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CONGRESS Newsletter 2/2017


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With the motto Generation in Competition the international industry for the generation and storage of power and heat will meet in the Congress Center West in Essen, Germany, 13 and 14 September 2017.


Plenary Session

In the plenary lectures of the first congress day high-ranked, renowned speakers will deal with political aspects and important issues of the general political conditions related to future energy generation and supply.

Technical Sessions

The papers held in the sessions on the second day will provide an outlook and solutions for the technical aspects of future energy supply in Germany, Europe and worldwide.

  • Section A - Generation & storage technologies for the future
  • Section B - Lessons learned in new build-projects and O&M
  • Section C - New business opportunities
  • Section D - Flexibility options in generation and storage of power and heat

NEW: Section E - Short Presentations with Discussions

An additional third section with short presentations on the issue of ”Digitisation” will round off the Congress programme. These presentations focus on dialogue and discussion following each presentation. Section E will be held in the English language only (no simultaneous translation).

Poster Session in the Exhibition

Further current topics dealing with generation and storage of electricity and heat will be presented in a poster session within the scope of the exhibition in parallel to the VGB CONGRESS 2017. You would like to present a poster?

Side Programme

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

Be part of our Exhibition!

The VGB CONGRESS will be accompanied by a technical exhibition. Book your booth now and boost your stand 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 Power AG, 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.


Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe

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Increase your customers´ attention and place an ad in the Invitation or Programme.

Please send a brief e-mail to Sabine Kuhlmann.




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