Monday 28th October

Mayor’s reception: Mayor’s Cocktail Reception at the Helsinki City Hall Ballroom (Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, 00170 Helsinki).

Up to a maximum of 500 people can attend the reception, which is intended for participants of the Nordic Energy Forum and The European Technology and Innovation Platform at Renewable Heating & Cooling events.

Register here *
* Registration for mayors reception is done during ticket checkout

Tuesday 29th October

VISION / Morning session host Carita Ollikainen, Chair of World Energy Council Finland

Registration & breakfast 

President of the World Energy Council in Finland Carita Ollikainen

World Energy Scenarios – Energy Systems Transition with an Innovation Twist 
Senior Director of Scenarios and Business Insights Angela Wilkinson, World Energy Council

Climate-neutral Europe by 2050
Director Artur Runge-Metzger, Climate Strategy, Directorate-General for Climate Action, European Commission

Low-Carbon Future of Outokumpu
Chief Executive Officer Roeland Baan, Outokumpu Oyj


Nordic Electricity Market Vision 2030 – World’s most competitive, innovative, and consumer-oriented electricity market
Chair of the Electricity Market Group at the Nordic Council of Ministers Markus Hübner, Danish
Energy Agency

The Future of Nordic Energy Markets – Stronger Together
Panel Discussion, Moderator Chief Executive Officer Risto E. J. Penttilä, Nordic West OfficePanelists

  •  Chair of the Electricity Market Group at the Nordic Council of Ministers Markus Hübner, Danish Energy Agency
  • Senior Vice president Tiina Tuomela, Fortum Corporation
  • Managing Director Maria Wetterstrand, Miltton Purpose

Capacity constraints in Swedish urban areas: How to remove the barriers to growth and energy transition
EU Director Sara Emanuelsson, Swedenergy

Electric system facing new challenges
Director, Development and ICT Markku Hyvärinen, Helen Electricity Network 

Lunch Buffet

POLICY / Afternoon Session Host Jukka Leskelä, Finnish Energy

EU’s National Energy and Climate Plans
Head of Unit Paula Pinho, Energy Policy Coordination, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission

Panel discussion on Competitive Energy Policy with 

  • Riku Huttunen, Director General, Ministry of Employment and the Economy of Finland,
  • Timo Tatar, Deputy Secretary General for Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia and
  • Anna Törner, Head of Unit at Division for Sustainable and Innovative Energy Systems, Ministry of the Environment and Energy, Sweden.

Inclusion of the Heating Sector in the EU’s emission Trading Scheme
Joonatan Huhdanmäki
, Aalto University graduate

Sustainable Finance Criteria Shaping the Future of Energy
Managing Director Piia-Noora Kauppi, the Finance Finland
Comment: President Hannes Tuohiniitty, Bioenergy Europe


Low Carbon and Comparable Future of Heavy Transportation
Principal Scientist Juhani Laurikko, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Policy Alignments in the Nordic Countries Shape the Low Carbon Future of Transportation
Vice President, Public Affairs Mika Aho, ST1

End of the day one

Great Energy Gala Dinner


Wednesday 30th October

BUSINESS-AS-(UN)USUAL / Session host Managing Director Harri Laurikka, The Bioenergy Association of Finland

Opening Remarks of the Nordic Energy Forum 2019
Session host Harri Laurikka

Baltic Power System Synchronization to Energy Union
Chief Executive Officer, Hando Sutter, Eesti Energia
Member of the Board Gatis Junghans, AS Augstsprieguma tikls (AST)
Chief Commercial Officer, Member of the Executive Board  Vidmantas Salietis, Lietuvos Energija
Senior Consultant Clemence Carnerero, ÅF Pöyry

The Role of New Gas Market in the Energy Transition 
Chairman of the Board Zane Kotāne, AS Conexus Baltic Grid

Unified Balance Area
Director Timo Partanen, Energy authority of Finland

Biomass Markets Around the Baltic Sea
President Remigijus Lapinskas, World Bioenergy Association


The Future of Wind Power in the Nordics
Chief Executive Officer Heikki Peltomaa, WPD Finland

The Future of Guarantees of Origin, CO2 Removal & Sink Instruments
Portfolio Manager Mervi Leskinen, Gasum Portfolio Services

Energy Transition as a Strategic Driver
Chief Operation Officer Burkhard von Kienitz, E.ON

Lunch Buffet

INNOVATION POWERS NEW BUSINESS / Session host Jaakko Hirvola, Technology Industries of Finland

Start-ups and Venture Innovations for Energy Transition
Co-Founder, Partner Artturi Tarjanne, Nexit Venture

Urban Heating and Cooling with Circular conomy
Research Manager Antti Arasto, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Energy Management with AI and Machine-Based Analytics for B2C and B2B Customers
Product Manager, Toni Hannula, Etelä-Savon Energia Oy

Hyper-Scale Automation for the Energy Networks of the Future
Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Kenneth Budka, Energy Solutions of Nokia Bell Labs

Power-to-X: Food Out of Thin Air
Chief Executive Officer Pasi Vainikka, Solar Foods

Unlocking Energy Innovation – Game-changers for Clean Energy
Executive Officer Dr. Carsten Rolle, WEC Germany

15:00 – 16:00
Summit Closing –
Farewell Party and & Business Exchange