Photovoltaic Power Prospects for European SMEs in China

  • Date
    24 November 2023
  • Beijing Time
    16:00 - 17:40
  • Brussels Time
    9:00 - 10:40
  • Location
    Shenyang & Online
  • Venue
    Blue Whale SOHO Shenyang 蓝鲸SOHO | Zoom Room 2201, 22/F Junhui Centre Tower A, No.2 Xinlong Road, Hunnan District, Shenyang
  • Open to
    All European SMEs
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Decarbonisation of the electric power system is key to achieve the “double carbon” target under which China aims at reaching peak carbon use by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060. However, to meet the target, businesses operating in the country cannot simply stop using coal power; they have to integrate multiple sources of energy and optimise the combination of sources.

Among renewable energy sources, solar photovoltaic power generation plays an important role. Its advantages make it particularly suitable to meet today’s energy challenges and place it at the centre of the power supply system of the future, which will need to succeed in both generating and storing energy.

On 24 November, the EU SME Centre and the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China are organising a hybrid workshop to discuss the current policies, technologies and engagement of European SMEs in solar photovoltaic power generation in China.

This event is designed to help European SMEs understand the regulatory landscape of green energy and the pros and cons of photovoltaic power compared with other green energy options. During this event, prominent industry players and analysts will share their best practices and guide SMEs on where and how they can build up a low-carbon electric power system.

Agenda (Beijing Time)

15:30 – 16:00

Registration at the venue
Only for onsite participants in Shenyang

16:00 – 16:05

Opening remarks
Harald Kumpfert, Chair of Sustainability Forum, European Chamber Shenyang Chapter

16:05 – 16:15

EU SME Centre and European Chamber introduction
Liam Jia, Team Lead, EU SME Centre
Erich Kaiserseder, Chair, European Chamber Shenyang Chapter

16:15 – 16:35

Photovoltaic Power Case Study
Mirko Turrina, General Manager, Goglio (Tianjin) Packaging Co. Ltd 

16:35 – 17:00

PV Power Project Sharing: A European SME Point of View
Reiner Haberstock, General Manager, Arnold Fasteners (Shenyang) Co,. Ltd.

17:00 – 17:20

Current and Future Trends of PV Industrial Development under the “Double Carbon” Policy
Jason Qiu, Product Manager, ABB

17:20 – 17:35

Q&A session

17:35 – 17:40

Closing remarks
Harald Kumpfert, Chair of Sustainability Forum, European Chamber Shenyang Chapter

Mirko Turrina
General Manager, Goglio (Tianjin) Packaging Co., Ltd.

Mirko Turrina is the General Manager of Goglio (Tianjin) Packaging Co., Ltd, the manufacturing and commercial hub of Goglio Group for Asian markets. A HKUST MBA graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Padua University, he recently acquired a certificate in Business Sustainability Management from University of Cambridge. Besides his role at Goglio Tianjin, he is Vice Chairman of Yibai Huizhou, Chief Representative of Fres-co Japan and board member of I.S.T. International school.

During his almost two decades in China, he gained experience in relocating manufacturing and supply chains into China then developing local design and R&D. From 2010 to 2018, he took part as managing partner to a venture that acquired a former Italian-owned machinery company operating in China from the liquidator and successfully listed to the Beijing 3rd market (NEEQ) in 2015.

Goglio is a family-owned multinational company established in Milan in the 1850.The well-known Fres-co system for coffee and fruit products enables processors to expand the shelf life of products and expand their potential markets. The most iconic product is the one-way degassing valve for coffee packaging: in the 1970s, its introduction transformed the coffee roasted from a short time perishable product to a long shelf life commodity.

Reiner Haberstock
CEO, Arnold Fasteners Shenyang Ltd.

Reiner Haberstock holds a Master Degree in Economics from the Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg, focusing on Management IT, Controlling and Finance.From 1994 to 1999, he headed the Public Infrastructure Department at the Computing Center of the Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg.

From 1999 to 2009, he was Head of IT at Arnold Umformtechnik GmbH. & Co. KG, Coldforming production of fasteners and special parts mainly for the global automotive supply chain. Arnold Umformtechnik is part of the Wuerth Group, one of the biggest Trading companies globally for Fasteners and Assembly material, available in 85 Countries, with more then 400 Companies, nearly 85 000 employees and a global turnover of more than 20 billion EUR.

Since 2009, he has served as CEO at Arnold Fasteners Shenyang Ltd., which specialised in the coldforming production of fasteners and special parts for the automotive supply chain in China and Asia.

Jason Qiu
ABB Product Manager

Jason Qiu is the Product Manager for architecture solutions, primarily focused on integrating new energy solutions for factories to achieve green and zero-carbon operations. As the key designer for ABB Xiamen Industrial Center project, Jason has been recognised as one of the first recipients of the national-level Green Factory designation, showcasing expertise in designing and implementing environmentally sustainable solutions for industrial facilities.

Harald Kumpfert
Chair of Sustainability Forum of European Chamber Shenyang Chapter

Harald Kumpfert serves as the Chair of the Sustainability Fora of the European Chamber Shenyang Chapter.

Harald Kumpfert has over 20 years of experience working in the field of new energy in China and currently holds the position of General Manager at Shenyang Necreat New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. He has introduced new technologies, designs, and operational methods to assist businesses in reducing energy costs while simultaneously improving air quality.

Liam Jia
Team Lead, EU SME Centre

Liam Jia is a versatile professional with the past 8 years advising European businesses on market access and business strategies to China. He has a solid working experience in project and operations management, financial and risk control in the EU context.

Liam is an experienced speaker and author of publications on a range of topics, including the environmental sector, SME digitalisation and F&B distribution. Great team player, generating positive influence on teammates.

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