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Setting the European Energy Transition Agenda in 2021

Day 1 at Energy Transition Europe 2021

Day One: A Roadmap for Transition, November 22

8:55am – 9:00am (GMT)

Welcome to Reuters Events: Energy Transition 2021

Join us to shed light on the defining issue of our time and tackle the energy transition head on! A welcoming address with live polls and interactivity.

Owen Rolt Head of Energy Transition Reuters Events

9:00am – 9:15am (GMT)

Set the strategy and chart your path to net zero

Climate change is one of the 21st Century’s greatest challenges, we not only need government, but private enterprise and citizens to help meet this challenge. Net Zero it is not an arbitrary number, it’s an essential target to protect our way of life. Understand how a net zero strategy will impact every area of your business and its people, and create value, transform your operations, measure your actions and communicate your progress on the path to net zero

Tim Archer Senior Partner & Strategic Risk Leader for UK & North South Europe Deloitte

9:15am – 10:00am (GMT)

Enabling Action: Business Model Innovation & COP26

Increasingly, voices from across the private and public sectors recognise that achieving actionable and accountable progress at COP26 will be vital if we are to avert the worst effects of climate change. What impact will this have on the energy transition? What business models will emerge? And how can we ensure these new strategies are translated into tangible action?

Daniel Fitzgerald Chief Operating Officer Lundin Energy

Rafael Mateo Chief Executive Officer ACCIONA Energía

Stephen Bull Executive Vice President, Renewables Aker Solutions

10:00am – 10:15am (GMT)

The European Energy Outlook

Explore the energy transition outlook for Europe, and progress being made on the path to delivering a net zero continent by 2050 with an exclusive address by European Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson

Kadri Simson Commissioner for Energy European Commission

10:15am – 10:30am (GMT)

The Market’s Role in Delivering Decarbonisation

Understand the role of market participants, governments and regulators in creating markets for energy transition commodities, including hydrogen, low carbon crude, low carbon gas and guarantees of origin. How can market based pricing and intelligence help facilitate a decarbonised economy?

Alan Hayes Global head of pricing, Energy Transition S&P Global Platts

10:30am – 11:15am (GMT)

Investing in the Future

Whilst the EU is facing a 7-10% post-pandemic downturn, €379 billion/year will be required until 2030 to stay within the 1.5-degree pathway. The Green Deal plan for a sustainable economy has fast evolved into an action plan for recovery. How can we foster more avenues for green finance? How should this money be spent? What would be the cost of failing to achieve these goals?

Barbara Buchner Managing Director Climate Policy Initiative

Miguel Setas Executive Board Member for Sustainability EDP

11:15am – 11:30am (GMT)

Ministerial Address: Denmark in the Race to Zero

Explore the progress made and challenges remaining for Denmark on its path to net zero. What role should countries play in delivering collective climate targets?

Dan Jorgensen Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate Denmark

11:30am – 11:45am (GMT)

Investing to Change Lives

Explore how investment, economics and policy reform can help companies meet their objectives under the Paris Agreement, through an exclusive fireside chat with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Odile Renaud-Basso President European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

moderator: Karin Strohecker Lead Correspondent Emerging Markets Reuters

11:45am – 12:15pm (GMT)


12:15pm – 12:30pm (GMT)

Policy, Regulation, Pricing

What role doe regulation, policy and pricing play within the energy transition? Understand how industry licencing, compliance and enforcement will adapt as countries realign their energy strategies around net zero targets

Jonathan Brearley CEO Ofgem

12:30pm – 1:15pm (GMT)

Green Gigawatts: A Roadmap for the European Hydrogen Economy

In 2020, the European Union announced a strategy to achieve 40 GW of green hydrogen projects by 2030, as the bloc aims to become a leader in the Global Hydrogen economy. Driving unit costs down whilst scaling up innovation will be vital to creating long-term trading platforms. How can we achieve this and what progress has been made on the roadmap to a European Hydrogen economy so far?

David Bryson COO & CSO Uniper

David Burns VP Clean Energy Development Linde

Simon Flowers Chairman, Chief Analyst and author of The Edge Wood Mackenzie

Tomas Malango Director, Hydrogen Repsol

Moderator: Frank Wouters Director EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

1:15pm – 1:30pm (GMT)

Decarbonising Gas

Explore the decarbonisation of gas in Europe, the importance of partnerships, and the projects already underway that hold the potential to deliver clean hydrogen throughout the region.

Marco Alvera Chief Executive Officer Snam

1:30pm – 1:45pm (GMT)

The European Energy Outlook

Reflect on the European Energy outlook and progress from the continent in its plans to deliver net zero. How can intergovernmental organisations supports countries and companies in their transition to a sustainable energy future?

Francesco La Camera Director General IRENA

Day 2 at Energy Transition Europe 2021

Day Two: A Toolkit for Transition, November 23

9:00am – 9:15am (GMT)

Welcome Address: Connecting the Dots

How can we connect the dots for the energy system of the future? Explore the system, services and solutions for delivering clean and affordable power in Europe and around the world.

Frederic Godemel EVP Power Systems & Services Schneider Electric

9:15am – 10:00am (GMT)

New Energy, New Challenges: Electrification, Flexibility, and the Grid

In 2020, for the first time renewables generated more electricity in Europe than fossil fuels. Clean energy is set on an upward trajectory; the sector must continue to adapt to ensure diversified supply. How can we navigate intermittency issues and ensure greater flexibility? What role will colocation play? How can we prepare for the grid of the future, today?

Simone Rossi CEO EDF Energy

Adrian Letts CEO OVO

Hakan Ozmen Executive Vice President Projects Business & CEO Prysmian Powerlink S.r.l. Prysmian Group

Moderator: Alexandre Oliveira Director Oil and Gas – Global Partners in Performance

10:00am – 10:15am (GMT)

Accelerating Energy Transformations with Technology

Explore why the digitalization of Electric Substations is critical to accelerating energy transformations. What solutions and project strategies hold most value and what impact will transformational technology have on the energy transition?

David Holmes General Manager – Energy Dell Technologies

10:15am – 10:30am (GMT)

Today’s Utility of Tomorrow

Explore how utility companies are preparing for a brighter future through open power and the role of integrated utilities in delivering the transition. How can we accelerate electrification and innovation to deliver clean energy for all?

Simone Mori Head of Europe Enel

10:30am – 11:15am (GMT)

Innovation in the Age of Transition

To deliver upon our climate goals amidst ever growing demand, the energy sector must accelerate innovation at scale. This dual challenge will create new opportunities for clean technology finance, development, and deployment. What digital solutions exist? Where do R&D opportunities lie? What companies will lead innovation in the age of transition?

Jannicke Nilsson EVP SSU (Safety, security and sustainability) Equinor

Colette Cohen, CBE Chief Executive Officer Net Zero Technology Centre

Paolo Gallo CEO Italgas

Rod Christie Executive Vice President Baker Hughes

11:15am – 11:30am (GMT)

Reuters News, in Conversation with Drax

Join Reuters News for an exclusive interview with Drax Chief Executive, Will Gardiner, on their transition towards low carbon and the steps being taken today to deliver clean and affordable energy in Europe.

Will Gardiner Chief Executive Officer Drax

moderator: Susanna Twidale Correspondent Reuters

11:30am – 11:45am (GMT)

Delivering Upon the Dual Challenge

How can companies continue to deliver more energy with less carbon? Deep-dive into the navigation of this dual challenge for energy companies across supply-chains, trading, shipping and other areas.

Colin Parfitt VP Midstream Chevron

Moderator: Owen Rolt Head of Energy Transition Reuters Events

11:45am – 12:00pm (GMT)


12:00pm – 12:15pm (GMT)

Scaling Decarbonisation through partnerships

Forging partnerships across industries, sharing knowledge and working toward solutions together, will accelerate innovation and create mutual value for a decarbonized future..

Katharina Beumelburg Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer Schlumberger

12:15pm – 12:30pm (GMT)

Ministerial Address: The UK Industrial and Energy Decarbonisation Roadmap

How can the UK lead in the decarbonisation of industrial and energy sectors? Explore the progress made and challenges remaining as we embark on a crucial decade for climate action

Kwasi Kwarteng MP Secretary of State Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – UK Government

moderator: Shadia Nasralla Energy Correspondent Reuters

12:30pm – 1:15pm (GMT)

Industrial Decarbonisation – The Next Frontier?

Recent EEA data indicated that industrial sector GHG emissions account for more than half of total emissions in Europe. Whilst the energy sector continues to double down on electrification, the industry transition presents new challenges. How can we increase industrial efficiencies? What role will Hydrogen play? How can we deliver deep decarbonisation in Europe?

Philippe Ducom President, Europe ExxonMobil

Anna Borg CEO Vattenfall

Shaun Kenny SVP & President of Bechtel Infrastructure Bechtel

Charles Cessot Senior Vice President Strategy Technip Energies