Diverse power industry keynotes handpicked to offer expert insights

Digitalisation, energy storage and cyber security among key themes to be discussed

Cologne, Germany, 23rd May 2017 - POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe 2017, the leading conference and exhibition for the international power and renewable industries, has unveiled the line-up for this year's Opening Keynote.

Representing three very different organisations - including Europe's most important energy region, a global renewables leader and a pan-European electricity association - the speakers are:

Frank-Michael Baumann, MD, Energy Agency North Rhine Westphalia
Antonio Cammisecra, CEO and General Manager, Enel Green Power
Kristian Ruby, Secretary General, EURELECTRIC

"Europe's power industry is changing beyond recognition. That's why we've brought together an enviable speaker-line up that can help our delegates make sense of the current state of the industry as a whole," says Nigel Blackaby, POWER-GEN Europe Conference Director. "This is the only event offering expert content across the power generation value chain - and this is a must-attend session for today's industry professionals. Our experts will provide exclusive insights on the increasingly digitalised, decentralised and decarbonised power system and its implications for the sector."

The keynotes, which take place on day one, will set the scene for the milestone 25th anniversary event. The speakers will present their unique perspectives on the most important trends impacting Europe's power market, including digitalisation, energy storage and cyber security.

The conference and exhibition is taking place at the Koelnmesse, Cologne from 27th - 29th June 2017. Register to attend POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe. Delegates will receive an exclusive Frost & Sullivan white paper, with valuable market intelligence on distributed power, demand response and solar PV.


Opening Keynote Tuesday 27th June
Room: Konrad Adenauer Saal, Congress Centre North
10:00 - 11:30
Session is open to all registered attendees

Join your fellow power industry professionals at the scene-setting joint opening keynote session - an essential element of all POWER-GEN events.

Introduction and Opening Remarks: Nigel Blackaby, Director of Conferences, PennWell International Power Group, UK

Keynote speakers:
Chief Executive Officer and General Manager
Enel Green Power S.p.A.

Born in Naples (Italy) in 1970, Antonio Cammisecra graduated cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Naples "Federico II" in 1996. In 2004 he obtained an Executive MBA from Bocconi University.

He joined the International Department of Enel Group in 2003. He then spent four years as Business Development Manager in Latin America, working in several countries of Central America (Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama) and South America (Brazil, Chile).

In 2009 he was appointed Head of Business Development Italy for Enel Green Power, later in 2012 Head of Operations and Maintenance Italy Hydro, Wind & Solar. In 2013, he became Head of Global Business Development, leading a team of more than 200 people, working in over 20 countries across five continents

In 2017, he became Chief Executive Officer of Enel Green Power.

Secretary General
Union of The Electricity Industry - EURELECTRIC

Kristian Ruby is a widely recognised expert with a strong communication profile and extensive experience in political affairs. He joined EURELECTRIC from Wind Europe, where he served as Chief Policy Officer and was in charge of development and implementation of the political strategy.

Prior to this, Ruby worked as a journalist and served seven years as a public servant in the Danish Ministries of Environment, and Climate and Energy and in the European Commission in the cabinet of the former Climate Action chief, Connie Hedegaard.

Managing Director of the EnergyAgency.NRW, North Rhine Westphalia

Dr. Baumann's numerous industry interests include being spokesman of the Study Group Future Energies at the "Future Energies Forum", member of the expert group renewable energies of the German Engineers Association (VDI) and Member of the Board of the German Heat Pump Association (BWP).

He will be addressing POWER-GEN Europe delegates in his capacity as Managing Director of the EnergyAgency.NRW, a position he has held since 2007 where he is also Cluster manager EnergyRegion.NRW and EnergyResearch.NRW.

About PennWell events
POWER-GEN Europe and Renewable Energy World Europe is owned and organised by PennWell Corporation. Around 10,000 industry professionals attend the events in Europe every year. These events form part of a series staged annually in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and provide exhibitors with an international ‘one-stop-shop' for penetrating markets and presenting their products and services to a global audience. For delegates and visitors, the events offer a dedicated forum tailored to their specific regional needs, putting them in touch with suppliers of solutions to their particular problems. The conferences address topical issues critical to the development of power generation in the host region. For more information please visit www.powergeneurope.com

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