International Energy Week 2022 Conference Programme

International Energy Week 2022 Conference Programme

Bridging the energy divide: transforming to a low carbon energy system
Tuesday 22 February 2022
08:00 - 18:22 GMT
Virtual
Welcome from the EI
08:00 - 8:10 GMT
Welcome from the chair
08:10 - 08:20 GMT
Outcomes and reflections from COP26 – what are our next steps?
08:20 - 08:40 GMT
• Presenting the commitments and achievements made so far towards the Paris Climate Agreement
• Assessing the impacts and consequences of climate change - what is still required to set a clear pathway to net zero?
• National and global performance towards achieving the UN’s SDGs
  • The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Acting now to address the climate emergency
08:45 - 09:55 GMT
• Is COP26 an opportunity to reset after the COVID-19 pandemic? Lessons learnt for a sustainable and resilient recovery
• Setting out the milestones for what needs to be done
- How can we work together to decarbonise the global economy in less than three decades?
- Reaching the 2040-2050 targets - why announcing long-term goals is not enough
• Reflections on the journey to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052
- Will we be too late?
- What will the consequences be if we don’t act now?
• Achieving carbon neutrality
- Accelerating action to reach lower/zero overshoot scenarios
- The benefits of acting on climate change – can we afford not to act?
• Methane emissions management: improvements and opportunities
- Regulation of methane emissions abatement in driving down leaks
- Workable strategies and technologies to reduce methane emissions
  • Dawn Summers, COO, Wintershall Dea
  • To be confirmed: Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
  • Stephane Germain, CEO, GHGSat
  • Claudio Descalzi, Chief Executive Officer, Eni
  • Douglas Johnston, Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability, EY
Assessing the short-term scenarios for transforming to a clean energy future
10:00 - 10:30 GMT
• Predicting the world’s energy system in 2030 - what do we need to achieve this decade and how?
• Addressing the key uncertainties to the energy transition by 2030
• Why a shift away from fossil fuels is essential, urgent, and hard to quit
• The radical transformation pathway towards sustainable electricity
• Hydrogen’s role in reaching net zero
• Will solar and wind dominate the global power mix in 2030?
• What does 2030 mean for bioenergy?
• How will natural gas fare in the energy transition?
• Will oil demand fall sharply to meet our climate goals?
• The role of developing CCS and negative carbon technologies
• The role of battery storage in the energy transition
  • Rob West, Founder, Thunder Said Energy
How shifts in energy will reshape global geopolitics
10:35 - 11:35 GMT
• The geopolitics of the energy transition: key factors in today’s changing world with a diverse energy mix
- Will the energy transition drive greater competition or cooperation?
- What are the similarities and differences in implementing different net zero strategies at a local, regional, and international level?
- Energy transition scenarios and their macroeconomic effects and impact
• Enhancing the security and resilience of supply for an inclusive energy system
• The global energy landscape: how energy demand will shift, develop and evolve
• Geopolitical tensions of energy transition between the western and eastern world
- Balancing climate urgency and justice
- Perspectives for the energy transition to ensure everyone has access to clean, affordable, reliable, and a fair global energy system
  • The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary General, Commonwealth
  • Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under Secretary-General, United Nations and Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  • Dr Leila R Benali, Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, The Kingdom of Morocco
  • Wang Qi, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the People's Republic of China, UK
How are global energy companies navigating the energy transition?
11:40 - 12:40 GMT
• What role do oil majors envisage for themselves in the future?
• What elements of traditional oil and gas supply chains will support a clean energy future?
• Is the social license to operate under threat?
- Societal pressures to drive further emissions down – what is industry’s response to investors, government, banks, and activists?
  • Sara Akbar, CEO and Chairperson, OILSERV Kuwait JV, and Chairman of the Board, Iraq and PETROFAC Board Member
  • Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, President and CEO, Statkraft
  • Christina Verchere, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Executive Board, OMV Petrom
  • Jasim Husain Thabet, Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, TAQA
  • Moderator: Iman Hill, Executive Director, International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP)
How to finance the push into cleaner forms of energy
13:10 - 13:55 GMT
• Future financial strategies and implications of the energy transition
• Balancing global energy demand and our ambitious climate targets - how are companies demonstrating their investment decisions are aligned with the Paris goals?
  • Bernadette Victorio, Program Lead, Fair Finance Asia
  • David Krivanek, Programme Manager for International Development, Impact Investing Institute
Economic diversification and sustainability: national strategies to maximise the benefits of climate change response measures
14:00 - 15:00 GMT
• What do the majors’ different energy transition strategies tell us about the future for the rest of the world? Will others follow suit? What role will NOCs play?
• Do oil producing countries seeing the majors’ shift away from oil and gas as an opportunity?
  • Dr Mele Kolo Kyari FEI, Group Managing Director/CEO, NNPC Limited (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation)
  • David Campbell, President, BP Russia
  • Samar Al Hameedi, Vice President, Sustainability, ADNOC
ESG: insights into sustainable investing and auditing
16:05 - 16:45 GMT
• Are shareholders and financiers getting serious enough about sustainability?
• Shareholder activism:
- How are shareholders putting pressure and incentivising companies to act on climate change and other ESG issues?
- What are shareholders expecting of companies with regards to climate change and the net-zero transition?
- How to tackle tensions and tradeoffs in meeting shareholder expectations on climate and financial grounds
• How do we incorporate ESG factors into incentive compensation?
• Insights into regulatory and legislative reporting measures
• How will financial innovation in new products and services help companies accelerate their energy transitions?
  • Robert Walker, Sustainability Policy Manager, ICGN (International Corporate Governance Network)
  • Yasmine Svan, Senior Sustainability Analyst, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)
Building the framework of a low carbon crude market
16:50 - 17:10 GMT
  • Deb Ryan, Head of Low Carbon Market Analytics, S&P Global Platts
Summary and closing remarks
18:12 - 18:22 GMT
End of day
18:22 GMT
The future of work
Wednesday 23 February 2022
08:15 - 09:30 GMT
Virtual
Welcome from the chair
08:15 - 08:20 GMT
  • Dr Hayaatun Sillem CBE, CEO, Royal Academy of Engineering, and CEO, Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Foundation
What skills and capabilities are needed as the energy transition gathers pace?
08:20 - 09:20 GMT
• What does research tell us about the skills gap curve and how can we bridge it?
• How can organisational expertise from the oil and gas sector make a huge difference in the energy transition?
• Digitalisation: what skills are needed?
• How to make sustainable energy more attractive to new entrants?
• Pursuing careers in renewables and its pathways and possibilities
• What does the fight against climate change mean for the current workforce and how can we create roles that serve an environmental purpose?
• Compensation strategies for attracting and retaining top talent – why does it matter?
• Tackling the skills deficit by embedding ‘sustainability’ across the national curriculum in higher and further education
• Training standards to better equip the skills needed in a net zero economy
• STEM towards an inclusive and diverse energy transition
- How can we achieve an inclusive and diverse transition?
- What does an inclusive and diverse energy transition mean for innovation?
• Reimagining the office of the future and preparing for new ways of working post-COVID
  • Chris Mahaffey, Vice President of Strategy, Petrocare
  • Alexandra Hirst, Vice President for People and Organisation, Equinor
  • Elaine Harley, HR Business Partner, SSE Renewables
  • Azlina Kamal, Education Specialist, UNICEF Malaysia
  • Moderator: Dr Hayaatun Sillem CBE, CEO, Royal Academy of Engineering, and CEO, Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Foundation
Summary and closing remarks
09:20 - 09:30 GMT
  • Dr Hayaatun Sillem CBE, CEO, Royal Academy of Engineering, and CEO, Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Foundation
Accelerating the energy transition through innovation
Wednesday 23 February 2022
09:35 - 17:33 GMT
Virtual
Welcome from the chair
09:35 - 09:45 GMT
  • Chair: John MacArthur FReng FEI, Group Climate Change Officer, Group Health, Safety, Environment & Sustainability Function, ADNOC and Chairman, International Energy Week Board
Sectoral decarbonisation: how can collaboration drive the global clean energy transition?
09:45 - 10:45 GMT
• How to reshape energy provision and energy consumption across the economy
• Addressing carbon emissions from different sectors
• Expressing the urgency and significant need for collaboration between industry, governments and consumers
• Providing solutions to fully decarbonise harder-to-abate sectors in heavy industry and heavy-duty transport
• Adapting to thrive in a changing and evolving downstream market
- What will be the drivers and market dynamics of the future?
- Is the current operating/service model fit for purpose?
  • Martin O’Neill, Vice President, Strategy, GE Gas Power
  • Marc Hamy, Vice President Corporate Affairs, Airbus
  • Jonathan Carpenter, Vice President, New Energy Services, Petrofac
  • Dr Lene Hviidm, Global Key Accounts Manager – Metals, Heavy Manufacturing - Industry Sectors, Shell Energy
  • Moderator: John MacArthur FReng FEI, Group Climate Change Officer, Group Health, Safety, Environment & Sustainability Function, ADNOC and Chairman, International Energy Week Board
The role of technology in the energy transition: challenges and opportunities
10:50 - 11:50 GMT
• What technologies and innovations will likely be a key enabler of the energy transition?
• How can digitalisation help us accommodate the complexity of the energy system?
• Why does industry exercise caution in its use of data?
• Cybersecurity, data protection, and privacy – who owns the data?
• How can regulation help facilitate greater digitisation? Is it needed?
• Has COVID-19 accelerated industry 4.0? Is adoption could be vital to companies’ survival?
• What infrastructure is missing for the energy sector to adopt?
• Can new technology make the sector more open and inclusive?
• Connecting innovators, investors, and decision-makers to deliver effective and agile technological solutions
  • Rhea Hamilton, Managing Director, BeyondNetZero
  • Yuri Sebregts, Executive Vice President Technology and Chief Technology Officer, Shell
From labs to market: accelerating commercial solutions through scientific and technological research investment
11:40 - 12:40 GMT
• The new era of discovery, invention and innovation: merging of knowledge, technology and society
• Technologies for tomorrow’s energy system
- Harnessing cutting-edge R&D to develop tomorrow’s bioenergy
- How is R&D helping to drive a greener future for chemistry
- How to reuse CO₂ in innovative ways
- How can the sea and ocean provide cleaner energy?
- Magnetic confinement fusion and its milestones in decarbonisation
- What’s driving the renewable expansion – as well as what might hold it back?
- Breakthroughs in stable multicycle charging to support the early deployment of integrated batteries
- Exploring space technologies for sustainable development
• How can companies create value whilst accelerating climate action?
• Strengthening the interactions between research at different stages from discovery to deployment
• Gaining greater support for collaboration and knowledge exchange across different R&D stakeholders, at national and international levels
• How to improve research and innovation culture and promote greater diversity in R&D
• Increasing the attractiveness of R&D careers for the energy workforce of tomorrow
  • Laura Sandys CBE FEI, Non-Executive Director, Energy Systems Catapult
  • Gerard Reid, Co-Founder, Alexa Capital
  • Matthew M. Nordan, General Partner, Azolla Ventures
  • Myrtle Dawes, Solution Centre Director, Net Zero Technology Centre
Exploring innovative financing solutions and accelerating progress towards decarbonisation
13:10 - 14:10 GMT
• Unlocking global investment opportunities and accelerating clean energy solutions in emerging energy economies
• Exploring the biggest market trends for the next decade in both emerging and developed clean energy markets
• Can global cooperation help finance energy transition in emerging markets?
• How can developers and investors encourage greater green finance for clean energy projects in developing economies?
• Business model innovation for financing the energy transition
• How will upcoming ESG regulations for financial services firms affect asset values and access to capital in the long and short term?
• Bringing public and private sectors together to co-create and rapidly scale up new markets
  • Bambang Susantono, Vice-President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
The role of biodiversity and nature-based solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change
14:15 - 15:15 GMT
• Climate change and its effects on biodiversity, ecosystems and natural resource management
• Why is biodiversity important?
- How is it an essential part of the solution to climate change?
- The role of biodiversity in climate mitigation
• What are nature-based solutions?
- How do they fit in with the road to net zero and the Paris Agreement?
- What opportunities are there for the wider economy to embrace them?
• How can negative emissions slow down climate change
- The role of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage
- Tree planting and restoring carbon-rich ecosystems – how will it help tackle the climate crisis?
• Enhancing oil recovery with carbon dioxide geo sequestration and its associated challenges
  • Artemis Kostareli, Senior Manager, Environment, IPIECA
  • Kerstin Pfliegner, Partner Corporate Sustainability and Climate Change, ERM: Environmental Resources Management
  • Charlotte Wolff-Bye, Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, PETROLIAM NASIONAL BERHAD (PETRONAS)
  • Karen Westley, Vice President for Carbon, Environment and Downstream Safety, Environment and Asset Management, Shell
  • Moderator: John MacArthur FReng FEI, Group Climate Change Officer, Group Health, Safety, Environment & Sustainability Function, ADNOC and Chairman, International Energy Week Board
Digitalisation: at the heart of the energy transition
15:20 - 15:40 GMT
How digitalization will enable us to:
• Support multiple disparate sources of energy
• Support a balanced network of charging points as we electrify transportation
• Generate better analysis, decision making, and automate or control operations intelligently at both site and enterprise level
• Build further resilience in all networks through digital twins, artificial intelligence, and machine learning technologies
• Better supply/demand management of energy needs
• Understand consumer needs and preferences
• Provide transparency to stakeholders on the state of energy consumption and grid resilience
• Implement predictive maintenance vs. prescriptive maintenance
  • Adriana Karaboutis, Chief Information and Digital Officer, National Grid
Breaking the self-organising ecosystems; the role of increased data sharing in future maritime
16:55- 17:23 GMT
• Data is often ringfenced limiting opportunity for shared insight and overall improvement in, amongst others, areas of safety, sustainability and social welfare. This reduces standardisation creating self-organising eco systems.
• In a ‘VUCA World’ increasingly faced with ‘Wicked Problems’, this acts as a limiter to driving effective learning and change. As we look to drive improvements in safety, transform operations and mindsets to overcome the climate crisis and elevate social standards, the role of data collaboration is critical in creating a more interconnected, systems orientated industry, tackling Wicked Problems. Democratised data and enhanced data sharing through appropriate fora and platforms helps break the self-organising eco systems and shape a future-fit maritime industry
  • Andrew Roberts, Head of EMEA, RightShip
Summary and closing remarks
17:23 - 17:33 GMT
End of day
17:33 GMT
Energy transition opportunities: harnessing change for sustainable value creation
Thursday 24 February 2022
08:00 - 15:55 GMT
Hybrid - conferences held in InterContinental London Park Lane and broadcast online
Registration and networking
08:00 - 09:00 GMT
Welcome from the EI
09:00 - 09:15 GMT
Sustainable value creation in the energy transition: principles, people, planet, and prosperity. Growing value from diverse, integrated energy sources.
09:15 - 10:15 GMT
• Drawing inspiration from nature: learning from natural resources and systems to deliver the energy transition
• Decoupling prosperity, waste and emissions: how can we achieve economic and social prosperity without causing harm?
• Colours of hydrogen: taking lessons from natural gas to decarbonise the hydrogen economy
• Not all emissions reductions are created equal: on the road to net zero, how do forms of abatement, carbon credits, or colours of hydrogen really stack up?
• Systems thinking: making the sum of energy inputs greater than its parts
• Sustainable energy leadership: how can future energy leaders make change and create new value?
Networking break
10:15 - 10:45 GMT
Mission possible’: how can energy providers and sectoral users transform the sustainable energy system at pace? Decarbonising the hard to abate parts of the energy system: how can companies and governments make the most from industry and transport transformation?
10:45 - 11:45 GMT
• Why is industry transformation so important and how does each sector see the energy transition opportunity?
- The potential to decarbonise hard to abate parts of the energy system
- The role of private and public collaboration to accelerate profitable growth
- What safeguards must be put in place to ensure a ‘just transition’?
• What are the drivers of change in each sector?
- What regulatory incentives are needed now to make it possible?
- What technologies can we invest in that will lead to breakthroughs?
- What are the roles for different players within the ecosystem?
• How fast can change occur?
- How easy will it be to replace, recycle, and reuse existing assets and infrastructure?
- Has COVID-19 thrown a spanner in the works or opened up new opportunities?
  • Louise Kingham CBE FEI, Senior Vice President, Europe and Head of Country UK, BP
The Sustainable Markets Initiative Energy Transition Group will discuss three key elements of the energy transition:
11:45 - 12:45 GMT
• The pace of change required to accelerate the transition
• Engaging with consumers
• How to accelerate the deployment of capital to support companies in the transition to net zero
  • Greg Jackson FEI, Founder and CEO, Octopus Energy Group
  • Julian Mylchreest, Executive Vice Chairman, Bank of America
  • Jane Cooper, Director of Regulatory and External Affairs, UK, Ørsted
Lunch and networking break
12:45 - 13:45 GMT
Unlocking a sustainable energy world: what behavioural change will unlock net zero? Striking the right balance to tackle climate change: societal and consumer responsibility for achieving a sustainable energy system.
13:45 - 14:45 GMT
• Understanding the real barriers to realising net zero and how to incentivise changes
• Strategies for affecting change – how do we test what works with real people?
• How can organisations build credibility and trust in their brand to ensure customer buy-in?
• How are individuals, businesses, and policymakers able to empower a positive energy transition?
  • Andy Brown OBE FEI, Vice Chairman and CEO, Galp Energia
  • Michael Lewis FEI, Chief Executive Officer, E.ON UK
  • Moira Nicolson, Behavioural Science Lead, Cabinet Office, Government of the United Kingdom
Bridging the gap: how can we overcome obstacles to ensure access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all? What can we all do internationally and inter-generationally to unite diverse groups on a common agenda, to realise the positive opportunities of the energy transition?
14:45 - 15:45 GMT
• Rethinking gender and diverse inclusiveness: progressing gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace, to ensure everyone feels supported and invested in the energy transition
• Developing the specific skills needed for a sustainable energy system and a resilient economy
• Achieving equitable access, distributing progress fairly, and partnering for the energy transition: the power of honest communication in building trust and facilitating effective engagement
• Where are organisations cooperating to advance the global energy transition most effectively?
• The secrets of success for global coalitions of people, governments, and organisations. What role should these coalitions play in the future?
• ‘End of the world’ vs ‘end of the day’ - how can developed nations help the poorest access affordable energy?
• Finding a fairer way of paying for decarbonisation – who will foot the bill?
  • Joan MacNaughton CB HonFEI, Chair, Climate Group
  • Rani Koya, Chief Executive Officer, OGL Geothermal
Summary and closing remarks
15:45 - 15:55 GMT
International Energy Week Dinner
Thursday 24 February 2022
18:45 – 00:00 GMT
InterContinental London Park Lane
Network with the biggest names in the energy industry at the International Energy Week Dinner, one of the largest social gatherings in the energy industry calendar. Every year, this sell-out event attracts guests from all over the world.
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