5th Annual Renewable Energy
Finance in Practice Forum
20-21 October 2016

Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen Vienna

Vienna – Austria

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 Hans-Christian Schulze
Hans-Christian SchulzeDeputy CEO, Sales Director
Eolus Vind
 Sissy Windisch
Sissy Windisch CFO
United Kingdom
François Van Leeuw
François Van LeeuwCo-CEO
Christine Lins
Christine LinsExecutive Secretary
 Ralf Garrn
Ralf Garrn Managing Director
Euler Hermes Rating GmbH
Janis Hoberg
Janis HobergSenior Analyst
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
United Kingdom
Raphael Lance
Raphael Lance Head of Renewable Energy funds Mirova
Natixis Asset Management
Michael Kranhold
Michael KranholdDirector Customer Management
50Hertz Transmission GmbH
Armin Sandhövel
Armin SandhövelChief Investment Officer Infrastructure Equity
Allianz Global Investors
Ines Kastil
Ines KastilManaging Director
VERBUND Wind Power Germany GmbH
Mario Riello
Mario RielloManaging Director
SunPower Systems Sarl
Tomi Motoi
Tomi MotoiRenewable Energy Markets Team
IInternational Energy Agency
Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes
Rainer Hinrichs-RahlwesVice-President
European Renewable Energies Federation (EREF)
Dr. Andreas Schröter
Dr. Andreas Schröter Executive Vice President & Regional Manager Central Europe & Mediterranean
DNV GL Energy
Jérôme Gautrais
Jérôme GautraisInvestment Director
Glennmont Partners
United Kingdom
Nadejda Komendantova
Nadejda KomendantovaGovernance in Transition Theme Coordinator / Research scholar
Anna Chmielewska
Anna ChmielewskaPrincipal Banker
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Florent del Picchia
Florent del PicchiaEnergy Analyst, Economics & Investment Office
Aviva Investors
United Kingdom
James Armstrong
James Armstrong Managing Partner
Bluefield Partners LLP
United Kingdom
Zulandi Van Der Westhuizen
Zulandi Van Der WesthuizenDeputy Director, Scenarios & Resources United Kingdom
Gregor Paterson-Jones
Gregor Paterson-JonesSpecial Advisor/Investment Committee /Member European Fund for Strategic Investment
UNCDF/European Investment Bank
United Kingdom
Horvai-Hillenbrand Péter
Horvai-Hillenbrand PéterPartner
Dennis Schiricke
Dennis SchirickeManaging Director
The Netherlands

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Day one

  • 08:30 Welcome Coffee and Registration

  • 09:00 Technology Outlook: 10 Technology trends creating a new power reality

  • 09:40 Global status and outlook of renewable energy

  • 10:20 EU policy development and perspectives for Renewables

  • 11:00 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 11:20 CEE Region – What hinders the developments?

  • 12:00 Finance Innovations in Clean Energy Investments

  • 12:40 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:40 Trends in renewable energy finance in Europe, Middle East & Africa

  • 14:20 Renewable and the need of participatory governance of energy transition

  • 15:00 The role of TSO to integate Renewable in Germany

  • 15:40 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 16:00 Infrastructure Project Finance using Debt Fund Vehicles

  • 16:40 Development and trends in an evolving U.S market – from the eyes of a developer

  • 17:20 OPEN PANEL: Fighting the costs of Renewable production

Day two

  • 08:30 Tea, Coffee & Networking

  • 09:00 Renewable Energy – Preparing for a subsidy-free market

  • 09:40 Evaluation of solar financing

  • 10:20 Investment for the transition to low carbon energy system

  • 11:00 Tea, Coffee, Networking &Exhibits

  • 11:30 Lessons Learned from the Diverging experiences of  the UK and US Renewable Energy YieldCos

  • 12:10 Support tendering

  • 12:50 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:50 French market renewable energy outlook

  • 14:30 Open Panel Discussion: Bank leaders versus alternative lenders

  • 15:10 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 15:40 Citizen participation in renewable finance

  • 16:20 Overcharging a global overview of the resources and technologies

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What do others say about us?


“Amazing conference organization
and group of experts.”

C-Level Executive
Multinational Company
in the Balkan Countries

“Great conference,
excellent speakers.”

C-Level Executive
RE company-Western Europe
“Great to see such a diversity of
representatives in the room
from all over Europe.”

General Manager
Multinational Company-Eastern Europe

Who will you meet?

Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Presidents, Managing Directors, General Managers, Heads of Projects, Team Leaders, accountants, developers, investors and lenders, asset managers, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, senior bankers, lawyers, government officials, regulatory bodies.

As well as heads of: renewable energy, utilities, sales and purchase, risk management, investment & fi nance, business development, technology production, grid and technology development, construction and transmission.

  • Business development
  • Technology production
  • Grid and technology
  • Development
  • Construction and transmission
  • Renewable energy
  • Utilities
  • Sales and purchase
  • Risk management
  • Investment & finance

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