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Conference Agenda - 18-20 Sep 2019 - REI Expo
“Giving the business of power –the power to do business”
Wednesday 18 September 2019
13th Renewable Energy India Expo Opening Ceremony & Networking (10:30Am to 12Pm)
Conference Rooms
Banquet Hall Sage Shamrock Seafoam Boardroom
All the sessions to start after the opening ceremony from 1200 hrs
         
10:30 - 12:00 
Opening Ceremony in the Banquet hall

1200-1300 hrs
Energy Leaders Dialogue – Market Trends
Power packed Session to discuss and deliberate on market trends, Best practises, Leaders Vision, Adopting best global technology, Fund raising and more… 
- Overview of current trends
- Investments in RE Sector Globally
- Technologies used and advancements
- Policies and regulatory issues

Moderator: Somesh Kumar, Partner and Head (Power &Utilities), Ernst & Young LLP
Speakers:
Md. Enamul Karim Pavel, Head of Renewable Energy, IDCOL, Bangladesh
Ashish Khanna, President Renewables, Tata Power & MD & CEO, Tata Power Solar
Simon Stolp, Lead Energy Specialist, World Bank
Shaji John, Head- Business Development Domestic & Global Renewables  Business L&T
Daniel Liu, Managing Director South Asia, Jinko Solar
Dr. Anuvrat Joshi, Head Business Development, Cleantech Solar
Arvind Reddy, CEO, Innolia Energy Pvt. ltd 
Santosh Khatesal, Managing Director Enerparc Energy Pvt. Ltd.
A.K. Jain, Managing Director, Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL)

 

1200-1330 hrs
Best practice guidelines for high quality utility scale project development and module manufacturing
Co moderators: 
Jonathan Gifford, Editor in Chief Global, pv magazine group 
Subrahmanyam Pulipaka, CEO, National Solar Energy Federation of India
12:00 – 12:05
Welcome and introductions followed by:
NEW MODERATORS CONVERSATE Best practice guidelines for large scale projects, O&M and installation: 
From the ground up!

Co-moderators:
 Jonathan Gifford, Editor in Chief Global, pv magazine group and Subrahmanyam Pulipaka, CEO, National Solar Energy Federation of India discuss NSEFI’s recently published O&M Quality Taskforce Best Practice Guidelines and outline stakeholder discussion points for NSEFI’s large scale project development guidelines.

12:05 – 12:35 – PANEL DISCUSSION Stakeholder assess utility scale project development guidelines, and identify key considerations for ensuring quality and durability in extreme climates 
Monika Rathi, Head Business Development - EPC India & SEA markets, Mahindra
Jitendra Morankar, VP of Global Design Applications, NEXTracker
Jan Mastny, Head of Global Sales, Solar & Wind, LEONI
Shantanu Sirsath, Technical Head India, Growatt 
Olivier Haldi, Global Business Development Alternative Energies, Stäubli Electrical Connectors AG

12.35 – 12:45 – Learning from 2GW field data analysis: specifying the right PV materials to achieve maximum solar returns
Oakland Fu, Global Business Development Manager, DuPont Photovoltaic and Advanced Materials

12:45 – 13:25 – PANEL DISCUSSION Made in India modules: setting up manufacturing locally. 
Practical guidance to ensure quality standards and supply international markets, and addressing opportunities and challenges under current policy frameworks, tariff structures and subsidies  
Hidayathulla M, Senior Manager and Business Development Head India, TÜV Rheinland
Rajaram Pai, Business Leader, E&I, South Asia and Marketing Manager - PVAM, South Asia & ASEAN, DuPont
George Touloupas, Technology and Quality Director, CEA (Clean Energy Associates) 
Narendra Shiradkar, Researcher in Photovoltaic Reliability (Assistant Professor (EE) & In-Charge, PV Reliability Group, NCPRE, IIT Bombay 
13:25 – 13:30 - Closing remarks and invitation to the Networking Session
Jonathan Gifford, Editor in Chief Global, pv magazine group
Networking Session – 13:30 – 14:00
Join us along with our partners, peers and solar colleagues, make connections and build lasting relationships

Exclusive session at SAGE  1230-1400 hrs

“3rd German Local Business Advisory Council & Networking Lunch”.
Delegate Lunch Break 1300-1400 hrs
 
1400 - 1530 hrs
Benefits, Costs, and Smart Policies in Solar Rooftop & Grid Integration.                                           
The evolution of renewable energy is witnessing an emerging share in Rooftop applications of solar power. The foresight being residential, commercial and industrial buildings generating their own electricity, which not only is green, but, potentially less expensive as well in the longer run. In addition the excess power can be injected back into the grid and get remunerated
Session Moderator: Dr. Amit Jain, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank
Speakers:
Kushagra Nandan, President, SunSource Energy
Naushad Saifi, Sr. Director Sales -India, Jinko Solar
Rohit Dhar, Chief Operating Officer, Emmvee Photovoltaic Power Private Limited
Ravinder Singh, Chief- Rooftops, Tata Power Solar
Rajiv Goyal, CEO, Arunachal Pradesh Power Corporation Pvt. Ltd. 
Yuvaraj Dinesh Babu, Team Lead, Ernst&Young (EY)
Mohammad Imran Hossain, Manager, Renewable Energy Project, IDCOL, Bangladesh
(Session nominations Closed)
 
 
 


14:00 – 14:15hrs
Inauguration of the Indo-German Energy Conference 2019
 Welcome Address: Mr. Alexander Stedtfeld,
Economic Counsellor, Embassy of 
the Federal Republic of Germany in India
 Keynote Address: Mr. Pranav Mehta, Chairman NSEFI & Chairman of Global Solar Council 
14:15 –15:45
Session I: Residential Solar – Business Opportunities in India
Chair: Ronnie Khanna, Senior Sector Specialist Energy, KfW Development Bank  
Joerg Gaebler, Principal Advisor, IGEN GIZ – Solar PV plus Storage behind the meter 
Stefan Schaefer, CEO Expectus GmbH – Distribution concept for Standard Solar and India – Solar for the mass
Dr. Christoph Mueller, CEO, Simply Solar – Technical Challenges of self-consumption systems
Dr. André Nobre, Head of Operations and Maintenance, Cleantech Solar – Challenges in O&M in managing hundreds of rooftop PV systems across India 
 Anita Agrawal, Manager, Solar Energy Cooperation of India Ltd. (SECI), Current Challenges in Floating Solar in India (invited)
1545 – 1615 hrs
Tea & Coffee Networking Break


1400-1530 hrs
Session Title: 
Impact of Solar Energy in 2030 - Utility scale vs Distributed Solar
Session Moderator:

Tanmay Bishnoi, Associate Director, IGH – Strategy & Operations, KPMG Advisory Services
Speakers:
R. K. Jain, Additional General Manager, Solar Energy Corporation of India
Kapil Maheshwari, CEO, Hinduja Renewabl
Shirish Garud, Senior Fellow and Director, TERI, New Delhi
Poonam Sandhu, Finance Sector Specialist & India Head Consultant, NRDC
Monika Rathi, Head Business Development – EPC India & SEA markets, Mahindra Susten
Prof. Sulaiman Shaari, Secretary General, Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association, Malaysia
Rohit Gadre, Solar Analyst, Bloomberg NEF
Reena Suri, Executive Director, ISGF*
 Topics of discussion: 
• Roadmap to achieve backward integration and economies of scale with government policy initiatives and regulations for accelerated Solar deployment in India  
• Bankability and performance of Solar PV power plants: Challenges and Solutions
• Leading the market growth: CAPEX or OPEX model or a new emerging business model
• Key emerging technologies and applications in Solar energy 
• Innovation in O&M technologies and way ahead
• Opportunities for cities to go solar: Market drivers and challenges
• Innovations in Smart grid infrastructure for forecasting, scheduling and operating solar projects

14:15 - 16:00 hrs
CEO Conclave
(closed door)
 

High tea and networking with the speakers 30 minutes 1530-1600 hrs
1815-2100 hrs
REI - NETWORKING EVENING
( Invite Only)

1600 - 1730 hrs
The Energy Effect: Buyer Perception and Decisions
Bilateral/ Captive/ Third party open access market for Green Power. Customer perspectives, Generators point of view, Regulatory challenges & Future prospects
Session Moderator: Atin Jain, Senior Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Session Co-Moderator: Vishnu Sudarsan, Partner, JSA Advocates & Solicitors 
Panellists:
Vikram Madan, Director-BD and Head-Open Access at Cleantech Solar 
Vijaykumar Shimpi, Procurement Head, Tata Power Solar
Balwant Joshi, Managing Director, Idam Infrastructure Advisory Pvt. Ltd.
Dharmedra Kumar, Sr. Analyst, IHS Markit
Ashok Haldia, Former CEO and MD, PTC India Finacial Services Ltd. 

 
 
 

Session: 2
Time: 1615 hrs – 1745hrs
Session II: AgroPhotovoltaics – Harvesting the Sun for Power and Food
Chair: Ms. Sandra Soarez da Silva, Senior Sector Specialist Energy, KfW Development Bank 
Keynote Address: Shri Anand Kumar,
Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India (invited)
Special Address: Shri Amitesh Kumar Sinha, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India – Solar Energy enabling economic growth in rural India (invited)
Special Address: Prof. Dr. Eicke Weber, Vice-President, International Solar Energy Society (ISES) – Photovoltaics and agriculture, win-win for India’s farmers and civil society
Tobias Winter, Director, Indo-German Energy Forum SO – An international overview: Multiple use of land by farming covered with solar photovoltaics
Thibault Frisson, Innovation Consultant – Global Best Practices in AgroPV for Emerging Economies
Dr. Priyabrata Santra, Senior Scientist, CAZRI – Experiences with water harvesting systems
Munjal Rangwala, Director, Harsha Abakus Solar Pvt. Ltd. – Large scale AgroPV experience in Gujarat
Karan Verma, Head of Sales and Marketing, Astron Solpower Pvt. Ltd The largescale PV Greenhouse already a reality in India
Dr. V.K. Jain, Distinguished Scientist & Professor, Amity University Campus – Water pipe cleaning systems for elevated AgroPV installations 
Krause-Tünker, Finance and Controlling, Next2sun – Experiences with Vertical AgroPV
17:45 – 18:00
Closing Remarks


Session timing: 1545-17:30  hrs
Session Title: Role of startups in Renewable Energy
Session Moderator: Mr. Tanmay Bishnoi,
Head – Standards and research, Skill Council for Green Jobs 
Speakers:
Ronnie Khanna, Senior Energy Sector Specialist, KfW 
Amit Jain, Senior Energy Specialist, The World Bank Group
Kushagra Nandan, Co-Founder, Sunsource Energy
Rahul Walawalkar, President, IESA and Chair, Global Energy Storage Alliance
Anmol Jaggi, Founder - Gensol Group and Co-Founder – BluSmart
Kunal Amitabh, VP, Boond Solar, New Delhi
Madhura Joshi, Lead Energy Access and Climate Policy Consultant, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Neeraj Kuldeep, Programme Lead, CEEW 
 Topics of discussion: 
• Innovative business models for rooftop solar systems and renewable energy micro-grids development
• Can Innovative green finance models fuel the growth of startups in India
• Can decentralised Renewable Energy systems be the catalyst to employment and economic growth
• Impact of big data, AI and automation in operating, monitoring and maintaining solar projects
• Growing opportunities in the next generation battery management systems, battery materials and technologies
• What is the future of Shared Electric mobility solutions and Emerging EVs charging business models?
• Can green entrepreneurs fuel the Renewable Energy growth in India: Success and failures?
• Developing an integrated approach towards sustainability, accessibility and liveability
• Can social startups support the economic growth: Challenges and solutions?
• Global success stories and failures

 
Thrusday 19 September 2019
  1100 - 1300 hrs (Prime Session)
Technology Transformation: CTO Dialogue                                
Importance of Quality, Reliability, Technology, Innovation in PV 
Session Moderator: 
Akilur Rahman, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) ABB India  Limited
Panellists:
Ivan Saha, BU Head, Solar Manufacturing and CTO, Vikram Solar
Idrish Khan, CTO, Ginlong (Solis) India
Dr. Parth Bhatt, Sr. Engineer, R&D, Waaree Energies Ltd
Alan Khor, Head of Engineering, Procurement and Construction, Cleantech Solar
Sai Charan Kuppili,Technical Director, South Asia Market, Jinko Solar
Dr. Oakland Fu, Global Business Development Manager,DuPont Photovoltaic and Advanced Materials
Arul Shanmugasundram, COO, Tata Power Solar
Dr. Giorgio Cellere, Chief Marketing Officer  Applied Materials Solar
(Session Closed for further nominations)

1000-1130 hrs (90 mins)
Session powered by Bridge to India
Session 1
Discussion on stationary energy storage

The discussion on energy storage will be focused on the current energy storage market in India behind the meter and front of the meter; their respective growth potential as well as emerging technologies, market models and government policies.
• Expected market mix of behind-the-meter and front-of-the-meter market segments
• Perspectives on g policies
• Suitability of various storage technologies including pumped hydro, compressed air,battery, flywheel and other emerging storage technologies
• Barriers to market growth in behind-the-meter market CAPEX vs OPEX market models
• Way forward
Moderator: Surbhi Singhvi, Senior Manager - Consulting, BRIDGE TO INDIA
Speakers:
Rupam Raja, Market Director, Fluence
Dr. André Nobre , Head of Operations and Maintenance at Cleantech Solar
Nitin Sharma, Vice President – Energy Storage and Strategic Accounts, Raychem RPG
Anshul Gupta, Director, Okaya Power Group 
Shashank Adlakha, Vice President & Head, New Business
Zakir Khan, General Manager - Business Development, Wartsila
Session 2
Advanced technologies for solar O&M
The discussion will focus on new and up-coming technologies that have made or have the potential to make an impact in O&M. We expect the discussion to be around the following key points:
 • Type of technology and its operations 
• Impact of the technology on plant efficiency and profitability
• Resource efficiency due to use of the technology 
• Role of policies and regulations in enabling use of new technologies
• Role of quality standards
• Potential industry initiatives
Moderator: Sangeetha Suresh, Sr. Manager, Bridge to India
Panellists:
Puneet Jaggi, Director, Gensol
Ayush Mahajan , Co-Founder, PV Diagnostics  
Nalin Kumar Sharma, VP, Asia, Ecoppia
Brajesh Sinha, VP, Business Development, Fourth Partner

  

WBCSD 3 Sessions  back to back
1st Session:1000 - 1120 hrs    
Topic: Policy and regulations recommendations towards encouraging private investments in captive and public charging infrastructure
The electric vehicle industry is witnessing strong governmental support lately and is in the process of making initial inroads. The Indian government has approved a budget of INR 10,000 Crore under the FAME – II Scheme to incentivize vehicle electrification. There is wide consensus in the automobile industry that a policy roadmap and strong coordination between different departments of the government will help guide the industry and facilitate investments for electric vehicle adoption. This is why the stakeholders in the EV industry are encouraging the government to play a critical role during its formative years, especially towards enabling private investments. The government needs to address existing regulatory restrictions that allow new business models and enhance competition. 
Topics for discussion: 
a) Market potential for EV charging infrastructure 
b) Barriers in deploying the charging infrastructure
c) Business models and revenue recovery mechanisms for charging infra operators 
d) Fiscal and Non-Fiscal Incentives recommendations
e) Solving the “LAND” issue
f) Charging standard adoption and implications
g) City and state level interventions

Moderated by: Jasmeet Khurana, Manager – Mobility, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Panellists:
 N. Mohan, Deputy General Manager, Head – EV Charging, EESL
 Jitendra Nalwaya, Vice President, BSES Yamuna Power Limited
 Anil Gupta, Managing Director, Okaya Power Group
 Dr. Rashi Gupta, Founder Director, Vision Mechatronics
 Abilash Nair, Senior Marketing Manager, ABB India Ltd. 

2nd Session: 1130 - 1300 hrs
Topic: Corporate Adoption of Electric Vehicles in India
Corporations have shaped crucial energy markets by integrating renewable energy and energy efficiency into their businesses and can play a similar role in the transformation of the EV market. Through their investment, and influence on millions of staff and customers worldwide, they can address rising global transport emissions. They can also significantly enhance mass demand for electric vehicles. By setting out their future EV purchasing requirements on an ambitious timescale, companies can drive mass roll-out and make electric cars more rapidly affordable for everyone around the world. The businesses can thus, bridge the gap between initial government adoption and subsequent mass adoption
Topics for discussion: 
Potential to shift – Vehicle segments, market requirements, type of chargers 
Business case - ownership structure, cost recovery solutions, TCO
Financing – Investments from own revenue/market finance/financial inst./govt. 
Specific issues and barriers related to use cases
Best practices adopted globally
Policy recommendations for corporate adoption of electric mobility
Moderated by: Jasmeet Khurana, Manager – Mobility, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Panellists
Nishant Saini, MD, EEE-Taxi
Vikash Mishra, Head of External Relations, Lithium
Shashank Sanket, Business Dev. Advisor – India Growth Projects, Shell India 
Shalini Baveja, Head- Marketing and Corporate Strategy, LeasePlan
Y S R Rajeev Kumar, Head, Electric Vehicles and Group Strategy, GATI 
Mukta Limaye, Senior Director – Engineering Innvoations, Delhivery*
Ishan Gupta, Senior Director, Ola*

0930-1030 hrs
Solar Business Club closed door meeting




1100-1300 hrs
Finance Leadership Forum 


Lunch Break 1300-1400 hrs 
  1400 - 1530 hrs 1400 - 1530 hrs 1400 - 1530 hrs 1400 - 1530 hrs
 

1400 - 1530 hrs
Session:
Innovations that make the future Brighter & Case Studies: Upcoming Technologies That Can Change The World and Unique case studies from across India and GLOBE.
Session A
Presentations by:
1400 - 1530 hrs
Session:
Innovations that make the future Brighter & Case Studies: Upcoming Technologies That Can Change The World and Unique case studies from across India and GLOBE.
Session A
Presentations with time slots:

1400-1410 hrs
Alan Nagi Elyousfi, Business Development Manager, Europe, Middle East and India,GT Advanced Technology
1410-1420 hrs
Manish Narula,Sr. Director for Business Development, Jinko Solar
1420-1430 hrs
Purushotham Nanduri, Director – Business Development, Topsun Energy ltd
1430-1440 hrs
Natrajan Mani, Head - Engineering (Renewables), Tata Power Solar
1440-1450 hrs
Jaideep Malaviya,CEO, Secretary General Solar Thermal Federation of India
1450-1500 hrs
Gururaja K, AVP-Design & Development, Evolute Group
1500-1510 hrs
Shashidhara BV, Head of Solaredge India
1510-1520 hrs
Mayank Mishra,Regional Sales Director, Huawei
(Session Closed for further nominations)

14:00 – 14:05 - Welcome and introductions 
Jonathan Gifford, Editor in Chief Global, pv magazine group
14:05 – 14:15 LOCAL FOCUS Challenges and opportunities for floating PV in India: Is this a viable option within India’s clean energy future?
Parag Sharma, Chief Operating Office, Renew Power
Rishabh Jain, Manager – Market Intelligence Centre for Energy Finance, CEEW Centre for Energy Finance
Amresh Mahajan, VP technology, Acme Cleantech 
14:15 – 14:45 – PANEL DISCUSSION Enabling high performance and quality floating installations in India, including MLPE (module level power electronics) 
Ivan Saha, BU Head of Manufacturing and CTO, Vikram Solar 
Julia Serebro, Senior Marketing Manager Asia, SolarEdge
Vivek Chaturvedi, Regional Business Director – Solar (India, Middle East & Africa), DSM Advanced Solar
Arjun Raaj, Sales Director, ET Solar India 
Shreenidhi Sharma, Manager (PE-Solar), NTPC
14:45 – 14:55 NEW pv magazine Editor Analysis: Global Solar Plus Storage (energy storage) trends 
 Jonathan Gifford, Editor in Chief Global, pv magazine group
14:55 – 15:25 – PANEL DISCUSSION Solar Plus Storage in India: in front of, and behind the meter. 
Evaluating energy storage opportunities in India, battery storage deployment, regulatory policy, market growth, manufacturing, power electronics, EVs and mobility and large-scale implementation
Rashi Gupta, Director, Vision Mechatronics 
Ritu Lal, Senior VP and Head - Institutional Relations, Amplus Solar 
Debi Prasad Dash, Executive Director, India Energy Storage Alliance 
Surbhi Singhvi, Senior Manager - Consulting, BRIDGE TO INDIA
15:25 – 15:30 - Closing remarks and invitation to the Networking Session
Jonathan Gifford, Editor in Chief Global, pv magazine group
Networking Session –15:30 – 16:00
Join us along with our partners, peers and solar colleagues, make connections and build lasting relationships

1400 - 1530 hrs
 WBCSD 
3rd Session: 1400 - 1530 hrs
Topic : Energy Storage for EVs

India is finally seeing the emergence of a grid-scale energy storage market after years of anticipation. Storage prices are dropping much faster than anyone expected. Low-cost storage could transform the mobility landscape. Any major push in EVs across India will naturally help to spur the stationary storage industry given the synchronicities across lithium-ion batteries at present and the likely reduction in battery costs for both sectors as a result. 
Discussion Points:
a) Current scenario and future trends in technology, performance and costs
b) Energy storage value chain in India – role of local manufacturing and government policy 
c) Next generation battery materials and technologies 
d) Manufacturing and investment opportunities in India
e) Energy storage cost curve – global supply and demand dynamics  

Moderated by: TBD*

Panellists:
Anshul Gupta, Director, Okaya Power Group, India 
Gautam Mohanka, Galo Energy
Debi Prasad Dash, Executive Director, IESA
Manas Trivedi, Senior Manager, Exicom Tele-Systems Limited 

 

 

High tea 15 minutes 1530-1600 hrs
1430-1730 hrs
REI -AWARDS




1830-2000 hrs
Felicitation of the Sales Partners followed by cocktail and Dinner

1600 - 1730 hrs
Innovations that make the future Brighter & Case Studies: Upcoming Technologies That Can Change The World and Unique case studies from across India and GLOBE.
Session :B
1600-1610 hrs
Dr. Eng. Marwan Dhamrin,
Senior Specialist (Executive), TOYAL, Japan
1610-1620
Sadia Raisa Khan,Senior Officer, Renewable Energy Projects, IDCOL, Bangladesh
1620-1630
Rohit Kumar,Head of Indian Subcontinent (REC Solar) & Director (REC India)
1630-1640
Hemal Ghelani, Vice President & General Manager (Executive Director & Country Head) Meyer Burger India Pvt. Ltd. 
1640-1650
Stephen Gong, Technical Service Director, Cybrid Technologies Inc
1650-1700
B.Magesh, Head Solar,Avant-Garde Systems and Controls (P) Ltd.,
1700-1710
Sudhir Pathak, Head of Engineering at Hero Future Energies
1710-1720
Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Althaus,Regional Field Manager, Germany, India, Middle East and Africa for Solar Energy, TÜV Rheinland
1720-1730
Ramesh Kumar, Vice President, Operations and Maintenance, Amplus Solar

Time:1600-1730 hrs
India Solar – A multi-billion dollar market opportunity amid testing times an REI session powered by Mercom India

This dynamic session will bring together a panel from finance, government, developers and manufacturers, to address the bottlenecks that are being faced by developers, lenders and manufacturers and the solutions needed to overcome these obstacles to ensure a robust industry that adds over 10 gigawatts a year going forward. Key takeaways from this panel will be shared with key stakeholders and government decision-makers with Mercom India recommendations for implementation.
Moderator: Priya Sanjay, Managing Director at Mercom Communication India
Panelists :
S.S. Mishra – GM, Head of Department (Renewable Energy Engineering-Solar) at NTPC 
Ankur Saboo - Regional Head of Wholesale Business at L&T Financial Services
Manish Karna ,GM, Business Development at Adani Green Energy
Dr. Rahul Kapil , VP and Director at LONGi Solar India
Honey Raza, Sales Head at Solis Inverters
Randeep Bora, Head-Business Development (PSU & Govt Segment) at CleanMax Solar.
Dr. Anuvrat Joshi , Director, Head of Business Development (India) at Cleantech Solar
Who should attend: This session would be valuable for solar developers, rooftop installers, manufacturers, BoS suppliers, EPC contractors, lenders, vendors, government, media, analysts and all individuals who are following the growth story of the Indian solar sector.
Why should you attend this session: This panel discussion will have representation of all stakeholders leading the Indian solar market to its target. The stakeholders will address the key challenges they are facing and their plans for the future. The distinguishing factor about the session is that it will not just end with discussing the pain points but will conclude with the stakeholders’ recommendation to the government to smoothen the rough patches and make the sector attractive.

1st SBC Empowering Women Summit India
Women are an important part of the society and our ecosystem. Women's empowerment and achieving gender equality is essential for our society to ensure the sustainable development of the country. Women are more vulnerable to environmental degradation and climate change but also have different perspectives, concerns and ideas for change. Until these are taken on board, with women empowered to play a full part in decision-making at all levels, environmental sustainability will remain a distant goal. 
Why should you attend this session: For the first time the panel discussion will have
Equal representation from both women and men to promote gender equality. 
The distinguishing factor about the session is that it will not just end with discussing the important aspects of how and why we all need to have women at key managerial positions 
Empowerment through Cooperation
Who should attend: Clean tech has capabilities of exponential growth and India has all the resources to be at par with global companies, and this session would be valuable for all the companies who wish to improve their management, excel in Human resource, create gender parity and increase their revenues, CSR initiative and others
Chair: Dr. Rashi Gupta, Managing Director - Vision Mechatronics Pvt Ltd
Co-Chair: Ms. Sonia Parashar- MD IGCC
Moderator: 
Tomasz Slusarz, Founder & CEO at Solar Business Group; SBC Vision Streamliner
Panelists: 
Diane Stéphnanie T SANHOUIDI HOUNSOU, Executive Manager of GCINTER SA; SBC Chair for Burkina Faso 
Starlene Sharma, Chairperson Cleantech WIN
Dr.Hitesh Doshi-,Chairman, Waaree Energies
Prof. Eicke R. Weber, Former Director, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg 
Bhupendra Rawat, Head Business Development RenewSys India 

 
Friday 20 September 2019
Banquet Hall Sage Shamrock Seafoam  
  1030 - 1200 hrs
Energy transition with increasing capital flows in VUCA world (Best of the speakers from Banks, Investment Banking expected)
Discussion points:

The dynamics of the RE sector has undergone a significant transformation with declining tariffs, rising RE penetration and evolution of storage technologies. Discom financial stress and the consequent payments delays have added to the challenge. Accordingly, it is important to explore innovative financing structures and instruments that can enable RE development in these uncertain times.  
Supporting financing innovation to manage the energy transition:
• Developing the right financing and risk mitigation instruments to encourage new investments
• Creating the right incentives for investments in new technologies like energy storage, hybrid projects etc.
• Opportunity for exploring new products such as RE investment trusts, masala/green bonds etc.

Moderator: Hitesh Sachdeva, Partner-Infrastructure M&A I Special Situations Group, KPMG India
Speakers:
Manash Mitra, Head –Financial Advisory, Tata Cleantech Capital Limited
Hitesh Mehta, Director - Finance & CFO, Waaree Energies Ltd
Venkat Guru, Head- Finanace, Tata Power Solar
Daanish Varma, Director, Yes Bank
Kailash Vaswani, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, ReNew Power


Biogas Conference-2019, Covering value chain of Biogas & Designed to support SATAT 
Supported by German Biogas Association and Powered by REI 

11:00AM-11:20 AM
Welcome Address  
         
UBM: UBM representative
GBA: Antje Kramer
IBA: Dr. Atma Ram Shukla

11:20AM-11:30 AM
Keynote Address              
Chief Guest:
 Mr. Alexander Stedtfeld,
Economic Counsellor, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Presentations
“Biogas Technology: A greener technology for waste management”
Session focused on different technologies covering value chain of Biogas
Sub topics: 
Streamlining supply chain, 
Substrate storage: International perspective 
Substrate analysis,
Pre-processing of feedstock,
Anaerobic digestion technologies: International best practices
Biogas utilization pathways,
Digestate upgradation and its effective utilization,
Development of infrastructure (Gas grid and Green Corridor): International perspective       
Speakers:
Alexey Mozgovoy, German Biogas Associatio 
Vincent Choy, ICESN
Prof. P. K. Mishra, IIT-BHU
S. R. Kumar,  Aruna Green 
Neelash Desai, BHS-Sonthofen
Moderator:  Dr. A. R. Shukla, Ex-Advisor, MNRE & President, IBA

12:30PM-12:45 PM - Q&A

12:45PM–13:45PM    Lunch

13:45 PM-14:45 PM
Panel Discussion
“Biogas Ecosystem by 2025: SATAT a foundation stone for the evolution of Biogas sector
Session specially designed for LOI holders, entrepreneurs, Biogas plant operators/owners, and investors
Sub topics:
Role of Public sector units
International support scenario for the growth of Biogas & Bio-CNG
Bio-CNG – Challenges, experiences and opportunities in India
Bio-CNG - Technologies 
Bio-CNG - best international practices
Bio-CNG - supply and distribution
Bio-CNG - policy support
Digestate-its potential and role in SATAT
Need of skilled manpower            
Speakers
S. Agarwal, GAIL
Subodh Kumar, IOCL
B. R. Singh, Atmos Power
Aashish Maheshwari, Evonik
Dr. G. P. Subash, Mahindra waste to energy solutions ltd.
Moderator: Gaurav Kedia, Chairman IBA
14:45PM- 15:00PM  Q&A

15:00PM-16:00 PM
Presentations
“Integration of Biogas into different industries to treat organic waste management”
Sub topics:
Best international practices: Bio-CNG from sewerage treatment plant,
Role of biogas into food processing industries,
Role of biogas into bio-refineries,
Role of biogas into sugar mill and distilleries, and 
Agro-residues to Biogas 

Speakers
Gregory Krupnikovs, Rika Biofuels 
 Nitin Shete, Praj
 Steve Dvorak, DVO
 Pawan Agarwal, GBES
Prof. K. P. Singh, CCS Haryana Agricultural University
Shruti Ahuja, AESPL 

Moderator: Srinivas Kasulla, Independent Energy Consultant
16:00PM-16:15 PM         Q&A

16:15PM-16:20 PM
Concluding Remarks - IBA, UBM

16:30 PM-18:00 PM
General Assembly of IBA for 2019- Only for IBA Members