Speakers 2020

Siegfried Aigner

  • Managing Partner, Aigner Energie Contracting, Austria
  • 18 years‚Äô experience in biomass heat contracting, the realisation of heat plants and district heating systems, quality auditor and international consulting
  • Degree in Chemical and Process Engineering, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

Henrik Båge

  • CEO and Co-Founder, Phoenix BioiPower, Sweden
  • Previously, Business Development Manager, SolTech Energy, Sweden
  • Master‚Äôs degree in Politcal Science and Economics, Uppsala University, Sweden

Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

Stefan Baumann

  • Key Account Manager, The Mobility House, Germany
  • Previously, certified electromobility consultant and sales specialist, BMW/MINI
  • BA in Business Administration

Speaker of the Smart E-Mobility Conference

Gottfried Baumann-Leitner

  • Sales and Export Manager, Windhager, Austria
  • Over 9 years of experience in international sales of biomass heating solutions
  • Degree in Engineering

Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

Martin Bentele

  • Managing Director, Deutscher Energieholz- und Pellet-Verband (DEPV), Germany
  • Managing Director, Deutsches Pelletinstitut (DEPI), Germany
  • Degree in Forestry, Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany

Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

Ulrike Beyer

  • Head of Task Force Hydrogen and Scientific Advisor, Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU), Germany
  • Previously, Project Manager, Simufact Engineering, Germany
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Technische Universit√§t Chemnitz, Germany

Speaker of the Smart E-Mobility Conference

Adam Brown

  • Managing Director, Energy Insights, UK
  • Previously, Senior Energy Analyst focussing on renewable energy policy and technology issues, IEA
  • PhD in Chemical Physics, University of Cambridge, UK

Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

Martina Caminada  

  • Managing Director, proPellets.ch, Switzerland
  • Previously, Forestry department of the Canton of St. Gallen and Research Associate, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Master‚Äôs degree in Environmental Science, ETH Z√ľrich, Switzerland

Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

Anna Camp Casanovas

  • Coordinator Energy and Climate Programme, Provincial Council of Girona, Catalonia/Spain
  • Previously, Associate Professor, University of Girona; Project Manager at CILMA, Girona‚Äôs network for environmental initiatives, Catalonia/Spain
  • Degree in Environmental Science, Universitat Aut√≤noma de Barcelona; MA in Environmental Science and Urban Planning, University of Girona, Catalonia/Spain

Speaker of the Green Financing Workshop

Lluc Canals Casals         

  • Post-doc researcher, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC), Spain
  • Expert for the Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology Collaboration Programme
  • Doctorate degree, Universitat Polit√®cnica de Catalunya, Spain

Speaker of the Smart E-Mobility Conference

Maria del Mar Rojas

  • EP100 Senior Campaign Manager, The Climate Group, UK
  • Previously, Programme Manager, FARMroots, GrowNYC, USA
  • MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development, University College London, UK

Speaker of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference

Gerhard Dell

  • Energy Commissioner to the Upper Austrian Government, Director of O√Ė Energiesparverband 
  • Lecturer at the University of Linz 
  • Doctorate and post-graduate degrees (PhD engineering, Dr. tech.) in Electrical Engineering and Energy Economics

Speaker of the European Pellet Conference
Speaker of the Energy Efficiency Policy Conference
Speaker of the Smart E-Mobility Conference

Irene di Padua

  • Policy Officer for renewables and energy efficiency and Coordinator of the RHC-ETIP working group on 100% renewable industries, Solar Heat Europe/ESTIF, Belgium
  • Previously, Communications Assistant, EUBIA European Biomass Industry Association, Belgium
  • MA in European Studies, Institute of EU studies, ULB/Belgium; Degree in Diplomatic Studies and International Relations, University of Trieste, Italy

Speaker of the Energy Efficiency Policy Conference

Tobias Distler

  • Deputy Head of Research and Development, Amandus Kahl, Germany
  • Previously, Research Associate in the fields of energy generation, power plant technology and biomass as well as Development Engineer in the fields of biomass, animal feed and recycling
  • Degree in Engineering

Speaker of the European Pellet Conference  

Ion Dogeanu 

  • Executive Director, AEEPM ‚Äď Local Energy Agency Bucharest, Romania
  • Previously, Executive Director Public Utilities, Bucharest District 1, Romania
  • PhD in Economics; Master's degree in Business and Territorial Management, University D‚ÄôArtois, France

Speaker of the Workshop "New opportunities for energy agencies"

Jayson Dong

  • Policy Manager, European Association for Electromobility (AVERE)
  • Previously, Policy Officer at Smart Energy Demand Coalition (SmartEN), Belgium
  • MSc in Politics and Government in the European Union, London School of Economics, UK

Speaker of the Smart E-Mobility Conference

Mia Dragovińá Matosovińá

  • Energy Efficiency Expert, Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy (IEECP), The Netherlands
  • Previously, Senior Researcher, Energy Institute Hrvoje Pozar, Croatia
  • MBA, Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin (Germany); Bachelor of Science, Rochester Institue of Technology (USA) 

Speaker of the Green Financing Workshop

Christiane Egger

  • Deputy Manager of the O√Ė Energiesparverband and Manager of the Cleantech-Cluster Energy
  • Conference director of the World Sustainable Energy Days
  • Degrees in Law (University of Graz) and Environmental Engineering (Technical University of Graz)

Speaker of the European Pellet Conference
Speaker of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference
Speaker of the European Energy Efficiency Conference

Werner Emhofer  

  • Sales Manager Export, Fr√∂ling, Austria
  • 15 years of experience in the sales of biomass heating systems
  • Degree in Economics, Johannes Kepler Universit√§t Linz, Austria 

Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

Daniel Encinas Martín

  • Technical Coordinator, Regional Energy Agency of Extremadura (AGENEX), Spain
  • Previously, Project Engineer in energy and industry
  • Degree in Industrial Engineering, University of Seville; Master‚Äôs degree in Research in Engineering and Architecture, University of Extremadura; Degree in Integrated Management of Environment and Quality, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain

Speaker of the Workshop "New opportunities for energy agencies"

Alex Epik

  • Senior Consultant SEC "Biomass" and Researcher, Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU)
  • Work experience in the fields of climate change and energy policies and of pyrolysis and solid biomass combustion investigation 
  • MSc and BSc in Thermophysics

Speaker of the Energy Efficiency Policy Conference
Speaker of the Young Biomass Researchers Conference

Robet Feldmann

  • Senior Expert, Resource Productive Operations & Analytics, McKinsey, Germany
  • Previously, Managing Director, N-ERGIE Energieeffizienz; Managing Director, Azur Solar Systems, UK; Head of Cleantech Europe, Deloitte
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, Graz University of Technology, Austria; MBA, IESE Business School Barcelona, Spain

Speaker of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference



 Assen Gasharov

  • Senior Expert on Energy Efficiency, European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • Previously, Senior Expert on Energy and Climate, European Commission and Programme Manager for Knowledge Transfer, International Energy Agency (IEA) 
  • MSc in Environmental Management, University of Oxford/UK and MSc in Environmental Policy, Central European University/Hungary

Speaker of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference

Speaker of the Green Financing Workshop

Gilles Gauthier

  • Business Development & Membership Director and EPC Manager, Bioenergy Europe; General Manager, European Pellet Council (EPC)
  • Previously, Coordinator of the Belgian Biomass Valorisation Association (ValBiom)
  • Degree in Industrial Engineering with specialisation in agriculture and environment

Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

Jan Geiss

  • Secretary General of EUFORES ‚Äď The European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources
  • Previously, President of the Renewable Energy House, Brussels 
  • Dipl.-Kulturwirt; PhD in Political Science and Economics, University of Passau, Germany

Chairperson of the Energy Efficiency Policy Conference

Saki Gerassis

  • Policy and Data Officer, DG Mobility and Transport, European Commission 
  • Previously, Research Engineer, University of Vigo, Spain; IT Risk Banking Analyst, European Central Bank, Germany
  • PhD in Data analysis and decision making in the mining industry, University of Vigo, Spain

Speaker of the Smart E-Mobility Conference

Javier Gil Barnó

  • R&D Director Biomass Department, National Renewable Energy Centre (CENER), Spain
  • Previously, Head of Thermochemical Applications Service, CENER, Spain 
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

Irina Gilfanova

  • Senior Sustainability Consultant, Energy & Sustainability Services, Schneider Electric, Hungary
  • Previously, Research Assistant, Central European University, Hungary
  • MSc in Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University/Hungary and University of Manchester/UK

Speaker of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference

Martin Hackl

  • Global Director Business Unit Solar Energy, Fronius International, Austria
  • Speaker of the Company Advisory Board, Cleantech-Cluster Upper Austria

Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

 

 

Marielen Haider-Madl

  • Senior Project Manager, TIGER Coatings, Austria
  • Previously, Energy Efficiency Technician, Wien Energie, Austria
  • Engineering degree in Energy and Environment Management

Speaker of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference

Adam Harvey

    • Professor of Process Intensification and Head of the Process Intensification Group, Newcastle University, UK
    • Research in the fields of biofuel processing, reactor design and non-thermal plasmas, particularly on the intensification of various biofuel processes
    • PhD from the University of Edinburgh, UK; MEng Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

    Anton Hofer

    • Product Manager and Head of Marketing, Hargassner, Austria
    • Over 35 years of experience in the biomass sector 
    • Degree in Engineering

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

    RadoŇ° Hor√°ńćek

    • Team Leader General Energy Efficiency Team, DG Energy, European Commission 
    • Since 2015, responsible for the development and implementation of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive
    • Degrees in Economics and European Law, Universities in Germany UK and Belgium

    Speaker of the Workshop "New opportunities for energy agencies"
    Speaker of the Energy Efficiency Policy Conference

    Wolfgang Hribernik

    • Head of the Center for Energy, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Austria
    • Coordinator of the NEFI (New Energy for Industry) Programme
    • Doctorate in Technical Sciences, ETH Z√ľrich, Switzerland; Degree in Electrical Engineering, Technische Universit√§t Wien, Austria

    Speaker of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference

    Anette Jahn 

    • Head of Sector, Energy Efficiency Unit, European Commission, EASME
    • Previously, Head of Sector, Renewable Energy Unit and Policy Officer, DG Energy, European Commission
    • Master of Arts in International Politics, Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; Degree in Economics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

    Speaker of the Energy Efficiency Policy Conference
    Speaker of the workshop "New opportunities for energy agencies"

     Sergio A. Jaimes Rueda

    • PhD student in Chemical Engineering, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
    • Previously, Assistant Professor and Researcher, Universidade Estadual do Rio Grande do Sul and Universidade Tecnol√≥gica Federal do Paran√°, Brazil
    • Master‚Äôs degree in Mechanical Engineering, Universidade Federal do Par√°, Brazil; Bachelor‚Äôs degree in Electronic Engineering, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

    Mihkel Jugaste

    • Head of Quality and Certification Systems, Graanul Invest Group,  Estonia
    • Member of the Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) Standards Committee
    • Master‚Äôs degree in Environmental Management and Cleaner Production, Tallinn Technical University, Estonia; Bachelor‚Äôs degree in Civil Engineering, University of Exeter, UK 

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

    Hannes Jungmair

    • Manager Global Facility Management, Starlim Spritzguss, Austria
    • Previously, Head of IT and Head of Facility, Starlim Sterner
    • Degree in IT and Organisation 

    Speaker of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference

    Jaroslav Klus√°k

    • Senior Energy Manager, City of LitomńõŇôice, Czech Republic
    • Previous work experience as energy consultant
    • Doctorate in Environmental Economics

    Speaker of the Green Financing Workshop

    BoŇ°tjan Krajnc

    • Managing Director, Energy Agency of Savinjska, ҆aleŇ°ka and KoroŇ°ka Region (KSSENA), Croatia
    • Over 15 years of experience in carrying out energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for the Municipality of Velenje and in the implementation of the Local Energy Concepts of the Region
    • BSc in Mechanical Engineering

    Speaker of the Workshop "New opportunities for energy agencies"

     Anna Kr√§mer

    • EU Project Advisor, Cities Northern Netherlands EU Office, Brussels
    • Joint Master‚Äôs degree in European Studies, University of Groningen (The Netherlands) / Georg-August Universit√§t G√∂ttingen (Germany)

    Speaker of the Green Financing Workshop

     Vlasta Krmelj

    • Director of the Regional Energy Agency of Podravje (ENERGAP) and Mayor of the Municipality Selnica ob Dravi, Slovenia
    • Expert in the fields of sustainable energy use and renewable energy sources, energy management and financing energy projects
    • PhD in Chemical Engineering

    Speaker of the Energy Efficiency Policy Conference

    Pia Alina Lange

    • Head of Internal & External Communications, European Industry Association for Advanced Rechargeable batteries (RECHARGE)
    • Previously, Communications Adviser, TGW Future Foundation, Austria
    • Master‚Äôs degree in Economic Science, Johannes Kepler Universit√§t Linz, Austria 

    Speaker of the Smart E-Mobility Conference

    Sofiia Levinska

    • Project Manager and PR Manager, Bioenergy Association of Ukraine; Junior Consultant, Scientific Engineering Centre "Biomass", Ukraine
    • Previously, Leading Engineer, Department of Thermophysical Bioenergy Problems, National Academy of Science of Ukraine (NASU), Ukraine
    • Master‚Äôs degree in Heat and Power Engineering, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

    Bruce Lisle

    • CEO, President and Founder of Energex, USA
    • Previously, Director and President of the Pellet Fuels Institute
    • Bachelor of Science, University of Denver, USA

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

    Kenny Lisle

    • Business Development Manager, Energex Corporation, USA
    • Previously, Sales Associate and Quality Control Manager, Energex Corporation, USA
    • Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics with minor in Business, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

    Thomas Meth

    • Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Co-Founder, Enviva, USA; Chairman of the United States Industrial Pellet Association
    • Previously, Executive Vice President and General Manager Europe, Intrinergy Inc.
    • MBA, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia, USA

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference



    Gordon Murray

    • Executive Director, Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC)
    • Board Member of the European Pellet Council; Member of the Steering Committee, Biomass Power Group of the UK Renewable Energy Association; Member of the Stakeholder Advisory Group of the Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP)
    • Bachelor of Science in Forestry, University of British Columbia, Canada

    Speaker and chairperson of the European Pellet Conference

    Michael Nagl

    • Region of Upper Austria, Directorate Environment and Water Management, Department of Environmental Protection, Austria
    • Head of the Unit Strategic Energy Planning
    • Master‚Äôs of Engineering degree in Process Technology

    Chairperson of the Smart E-Mobility Conference

    Ulrike Nuscheler

    • Project Adviser, European Commission, EASME
    • Previously, Policy Officer, DG Energy, European Commission
    • Master of Arts degree in Political Science

    Speaker of the Energy Efficiency Policy Conference

    Christine √Ėhlinger

    • Head of Sector International Tasks, O√Ė Energiesparverband, Austria
    • Project management of international projects in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy
    • Diploma in Law, postgraduate training on energy & environmental advice

    Speaker of the Green Financing Workshop

    Meri Olenius

    • Leader of the Smart Energy Solutions Research Team, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Finland
    • MSc student in Management and Information Technology, Tampere University, Finnland
    • BSc in Chemical Engineering, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Finnland;

    Speaker of the Energy Efficiency Policy Conference

    Herbert Ortner

    • Founder and Managing Director of √ĖkoFEN Forschungs- und Entwicklungs, Austria
    • Pioneer in the field of biomass boilers. √ĖkoFEN developed and market launched the first pellet-heating in Austria in the 1990s
    • Studies in Engineering                               

    Speaker of the Smart E-Mobility Conference

    Adam Pawelas

    • Director Supply Chain Sustainability & Environment, Carlsberg Supply Company, Switzerland
    • Previously, Environmental and Facility Advisor, Metro Group Buying, Poland/Germany
    • Post-graduate trainings in energy management; Master‚Äôs degree in Environmental Science, Warsaw University (Poland)/Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)

    Speaker of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference

    Richard Peberdy

    • Vice-President for Sustainability, Drax Group, UK
    • Over 30 years of experience in the forest industry in the United Kingdom and USA

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

    Lurian Pires Klein

    • PhD student on sustainable energy systems, University of Coimbra/MIT Portugal Initiative, Portugal
    • Work experience as Project Manager & Innovation Analyst, Virtual Power Solutions (VPS), Portugal, and Operations Director at Movimento 90o, Brazil
    • Bachelor‚Äôs degree in Civil Engineering

    Speaker of the Energy Efficiency Policy Conference
    Speaker of the Young Energy Efficiency Researchers Conference

    Francisco Puente

    • Business Development Director, ESCAN Energy Consulting, Spain
    • Previously, Lecturer on Energy Resources and Technologies, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
    • PhD in Industrial Engineering, University of Vigo; Executive MBA, EOI Business School; MSc in Energy and Fuels Engineering, Politechnic University of Madrid, Spain

    Speaker of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference

    J√ľrgen Rennar

    • Procurement Specialist, SAP, Germany
    • Responsible for SAP‚Äôs global e-mobility strategy as well as finance and accounting related to SAP‚Äôs global car fleet 
    • BA in Business Administration, Duale Hochschule Baden-W√ľrttemberg (DHBW) Mannheim, Germany

    Speaker of the Smart E-Mobility Conference

    Nina Riehle-Hussain

    • Senior Sustainability Specialist, Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, United Arab Emirates 
    • Previously, Sustainability Consultant, WSP, United Arab Emirates
    • MSc in Civil Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Germany

    Speaker of the Energy Efficiency Policy Conference

    Pablo Rodero

    • Responsible of biofuels certification for AVEBIOM, Spain; President of the European Pellet Council; Director of Bioenergy Europe (former AEBIOM)
    • Expert on bioenergy and solid biomass quality
    • Master‚Äôs degree in Forestry Engineering, Universidad Polit√©nica de Madrid, Spain

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

    Olivier Roussel

    • Head of Development of renewable energy projects, SEM Energies Hauts-de-France, France
    • 19 years of experience in small hydropower project development
    • Degree in Agricultural Engineering, √Čcole Nationale Sup√©rieure d‚ÄôAgronomie et des Industries Alimentaires, France; Master‚Äôs degree in Population and Ecosystem Biology, Facult√© Libre des Sciences de Lille, France

    Speaker of the Green Financing Workshop

    Christian Schlagitweit

    • Responsible for market surveys and the national management of the quality seal ENplus, ProPellets, Austria
    • Studies in history, political science and sociology, Technische Universit√§t Wien, Austria.

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

    Christoph Schmidl

    • Key Researcher, BEST - Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies (formerly Bioenergy 2020+); Head of Master Programme "Renewable Energy Systems and Technical Energy Management", University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt, Austria
    • Previously, Unit Head Small-scale Combustion Systems, Bioenergy 2020+, Austria
    • Doctorate in Technical Chemistry, Technische Universit√§t Wien, Austria

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

    Ming Shan

    • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Building Science, Tsinghua University, China
    • 10 years of experience on building energy efficiency and renewable energy utilisation
    • Doctorate in Building Science and Degree in Civil Engineering 

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

    Michael Sillén

    • Manager, Storsthlm Energy Agency, Sweden
    • Over 20 years of experience as an expert and consultant in the fields of renewable energy, climate policy and sustainable urban development
    • Degree in Social Science, University of Lund, Sweden

    Speaker of the workshop "New opportunities for energy agencies"

    Andrius Smaliukas

    • CEO, Baltpool Biomass Exchange (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Denmark, Finland)
    • 12 years of experience in the financial sector and regulated markets
    • Master‚Äôs degree in Law and Economics, Vilnius University, Lithuania

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

    Nicholas Stancioff

    • Member of Management Board of "Funding For Future" (The Netherlands) and of the Latvian Building Energy Efficiency Fund (LABEEF) 
    • Previously, Chairman, Intercapital Property Development Company (ICPD)  
    • MBA, University of Virginia, USA; BA in Literature and Mathematics, American University in Washington DC, USA

    Speaker of the Green Financing Workshop

    Jeremy Sung

    • Energy Analyst, Energy Efficiency Division, International Energy Agency (IEA)
    • Experience as energy and climate change analyst in the UK and Vietnam and in electricity-sector emissions projections, energy efficiency policy and carbon pricing for the Australian Government  
    • MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation, London School of Economics, UK; BA, University of Sydney, Australia

    Speaker of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference

    Roel Swierenga

    • Chairman, Hansa Green Tour Foundation, The Netherlands
    • Director of Hanze Development, Cleantech Acceleration Consultancy, The Netherlands
    • Degrees in International Governance, Export Management, Strategic Business Development and Social Enterprises, The Netherlands

    Speaker of the Smart E-Mobility Conference

    Julie Tucker

    • National Lead for Renewable Wood Energy, United States Forest Service, USA
    • Previously, environmental engineering consultant and attorney for industry, government, and non-profits
    • Juris Doctor, North Carolina Central University School of Law, USA; Bachelor of Engineering, Vanderbilt University, USA

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

    Hannes Tuohiniitty

    • CEO, Finnish Pellet Energy Association; President, Bioenergy Europe; Sector Manager, Bioenergy Association of Finland
    • Previously, Executive Director, Finnish Pellet Energy Association, Finland 
    • Bachelor  of Environmental Management and Agriculture, Laurea Polytechnic, Finland; studying for a master‚Äôs degree in Business Development on Bioeconomy, H√§me University of Applied Sciences, Finland

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

    Alexander Van Heuverswyn

    • Sales Manager, PetroBio, Sweden
    • Previously, Sales and Marketing Director, XANT, Belgium
    • MBA, Vlekho/KU Leuven, Belgium; Bachelor‚Äôs degree in Mechanical Engineering, Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven, Belgium

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

    Lakshmishree Venugopal

    • Consultant for sustainable building design & energy efficiency, Transsolar Klima Engineering, Germany
    • Previously, Architect, Hasta Architects India
    • MSc in Climadesign, Technical University of Munich, Germany; B.Architecture, University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE), Bangalore University, India

    Speaker of the Energy Efficiency Policy Conference

    Eric Vial

    • Director of Propellet France; Manager of the French association for biomass boilers (SFCB), President of the European Pellet Council; Board Member of the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM)
    • Previously, founder of Caloribois, France 
    • Bachelor of Business Administration, ESDES, France 

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

    √Čtienne Vi√©not

    • Project Manager of European and International Affairs, Auvergne Rh√īne-Alpes √Čnergie Environnement (AURA-EE), France
    • Expertise in energy data collection and dissemination to public authorities through regional energy observatory
    • Master‚Äôs degree in Geography, University of La R√©union, France, Degree in Sustainable Energy, Asder, France

    Speaker of the workshop "New opportunities for energy agencies"

    Alen ViŇ°njińá

    • Director of Medjimurje Energy Agency (MENEA), Croatia
    • Professional experience in energy projects and strategic & financial management
    • Master‚Äôs degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Zagreb, Croatia

    Speaker of the workshop "New opportunities for energy agencies"

    Savvas Vlachos

    • Director, Cyprus Energy Agency, Cyprus
    • 12 years of experience in environmental engineering, energy auditing, developing Sustainable Energy and Climate Plans, energy efficiency of buildings, financial engineering, project management and training
    • Master of Engineering degrees in Civil Engineering (University of Cyprus, Cyprus) and in Environmental Engineering (Technical University of Crete, Greece)

    Speaker of the workshop "New opportunities for energy agencies"

    Giulio Volpi

    • Coordinator of the bioenergy policy, European Commission, Directorate General for Energy
    • Previously, Directorate General for Environment
    • Master in Environmental Management, Master in Political Science

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

    Franz Weinberger

    • Head of Marketing and Communication, MAN Truck & Bus, Austria
    • Over 40 years of experience in the commercial vehicle industry

    Speaker of the Smart E-Mobility Conference

    Maximilian Weitzer

    • Research Associate, FAU Erlangen-N√ľrnberg, Germany
    • Working on the topic of carnot-batteries in the working group Combustion & Gasification of Biomass
    • Master‚Äôs degree in Mechanical Engineering, FAU Erlangen-N√ľrnberg, Germany

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

    Stefan Wittkopf

    • Professor, Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (HSWT), Germany
    • Peviously, Expert for the Bavarian State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forests, Germany
    • Doctorate degree from the Technical University of Munich and graduate degree in Forestry from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit√§t M√ľnchen, Germany

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

    Fredrik Zetterlund

    • Program Manager Biopower and Heat, Swedish Bioenergy Association (Svebio) and Secretary General, Swedish Pellet Association
    • Previously, Project Manager and Senior Consultant for energy and waste, Ramboll, Sweden
    • MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

    Speaker of the European Pellet Conference

    Theodor Zillner

    • Deputy Head, Division for energy and environmental technologies, Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK)
    • Programme manager of the impulse programme "Stadt der Zukunft" (city of the future)
    • Degree in Mechanical and Process Engineering, Technische Universit√§t Wien, Austria

    Speaker of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Conference