Let’s come together, inspire and drive the change!
Draft agenda
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 speech by Alain Maron, Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, responsible for Climate Change, Environment, Energy and Participatory Democracy (TBC)

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)

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

Giles Carter, CEO, Ilke Homes (TBC)


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

Sanne de Wit, Head of Ideas, Energiesprong (TBC)

Robyn O’Mara, Chief Marketing Officer, Electric Ireland Superhomes (online)

Paula Pinho, Director for Just Transition, Consumers, Energy Efficiency and Innovation, DG Energy, European Commission (TBC)

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

Business lunch > Video reel – Commercial / Residential / Industrial applications / EHPA Projects showreel

14:30 - 14:55 0:25min

Panel discussion 

Greg Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Octopus Energy

Philipp Pausder, Founder and CEO, Thermondo GmbH

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

Sorcha Edwards, Secretary General, Housing Europe (TBC)

Tom Berendsen, Member of the European Parliament (TBC)

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

Katie McGinty, Vice president and Chief Sustainability and External Relations Officer, Johnson Controls (TBC)

Alberto Carrillo, Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder, Science Based Targets Initiative (TBC)



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

Cristian Busoi, Member of the European Parliament, ITRE Chair (TBC)


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

Farewell cocktail and Heat Pump Award

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  • 28 Sep