Let’s come together, inspire and drive the change!

Venue: Atomium, Ilya Prigogine (Side sphere

Ambition requires action: The Heat Pump Accelerator for RepowerEU
The European Commission’s REPowerEU plan builds on the ambitious heat pump targets it set out in March. Those targets require around 20 million heat pumps to be installed in the EU by 2026 and nearly 60 million by 2030.
Expanding the use of heat pumps is crucial for reducing fossil gas use in heating and cooling for homes, buildings, and industry. In REPowerEU, the European Commission sets a target of doubling the deployment rate, and refers to ramping up equipment production and facilitating access to finance.
What is needed today to achieve 60 million heat pumps by 2030? Which strategy, structure and action will ensure a market framework suitable for heat pump mass deployment in Europe? This year, the experiences and achievements of the heat pump industry are given well-deserved recognition on our agenda.
Europe needs a heat pump strategy and the industry an EU heat pump accelerator to speed up deployment and help Europeans gain independence from fossil gas faster. Let’s create this together!


  • 28 Sep
Time Duration Sessions
10:00 - 11:00 1h

Welcome coffee & Registration

11:00 - 11:15 0:15min

Opening speeches

Thomas Nowak, Secretary General, EHPA 

Patrick Crombez, General Manager Heating and Renewables, Daikin Europe

Format: Keynote
11:15 - 11:30 0:15min

Keynote speech by Kerstin Jorna, Director-General, DG GROW, European Commission 

Format: Keynote
11:30 - 12:15 0:45min

Session 1 > Making the most sustainable heating options the most affordable  

Peter Liese, Member of the European Parliament, Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats)

Patrick Crombez, General Manager Heating and Renewables, Daikin Europe

Martijn Duvoort, Director Energy Markets and Strategy Energy Systems, DNV

Frederic Fontan, Head of Regulation, Strategy and Development Division Customers, Services and Territories Branch EDF (online)

Moderator: Thomas Nowak, Secretary General, EHPA



Format: On stage discussion
12:15 - 13:00 0:45min

Session 2 > The one-stop-shop of the energy transition 


Monique Goyens, Director General, BEUC

Ian Hutchcroft, Market Maker, Energiesprong

Stephen O’Connor, Managing Director, Electric Ireland Superhomes

Martin Collignon, Co-founder, Lun

Moderator: Jozefien Vanbecelaere, Head of EU Affairs, EHPA

Format: On stage discussion
13:00 - 14:30 1:30min

Business lunch > EHPA Projects and Partners showreel

14:30 - 14:55 0:25min

Ambition requires action: The Heat Pump Accelerator

Greg Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Octopus Energy

Philipp Pausder, Founder and CEO, Thermondo GmbH

Moderator: Meredith Annex, Head of Heating and Hydrogen, BloombergNEF

Format: On stage discussion
14:55 - 15:40 0:45min

Session 3 > Mass deployment of heat pumps through new players 

Barry Lynham, Managing Director, Knauf Energy Solutions

Andreas Scholz, Head of Customer Success, Data Ahead

Maximiliane Von Butler, Head of Business Development and Operations, Tibber (online)

Moderator: Naomi Chevillard, Head of Regulatory Affairs, SolarPowerEurope

Format: On stage discussion
15:40 - 16:10 0:30min

Coffee break

16:10 - 16:55 0:45min

Session 4 > Ambitious climate action: decarbonising industry 

Jose La Loggia, President, Trane EMEA

Kristian Strand, President Danfoss Commercial Compressors

Dave Dorney, Vice President of Industrial Heating and Cooling Systems – EMEA-LATAM, Johnson Controls (online)

Andrea Barbon, Sales Application Manager – Large Heat Pumps, Turboden SpA

Moderator: Annita Westenbroek, Energy Innovations Manager, Confederation of European Paper Industries – CEPI



Format: On stage discussion
16:55 - 17:40 0:45min

Session 5 > Future-proof heat pumps and circular economy


Enrique Vilamitjana, Managing Director, Panasonic Heating and Cooling Europe

Ryan Roberts, Head of Sustainable Construction, Holcim

Peter Schossig, Director Thermal Systems and Building Technology, Fraunhofer ISE

Moderator: Rowena Rodrigues, Head of External Relations & Engagement for the Glen Dimplex Group

Format: On-stage discussion
17:40 - 18:40 1h

Farewell cocktail and Heat Pump Award

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  • 28 Sep