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Bernd Porzelius

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

 

  • Projects: Zukünftige Stromnetze conference, Photovoltaik and Solarthermie conferences
  • Background: M.A. Geography and Business Administration from the University of Freiburg and the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina). Before joining Conexio-PSE, event management at the East Bavarian Technology Transfer Institute (OTTI) (from 2011 to 2017): Head of Events Department and acting Institute Director 
  • Motivation: To make a contribution to a sustainable energy industry, establish conditions that empower committed players to shine and let them achieve their highest potential

 

 

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Beatrix Feuerbach

Authorised Signatory and Head of Branch Freiburg

 

  • Project management, authorised signatory and head of branch Freiburg, SiliconPV, CPV, AgriPV, SolarPACES und PVinMotion
  • Background: M.A. East Asian Studies in Germany and China, worked in marketing and PR, organization of international science conferences since 1996 
  • Motivation: Promotion of scientific cooperation through international networking, to achieve optimal conditions for exchange of ideas and networking at conferences; drive topics to accelerate the energy transition

 

 

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Tina Barroso Guerra

Head of Branch Berlin, Project Manager

 

  • Projects: Forum Neue Energiewelt, Digitale Energiewelt, Betreiberkonferenz, PPA conferences, webinars, event design, event presenter
  • Background: In the renewable energy industry since 2001, leadership position since 2005, event designer and certified event presenter since 2018
  • Motivation: Tina has a passion for energy systems which run 100% on renewable energies as well as for digitalization, female empowerment, for intensive networking and for interactive and hands-on exhibitions

 

 

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Franziska Dölling

Assistant Project Manager

 

  • Projects: Helping to organize the conferences SolarPACES, Solar World Congress, PVinMotion and tandemPV
  • Background: M.A. in Cultural Anthropology and European Anthropology and B.A. in German Studies. Journalistic activities for radio stations and newspapers, vocational training in hotel management
  • Motivation: Promoting scientific exchange to drive forward a sustainable transformation of the energy system

 

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Alma Kantor

Assistant Project Manager

 

  • Projects: SolarPACES, BackContact-Workshop, AgriVoltaics, TandemPV
  • Background: Public relations, studies in Media-cultural studies at the University of Freiburg. During my studies I became active in Freiburg’s subculture scene, organising a variety of alternative art and music events.
  • Motivation: Over the years I have become more and more aware of the acute climate change. I cannot stand idly by and do the bare minimum. I wanted to use my skills as an event organiser to support the people and scientists in their endeavour to stop climate change. 

 

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Veronika Gaßner

Project Manager

 

  • Projects: Kongress Klimaneutrale Kommunen, Anwenderforum Kleinwasserkraft, events as a service
  • Background: B.A. International Cultural and Business Studies at the University of Passau, practical experience organizing municipal theater and music events as well as university workshops and graduation celebrations
  • Motivation: Connecting event management with supporting renewable energies

 

 

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Gayane Grigoryan

Assistant Project Manager

 

  • Projects: SiliconForest, EuroSun, PVinMotion, SiliconPV
  • Background: M.A. in British and North American Cultural Studies at the University of Freiburg (Germany), M. A. and specialization in English Philology at the Kuban State University, Russia
  • Motivation: My wish is to combine the pleasant with the useful: to plan, organize and stay up-to-date on scientific conferences on renewable energy and technologies and to share this experience further.

 

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Beate Hänska

Assistant Project Manager

 

  • Projects: Forum Neue Energiewelt, Zukünftige Stromnetze etc.
  • Background: Degree in American studies, Commercial Correspondence, since 2008 at Solarpraxis AG, later Conexio GmbH, currently Conexio-PSE GmbH
  • Motivation: Beate is convinced that renewable energies and sustainability are crucial in all areas of life for our own future and that of future generations

 

 

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Andrea Heidloff

Project Manager

 

  • Projects: PV-Symposium, BIPV-Forum and PV-Woche, Solarthermie-Symposium
  • Background: Active for many years at the East Bavarian Technology Transfer Institute (OTTI) in exhibition and conference management, helped to create and shape Conexio GmbH
  • Motivation: To optimize conference experience for attendees, speakers, partners and exhibitors to help promote the renewable energies industry

 

 

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Stefanie Hermann

Project Manager

 

  • Projects: SiliconPV, AgriVoltaics, SolarPACES and SWC
  • Background: Dipl. Wirt. Ing. Energy and Environmental Management at the University of Flensburg; several years experience in organizing research conferences 
  • Motivation: To connect people at local and global levels to accelerate the energy transition 

 

 

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Gabriele Heubach

Accountant

 

  • Projects: Accounting
  • Background: Financial and payroll accounting in the real estate, automobile and technology sectors
  • Motivation: Our conferences deal with important topics of the current era and give purpose to our work, whilst ensuring it is future orientated

 

 

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Iris Krucker

Project Manager

 

  • Projects: The smarter E Europe Conferences, Intersolar South America Conference, CPV-18/TPV-13
  • Background: Dipl. Kffr./University of Bamberg. 13 years of work abroad in Singapore working with Hannover Fairs Asia and Koelnmesse Pte Ltd. Conference manager for the Solar Promotion Group since 2017
  • Motivation: International platforms and close involvement with pioneering technologies

 

 

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Roswitha Laupheimer

Project Manager

 

  • Projects: The smarter E Europe Conferences, Intersolar South America Conference
  • Background: M.A. in Business Management – Marketing at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) Center for Advanced Studies as well as a B.Sc. in events management at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Many years of practical experience in the events management sector, organization of a variety of events for clients in the automobile, finance and consumer goods industries
  • Motivation: To organize complex events on the international stage whilst remaining committed to the future of our planet

 

 

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Gesche Maass

Project Manager

 

  • Projects: Green Hydrogen Forum & Conference, Off-Grid Conference, Forum Neue Energiewelt, Tagung Zukünftige Stromnetze, Intersolar Mexico, Middle East, India
  • Background: Travel agent, Diplom degree in International Cultural and Business Studies (specializing in Eastern European culture) from the University of Passau, marketing assistant at ISCAR Germany GmbH. Gesche has organized both national and international seminars, conferences, exhibitions and events since she began work in 2006
  • Motivation: Helping those in the renewable energies field to network in a purposeful way so that their work has a positive impact for all people

 

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Caroline Post

Communications & Digital Interactions

 

  • Projects: Marketing and communication, digital conference formats
  • Background: B.A. Media and Communication at the University of Passau, M.A. Governance from the FernUniversität Hagen Distance-Learning University, energy policy adviser, PR adviser for renewable energies
  • Motivation: Use of the entire (digital) communication toolbox to bring people together and exchange ideas

 

 

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Anastasia Segovia Astorga

Head of Sales

 

  • Projects: Sponsorship and sales optimization 
  • Background: Diploma in journalism with knowledge of seven languages and been based in Russia, Finland and Germany (Moscow Lomonossow University, University of Tampete, Karlsruhe Technical University) Several years experience in the solar industry with an international focus
  • Motivation: Providing information on renewable energies with the goal of energy transition 

 

 

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Lars Deusch

Student Assistant

  • Projects: Technical support, follow up work of conferences, research
  • Background: Vocational training as an IT specialist, work in the digitalization team
  • Motivation: To play my part for a future-orientated and sustainable world and broaden my knowledge in general

 

 

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Sarah Falk

Student Assistant

  • Projects: Support, preparation and follow-up of conferences, e.g. SiliconPV and The smarter E Europe conferences, research
  • Background: B.A. in German Studies/History and soon M.A. in European Literatures and Cultures from the ALU Freiburg; many years of experience in supervising students, especially the application process at the Service Center Studium Freiburg; practical experience in cultural mediation and co-organizing conferences with a literary focus
  • Motivation: Meaningful and purposeful work in the field of science for sustainability and renewable energies, cultural exchange and international transfer of knowledge

 

 

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