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EDP Business Summit '21

Leaders and Corporations committed to the Energy Transition

On June 17th we proudly brought together leaders and companies from 25 countries in a global event, with the ambitious aim of building a greener future. Check the video that sums up this initiative.

Leaders and Corporations committed to the Energy Transition

Science has shown us that today the major cause of global warming is the amount of carbon dioxide poured into the atmosphere as a consequence of human activity. To change the current temperature-rise course and to prevent catastrophic natural disasters, CO2 emissions have to be severely reduced - a step that will demand a serious commitment from the energy sector.
Fortunately, there are more and more people and companies taking brave decisions to accelerate the pace of the global energy transition.
The complex challenges ahead call for an urgent joint effort from all industry players, regulators, governments, companies and people to align incentives, technological development and mindset to promote change. In this context, EDP Comercial stepped up with the launch of EDP Business Summit 2021 – Leaders and Corporations committed to the Energy Transition, a digital project that brought together decision-makers and companies from across the world to share and discuss principles and practices to accelerate energy transition, to imagine new solutions, to assume and encourage change. It was a unique half-day program with internationally renowned expert speakers, thought-provoking keynotes and transformative debates, and a call to think, be and act greater for a more sustainable tomorrow for all.

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EDP BUSINESS SUMMIT’21 OFFERED

A TOP LEARNING OPPORTUNITY: key energy transition topics were addressed by outstanding international speakers

A BIT OF TIME TO THINK: an opportunity to reflect together on the issues and goals of a more sustainable future

A FOCUSED SPACE TO EXPLORE NEW IDEAS: a pool of ideas and suggestions that inspired new ways to improve businesses

Program

A high-level program on key topics about energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions

Welcome
03:00 PM
Welcome and Introduction
Vera Pinto Pereira, Executive Board Member at EDP Energias de Portugal SA
OPENING
03:10 PM
Pioneering Spirit to invent the future
Bertrand Piccard, Serial Explorer, Psychiatrist and Ambassador for Clean Technologies
sustainability
03:30 PM
How to Green your Business: Sustainability and Profitability Hand in Hand
Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London
solar energy
03:50 PM
Creating a Brighter Tomorrow:  The Sun Leads the Way
Gabriel Nebreda, B2C Managing Director at EDP Spain
BREAK
04:10 PM
Coffee break
electric mobility
04:20 PM
Transforming the Way We Move: What Lies Ahead for E-Mobility
Jan Burdinski, Executive Director of Hyundai and Head of European Government Relations
Roger Atkins, Managing Director at Electric Vehicles Outlook Ltd
Koen Noyens, Director of EU Policy at EVBox
Pedro Vinagre, Executive Board Member at EDP Comercial
flexibility
04:45 PM
Rethinking Power Systems: Understanding Energy Flexibility
Norela Constantinescu, Head of section Innovation at ENTSO-E and Vice-Chair of ETIP SNET
Sanda Tuzlic, Managing Director, Energy Transition Services at Accenture
Michael Phelan, CEO and Co-Founder at GridBeyond
António Coutinho, Chief Executive Officer at EDP Innovation
CLOSING
05:10 PM
Prototyping the World of Tomorrow
Daan Roosegaarde, Artist and Innovator
End
05:30 PM
Event time: GMT+01



This event was hosted by Pedro Mendonça Pinto, Portuguese Host and Journalist

Speakers

Meet all the international expert speakers and thought leaders who shared their passion, experience, best practices and ideas to accelerate the energy transition

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sustainability

24 June 2021

EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL - A DREAM THAT WILL COME TRUE?

The European Commission's plan is to make the EU economy fully sustainable and create a climate-neutral society by 2050

electric mobility

15 June 2021

GOING WITH THE FLOW: RIDING THE ELECTRIC CURRENT

The EV market is no longer a niche market for new technological companies nor an utopic reality accessible only to high-income countries.

solar energy

15 June 2021

SOLAR PV & E-STORAGE: POWER FOR THE PEOPLE

Finding a way to store electricity in an efficient and affordable manner is the holy grail for the democratization of people’s access to electricity.

If you have any questions about the event please do not hesitate to contact us: business.summit@edp.com

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