organisation of seminars and workshops.
                    • Diploma in law, post graduate training on energy & environmental advice

                    Chairperson at the Conference "Building Renovation"


                    Marit Otsing

                    • Member of the Council of the “Estonian Union of Cooperative Housing Associations” (EKL), board member and project manager in Baltic Union of Cooperative Housing Associations, coordination of international activities and project research
                    • Before, CEO of a Network of Estonian non-profit organizations
                    • Degree in educational science

                    Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


                    Joao Monney Paiva

                    • Professor at the Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Viseu, Portugal
                    • Present research interests: thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, renewable sources based energy production, solar drying
                    • PhD, FCT-UCoimbra, Portugal

                    Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


                    Annalisa Paniz

                    • Project manager at AIEL – Italian Agriforestry Energy Association
                    • Coordination of the creation of AIP – Italian Pellets Association and of "Pellet Gold", the unique pellet quality standard certification in Italy
                    • Organisation of the "First International Pellet Forum" in Italy in 2008
                    • Bachelor of Forestry and Environmental Science (University of Padova, Italy)

                    Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


                    Danny Parker

                    • Principal Research Scientist at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)
                    • Member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America program
                    • Implementation and monitoring of the first Zero Energy Home in Florida serving as the inspiration for the Zero Energy Homes program of the U.S. Department of Energy

                    Speaker at the Solar Thermal Conference Wels


                    Michael Paula

                    • Head of the Department of Energy and Environmental Technologies at the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, Austria
                    • Initiation of the “Austrian Strategieprozess ENERGIE 2050”
                    • R&D strategies in the field of technological sustainability

                    Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


                    David PĂ©rez

                    • Founder of the Spanish office of Eclareon, manager of the Eclareon office in Milan, Member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish PV Association (ASIF)
                    • Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Economics and Business Administration (ICADE, Madrid)

                    Speaker at the Solar Thermal Conference Wels


                      Irena PlockovĂĄ

                      • Head of the Green Investment Scheme Department, State Environmental Fund Czech Republic
                      • Before, head of Unit of Energy Production and Renewable Energy Sources, Ministry of Environment; Implementation of EPBD in the Czech Legislation, Ministry of Industry and Trade

                      Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


                      Heinz-Christian Plöderl

                      • Owner of PAUAT Architekten
                      • Co-founder of IG Passivhaus Upper Austria and IG Passivhaus Austria
                      • Degree in architecture (Technical University Vienna)

                      Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


                      Robin Post van der Burg

                      • Co-founder of Topell Energy
                      • Before, various positions for Arco Chemical and Lyondell in the Netherlands, USA and UK
                      • Master degree in chemical engineering (Delft University of Technology), MBA (Rotterdam School of Management)

                      Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


                        Francisco Puente Salve

                        • Coordinator of the Propellets cluster, Spain
                        • Leader of national working groups on biomass and solar thermal issues, expert at the Domoheat project (6th Framework Programme, European Commission)
                        • MSc Energy and Fuels Engineer (Polytechnic University Madrid)

                        Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


                        PĂ©ter PuskĂĄs

                        • Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Óbuda-BĂ©kĂĄsmegyer (Budapest, Hungary)
                        • Coordinated areas: healthcare, social housing, sports
                        • Project Leader in the renovation of a residential building with 880 flats in Óbuda

                        Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


                          Olga S. Rakitova

                          • Executive director of the National Bioenergy Union since 2007
                          • Before, bioenergy director in the Wood Industries Confederation of North-West Russia
                          • General director and chief editor of the magazine “The Bioenergy International, Russia” since 2006
                          • Master in Management, woodworking and forestry specialization (St. Petersburg State Forest Technical Academy), MBA-program in the Reutlingen University of Applied Science (Germany)

                          Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


                          Christian Rakos

                          • Since 2005, managing director of proPellets Austria
                          • Before, responsible for the issue renewable energy sources at the Energieverwertungsagentur
                          • Study of Physics, Philosophy and History

                          Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


                          Matthias Rommel

                          • Head of the „Institut fĂŒr Solartechnik SPF an der Hochschule Rapperswil“, Switzerland
                          • Before, head of the unit “solar collectors and applications” at the Fraunhofer Institut fĂŒr Solare Energiesysteme in Freiburg
                          • Degree in physics (Technical University Darmstadt, Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg)

                          Speaker at the Solar Thermal Conference Wels


                            Claire Roumet

                            • Secretary General of CECODHAS, the European Committee for Social Housing
                            • Graduated in economics, post-graduate in European policies (IEP, University of Strasbourg)

                            Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


                            MEP Paul RĂŒbig

                            • Since 1996, member of the European Parliament
                            • Foundation of companies in Germany, France and Great Britain
                            • Studies of business administration, marketing and production technologies (University of Linz)

                            Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


                              Zheng Ruicheng

                              • Professor at the China Academy of Building Research
                              • Chief Engineer, National Center for Quality Supervision and Testing of Solar Heating Systems (Beijing)
                              • Director of the Committee of Solar Thermal Conversion at the China Renewable Energy Society and Regular Member at the International Solar Energy Society
                              • Master Degree in Engineering

                              Speaker at the Solar Thermal Conference Wels


                              Fritjof Salvesen

                              • Managing Director of KanEnergi AS, Oslo
                              • Operating Agent of the IEA Solar heating and cooling (SHC), Task 37 “Housing Renovation with Solar and Conservation”
                              • Founder (1981) and first chairman of the Norwegian Solar Energy Society
                              • Master in Mechanical Engineering (Norwegian Institute of Technology NTH)

                              Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


                              Jorge Jové Sandoval

                              • Chief of the solar energy area at the ENTE REGIONAL DE LA ENERGÍA DE CASTILLA Y LEÓN (EREN)
                              • Before, technical manager of solar department at Made Tecnologias Renovables, manufacturer of solar termal collectors and wind turbines
                              • Industrial engineer (University of Valladolid), HVAC engineering specialist (University of Valladolid)

                              Speaker at the Solar Thermal Conference Wels


                              Radmilo Savic

                              • Executive Manager at JKP „Beogradske elektrane“
                              • Before, director for production and distribution JKP „Beogradske elektrane“
                              • Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Belgrade)

                              Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


                              Beate Schmidt

                              • Chairwoman of the board of the “Deutscher Energieholz- und Pelletverband”, DEPV
                              • Member of the board of ÖkoFEN Germany
                              • Before, project manager of the information and marketing campaign “Aktion Holzpellets” at the Ministry for Environment in DĂŒsseldorf in Nordrhein-Westfalen

                              Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


                              Matti Sihvonen

                              • Since 2008, owner of the consultant company MS Wood Industry Consulting Ltd.
                              • Before, senior-vice president of strategy and business development in Finnforest Ltd.
                              • Degree in forest products marketing (Helsinki University)

                              Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


                              Lauri Sikanen

                              • Professor of energy pellet research at the University of Eastern Finland
                              • Before, working at the Finish Forest Research Institute (Metla)
                              • Participated in forest energy R&D-projects in Finland, Germany, Italy, Scotland and Iceland

                              Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


                              Richard Sikkema

                              • Researcher at the Copernicus Institute of the Utrecht University
                              • Before, finance and policy officer at the ministry for agriculture, nature and food quality
                              • Degree in forestry (Wageningen Agricultural University, Utrecht)

                              Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


                              George Stammers

                              • Since 2007, Programme Director for CO2Sense
                              • Before, management of larger contracting operations, e.g. implementation of a regional wood pellet mill
                              • MBA from Cranfield School of Management

                              Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


                              Wolfgang Stelte

                              • Doctoral candidate at the Biosystems Department at the Technical University of Denmark
                              • Before, research engineer at LuleĂ„ University of Technology, Sweden
                              • Studies in Biochemistry and Life Science (Hanover University)

                              Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


                              Gerhard Stryi-Hipp

                              • In the management team of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, head of Energy Policy, Group Leader Solar Thermal Collectors and Applications
                              • Before, managing director of the German Solar Industry Association BSW-Solar
                              • Physicist degree ( University of Freiburg)

                              Speaker at the Solar Thermal Conference Wels


                              Jill Stuckey

                              • Director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Energy (COI-Energy)
                              • Before, state’s Director of Alternative Fuels at the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA)
                              • Degree in business administration (Ohio University)

                              Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


                                Stefano Tavolo

                                • Sales Engineer at the Biomass Department of Turboden in Brescia, Italy
                                • Degree in Mechanical Engineering (University Politecnico di Milano)

                                Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


                                Uwe Trenkner

                                • Independent management consultant in the solar thermal industry, focussing on strategy and markets
                                • Before, Secretary General at the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF),
                                • Degree in political science and economics (Free University of Berlin and the University of Minnesota, USA)

                                Chairperson at the Solar Thermal Conference Wels


                                MEP Claude Turmes

                                • Since 1999 member of the Green/EFA (European Free Alliance) in the European Parliament
                                • Since 2002 vice-president of the Green/EFA
                                • Launch of the concept "Energy Intelligent Europe"

                                Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


                                Wim van Helden

                                • Owner of Wim van Helden Renewable Heat
                                • One of the Operating Agents of the IEA joint Task 42/24 on Compact Thermal Energy Storage
                                • Lecturer at the Eindhoven University of Technology

                                Speaker at the Solar Thermal Conference Wels


                                Martijn van Vis

                                • Senior Consultant BTG Biomass Technology Group, Enschede
                                • Adviser of the European Commission on biomass sustainability criteria and certification systems
                                • M.Sc. in Technology & Society (Eindhoven University of Technology)

                                Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


                                  Vít Vaníček

                                  • President of the Czech and Moravian Housing Cooperative Union
                                  • Active in the field of housing co-operatives since 1974
                                  • Degree in civil engineering (Czech Technical University in Prague)

                                  Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


                                  Harry Verhaar

                                  • Senior Director Energy & Climate Change at Philips Lighting
                                  • Head of the global Energy Efficiency Program "Green Switch"
                                  • Previously responsible for the marketing activities of the professional lamps activities in Europe

                                  Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


                                  Albrecht von Sydow

                                  • CEO of Woodstone USA, a wood pellets manufacturing firm
                                  • Director and Co-Founder of the Biomass Thermal Energy Council in Washington D.C.
                                  • Degree in law and economics (University of Freiburg, Germany) and International Relations (Georgetown University)

                                  Speaker at the European Pellet Conference


                                  Kierson Wise

                                  • Senior Project Manager at Severn Wye Energy Agency (SWEA)
                                  • Bachelor in Geography (University of Sussex), Master in Science “Climate Change and Sustainable Development” (DeMontfort University, Leicester)

                                  Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"


                                  Grzegorz Wisniewski

                                  • Managing director of the Institute or Renewable Energy (EC BREC IEO) in Warsaw, Poland
                                  • Member of the ManagEnergy Reflection Group (MERG Chairman 2007/2008
                                  • Graduated in mechanical and process engineering (Warsaw University of Technology) and in organisation and management (Warsaw University)

                                  Speaker at the Solar Thermal Conference Wels


                                  Theodor Zillner

                                  • Deputy head of the division for energy and environmental technologies at the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT)
                                  • Programm manager of the impulse programme “Haus der Zukunft” (house of the future)
                                  • Chair of the executive committee of the European network "ERACOBUILD"
                                  • Degree in mechanical and process engineering (Technical University Vienna)

                                  Speaker at the Conference "Building Renovation"