Thursday, June 21, 2018


02:00 pm - 04:00 pm


Messe München


Hall A2, Booth A2.111

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Joint Forces for Solar - 10th PV Briefing & Networking Forum Europe

02:00 pm
02:15 pm

Sunny Renaissance of the European Solar Market

European solar market opportunities in 2018 and beyond Assessment of existing and future market growth drivers

Markus A.W. Hoehner, CEO, Joint Forces for Solar / EuPD Research

02:15 pm
02:30 pm

Key European Solar Markets – Trends & Business Opportunities

A detailed look at Germany, Netherlands & France Market demands and drivers from the installer’s perspective, Winning strategies for the supplying side

Saif Islam, Senior Consultant, EuPD Research

02:30 pm
03:15 pm

Presentation & Panel Discussion I Energizing Market Developments: Technical Advances & Business Strategies

Key barriers, incentives, benefits, applications & successful case studies across Europe
Successfully proven business strategies of European technology leaders

Presentation + Moderation of the panel: Stuart Brannigan, Managing Director, Solar Solutions GmbH
Panelist 1: Henning Schulze, Vice President Europe, JA Solar
Panelist 2: Matthias Mack, Segment Manager Alternative Energies / Member of the Management Board, Stäubli Electrical Connectors AG
Panelist 3: Fabrice Roudet, Product Line Manager - Energy Storage Business Unit, Eaton
Panelist 4: Roberto González, Director of the Solar PV R&D Department, Ingeteam Power Technology S.A.
Panelist 5: Sonia Benard, VP Europe and Africa Sales, Talesun Solar Technologies Co., Ltd.

03:15 pm
03:30 pm

Managing Change in a New and Digitalized Energy World: What Does it Mean for the Solar Industry Today?

The digital revolution: Sustaining profitability with innovative power management systems
Do energy systems need blockchain? Implications and opportunities for the solar industry

Mojca Bajec, CFO, SunContract

03:30 pm
03:45 pm

Innovations Meets Efficiency: Redefining New Standards in Tracking Technology

Bruce Wang, Director of the Research Institute, Arctech Solar

03:45 pm
04:00 pm

APsystems Smart-Grid Ready Microinverters Range Opens up New Opportunities for the Solar Industry in Germany

Maxime Boiron, Senior Director of Marketing EMEA, APsystems EMEA


As one of the highlights of Intersolar Europe, Joint Forces for Solar will once again host the PV Briefing & Networking Forum in what is sure to be an opportunity for a lively exchange of knowledge. Central topics will be discussed under the banner of a “Sunny Renaissance of the European Solar Market”, with current and future-oriented issues concerning the solar market. The influence of digitalization, political conditions and the latest technological advances will also be on the agenda.