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Please find below the final programme of the conference, if you are interested in viewing one of the presentations, please click on the corresponding session.

_DAY ONE | March 17th 2016_

9:00 –10:00

OPENING SESSION

Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Federal Foreign Minister, Germany
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Sigmar Gabriel
Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
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Dr. Abdelkader Amara
Minister of Energy, Mining, Water and the Environment, Morocco
representing the incoming presidency of the Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC-COP22)
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Zayed Future Energy Prize - Highschool Award Winners, Tobias Beck,
Managing Director, Student Research Centre South-Wuerttemberg (SFZ)

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10:00 – 10:30

COFFEE BREAK
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10:30 – 10:45

Boris Schucht, CEO, 50Hertz
Business Models for the Energiewende

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10:45 – 11:45

MINISTERIAL PANEL
How to push Energy Transition policies
towards economically viable implementation?


Impulse: Dr. Fatih Birol,
Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
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  • Rainer Baake, State Secretary, Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

  • Michal Kurtyka, Deputy Minister of Energy, Poland

  • Mongi Marzouk, Minister of Energy and Mines, Tunisia

  • Lenka Kovačovská, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic

  • Jorge Seguro Sanches, Secretary of State of Energy, Ministry of Economy, Portugal

  • Dr. Keerthi Wikramarathne, Chairman, Sustainable Energy Authority, Sri Lanka

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11:45 – 12:45

MINISTERIAL PANEL
How can international cooperation stimulate Energy Efficiency
measures and accelerate the growth of Renewable Energy?


Impulse: Adnan Amin,
Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
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  • Elisabeth Aspaker, Minister of EEA and EU Affairs, Norway

  • Lazăr Comănescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Romania

  • Vazil Hudák, Minister for Economic Affairs, Slovakia

  • Dr. Vu Huy Hoang, Minister of Industry and Trade, Vietnam

  • Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Ioannis Kasoulides, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Cyprus

  • Thembisile Majola, Deputy Minister, Department of Energy, South Africa

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12:45 – 13:45

LUNCH BREAK

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PRESS CONFERENCE
and Q&A on REmap 2030 at the Rathenau Hall
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13:45 – 15:15

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Session 1:
Future Markets


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Session 2:
Energy Transition
in Buildings

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Session 3:
Grid Integration


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15:15 –15:45

COFFEE BREAK
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15:45 –17:15

Session 4:
Advanced Renewable
Incentive Schemes

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Session 5:
Energy Transition
in Industry and Business

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Session 6:
Increasing
Power Flexibility

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17:15 –17:30

PLENARY:
SESSION SUMMARIES

Moderator: Dr. Katrin Prüfig,
Journalist
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  • Christine Lins, Executive Secretary, REN21

  • Andreas Kuhlmann, Chief Executive, German Energy Agency (dena)

  • Jörg Mayer, Managing Director, German Solar Association (BSW-Solar)

  • Dieter W. Haller, Director-General, Federal Foreign Office

  • Thorsten Herdan, Director General for Energy, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

  • Prof. Carlos Batlle, Associate Professor, Comillas Pontifical University's Institute for Research in Technology (IIT)

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18:30

EVENING RECEPTION
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_DAY TWO | March 18th 2016_

OPENING SESSION

9:00 – 9:15

Dr. Barbara Hendricks
Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany
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9:15 – 9:30

Thomas Silberhorn,
State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (tbc)
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9:30 – 9:50

Amory B. Lovins
Cofounder, Chief Scientist and Chairman Emeritus, Rocky Mountain Institute
NEW FRONTIERS FOR THE ENERGIEWENDE

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9:50 – 11:20

MINISTERIAL PANEL
How can Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
contribute to reach the COP21 climate target?

Impulse: Michael Liebreich,
Chairman of the Advisory Board, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)

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  • Dr. Abdelkader Amara, Minister of Energy, Mining, Water and the Environment, Morocco
     
  • Dr. Udo Niehage, Energy Transition Representative of the Siemens Managing Board, Siemens AG

  • Dr. Patrick Graichen, CEO, Agora Energiewende

  • Victor Vlad Grigorescu, Minister of Energy, Romania

  • Amory B. Lovins, Co-Founder, Chief Scientist and Chairman Emeritus, Rocky Mountain Institute

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11:20 –11:45

COFFEE BREAK
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11:45 –13:15

BREAKOUT SESSIONS II

Session 7:
Access to Finance


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Session 8:
Energy Transition
in Transport

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Session 9:
Sector Coupling


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13:15 – 14:15

PLENARY:
SESSION SUMMARIES

Moderator: Dr. Katrin Prüfig,
Journalist
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  • Silvia Kreibiehl, Head of UNEP Centre, Frankfurt School of Finance

  • Dr. Mike Enskat, Head of Global Transport, Energy and Water Programmes, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

  • Auke Lont, CEO, Statnett

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PLENARY:
CONFERENCE WRAP UP

Rainer Baake, State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
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Stephan Steinlein, State Secretary, German Federal Foreign Office

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14:15 – 16:15

LIGHT LUNCH
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