Programme 2018

First Day of ConferenceSecond Day of ConferenceThird Day of Conference

23rd January 2018

Your host: Dennis Wilms,
Science journalist,
TV presenter
©Sebastian Weimar

9:30

Opening of the conference

Gabor SteingartGabor Steingart
Publisher,
Handelsblatt

ENERGY SECTOR 2018 – VALUES, CHANGE, GROWTH

9:45

Keynote by the German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy

zypriesBrigitte Zypries
Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy
(tentative, depending on schedule availability)

10:15

Time for questions and discussion

10:30 IMPULSE

Next Level Energy

Peter TeriumPeter Terium
CEO
innogy SE

10:45 CHALLENGE
 Debate 

How fast can large corporates move? Founders’ spirit challenging corporate thinking

Peter Terium in discussion with

birke kalkoffen

Dr Franka Birke, CEO, METR GmbH
Malte Kalkoffen, Founder and CEO, READDY GmbH

11:10

Networking break in the exhibition area

11:50 DIALOGUE

Energy policy and energy companies in a time of digitization and climate change – Perspectives for Germany and Europe

Dr. Leonhard BirnbaumDr Leonhard Birnbaum
Member of the Management Board,
E.ON SE

möhringDr Ludwig Möhring,
Member of the Board,
WINGAS GmbH

12:30 INTERACTIVE KEYNOTE
 A view from outside 

Staying innovative (even) as a major corporation

Dr. Frederik PferdtDr Frederik Pferdt
Chief Innovation Evangelist,
Google Inc.

13:15 CHALLENGE

Top 3 innovation topics: Utilities – checking the status quo?

13:30

Business lunch in the exhibition area

In parallel 15:00
EXTERNAL VIEW ON THE INDUSTRY

Connecting the sectors: there’s no business without partners

EXPERT TALK

The digital distribution system operator

Jörg Stäglich,
Partner, Oliver Wyman GmbH,
Munich

15:30 PODIUM

Models for strategic alliances: client interfaces, white label, digital expertise

hoepner klöpfer

Prof. h.c. Dr Frank Höpner, member of the Executive Board, ENGIE Deutschland GmbH
Ralf Klöpfer, Member of the Board, MVV Energie AG

16:00

Networking break in the exhibition area
Future Energy Lounge: program in the Pavilion

ENERGIEWENDE – THE GREATEST LIVE EXPERIMENT OF OUR TIMES

16:40
 Debate 

CONFRONTATION – TWO FACES OF AN INDUSTRY

“Conventional suppliers form the backbone of the energy transition”

schmitzDr Rolf Martin Schmitz
Chairman of the Board,
RWE AG

“The renewables will get the job done themselves: making 100% renewables possible”

Jochen Schwill
CEO
Next Kraftwerke GmbH

17:10 PODIUM

Structure, culture, employees, competitors: changes in the sector on every level

Dr. Andreas Cerbe Prof. Marc Oliver Bettzüge

Dr Andreas Cerbe, Member of the Board, RheinEnergie AG
Prof. Dr Marc Oliver Bettzüge, Director, Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne
Further speakers to be announced

17:40

Is the industry ready for innovation?

18:30

End of first day of conference

19:00 EVENING EVENT

You are cordially invited by Handelsblatt and EUROFORUM
It’s already a tradition to whisk you away to an atmospheric location at the end of the first day of the conference:
Bolle Meierei offers a tempting mix of traditional touch and contemporary. Over good food, drinks and accompanying music, this is the ideal setting for socializing and bringing the day to a close.

abend-va

24th January 2018

7:15

EARLY MORNING RUN

9:15

Opening of second day of conference

Moderation: Dennis Wilms,
Science journalist,
TV presenter
©Sebastian Weimar

READY FOR THE NEXT BIG THING?

9:30 DIALOGUE

It’s all about Data. And IT – Where is the industry now?

Sabine Bendiek keussen
Sabine Bendiek, Managing Director, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH
Dr Urban Keussen, Chairman of the Executive Board, TenneT TSO GmbH

10:00 KEYNOTE
 a view from the outside 

Truly understanding digital business: (how) can energy utilities survive?

Frank ThelenFrank Thelen
Founder · Investor · Geek

10:45

Everything is subject to change: infrastructure, energy systems, mobility, participation

Frank ThelenFrank Thelen
Founder · Investor · Geek

in discussion with the industry

11:15

Networking break in the exhibition area
Future Energy Lounge: program in the Pavilion

11:20

The secret life of the networked factory. How security anomalies in smart-factory data traffic can be detected in time

mochalskiKlaus Mochalski
CEO,
Rhebo GmbH

11:35

Visual Energy Analytics – data can generate new business models for distribution system operators

kollerThomas Koller
CEO,
enersis suisse AG

11:55

Staying on course in a time of change: strategic guidelines for energy suppliers

Dr. Norbert SchwietersProf. Dr Norbert Schwieters
Partner, Global Energy, Utilities & Resources Leader,
PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

12:15 THREE PERSPECTIVES

The next big thing for the energy transition? Product development in the energy sector

Prof. Marc Oliver Bettzüge

Moderation: Prof. Dr Marc Oliver Bettzüge, Director, Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne
Prof. Dr Wolfgang Ketter, Director, Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne
Prof. Dr rer. nat. Georg Rosenfeld, Member of the Board, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V.

12:45

Convert or rebuild – what must energy providers do to convince customers?

schlaakDr Thomas Schlaak
Partner, Leader Energy & Resources,
Deloitte Consulting GmbH

13:00 CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE
 Debate 

Centralized versus distributed energy – new roles, change management and operating models

hasler schucht
Josef Hasler, Chairman of the Board, N-ERGIE Aktiengesellschaft
Boris Schucht, Chief Executive Officer, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH

13:30

Business lunch in the exhibition area
welcomes all women to the women & energy lunch

REVIEW AND FUTURE OF THE ENERGIEWENDE

15:00 POLITICAL KEYNOTE
15:30 PANEL
 Debate 

The associations’ perspective: leadership role in tomorrow’s energy world

Prof. Marc Oliver Bettzüge Robert Busch kapferer Katherina Reiche röttgen

Moderation: Prof. Dr Marc Oliver Bettzüge, Director, Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne
Robert Busch, Chief Executive Officer, Bundesverband Neue Energiewirtschaft e.V. (BNE)
Stefan Kapferer, Chairman of the General Executive Management Board, BDEW Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft e.V.
Katherina Reiche, Chief Executive Officer, Verband kommunaler Unternehmen e.V. (VKU)
Dr Peter Röttgen, Chief Executive Officer, Bundesverband Erneuerbare Energie e.V. (BEE)

16:10 BIG PICTURE DEBATE

All electric: fiction or realistic goal?

kamphues willig
Stephan Kamphues, Managing Director, Vier Gas Transport GmbH
Adrian Willig, Managing Director, IWO Institut für Wärme und Oeltechnik e.V.

16:50

Networking break in the exhibition area

17:30

Number crunching: green energy results in the corporate balance sheet

18:10 FIRESIDE CHAT
 Dialogue 

Action plan for the next legislative term: critical review and outlook

18:40

End of second day of conference

The Handelsblatt Energy Industry Conference celebrates its 25th anniversary. Let us celebrate together and drink a toast to the anniversary. A traditional evening spent in a convivial atmosphere with a DJ, long drinks and some delicious food.

25th January 2018

OPERATING SYSTEM FOR THE CITY: PEOPLE, NETWORKS, TECHNOLOGIES, BUSINESS

8:45

Welcome address and introduction by the chairman

Prof. Dr. Jens StrükerProf. Dr Jens Strüker
Director
Hochschule Fresenius gGmbH

9:00

Concepts for Future Cities: between urban lifestyle and dwindling resources

Prof. Dr Wolfgang Ketter
Director
Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne

9:30

The city is dynamic and agile. What about businesses?
Transformation to agile businesses

marquartThorsten Marquardt
Managing Director :agile accelerator
E.ON SE

9:50

On route to the smart city: intelligent metering systems for a digital future

absPaul-Vincent Abs
Director
E.ON Metering GmbH

10:10 SPEED DEBATE

Lifeline, game-changer, hype – why is the blockchain causing such a stir?

10:40

Managing the future: what people take away from the Future Leaders Program

11:00

Networking break and visit to exhibition

11:30

City OS – how to keep the city running

12:00

The future of transport and mobility

knieProf. Dr Andreas Knie
CEO,
InnoZ GmbH

12:30

(Unknown) planet customer? What young generations really want (from you)

13:15 CHECK LIST

Topics on the future of the sector

Prof. Dr Jens StrükerProf. Dr Jens Strüker
Director
Hochschule Fresenius gGmbH

14:00

Joint lunch to conclude the event