GPPS Forum24

Forum Co-Chairs

Dr. Albert Kammerer Director Gas Turbine Engineering, Ansaldo Energia

Albert Kammerer
Director of Machine Engineering in Ansaldo Energia

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

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

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GPPS Energy & Aviation Forum 2024

Energy systems forum 2024 for experts in europe and across the world
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The Path to NET ZERO – Transforming & decarbonizing energy systems and propulsion

Decarbonization of energy supply and aviation is gaining increasing momentum through governmental policies and growing financial support to adapt technologies. Today’s energy supply is overwhelmingly fossil based though. The GPPS Energy Forum 2024 will address the transition to a decarbonized energy supply and air travel. It will revolve around a regional look ahead to transform towards NET ZERO with an affordable and secure energy supply. The pace of this transformation is set by what economies can tolerate and what technologies can enable us to achieve in the next decades.

Hydrogen is central, and the Forum will address all its challenges to produce, transport, and use. Reduction of emissions in air travel requires sustainable fuels and adapted propulsion designs. Energy availability will have to be ensured through suitable storage systems & decarbonization processes to cope with an ever-increasing demand for affordable energy.

The Forum embraces looking at current and future technologies with an outlook for their deployment. The Forum also discusses the financial point of view and highlights the possible mechanisms to support this transition.

This Forum is the perfect networking opportunity, where you can meet other professionals from the energy and propulsion industry on a personal level through our various social networking events.

Save the Date: January 17th – 18th, 2024

Panel session discussing latest developments in energy and aviation

Day 1

The first day of the Forum24 is dedicated to regional views on energy decarbonization. Industrial leaders and global institutions will share their visions, strategies and technologies on the transition to Net Zero. In this context we will dedicate keynotes and panels on the role of hydrogen, the required technologies, initiatives and challenges that come with it. Throughout the sessions we look forward to shedding light on the economic and finance aspects that play a central role for energy security and affordability.

Day 2

During the second day of the Forum24 a broad range of projects will exemplify where industrial leaders have been able to secure investment and start implementing technologies aiming at energy decarbonization. We will cover carbon-capture and storage (CCS), fusion, decarbonization in ship propulsion and airport infrastructure. This will take us to dedicated sessions on aircraft propulsion and implications of its design when operated with sustainable aviation fuels.


The GPPS Forum24 will be once again hosted by ETH Zurich, one of the top universities for education and research in continental Europe. The University is centrally located in the city of Zurich, which lies in the heart of Europe and at the center of Switzerland.

Our location

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


Landis + Gyr-Strasse 1, 6300 Zug