European Conference Energy and Infrastructure Global Conference 2018


Kickstart the Energy Transition – Remove Bottlenecks in Energy Infrastructure and Unlock Market Potentials Clean and Secure Energy Through Innovative Technologies and Finance

We are in the midst of a substantive transition to clean energy and a more efficient use of energy. A variety of international initiatives – the European Energy Strategy 2030, the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative and Sustainable Energy for All to name but a few – are setting the course for an efficient and sustainable future of energy. Creating an efficient energy infrastructure as well as guaranteeing energy security while fostering renewable alternatives are key to a successful energy transition. While energy generation remains a cornerstone of a green transition, the efficient use and storage of power and heat are gaining importance for the energy transition. These challenges require countries and economies across the globe to cooperate in an unprecedented manner. Political momentum and the availability of billions of funding will unlock business potentials in the fields of renewables and energy efficiency. However, in order to overcome barriers to the future of energy, businesses and public authorities face a variety of challenges:

  • How can we effectively foster a sustainable and secure energy supply?
  • How can we enable and renew the energy infrastructure?
  • How can public investments activate private capital for a sustainable future?

More details
about this event:

Become Part of an Energetic Future
The Global Energy and Infrastructure Conference 2018 brings together high-level experts from key institutions and practitioners from across Europe, Central Asia and Africa. By providing insights into funding landscapes, hands-on implementation knowledge and opportunities to network with public and private partners, we provide a valuable platform for best-practice exchange and business matchmaking. The opportunity for exchange with high-level speakers and participants will facilitate face-to-face learning between key stakeholders from within the energy and energy infrastructure sectors. Among others, the following questions will be addressed during the conference:

  • Which cross-cutting challenges and solutions need to be solved for a green and secure future of energy?
  • How to find the right partners for solid and sustainable project implementation?
  • How to blend public and private finance?
  • How can energy security be ensured?
  • Who provides the key infrastructure for centralised energy systems?
  • What role can Public-Private-Partnerships play in the financing of energy systems?
  • Does fossil energy still have a role to play during the transition?
  • Which financing models can best revive your energy infrastructure?
  • How to effectively blend private and public finance for large scale energy and infrastructure projects?
  • How to facilitate market development for energy and heat efficiency?
  • Which international and European finance can you tap for your energy and energy infrastructure projects?
  • How to reduce barriers to private financing?
  • How to foster job creation through the energy transition?
  • How can you ensure cost-efficient electrification through off-grid facilities?
  • How to find the right partners for solid and sustainable project implementation?
  • How to ensure energy safety while transitioning to renewables in the midterm?
  • How to decrease the cost of capital through blending schemes?
  • What energy / infrastructure investment needs and business potentials currently exist in Africa, Central Asia and Europe?
  • Is there a role to play for fossil energy during the energy transition?

Who is this seminar for?

CEOs, Directors, High Level Public Servants and further Experts and Energy Professionals from
institutions and organisations such as:

  • Central and regional business and development agencies
  • National Investment, Development and Private Banks
  • National and regional ministries and agencies in the fields of Energy, Environment, Agriculture, Regional Development, Infrastructure and Research
  • Energy Service Companies (ESCOs)
  • Public and private energy providers
  • Private companies/SMEs
  • Technology clusters
  • Agencies for development cooperation
  • International, European and national organisations and NGOs
  • Higher Education Institutions and research institutes

Our international experts
from the public sector:

Marc Buchmann
Marc BuchmannProgramme Manager, Unit for Sustainable Energy and Climate Change in the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission
Lawalley  Cole
Lawalley ColeExecutive Director, Coalition on Media and Education for Development Africa Forum (CAFOR)
Christiane  Golling
Christiane GollingTeamleader Integrated Energy and Energy Storage, German Energy Agency
Matthias Haase
Matthias HaaseSenior Research Scientist, International Energy Agency – Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme; SINTEF Building and Infrastructure
Ursula Hillbrand
Ursula HillbrandStrategic Process Designer and Founder of Salonhosting, Former Process Innovator at Secretariat-General, European Commission, Art of Hosting Salonhosting
Daniel  Jäger
Daniel JägerBusiness Development Manager, Pfisterer Kontaktsysteme GmbH
Lennart  Kuntze
Lennart KuntzeAssociate Programme Officer, International Renewable Energy Agency
Monica  Maduekwe
Monica MaduekweResource Mobilisation Specialist, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Craig  Morris
Craig MorrisSenior Manager Energy Systems, Renewables Grid Initiative
Lars Waldmann
Lars WaldmannGroup Leader Internet of Energy, BDI – The Voice of German Industry
Michael Williamson
Michael WilliamsonSection Chief, Energy Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)