Agenda

Here's what's scheduled for the event. All times are in GMT.

8:20 AM
Registration and networking
 
8:50 AM
Conference Introduction

Maurice Button, Chief Executive, City & Financial Global

8:55 AM
Chair’s opening remarks
 
9:00 AM
Keynote Address I

Lord Dominic Johnson of Lainston CBE, Minister of State (Minister for Investment), The Department for Business and Trade

9:20 AM
Keynote Address II - Energising the Future: Exploring the UK's Offshore Wind Energy Market

The Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP, Vale of Glamorgan

9:40 AM
Keynote Address III – the European Commission's Vision for Offshore Wind Energy
 
10:00 AM
Panel I - Navigating the Winds of Change: a CEO's Perspective on the Offshore Wind Energy Market

Michael Van Der Heijden, Chief Executive Officer, Maple Power

10:40 AM
Panel II - Making projects investable – understanding investors’ requirements

Alexandre Franceschini, SVP, Corio Generation

Joanna Mobed, Co-Head, Global Origination, UK Export Finance

11:20 AM
Morning coffee and networking
 
11:40 AM
Panel III - Powering the Future: Investments and Innovations in European Offshore Wind Energy Sector

Andy Riley, Head of Offshore Wind Development, Crown Estate Scotland

Albert Clark, Head of Offshore Wind, Department for Business and Trade

Barry Parsons, Group Chief Commercial Officer, Acteon

12:20 PM
Panel IV - 2024 Economic Outlook for Offshore Wind and the Impact of Fiscal Dynamics on Growth

Georgios Kalpias CFA, Vice President Power Renewables & Infrastructure, HSBC

Mel Zuydam, Group CFO, Acteon

1:00 PM
Lunch and networking
 
2:00 PM
Panel V - Unlocking Strategies to Achieve Supply Chain and Infrastructural Scalability to Meet Global Demand

Dr. Anne Velenturf, Senior Research Fellow in Circular Economy, University of Leeds

Adam Berman, Deputy Director, Energy UK

Commodore (Rtd) Steven Jermy, CEO, Celtic Sea Power 

2:40 PM
Presentation I - Optimising Permitting and Licensing Frameworks to Seamlessly Expand Offshore Wind in the UK and European Union

Adam Ezzamel, Head of Offshore Development E&W, RWE

3:00 PM
Presentation II - “It’s all about the blade”: innovation in the wind industry that that will power our country’s future

Andrew Elmes, Head of Business Development (Net Zero) - UK&I, Siemens Energy

3:20 PM
Afternoon tea and networking
 
3:40 PM
Panel VI - Upgrading national electricity grids to accelerate grid connections for the next generation of wind projects

Adam Ezzamel, Head of Offshore Development E&W, RWE

Harvey Chandler, Head of Policy & Public Affairs, GIIA

4:20 PM
Panel VII - Beyond Europe: Identifying New Growth Markets for Offshore Wind Development
 
5:00 PM
Chair’s Closing Remarks & Close of Proceedings