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EU target: COneutrality for all data centers by 2030 - what does this mean for the market in Germany?

The European Green Deal makes CO2 neutrality mandatory for all data centers by 2030. GDA Net[t]work Talk #3, the event on sustainability and energy, is dedicated to the resulting effects and challenges for the German data center market.

In keynote speeches and panel discussions, experts from politics, business and academia will share valuable industry insights and provide ideas on the responsible use of resources, on energy efficiency potential and on other aspects of a sustainable digital sector.

As the Sustainability Talk will be a face-to-face event, the number of participants is limited! 

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September 30, 2021
9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The number of participants is limited!

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Mainova AG
Solmsstraße 38
60486 Frankfurt am Main

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Agenda GDA Net[t]work Talk #3 – Sustainablity

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Keynote speeches

The end of the FLAP markets?

The leading Data Centre locations in the context of new challenges


Michael Dada
Director Advisory & Transaction Services Data Center
CBRE Group, Inc.

Greener than expected

On the positive contribution of digitalization to reducing CO2 emissions


Jens-Peter Feidner
Managing Director
Equinix Germany GmbH

Panel Discussion

Political aspiration and practical reality for sustainable digitalisation



Oliver Schiebel
Managing Director, Frankfurt
Global Switch FM GmbH


Rosemarie Heilig
City Councilor, Head of Department for Environment and Women's Issues of the City of Frankfurt am Main

Dr. Constantin H. Alsheimer
Chairman of the Board
Mainova AG 

Eileen O’Sullivan 
Group Chairwoman Volt Europe
City of Frankfurt am Main

Christian Kallenbach 
Head of Sales & Marketing
Datacenter One GmbH

Keynote speeches
Challenges in the data centre life cycle

Construction: 100 megawatts of sustainability. How can data centres also be green?

Alexander Hauser
Managing Partner
TTSP / HWP Planungsgesellschaft mbH

Contemporary data center construction: How to plan efficiency and operate sustainably

Artur Gorlovsky 
Engineering Manager, Europe
Global Switch FM GmbH

Closing the Loop – Enabling Your Datacenter for the Circular Economy

From waste to valuable raw material

Willem F. Huiskes 
Business Developer IT Asset Disposition (ITAD)
SIMS Lifecycle Services GmbH

Simon Groneberg
Global Account Manager
SIMS Lifecycle Services GmbH

Panel Discussion

Renewable power and security of supply
Challenges for data centres



Prof. Dr. Peter Radgen
Institute of Energy Economics and Rational Energy Use, University of Stuttgart


Max Schulze
Executive Chairman
Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance e.V.

Günter Eggers
Head of Public Sector & Healthcare
NTT Global Data Centers EMEA

Claus Wattendrup 
Head of Solar & Batteries
Vattenfall Solar GmbH

Fabian Müller
Specification Engineer
Socomec GmbH

GDA Net[t]work Talk # 3 / 2021 – With the kind support of

NDC-GARBE Data Centers Europe GmbH

NDC-GARBE Data Centers Europe GmbH, a German data center developer with offices in Hamburg and Munich, was established in 2019 as a joint venture between NDC Data Centers GmbH and GARBE Industrial Real Estate GmbH. NDC-GARBE gathers decades of experience in the European real estate markets and a profound knowledge of the data center industry to sustainably increase the level of digitization in Europe.

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG

EnBW’s Contracting Group has been operating plants in industrial, municipal and private projects for over 25 years. A high level of planning and operating expertise from the experience of more than 200 commissioned projects pays off: EnBW is one of the leading contracting companies in Germany. The focus is on sustainability: EnBW will be one of the first utility companies to be climate-neutral by 2035.