Conexio-PSE

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Bernd Porzelius

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

  • 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, since May 2023 also Managing Director at Solar Promotion GmbH
  • 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

  • Projects: e. g. SiliconPV, AgriPV and SolarPACES
  • Background: M.A. East Asian Studies in Germany and China, worked in marketing and PR, since 1996 strategic development, conceptual design and organization of international scientific conferences in all fields of renewable energies
  • Motivation: Advancing renewable energies by promoting the exchange of knowledge and collaboration between researchers and industry

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Zoe Lai

Head of Energy Industry Events

  • Projects: e. g. Forum Solar PLUS, AgriVoltaics Industry Forum Europe, 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

Head of The smarter E Conferences

  • Projects: The smarter E Europe Conferences, The smarter E South America Conferences
  • 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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Tina Barroso Guerra

Head of Berlin Branch & Moderation and Event Design

  • Projects: event design and  moderation, Forum SolarPLUS, PV-Symposium, Digitale Energiewelt, Betreiberkonferenz, PPA conferences
  • Background: In the renewable energy industry since 2001, leadership position since 2005, event designer and certified moderator 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 participative conferences

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Amelie Bissinger

Junior Project Manager Conferences & Events

  • Projects: 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 Manager Scientific Publications

  • 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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Helena Engel

Assistant to CEO

  • 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

Junior Project Manager Conferences & Events

  • Projects: SiliconForest, SiliconPV, SolarPACES, SiliconForest and BC Workshop.
  • 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

Junior Project Manager Conferences & Events

  • 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 Conferences & Events

  • 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

Senior Project Manager Conferences & Events

  • Projects: Anwenderforum Kleinwasserkraft, Zukünftige Netze, Biochar, PV-Symposium, BiPV-Forum and PV-Woche
  • 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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Jessica Hörn

Sales Assistant

  • Projects: Sponsoring & sales optimisation
  • Background: Apprenticeship in retail management, deputy head of retail department, social media manager
  • Motivation: What we do today determines what the world will look like tomorrow. This is the reason why I aim to use our resources responsibly so that nature is preserved.

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Alma Kantor

Junior Project Manager Conferences & Events

  • 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

Senior Project Manager Conferences & Events

  • 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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Vera Lenz

Sales

  • 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

Junior Project Manager Conferences & Events

  • Projects: The smarter E Conferences Europe and India, Intersolar Middle East and Mexico, TSE Messeforum, Kongress Klimaneutrale Kommunen und Sustainable Solar Europe.
  • 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

Senior Project Manager Conferences & Events

  • Projects: Green Hydrogen Forum & Conference, Forum Solar PLUS, Intersolar Mexico, Middle East and The smarter E 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 Conferences & Events

  • 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

Marketing & Communications

  • 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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Isabelle Zwirtz

Junior Project Manager Conferences & Events

  • Projects: Solarbranchentag, AgriVoltaics IFE, Forum Solar PLUS
  • Background: B. A. Sports Science KIT, head of office in a sports association
  • Motivation: I enjoy organizing events and am exited to be able to combine this with the topic of sustainability

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