May 15 to May 16, 2023

You can expect national and international speakers from politics, science and economy. The focus is on national and international activities. The aim is for new collaborations to be initiated and stakeholders to be brought together. The coffee breaks between presentations and the lunch break offer interesting opportunities for networking and matchmaking.




Welcome by Reto Brennwald, Martin Bütikofer and Elmar Schäfer


CONFERENCE, Filmtheatre
A – A good beginning adorns everything!
Moderation: Reto Brennwald

09:05 Statements by representatives of Swiss business associations

09:35 Podiumsdiskussion

10:05 Rainer Deutschmann, Head of Corporate Security & Traffic Mgmt, Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund

10:20 Frank Schürmann, Director Sales Counterparties & Business Development, Uniper Energy Sales (requested)


Coffee break


CONFERENCE, Filmtheatre
B – Hydrogen for Switzerland
Moderation: Reto Brennwald

11:25 Resilienz durch Diversität – Überlegungen zur Energieversorgung der Schweiz
Patrick Dümmler, Senior Fellow and Member of the Executive Board, Avenir Suisse

11:45 AVIA New Energy – Vom mittelständischen Mineralölhändler zum modernen Energiedienstleister
Alain Schwald, Project Manager Corporate Development, AVIA Schätzle AG

12:05 Die Anbindung der Schweiz an die internationalen Netze
Christoph Luschnat, Area Manager Energy Policy, terranets bw (requested)

12:25 Entwicklungstrends in der Wasserelektrolyse: Eine Technologie- und Marktanalyse
Tom Smolinka, Head of Department Chemical Energy Storage, Frauenhofer ISE


Lunch break


CORONADO HALL, Conference Center
Stage program with pitches


CONFERENCE, Filmtheatre
C – Switzerland and its neighbors
Moderation: Reto Brennwald

15:15 Switzerland
Speaker will be announced soon

15:30 Baden-Württemberg
Isabell Knüttgen, Head of Energy: Fuel Cell Cluster and Platform H2BW, e-mobil BW

15:45 Deutschland
Franz Lehner, Head of Division International Cooperation, NOW GmbH

16:00 Österreich
Magdalena Lindl, Clustermanager, Hydrogen Austria


Coffee break


CONFERENCE, Filmtheatre
D – Political talk: cooperation across the borders
Moderation: Reto Brennwald

17:00 Talk: Collaboration across borders
Panel discussion with speakers from session C

from 18:00

Evening event in the aviation and space travel hall

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