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

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Michele Appendino

Chairman & CEO
Solar Ventures
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Graduated from Polytechnic of Turin in Italy with an Electronics Engineering degree; MBA from INSEAD Business School (Fontainebleau, France).

Worked with Andersen Consulting in Spain and with FMC in California (US). Michele was then a Senior Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company, in the Milan office (92-96). During this period he was part of the media, retail and fashion practice. Michele co-founded Net Partners Ventures in 1997, the first European venture capitalist exclusively focused on internet start ups. In 2005, he founded A.M.E. Ventures, an investment holding focused on start ups on internet and renewable energy. AME Ventures controls Solar Ventures.

Michele in 2002 was a Global Leader of Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum, and is a member of the Aspen Institute in Italy and of the Young Presidents’ Organization, a worldwide network of entrepreneurs. Michele is well known in the solar sector and a frequent speaker at key international conferences. Strong commitment in the renewables revolution is also demonstrated through the initiative Behind Energy.com, Telling the Truth about Energy.

15:40
 - 16:20
Panel Discussion
UPDATE FROM ITALY: HOW IS THE GOVERNMENT ACCELERATING SOLAR DEVELOPMENT?

Italy’s Gestore dei Servizi Energetici GSE SpA awarded 975 MW of renewables as part of its most recent auction and a further auction has been announced for March 2022. However, some challenges exist including tough permitting procedures causing delays and a backlog of projects trying to secure interconnection rights. There has also been a move from government to limit windfall profits secured by projects backed by FiTs from 1st February. So how will the Italian market shape up in 2022? This panel will illuminate you.

Moderated By

, CEO
, AlSi Consulting Limited
, Chairman & CEO
, Solar Ventures
, Country Manager - Italy
, X-ELIO
, CEO & Founder
, Innovo Group