We would like you to take an active role in this year’s edition! Do you have a new technology, an innovative business idea or simply a brilliant concept? Do not hesitate and show us your ideas! Find out more here

View the Tuesday events here | View the Wednesday Sessions here
View the Thursday Sessions here

#18DEdays Programme

Tuesday 25 September 2018

13:30 – 17:00 Technical Site Visits

16:00 – 17:30 Euroheat & Power Annual General Meeting – General Assembly (members only)

19:00 – 21:30 Get together at the city hall of Helsinki

City of Helsinki

Civic Reception courtesy of the Mayor Jan Vapaavuori of Helsinki and team.
Join us for a glass or two and light dinner at the City Hall ! The reception will be the first official event and will give you the opportunity to meet the other participants.

  • Mayor Jan Vapaavuori  (or representative)

Wednesday 26 September 2018

08:30 – 17:30 Registration desk open
09:00 – 09:45 Welcome Coffee & Business Exchange

09:45 – 12:00 Opening Ceremony

Master of Ceremony, followed by a performance not to be missed!




Panel: The District Energy Revolution


12:00 – 13:30 Lunch & Business Exchange

13:30 – 14:45 Parallel sessions

  • Society

  • Technology

  • Business

  • Side Event brought to you by FORTUM 

14:45 – 15:15 Refreshments & Business Echange

15:15 – 16:30 Parallel sessions

  • Society

  • Technology

  • Business

16:30 – 17:30 Young DHC Teaches Old Dogs New Tricks

The International DHC+ Student Awards: Launched in 2012, the DHC+ Student Awards highlight outstanding and original contributions to District Heating and Cooling related research, including economic and technological aspects of related energy sources, energy management, and the environmental consequences of energy utilisation.

Awards Ceremony Moderator: 

♦ 3rd place: 

♦ 2nd place:

♦ Winner – 1st place: 

19.00 – 22.30 Evening Function at Pörssi


Thursday 27 September 2018

08:30 – 15:30 Registration desk open
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome Coffee & Business Exchange

09:30 – 10:30 Parallel sessions

  • Society

  • Technology

  • Finnish Track

10:30 – 11:00 Refreshments & Business Echange

11:00 – 12:30 Parallel sessions

  • Technology

  • Business

  • Finnish Track

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch & Business Exchange

13:30 – 15:00 Parallel sessions

  • Society

  • Business

  • Finnish Track

15:00 – 16:00 Closure – Farewell party & Business Exchange


Interested in taking an active role?



Deadline: 15 May 2018

If you feel #18DEdays can not miss your idea or moderation let us know why by submitting the abstract form!

One thing that unites all of us in the DHC sector is the shared conviction that DHC’s potential in Europe and around the world is seriously underdeveloped. At this year’s conference, we want to explore ideas on how the ‘DHC revolution’ we all hope for can soon become a reality. Whether it’s a new technology, an innovative business model, an effective regulatory instrument or a just a brilliant marketing concept, we want to hear your ideas for delivering change and progress on the ground.

Submit your best ideas here and earn the opportunity to address a high-level audience with the collective power to re-imagine the future of our business.

Specifications: Please provide a description of your proposed presentation, giving a flavour of what makes it so interesting and exciting. Make us understand why this will be a truly unmissable presentation! (Please avoid illustrations or mathematical formulas)

If successful: If your idea or moderation proposal is accepted for a speaking slot, we will contact you and provide you with the guidelines for submitting your presentation.

To take into account before submitting your proposal: Please note during the abstract submission process you will be asked to upload a short biography.

 If you want to put forward other ideas, (perhaps even for entire 90-minute sessions) please contact We thrive on your input and look forward to receiving your ideas!

In addition to speakers, we are also constantly looking for experienced, strong moderators to help shepherd the panellists and the attendees in form of productive dialogue at the sessions, please contact


Send us your ideas and help us create the best #18DEdays !