09:15 - 10:00 AM The Hotel



Welcome and Introduction

10:00 - 10:20 AM The Hotel 

  • Marco Pezzaglia, Chair, COGEN Europe


Keynote Speeches

10:20 - 10:50 AM The Hotel
  • Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy, European Commission
  • Anna Zamazeeva, Head of State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE)


Panel Session 1: 30 Years to Shape the Future of Net-Zero Energy

10:50 - 12:00 AM The Hotel

The EU Green Deal has gained momentum with reinforced ambition and an accelerated pace towards achieving a carbon neutral Europe by 2050. With European Parliamentary elections and a new Commission on the horizon, energy and climate related issues will remain high on the political agenda. European industry is committed to delivering strategic net-zero technologies to boost competitiveness, resilience, and consumer empowerment. As COGEN Europe celebrates its 30th anniversary, senior executives from leading European companies will share their visions of net-zero technologies, pathways and trends that will define the next 30 years, as well as how EU policy can reinforce EU industrial leadership.

Moderator: Kelvin Ross, Editor-in-Chief, Power Engineering International (PEi)


  • Paweł Szczeszek, President of the Management Board, Tauron Polska Energia & Vice President of the Management Board, Polish Association of Professional Combined Heat and Power Plants (PTEZ)
  • Miloslav Kužela, Chief Sales Officer, TEDOM Group
  • Evan McAvoy, Director Business Development - WW Power Generation, Solar Turbines
  • Veine Göransson, Siemens Energy
  • Cedric Domont, Managing Director, Benelux, Alfa Laval
Questions & Answers



  12:00 - 13:15 PM The Hotel

Panel Session 2: Technology and Innovation Trends in Cogeneration

  13:15 - 14:45 PM The Hotel

Cogeneration technologies are well-recognised across industry and district heating, as an energy efficient, reliable and cost-effective solution for heat and power supply.  As the energy system moves towards higher shares of renewable energy, increased energy efficiency and electrification, the role of cogeneration is also evolving. The European cogeneration sector is innovating in key areas of the energy transition. Future-proof cogeneration systems aim to support renewable energy integration, maximise energy efficiency and ensure a more resilient and flexible energy system. This session will showcase the latest innovative approaches for cogeneration technologies and applications, with a focus on European industrial leadership and high decarbonisation ambition.

Introduction (10-15 mins): Dr. Andrej Jentsch, Programme Manager - District Heating and Cooling (DHC), International Energy Agency (IEA)   

Moderator: Kelvin Ross, Editor-in-Chief, Power Engineering International (PEi)


  • Anders Stuxberg, Specialist in Power Plant Process Integration, Siemens Energy
  • Jan Palounek, Executive Director, TEDOM Trading
  • John Mason, Director - Technology Strategy, Solar Turbines
  • Angelo Parente, Director of Business Operations – Industrial & New Energy, Baker Hughes
  • Carl Richers,  Vice President - Product Management & Marketing, INNIO Group  
Questions & Answers


Coffee Break

14:45 - 15:30 PM The Hotel


Panel Session 3: Reforming Europe’s Electricity Market - How to foster energy systems integration

  15:30 - 17:00 PM The Hotel

Electricity market design is a key component of Europe’s decarbonisation pathway, as electricity is becoming increasingly important in the context of the broader energy system. Growing shares of renewable energy in Europe’s power mix will be key to decarbonising the overall energy system. Meanwhile, the uptake of intermittent renewable sources and the electrification of the heating and transport sectors are associated with additional balancing, system adequacy and grid-reinforcement costs. To address these challenges, energy systems integration is emerging as a new approach to optimally plan and operate the energy grids and assets in synergy across energy carriers and different end-use sectors, accelerating decarbonisation, fostering resiliency and ensuring lower costs for consumers.

Introduction (15-20 mins): Catharina Sikow-Magny, Director - Green Transition & Energy System Integration, Directorate General for Energy, European Commission

Moderator: Sonja van Renssen, Editor-in-Chief, Energy Monitor


  • Catharina Sikow-Magny, Director - Green Transition & Energy System Integration, Directorate General for Energy, European Commission
  • Michael Villa, Executive Director, smartEn - Smart Energy Europe
  • Jędrzej Maśnicki, Director of International Affairs, Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE)
  • Nick Keramidas, Vice-Chair, COGEN Europe Energy & Environment Working Group & Executive Director EU Affairs & Regulatory Advocacy, MYTILINEOS
  • Noemi Szabo, Manager - Policy, Communications & Stakeholder Management, ENTSO-E

 Questions & Answers


Closing Speech

17:00 - 17:10 PM The Hotel

Cristian-Silviu Bușoi MEP (EPP, Romania), Chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE)



17:10 - 17:15 PM The Hotel

Dora Adamo, Member of COGEN Europe's Executive Committee & Clean Power Solutions Strategy Leader, Baker Hughes


Cocktail Reception

19:00 - 20:00 PM Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium


COGEN Europe Recognition Awards Ceremony

20:00 - 20:45 PM Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium

Master of Ceremonies: Hans Korteweg, Managing Director, COGEN Europe

COGEN Europe Gala Dinner

20:45 - 23:00 PM Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium

Sponsored by AB Energy

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