Sustainable energy supply and climate neutrality – on the way to Smart Cities

About 40% of the energy consumption and about 36% of the CO2 emissions in the European Union are attributable to buildings. Consequently, according changes must be made on our way to more climate protection. Discuss and evaluate the new ways to a sustainable energy supply and the development towards Smart Cities together with us and top class speakers from Finland and Germany.


9:45 The virtual meeting room opens


Dr. Timo Karsten, Osborne Clarke / Finnisch-Deutsche Handelsgilde NRW / Finish-German trade guild NRW

Dr. Jan Feller, AHK Finnland, Geschäftsführer


What characterises Smart Cities? – Interactive Brainstorming

Bettina Timmler, Frauen in der Immobilienwirtschaft e.V.

Dr. Alexander Dlouhy, Osborne Clarke

Sustainable energy supply


Business and R&D opportunities in Smart energy in Finland*

Sari Toivonen, Business Finland, Senior Advisor, Business Ecosystems Bio, Circular Economy & Cleantech

Requirements of Smart Cities to decentralised and sustainable energy supply


Transformation in the Energy Sector*

Tiina Tuomela, Fortum, Executive Vice President, Generation


The future of power generation – renewables and flexibility*

Jan Andersson, Wärtsilä Energy, Market Development Manager

11:25 Break

Shaping Smart Cities


The energy suppliers as a driving force for Smart Cities

Achim Südmeier, RheinEnergie, Sales director


What type of energy does the city need?

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Regina Zeitner, Ingenieurwissenschaften – Technik und Leben / Facility Management, Berlin University of Applied Sciences


How can Smart Cities become reality?

Matthias Deeg, Horváth & Partner, Partner, Head of Energy, Environment and Telecommunication

12:30 Pause

Smart Cities & Data


VTT-case studies for Smart Energy and Smart Cities*

Terttu-Leea Saarenpää, Head of Sales and Customer Partnerships, and Sanna Öörni, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland


Building a Data and AI Ecosystem for Smart Cities – Case Helsinki*

Ulla Kruhse-Lehtonen, CEO DAIN Studios Finland, Co-FounderUse


Summary, questions to the participants and farewell

Bettina Timmler, Frauen in der Immobilienwirtschaft e.V.
Dr. Alexander Dlouhy, Osborne Clarke

13:30 End of the event

Presentations marked with an “*” are held in English.

The participants will receive a summary of the key messages and the presentations after the event.

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When and where?

29 October 2020

10:00 - 13:30