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Industry, Data, and Energy

International Conference on Innovation in Industrial Energy Management

Industry, Data and Energy

November 24, 2023 | Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, Spain

What is Foro Sella?

Foro Sella is a space for reflection and debate focused on key issues of economic and social development, such as energy, the environment, innovation, and, in general, the overarching objectives outlined within the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations.

The International Conference on Innovation in Industrial Energy Management is jointly organized by Foro Sella and Foro Industria y Energía, with the support of CEOE Aragón, the Aragón Energy Cluster, and the University of Zaragoza.

It will be a reference day for innovation in the field of renewable energy management in industry, addressing not only technological development but also new management models, regulation, public-private collaboration, and location.

Experiences, best practices, and knowledge will be shared to assist both national and international industry in the energy transition process, with special attention to promoting the Autonomous Community of Aragón as an industrial attraction hub.



November 24th

09:30 AM – 02:00 PM


Hábitat Sella

C/. Pilar Lorengar — 50830 Villanueva de Gállego — Zaragoza, Spain



09:00 AM – 09:45 AM

Registration / Welcome Coffee

09:45 AM – 09:50 AM


Eduardo Álvarez, Technical Director of Foro Industria y Energía. Associate Professor at the University of Oviedo.


— Miguel Marzo, President of CEOE Aragón.

09:50 AM – 10:00 AM


Jorge Azcón Navarro, President of the Government of Aragón.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Introduced by

Albert Concepción, Director of Foro Industria y Energía

“How Good Is My Industry: Managing ICT Energy

Mike Berners-Lee, Professor at Lancaster University, specializing in carbon footprint and the environmental impact of ICT. Author of the best-selling books “There is no Planet B” and “How Bad are Bananas?”

10:30 AM – 11:35 AM

Trends Panel

Paradigm Shift: How Will the Green Transition Impact Industrial and ICT Location and Design?

Change Vectors in the Energy Model: Grid, Generation and Management
Julio Tejedor, representative of the Aragón Energy Cluster (Moderator)

From Industrial Zones to Energy Hubs

Mercedes Royo, president of the Federation of Business Parks of Aragon and member of the Spanish Confederation of Business Areas (CEDAES).

The value of infrastructures

José María Yusta, Professor at the University of Zaragoza, expert in energy markets and critical infrastructures.

Data Centers: Towards Climate Neutrality
Manuel Giménez, CEO of SpainDC, the data center association in Spain, and a participant in the European project Climate Neutral Datacenter Pact, supported by the European Commission

Integrated Energy Management Model for the Industry
Fernando Samper García, CEO of Wind and Solar Development at Forestalia

11:35 AM – 11:50 PM

Coffee Break

11:50 PM – 13:00 PM

Corporate Insights Panel

How Renewable Energy Can Fulfill Industrial Needs: Best Practices in Aragón

Agustín Lalaguna, Vice President of CEOE Aragón

ICT and Data Centers:
David Blázquez, Infrastructure, Energy, and Sustainability Policy Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS) Spain.

Electro-Intensive Industry in the Face of Ecological Transition. Best Practices:
Lluis Miguel Gil Ballano,  Responsible for Energy Services and Resonsible for R&D in Nature and New Activities at Saica
Ignacio Cortés Alonso, Responsible for Renewable Electricity at Stellantis
Nicolás Ramón García, Indirect Material Purchasing Manager at Balay-BSH

13:10 PM – 13:40 PM

Debate Panel

— María López Palacín, manager of López Soriano Group

The World Facing the Energy Transition: A Global Challenge

Ingo Stender, Minister Counselor of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Spain

—Yolanda García Mezquita, Head of Unit of Task Force 2, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission

— Javier Santacruz, International energy markets’ analyst

13:40 PM – 13:50 PM


Mar Vaquero, Vice-President of the Government of Aragón

13:50 PM – 14:00 PM

Concluding ceremony

— José Manuel Albares, Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union, and Cooperation

14:00 PM – 16:30 PM



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