1-2 February 2023 | Leonardo Royal Hotel Tower Bridge, London UK    #SFIEurope

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2023 Agenda

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09:00
 - 09:10
Presentation
Welcome Address from Solar Media Ltd. & Opening Address from the Chair
, Head of Event Content
, Solar Media
, Principal
, Emanate Capital
09:10
 - 09:50
Keynote Panel Discussion
Energy Security, Supply Chain Constraints and the Energy Transition
  • How can the renewables industry rise to meet demand for energy and REPower EU targets?
  • How will the cost of raw materials and their availability affect the economics of solar and storage moving forward?
  • Which key raw materials might be subject to shortages?
  • Will limits on the global supply chain put the march to net zero at risk?
  • What investors and governments could do next to ensure a stable transition

Moderated By

, Managing Director, Project Finance
, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
, Chief Investment Officer
, Aquila Clean Energy EMEA
, Head of the Power Sector Unit for the World Energy Outlook (WEO)
, International Energy Agency (IEA)
, Managing Partner / CEO
, Glennmont Partners
, CFO
, Sonnedix
, Managing Partner & CIO
, NextEnergy Capital
09:50
 - 10:10
Presentation
Overcoming the Energy Crisis with Renewables - Investment Trends
  • Energy crisis speeds up investment decisions
  • Besides renewables also fossil and nuclear power in the spotlight
  • Re-assessment of investment criteria in a changed environment
  • It is scaling up: Solar, wind and hydrogen based imports to Europe
, Chief Technology Officer
, Smartenergy
10:10
 - 10:50
Keynote Panel Discussion
The Impact of Inflation, Cost of Debt and Macro Factors on Investor Returns and Investment Strategies
  • Energy market reform how will the uncoupling of gas and power prices affect returns?
  • RTB – COD: increasing construction risk of solar PV due to procurement squeeze, longer lead items and labour issues
  • Interest rates increase: bond yield vs infrastructure projects yield
  • Inflation impact in the short and long term

Moderated By

, Senior Director
, Jones Lang LaSalle
, Structured Finance Director
, Lightsource bp
, Chief Development Officer, Europe
, Brookfield Renewable Power
, Head of Energy EMEA
, ING Bank NV
10:50
 - 11:10
Keynote Presentation
How and Why the Solar Industry Will be Successful in Hitting its Targets
, EVP of Europe
, Statkraft
11:10
 - 11:40
Networking
Networking Refreshment Break
11:40
 - 12:20
Keynote Panel Discussion
How Should Investors Keep up with the March of Technological Progress?
  • We have seen exciting advances in solar technology over recent years but how are investors keeping up and ensuring the right products are selected for projects?
  • When it comes to improvements, what are investors looking for?
  • How is CAPEX expected to change - have we passed the era of downward cost curves?
  • How are manufacturers building up supply chain?

Moderated By

, Managing Director
, Quintas Energy
, Vice President and Managing Director
, NovaSource Power Services
, Head of Technical Service & Product Management
, JinkoSolar EU
, Technical Director
, Obton

The Economics of European Solar

Technologies & Geographies Stream

Workshop & Networking Zone

12:20
 - 13:00
Panel Discussion
How Have Power Prices Affected the PPA Market?
  • What is the long-term outlook for power prices in Europe?
  • Who is benefitting the most from the current high prices? (as of August 2022)
  • How do utilities and traders’ price PPAs?
  • How are corporate PPAs typically priced?
  • Utility PPAs vs Corporate PPAs: key differences

Moderated By

, Global Co-Chair, ENR and Int. Head SESG
, DLA Piper
, Director of Corporate Power Purchase Agreements
, SSE Renewables
, Senior Originator
, Axpo Germany
, Chief Investment Officer
, NTR plc
, CEO and founder
, Alight
12:20
 - 13:00
Panel Discussion
A United Kingdom of Solar?
  • The UK opportunity in a 40GW+ market
  • Main market players, pipeline and completed projects
  • How are the different markets shaping up (ground mount, C&I, local authority)?
  • The storage opportunity
  • The larger-scale opportunity - Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs)
  • Myth-busting

Moderated By

, CEO
, Solar Energy UK
, Head of Review of Electricity Market Arrangements
, BEIS
, Managing Director
, Hive Energy
, Chief Adviser, Renewable Energy and Climate Change
, National Farmers' Union
, Managing Director
, Bluefield Development
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13:00
 - 14:30
Lunch
Networking and Lunch

The Economics of European Solar

Technologies & Geographies Stream

Workshop & Networking Zone

14:30
 - 15:10
Keynote Panel Discussion
How to Pick the Most Lucrative Solar & Storage Revenue Streams
  • Are asset owners ready for a merchant world?
  • The PPA/Merchant split
  • Pros and cons of different approaches
  • Actively managing revenue of a portfolio
  • The additional role storage can play in revenue generation
  • Other sources of revenue to consider

Moderated By

, Deputy Editor
, Solar Media
, Managing Director
, Squeaky Clean Energy Limited
, Head of Nordic Origination
, Centrica
, Chief Investment Officer
, GRIDSERVE
15:10
 - 16:10
Panel Discussion
How Has The Polish Market Fared in 2022?
  • What does the pipeline of projects in Poland look like?
  • Which regions are attractive?
  • With a 47% year-on-year increase, what happened to the Polish PPA market in 2022?
  • How is the grid working to accommodate new development?
  • Which investors have appetite for Poland and what are their return expectations?

Moderated By

, Partner
, Augusta & Co
, Board Advisor
, Polish Energy Storage Association
, Managing Director, Head of Global Debt Financing Poland
, Santander Bank Polska S.A.
, Senior Vice President Asset Management and Financing
, R.Power
, Partner
, Dentons
, Core Infrastructure, Poland Head of Origination & Asset Management
, Abrdn
, Projects and Investments Director
, Kajima Partnerships Limited
14:30
 - 15:10
Panel Discussion
Romania – the New Land of Solar Opportunity

With the Romanian government expected to host auctions for solar in 2023, this panel will examine the market opportunity, reality of doing business in Romania, offtake market and the infrastructure in place to drive the market forward.

Moderated By

, Senior Conference Producer
, Solar Media
, Senior Banker, Energy Europe, Sustainable Infrastructure Group
, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
, Head of International Project Development
, Gransolar
, Chief Financial Officer
, Rezolv Energy
15:10
 - 16:00
Panel Discussion
The Business Case for Green Hydrogen and Solar
  • The EU has a 40GW target by 2030, what part of that will be solar-powered?
  • How has the European solar-powered green hydrogen market grown in 2022?
  • Green hydrogen from the perspective of an offtaker
  • Lender and investor perspectives

Moderated By

, Co-Founder and CEO
, Ikigai Capital
, Senior Vice President
, Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
, Manager
, Frontier Economics' Energy Practice
, Partner
, Burges Salmon LLP
14:30
 - 15:15
Round Table Workshops
Round Tables: How Can Developers Better Manage Supply Chains?
  • What tactics are developers using to ensure supply?
  • Are ESG requirements having an impact on projects?
  • How much local supply needs to be built to secure a European supply chain?
  • Will production in other regions such as expand?
  • How to achieve more sustainable supply with solar projects?

, Founding Partner
, Everwood Capital
, Head of Project Execution & Operation
, Private Energy Partners
, Procurement Director E&I EMEA
, Aquila Capital
15:15
 - 16:00
Round Table Workshops
European Solar Round Tables
  • These round tables will seat up to 8-attendees and each will have a moderator
  • This will give you a chance to explore different countries and regions covered elsewhere in the agenda
  • Round tables will focus on the following countries:
    • United Kingdom
    • Republic of Ireland
    • Greece
    • Spain
    • Portugal
    • Italy
    • Romania
    • Poland
    • France
    • Denmark
    • Sweden

16:00
 - 16:40
Networking
Networking Refreshment Break
16:40
 - 17:00
Keynote Presentation
New Business Models for a New Economic Era

Kate Raworth's book, Doughnut Economics, sees the economy as a doughnut where there are upper limits to what the planet can sustain and lower limits which apply to growth and economic development. The Doughnut Economics Lab are putting these principles into action and this session will explore how corporations are evolving their business models to stay fit for the future.

, Business and Enterprise Lead
, Doughnut Economics Action Lab
17:00
 - 17:50
Panel Discussion
The Solar Finance & Investment Summit is 10 Years Old - How Will Business Models Change in the Next 10-years?
  • This panel will throw the runes towards 2033 and ask: "what does the next 10-years hold?"
  • When it comes to talent, diversity and inclusion, how well-prepared is the industry for the next 10-years?
  • How quickly do we think technology manufacturing can scale up?
  • The IRA is a step change for US regulation, how might regulation in the EU and UK support change?
  • How is capital innovating - investment from large utilities and institutions
  • What’s next in revenue streams?

Moderated By

, Head of Global Business Operations
, Lightsource bp
, Sales Director Utility
, LONGi Solar Technologie GmbH
, Partner
, Apricum
, Senior Director of Europe
, Clean Power Research
, Technical Director
, Obton
, Managing Partner
, Bluefield
17:50
 - 19:00
Networking
Drinks Reception
19:00
 - 21:00
Private Dinner Hosted by Smartenergy