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EnergyFest 2024

Ghent University Energy Festival

We invite you to the first edition of our Ghent University Energy Festival, an inspiring day with keynotes on the energy transition, success stories about academic-industrial partnerships, round table energy challenges, a fair showcasing the UGent energy expertise, and much more...

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Keynotes

Meet our keynote speakers

The following speakers have confirmed their participation (list subject to modifications).

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Elizabeth Press

Director Planning and Programme Support IRENA

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Jan Mertens

Senior Project Director ENGIE & visiting professor Ghent University

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Johan Albrecht

Professor of Economics at Ghent University and senior fellow of Itinera Institute

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Moniek De Jongh

Researcher at Ghent Institute of International & European Studies

DUOs

Meet our duo session speakers

The following speakers have confirmed their participation (list subject to modifications).

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Chris Develder

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To be communicated

Topic: Artificial Intelligence in the energy transition

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Jo Dewulf

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To be communicated

Topic: Sustainable Wind Energy developments

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Arnold Janssens (TBC)

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To be communicated

Topic: Energy Transition in the built environment

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Sebastian Verhelst

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To be communicated

Topic: Biofuels & new generation engines

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Program

Full program

27 February 2024

09.00 - 18.00

Handelsbeurs, Kouter 29, 9000 Ghent

09.00 - 09.30  

09.30 - 10.00

10.00 - 11.20

11.20 - 11.50

11.50 - 12.30

12.30 - 14.00

14.00 - 15.20

15.20 - 15.50

15.50 - 16.30

16.30 - 17.00

17.00 - 18.00

Registration & welcome coffee

Opening speeches

Prof. Michel de Paepe, Chairman of EnerGhentIC

Keynote speeches

Mrs. Elizabeth Press, Director Planning & Programme Suport IRENA

Energy Transition Globally: setting the scene

Mrs. Moniek De Jongh, Researcher at GIES

Geopolitics: how the political situation worldwide has an impact on the energy transition

Coffee break

DUO Talks

Prof. Chris Develder (UGent) & (to be communicated)

Prof. Arnold Janssens (UGent) & (to be communicated)

Network lunch

Energy Fair showcasing Ghent University energy research expertise

Academic - industrial challenges (TBC)

Keynote speeches

Prof. Johan Albrecht, Professor of Economics at Ghent University and senior fellow of Itinera Institute

Affordability of the Energy Transition

Prof. Jan Mertens, Senior Project Director ENGIE & visiting professor Ghent University

The importance of technological innovation for the energy transition in our collaboration with industry

Coffee break

DUO Talks

Prof. Jo Dewulf (UGent) & (to be communicated)

Prof. Sebastian Verhelst (UGent) & (to be communicated)

Closing speeches

Policy representative (TBC)

Judith Ooms, Business Developer EnerGhentIC

Network reception

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Visit our energy fair

Make sure you go and explore the many inspiring Ghent University energy research booths during the network moments. Our EnerGhentIC members are keen to show you what type of innovation they are working on and they will invite you to join in the fun!

Delve deep into certain energy related topics, make new contacts, discuss opportunities, find synergies and make the most of the expertise which will be on show.

Registration

Registration

Ghent University members = free

Other participants = 150 euro

Registration option coming soon

Partners

Meet our preferred partners

List coming soon (mock icons shown)

Would you like to become a preferred partner for EnergyFest? Then get in touch

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