08:15 – Registration & coffee

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

EDWIN KOOT
CEO /// SOLARPLAZA

Session I: Shaping the context


9:15 – Introduction to crowdfunding

  • Definition and a little bit of history
  • Overview of the different crowdfunding models
  • Opportunities and benefits of crowdfunding
  • Growth and potential of Crowdfunding
OLIVER GAJDA
CHAIRMAN & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR /// ECN

9:40 – Pioneering participation in multi-million euro RE projects from 5 pound up

  • Early experience from the largest Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Platform world wide
  • What is the profile of the ‘crowdfund investor’?
  • How big can CF for wind and solar energy projects become?


10:05 – Crowdfunding: Hype or here to stay? (Panel discussion)

  • What will determine a platform’s / project’s success? 
  • What model (equity, debt, long/short-term) will win the crowd?
  • What created the current momentum and how to maintain it?
BRUCE DAVIS
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// ABUNDANCE
MATTHEW SULLIVAN
MARKETING DIRECTOR /// PALMETTO
RONALD KLEVERLAAN
CONSULTANT, AUTHOR, CROWDFUNDING EXPERT
WILLIAM YOUNG
PRODUCT MANAGEMENT /// BNEF

10:45 – Coffee Break


Session II: Working the System

11:35 – The way towards a pan-European Crowdfunding Platform for Renewable Energy Projects

  • Inviting all citizens in Europe to invest in RE projects across borders
  • Vision of an open and transparent investment environment for RE projects
  • Unleashing the power of CF by launching a pan-European crowdfunding platform
NUNO BRITO JORGE
FOUNDER /// CITIZENERGY

12:00 – Legal issues related to crowdfunding

  • What does the legal CF landscape look like across Europe?
  • How to obtain the right licenses for your CF platform or campaign?
  • How to limit the risk of a CF finance round for your project and your investors?
MATTHIJS BOLKENSTEIN
PARTNER /// EVERSHEDS

12:25 – Will crowdfunding be as disruptive for banks as renewables are for utilities?

  • How does crowdfunding compare to traditional investment sources?
  • Will CF platforms and traditional financiers compete or complement?
  • What will tomorrow’s RE financing world look like?
MARC BUITING
FOUNDER /// 1-TO-3 CAPITAL
RUBEN BACH
PARTNER /// SVS CAPITAL PARTNERS
PHILIP BAZIN
ENVIRONMENT TEAM MANAGER /// TRIODOS

13:05 - Networking lunch


Session III: Crowdfunding in practice


14:10 – Moving from traditional finance sources to the power of crowdfunding

  • Opportunities and limitations of working with crowdfunded capital
  • Feasibility and scalability of CF financing / capital
  • How we see the future of CF for project developers
REBECCA KELLY
HEAD OF FINANCE /// BNRG RENEWABLES

14:35 - Letting retail investors in on the same propositions as institutional investors

  • How a wind project developer and crowdfunding platform formed a partnership to crowd fund portions of larger projects 
  • The benefits of crowdfunding for retail investors as well as project developers
 
ENRIQUE APARICIO TORRES
CEO /// DUURZAAM INVESTEREN.NL
WILLEM LE CONGE KLEYN
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// SUNROCK INVESTMENTS
 

15:00 – The largest wind project ever crowdfunded

  • The business case
  • Lessons learnt
  • The (bumpy) road towards successful finalizing the project
HARM REITSMA
CEO & FOUNDER /// WINDCENTRALE

15:25 – Coffee Break


Session IV: The future of RE Crowdfunding


16:15 - The future of Renewable Energy Crowdfunding

 

DAN ROSEN
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER /// MOSAIC

16:40 - Unlocking a Trillion Dollars of RE Investments

JULIA GROVES
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// TRILLION FUND

17:05 – Closing expert panel

DAN ROSEN
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER /// MOSAIC
JULIA GROVES
MANAGING DIRECTOR /// TRILLION FUND
 

17:45 - 18:45 – Networking drink

19:00 - 22:00 – Networking dinner