20 | 11 | 2017

CONNECTING ISLAND INNOVATIONS
Programme

 

28th October Venue | Hotel Phoenicia – Ballroom

 

THE AIR WE SHARE | 2nd MNEP National Conference
As part of the do the right mix campaign and the Greening Islands Conference

13.00 | Registration of participants

13.30 | Welcome

  • Kevin Borras – Editor-in-Chief, Thinking Cities and Thinking Highways

13.35 | Introduction – Air Quality and the Environment in Malta

  • Leo Brincat – Minister for Sustainable Development, Environment and Climate Change

13.45 | Introduction – Introduction: Air Quality and Transport in Malta

  • Joe Mizzi – Minister for Transport and Infrastructure

13.55 | Presentations

    • The state of the Maltese Air Quality
    • Mr. Mark Scerri – MEPA

 

    • MNEP Video

 

  • Electromobility in Malta 2011 to 2015
  • Peter Paul Barbara – Transport Malta
  • The Smarter the City the Cleaner the Air
  • Kevin Borras – Editor-in-Chief, Thinking Cities and Thinking Highways
  • Q&A

15.15 | Coffee Break: Multimedia Exhibition on EU funded transport initiatives

  • The feasibility of shore-side energy supply to berthed vessels
  • E-Cubed/Cyan Engineering
  • Combating Transport Emission -The PORT-PVEV Project
  • Alexandra Ellul – PORT-PVEV Project Manager – TM
  • The New Frontier of the Electric Vehicle Sharing
  • Peter Paul Barbara – National Coordinator, MNEP, TM
  • Emissions and combating measures at the Malta International Airport
  • E-Cubed/Cyan Engineering
  • How to improve energy efficiency and environmental footprint on a non connected island
  • Valerio Pazzini – Global Head, Siemens eCar Solution Smart Grids and Smart CityMalta
  • Introducing the Green Consulting Group and Greening Islands Conference
  • Gianni Chianetta – Director & Scientific Coordinator, Greening The Islands/Director The Green Consulting Group

17.30 | Q&A & Conclusions & Remarks – Launch of photographic exhibition

29th October Venue | Mediterranean Conference Centre – Vassalli Hall

I OPENING SESSION

08.45 | Registration of participants

09.30 | Introduction & Moderation

  • Gianni Chianetta – Director & Scientific Coordinator, Greening The Islands/Director The Green Consulting Group

09.45 | Welcome

  • Ronald Mizzi – Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Energy and Health, Malta

10.00 | Status Overview and Policy Framework

  • The Nexus approach to sustainable water resources management
  • Lucilla Minelli – Advocacy Officer UN WWAP UNESCO
  • A strategy for maximising RES penetration in European Island Regions
  • Gonzalo Piernavieja Izquierdo – ISLENET, Network of European Islands for Energy & the Environment

10.50 | Coffee Break

11.45 | Discussion Panel – Point of view from the Island Governments

  • Tom Burges Watson – Broadcast Journalist, France 24 International(Moderation)

 

  • Anton Refalo – Minister for Gozo
  • Vania Contrafatto – Councillor for Energy and Water, Region of Sicily, Sicilian Islands
  • Erasmo Garcia de León – General Director of Industry and Energy of the Government of the Canary Islands
  • Joan Groizard – Director of Energy and Climate Change, Regional Government of the Balearic Islands
  • Christiana Kalogirou – Governor of the North Aegean Region, Greece
  • José Manuel Rosa Nunes – Regional Director of Energy Regional Secretary of Tourism and Transportation, Government of Azores Islands
  • Q&A

13.15 | Light Lunch

I SESSION | FOCUS ON WATER

14.00 | Introduction

  • Carlo Rolle – Partner, The Green Consulting Group

14.15 | Welcome

  • Manuel Sapiano – Chief Technical Officer, Sustainable Energy and Water Conservation Unit, Ministry for Energy and Health, Malta

14.30| The water cycle innovation and best practises

    • Video from The Water Rooms Project by UNESCO – Where is water?

 

    • Desalination in the islands – an overview
    • Ursula Annunziata – President of European Desalination Society (EDS)
    • Climate Change Adaptation through Non-Conventional Water Resources Management in the Mediterranean: the case of the Maltese Islands
    • Kostantina Toli – Senior Programme Officer, Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP)
    • Past and present trends of water supply strategies in Sicilian Minor Islands
    • Giuseppe Taverna – Chief Technical Secretariat, Regional Department for Energy , Water and Public Utilities Region of Sicily

 

    • Video from The Water Rooms Project by UNESCO – The Water Nexus Games

 

  • Smart Solar Desalination on Koh Phi Phi/Thailand – an example for a longterm suitable and economic solution for freshwater production
  • Mario Zen – Business Development Water Energy Solutions, Megacivic
  • Water Desalination Management
  • Camillo Caffarelli – Director, Sopes

16.30 | Coffee Break

  • Video from The Water Rooms Project by UNESCO – War or Peace
16.50 | Discussion Panel – Optimization of the water cycle for the
self-reliance of the Islands

  • Francisco Virgili – Global Water Intelligence(Moderation)
  • William Wait – Executive Chairman, Water Services Corporation, Malta
  • Jacques Ganoulis – Special Secretary for Water Resources, Ministry of Reconstruction of Production, Environment & Energy, Greece
  • Geoffrey Saliba – Malta Business Bureau’s Sustainable Development Manager
  • Perit David Xuereb – Chairperson to the Environmental Committee for the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry
  • Giorgio Micale – Associate Professor at Università of Palermo
  • Mario Zen – Business Development Water Energy Solutions, Megacivic
  • Camillo Caffarelli – Director, Sopes. Water Desalination Management and Economics

18.00 | Conclusions & Remarks

18.20 | Walking Tour: La Valletta
20.45 | Gala Dinner & Awards

  • Greening the Islands Awards
  • Agnese Cecchini – Editorial Director, Gruppo Italia Energia/Quotidiano Energia (Moderation)
  • Gianni Chianetta – Director & Scientific Coordinator, Greening The Islands/Director The Green Consulting Group(Moderation)
  • THE JURY
  • Joeri de Ridder – Chairman, European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (AVERE) / / Vice-President, World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA)
  • Michela Miletto – Deputy Coordinator, UN WWAP
  • Gonzalo Piernavieja Izquierdo – ISLENET, Network of European Islands for Energy & the Environment
  • Emanuele Taibi – Islands Energy Transition Analyst , The International Renewable Energy Agency
  • Kostantina Toli – Senior Programme Officer, Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP)
  • European Mobility Week SUMP Awards

30th October Venue | Mediterranean Conference Centre – Vassalli Hall

II SESSION | FOCUS ON ENERGY

09.00 | Introduction& Moderation

  • Julia Curtis – Partner, The Green Consulting Group

09.15 | Welcome

  • Simon Scicluna – Chief Technical Officer, Sustainable Energy and Water Conservation Unit, Ministry for Energy and Health, Malta

09.30 | Innovative solutions and Best Practices

  • Overview
  • Arieta Gonelevu Rakai – Programme Officer Responsible for islands and the Global Renewable Energy Islands Network (GREIN), IRENA
  • Off Grid Hybrid Power Plant. Discover how to maximize the usage of renewable energy
  • Gaetano Fasciana – Chief Technical Officer, Technical Management & Engineering, ASCOT Industrial
  • Hybrid Power Solutions – The Pantelleria Best Practice
  • Reyad Fezzani – Chairman and CEO of Global Hybrid Power
  • SMA Fuel Save Solution: Intelligent integration of PV into diesel systems
  • Stefano Santucci – Application engineer product manager, SMA Italia
  • Sustainable energy and innovative solutions: new scenarios for the interconnected world
  • Carlo M. Drago – Business Development Executive, IBM Italia

11.10 | Coffee Break

11.30 | Discussion Panel – Green energy prospects in the Islands

  • Elena Comelli – Journalist, Corriere Economia(Moderation)
  • Sandro Lauri – Senior Policy Officer, Sustainable Energy and Water Conservation Unit, Ministry for Energy and Health, Malta
  • Maria Antonia Moreno Ceron – Head of Department of Energy of the Government of the Canary Islands
  • Nicos Kouyialis – Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Cyprus
  • Carlos St James – Board Member of the Latin American & Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy
  • Josè Donoso – Director General Unión Española Fotovoltaica (UNEF)
  • Anthony O. Ighodaro – Chair of Steering Committee, African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA)
  • Enrique Rodriguez de Azero – President Asociación Canaria de Energías Renovables
  • Roberto Longo – Honorary Chairman Assorinnovabili
  • Sotiris Kapellos – President Hellenic Association of Photovoltaic Companies (HELAPCO)

13.00 | Light Lunch

III SESSION | GREEN VEHICLES

14.00 | Introduction & Moderation

  • Paolo Manzoni – Green Vehicles Advice – Partner, The Green Consulting Group

14.15 | Welcome

  • Peter Paul Barbara – Malta National Electromobility Platform (MNEP)

14.30 | Innovative solutions and best practices

  • Overview
  • Evangelos Bekiaris – Vice President, European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (AVERE)
  • DemoEV Project
  • Gabriella Cassola – Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure
  • Electric Vehicles: experience and innovation
  • Stefano Margaria – Director, Electric Vehicles
  • Fabien Courtellemont – Managing Director & Founder, GreenR Ltd

15.30 | Coffee Break

15.45 | Discussion Panel – Transport: moving towards sustainability

  • Kevin Borras – Kevin Borras – Editor-in-Chief, Thinking Cities and Thinking Highways(Moderation)
  • Evangelos Bekiaris – Vice President, European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (AVERE)
  • Martin Zaimov – Member of the Board – European Association for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (AVERE)
  • Peter Paul Barbara – National Coordinator – Malta National Electromobility Platform (MNEP)
  • Stefano Margaria – Director, Electric Vehicles
  • Fabien Courtellemont – Managing Director & Founder, GreenR Ltd
  • Carlo Rolle – Partner, The Green Consulting Group

17.00 | Conclusions & Remarks

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