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The Eurogas Annual Conference ‘Moving forward to decarbonisation‘ will take place on 14 June 2022  in Brussels  (14:30-17:45 CET) at Sofitel Brussels Europe (1, Place Jourdan – 1040 Brussels) and online.

For the in-person conference, registration & welcome coffee start at 14:00.

The in-person conference event will be followed by a post-event networking.


14.00 | Registration & welcome coffee 


14.30 | Welcome speech

Didier Holleaux, President of Eurogas


14.40 | Keynote speeches

Kadri Simson, EU Commissioner for Energy, European Commission

Cristian-Silviu Buşoi, MEP, EPP, Chair of the ITRE Committee, European Parliament


14.50 | Address by Naftogaz of Ukraine

 Yuriy Vitrenko, CEO


15.00 | Presentation by AeroDelft students – Moving Forward to Zero Emission Aviation

Project Phoenix

Presentation by Rahiq Ullah, Team Manager at AeroDelft, a group of young technology volunteer students from TU Delft, designing, manufacturing and flying the world’s first liquid hydrogen fuel cell aircraft


15.15 | Panel 1 – Moving forward with net-zero Maritime Transport

Annika Kroon, Head of Unit Maritime Transport & Logistics, DG MOVE, European Commission

Kari Hietanen, Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations and Legal Affairs, Wärtsilä

Christine Cabau Woehrel, Executive Vice-President Assets & operations, CMA CGM

Boyana Achovski, Secretary General, GIE


15.55 | Coffee break


16.05 | Presentation – Moving Forward with Technology, Skills and Training in the Gas Sector

EC Study ‘Challenges and opportunities for employment in the gas sector in the context of the European Energy Transition’ – Presentation of the preliminary findings

Sophie Grenade, Policy Advisor, industriAll Europe

Jakob Embacher, Policy Officer for Utilities, EWCs, Company Policy, EPSU

Bronagh O’Hagan, Communications Director, Eurogas


16.25 | Panel 2 – Moving Forward to Decarbonised Industry

Joaquim Nunes de Almeida, Director, Ecosystems IV: Mobility & Energy Intensive Industries, DG GROW, European Commission

Klaus Peters, Secretary General, ESTEP

Felicia Mester, Director, Public Affairs, Hydrogen Europe

Renaud Batier, Director General, Cerame-Unie

Judith Kirton-Darling, Deputy Secretary General, industriAll Europe


17.05 | Panel 3 – Moving Forward to Decarbonised Buildings

Paula Pinho, Director, Just Transition, Consumers, Energy Efficiency and Innovation, DG ENER, European Commission

Paolo Basso, Policy Director, EHI

Monique Goyens, Director General, BEUC

Catherine Leboul-Proust, Chief Strategy Officer, GRDF

Aurélie Beauvais, Managing Director, Euroheat & Power


17.45 | End


The conference is moderated by Sasha Twining, Journalist, radio & TV presenter

Learn more about the speakers here.