05 March - 06 March 2019
Hilton the Hague, The Netherlands

Argus Emissions Markets

Keynote Speakers

Jane Hupe (Recorded)
Deputy Director, Environment, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Jane Hupe is the ICAO Director responsible for the environmental programme of the Organization. Ms. Hupe has been at the forefront of ICAO’s efforts to define and promote policies and standards for an environmentally sustainable aviation which encompasses aircraft noise and aircraft engine emissions, local air quality and climate change, sustainable energy and market-based...
Jane Hupe is the ICAO Director responsible for the environmental programme of the Organization. Ms. Hupe has been at the forefront of ICAO’s efforts to define and promote policies and standards for an environmentally sustainable aviation which encompasses aircraft noise and aircraft engine emissions, local air quality and climate change, sustainable energy and market-based measures. Her responsibilities include directing ICAO environmental activities, and serving as the Secretary of the ICAO Council’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP). Ms. Hupe coordinates aviation and the environment activities with other International Organizations and she is also in charge of the Strategy on assistance and capacity-building of ICAO Member States in this area. Contributing to the IPCC work as a lead author on aviation-related issues, she received a certificate acknowledging her contribution to the IPCC’s award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Prior to joining ICAO, Ms. Hupe served as advisor on environmental matters to the Brazilian Aviation Authorities for 15 years. Ms. Hupe has a Master’s degree in Aviation from the École Nationale de L’ Aviation Civile (ENAC), Toulouse, France, and many other post-graduate degrees, including in environmental auditing.
Seehyung Lee
Senior Researcher, Department of Environmental Policy, Korcham
Seehyung Lee has worked at the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Business Institute since 2010. He represented industry in discussions on national climate change polices, and researched the implementation of greenhouse gas reduction strategies, monitoring the effect of policy on competitiveness. He has sat on various committees, including the Joint Working Group for...
Seehyung Lee has worked at the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Business Institute since 2010. He represented industry in discussions on national climate change polices, and researched the implementation of greenhouse gas reduction strategies, monitoring the effect of policy on competitiveness. He has sat on various committees, including the Joint Working Group for the Korea Emissions Trading Scheme, and was part of the Korea Delegation for the UN dialogues on Clean Development Mechanisms.
Stefaan Vergote, Confirmation in Principle
Deputy Head of Unit for Energy and Environment, DG Environment, European Commission
Stefaan Vergote is Advisor in DG CLIMA since April 2017. Previously, he was Head of unit for Economic analysis and Financial Instruments Unit in DG ENER since March 2014. From 2010 to 2014, he was Head of Unit A4 in DG CLIMA, responsible for development of strategic options for the EU's international and domestic climate action. His team was in charge of the 2050 Lo...
Stefaan Vergote is Advisor in DG CLIMA since April 2017. Previously, he was Head of unit for Economic analysis and Financial Instruments Unit in DG ENER since March 2014. From 2010 to 2014, he was Head of Unit A4 in DG CLIMA, responsible for development of strategic options for the EU's international and domestic climate action. His team was in charge of the 2050 Low Carbon Roadmap, and the 2030 framework for climate and energy policies. Previously, as Deputy Head of Unit on 'Energy and Environment' in DG Environment, he led a team coordinating the preparation and economic analysis of the 2020 Energy and Climate Package, which implemented the EU's independent commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020, including the review of the EU Emission trading System, The Effort Sharing Decision and Directive on Renewable Energy. Mr. Vergote has a diploma of civil electrotechnical-mechanical engineer at the Catholic University of Leuven (KULeuven) and holds a Postgraduate Degree in Environmental Management and Technology (KULeuven). Prior to joining the Commission, Stefaan Vergote was, from 1990 to 1992 a Scientific researcher at the Engineering Department at the Catholic University of Leuven, followed, from 1994 to 1997, by a position of Scientific consultant at IWT (Flemish Institute for Science and Technology) in charge of the evaluation of industrial R&D projects and a Scientific researcher at VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological research).
Dr Felix Matthes
Research Coordinator, Energy and Climate Policy, Institute for Applied Ecology

Speakers

Trevor Sikorski
Head of Natural Gas and Carbon Research, Energy Aspects
Trevor Sikorski is the Head of Natural Gas and Carbon Research at Energy Aspects. Trevor has been analysing European energy and environmental markets for more than 15 years, having held senior analytical research roles with Barclays Capital, Point Carbon, Global Insight and PwC. He has an in-depth understanding of the global markets for generation fuels and carbon, includi...
Trevor Sikorski is the Head of Natural Gas and Carbon Research at Energy Aspects. Trevor has been analysing European energy and environmental markets for more than 15 years, having held senior analytical research roles with Barclays Capital, Point Carbon, Global Insight and PwC. He has an in-depth understanding of the global markets for generation fuels and carbon, including their fundamentals, trading behaviours, and complex interactions. In 2010, he was named the top carbon market analyst by Environmental Finance magazine and was in Commodity Magazine’s commodities research team of the year in 2011. Trevor is frequently featured in leading media outlets, including the Financial Times, BBC News, Reuters, Bloomberg, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, and Sky News.
Bernadett Papp
Senior Market Analyst, Vertis
After studying at the University of Budapest, Bernadett Papp took her MBA from the University of Lyon. She worked at several investment firms as an equity research analyst specialising in utilities and energy service companies, before joining Vertis Environmental Finance in Budapest, where she has been since January 2012.
After studying at the University of Budapest, Bernadett Papp took her MBA from the University of Lyon. She worked at several investment firms as an equity research analyst specialising in utilities and energy service companies, before joining Vertis Environmental Finance in Budapest, where she has been since January 2012.
Jonathan Sims
Deputy Editor, Argus
Jonathan Sims took over as Deputy Editor of Argus European Emissions Markets at the start of 2018, having spent the previous five years focusing on north western European power markets for Argus. In this time he has developed specific expertise on the UK and Irish markets during a period of significant transition owing to coal’s dwindling share in the country’s generatio...
Jonathan Sims took over as Deputy Editor of Argus European Emissions Markets at the start of 2018, having spent the previous five years focusing on north western European power markets for Argus. In this time he has developed specific expertise on the UK and Irish markets during a period of significant transition owing to coal’s dwindling share in the country’s generation mix and growth in renewables. Jonathan spent two years working in the grains market for a small commodity broker before joining Argus.
Stefano De Clara
International Policy Director, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
International Policy Director at the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). He joined IETA in 2014, initially focusing on the EU ETS and UNFCCC negotiations. He currently heads IETA’s international work, covering the implementation of the Paris Agreement and international carbon markets. Leading IETA’s Business Partnership for Market Readiness (B-PMR) initiati...
International Policy Director at the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). He joined IETA in 2014, initially focusing on the EU ETS and UNFCCC negotiations. He currently heads IETA’s international work, covering the implementation of the Paris Agreement and international carbon markets. Leading IETA’s Business Partnership for Market Readiness (B-PMR) initiative, he also focuses on emerging carbon markets, particularly on Asia. Prior to joining IETA he focused on emissions trading in the Academia and for consulting companies. He holds a M.Sc. in Sustainable Development from the Utrecht University and a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University of Trieste.
Brigitta Huckestein
Senior Manager, Climate and Energy Policy, BASF
Brigitta studied chemistry at the Georg-August University in Göttingen. In 1991, she joined BASF´s plastics research and headed a laboratory where she developed products for new applications and improved production processes. After that, she initiated, led and accompanied a range of technical, communication and advocacy projects in various functions in the plastics departm...
Brigitta studied chemistry at the Georg-August University in Göttingen. In 1991, she joined BASF´s plastics research and headed a laboratory where she developed products for new applications and improved production processes. After that, she initiated, led and accompanied a range of technical, communication and advocacy projects in various functions in the plastics department. Key focuses were plastics recycling, sustainability and energy efficiency of plastics. Since 2008 her focus is on energy and climate policy — such as energy efficiency of buildings and in industry, emissions trading and global climate policies. She is active in several industry and chemicals associations on international and national level, including ICCA, Cefic and BDI.
Casper Løvschal
Senior Portfolio Manager, Danske Commodities
Casper Elgaard Løvschal is an industry expert within the carbon space, with more than 7 years of experience at Danske Commodities where he is responsible for trading EUAs, CERs and voluntary markets. As part of the Climate Markets team at Danske Commodities he is also involved in the development of activities within Renewables Certificates, Carbon and Biofuels.
Casper Elgaard Løvschal is an industry expert within the carbon space, with more than 7 years of experience at Danske Commodities where he is responsible for trading EUAs, CERs and voluntary markets. As part of the Climate Markets team at Danske Commodities he is also involved in the development of activities within Renewables Certificates, Carbon and Biofuels.
Benedikt von Butler
Head of Carbon Advisory, Hartree Partners
Benedikt von Butler is currently leading the international business development of environmental markets at merchant energy trader Hartree Partners. He has been working in carbon markets since 2001, originating, structuring and trading European and international emission rights. He has been advising major financial institutions on carbon trading and is a frequent speaker a...
Benedikt von Butler is currently leading the international business development of environmental markets at merchant energy trader Hartree Partners. He has been working in carbon markets since 2001, originating, structuring and trading European and international emission rights. He has been advising major financial institutions on carbon trading and is a frequent speaker at carbon conferences. His area of expertise is the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS). Prior roles include sales and trading positions at Citigroup and Mercuria Energy.
Kate Abnett
Senior Reporter, Argus
Kate Abnett joined the Argus European Emissions report in 2017, where she works on the daily EUA price assessment and writes news and analysis on the EU Emission Trading Scheme, as well as on broader topics including climate policy and renewable energy. She spent three years as a journalist covering the luxury goods and retail sectors before joining Argus.
Kate Abnett joined the Argus European Emissions report in 2017, where she works on the daily EUA price assessment and writes news and analysis on the EU Emission Trading Scheme, as well as on broader topics including climate policy and renewable energy. She spent three years as a journalist covering the luxury goods and retail sectors before joining Argus.
Dave Jones
Carbon and Power Analyst, Sandbag
Matthew Monteverde
Vice President, Generating Fuels, Argus
Matthew Monteverde has more than fifteen years of experience analysing global energy markets. His career began in New York where he focused on the rapidly changing US wholesale gas and power markets before shifting attention to Europe. Matthew was a long serving editor of Argus European Natural Gas, a leading source of analysis, news and prices for the European market and ...
Matthew Monteverde has more than fifteen years of experience analysing global energy markets. His career began in New York where he focused on the rapidly changing US wholesale gas and power markets before shifting attention to Europe. Matthew was a long serving editor of Argus European Natural Gas, a leading source of analysis, news and prices for the European market and launched Argus LNG Daily. He has also served as Argus' senior analyst and vice president for generating fuels and now works as its vice president for commodities markets.
Simon Henry
EU Policy Director, IETA
Ioannis Psarros
Director of Power Trading, KEN SA
Michiel ten Hoopen
Clear Blue Markets, Managing Director
Rob van der Meer
Director, Public Affairs & CO2 Coordinator, HeidelbergCement