PROMOTioN's Digital Capstone Event, 08/24/20  - 09/21/20

Conference Day, Live Event

Monday, 09/21/2020 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Breakout 1 | Breakout 2 | Breakout 3 | Breakout 4


Join us for our live programme on the main event day! On this day, we will explore the next steps towards a European Meshed HVDC Offshore Grid.The day will be kicked off by the keynote addresses that will frame the day's discussions. After that, we continue the day with an overview about the vast range of work in PROMOTioN, a concise review of the pre-conference Break Sessions and an introduction to our vision for a deployment plan.

A panel of high-level experts from the sector will discuss the findings of PROMOTioN and sketch out which steps need to be done next.

We encourage our attendees to join the discussion by handing in their comments and questions via live-chat. We will monitor the comments coming in and will address them in dedicated feedback rounds.

Explore with us how we can design the future of a European Meshed Offshore Grid!

Live Event Programme

Need a break? Take a tour of our Conference Posters!

Keynote Speakers

Catharina Sikow-Magny

DG Energy
Director Internal Energy Market

Catharina Sikow-Magny joined the European Commission in 1997 and is currently the Director responsible for Internal Energy Market and the Acting Head of Unit in charge of retail markets, consumers and local initiatives in the Directorate General for Energy.

Andreas Feicht

State Secretary, BMWi -
German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Andreas Feicht was appointed State Secratary at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in 2019 and responsible for the field of energy policy. Before, he served as CEO and Chairman of the Board for different German companies in the energy and transportation sector.

Our Panelists

Søren Dupont Kristensen

Energinet, Electricity System Operator

With more than 17years of experience in the energy industry Søren Dupont Kristensen has held various management positions at Energinet. He is also a member of the Board of the European Network of Transmission System Operators.

Martin Neubert

Orsted Offshore Wind

Martin Neubert is CEO of Offshore in Ørsted, Executive Vice President and member of Ørsted Executive Committee. Prior to his appointment as CEO of Offshore in Ørsted, he was Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer of Offshore, and Head of Market & Project Development.

Ditlev Engel

DNV GL Energy

Ditlev Engel has more than 30 years experience as an executive leader for companies including wind turbine manufacturer Vestas and coatings manufacturer Hempel. Since 2016 Ditlev has held the position of CEO of DNV GL’s energy business, leading 2,300 experts in power and renewables around the globe.

Vera Silva

VP Innovation T&D Europe

At GE, Silvia leads a Grid Solutions team of 3,400 engineers in more than 20 countries and the team is responsible for researching, designing and producing products and solutions for customers globally. In 2020, she became the first female VP at T&D Europe, the European association of the electricity transmission and distribution equipment and services industry.

Jan-Paul Dijckmans

Associate Director
TenneT, Strategy and Partnership Department
Jan-Paul Dijckmans joined TenneT in 2001 and is currently as Associate Director Strategy & Partnerships responsible for business development, innovation, digitalisation, flexibility and also the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) programme. The NSWPH programme facilitates a coordinated roll-out of large scale offshore wind in the North Sea.



Mark van Stiphout

Head of Unit
DG Energy

Mark van Stiphout is currently Deputy Head of Unit in DG Energy in the unit that is responsible for Innovation, clean technologies and competitiveness, including support for energy research and innovation in Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, and the Strategic Energy Technology Plan.


Laurent Schmitt


John Moore

Advisor Business Development, TenneT
WP12 Lead, PROMOTioN

Giles Dickson


Ian Cowan

Lead Simulation Engineer, SHE Transmission

Cornelis Plet

Principal consultant for HVDC technologies & offshore power systems, DNV GL Energy
Project Coordinator, PROMOTioN

Christina Brantl

Research Associate, RWTH Aachen

Marc Schmidt

Head of Regulatory Affairs, TenneT Germany

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