Green Solutions to France 2021

ENERGY TRADE PROMOTION: Meet the leading French company TOTAL on 21 January 2021 at a digital trade promotion of Danish green solutions to France. The event will be opened by the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs and is a follow up to the Danish Royal Visit to Paris in 2019.

The Confederation of Danish Industry in cooperation with the Royal Danish Embassy in Paris are delighted to offer Danish companies, interested in the energy market, the opportunity to join the energy trade promotion on 21 January 2021. This event is built on the excellent collaboration with the French energy company, TOTAL, that was strengthened during the Danish Royal Visit to France in October 2019.

The purpose of the digital trade promotion is to have a clearer understanding of TOTAL’s needs, in the short and long term, and to give an opportunity to further develop exchanges between Danish companies and TOTAL.

The goals are twofold:

  •  To get new information about TOTAL’s strategic plans and business areas they seek to develop. This relates to their needs for products and solutions in the short and longer term.

  •  To provide an opportunity for Danish companies to introduce themselves to TOTAL through a brochure, remarks and pitches during the event.

In continuity with the Royal Visit, this event will bring together actors from the private sector aiming to share knowledge and business opportunities in France.
If you have innovative solutions within the value chain of offshore wind, power-to-X, green hydrogen and storage as well as the value chain of biogas and biomethane, this event aims at giving you an overview of TOTAL’s specific needs for products and solutions and position your company in regards to this major international energy player.

The Trade Promotion seeks to give visibility to Danish companies vis-à-vis TOTAL.

For companies that participated in the 2019 Royal Visit to France, this event will create a platform that will renew contacts made in 2019. For companies that did not take part in the 2019 Royal Visit, this will be an opportunity to learn more about TOTAL’s strategies for the coming years and to assess possibilities for collaboration.

TOTAL is a French company with activities all over the world within oil, gas and renewable energy. The company employs nearly 100.000 people. TOTAL produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity as well as being active within wind energy, solar energy, bioenergy and chemical industry. In 2020, TOTAL announced its ambition of reaching net zero emissions (carbon neutrality) by 2050 and has set out plans to be a top-five player in the renewable sector with some of the most ambitious green growth goals of any global energy group.

The programme for 21 January 2021 is as follows: 

10.00 Welcome by Mr. Thomas Bustrup, Deputy Director General and COO, Confederation of Danish Industry, DI, on-line from Denmark 

10.05 Opening speech by the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Jeppe Kofod, on-line from Denmark

10.10 “Achieving 70% CO2 reductions in Denmark” presentation by Ms. Hanne Storm Edlefsen, Vice President, Strategic Planning at Energinet, on-line from Denmark

10.20 From Net Zero Ambition to Total Strategy” presentation by Ms. Helle Kristoffersen, President of Strategy-Innovation and Member of the Executive Committee of the TOTAL Group and Mr. Mathieu Soulas, SVP Strategy & Climate at TOTAL Group, on-line from Paris.

Ms. Kristoffersen and Mr. Soulas will give an overview of TOTAL Group’s green transition strategy for the upcoming years and market opportunities within the umbrella of innovation: Offshore wind; power-to-X; green hydrogen; energy storage; biogas and biomethane.

10.55 Possibility for companies to ask questions via chat

11.10 Remarks by H.E. the Danish Ambassador to France, Mr. Michael Starbæk Christensen, on-line from Paris

Break-out Sessions:

Pitch sessions for Danish companies. Division into two groups into two different platforms.

  • Platform 1 for offshore wind, power-to-X, green hydrogen and energy storage. Moderator for the session Mr. Jens Holst-Nielsen, Director, Global Trade and Market Development, Confederation of Danish Industry, DI.

  • Platform 2 for biogas and biomethane. Moderator for the session Mr. Hans-Peter Slente, Senior Advisor, Confederation of Danish Industry, DI.

    Each company will have 3 to 5 minutes to present their technology/solutions/services

    Q&A with Danish companies and TOTAL

12.45 Finish


Charlotte Blomqvist

Questions regarding practicalities

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Helle Bundgaard

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