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EFEX 2019 Energy Future Exchange


24 Sep 2019 10:00 to 18:00


Hall 100,The Square
Mont des Arts,Entrance Rue Ravenstein 2
1000  Brussels


Climate & Environment

Event Location


Event Description

The Energy Future Exchange, EFEX, hosts its Brussels conference, a comprehensive celebration and call-to-action highlighting the potential of the EU and US to lead in creating a clean, climate-friendly energy future, Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at the SQUARE Convention Center. Featuring insights and innovations from both sides of the Atlantic, this one-day event culminates EFEX's two-year transatlantic civil society dialogue. Participation is free and open to the public.

Monika Zimmermann, a leading figure in international sustainability cooperation, will moderate the conference, which is divided into three segments: discover, engage, and act.

DISCOVER | 10-12

Jan Rosenow from the Regulatory Assistance Project opens the day with a keynote address focusing on the role of energy efficiency in the broader energy transition.
A new documentary film soon to be released by Think-Film Impact Production exploring unexpected approaches to the energy transition will be presented by the director. (Details forthcoming)
Dr. Carolyn Snell from the University of York whose research investigates the intersections of energy, climate, and social policy, including the concept of fuel poverty, and
Dries Acke, Director for the Energy Systems Initiative at the European Climate Foundation, share insights from their work and join for a panel discussion.


ENGAGE | 12-15

A lunch buffet is available while exhibitors from the US and EU demonstrate and discuss their approaches to addressing the challenges of the energy transition, including educators, SMEs, community organizations, start-ups, and NGOs. Exhibitor tables provide a chance for presenters to connect with conference attendees, and interviews offer a platform to introduce new ideas to the conversation.

Among the exhibitors and interviewees are:

Steve McClain from Strategic Microgrid
Frank Adam from GICON
Dr. Radostina Primova from the Heinrich Böll Stiftung
Carine Sebi from Ecole de Management Grenoble
Jessica Glicker from Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
Anne Katherina Weidenbach from European Commission
Wendy Sanassee from EarthSpark International
Francisco Gonçalves from Energy Cities
Regulatory Assistance Project

ACT | 15-16.30

With a specific focus on finance, but with an eye to the social and equity questions essential to sustainability, the final segment offers a path to realization, featuring

Irena Spazzapan, SYSTEMIQ;
Jason Morenikeji, Founder and Director, Urban Farming Company; and
Michael Schneider, Co-CEO and Co-Founder,
This segment and the conference will conclude with closing remarks from a special guest.

An on-location reception will immediately follow the program.

Participation is free of charge, but we ask that you register in advance to help us reduce waste.

This is a one-of-a-kind conference seeking to celebrate the diversity of thought, action, and inspiration making civil society the leaders in pushing the transatlantic energy transition forward. Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are still available. If you are interested in being a part of the EFEX 2019 program, write to Max Gruenig,, for more information and to discuss options.


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