GPPS Forum25

Forum Chair

Prof Piero Colonna Professor of Propulsion and Power

Prof. Piero Colonna
Professor of Propulsion and Power, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Forum Co-Chair

Dan Reitz Forum25 Co-Chair for Energy and Propulsion

Dan Reitz 
Product Strategy Manager, Solar Turbines, USA


Executive Secretary

Prof. Matteo Pini, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Prof. Matteo Pini
Associate Professor of Propulsion and Power, TU Delft, The Netherlands

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Affordability, Security, Sustainability: is there a priority, and for whom?

In today’s world, public opinion, environmental requirements, political agendas, and security concerns often drive strategies, priorities can be widely different, and sometimes technological advancements are hampered or even scientific principles are neglected. Have decisions ever been less influenced by external pressures? Are we able to consider all relevant points of view with balance? Can we better manage choices?

Join us at Forum 25 on January 15-16, 2025, where we will delve into this complex landscape, explore strategies to stay on course, and get up to date on technology developments. Our Conference Chair, Prof. Piero Colonna (TU Delft), Co-chair, Daniel Reitz (Solar Turbines) and Executive Secretary, Prof. Matteo Pini (TU Delft), have curated an exciting schedule featuring major players and hot topics.

Themes and discussion topics

Energy and Propulsion Systems: Across the two days we explore how affordability, security, and sustainability influence technological advancements. Examining the impact of user demands and other major influencers.

CO2 Value Chain: Discuss initiatives in carbon capture, transportation, and enhanced oil recovery.

Hydrogen Focus: Evaluate airframer perspectives on fuel cells versus gas turbines for hydrogen combustion and the status of international gas companies in light of the new hydrogen demand.

Sustainable Aviation: Investigate the role of sustainable fuels and disruptive propulsion designs to reduce emissions, and assess the viability of high-speed trains as an alternative.

Future Technologies: Look ahead at current and future technologies and their deployment, including financial mechanisms to support this transition.

Energy and Propulsion Forum 2025

Networking Opportunities

The GPPS Forum25 is the perfect networking opportunity, where you can connect with other professionals through various social events. Do not miss out on this chance to be part of critical conversations and to drive forward-thinking solutions in our field. Save the date and join us at GPPS Forum25!


Save the date and join us on January 15 & 16, 2025 for the Energy and Aviation Forum in Zurich, Switzerland.

Global Participation

The GPPS Energy Forum attracts participants from across the globe, including many from Europe, America, Canada, and Asia. This diverse attendance fosters a rich exchange of ideas and experiences, enhancing the depth and breadth of discussions.

Ideal Location

Zurich, with its excellent transport links, has proven to be a popular destination for our forum. The city’s central location in Europe makes it easily accessible for international travelers. Many attendees choose to bring their families to enjoy the beautiful Swiss scenery and the Swiss Alps, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to their trip.

Award Nominations

The Global Power and Propulsion Society (GPPS) is excited to announce the opening of nominations for the 2024 Awards. These prestigious awards are designed to recognize individuals who have made notable or outstanding achievements in, or contributions to, the Power and Propulsion Industry. Whether through technology innovation, professional service, innovative technology, or significant advancements in the field, the GPPS Awards celebrate those who push the boundaries and drive progress in power and propulsion.

The GPPS Awards will be presented at the GPPS Forum25, taking place on January 15th, 2025. The Forum25 event will gather leading experts, professionals, and stakeholders from around the world, providing a platform to honor the achievements of award recipients.

We encourage all members of the power and propulsion community to consider nominating deserving colleagues, mentors, or peers who have demonstrated exceptional contributions to the field. Join us in recognizing and celebrating the innovators and leaders who are shaping the future of power and propulsion.

Our location

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


Landis + Gyr-Strasse 1, 6300 Zug