Conexio-PSE

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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 Scientific Conferences

  • Project management, authorised signatory and head of scientific conferences, e. g. SiliconPV, AgriPV and SolarPACES
  • 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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Amelie Bissinger

Assistant Project Manager

  • Projects: Projekte: The smarter E Europe Conferences, The smarter E South America Conference, Solarbranchentag
  • Background: B.A. in English/American Studies and Linguistics at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen (Germany), Program Manager for international educational trips, Administrative Assistant at a scientific institute
  • Motivation: Enthusiastic about combining international conference management with a commitment to a more sustainable future

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Andreas Boschert

Project Assistant

  • Projects: Technical support, esp. conference proceedings
  • Background: Bachelor's degree in Energy and Building Technology and Master's degree in Applied Research & Development in Engineering at the Technical University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim, currently research assistant and PhD researcher at the Centre for Research, Development and Transfer at the TUAS Rosenheim
  • Motivation: scientific discourse on research questions and topics in the field of renewable energies

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Franziska Dölling

Assistant Project Manager

  • Projects: Helping to organize the conferences SolarPACES, AgriVoltaics Conference, AgriVoltaics IFE, tandemPV Workshop, Kongress Klimaneutrale Kommunen
  • 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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Helena Engel

Assistant to CEO and Assistant Project Manager

  • Background: Assistance to the management in trading companies
  • Motivation: To get the chance to contribute to a future worth living.

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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 Solar PLUS, Zukünftige Stromnetze
  • 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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Maria Hemming

Project Manager

  • Projects: Kongress Klimaneutrale Kommunen, Anwenderforum Kleinwasserkraft
  • Background: Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Event Management), Victoria University, part of the team since 2009 (at that time still PSE AG), many years of experience in the organisation and implementation of a large number of international conferences and workshops.
  • Motivation: Sustainability. Efficiently connecting innovative ideas with vision.

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Gabriele Heubach

Accountant

  • 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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Alma Kantor

Project Manager

  • Projects: AgriVoltaics World Conference, AgriVoltaics Industry Forum Europe, Back-Contact Workshop, tandemPV
  • Background: I started off in public relations and crisis communication, and later on, I delved into the world of organizing cultural events and art festivals. Nowadays, I bring my skills as an event manager and PR specialist to the global stage
  • Motivation: My aim is to assist scientists, industry professionals, and policymakers in their pursuit of independent and sustainable energy resources. I strive to foster collaboration, spur innovation, and encourage the exchange of knowledge among professionals in the renewable energy sector

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Iris Krucker

Project Manager

  • Projects: SiliconPV, tandemPV Workshop, SolarPACES, BackContact-Workshop
  • 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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Zoe Lai

Project Manager

  • Projects: Forum Solar PLUS, Solar Quality Summit Europe, Sustainable Solar Europe
  • Background: Master of Management in Events, many years of experience in the strategic conception and implementation of large-scale events for sensitive target groups
  • Motivation: organising meaningful events and seeing the sparkle in the eyes of all participants

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Roswitha Laupheimer

Project Manager

  • Projects: The smarter E Europe Conferences, The smarter E 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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Vera Lenz

Assistant Sales Manager

  • Projects: Sponsoring & sales optimisation
  • Background: Teacher training & apprenticeship as industrial clerk with knowledge in five languages and experience in project management.
  • Motivation: To get closer to the vision of living in harmony with nature.

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Stella Ludwig

Assistant Project Manager

  • Projects: Organizational support in relation to the conferences The smarter E Europe Conferences, Solar Quality Summit Europe, Sustainable Solar Europe and the Solarbranchentag.
  • Background: B.A. Intercultural Management at Hochschule Ansbach at the campus Rothenburg ob der Tauber, perennial experience in the field of gastronomy.
  • Motivation: Creation of innovative and attractive events with the objective of supporting and enlivening currently important issues.

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Gesche Maass

Project Manager

  • Projects: Green Hydrogen Forum & Conference, Off-Grid Conference, Forum Solar PLUS, Tagung künftige 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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Katja Marxen

Project Manager

  • Projects: SolarPACES, Power2Drive forum, Solar Quality Summit Europe, Sustainable Solar Europe, Agrivoltaics-IFE
  • Background: Procurement and logistics specialist with experience as a purchasing manager in the automotive industry and as a sustainability officer in retail companies. 
  • Motivation: To work on something I can fully support with a clear conscience every day.

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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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