RICHARD VAN HOOIJDONK /// TRENDWATCHER, FUTURIST & INTERNATIONAL TOPSPEAKER
Trendwatcher, futurist and international keynote speaker Richard van Hooijdonk takes you to an inspiring future that will dramatically change the way we live, work and do business.

His inspiration sessions have been attended by over 420,000 people. Richard is a regular guest at radio and television programs. With his international research team, he investigates tech trends like robotics, drone technology, autonomous transport systems, Internet of Things, virtual reality, biotech, nanotech, neurotech, blockchain, 3D and 4D printing and of course augmented and virtual reality and their impact on various industries. Findings are published weekly in the form of compelling articles, e-books and white papers.
RICHARD VAN HOOIJDONK
TRENDWATCHER, FUTURIST & INTERNATIONAL TOPSPEAKER
SVEN GOETHALS /// SALES MANAGER - BAYWA R.E.
Sven Goethals is a Belgian native who grew up and studied in France, where he graduated in International Business Administration. Sven started in the PV industry in 2010. As a sales director at Ikaros Solar, he built the organization which lead to market leadership in the Benelux with more than 150 MW of installed power and many projects for prestigious companies such as Brussels Airport, Philips, Colruyt, Carrefour, Thyssen Krupp and the IKEA group, with whom he negotiated a European Frame Agreement. He joined BayWa r.e. in 2016. He is as a sales manager responsible for Commercial & Industrial Corporates and coordinates the international Key Accounts to which BayWa r.e offers solutions such as on- and off-site Power Purchase Agreements and EPC offers.
SVEN GOETHALS
SALES MANAGER /// BAYWA R.E.
WIM SINKE /// PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST SOLAR ENERGY - ECN PART OF TNO
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WIM SINKE
PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST SOLAR ENERGY /// ECN PART OF TNO
PETER SEGAAR /// MARKET RESEARCH - POLDER PV
Peter Segaar - promoted biologist, tenant and owner of four solar panels since 2000 - has been administrating and updating the independent website Polder PV since 2004. This is were he publishes critical analyses, facts & figures and detailed graphs about the developments in the Dutch and foreign solar markets. In March 2012 Segaar published a fourth extensive market analysis on the Belgian solar market at Solarplaza.
PETER SEGAAR
MARKET RESEARCH /// POLDER PV
FLEUR GREETHAM /// SR PRINCIPAL - PÖYRY MANAGEMENT CONSULTING
Fleur joined Pöyry in 2001 and has over fifteen years of experience in the energy sector. She leads Pöyry's commercial work in the Dutch electricity market involving asset due diligences, PPAs and market analysis and specialises in advising on price, policy and regulatory risk in conventional and renewable North West European electricity markets.

She has overall responsibility for the production of the market-leading Pöyry Independent Market Reports for the Netherlands, Germany, France, Belgium and Switzerland.

Fleur has a MSc in Environmental Impact Assessment from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK and a dual honours degree in Mathematics and Geography, Keele University, UK.
FLEUR GREETHAM
SR PRINCIPAL /// PÖYRY MANAGEMENT CONSULTING
JAAP BAARSMA /// CHAIRMAN - HOLLAND SOLAR
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JAAP BAARSMA
CHAIRMAN /// HOLLAND SOLAR
SAM WILKINSON /// SR. RESEARCH MANAGER - IHS MARKIT
Sam Wilkinson is a Research Manager for the Solar and Energy Storage Research group at IHS Technology. During his time working within the group, Sam has been responsible for researching the PV inverter market and the PV module and poly-silicon supply chain working closely with leading global suppliers to develop detailed analysis on these markets. Sam has also been responsible for establishing primary research reports focusing on solar demand and policy, complementing IHS extensive research of the complete PV supply chain. Building on his experience in the solar research team, Sam established and now leads IHS Technology’s coverage of energy storage, covering a wide range of topics within this fast developing sector. Sam’s analysis and commentary is regularly published by leading PV and energy industry media and also the global press. He has also presented at many leading industry events and conferences. Before beginning his career at IHS, Sam worked as a Structural Engineer for one of Europe’s leading engineering firms. He graduated from The University of Nottingham with a degree in Engineering.
SAM WILKINSON
SR. RESEARCH MANAGER /// IHS MARKIT
KOEN PANIS /// PARTNER BANKING & FINANCE - LOYENS & LOEFF
Koen is member of Loyens & Loeff’s Banking & Finance Practice Group and of the Projects Team in Belgium.
He specialises in project financing, development and management. He has developed a leading expertise in the renewable energy sector (onshore and offshore projects; wind and solar energy; biomass). He also specialises in secured financing (more especially in asset based finance and commodity financing) and in capital markets related matters.
He is recommended in his field of expertise by Legal 500 EMEA.
Koen has been a member of the Brussels Bar since 2006.
KOEN PANIS
PARTNER BANKING & FINANCE /// LOYENS & LOEFF
LIESBETH VAN TONGEREN /// TWEEDE KAMERLID - GROENLINKS
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LIESBETH VAN TONGEREN
TWEEDE KAMERLID /// GROENLINKS