All speakers will speak their own language (Dutch or French) and translation will be foreseen (to Dutch or French, no English)


WELCOME  : 8:30 – 9:30
Due to security reasons, check-in might take some time. Make sure to be there on time.


PLENARY SESSION — 9:30 – 11:00 (main room – ground floor)

9:30 Opening Session
Benjamin Wilkin, APERe and David Germani, Techlink

9:40 Challenges and opportunities for solar in the European Clean Energy package 
Ruud Kempener , Policy officer, Unit “Renewables and CCS Policy” –  European Commission

10:00 PV Market in the world : Trends and outlook
Gaëtan Masson, Becquerel Institute

10:20 PV Market in Flanders : Trends and outlook
Jozefien Vanbecelaere, ODE

10:40 PV Market in Wallonia & Brussels : Trends and outlook
Jehan Decrop, EDORA


COFFEE BREAK : 11:00 – 11:30


PARALLEL SESSION 1 : The latest technical evolution — 11:30 – 13:00 (main room – ground floor)

11:30  Modules & cells : evolution of performances, optimisation, yield and bifaciality
Eszter Voroshazi – IMEC/Energyville

11:50 Modules & cells: evolution of prices and impact on PV competitiveness
Philippe Macé – Becquerel Institute

12:0 Solar and Batteries : latest developments
Jeroen Büscher, VITO

12:30 Hydrogen panels: unlocking the solar potential
Dr. ir. Jan Rongé Postdoctoral researcher, KU Leuven


PARALLEL SESSION 2 : New business models & Innovations — 11:30 – 13:00 (Bellevue – 13th floor)

11:30  Grid parity & the end of the net-metering : perspectives for prosumers
Benjamin Wilkin, APERe

11:50 Vehicle to Grid :  a new opportunity for PV
Philippe Vangeel, AVERE

12:10 Smart. Connected. Decentralized. Digital. Take off into tomorrow’s world of energy
Michaël Remedios Oliva, SMA

12:30 Crowdlending & PV Projects: New Business Opportunities
Zeno Bonduelle – Eneco



LUNCH BREAK : 13:00 – 14:00


PARALLEL SESSION 3 : Commercial and Industrial PV — 14:00 – 15:30 (main room – ground floor)

14:00  Comparison of the 3 support schemes in Belgium for Commercial and industrial PV
Jehan Decrop, EDORA

14:10 Kristal Solar Park – story of the biggest park of Benelux
Bram Claeys, Engie

14:30 Perpetum Energy – the largest solar carport in the world 
Jérôme Flament, Perpetum

14:50 Power purchase agreements : opportunities for PV
Sven Goethals, Baywa r.e.

15:10 The Solar O&M Best Practices Mark
Maté Heisz, Solar Power Europe


PARALLEL SESSION 4 : Residential PV and solar Communities — 14:00 – 15:30 (Bellevue – 13th floor)

14:00  Comparison of the 3 support schemes in Belgium for residential PV and solar communities
Wannes Demarcke – ODE 

14:10 Collective Self-consumption in France, Feed-back and challenges
Alexandra Batlle – Tecsol (France)

14:30 Tarification structure in Flanders : today & in the future
Leen Vandezande – VREG

14:50 Pricing challenges of renewable energy communities
Antoine THOREAU – CWaPE

15:10 Energy communities in Brussels : Pilot projects
Daphné Benzennou – Sibelga


COFFEE BREAK  — 15:30 – 16:00


PLENARY SESSION  — 16:00 – 17:30 (main room  – ground floor)

Sponsors Session 
Huawei/Wattkraft – Jens Van Hove 
Eneco – Geoffroy Meyns
Engie – François Thoumsin  
Baywa r.e. – Thomas Lechat
Solarclarity – Jurgen Van de Sompele

Conclusions of the day
Jef Poortmans – IMEC

Political debate with the 4 ministers of Energy
Alain Maron  – Minister of Energy in Brussels 
Zuhal Demir – Minister of Energy in Flanders (tbc)
Philippe Henry – Minister of Energy in Wallonia 
xxx – Minister of Energy at Federal Level (tbc)


COCKTAIL — 17:30 – 18:30