26 Mar 2020 - 27 Mar 2020 | Groningen, Netherlands


26 Mar 2020
10:00 – 10:30
Arrival and registration
10:30 – 10:40
Introduction by the moderator: Jörg Gigler - Managing Director at TKI New Gas
Plenary session
10:40 – 11:00
Introductory remarks by the Nordic ambassadors and representative of the city/province
Plenary session
11:00 – 11:15
Introduction to the region by representative of the province of Groningen

Nienke Homan, Regional Minister, Province of Groningen (TBC)

Plenary session
11:15 – 11:45
The Future of European energy markets: implications for sustainability and economic growth

Hans van Steen, Adviser, Acting Director European Commission
Directorate General for Energy - Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency - ENER/C

Plenary session
11:45 – 12:30
How our cities and clusters can benefit from green growth

Panel members: 

Nienke Homan, Regional Minister, Province of Groningen (TBC)

Paul de Rook, Deputy Mayor, City of Groningen

Representative from Norwegian Municipality (TBC)

Tuula Mäkinen, Vice President, Smart Energy and Built Environment, VTT Technical Research Institute of Finland

Representative City of Aalborg (Denmark) (TBC)

Panel discussion
12:30 – 13:30
13:30 – 14:00
Representative from International Energy Agency TBC

Keynote Speech

Plenary session
14:45 – 15:00
Coffee on the go
15:00 – 16:00
Matchmaking Session 1
1:1 Meetings
15:00 – 16:00
Workshop 1: The role of biogas in the future energy- and agricultural systems


Ruud Paap, theme coordinator Greening the gas value chain at New Energy Coalition

Michael Støckler, Project Manager at Agro Business Park A/S

Purpose of this session is to share and discuss hands-on experience from The Netherlands and the Nordics on how biogas plays an important role in the green and sustainable energy- and agrifood ecosystem of the future.

15:00 – 16:00
Workshop 2: Hydrogen for industry: energy carrier or feedstock?
15:00 – 16:00
Workshop 3: Transnational collaboration on energy around the North Sea
16:00 – 17:00
Matchmaking Session 2
1:1 Meetings
17:05 – 17:15
Concluding remarks by the moderator
Plenary session
17:30 – 19:00
Networking drinks and fingerfood
Dinner and drinks
27 Mar 2020
09:00 – 14:30
Site visits

A site visit to some of the region’s key hotspots for energy transition developments related to the conference's main topics. More information and details of the programme will follow soon.

Site visit
The event agenda's time zone is CEST.