On Wednesday 11 October, I-Com – The institute for Competitiveness hosted its annual Symposium at its premises in Avenue des Arts 50, in Brussels. This year’s symposium is titled “EU’s competitiveness formula: brainstorming ahead of 2024 elections”.

Throughout the day, during three different panel sessions, our researchers presented I-Com 2023 Study. The document provides a comprehensive state of the art of the dossiers analyzed by the Institute during this year, as well as policy food for thoughts and work in view of the next EU legislative term.

Aim of the event was to sketch a specific competitiveness agenda with the principal long-term goal of enhancing the EU’s competitiveness as well as the bloc’s sustainable economic growth and social cohesion.

Session III encompassed some of the main regulations that are being updated at European level about the green transition, providing relevant data on the state of the art on demand and supply of key green technology, energy efficiency and market prices of electricity.

Confirmed speakers:


Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson


Thor-Sten Vertmann oversees electricity market, consumer, and energy efficiency policies for the Cabinet of Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson. Previously he was the Head of the Energy Section for the Estonian EU Presidency, and he chaired the Council’s Energy Working Party for the Clean Energy Package proposals.

Géry Lecerf - President - EER - European Energy Retailers | LinkedIn


President of the European Energy Retailers (EER)


Géry Lecerf is currently Head of Public Affairs and Communication at Alpiq Energie France, President of AFIEG and President of EER. Previously he oversaw institutional and parliamentary relations with the President of the Energy Regulatory Commission, and he worked as a parliamentary assistant to the National Assembly, and as a lecturer in political science and lobbying.

Charlotte RENAUD

Head of Markets & Customers, Eurelectric


Charlotte Renaud is currently the Head of Unit of Wholesale & Retail Market Issues at Eurelectric, managing a team of six highly skilled advisors on market & customer issues. She has 13 years of experience in representing the power sector towards the EU Institutions, with a strong understanding of EU energy and climate policies.