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08:00 - 09:00 60 mins
Registration & Coffee
Registration & Coffee
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Morning Plenary
Chairman's Welcome Address
  • Otto Waterlander - Partner, McKinsey
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
Morning Plenary
The Great Energy Transition – Decarbonisation, Demand, Decentralisation & Digitalisation at the Heart of the New Energy Landscape
  • George Kamiya - Energy Policy Analyst, IEA

Decarbonisation is only part of the transition story. Electrification of final demand combined with decentralisation and digitalisation define an incredible space of innovation in terms of technology and business models. WEC’s chief shares his views on creating a great transition in energy

09:30 - 10:00 30 mins
Morning Plenary
Transforming from black to green energy: The case of Ørsted
  • Jakob Askou Boss - SVP, Corporate Strategy & Stakeholder Relations, Ørsted
10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
Morning Plenary
Global Leadership Keynotes: Major Supplier Outlook: Keynote 1 – The Energy Supplier
  • Anatol Feygin - Chief Commercial Officer, Cheniere Energy

The energy landscape is shifting and customer behaviour changing. National policies, shifts in customer behaviour, technology disruptors and more globalised markets are placing huge pressures on utility & producing companies to adapt their business models accordingly. Security of supply remains paramount but an emerging new world of distributed energy solutions creates new pressures. Learn from two influential leaders representing the power & gas value chain.

10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
Morning Coffee
11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Morning Plenary
Global Leadership Keynotes: Major Customer Outlooks: Keynote 2 – The Energy Consumer
  • Kunio Nohata - Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer and Chief Executive of Power Business, Tokyo Gas
11:30 - 11:45 15 mins
Morning Plenary
Joint Q&A with Gas Majors
11:45 - 12:30 45 mins
Morning Plenary
Energy Intensive Industries Panel Debate
  • Moderator Hans Grunfeld - Chief Executive Officer, VEMW
  • Jean-Philippe Perrot - Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Manager, The Solvay Group
  • Cock Pietersen - Energy Procurement Manager, Tata Steel
  • Ton Geurts - Chief Purchasing Officer, Senior Vice President Supply Chain Excellence,, Bekaert
  • Gert Jan De Geus - CEO, OCI Nitrogen

What impact has the Paris Agreement had on energy intensive industries in the Netherlands and in other parts of Europe? This panel session – moderated by VEMW – will look at the challenges and opportunities to energy intensive industries as they strive to decarbonise their respective businesses, while remaining a key contributor to the economies they operate in.

12:30 - 13:30 60 mins
14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
Afternoon Plenary
The Financiers’ Perspectives on New Energy
  • Ramon van den Dungen - Managing Director Energy Advisory & Lending, ING

“What Future Energy Projects and Industries Will Attract Finance? And What Criteria Do Investors Seek When Making Long-Term Decisions?”

Three influential financiers involved in global energy projects will share their views on the rapidly-evolving investor landscape. How ‘bankable’ are fossil fuel projects vs. renewables, and what do shareholders now look for most in long-term energy-related investments?

14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
Afternoon Plenary
Key Industry Disruptor Keynote
  • David Hill - Commercial Director, Open Energi

“How advanced technology and data-driven insight are reducing costs across the energy value chain”

Technology advances are transforming how energy systems operate and unlocking new opportunities across the energy value chain. Power is shifting to consumers, who are taking control of their energy demand. How will this transformation affect energy market incumbents? And how can your business benefit from the digitalisation of energy?

Open Energi will share case studies from the utility and industrial heating sectors demonstrating how energy tech is helping to radically reduce the cost of delivering and consuming power.

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Afternoon Plenary
Digital Transformation and Energy: Interactive Panel Discussion with ‘Ask the Experts’
  • Moderator Wytse Kaastra - Managing Director for Energy Consumer Services in Europe, Accenture
  • Anne Marie Van Gerwen - Independent Digital Strategy Consultant, Shell
  • Ian Bramson - Global Head Sales, Siemens

“How will Major Developments in Technology, Enhance as well as Disrupt the Power and Energy Industries?”

15:30 - 15:45 15 mins
Afternoon Tea
15:45 - 16:30 45 mins
Afternoon Plenary
Regulatory and Network Roles
  • Moderator Otto Waterlander - Partner, McKinsey
  • Jürgen Grönner - Managing Director, Westnetz
  • Sabine Augustin - Senior Vice President Regulatory Management, Uniper
  • Michel Chatelin - Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Arno Büx - Chief Commercial Officer, Fluxys
  • Dennis Hesseling - Head, Gas Department, ACER

Includes interaction through Twitter Wall, or through or Mentimeter

The shaping of a national energy policy that balances delivery of fairly-priced and reliable energy with cleaner, low-emissions ambition is a tough balancing act to achieve.

In this session, the role that regulation, networks and power distribution play in the energy transition space will be debated for their positives and negatives.  Themes will include:

  • The impacts a high-carbon tax regime has on policy
  • Nuclear-free policies and their energy balance outcomes
  • The anomaly of the “renewable-coal partnership”?  
  • Alternate pathways to 100% carbon-free national energy blueprints

16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
Afternoon Plenary
The Final Word – National Case Study “Sweden – A Success Story for Clean Energy & Holistic National Policies
  • Rémy Kolessar - Director of Research and Innovation, Swedish Energy Agency

Sweden is currently aiming to create a totally CO2-free steel industry, and aiming to make the entire country ‘fossil fuel free’ by 2045. What does it take for a national energy agency to deliver such ambitious, technologically-demanding and far-reaching targets? This fascinating country case study provides a fresh and unique insight into how one nation is driving forward a new energy reality.

17:00 - 17:15 15 mins
Afternoon Plenary
Closing Remarks from the Chairman
  • Otto Waterlander - Partner, McKinsey
18:30 - 20:00 90 mins
Networking Drinks Reception