Clean Actions For Clean Future

The conference was canceled due to the earthquake disaster in our country.

Short, medium and long-term steps to be taken in order to create a competitive clean energy and clean technologies cluster structure were determined and action plan studies were completed within the scope of the BEST For Energy Project.
In this context, the “Clean Actions For Clean Future” will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2023, between 09:30 and 17:30, in order to inform our stakeholders and share good practice examples from around the world by promoting the action plan for clean energy and clean technologies clustering in and around Izmir. “Clean Actions For Clean Future” Conference will be held at Wyndham Grand İzmir Özdilek Hotel. In the last part of the conference, where Danish institutions, organizations and companies will participate as honored guests, event participants will come together to develop business and research studies between Denmark and Turkey.
The Clean Actions For Clean Future Conference program is presented below, and registrations can be made using the form below.
Conference Programme:

9.30 – 10.00 Opening Speeches

Jelena Tadzic, DAI, Project Director

Dr. Mehmet Yavuz, İzmir Development Agency, Secretary General

Thierry Hoppe, Royal Danish Consulate General in İstanbul, Consul
General – Head of Mission

10.00 – 10.30 Talent: A Key Driver of Cluster Competitiveness

Reza Zadeh, European Foundation for Cluster Excellence, CEO

10.30 – 11.00 Clean Actions for Transformation of Clean Energy Sectors in İzmir

Ekin Taşkın, BEST For Energy Project, Team Leader

11.00 – 11.15 Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.30 Session 1: Actions for Clean Energy Sectors in İzmir

Moderator: Gökhan Serdar, TPI Composite, Vice President of EMEA Region

• Prof. Dr. Alper Baba, İzmir Institute of Technology, Vice Rector

"R&D&I Actions for Clean Energy Sectors in İzmir"

• Ali Ercan Türkoğlu, İzenerji, Chairman of the Board

"Climate Neutral and NET Zero Cities"

• Hülya Ulusoy Sungur, İzmir Development Agency, BEST For Energy Project Coordinator

"Clean Projects for Regional Development"

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Break

13.30 – 15.00 Session 2: Green Transition in Denmark, Policy Level Actions

Moderator: Ekin Taşkın, BEST For Energy Project, Team Leader

• Frederik Karam Pedersen, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, International Project Manager

"Danish Climate Policy, Projects and Supply Chain"

• Poul Rask Nielsen, Hjoerring Municipality, Senior Project Manager

"Energy Planning and Realizing Cooperation Across Sectors

• Emrah Öztunç, Sector Counsellor in Energy at the Royal Danish Embassy in Turkey

"Green Transition and Collaboration Between Turkey and Denmark"

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break

15:15 – 16:45 Session 3: Future of Global Green Energy Transition

Moderator: Buğra Barlas, BEST For Energy Project, Senior Expert

• Lars Hummelmose, Danish Board of District Heating, Managing Director

"A Story of the Danish District Heating"

• Serhan Günel, Danfoss Climate Solutions, Senior Sales Consultant at Danfoss Turkey, Middle East & Africa

"The Building Stock in Turkey, Its Regional Energy, and the CO2 Emission Effect"

• Joseph A. Hårb, General Manager at Hove Turkey, Regional Sales Director at Hove 

"Green Transition with a Private Sector Perspective"

16.45 – 17.30 Networking Session