Energy Forum Speakers 24

GPPS Energy Forum Speakers

Forum Panel session with speakers from the Aviation and Energy Industry

The 2024 Energy Forum event attracts speakers from across the aviation and energy systems industries. Our keynote speakers and panelists will be talking about Energy Supply Availability & Security and the impact this has on current technology and future developments.

Over the coming days we will be announcing additional confirmed speakers and panelists.

For details regarding times and sessions please see our draft even program.

Jack Acres keynote on STEP Power Infrastructure Lead at UKAEA

Jack Acres

STEP Power Infrastructure Product Area Lead, UK Atomic Energy Authority, UK

Francis Bainier panelist at the Forum24

Francis Bainier

Group leader and Expert,
GRTgaz, France

Steven Barrett (MIT) presents Keynote at Forum24

Steven Barrett

H. N. Slater Professor and Department Head, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

Christer Björkqvist panelist at the energy and aviation forum in Zurich 2024

Christer Björkqvist

Managing director and founder,
ETN Global, Belgium

Klaus Brun Director, Research & Development at Elliott Group, Ebara Corp

Klaus Brun

Global Director Research & Development, Elliott Group Ebara Corp., USA

Nico Buchholz

Deutsche Aircraft, Germany

Torsten Buddenberg, speaker on the energy decarbonization panel at the GPPS energy Forum 2024

Torsten Buddenberg

Senior Project Manager,
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries EMEA, Germany

Mohsen Chegnizadeh Head of Power Systems Planning and Policy Making at the Ministry of Electricity of Iran

Mohsen Chegnizadeh

Executive Assistant to President,
MAPNA Group, Iran

Oscar Mene Castiñeiras Director Renewable Energy Linde speaker at forum24

Oscar Mene Castiñeiras

Director Renewable Energy & Clean Hydrogen Projects, Linde, Switzerland

Andrea Ciani keynote speaker at the Forum24 Energy and Aviation Conference in Zurich

Andrea Ciani

Hydrogen Combustion Program Manager, Ansaldo Energia, Switzerland

Fayette Collier panelist at the Forum24 in Switzerland

Fayette Collier

Associate Director for Flight Strategy and Integrated Aviation Systems Program for NASA Aeronautics, NASA, USA

Martin Fehr Managing Director, Swiss Re and panelist at Forum24

Martin Fehr

Managing Director and Head Private Equity, Swiss Re, Switzerland

Tetsuji Fujimura keynote speaker at the Energy Forum24

Tetsuji Fujimura

Executive Fellow, Aero Engine, Space & Defense Business Area, IHI Corporation, Japan

Tamur Goudarzi Pour, Swiss International Air Lines panelist at Forum24

Tamur Goudarzi Pour

Chief Commercial Officer,
Swiss International Air Lines,

Lukas Gresnigt speaker at the Energy Forum 2024

Lukas Gresnigt

Head of International,
Alpiq, Switzerland

John Gülen Keynote Presenter from Bechtel

John Gülen

Senior Principal Engineer, Bechtel, USA

Doug Hofer panelist on Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Doug Hofer

Engineering Fellow SwRI Machinery group, Southwest Research Institute, USA

Frank Hummel Keynote and panelist at the energy Forum 2024 Zurich

Frank Hummel

Global Head Product Development and Care Medium and Low Speed Products, Accelleron, Switzerland

Dr. Albert Kammerer Director Gas Turbine Engineering, Ansaldo Energia

Albert Kammerer

Director of Machine Engineering in Ansaldo Energia, Switzerland

Rainer Kurz panelist at the 2024 Forum in Zurich

Rainer Kurz

Manager of Gas Compressor Engineering, Solar Turbines, USA

Xuan Lv

State Power Investment Company (SPIC), China

Christoph Manser, Head Infrastructure International at Swiss Life Asset Management AG

Christoph Manser

Head of Infrastructure Equity International,
Swiss Life Asset Management, Switzerland

Hervé Morvan, Rolls-Royce panelist for the Aviation panel at Forum24

Hervé Morvan

Chief of Future Platforms & Global Chief of Hydrogen Technology, Rolls-Royce, UK

Luis Pérez keynote speaker at the Energy Forum 2023

Luis Pérez

Industry Director, CIRCE Technology Centre, Spain

Renaud Le Pierres Heatric panelist at forum24

Renaud Le Pierres

Senior Business Development Engineer,
Heatric Meggitt, UK

Joe Ran

Vice President, Business Development and Innovation, World Energy, USA

Henrik Runnemalm, GKN Aerospace panelist at the Forum24 Aviation Session

Henrik Runnemalm

Vice president Global Technology Center, GKN Aerospace, Sweden

Samuel Saysset

Research Program Portfolio Manager – Global Expert, ENGIE Research & Innovation, France

Felix Schneider panelist on the Energy investment panel at Forum24

Felix Schneider

Investment Vice President,
hy24partners, Switzerland

Martin Stadlbauer panelist at the energy forum 2024

Martin Stadlbauer

Director Engineering Advanced Programs, MTU Aero Engines, Germany

Vince Sidwell, Director of Advanced Concepts and Technologies at Pratt & Whitney

Vince Sidwell

Director of Advanced Concepts and Technologies, Pratt & Whitney, USA

Behnam Tahvildar keynote speaker at the energy forum 2024

Behnam Tahvildar

Executive Assistant to President at MAPNA Group, Iran

Marc Vignal presenter at the Forum24 Zurich

Marc Vignal

EAME Marketing Manager,
Solar Turbines, USA

Constantin von Wasserschleben Chairman of IKAV panelist at Forum24

Constantin Von Wasserschleben

Chairman, IKAV, Germany

Bernhard Winkelmann

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Karl Wygant, panelist at the Energy Forum 2024

Karl Wygant

Senior Manager of Advanced Technology Programs, Elliott Group Ebara Corp, USA

Rienk Zwerver speaker at the Energy Forum 2024 Zurich

Rienk Zwerver

Rotating Equipment Engineer,
Gasunie – PORTHOS, Netherlands

Zuozhi Zao Siemens Energy Speaker at the GPPS Energy Forum 2024

Zuozhi Zhao

Head of Siemens Energy Innovation Center ShenZhen, Siemens Energy, China

Our location

With team members spread across the globe, the core team is based in Zurich Switzerland.


Landis + Gyr-Strasse 1, 6300 Zug