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9.30 am – 10.00 am  

Welcome Coffee & Registration

Session 1 | How to Go into the Right Direction?

10.00 am – 10.30 am  

Keynote from Brussels – Where is the European PV & Energy Storage Market Heading?

  • Michael Schmela, Executive Advisor, SolarPower Europe

10.30 am – 11.00 am

Status Quo and Potentials for the Residential Segment
Rate of return versus attitudes of home owners against PV
Customer buying process and brand choice

  • Dr. Martin Ammon, Head of the Energy Industry Center, EuPD Research

11.00 am – 11.30 am

Status Quo and Potentials for the Commercial Segment
European highest potential markets
Business models and sales channels

  • Leo Ganz, Partner, EuPD Research

11.30 am – 12.00 pm

Status Quo and Potentials for the Large-Scale Segment
Experience and future of tender processes
Influences and dependences on the energy market

  • Louis Shaffer, Distributed Energy Segment Leader EMEA, Eaton Manufacturing LP

12.00 pm – 1.00 pm

Lunch & Networking Break

Session 2 | How to Enter, Develop and Succeed in Target Markets?

Moderated by Eckhart K. Gouras, Managing Director, pv magazine group

 1.00 pm – 1.30 pm  

Legal Framework Conditions: Basic to Succeed
Where to find the best legal framework conditions for PV
Legal constraints for energy storage

  • Dr. Hermann Rothfuchs, Counsel, Bird & Bird LLP

1.30 pm – 2.00 pm

Germany: New Installed Home Storage Solutions are Limited – What Comes Next?

  • Markus A.W. Hoehner, CEO, EuPD Research & IBESA

2.00 pm – 2.30 pm

European PV & Storage Market Outlook: UK and Italy in Focus
Market outlook, trends & upcoming challenges
How to tackle the new market conditions and sell storage successfully?
Italy: Glorious times in sight again – How to step back into the market?

  • Saif Islam, Senior Analyst, EuPD Research

2.30 pm – 2.45 pm

Announcement of the Top Brand PV & Top Battery Storage Companies –
Learn of Best Practices

  • Leo Ganz, Partner, EuPD Research

2.45 pm – 3.30 pm

Coffee & Networking Break

Session 3 | How to Secure Sustainable Financing & Bankability?

Moderated by Eckhart K. Gouras, Managing Director, pv magazine group

3.30 pm – 3.50 pm  

PV Investment Updates in Target Markets
Finance and investment challenges in different market segments
Prospects in solar PV financing

  • Hassen Bali, Commercial Director, Camborne Energy Storage Ltd

3.50 pm – 4.10 pm

Making Energy Storage Bankable
The role of technical issues
Strategies and innovations

  • Dr. Matthias Vetter, PV Off-Grid Solutions and Battery System Technology,
    Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE

Session 4 | How to Outshine the Competition?

4.10 pm – 5.00 pm  

Executive Panel Discussion: Who is Leading the Game?
How to do business in 2017/2018?
How to go into the right direction and separate the wheat from the chaff?
How to enter and succeed in target markets?
How to access and secure sustainable financing & bankability?

Moderated by Eckhart K. Gouras, Managing Director, pv magazine group

  • Santiago Senn, Director Energy Storage Systems, LG Chem Europe GmbH
  • Michael Taylor, Senior Analyst, IRENA
  • Golo Wahl, Sr. Director Business Development, Flex Energy Solutions
  • Engin Yaman, General Manager Middle East & Africa, TALESUN Europe

Award Ceremony | Top Brand PV & Top Battery Storage

5.00 pm – 6.00 pmShort statements by winners
Photo session