Keynote speakers

Plenary Opening session

Please find all keynote speakers below, click on the photos to see the bios of all speakers.

Per Jonasson

Chairman IOC

Bert Stuij


Manager National Programmes / Energy at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (

Stephan Renz

Chairman of the IEA Technical Collaboration Program on Heat Pumping Technologies

Eric Masanet


Energy Demand, Energy Technology Policy Division, the International Energy Agency (IEA)

Hans van Steen

Head of Unit in the European Commission, DG Energy

Michael Taylor

Senior energy analyst, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Hans-Martin Henning

Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE)

Karim Amrane

Senior Vice President, Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)

Kensuke Fukushi

Professor, Integrated Research System for Suitability Science, The University of Tokyo

Technical Conference sessions

Track 1 Domestic and building applications

Sietze van de Sluis

Owner, Saint Trofee

Wei Xu

Chairman, China Committee of Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (CCHVAC)

Marek Miara

Coordinator Heat Pumps, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE)

Stephen Harrison

Director, Solar Calorimetry Laboratory, Queens University, Canada

Neil J. Hewitt

Director, Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Ulster University

Track 2 Smart Energy Communities and Ground Sources

Thomas Nowak

General Secretary, European Heat Pump Association (EPHA)

Ammi Amarnath

Program Manager, the Energy Efficiency & Demand Response program area, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Krystyna Dawson

Business Manager, BSRIA WMI

Denis Tanguay

Senior Energy Consultant and Market Researcher

Burkhard Sanner

Past President, European Geothermal Energy Council

Track 3 Air-Conditioning & Industry

Jan Grift

Senior Energy Analyst, Energy Matters

Alexander Cohr Pachai

Technology Manager at Sabroe Factory, Johnson Controls, UNEP

Track 4 Sorption and Working Fluids

Xudong Wang

Director, Research, Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)

Walter Mittelbach

CEO, SorTech AG

Bruno Michel

Zürich Research Laboratory, IBM-Research

Kiyoshi Saito

Professor, Waseda University Tokyo, School of fundamental science and technology