LIVE NOW | RESinvest Conference 2022

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Tune in with RESinvest conference 2022, the premier event that brings together EU Commission leaders, national government authorities from across Europe and wind and solar industry bright minds in a common call to action: attracting and developing a robust renewable energy supply chain in SEE, and capturing the immense economic opportunity that comes with it.

As clean energy capacities are growing multifold throughout Europe, the supply chain is increasingly under pressure, and SEE must play its part in rendering it more efficient – RESinvest is about how to meet this demand.

There are two main reasons for an inevitable industrial RES near-shoring to SEE. The first is the EU Green Deal pushing an unprecedented second wave of wind and solar energy investments in the region by 2030. And the second is a simple equation of time and money, with OEMs and producers looking for functional markets to bring their business to in order to shorten equipment delivery times and keep pace with overseas competition. Our distinguished guests will shed light on both, from offering a clear investment forecast, EU & national financial mechanisms, to which subsegments of the value chain are poised to set off, not in 2023, not in 2030, but NOW!


RESinvest is Southeast Europe’s largest renewable energy conference held in Bucharest on May 17th, 2022. It will also be streamed online to a global audience. RESinvest Conference is organized by the Romanian Wind Energy Association (RWEA) and Photovoltaic Industry Association (RPIA), in collaboration with WindEurope, and SolarPower EuropeBusiness Review is the exclusive English-language media partner of the event.


Day 1 – May 17th
09:00 – 17:00


09:00 – 10:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome to RESinvest 2022

Opening Words:

Carlo Pignoloni, President, RWEA
Giles Dickson, CEO, WindEurope
Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO, SolarPower Europe

10:15 – 10:45

Keynote Addresses

Introducing the timely development of a RES value chain in SEE, filling the supply gap for a rapidly evolving industry that will more than double by 2030 and near-shoring raw materials, equipment & services currently coming from outside Europe.

Virgil Daniel Popescu, Minister of Energy, Government of Romania
Alexander Nikolov, Minister of Energy, Government of Bulgaria
Cristian Busoi, Chair of Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, European Parliament
Kerstin Jorna, Director General of the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
10:50 – 12:00

PANEL I: RES Made in South East Europe

Investment forecast, EU and national financing mechanisms and their impact on the European renewable energy supply chain.

The coming decade will see the European Green Deal ambitions come to life, and a suite of EU funds made available to move the continent closer to becoming carbon free. Our distinguished speakers will analyze SEE’s contribution to the broader European goals and the timely opportunity for developing a regional RES supply chain.

Opening Words:

Christian Kettel Thomsen, Vice-President of the EIB (European Investment Bank)


Alexandra Sdoukou, Secretary General, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Greece
Radoslav Ribarski, Chairman of the Parliamentary Energy Committee, Bulgaria
Michele Bologna, Head of European Affairs, Enel
Clark MacFarlane, CEO NE Europe and Middle East, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Anna Akhalkatsi, Country Manager for Romania and Hungary, World Bank


Giles Dickson, CEO, WindEurope

12:00 – 12:15

Coffee Break (Lobby)

12:15 – 13:00

Panel II – Romania’s Case Study

Existing suppliers & manufacturers and ways to continue developing a healthy national renewable energy supply chain.

By 2030 Romania will more than double its RES capacity which will generate an unprecedenteddemand for services and equipment. Repowering works are also set to start during this decade,adding to the needed resources. This panel will discuss the economic value that can be createdin the process and ways for Romania to capture a relevant share of it.


Eduardo Nieto, Country Manager Romania, EDPR
William Gaillard, Vice President Sales East, Vestas Northern & Central Europe
Ondrej Safar, Country Manager, CEZ Romania
Attila Keresztes, CEO, Astrasun
Florian Neagu, VP of the Financial Stability Directorate, National Bank of Romania
Radu Caprau, Member of the Executive Board, OMV Petrom
Catalin Stancu, Associated Senior Expert, Horvath & Partners
Corneliu Bodea, CEO, ADREM & President CRE (Romanian Energy Center)


Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO, SolarPower Europe

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch Break (Kusin Room)

14:30 – 15:30

Panel III – Stronger Together

The value of a collaborative EU approach, and learning from industry best practices.

Across the continent, the RES industry has moved from a niche segment to a pillar of energy and economic systems. This panel will delve into the many lessons that have been learnt along the way, highlighting case studies of successful supply chain expansions throughout a variety of European countries.


Giles Dickson, CEO, WindEurope
Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO, SolarPower Europe
Adrian Borotea, Vice President, RWEA
Mihai Balan, Executive Director, RPIA
Martin Vladimirov, Director of the Energy and Climate Program, Center for the Study of Democracy


Andrei Manea, Board Member, RWEA & RPIA

15:30 – 17:00

B2B Networking (Lobby)

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