22-23 May 2024

Eurelectric Power Summit

#PowerSummit24 #LightsOn

Throughout our daily lives we often take electricity for granted. Whether it is to deliver online education throughout a global pandemic, charge your smartphone to keep in touch with family, or simply keep the lights on, electricity is there.

As our society progresses and as we continue to decarbonise, electricity will become ever more present. It will power your car. It will heat your home. It will power ever smarter solutions, and it will come from a wide range of decentralised clean energy sources. More electricity will be needed for greater decarbonisation.

Keeping the lights on, though, needs the right enablers. As electrification accelerates, the grid that delivers it needs to be expanded and digitalised. Keeping the lights on cannot be taken for granted anymore. At Power Summit 2024, we discussed the challenges we face and the opportunities there are to keep the lights on.

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Why join us?

Experience

Taking place in the beautiful Lagonissi resort with an extensive business and social programme.

Networking

Nurture relationships at the highest levels of European power sector – CEOs, industry peers, policymakers and media

Reports Launch

Be among the first to hear the findings of 3 major Eurelectric studies: the highly anticipated Grids4Speed, Digitalisation and Power Plant 2.0

Pricing plans

Non-Member

1600
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Lunches & Summit Dinner

Member

1400
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Academic & Start Up

600
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EU & Government officials and Journalists get in for free

Confirmed speakers

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Prime Minister, Greece

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in as Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic on July 8th, 2019. He was reelected in June 2023.

President of Nea Demokratia since January 2016, managed to modernize his party, renew and boost its membership base, create a system of funding based on small annual donations by the members and put in place a code of transparency and accountability in the operations of the party.

He led his party to a landslide victory three years later, campaigning on a platform for jobs, strong growth and lower taxes. Nea Demokratia was the first party to win an absolute majority in the Greek Parliament since 2009.

As Minister of Administrative Reform and e-Government from June 2013 until January 2015, he spearheaded comprehensive national reforms by implementing a functional reorganization of institutions, structures and processes.

A member of the Parliament since 2004, Kyriakos Mitsotakis has participated in the Committee for Constitutional Amendment, the Committee for Trade and the Committee for National Defense. He was also an active member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

As Chairman of the Environment Committee between 2007-2009, he passionately pursued issues pertaining to climate change and advocated for the need for environmentally sustainable growth. Since then, he was the shadow-minister for the environment and climate change for Nea Demokratia until 2012.

Before entering politics, he worked for ten years in the private sector as a financial analyst with Chase Investment Bank, a consultant with McKinsey and Company and finally as CEO of NBG Venture Capital at the National Bank of Greece.

He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Social Studies, summa cum laude, from Harvard University, and earned an MA in International Relations from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis is married to Mareva Grabowski and they have three children, Sofia, Constantinos and Dafni.

Maria da Graça Carvalho

Minister of the Environment and Energy, Portugal

Maria da Graça Carvalho

Maria da Graça Carvalho is currently Minister of the Environment and Energy in Portugal. Former member of the European Parliament, she was vice-chair of the Fisheries Committee (PECH), a full Member of Industry, Research and Energy committee (ITRE) and a substitute member of Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) and Women’s Rights (FEMM) committees.

Before that, she was a senior advisor to Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, from November 2014 to December 2015.

Previously, she was a member of the European Parliament between July 2009 and May 2014. In that capacity, she was one of the rapporteurs of Horizon 2020. She was also Principal Adviser to President Barroso in the fields of Science, Higher Education, Innovation, Research Policy, Energy, Environment and Climate Change from 2006 to 2009. She served as a Minister of Science and Higher Education of the XV Constitutional Government of Portugal and Minister of Science, Innovation and Higher Education of the XVI Constitutional Government. She is a Full Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon).

Alexandra Sdoukou

Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy, Greece

Alexandra Sdoukou

Alexandra Sdoukou is a lawyer and has served as a legal consultant in both the private sector and public administration. In 2007, she was formally employed by the Management Organisation Unit of Development Programmes (MOU S.A.).

She holds a Law degree from Democritus University of Thrace, complemented by postgraduate degrees in European Commercial Law from the University of Bristol and in International and European Economic Studies from the Athens University of Economics and Business.

From 2004 to 2012, she held significant advisory roles within various ministries, including the Ministries of Economy and Finance, Development and Environment, and Energy. From 2012 to 2015, she served as the Director of the Minister's Office of Environment, Energy, and Climate Change.

Her extensive expertise lies in the formulation, execution, and supervision of energy policies. Notably, from 2017 to 2019, she served as a special advisor on energy and mineral resources matters to Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the President of New Democracy Party. From July 2019 until June 2023, she held the position of Secretary General for Energy and Mineral Resources (GSEMR) at the Hellenic Ministry of Environment and Energy.

On June 27, 2023, she was appointed as Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy.

Leonhard Birnbaum

President, Eurelectric; Chairman of the Board and CEO, E.ON SE

Leonhard Birnbaum

Leonhard Birnbaum was born in Ludwigshafen, Germany, on February 19, 1967. He studied chemical engineering in Karlsruhe. After a subsequent period of academic work at the Karlsruhe Research Centre, he obtained a doctorate from the University of Cottbus. Leonhard Birnbaum began his professional career as a management consultant at McKinsey in Düsseldorf. After holding various positions – including at McKinsey’s off ice in Houston, USA – he was Senior Partner for the energy and industrial sector. In 2008, he joined RWE AG and was appointed to the Board of Management the same year. He served as Chief Strategy Officer and as RWE Group’s Chief Commercial Officer until 2013. In 2013, Leonhard Birnbaum was appointed as member of the Board of Management of E.ON SE and took on a variety of responsibilities within the Board. From 2018 until 2021 he was responsible for the innogy integration project. From 2019 to 2020, he was also Chairman of the Board of Management of innogy SE. In 2021, Leonhard Birnbaum was appointed to his current role as CEO of E.ON SE. In this position, he is responsible for E.ON Group’s Communications & Political Affairs, Corporate Audit, Culture & Performance, Group and Executive HR, HSE & Sustainability, Legal, Compliance & Security, Strategy & Innovation and Nuclear Coordination. Leonhard Birnbaum is President of Eurelectric, the European Electricity Association, Vice-President of the Executive Committee of BDEW, the German Association of Energy and Water Industries, a member of the Executive Committee of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and, and Vice Chair of the World Energy Council. Leonhard Birnbaum is married and has two daughters.

Markus Rauramo

CEO, Fortum and Vice-President, Eurelectric

Markus Rauramo

Markus Rauramo began his career in the Finnish forest industry at Enso-Gutzeit Oy in 1993. From 1999-2012 he held various senior strategy, finance and treasury positions in Helsinki, Brussels and London, and served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Stora Enso Oyj during 2008-2012.
Markus Rauramo joined Fortum as CFO of Fortum Corporation in 2012 and has been member of Fortum’s Executive Management Team since. During 2014-2016 he headed Fortum’s consumer and heat businesses as Executive Vice President of Heat, Electricity Sales and Solutions, and latest as Executive Vice President City Solutions, before being reappointed as CFO in 2017. He became President and CEO of Fortum Corporation in July 2020. In addition, he is a Member of the Board of Sampo plc and Vice-Chairman of Eurelectric.

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Grand Resort Lagonissi

The 2024 Power Summit, hosted by PPC, will take place on the beautiful grand peninsula of the Athenian Riviera (situated 40 mins from Athens centre). For further information on the location and other practical details please look at our FAQ.

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