International Energy Week 2024 Conference Programme

International Energy Week 2024 Conference Programme

Tuesday 27 February 2024
08:15 - 12:45

InterContinental London Park Lane and online

Registration and Networking
08:15 GMT

Opening Remarks: In Search of the Energy Transition
08:30 - 08:40 GMT

  • Juliet Davenport OBE HonFEI, President, Energy Institute

Exploring Global Scenarios for Energy & Climate: Keynote Address
08:40 - 08:50 GMT

  • Professor Jim Skea CBE FRSE FEI HonFSE, Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The Importance of Policy to Decarbonise the Global Energy System: Keynote Address
08:55 - 09:10 GMT

  • The Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero
  • Host: Juliet Davenport OBE HonFEI, President, Energy Institute

Responding to the First Global Stocktake and Closing the Gaps to 2030
09:15 - 10:00 GMT

• Reflections on the first UN Global Stocktake and COP 28 outcomes
• What lessons have we learned – Conflicts? Covid? Inflation?
• What action is required to keep under 1.5°c?
• The Global Methane Pledge - Are we on track in reducing global emission by at least 30% from 2020 levels by 2030?
• How will the Inflation Reduction Act and CBAM drive global climate action?

  • Moderator: Dr Carole Nakhle, CEO, Crystol Energy | International Energy Week Board Member
  • Mark Gainsborough FEI, Chairman, Seatrium | Chairman & Co-founder, Low Carbon Advisors
  • Gordon Bennett, Managing Director, Utility Markets, ICE
  • Viviana Canhão Bernardes G. Coelho, Executive Manager of Climate Change and Decarbonization, Petrobras
  • Jean-Francois Gauthier, Strategy SVP, GHGSat

Accelerating the Energy Transition: a Realistic and Desirable Path?
10:05 - 10:30 GMT

  • Catherine MacGregor, CEO, Engie

How Do We Balance the Triple Crisis of Supply, Price, and Climate?
10:35 - 11:20 GMT

• Building country resilience to respond to climate change and future disruptions in energy supply
• Commonalities and differences between developed and developing countries pathways
• Options for policy change and reform to support countries during volatile energy transition
• What collaborative models can more quickly mobilise resources for developing countries

  • Moderator: Laura Sandys CBE FEI, Chair, Green Alliance
  • Grahame Buss, Just Stop Oil
  • David Whitehouse, CEO, OEUK
  • Kevin Birn, Global Head, Centre of Emissions Excellence, S&P Global

The Global Energy Situation and Outlook
11:25 - 12:10 GMT

• Shedding light on a year’s energy production, consumption, trade, and emissions
• Global market insights this decade and trends and uncertainties beyond
• Phasing down fossil fuels and accelerating renewables and nuclear energy

  • Moderator: Christof Rühl, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
  • Ian Jones, Head of Knowledge, Insights and Research, Energy Institute
  • Chris Weafer, CEO, Macro-Advisory
  • Spencer Dale, Chief Economist, BP
  • Mallika Ishwaran, Chief Economist, Shell

The Challenges Within the Renewables Market
12:15 - 12:40 GMT

  • Moderator: Dr Nick Wayth CEng FEI FIMechE, CEO, Energy Institute
  • Andy Brown OBE FEI, Non-executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, Ørsted | Vice President & Honorary Secretary, Energy Institute

Closing Comments: Exploring Global Scenarios for Energy & Climate
12:40 - 12:45 GMT

Lunch and Networking
12:40 - 13:00 GMT

EI Middle East Energy Barometer: Transitioning GCC Economies - Threats and Opportunities
12:40 - 14:00 GMT

  • Kinga Niemczyk, Energy Analyst, Energy Institute
  • Dr. Yousef M. Alshammari PhD, FEI, CEO and Head of Research, CMarkits
  • Chris Nicholson, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates
  • Christopher Bradley, Russell Reynolds Associates
  • Dr. Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi FEI DipEM AFIChemE FIEMA, Chair, Energy Institute Middle East

Tuesday 27 February 2024
13:00 - 18:00

InterContinental London Park Lane and online

Shifting Demand to Accelerate the Energy Transition
13:00 - 13:45 GMT

• Working with our customers to rapidly build low carbon markets
• How to accelerate hard to abate and non-hard to abate sectors
• How to move first movers to second movers and beyond
• What we need from industry and government partnerships

  • Moderator: Nancy Gillis, Senior Director, Industrial Pathways Transformation, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • Peter Zonneveld, President US, Neste
  • Freya Burton, Chief Sustainability Officer, LanzaTech
  • Fabian Ziegler, CEO, DCC Energy
  • Rachel Solomon Williams, Executive Director, Aldersgate Group

Sustainable Markets - A green transition can be the growth story of our time
13:50 - 14:15 GMT

  • Moderator: Nick Wayth CEng FEI FIMechE, CEO, Energy Institute
  • Jennifer Jordan-Saifi, CEO, Sustainable Market Initiatives
  • Greg Jackson FEI, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Octopus Energy

Transforming Climate Finance Action
14:20 - 15:20 GMT

• How can bankers, investors, CFOs drive financial innovation to scale up of sustainability?
• How can sustainable finance help emerging markets and developing economies to grow clean energy?
• How are ESG and climate reporting regulations impacting finance sector approach to energy?
• What risk management approaches are available to help to manage climate crisis uncertainties?
• Connecting short-term with long-term benefits

  • Moderator: Seb Henbest, Group Head of Climate Transition, HSBC
  • Kirsty Hamilton OBE, Chatham House
  • Constance Chalchat, Head of CIB Company Engagement & Global Markets Chief Sustainability Officer, BNP Paribas
  • Julian Mylchreest, Executive Vice Chairman, BoA
  • Guy Janssens, Group Financial Controller & EVP, ADNOC

Commodities for the Energy Transition: Key Trends and Opportunities
15:25 - 15:55 GMT

  • Moderator: Dr Carole Nakhle, CEO, Crystol Energy | International Energy Week Board Member
  • Russell Hardy, CEO, Vitol
  • Farhat Bengdara, Chairman, National Oil Corporation Libya

How do Earth’s Energy Resources Contribute to Net Zero by 2050?
16:00 - 16:45 GMT

• Earth resources for a sustainable world. How do we minimise emissions?
• How do we responsibly produce natural resources like hydrocarbons and minerals?
• Greener Earth resources: are markets and consumers ready to pay more?
• Are we heading towards an era of commodities super-cycles in metals and minerals

  • Moderator: Kirsty Benham, Founder & CEO, Critical Minerals Association (UK)
  • Sean Sargent, CEO, Green Lithium
  • Magnus Heimburg, CEO, Preem
  • Bahrin Asmawi, Head of Strategic Planning & Ventures, RMT, Downstream Business, PETRONAS

The Role of Carbon Markets to Deliver Net Zero
16:50 - 17:50 GMT

• A snapshot of carbon pricing mechanisms and carbon markets globally
• What role do governments play and which are the compliance market best practices?
• Article 6 prospects: how do we urgently increase carbon trading between countries?
• How to create trust in voluntary carbon markets, and verify real emissions reductions

  • Moderator: Marta Zambujal, EI YPN Vice Chair, Events | Associate, Ikigai Capital
  • Helen Bray, VP Policy,
  • Rachel Armstrong, Director Industrial Decarbonisation & Emissions Trading, Department for Energy Security & Net Zero, UK Government
  • Ellen Lourie, Natural Climate Solutions & Aviation Director, International Emissions Trading Association
  • Maria Eugenia Filmanovic, Co-Founder, Abatable

Closing Comments: Making Finance & Markets Work for Society & the Planet
17:50 - 17:55 GMT

  • Dr Carole Nakhle FEI, CEO, Crystol Energy

End of Day 1
18:00 GMT

Wednesday 28 February 2024
08:15 - 13:05

InterContinental London Park Lane and online

Registration and Networking
08:15 - 08:30 GMT

Opening Remarks: Human & Social Dimensions of the Energy Transition
08:30 - 08:40 GMT

  • John MacArthur FREng CEng FEI, Director, Highland Sustainability | Chair of the International Energy Week Board, Energy Institute

Putting People, Lives, and Livelihoods at the Heart of Climate Action
08:45 - 09:10 GMT

  • Moderator: Nick Wayth CEng FEI FIMechE, CEO, Energy Institute
  • Amanda Solloway MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Affordability and Skills

Creating a ‘Just Transition’ So That No One is Left Behind
09:15 - 10:00 GMT

• A global view and perspective on a just transition and ending energy poverty
• What might a just transition look like in different regions and who is responsible?
• Creating a transition rooted in human rights and equality
• Which policies address environmental, economic, and social sustainability together?

  • Moderator: Dr Jemma Green, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Powerledger
  • Igor Gryshko, Human Rights Officer, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Sam Fankhauser, Oxford Net Zero Research Director and Professor of Climate Economics and Policy
  • Dean Cooper, Global Energy Lead – WWF

Energy System Options to Lower the Cost of Living
10:05 - 10:50 GMT

• How to access more affordable imported energy
• Securing reliable domestic energy supply
• Circular economy benefits for the energy transition
• How can consumers contribute to decarbonisation?

  • Moderator: Inessa Rajah, EI YPN | Graduate Energy Consultant, Arup
  • Dame Julia King HonFEI, Baroness Brown of Cambridge
  • Dame Clare Moriarty, Chief Executive, Citizens Advice
  • Rt Hon Prof Charles Hendry CBE HonFEI, Former Energy Minister, UK Government

Global Energy Frontiers: Africa in the Spotlight
10:00 - 12:00 GMT

  • Osten Olorunsola FEI, Chairman, Energy Institute Nigeria
  • Lesley Arthur, CEO, Cubica Energy Ghana
  • Olakunle Williams, CEO, Tetracore Group
  • Oladimeji Edwards, CEO, Hyde Energy

Powering Up Energy Transition Skills
11:25 - 12:10 GMT

• Anticipating skills and expertise requirements for the energy transition
• Tackling skill shortages through education and training
• Attracting and retaining talent in the energy sector
• Building digital capabilities to meet net zero goals

  • Moderator: Lydia Malley, Head of Training, Energy Institute
  • Beverley Gower-Jones OBE FEI, Managing Partner, Clean Growth Fund
  • Hannah Mary Goodlad, Head of Portfollio and Strategy Asia Pacific, Renewables, Equinor
  • Peter Tipler, Managing Director, X-Academy
  • Charlotte Eaton, Chief People Officer, OVO Energy

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Energy
12:15 - 13:00 GMT

• What actions are needed for companies to increase diversity?
• Showcasing role models from the industry to our future generation
• Addressing the different intersectional challenges and barriers
• How to ensure people are engaged and given opportunity to participate

  • Moderator: Prof. Juergen Maier CBE, Former CEO, Siemens | Chair, Digital Catapult | Board
  • Louise Kingham CBE FEI, SVP Europe & Head of Country, BP | Board member for POWERful Women
  • Denis Pinto MEI, Managing Director, Caledonian Flow Systems
  • Matthew Wright, Member of the Board, POWERful Women

Lunch and Networking
13:05 - 13:45 GMT

POWERful Women session - Diversity Pays: how making room for everyone at the table can help your organisation thrive
13:10 - 14:10 GMT

  • Alistair Phillips-Davies, CEO, SSE & PfW ELC Chair
  • Marvyn Harrison, Founder, Dope Black Dad’s
  • Gillian Noble, MD Offshore Development & Operations & Chair of the Executive D&I Committee, ScottishPower
  • Sarah Beattie, Project Manager, WPC Energy

Wednesday 28 February 2024
13:45 - 18:00

InterContinental London Park Lane and online

The Prospects of Natural Gas Development in an Energy Transition
13:55 - 14:20 GMT

  • Moderator: Nick Wayth CEng FEI FIMechE, CEO, Energy Institute
  • Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi HonFEI, CEO, Masdar

Is Natural Gas a Critical Transition or Destination Low Carbon Fuel?
14:25 - 15:10 GMT

• Challenges and opportunities for low carbon gas development
• Reducing methane emissions from the energy sector – What more needs to be done?
• How growing global LNG exports can help to reduce power and industry emissions
• How can natural gas decarbonisation act as a bridge to low carbon hydrogen?
• Regional developments in sustainable biogas and biomethane value chains

  • Moderator: Ieda Gomes FEI, Visiting Fellow Oxford Institute for Energy Studies & FGV Energia | Member of the Board of International Energy Week
  • Monica de Virgiliis, Chair, Board of Snam
  • Yulan Li, President, International Gas Union (IGU)
  • Jonathan Burgess, Head of Europe Gas Marketing & Trading, ConocoPhillips
  • Mark Davis, CEO, Capterio

How Technology is Shaping the Energy Transition
15:15 - 15:40 GMT

  • Moderator: Lisa Rebora FEI, Vice President New Business & Investments, Equinor
  • Greg Jackson FEI, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Octopus Energy

Technology Advances Shaping the Energy Transition
15:45 - 16:30 GMT

• Nuclear resurgence from small modular reactors (SMR) to fusion energy
• Low carbon hydrogen and the clean economy future
• Carbon dioxide removal/capture and storage critical solutions to achieve net zero
• Clean synthetic fuels - untapped options for clean hydrogen

  • Moderator: Rani Koya, CEO, Anteus Geothermal
  • Kirsty Gogan FEI, Founding Director and Co-CEO, Terra Praxis
  • Prof Niall Mac Dowell, Professor of Future Energy Systems, Imperial College London
  • Dr Pratima Rangarajan AMEI, CEO, Climate Investment (CI)

How is Artificial Intelligence (AI) Reshaping Energy?
16:35 - 17:05 GMT

• The Promise of AI
• How AI is advancing innovation in energy today
• How we can maximise the opportunities ahead with AI for the energy industry
• How to do all this safely and responsibly

  • Anna Koivuniemi, Head of Google Deepmind Institute

Delivering Energy Efficiency to Reduce Energy Demand
17:10 - 17:55 GMT

• Jevon’s Paradox: does energy efficiency reduce or increase energy demand?
• The role of the private sector in stimulating energy efficiency investment
• What regulatory frameworks are needed for energy demand reduction?
• Behavioural incentives to optimise energy use by consumers

  • Moderator: Professor Ian Arbon FEI, Professor, University of Strathclyde | Chair, IMechE Committee | Director, Engineered Solutions
  • Lamé Verre, Head of Strategic Innovation & Sustainability (GB, ROI, NI), SSE Energy Customer Solutions
  • Jemima Bruin-Bland, Global Lead, CCUS + Head of UK Energy Transition Strategy Associate Director – Strategy & Insights (Energy), Arup
  • Moira Nicolson, Behavioural Scientist & Climate Engagement Expert, Cabinet Office
  • Monica Collings, Former Chief Executive, So Energy | Non Executive Director, Swarm Energy | Board Member, Future Leaders

Closing Comments: Innovations Sparking Energy Transition
17:55 - 18:00 GMT

  • John MacArthur FREng CEng FEI, Director, Highland Sustainability | Chair of the International Energy Week Board, Energy Institute

End of Day 2
18:00 GMT

Thursday 29 February 2024
08:15 - 12:50

InterContinental London Park Lane and online

Registration and Networking
08:15 - 08:30 GMT

Opening Remarks: The Electron Revolution to Net Zero
08:30 - 08:40 GMT

  • Juliet Davenport OBE HonFEI, President, Energy Institute

Shaping the Future of Electricity
08:45 - 09:45 GMT

• Reflections on energy price caps and future wholesale pricing for electricity
• How do we expect the Future System Operator (FSO) to model supply and demand
• New approaches to identify long-term, flexible, and interregional solutions
• Opportunities and challenges for powering heating and cooling, electric transport and electric cooking

  • Prof Matthew Leach, Professor of Energy & Environmental Systems, University of Surrey | Energy Advisory Panel, Energy Institute
  • Omer Ahmad, Policy & Commercial Development Manager, Low Carbon Contracts Company | LCCC Lead, Review of Electricity Market Arrangements
  • Kathryn Porter, Watt Logic | EI PNZ Board Member
  • James Humfrey, CEO, Morocco-UK Power Project
  • Marzia Zafar, Director for Strategy and Innovation, Ofgem

The Role of Renewable Energy, Hydrocarbons, Nuclear and Fusion in Power
09:50 - 10:35 GMT

  • Dr Nick Wayth CEng FEI FIMechE, CEO, Energy Institute
  • Dr Sama Bilbao, Director General, World Nuclear Association
  • Sir Ian Chapman, Chief Executive Officer, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
  • Rob Gross, Director, UK Energy Research Centre

Deploying and Generating Electricity at the Right Time and Place
10:40 - 11:40 GMT

• Forecasting electrical demand and how to unlock flexibility in response
• Capacity markets – what can we expect at the next auction and how to improve?
• How can smart grids handle the increased demand for distributed energy?
• Stabilising fluctuations in energy demand and supply with energy storage

  • Moderator: Juliet Davenport OBE HonFEI, President, Energy Institute
  • Conrad Cornelissen, EI YPN Chair | Data Scientist, Arenko Group
  • Claire Dykta, Chief Strategy Officer, ESO
  • Dr Jemma Green, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Powerledger
  • Scott Poulter, CEO, Pacific Green

How technology can help us pull off a perfect energy ‘triple jump’
12:10 - 12:35 GMT

  • Devrim Celal, CEO, Kraken, Asset & Optimization

Closing Comments: The Electron Revolution to Net Zero & 2024
12:40 - 12:50 GMT

  • Juliet Davenport OBE HonFEI, President, Energy Institute

End of Day 3

Thursday 29 February 2024
18:45 - 00:00

The Grosvenor House London