The 2021 Energy Transition Asia Pacific Agenda

Day One: Accessing Energy Transition

Leadership, Collaboration, Resources

* Please note, the event is in Singapore Time (SGT)

11:15am–12:00pm (SGT)

Governance, Policy & Leading the Transition

Collaboration will be key to an effective transition for both companies and countries. Understand how international relationships are being established in APAC, explore the importance of effective policy and governance, and deep-dive into emerging net zero strategies.

Mohamad Irwan Aman Head of Sustainability Sarawak Energy Berhad Director UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei

Nitin Apte CEO Vena Energy

Low Yen Ling Minister of State for Singapore Singapore

Moderator: Dr. Jemma Green Co-Founder and Chairman Powerledger

12:00pm–12:15pm (SGT)

Investing with Impact in Asia

As governments shift their focus towards environmental issues, it becomes a clear driver of financial interests for many companies. How can banks, investors and governments alike provide the necessary funding, without short-term returns?

Pratima Rangarajan CEO OGCI Climate Investments

12:15pm–12:30pm (SGT)

Growing ESG Investment

ESG investments have surged in the APAC region. How is ESG investment taking real action, such as improving transparency, rather than greenwashing?

Axel Thiemann CEO Sonnedix

12:30pm–1:15pm (SGT)

Market Reforms & Encouraging Investment

Can major change occur in capital markets where the original structures remain the same? Understand how market reform will determine and encourage the funding streams key to a sustainable economy. What are the latest green finance initiatives? Where are the opportunities for substantial green investment in Asia?

Esther An Sustainable Business Network Executive Council Member UN ESCAP

Mr. Mukesh Kumar Surana Chairman and MD Hindustan Petroleum

Christina Ng Fixed Income Research and Engagement Leader Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)

Moderator: Gagan Sidhu Director CEEW Centre for Energy Finance

1:15pm–1:30pm (SGT)

Gender Equity in Energy

Women are still underrepresented in the energy industry, and further progress is required. There are three key barriers for the industry to address: the education of women in technology and engineering subjects; the promotion of energy careers for women; and improved policies to support women with families at both company and policy levels. Explore the importance and socioeconomic benefits of equality in the energy industry, and understand how you can progress towards gender equality at a company level.

Megha Pushpendra Lead- Strategic Communication International Solar Alliance

Day Two: Implementing the Transition for APAC

Infrastructure, Technology, Hydrogen

* Please note, the event is in Singapore Time (SGT)

10:45am–11:00am (SGT)

Welcoming Address with Professor Hidetoshi Nishimura, President of ERIA

Welcoming Presentation to Day Two of Energy Transition Asia Pacific 2021, discussing clean energy transition in the ASEAN and East Asia region.

11:00am–12:00pm (SGT)

Infrastructure: Building the Foundation for Net Zero

With renewable capacity set to increase by around 2 terawatts by 2030, energy infrastructure in APAC requires radical transformation, and cost-effectiveness is key. How can energy companies improve efficiency of infrastructure and accelerate the transition through greater interconnectivity, integration, flexibility, and distribution?

Jeff Connolly Chairman and CEO Siemens Australia and the Pacific

Valery Tubbax Chief Financial Officer InterContinental Energy

Raman Kalra Chief Digital Officer ReNew Power

Morris Zhou CEO Maoneng

Marina Hsu Managing Director CI Wind Power Development Taiwan Chairwoman Taiwan Offshore Wind Industry Alliance (TOWIA)

12:00pm–12:15pm (SGT)

Reuters, In Conversation with Chevron

Hear from Chevron on the most pressing issues facing the energy and climate communities today

Mark Nelson EVP Downstream & Chemicals Chevron

12:15pm–12:30pm (SGT)

Equitable Energy Access

Opportunities surrounding the energy transition also provide potential to generate broader socio-economic benefits. Can fossil fuel exporters balance short-term economic gain with long-term greater national wealth? Can the energy transition provide affordable electricity, and reduce poverty and inequality?

Jaideep Mukherji CEO Smart Power India India Lead on Power and Climate Initiatives Rockefeller Foundation

12:30pm–1:15pm (SGT)

Implementing Key Technologies

Developing and delivering new technology at scale will be key to driving the energy transition forward. With smart grids, floating offshore wind, solar, and CCUS offering potential, how can companies assess the best option? How do technology options vary geographically? Should we consider a joined-up approach?

Desmond Godson CEO Asia Biogas

Vipul Tuli South Asia CEO of Sembcorp, and Chairman of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry Sembcorp Energy India Limited

Thomas Baudlot CEO of Energy Solutions APAC & Country Head Southeast Asia ENGIE

Gavin Adda CEO of TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation for Asia TotalEnergies

Moderator: Megha Pushpendra Lead- Strategic Communication International Solar Alliance

1:15pm–1:30pm (SGT)


1:30pm–2:15pm (SGT)

The Power of Hydrogen

Hydrogen has taken centre stage as critical to achieving net zero globally, with estimates suggesting it could account for 18% of global energy needs by 2050. Is this focus merited, and how important will it be for APAC? Explore the roadmap for hydrogen across industrial applications, power generation, electrolyzer systems and storage, and identify where the potential lies to unlock the power of hydrogen for APAC.

Nobuo Tanaka Chairman Innovation Cool Earth Forum (ICEF) former Executive Director IEA

Wen-Bin Qian VP of Business Development APAC Hydrogen Linde

Anton Ferkov Hydrogen Content & Pricing Specialist S&P Global Platts

Phillippe Malbranche Programme Director International Solar Alliance

moderator: Namiko Murayama Group Manager of Energy Storage and Hydrogen thyssenkrupp