Last Wednesday, the 1st of March, we proudly hosted a discussion about something very important to us: renewable energy.


Together with the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, we explored trends and challenges occurring in both German and Australian energy sectors. This discussion was hailed as The Young Executive Forum and, as the name suggests, it welcomed nearly 40 attendees keen to investigate the future of renewable energy.

As the event moderator, our GM for Energy and Infrastructure Jan Rieche introduced each of the four panellists. We were honoured to welcome the following:

Gilles Walgenwitz—Associate Manager Energy Markets, Energetics
Annabel Wilton—Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Oliver Hartley—Managing Director, Epho
Benjamin Hannig—Head of Project Development, Enerparc AG

Jan asked each panellist about their own experience in their field of expertise, either in Germany or Australia. As a result, the panellists revealed a number of interesting insights and comparisons between the Australian and German sectors.

The night placed a key focus on problem-solving. As such, complications were identified and discussed. Each panellist explored how industry changes and the systematic transformation to renewable energy may transgress these barriers in the future. Overall, the night focused on innovation and the sharing of ideas. Each panellist reviewed how both Australia and Germany may learn from each other’s progression.

Of course, no event would be complete without networking! We were happy to see the night conclude with mingling and many interesting conversations. We would like to thank each panellist for sharing our dedication to the industry and problem-solving its challenges.

We believe the night was something beautiful – not only theoretically, but also ascetically. Keen to see it for yourself? Please check out the event photos on Flickr!

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