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The 5th International Gas Turbine Conference organised by ETN took place in the Conrad Hotel in Brussels, Belgium on 27-28 October 2010, focusing on the future of gas turbine (GT) technology from a users', a research and a political point of view. It explored the market outlook and the role played today by gas turbines in the international energy policy mix as well as for the decades to come.
The conference aimed to raise the awareness of GT technology development needs and to provide the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with policy makers and GT specialists from the whole value chain attending from Europe, the US and Asia.
The conference intended to stimulate creativity and enhanced international cooperation that can lead to the demonstration and implementation of innovative technologies for more efficient and environmentally-friendly gas turbines. It also explored the role of gas turbines in the energy policy today and in different energy scenarios for the future.
ETN would like to express special thanks to all our distinguished speakers, chairmen, presenters and guests for all their valuable contributions. We would also like to thank our sponsors for their continued support.
Presentations, technical abstracts, posters and papers are available for the conference participants in a password protected area. Please contact ETN for further details.
The 4th International Gas Turbine Conference - Future of Gas Turbine Technology was held in Brussels on 15-16 October 2008. More than 140 participants from Europe, US, Middle East and Asia attended the conference. A quarter of them were gas turbine users, and more than a third from OEMs and third party suppliers.
Participants gathered in a climate of rising demand of reducing emission and fuel flexibility. Policy maker from the EU presented the current status of the industrial emissions regulation. The US Department of Energy reported on the progress of technology R&D programmes in the US. A panel cosisted of OEM, GT users, research institute and policy makers discussed the role of gas turbine technology improvement in reaching climate policy goals.
The high level keynote sections were accompanied by technical presentations on some of the major technology breakthroughs in the gas turbine industry.
Conference Keynote Speakers
Wim Hardeveld, Global Manager Rotating Equipment, Shell Global Solutions
Wolfgang Menapace, Director of Project Strategy & Marketing, Siemens
Nick Otter, Director of Technology and External Affairs, Alstom Power
Dave Wallis, Gas Turbine Generations Manager, RWE nPower
Paul Browning, Vice President, Solar Turbines
Gerhard Mueller, Senior Risk Consultant, Allianz
Derek Taylor, Senior Advisor, DG Transport and Energy, European Commission
Marienne Wenning, Head of Unit for Industrial Emissions, DG Environment, European Commission
Victor Der, Director, US Department of Energy DoE
Phil Ligrani, Oxford University
Peter Childs, Imperial College London
Riti Singh, Cranfield University, ETN Board member
he 3rd International Gas Turbine Conference took place in Brussels in October 2006. More than 130 participants from gas turbine users, OEM's and academia have attended the event. The conference reviewed the current state-of-the-art gas turbine research and experiences, and gave a snapshot of the energy trends and policies across Europe, Asia and the US before focusing on the actual place of the gas turbine within the international policy mix. It also presented an outlook on research at EU and international level as well as cooperation opportunities.
All technical presentations can be found on the CAME-GT website.
Please click here for the list of participants at the 3rd International Gas Turbine Conference 2006.
For information regarding the 1st and 2nd IGT Conferences, please visit the CAME-GT website.
Some feedback from conference participants:
"Great presentations, excellent idea to promote collaboration between OEMs and users to work together on global warming problems."
"Very good mix of participants from all kinds of business sectors (manufacturers, suppliers, research institutions, etc.) with a lot of different views on the conference topic. ETN's conference is complementary to the more scientific oriented or mainly technical oriented conferences such as ASME and Power-Gen."
"A smaller group is a real plus. Getting the views from the political arena as well as from utilities and the R&D community is excellent. A broad spectrum of topics and ideas were covered."
"New business contacts made, excellent networking opportunities."