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CONGRESS Newsletter 1/2017


The international platform for the generation and storage of power and heat industry

The VGB CONGRESS 2017 with its new motto Generation in Competition will take place in the Congress Centre West in Essen, Germany, 13 and 14 September 2017.

The congress for the industry generating and storing power and heat will focus on the joint action of renewable and conventional power generation within the dramatically changing market environments in Germany and Europe.

Political and general topics will be discussed in the plenary session on the first day. The following speakers are already confirmed:

  • Frank Klose, Partner Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group, Düsseldorf, Germany 
  • Christian Ruby, Secretary General, EURELECTRIC, Brüssel, Belgium
  • Dr. Sven Heiligtag, Partner, McKinsey Company, Hamburg, Germany 
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Weinhold, CTO, Siemens AG, Erlangen, Germany
  • Dr. Marie-Theres Thiell, Senior Vice President Grid Management East/Urban Solutions, innogy SE, Essen, Germany 
We are pleased to announce Sonja van Renssen taking the chair of the plenary session again.

Technical Sessions

Congress 2016 in Leipzig, Germany

The parallel sessions on the second day will provide an outlook on technical aspects of the future energy supply in Germany and Europe.

Side Programme

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We also would be pleased to welcome you to two evening events and technical visits.

Technical Exhibition

Traditionally the VGB CONGRESS will be accompanied by a technical exhibition. Book your booth now and boost your booth with an advertisement in the congress documents and the expert power journal VGB POWERTECH.

The Programme Committee

Plenary Session

Hubertus ALTMANN, Lausitz Energie Kraftwerke AG, Bergbau AG, Dr. Hans Friedrich BÜNTING, innogy SE, Michael Jakob FRANK, Uniper Anlagenservice GmbH, Dr. Francois GIGER, Electricité de France, Dr. Karl Heinz GRUBER, VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH

Technical Sessions

Marcus BEER, Siemens AG, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. BENESCH, STEAG Energy Services, Daniel BRÜCKNER, Uniper Anlagenservice GmbH, Edgar CROENERT, ANDRITZ HYDRO GmbH, Dr. Jens HANNES, RWE Technology GmbH, Joachim LYSCHIK, GE Germany, Kari NIEMELÄ, Amec Foster Wheeler Global Power, Wolfgang POHL, RWE AG, Helge SCHULZ, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH


Exhibitors of the technical exhibition accompanying this year´s VGB Congress have various options to present their company as sponsor. Make advantage and become VGB´s sponsoring partner, e.g.:

  • Your logo in the event programme and on the Internet
  • Invite: lunch, coffee breaks, evening event

Are you interested? Please send a short e-mail to: Angela Langen.


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