Following the study publication “The North Sea Opportunity” by the Dutch committee, Germany will host the first “North Sea Round Table” in Berlin in cooperation with the Embassy of the Netherlands. The six countries which contributed to the study (Netherlands in the lead with partners from UK, Belgium, Denmark, Norway and Germany) will discuss the results as well as possible future cooperation of the North Sea countries.

In the afternoon, the study will be presented to the German public followed by a panel discussion with representatives from politics and industry.

The North Sea Round Table will be held in English, the following study presentation to the public will be mostly in German

Key Speakers

Wepke Kingma, Ambassador of the Netherlands

Uwe Beckmeyer, Parliamentary State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Coordinator for Maritime Affairs for the Federal Government

Johann Saathoff, Member of Parliament, SPD-Coordinator for Maritime Affairs and Offshore Wind

Prof. Jan Willem Velthuijsen, Chief Economist PwC Netherlands

Robert Frimpong, Managing Director, Wintershall Noordzee B.V.

Lex Hartman, TenneT TSO GmbH

Dr. Andreas Schröter, CEO, DNV GL Energy

Sven Utermöhlen, COO, E.ON Climate & Renewables