Programme


 08:15 – Registration & coffee

09:00 – Welcome by Chairman – Edwin Koot, Solarplaza


Session I: Status and updates

09:15 – From “hype’’ to “here to stay”

  • How did crowdfunding get that popular?
  • What are the forces that drive crowdfunding’s success?
  • How has renewable energy crowdfunding shaped to become a mature industry?
COENRAAD DE VRIES
BOARD MEMBER /// ECN

09:40 – Year in review (Panel Discussion)

  • What are the most important changes and updates?
  • The dynamics of the European RE crowdfunding market
  • Where does the industry stand at the moment?
  • What could be done by stakeholders to accelerate the growth?
BRUCE DAVIS
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// ABUNDANCE
JULIA GROVES
FOUNDING CHAIR /// UK CROWDFUNDING ASSOCIATION
ALEXANDRE RAGUET
CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT /// LUMO
KARSTEN WENZLAFF
COORDINATOR /// GERMAN CROWDFUNDING NETWORK

10:20 - How does Europe see crowdfunding?

  • Introduction to the CrowdFundRES EU-funded project
  • Results of the EU-wide CrowdFundRES survey on Crowdfunding for Renewable Energy
  • Implications and discussion
 
MATTHIAS KLAES
PROFESSOR OF COMMERCE /// UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
THOMAS MAIDONIS
PROJECT MANAGER /// WIP RENEWABLE ENERGIES

10:45 – Coffee Break


Session II: RE crowdfunding investment framework

11:35 - Legal and regulatory framework

  • Overview across the most active RE crowdfunding European markets
  • Restrictions and potential of European RE crowdfunding legislation
  • Future outlook of RE crowdfunding regulation
MATHIJS BOLKENSTEIN
PARTNER /// EVERSHEDS

12:00 – How disruptive can crowdfunding be? (Panel Discussion)

  • How far does RE crowdfunding go with disrupting traditional finance?
  • What is the reaction of banks?
  • Interaction with other alternative finance instruments in RE investments
PHILIP BAZIN
MANAGER ENVIRONMENT TEAM /// TRIODOS BANK
FRANÇOIS-RÉGIS BENOIS
HEAD OF LISTED CORPORATES REGULATION DIVISION /// AMF
MARK HENDERSON
DIRECTOR INFRASTRUCTURE DEBT /// TEMPORIS CAPITAL
PETER HOWITT
FOUNDER /// RAMPARTS

12:40 - Networking lunch


Session III: Exploring the opportunities

14:10 – What happens when project owners move towards democratic financing?

  • The case of Better Energy Invest - Renewable Energy Crowdfunding 2.0
  • How can you raise money for your own projects through crowdfunding?
  • Opportunities and challenges faced along the way
MARK AUGUSTENBORG ØDUM
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// BETTER ENERGY INVEST

14:35  Creating benefits for the community

  • How is a successful community renewable energy crowdfunding project structured?
  • What sort of benefits are created for the community?
  • What is the importance of the Climate Bond Initiative Certification?
PAUL CAMP
FOUNDER /// BIG60MILLION

15:00 –  The potential of crowdfunding for emerging markets (Panel discussion)

  • Understanding crowdfunding in emerging markets – business models
  • Which regions are the most active? Does most active means also most attractive?
  • Anticipated risks in comparison with real risks
  • Exemplary projects analysis
JACK JACOBS
CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT /// GRIDSHARE
BÁRBARA RUBIM
RENEWABLE ENERGY /// GREENPEACE
MARTIN BAART
CO-FOUNDER /// ECOLIGO
LARS KROIJER
FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR /// ALLIEDCROWDS.COM

15:40 – Coffee Break


Session IV: What’s next for Crowdfunding?


16:30 – Presenting the future of RE crowdfunding

  • Joukon Voima (FI) - Building a local “ecosystem” through crowdfunding
  • TRINE (SE) - Eliminating energy poverty in emerging markets
  • Lendosphere (FR) - Introducing crowdlending
  • Citizenergy - Premier of the first pan-European platform for citizen engagement in RE
  • LeihDeinerUmweltGeld (DE) - Sustainable participation with an environment loan
JUKKA KAJAN
CO-FOUNDER & CEO /// JOUKON VOIMA
NUNO BRITO JORGE
FOUNDER /// CITIZENERGY
ANDREAS LEHNER
CO-FOUNDER & COO /// TRINE
JOHANNES LAUB
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// LEIH DEINER STADT GELD
AMAURY BLAIS
CO-FOUNDER /// LENDOSPHERE
 

17:15 – What can renewable energy crowdfunding learn from Indiegogo?

  • The Indiegogo story
  • Challenges faced and opportunities risen along the way
  • Lessons to be learnt
KELLY ANGOOD
UK MANAGER TECH, DESIGN & HARDWARE /// INDIEGOGO

17:40 – Networking drink

19:00 – Networking dinner (for those who registered for it during sign-up)