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BlueInvest Thematic Workshop

This workshop will bring together entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, policymakers and stakeholders to discuss the latest market and policy developments, innovations and investment opportunities in the blue renewable energy sector.

Join BlueInvest to:

  • Discover high potential blue economy projects and emerging sustainable technologies in the blue renewable energy sector;
  • Engage in targeted business matching and identify investment opportunities;
  • Discuss pivotal topics to sustainable financing and the transition to a green blue economy.


12:15 – 13:45 Networking Lunch

13:45 – 14:00 – Opening Session

  • Laurent Probst, Partner, PwC / BlueInvest
  • Rémi Gruet, CEO, Ocean Energy Europe

14:00 – 15:00 – Panel Discussion: Innovation and market trends in the blue renewable energy sector with a focus on wave and tidal energy

Moderator: Laurent Probst, Partner, PwC/BlueInvest

  • Pauline Caumont, Policy Officer, European Commission
  • Yuki Esser, Head of Operations, DMEC
  • Boris Teillant, Project Developer, Atlanpole
  • Matthis Le Bideau, Chargé d’affaires, Legendre Group
  • Olivier Raybaud, Managing Director, Swen Capital Partners

15:00 – 15:30 – Investor Spotlight

  • Nityen Lal, Founding Partner, ICOS Capital
  • Olivier Raybaud, Managing Director, Swen Capital Partners
  • Jens Mahnke, CEO, Elbe Financial Solutions GmbH | Eurazeo Sustainable Maritime Infrastructure fund
  • Kristie Dekkers, Investment Manager, Invest-NL

15:30 – 16:30 – Pitch Session

  • Pieter Hack, Chairman of the Board, REDStack
  • Sten Swanenberg, CEO, Dutch Wave Power
  • Simon Forrest, CEO, Nova Innovation
  • Mile Dragic, Owner & Head Engineer, Sigma Energy

16:30 – 16:50 – BlueInvest Success Story

  • Marcus Lehmann, Co-Founder & CEO, CalWave Power Technologies
  • Keith T.R. Murray, Chief Commercial Officer, QED Naval Limited
  • Alejandro Marques, CEO & Founder, Magallanes Renovables

16:50 – 17:00 – Closing