2019

This was the program for Energy ConFusion in June 2019. 

Energy ConFusion 2019 has ended.
Thank you to all the partners, speakers, exhibitors and visitors who made the event a success.

DAY 1

13.00 - 16.00 Pre-tours

A chance to visit some of the most exciting, green projects in the north which will power the transition to renewable energy.

  • Northvolt Ett (Skellefteå)
  • The two CHP plants owned by Umeå Energi at Dåva (Umeå)
  • Zero Sun Project (Skellefteå)

  Bus transfer departure from Scandic Hotel, Skellefteå

16.00 Meetup Mingle

Meetup mingle at Scandic Hotel. Meet and greet, have some snacks and get to know business colleagues and friends.

  Scandic Hotel, Skellefteå

17.00 Bus departure to Fällfors

Transfer to TCR race track at Drivecenter Arena in Fällfors.

  Bus transfer departure from Scandic Hotel, Skellefteå

18.00 Welcome to Drivecenter Arena

An evening showcasing the future of e-mobility with cutting edge electric cars, green transportation solutions and electric motorbikes. Aperitif and snacks will be served outside (non-alcoholic). Showcase and test driving of electrical vehicles. The hostess evening is Tina Thörner, one of the most successful Swedish co-drivers with three gold medals in the world cup. Dress in warm clothes, there will be outdoors activities and dinner in a tepee.

  Drivecenter Arena in Fällfors

 

19.30 Dinner at Drivecenter Arena

Buffé dinner followed by coffee and cake.

  Drivecenter Arena in Fällfors

 

20.00 Dinner Talk

From the streets of Stockholm to the savanna of Kenya via the sand dunes of Gotland - electrification will change transportation forever, and for the better. Join this dinner talk on the future of electromobility featuring VOI, the new environmentally friendly way to transport in urban centres, Obipus, that offers complete solutions for sustainable transport and power needs in East Africa, and CAKE, a developer of uncompromising high performance electric off-road motorbikes. The talk will be moderated by Peter Carlsson, co-founder and CEO, Northvolt.

  Drivecenter Arena in Fällfors

 

21.30 Bus transfer to Skellefteå

  Drivecenter Arena in Fällfors

DAY 2

8.30 Coffee

Prepare for a full day conference that gathers decision makers, innovators, investors and companies unriddling the solutions for the transition to renewable energy needed to fight climate change and reduce our CO2 footprint. 

  Skellefteå Kraft Arena

9.00 Opening Session

A short welcome and introduction with Susanne Wiklund Lindström, Director North Sweden Cleantech, and moderator Anna Olin Kardell in company of Jamal Mouneimne from Region Västerbotten and Dr Olov Nilsson, Representative of the Committee for regional development, Västerbotten region, together with Tomas Marklund, Mayor of the city of Skellefteå.

  Skellefteå Kraft Arena

9.20 Transformation of Energy

Our planet is facing its greatest challenge. In order to mitigate climate change, the world has to stop using fossil fuels and shift to clean and renewable energy. This requires a major change in the way we produce, use and store energy. In this transition, batteries will play a key role, as will solar, hydro and wind energy. Which are the key solutions that will enable the transformation?

  • Jenny Larsson, ABB Power Grids
  • Eric Vettel, American Energy Society
  • Mikael Staffas, Boliden
  • Mats Gustavsson, Boliden 
  • Stefan Forsgren, Skellefteå Kraft

  Skellefteå Kraft Arena

11.00 Coffee Break

Take the opportunity to meet the exhibitors

  Skellefteå Kraft Arena

11.30 Transformation of Energy continues

  • Peter Carlsson, Northvolt
  • Lowina Lundström, Svenska Kraftnät

12.10 Transformation of Industry

Industrial companies are some of the biggest polluters today. How can they make the necessary transition to decrease their CO2 emissions, and which are some of the innovative solutions out there that can help them make that change?

  • FIRE SIDE CHAT with Pedro Raposo/Green Exergy, Anders Nordin/ Umeå University, Mikael Nordlander/Vattenfall and Björn Aronsson/Hydrogen Sweden.

  Skellefteå Kraft Arena

13.00 Mingle-lunch

Today's lunch is sponsored by Skellefteå Municipality.

  Skellefteå Kraft Arena

14.00 Transformation of Industry continues

  • Mårten Henriksson, CEO of Umeå Energi
  • Martin Ärlestig, EVP Plant Manager of Komatsu Forest

14.25 Pitch Up!

Three innovative startups pitch their ideas, a glimpse of the future.

  Skellefteå Kraft Arena

14.40 Transformation of Mobility

The world of mobility is changing. From a broad line-up of new electric vehicles, airplanes run on biofuels or batteries, and other solutions that will reduce CO2 emissions from the transportation sector, the way we move and travel is about to change forever. What type of new products can we expect to see on the market during the next few years? 

  • Jennifer Dungs, InnoEnergy
  • FIRE SIDE CHAT with Peter Carlsson/Northvolt, Geir Bjorkeli/Corvus Energy and Gustav Hasselskog/Candela Speedboats.

  Skellefteå Kraft Arena

15.25 Coffee Break

Take the opportunity to meet the exhibitors

  Skellefteå Kraft Arena

15.55 Pitch Up!

Three innovative startups pitch their ideas, a glimpse of the future.

  Skellefteå Kraft Arena

16.15 Innovation for a Clean Future

In the coming years, the world needs new solutions, great innovations and brave entrepreneurs in order to reduce our CO2 footprint. Who are the key players that can enable these solutions in going from an idea to a finished product that can be sold on the market?

  • Andreas Stubelius, Swedish Energy Agency
  • Susanna Campbell, Norrsken Foundation
  • Eric Ronne, RISE

  Skellefteå Kraft Arena

17.25 Pitch Up!

Three innovative startups pitch their ideas, a glimpse of the future.

  Skellefteå Kraft Arena

17.40 Wrap Up and Transportation to Dinner

  Skellefteå Kraft Arena

18.00 Dinner and Pitch Up Price Ceremony

Dinner party and price ceremony for the Pitch Up competition.

  Verandan, Quality Hotel Skellefteå

20.00 After party

Live concert with Molly Sandén by the river and an epic afterparty under the midnight sun.

  By the river in Skellefteå

DAY 3

8.45 Opening session

Bengt Ivansson, Trade and Business Development Manager in Skellefteå City greets you to the conference at Skellefteå Kraft Arena with continued discussions on global collaborations to fight climate change.

  Skellefteå Kraft Arena

9.00 Collaborations for Sustainable Future

In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. These goals have the power to stop climate change. The Global Goals can only be met if we work together. International investments and support is needed to ensure innovative technological development. To fight climate change and find innovations for CO2 reduction we need to be open minded, supportive, passionate, and above all, we need to cooperate!

 

  • Tomas Kåberger, InnoEnergy
  • Ylwa Alwarsdotter, SEKAB
  • Emma Nehrenheim, Northvolt
  • Bo Normark, InnoEnergy
  • Kenneth Widell, Wärtsilä
  • Pontus Frodhe, Charge Amps
  • Tomas Häyry, City of Vaasa

  Skellefteå Kraft Arena

10.45 Coffee Break

Take the opportunity to meet the exhibitors

  Skellefteå Kraft Arena

11.15 Opportunities for Business

You have the solution, the competence and the technology to solve many of the global issues for climate change. But which are the global needs and what are the opportunities for businesses in a global sense. What do the business opportunities look like and what kind of opportunities are there to do good business with other cultures?

  • Elisabeth Söderström, Sweden China Trade Council
  • Albin Carlén, Swedish Smart Grid Group
  • Mårten Björk, entrepreneur/co-founder of Elpanneteknik Sweden AB
  • FIRE SIDE CHAT with Elisabeth Söderström, Albin Carlén and Mårten Björk.

  Skellefteå Kraft Arena

12.20 Change Makers of the Future

Drivers, change makers, ambassadors and enablers of smart solutions. We cannot put our hope for change solely in new technology. It is people that make change and smart city solutions that combine technology and people that will be the key to a sustainable future. Guided by global goals, it is now up to all of us, governments, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future for everyone.

 

  • Karin Hedlund, Umeå Energi
  • Lars Mikaelsson, Umeå Energi
  • Ulrika Hynell, InnoEnergy

  Skellefteå Kraft Arena

13.00 Lunch and End of Conference

Today's lunch is sponsored by Umeå Municipality. Enjoy the lunch and expand your network for future collaborations and business. Possible take away lunch.

  Skellefteå Kraft Arena