Day 3, Friday, 29th September 2017

3rd Stage: The focus of the day is on urgent steps and demands for a successful energy future in Europe and in Austria. What should we take with us? Act now!

At what point is innovation disruptive? In the opinion of the classic and new players, what still needs to happen so that the energy future is a success? Which conditions are being created by politics so that the tasks, steps and demands can succeed for the benefit of society, the economy and the environment?

Moderation: Birgit Fenderl and Gernot Frischenschlager, ORF

tentative programme status

9:00 - Keynote: Everything digital, everything disruptive? Innovation between hype and business relevance. How do digitalisation, disruption and start-ups become contribution margins?

Is every digitalisation, innovation and new orientation useful? Some companies put themselves under the pressure of innovation and underestimate the challenges that the implementation of new business processes entails. The energy sector needs new ideas, that is certain, but how, when, and for whom?

Dr. Mattias Kramer, Head of Digital Innovation, mantro GmbH

Presentation

9:30 - Power talk: What do classic and new players think about how the energy future can succeed?

In this power talk, we will bring the worlds together. Classic and new players in the energy sector will discuss the energy future. Which prerequisites should be given, and who should have to fill them? Which expectations do new and classic players have of one another? How will the sector continue to develop, in their view?

Cornelia Daniel, Owner, Dachgold E.U.
Daniel Hammerl, Country Manager, Tesla Motors Austria
Johannes Kempmann, President, BDEW e.V.
Dr. Leonhard Schitter, President, Oesterreichs Energie

10:15 - Podium discussion: reflection and questions from the audience

10:15 - Coffee break

11:00 - Elevator pitch talk: Which conditions are being created by politics so that the tasks, steps and demands can succeed for the benefit of society, the economy and the environment?

Sustainability, energy union, compliance with the climate protection goals, competitiveness and supply reliability. This is the challenge for policymakers. Which conditions will they provide so that the energy future can succeed? Which demands from industry are realistic and viable? In this elevator pitch talk, European and national policymakers discuss their concerns, plans and ideas for the future of the energy sector.

Christiane Brunner, The Greens Party in Parliament
Barbara Kappel, Member of European Parliament
Natascha Kohnen, Member of State Parliament, SPD Bavaria
Kristian Ruby, Secretary General, EURELECTRIC AISBL

11:45 - Podium discussion: reflection and questions from the audience

11:45 - Conclusion & outlook

Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Anzengruber, Chairman of the Board, VERBUND AG

12:00 - Farewell Lunch