agenda

Please note that all agenda times are in BST unless otherwise stated.

09:00
 - 09:10 BST
Presentation
OPENING REMARKS AND EVENT INAUGURATION
Andy Colthorpe
, Editor
, Energy Storage News
09:15
 - 10:10 BST
SUPPLY CHAIN UPDATE
Panel Discussion
HOW ARE TRENDS IN THE WIDER RENEWABLE SECTOR AFFECTING STORAGE?
  • Hydrogen as a disruptor – how gas and hydrogen can bridge the gap for a clean transition
  • Storage as an enabler for other existing renewable projects
  • Size of projects scaling up and utility-scale boom – what does this mean for arbitrage and the merchant model?
  • Has the cost of capital gone up for good?
  • What developers can do to increase their chances – tips to increase bankability
Dr. Rahul Walawalkar
, President
, India Energy Storage Alliance & Customized Energy Solutions (India)
Felicia Mester
, Policy Advisor
, Eurogas
Simon Brooker
, Executive Director, Head of Storage
, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Mike Longson
, Global Battery & Energy Storage Researcher
, IHS Markit
Stephane Tetot
, Investment Director
, BlackRock
10:15
 - 11:30 BST
SUPPLY CHAIN UPDATE
Panel Discussion
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO FINANCE A GIGAFACTORY?

The EU has injected over $3bn for manufacturing into the storage market, seeing the multi-country initiative focus on 4 key parts of the supply chain, and spear-heading the lithium revolution even more. But what does it actually take make a huge manufacturing site in Europe a success?

  • What does the shift in manufacturing from China mean for the market as a whole?
  • Is there a cost-benefit to buying EU products?
  • The importance of combining muscle power from the financial sector and how to succeed
  • Do investors look at EU products differently, and what investments are they comfortable with in the industrial world?
Joakim Palmgren
, Project Finance North, Central and South East Europe
, European Investment Bank
Bo Normark
, Industrial Strategy Executive
, EIT InnoEnergy
Steven Cespedes
, Director - Project Finance
, BNP Paribas
Edward Reed
, Director of Advisory Services
, WSP
Tim van Pelt
, Director, Renewables and Power, Energy Sector
, ING Bank
Marco Schweer
, Director, Sector Lead - Renewable Energy
, SMBC
11:35
 - 12:15 BST
Networking
JUMPSTART NETWORKING SESSION

We know how important making positive connections and networking is to our audience, whether in person or virtually. Our 'Jumpstart Networking Session' will simulate a speed networking environment where you can interact face-to-face with other delegates, swap details and generally catch up!

12:15
 - 13:00 BST
Lunch
Networking
LUNCH & END OF SESSIONS