Forum22: Speakers


The GPPS Forum22 event will be focusing on plenary panel and working group sessions as well as keynote speakers.

Reza Abhari

Reza Abhari

ETH Zurich, Switzerland
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Tim Allison Director Machinery Department, Southwest Research Institute®

Tim Allison

Machinery Department Director,
Southwest Research Institute
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Francis Bainier panelist at the Forum24

Francis Bainier

Rotating Equipment Expert
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Brigitte Bittar

R & T Program Manager, Safran Aircraft Engines
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Christer Björkqvist panelist at the energy and aviation forum in Zurich 2024

Christer Björkqvist

Managing Director,
ETN Global
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Matthew Blieske

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

Klaus Brun

Director, Research and Development, Elliott Group
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William Conlon

Founder and President,
Pintail Power LLC
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Aniello Cozzolino

Head of Research & Preliminary Design Department, Piaggio Aerospace. 
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Axel Emde

Head of Engineering Compressor Stations ,
Open Grid Europe GmbH
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David Eržen

Pipistrel Vertical Solutions
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Sebastian Freund

Independent consultant,
Energy and Process Technology
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Greg Gammon

Turbo Lab, TAMU
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Michael Geyer

Senior Technical Advisor for utility scale power storage for DLR and Malta Inc.
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Vasilis Gkoutzamanis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
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Nawal Jaljal

Head Aircraft Architectures
Safran SA – Safran TECH
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Emmanuel Jacquemoud

Product Manager, MAN Energy Solutions Schweiz AG
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Anestis Kalfas

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
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Michel Kneller

Head of Hydrogen Business,
ILF Consulting Engineers
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Konstantinos Kyprianidis

Malardalen University Sweden
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Rainer Kurz panelist at the 2024 Forum in Zurich

Rainer Kurz

Manager, Systems Analysis,
Solar Turbines Incorporated
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Fabrizio Nicolosi

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

Christoph Manser

Head of Infrastructure Investments,
Swiss Life Asset Managers
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Antonello Marino

Project Officer in Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking
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Mohammad Owliya

General Director, MAPNA Turbine

Gian Paolo De Poli

Senior Engineering Section Manager Avio Aero

Finn Runkel

Sr Engineer, Malta Inc.

Toshinori Sekido

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

Vince Sidwell

Pratt & Whitney

Martin Stadlbauer panelist at the energy forum 2024

Martin Stadlbauer

Director Engineering Advanced Programs, MTU

Bert Stouwie

Projectmanager hydrogen projects at NV Nederlandse Gasunie

Rüdiger Thomas

Executive Expert,
Prof. Mehdi Vahdati

Mehdi Vahdati

Imperial College London
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Pierre Vellay

CEO of New & Next Consulting
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Marc Vignal presenter at the Forum24 Zurich

Marc Vignal

EAME Marketing Manager
Solar Turbines Europe, S.A.
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Bernhard Winkelmann

Bernhard Winkelmann

Karl Wygant, panelist at the Energy Forum 2024

Karl Wygant

Chief Operating Officer of Hanwha Power System Americas
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Rienk Zwerver

Our location

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


Landis + Gyr-Strasse 1, 6300 Zug