The World Energy & Meteorology Council (WEMC) has announced the list of key speakers for the sixth International Conference Energy & Meteorology (ICEM), taking place at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Lyngby, Copenhagen from 24 to 27 June 2019.

ICEM 2019 is shaping up to be the biggest yet, with Chad Frischmann, New York Times best-selling author and Vice President of Project Drawdown, confirmed as the latest expert to join the stellar line-up of speakers.

The full list of confirmed plenary speakers to date, is:

  • Chad Frischmann, Vice President and Research Director, Project Drawdown.
  • Henrik Stiesdal, wind power pioneer and former Chief Technical Officer of Siemens Wind Power.
  • Line Storelvmo-Holmberg, Chief Project Manager, Product Value Chain at Vestas.
  • Gary Geernaert, Director, Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, US Department of Energy.
  • Yana Popkostova, Founding Director of the European Centre for Energy & Geopolitical Analysis.
  • Alban Joyeau, Senior Adviser, Adequacy and Security of Supply for energy transition in Europe, ENTSO-E.
  • Henrik Madsen, Section Head and Professor in Stochastic Dynamical Systems at DTU.

This ICEM’s core theme is ‘Exploiting the latest weather and climate technology to tackle the energy transition’, focusing on how advances in meteorological and climate information can help the energy industry develop cleaner and more resilient energy systems, and mitigate the effects of climate change and global warming.

Professor Alberto Troccoli, ICEM 2019 Convener and Managing Director of WEMC, said: “Recent research, including the IPCC Special Report, has highlighted the impact of climate change on our planet and the urgent need to significantly reduce global CO2 emissions and limit global warming. It’s never been a more important time to focus on how we can help facilitate the move towards more sustainable and renewable energy systems. The work being done at the nexus of weather, climate and energy is critical to helping achieve this. ICEM provides a unique opportunity to explore this in the context of the key issues presented by scientists and the needs of end-users in the energy industry.”

ICEM is the only dedicated event that brings together world-leading research organisations, meteorological service providers, energy companies and energy policy experts under one roof. The conference attracts over 200 leading academic and industry participants from the global energy and meteorology sectors, and provides an excellent opportunity to generate new contacts and business opportunities through an established global platform.

Over the course of three days, ICEM attendees will hear from highly-respected leaders in the energy and climate industries, take part in expert-led workshops and side events, and explore the key issues at the nexus of climate and energy. A new addition to the programme for 2019 is ‘WattMeet’ – a networking and presentation session, focusing on the ‘human stories’ and innovations from the climate and energy sectors.

Early bird registrations are open until Friday 26 April. Full information about the conference, including sponsorship and media partner opportunities, can be found on our ICEM 2019 pages.

Author:  Louise Cotterill

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