Thursday 19 September 2019

Towards a low carbon economy in 2050

Morning Session – Coal Regions in Transition

08:45-09:15 Registration
09:15-09:40 Opening – Welcome

Mr. Georgios Kasapidis, Governor, Region of Western Macedonia

Mr. Lazaros Maloutas, Mayor, Municipality of Kozani

Mr. Nikolaos Sarris, President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kozani

Mr. George Marnellos, Professor, University of Western Macedonia, President of the Board of Directors of CluBE

09:40-09:50 Coal Regions in Transition – Introducing the EESC’s Round Table Project

Ms. Lucie Studnicna, President of the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) within the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

09:50-09:55 EU Policy Priorities for the Coal Regions in Transition

Mr. Klaus Dieter Borchardt (video-message), Deputy Director General responsible for the coordination of Energy Policy, the Energy Union and External Policy, DG ENER, European Commission

09:55-10:10 Keynote speech – Evolution of EU policy priorities on the way towards Carbon Neutral Economy by 2050

Mr. Jaroslaw Pietras, Director-General, Environment, Education, Transport and Energy (TREE), General Secretariat of the European Council

10:10-10:20 Keynote speech – The Region of Western Macedonia: A hub for Energy (r)evolution

Mr. Georgios Kasapidis, Governor, Region of Western Macedonia

10:20-10:30 Keynote speech – Region of Western Macedonia Roadmap on Clean Energy Transition

Mr. Jonathan Walters, World Bank Consultant, Oxford Institute of Energy Studies Download Presentation

10:30-10:40 Coal Transition – Lessons Learnt in Previous Round Tables

Ms. Renata Eisenvortova, CCMI delegate, co-rapporteur of the CCMI opinion on Indigenous coal in the EU energy transition Download Presentation

10:40-10:50 Balkan Transition from Coal to Clean Energy

Mr. Dumitru Fornea, EESC Member, rapporteur of the CCMI opinion on Indigenous coal in the EU energy transition Download Presentation

10:50-11:10 Coffee Break
11:10-14:00

Moderators:

Round Table Discussion on Coal Regions in Transition

Mr. Anastasios Papadopoulos, Legal Adviser – Council of the European Union, General Secretariat & Mr. Nikolaos Ntavos, Manager, CluBE

EESC Delegation:

Lucie Studnicna, President of the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) within the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Head of the European and International Relations Department of the Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions Svazů (ČMKOS)

Renata Eisenvortová, EURACOAL (European Association for Coal & Lignite), European Affairs Manager, Sev.en Energy Group, Czech Republic. Member of the EURACOAL executive committee, European Affairs Manager in the Sev.en Energy Group, which combines extraction of coal with electricity and heat generation and sales / Board Member of the Czech Mining union / Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Czech Confederation of Coal and Oil Producers

Mr. Dumitru Fornea, EESC Member, rapporteur of the CCMI opinion on Indigenous coal in the EU energy transition

Jacques Glorieux, CICIC Belgian branch of EURACOAL (European Association for Coal & Lignite) /BELGIAN CHAMBERS Federation of Belgian Chambers of Commerce and Industry

Dimitris Kittenis, Cyprus, HRDA, Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus, Chairman, Ex. Secretary General Cyprus Workers Confederation

Mr. Stoev Georgi, Chairman of the trade and investment committee and member of the budgetary committee of EUROCHAMBERS; vice-president of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, representative of Idea Society at UN ECOSOC, Geneva

Ioannis Kolyvas, Director General of the Pan-Hellenic Confederation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations, PASEGES

 

Western Macedonia’s key stakeholders will have 3 minutes each to comment on the post coal transition

14:00 Inauguration of the Fair

Mr. Georgios Kasapidis, Governor, Region of Western Macedonia

Mr. Nikolaos Sarris, President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kozani

14:00-15:00 Lunch break
15:00-17:00

Moderators:

Just Transition Debate: Building a New Regional Energy Identity

Mr. Anastasios Sidiropoulos, Programme Director, ANKO S.A. & Mr. Ioannis Fallas, Director, CluBE

Participants: Mr. Jonathan Walters, Ms. Renata Eisenvortova, Mr. Dumitru Fornea

Mr. Georgios Kasapidis, Governor, Region of Western Macedonia

Mr. Lefteris Ioannidis, former Mayor of Kozani Download Presentation

Mr. Nikolaos Mantzaris, Policy Analyst, The Green Tank

17:00-17:20 Coffee Break

Thursday 19 September 2019

Towards a low carbon economy in 2050

Afternoon Session – Low Carbon Economy

17:20-17:40 Keynote speech – EU and Western Balkan Energy Transition Towards a Low Carbon Economy

Ms. Jasmina Trhulj, Head of Electricity Unit, Energy Community Secretariat Download Presentation

17:40-17:55 Keynote speech – Understanding Energy Transition – New and Emerging Technologies

Mr. Spyridon Voutetakis, Director, CERTH/CPERI Download Presentation

17:55-18:10 Keynote speech – Towards a low carbon economy: the perspective of the EU Chemicals Industry

Mr. George Kapantaidakis, Public Affairs Manager, CEFIC Download Presentation

18:10-18:25 Energy Security, Sustainability and Affordable Energy: Towards a Low Carbon Economy

Mr. Konstantinos Xifaras, CEO of DEPA S.A., Secretary-General of the Hellenic Committee of the World Energy Council

18:25-18:35 Local Entrepreneurship Supporting Cleaner Future

Mr. Giorgos Dimitriadis, CaO Hellas Group of companies Download Presentation

18:35-19:30

Moderator:

Discussion Panel on Low Carbon Economy Transition

Ms. Kalliopi Kyriakidou, Vice-Governor for Energy, Infrastructure and the Environment, Region of Western Macedonia

Mr. Kyriakos Panopoulos, Principle Researcher, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas/Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute (CERTH/CPERI)

Participants: Ms. Jasmina Trhulj, Mr. Spyridon Voutetakis, Mr. George Kapantaidakis, Mr. Konstantinos Xifaras, Mr. Giorgos Dimitriadis

Friday 20 September 2019

Smart Cities and E-Mobility for the Clean Energy Transition
Opening Day: Lazaros Maloutas, Mayor of Kozani

Morning Session – Smart Cities and the STARDUST Project

09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-09:50 Keynote speech – Smart Cities for the Clean Energy Transition

Mr. Georgios Arvanitidis, Member of Parliament, Responsible for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change Sector for the KIN.AL. Party

09:50-10:10 Keynote speech – Presentation of Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) and good practices regarding the clean energy transition

Mr. Nikolaos Kontinakis, Senior Projects Coordinator, EUROCITIES Download Presentation

10:10-10:30 Keynote speech – EU funding for Smart Cities towards a greener Future

Mr. Guillaume Corradino, Director of Operations, Greenovate! Europe Download Presentation

10:30-10:50 Stardust Project: A constellation of “innovation islands” – exemplary models of smart, highly efficient, intelligent and citizen-oriented cities.

Mr. Sergio Díaz de Garayo Balsategui, Senior Expert and project manager at CENER Download Presentation

10:50-11:10 Kozani Stardust Follower City

Mr. Ioannis Fallas, Director, Cluster of Bioeconomy & Environment of Western Macedonia (CluBE) Download Presentation

11:10-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-11:50 Smart Kozani Initiatives

Mr. Konstantinos Kyriakidis, Vice-Mayor of Local Development and Entrepreneurship, Municipality of Kozani Download Presentation

11:50-12:10 Designing the future cities: the case of Trikala

Mr. Ioannis Kotoulas, President of e-Trikala Download Presentation

12:10-13:30

 

Moderators:

Discussion Panel on how Smart Cities can play a significant role on the clean energy transition

Mr. Nikolaos Kontinakis, Senior Projects Coordinator, EUROCITIES,

Mr. Ioannis Fallas, Director, CluBE

Participants: Mr. Georgios Arvanitidis, Mr. Guillaume Corradino, Mr. Sergio Díaz de Garayo Balsategui, Mr. Konstantinos Kyriakidis, Mr. Ioannis Kotoulas

Mr. Paschalis Ioannides, CTO, G.S.I. Technologies,

Mr. Giorgos Stefanidis, Co-Founder & Network Architect of IoTech

13:30-14:30 Lunch break

Friday 20 September 2019

Smart Cities and E-Mobility for the Clean Energy Transition

Afternoon Session – E-Mobility

14:30-14:50 Hydrogen, on the way to a zero-emission mobility

Mr. Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Secretary General, Hydrogen Europe

14:50-16:10 Keynote speech – TEN-T and CEF: Strategy & Funding for Innovation & New Technologies

Mr. Helmut Morsi, Advisor to the Director DG MOVE-B at European Commission Download Presentation

16:10-16:30 The role of Hydrogen in e-mobility

Mr. Pedro Guedes de Campos, Financial Engineering Officer at FCH-JU Download Presentation

16:30-16:50 Hydrogen for renewable energy storage and e-mobility: The infrastructure issue

Mr. Athanasios Stubos, Research Director, National Research Centre Demokritos, Head of Environmental Research Laboratory Download Presentation

16:50-17:10 Coffee Break
17:10-17:30 Initiative for e-mobility in the City of Kozani

Mr. Michalis Kastanaras, Representative by the City of Kozani Download Presentation

17:30-17:50 Hydrogen production systems: Current status and technology perspectives

Mr. Xenophon Verykios, HELBIO Hydrogen & Energy Systems Download Presentation

17:50-19:00

Moderator:

Discussion Panel on how e-mobility and clean energy relate

Mr. Georgios Marnellos, Professor, University of Western Macedonia, President of the Board of Directors of CluBE

Participants: Mr. Helmut Morsi, Mr. Pedro Guedes de Campos,

Mr. Athanasios Stubos, Mr. Xenophon Verykios

Mr. Thanos Tourtouras, Surveyor Engineer by Profession, Sustainability Enthusiast by Activity, Electric vehicle owner,

Mr. Fotis Nakos, Civil Engineer, Electric Tricycle Manufacturer Download Presentation

Saturday 21 September 2019

Financing & Alternatives for the Clean Energy Transition
Opening Day: Theodoros Theodoulidis, Rector of the UoWM

Morning Session – Circular Bioeconomy & Industrial Symbiosis

09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-09:45 Keynote speech – Clean Energy Transition: the role of circular bioeconomy

Ms. Maria Spyraki, Member of the European Parliament

09:45-10:00 Keynote speech – Circular economy for a carbon-neutral, sustainable future

Mr. Sokratis Famellos, former Alternate Minister for Environment and Energy

10:00-10:15 Bio-based Industries in Europe

Ms. Kleopatra Sidiropoulou, Public Affairs, Bio Based Industries Download Presentation

10:15-10:30 Circular Bioeconomy and Clean Energy

Ms. Electra Papadopoulou, Founding member, Greek Bioeconomy Forum Download Presentation

10:30-10:50 Circular Agriculture: Cases supported by the program ‘New Agriculture for a New Generation’

Mr. Panos Remoundos, Program Manager Download Presentation

10:50-11:00 Biowaste exploitation in Western Macedonia – The Scalibur Project

Mr. Nikolaos Ntavos, Manager, Cluster of Bioeconomy & Environment of Western Macedonia (CluBE) Download Presentation

11:00-11:10 Coffee Break
11:10-11:20 Barriers, challenges and opportunities for the European bioeconomy – The BIOVoices project

Ms. Evangelia Tsagaraki, Exploitation and Sustainability Manager, Q-PLAN International Download Presentation

11:20-11:30 Holistic Approach to the Sustainable Use of Domestic Aromatic Plants for the Production of Innovative Bioactive Foods for Humans and Animals – FEEDMAP research project

Mr. Thanasis Bagatzounis, Bagatzounis & Sons S.A., El Greco Natural Herbs & Teas

11:30-11:40 From Waste to Gold – D.T.S. S.A. the first eco-friendly fur dressing and dyeing factory in the world

Mr. Dimitrios Tzimas, Production Manager and Environmental Supervisor, D.T.S. S.A.

11:40-13:00

 

Moderators:

Discussion Panel on the Alternatives for the Clean Energy Transition

Mr. Ioannis Fallas, CluBE Director, member of the European Bioeconomy Stakeholders Panel, DGRTD, EC, Ms. Liana Papaterpou, Head of Business Support Department/Enterprise Europe Network, ANKO S.A.

Participants: Ms. Maria Spyraki, Mr. Soktratis Famellos, Ms. Kleopatra Sidiropoulou, Mr. Thanasis Bagatzounis

Mr. Dimitrios Tzimas, Production Manager and Environmental Supervisor, D.T.S. S.A.

Ms. Maria Andrielou, Stakeholder Relations, Marketing & Communication Manager, VIO Chemicals AG Download Presentation

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

Saturday 21 September 2019

Financing & Alternatives for the Clean Energy Transition

Afternoon Session I – RES, Energy Efficiency & Energy Solutions

14:00-14:15 Keynote speech – The New Green Deal: policy implications

Mr. Antonis Metaxas, Professor, President of the Hellenic Energy Regulation Institute

14:15-14:30 Keynote speech – Greek National Energy and Climate Plan

Mr. Spyros Economou, President of the Board and Director of CRES Download Presentation

14:30-14:45 Keynote speech – Clean Energy Transition – How Investments in Renewable Energy Enhance Energy Security

Mr. Spyros Kiartzis, Director, New Technologies and Alternative Energy Sources Manager, Hellenic Petroleum Group Download Presentation

14:45-15:00 Solar PV in Coal Regions in Transition

Ms. Georgia Kakoulaki, expert, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Dir. C: Energy, Transport and Climate Energy Efficiency and Renewables Unit Download Presentation

15:00-15:15 Renewable energy storage

Mr. Kyriakos Panopoulos, Principle Researcher, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas/Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute (CERTH/CPERI) Download Presentation

15:15-15:30 Innovative Instruments for Energy Efficiency Projects: PrioritEE – BENEFIT

Mr. Antonis Dimitriou, Regional Development Agency of Western Macedonia (ANKO SA) Download Presentation

Mr. Theodoros Gkiourkas, Bioeconomy and Environment Cluster of Western Macedonia (CluBE) Download Presentation

15:30-15:45 Greek bioenergy status and potential

Mr. Nikolaos Damatis, Secretary General, Hellenic Biomass Association (HELLABIOM) Download Presentation

15:45-16:30

 

Moderator:

Discussion Panel on how RES, Energy Efficiency & Energy Solutions can drive the Clean Energy Transition

Theodoros Theodoulidis, Rector of the UoWM

Participants: Mr. Antonis Metaxas, Mr. Spyros Economou, Mr. Spyros Kiartzis, Ms. Georgia Kakoulaki, Mr. Nikolaos Damatis

Mr. Stefanos Tsiakmakis, PhD, Co – Founder, BIO2CHP Download Presentation

16:30-16:45 Coffee Break

Saturday 21 September 2019

Financing & Alternatives for the Clean Energy Transition

Afternoon Session II –  Transition Financing Schemes

16:45-18:30 Discussion Panel on Financing the Clean Energy Transition
Moderators: Mr. Anastasios Sidiropoulos, Programme Director, ANKO S.A., Ms. Liana Papaterpou, Head of Business Support Department/Enterprise Europe Network, ANKO S.A.

Mr. Jonathan Walters, World Bank Consultant, Oxford Institute of Energy Studies

Mr. George Gkiaouris, Senior Banker for Energy EMEA, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Download Presentation

Mr. Asterios Chatziparadeisis, Head of Planning Department, Research and Innovation Policies and Actions, General Secretariat of Research and Technology Download Presentation

Mr. Nikolaos Psimmenos, Senior Expert on Climate Change, Green Fund

Ms. Dimitra Taralidou, Unit B1, Head of Priority Axis 4 for Energy Related Issues Download Presentation

Ms. Elena Farini, North Greece Branch Manager, Action Finance Initiative Download Presentation

Mr. Naoum Ditsios, Owner of D.T.S. S.A.

Sunday 22 September 2019

Award Ceremony