On 19 and 20 June , around 1,000 experts, 20 exhibitors, 20 start-ups and more than 80 international top speakers will meet at the Kraftwerk Berlin for the 3rd edition of “EventHorizon”, the world’s largest international Energy Blockchain conference. The aim of the conference is to show the new creative strategies and develop pioneering solutions for the future of the energy market . The summit will also see the latest news about the impending launch of the Energy Web Chain, which was developed on behalf of the Energy Web Foundation (EWF) and a handful of the already running dApps will be presented on stage.
Berlin, May 2019: The future of the energy transition is happening at EventHorizon. Where visionaries, experts, innovators and start-ups talk about a fundamental restructuring of the global energy market. Under this year’s motto “The time for change is now. Make your move!” they discuss the innovative solutions that will enable the next evolution of the energy sector. The energy market is facing a turning point worldwide: The use of renewable energies is increasing rapidly; subsidies, like the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG), are gradually being phased out. Global players like Nike, Apple or Microsoft plan to make their energy supply 100 percent renewable by 2026. Strategies for Energy procurement and transport must be reformed in order to guarantee strategic long-term partnerships that are reliable, transparent and sustainable. Blockchain-technology is central to solve some of the key issues hindering us in sustainably restructuring the global energy
sector and optimizing the entire energy supply chain.
EventHorizon, the world’s leading energy transition and blockchain technology summit, is setting the pace here, bringing together not only pioneers and experts from a wide range of disciplines. It also connects start-ups, climate protectors, regulators, policymakers and decision-makers from the economic, financial and energy sectors. Since 2017 , the participants have been actively shaping the future of the energy industry in order to sustainably reform the energy market. In 2019, the two-day Summit will address growing market demands and discuss concrete, actionable innovation and market strategies.
The varied program combines keynotes, panel sessions, investor, tech & amp; Energy Talks, Corporate- and Start-Up Pitches, Deep Dive Sessions and Expo Area. The agenda is focused on the transformation of established market participants, political, legal and regulatory challenges, investment strategies, on the potential of blockchain technology for solving the problem of climate change and its impact on the energy sector. In the opinion of the organizers there’s no more time to be hesitant, true to this year’s motto: Make your move!
Tech premiere: Energy Web Foundation about to launch “Energy Web Chain” and “dApp“ Store Another tech highlight of the EventHorizon 2019 is the official presentation of the Energy Web “dApp” Store on the “Energy Web Chain” . The Energy Web Chain – Launch in Summer 2019 – is a scalable open source blockchain platform designed specifically for the regulatory, operational and (socio-economic) market requirements of the energy sector. The platform serves as a baseline, shared, digital infrastructure for the Energy and Blockchain community to discuss their solutions and strategies for the global energy sector build and operate.
For security reasons the Energy Web Chain uses a proof of authority or PoA consensus mechanism – which means only trusted ‘authorities’ are permitted to validate and secure a block on the chain. The EWF selects these authorised validators from known and trusted entities of the global energy sector, ensuring responsibility and reliability for the general public and national regulatory agencies. PoA is also a much more energy efficient consensus mechanism than the first generation method of Proof of Work (PoW), ensuring a sustainable process.
This new technology offers innovative applications that can trace the source of green energy, make photovoltaic systems (solar panels) more profitable for homeowners or facilitate electric vehicle infrastructure and make access to energy in rural areas and developing countries easier. The Energy Web Chain has the potential to significantly reduce transaction costs in the energy sector. A larger number of market participants (consumers and devices) can actively participate and thus accelerate transition to a cleaner, more resilient and less expensive system.
The Energy Web Chain was developed on behalf of the EWF in response to the specific and intricate demands of the modern energy sector. For this purpose the EWF has created the largest sustainable energy consortium in the world, with 110 energy and blockchain companies united. Many of the largest energy utilities and corporates in the world, such as Shell, Siemens, TEPCO, Centrica, Iberdrola and Engie, cooperate with the most successful innovators in the field of energy blockchain such as Flexidao and Settlemint.
The EWF is a global non-profit organization focused on the acceleration of developing blockchain technology in the energy sector. The EWF, its partners and the community want to utilize the potential of blockchain technology to enable the transition to a decentralized, transparent, democratized, decarbonized and resilient energy system. Further information:
Agenda EventHorizon 2019
The EventHorizon Summit has been awarded with the Austrian Event Award (in gold) in 2017 and with the Eventex Global Award as Best Tech Event globally in 2018.
The 2019 EventHorizon Summit will see a similarly outstanding and innovative agenda, with giants from both the energy sector and the blockchain scene moderating the different events and sessions.
Keynotes, Panel Sessions, Investor Talks & Corporate Pitches including:
- Mate Rimac, CEO & Co-Founder – Rimac Automobili and Greyp Bikes
- Andreas Kuhlmann, Chief Executive – dena
- Christoph Frei, Secretary General & CEO – World Energy Council
- Kerstin Eichmann, Managing Director – Innogy Innovation Hub
- David Martin Managing Director – Power Ledger
- Gavin Wood, Co-Founder – Parity
- Jo-Jo Hubbard, CEO & CO Founder – Electron
The world’s top 20 Energy Blockchain start-ups meet at EventHorizon to showcase their business models and custom solutions in 20-minute pitches. About another 10 start-ups present their projects at their stands in the Expo Area. At the EventHorizon, the most innovative start-ups get the chance to make contacts with important investors, colleagues and the community. Start-ups, students, researchers, and developers can apply online for heavily discounted tickets.
Ewald Hesse, initiator of EventHorizon, emphasizes : “The success of EventHorizon underscores the immense importance of blockchain technology for the future of the energy industry. The best proof for that is the once again top-class line-up of speakers, start-ups and attendees for the event. And I am particularly delighted that EventHorizon, with this modern and interactive concept, has established itself as a pioneer in international technology conferences. ” Andreas Kuhlmann, CEO dena, who will also speak again at this years EventHorizon adds: “From all the inspiring talks with highly interesting people at EH18 my major take-away was that it is now time to move forward from concepts and whitepapers towards the actual implementation of blockchain technology. In fact, this is also one of the core findings of our recently published dena multi-stakeholder study “Blockchain in the integrated energy transition” I am looking forward to seeing more applications than concepts at EH19!”
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