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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

10:30 AM – 1:00 PM | ees AWARD Finalists 2023

Moderated by Varun Mahankali (EUPD Research)

The ees AWARD finalists as well as the TSE AWARD finalists will present in short keynote speeches their most innovative products or projects, that really drive the transition to a clean energy system.

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1:00 PM – 3:45 PM | European Energy Storage Market & Technology Developments 2023 & Beyond

Moderated by Sangeetha Suresh (EUPD Research)

Powered by IBESA

An engaging show floor conference session that will bring participants up to speed on the latest dynamics driving energy storage market growth across key European markets with specific focus upon the D-A-CH region.

This session concludes with an exciting CEO panel.


1:00 PM | European Market Briefing

Speaker: Saif Islam, Senior Consultant, EUPD Research

1:10 PM | Booming Market Germany: Solar Batteries at a Glance

Speaker: Thomas Seltmann, Solar Technology & Storage Officer, BSW

1:20 PM | PV Battery Power Plants in Europe – Status, Trends and Potentials

Speaker: Matthias Vetter, Head of Department
Electrical Energy Storage, Fraunhofer ISE

1: 30 PM | How do we benefit from home energy storage? 

Speaker: Jeff Cheaung, Technical Manager, Pylon Technologies

1:40 PM | Long-duration, scalable, secure and sustainable 1MW+ Vanadium based battery solutions for securing 24/7 renewable energy 

Speaker: Juan-Carlos Mejia, Director Sales C&I Microgrid Solutions Europe, Cellcube

1:50 PM | Optimising grid-scale batteries

Speaker: Steffen Schülzchen, Founder & CEO, Entrix

2:00 PM | The importance of Long-Duration Energy Storage

Speaker: Eren Engür, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), Azelio

2:10 PM | Maximizing energy independence: New battery storage and inverter solutions from JinkoSolar

Speaker: Evangelos Makrygiannis, Technical Service Engineer, Jinko Solar

2:20 PM | Why BESS systems mean more than just energy savings in C&I segments

Speaker: Shaun Montgomery, CSO, xelectrix Power

2:30 PM | How to Maximize Power Self-sufficiency: Dyness Latest Energy Storage Solutions

Speaker: Yang Liu, CEO, Dyness

2:40 PM | Streamline Solar Setup: Introducing Latest Wifi-integrated Microinverter

Speaker: Steven Zhang, Product Director, Hoymiles

2:50 PM | The Power of Home

Speaker: Udo Reetz, Brand Advocate, Ecoflow

3:00 PM | CEO Panel

Moderation: Markus A.W. Hoehner (EUPD Research)

Speaker: Andreas Piepenbrink, CEO (E3/DC), Zeyad Abul-Ella, CEO (HPS Home Power Solutions AG), Aurélie Alemany, CEO (SENEC), Oliver Koch, CEO (sonnen)

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | ees Start-ups

In this session, the most innovative Start-Ups of the industry will present their business models in a five minute elevator pitch.

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Saif Islam, Senior Consultant

eupd research

Thomas Seltmann, Solar Technology & Storage Officer


Matthias Vetter, Head of Department Electrical Energy Storage

Fraunhofer ise

Jeff Cheaung, Technical Manager

Pylon technologies

Juan-Carlos Mejia, Director Sales C&I Microgrid Solutions Europe


Steffen Schülzchen, Founder & CEO


Eren Engür, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)


Evangelos Makrigiannis, Technical Service Engineer

jinko solar

Shaun Montgomery, CSO


Yang Liu, CEO


Steven Zhang, Product Director


Udo Reetz, Brand Advocate


Thursday, June 15, 2023

10:30 AM – 5:00 PM | Battery Fab Manager Day

Moderated by Gerrit Bockey (PEM), Jörg Schütrumpf (VDMA)

Powered by PEM at RWTH Aachen University and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA)

At the Battery Fab Manager Day, experts from the battery industry will come together to talk about current developments in the battery industry in five sessions. In addition to general market developments, the core topics range from next-gen batteries to trends in battery production technology, quality and data management, and material and component developments. In addition, start-ups and companies new to the battery industry will present their innovative developments in pitches.

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Session 1: Developments in Battery Production Market
Driven by the growing electric mobility and renewable energy industry, we are seeing a dramatic increase in the demand for sustainable energy storage solutions in recent years. In this context, the lithium-ion battery has been the go-to technology to meet all requirements. But how is the battery production industry powering up to meet the global demands? Who are the dominating players of the market and what are the impacts of shifting regulations? This sessions’ speakers delve into market trends as well as challenges facing the battery production industry and thus set an outlining and frame of this day’s program.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Session 2: Next-Gen Batteries
Cheaper, safer, longer lasting, and more sustainable: The requirements that are imposed on the next generation of batteries are quite challenging. In this session, experts from the industry are going to share their insights on what future energy storage solutions might look like and what issues have to be addressed in order to make them able to compete against classical lithium-ion batteries.

1:30 PM – 3:10 PM | Session 3: Technology Trends in Battery Production
What will tomorrow’s battery production look like? Driven by a constant demand for cheaper, better and more batteries, the machinery and equipment suppliers are faced with the challenge to make their equipment more efficient in terms of costs, material usage, energy consumption, and required space, while at the same time maximizing production outputs. This sessions’ speakers are going to give their insights on what technological advances will be helpful.

3:10 PM – 4:00 PM | Session 4: Quality and Intelligence in Battery Production
As the materials for battery production are quite expensive, high quality and precision standards play a major role in battery production. To ensure a low scrap rate and to meet safety standards, extensive quality assurance measures need to be taken. Possible approaches to address these include metrology by using state-of-the-art sensor technology and data-driven approaches – the core topics of this session.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Session 5: Materials and Components
While much of the attention in research and development of future batteries lies upon the active materials, the potentials for improvement in passive components is not yet exhausted. This session focuses on the latest developments in the various components of the lithium-ion battery.

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Friday, June 16, 2023

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Commercial Storage Before the Boom

Moderated by Thomas Seltmann (BSW)

Powered by BSW (German Solar Association)

For years, the home storage market has been growing at double-digit rates annually. Market observers now see a similar development for the market of larger storage units for commercial, residential quarters and industry. Rising electricity prices, electromobility and additional benefits for intelligent energy management in businesses are making commercial storage not just financially attractive to investors and users. Distributors and installers are gearing up for the next boom in the storage market. (In German)

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1:00 PM – 1:30 PM | Industrial Live Pitches

Moderated by Finn Bee (EUPD Research)

In this session, industry pioneers present their most innovative products and approaches.

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1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Electricity Storage as a Driver of Energy Security

Powered by IBESA

A highly explosive geopolitical situation, power grids that are reaching their limits and a steadily increasing demand for energy – all current challenges facing mankind that need to be mastered as quickly as possible.

This thematic block, specifically addressed to distributors and installers, illustrates the advantages of using electricity storage along all application areas (residential, commercial). Be inspired by experts on the latest developments and learn from real-life examples how to make the best use of this technology.


1:30 PM | Empowering the Future of Energy Storage: Sungrow’s Innovative Solutions for Residential and Commercial Applications

Speaker: Andrea Polini, Senior Product Manager Hybrid/Battery Distribution, Sungrow


1:40 PM | Energiegroßspeicher – Attraktiver Business Case für Gewerbe & Industrie

Speaker: Francesco Tondo, Director Sales & Business Development CES, Exide Technologies GmbH


1:50 PM | Lithiumspeicher – Garant der Energiewende

Speaker: Philipp Leclerc, Head of Sales DACH, Business development, Fox ESS


2:00 PM | Designtrends in der hybriden Energieerzeugung und-speicherung in EV-Ladeparks

Speaker: Ruben Glowczak, Segment Manager, Socomec


2:10 PM | Von der Zelle -Batterie- zum System -ESS- und wieder zurück

Speaker: Michael Strobel, Business Director Europe, Great Power


2:20 PM | Bluetti’s Perspective on the European Residential ESS Market

Speaker: Ziad Kabbani, Senior Consultant, Poweroak

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Andrea Polini, Senior Product Manager Hybrid/Battery Distribution


Philipp Leclerc, Sales Director DACH


Ruben Glowczak, Segment Manager


Michael Strobel, Business Director Europe

Great Power

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