Energy Convention 2013

23 sep 2013

19th and 20th of November 2013 in MartiniPlaza Groningen

The Energy Academy Europe is the host of this year’s Energy Convention, which is an international platform for senior energy experts from various disciplines, sectors and countries. Each year the latest topics in the field of energy transition are discussed by senior representatives from research & development, business and governments. The convention is of growing size and importance, with up to 1000 visitors last year.

The Energy Convention includes a number of interesting plenary events: keynotes, forums, dinners, and networking lunches. A variety of inspiring high-profile speakers will lecture at the Energy Convention, turning this conference into a well-balanced mix of inspiration and cutting edge science. This years’ conference will also be of interest to young energy professionals and students, as it is featuring a talent market and networking possibilities. The convention will cover two themes:

Energy consciousness will focus on the changing energy dialogue in society and the interaction with the changing energy sector. System integration will deal with the new decentralized energy system and various facets of system integration will be discussed during four sessions; from changes in economic models to the technical or ICT aspects of this integration.

- NRG Battle
- Energy Career Event
- Young Energy Convention
- PhD Event by GESP
- Energy Transition Debate

Amory Lovins is an American physicist, environmental scientist, writer, and founder of the Rocky
Mountain Institute. Time magazine named him on of the World’s 100 most influential people and
a ‘Hero of the Environment’. Lovins has received ten honorary doctorates, published 29 books and
has written over 450 papers. He has been promoting energy efficiency for over forty years and has
advised countless governments and Fortune500 organisations on energy-related matters.

André Kuipers is a Dutch physician and ESA astronaut. He was the second Dutchman to travel to
space and the first to return for a second mission. As part of his DELTA mission, Kuipers conducted
21 experiments on various subjects such as physiology, biology, technological development and

Joan MacNaughton is a former DG of Energy in the United Kingdom, former Chair of the Governing
Board of the IEA and Senior Vice President, Power and Environmental Policies with Alstom Power.
She Currently is President of the Energy Institute in London and chairs the policy assessment work
of the World Energy Council (‘WEC Trilemma’). She is also Chair of the Energy Academy Europe
International Advisory Board.

Ambassador Wu Jianmin is currently Executive Vice Chairman of the China Institute for Innovation and
Development Strategy, Special Researcher of the Counsellors’ office of the State Council, Member of
the Foreign Policy Advisory Committee of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Member and Vice President of
the European Academy of Sciences and Honorary President of the International Bureau of Exhibitions
(BIE). He is also member of the Energy Academy Europe International Advisory Board.