The 2021 Global Energy Transition Agenda


Pre-Event: The Great Global Energy Transition, June 21

1:00pm – 1:00pm (BST)

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Join Reuters Events: Energy Transition community for a day of stand-alone webcasts and live interviews, exploring the macro trends driving the transition and addressing the critical challenges remaining.

Discussions Include:

  • “Fix the Fixture”: Delivering net-zero through the great global energy transition
  • Geopolitics in Transition: Climate advocacy, policy, and collaboration
  • Technology & Innovation – Turning the Dial of Decarbonisation

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Day One: Energy & Net Zero, June 22

Direction setting debate and dialogue, defining the future of our energy system.

10:50am – 11:00am (BST)

Welcome to “Energy & Net Zero” at Reuters Events: Global 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

11:00am – 11:15am (BST)

Leading the Energy Transition

What is needed to deliver on net zero? Understand the role of low emission oil and gas portfolios, the importance of accelerating renewables, and developing low carbon technologies to help power the future!

Anders Opedal President & Chief Executive Officer Equinor

11:15am – 12:00pm (BST)

Leadership, Action & Delivering Zero

Is enough being done to drive towards a low-carbon future? What does true leadership look like within the transition? How can we move from ambition to action

Mads Nipper CEO & Group President Ørsted

Markus Krebber Chief Executive Officer RWE AG

Frédéric Godemel EVP, Power Systems & Services Schneider Electric

Tom Delay Chief Executive Carbon Trust

Moderator: Denmon Sigler Partner Baker & McKenzie LLP

12:00pm – 12:15pm (BST)

Connecting the Dots of the Future

The success of the transition hinges upon the sector’s ability to connect increasingly diversified energy sources. How can we connect the dots of the grid of the future?

Frédéric Godemel EVP, Power Systems & Services Schneider Electric

12:15pm – 12:45pm (BST)

Reuters News, in conversation with Bernard Looney

An exclusive interview with bp’s Chief Executive Officer, led by Reuters News.

*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters Editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.

Bernard Looney Chief Executive Officer bp

Chair: Ron Bousso Energy Correspondent Reuters

12:45pm – 1:00pm (BST)

Two out of Three Won’t Do

Successfully navigating the Energy Transition will mean balancing policy objectives with economic reality and the laws of physics. How can this be achieved?

Peter Parry Chairman, Energy and Natural Resources practice, Milan Bain & Company

Joe Scalise Partner, San Francisco Bain & Company

1:00pm – 1:30pm (BST)

Name Your Price

How can we succeed in this growing quest for consensus? Is this the most effective regulatory mechanism? Is collaboration realistic in light of varying national apathy and outcome?

Lord Adair Turner Chair Energy Transition Commission

Joana Freitas Executive Board Member EDP Produção

Kentaro Kawamori CEO & Co-Founder Persefoni

Moderator: Alan Carnrite Founder & CEO The Carnrite Group

1:30pm – 1:45pm (BST)

Faster Decarbonisation? A European Approach

With Europe’s ambitious climate goals, isolated solutions and policy frameworks won’t get the continent far enough. Hear how partnering across borders and technologies can not only tackle Europe’s historical challenges, but open up new opportunities in driving energy transition.

Markus Rauramo CEO Fortum

1:45pm – 1:55pm (BST)

Break

1:55pm – 2:10pm (BST)

It Starts with Power: Climate Action and Sustainable Development

Access to affordable, reliable, flexible and sustainable power is a human right and fundamental to sustainable development. When it comes to climate action, it all starts with power and we must dramatically move the needle every single day with the technologies we have to collectively win this global challenge.

Scott Strazik Chief Executive Officer GE Gas Power

2:10pm – 2:30pm (BST)

Reuters News, in Conversation with Dr. Fatih Birol

Following the release of the IEA’s Net Zero by 2050 Report, Reuters News sit down with Executive Director Fatih Birol for an exclusive fireside chat

*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters Editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.

Dr. Fatih Birol Executive Director International Energy Agency

2:30pm – 3:15pm (BST)

Decentralising Energy

How can we adapt to diversified supply, how will the new energy revolution vary internationally, and what technologies will provide the fuel for a low-carbon future?

Pedro Pizarro President & Chief Executive Officer Edison International

Sabine Erlinghagen Chief Executive Officer Siemens Smart Infrastructure Digital Grid

Agustin Delgado Chief Innovation and Sustainability Officer Iberdrola

Moderator: Stanley Porter Global Power Utilities and Renewables Leader Deloitte

3:15pm – 3:30pm (BST)

Redefining Success in the Energy Transition

Reducing emissions over fuel sources will be key to redefining success in the energy transition

Lorenzo Simonelli Chairman, President & CEO Baker Hughes

3:30pm – 3:45pm (BST)

Reuters News, In Conversation with Claudio Descalzi

An exclusive interview with Eni’s Chief Executive Officer, led by Reuters News

*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters Editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.

Claudio Descalzi Chief Executive Officer Eni

Chair: Simon Webb Editor, Commodities & Energy Reuters

Chair: Stephen Jewkes Senior Correspondent Reuters

3:45pm – 4:00pm (BST)

Achieving net-zero: the art of the possible

Understanding the importance of collaboration towards a low-carbon future

Arnaud Pieton Chief Executive Officer Technip Energies

Debate, Discuss, Decide!

*The following sessions are reserved for full access pass holders only!

4:00pm – 4:30pm (BST)

Live Speaker Green Room

Have your say! Join us for an interactive Q&A session with some of our keynote speakers from Day one.

4:30pm – 5:15pm (BST)

Roundtable: Cities in Transition, with Carbon Trust

Join expert analysts from Carbon Trust, as we explore the impact of transition on cities and the build environment – spaces are limited, so be sure to sign up on the event platform!

Day Two: Energy & Society, June 23

Direction setting debate and dialogue, exploring the impact of transition on global societal structures

10:55am – 11:00am (BST)

Welcome to “Energy & Society”, at Reuters Events Global Energy Transition 2021

How is the transition affecting people and society, our cities, built environment and mobility? A welcoming address with live polls and interactivity.

Owen Rolt Head of Energy Transition Reuters Events

11:00am – 11:15am (BST)

Open Power for a Brighter Future

An opening keynote address, delivered by Enel’s Group CEO and MD, Francesco Starace as they set out a vision of Open Power for a brighter future.

Francesco Starace Chief Executive Officer & General Manager Enel Group

11:15am – 12:00pm (BST)

The Climate Front-Line: Cities and the Built Environment

What role will cities and local governments play in the transition, and how can local collaboration, innovation and experience benefit the transition globally?

Yann Fromont President T&D Europe

Jorge Barredo Renewables, New Business and Innovation Managing Director Naturgy Energy Group

Rodolfo Lacy Director, Environment Directorate Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Moderator: Bukky Bird Group Sustainability Director Barratt Developments

12:00pm – 12:15pm (BST)

Total Transformation – Information Technology in the Energy Transition

According to the International Energy Authority, Reaching net zero by 2050, “requires nothing short of a total transformation of the energy systems that underpin our economies.” This presentation will consider the role of information technology in this transformation and look at the different approaches in developing and deploying the solutions that will be required.

David Holmes Chief Technology Officer – Energy Dell Technologies

12:15pm – 12:30pm (BST)

Reuters News, In Conversation with Anne-Marie Trevelyan

An exclusive fireside chat with UK international Champion of Adaptation and Resilience for COP 26 & Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth

*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters Editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan UK International Champion of Adaptation and Resilience for the COP 26 Presidency Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth

Moderator: Shadia Nasralla Correspondent Reuters

12:30pm – 1:15pm (BST)

Keep it Moving: Transport, Mobility & Trade

How can we keep our society moving? Explore net zero fuel, aviation, freight, and shipping, to deliver a sustainable, low-carbon and efficient transport ecosystem.

Carlos Maurer EVP, Sectors & Decarbonisation, and EVP Global Commercial Shell

Andreas Opfermann Executive Vice President, Clean Energy Linde

Kelly Simms Gallagher Academic Dean The Fletcher School Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy Director, Climate Policy Lab and Co-Director CIERP

Moderator: Dr. Arunabha Ghosh Chief Executive Officer Council on Energy, Environment and Water

1:15pm – 1:30pm (BST)

Investing in Innovation: LNG in Transition

What role will low cost LNG play as a crucial transition fuel? How can we create cost and carbon effective gas through innovation, support renewable roll-out, and drive the transition forward?

Michael Sabel Chief Executive Officer Venture Global LNG

Moderator: Owen Rolt Head of Energy Transition Reuters Events

1:30pm – 1:45pm (BST)

Reuters News, In Conversation with Minister Fu

An exclusive fireside chat with Grace Fu, Singapore’s minister for Sustainability and Environment

*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters Editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.

Grace Fu Minister for Sustainability & Environment Singapore

Moderator: Joe Brock Special Correspondent, Southeast Asia Reuters

1:45pm – 2:00pm (BST)

Break

2:00pm – 2:15pm (BST)

Purposeful Investment

Achieving the energy transition requires considerate, purposeful investment that matches societal need with industrial ingenuity, science, and technology that is in both the public and private sectors interests. Understand the importance of new ways of thinking and working in the energy sector and the built environment.

Robin Watson CBE Chief Executive Wood

2:15pm – 2:30pm (BST)

Reuters News, In Conversation with Lynn Good

An exclusive interview with Duke Energy’s Chief Executive Officer, led by Reuters News

*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters Editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.

Lynn Good Chief Executive Officer Duke Energy

Chair: Rich Valdmanis Editor, U.S. Energy & Environment Reuters

2:30pm – 3:15pm (BST)

People, Progress, and a Just Transition

How can we place people at the epicentre of climate progress, provide jobs and opportunities in clean industry and drive toward an inclusive energy future?

Kareen Boutonnat CEO Europe & International Lightsource bp

Michelle Fay Partner – Energy, Sustainability, and Infrastructure Guidehouse

Miguel Setas Executive Board Member for Sustainability EDP

Moderator: Pete Sparber Chief Human Resources Officer Infor

3:15pm – 3:30pm (BST)

Energy, Equity and a Just Transition

As we build a cleaner-powered future, we must do so in a way that includes under-served and under-resourced communities in technological progress.

Calvin Butler Jr. Chief Executive Officer Exelon Utilities

3:30pm – 3:45pm (BST)

Reuters News, In Conversation with Simone Rossi

An exclusive interview with EDF Energy’s Chief Executive Officer, led by Reuters News

*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters Editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.

Simone Rossi Chief Executive Officer EDF

Moderator: Christian Lowe Bureau Chief, Paris Reuters

3:45pm – 4:00pm (BST)

Corporate Activism in a Low-Carbon World

An effective transition will require collective action from all areas of business. How can corporates deliver a reduction on all emission scopes and drive toward a low carbon future?

Mark Campanale Founder & Executive Chair Carbon Tracker

Moderator: Owen Rolt Head of Energy Transition Reuters Events

4:00pm – 4:15pm (BST)

Reuters News, In Conversation with Minister Mesa

An exclusive fireside chat with Colombian Minister for Energy & Mines

*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters Editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.

Diego Mesa Minister for Energy & Mines Colombia

Moderator: Marianna Parraga Energy Correspondent Latam Reuters

Debate, Discuss, Decide!

*The following sessions are reserved for full access pass holders only!

4:00pm – 4:15pm (BST)

Live Speaker Green Room

Have your say! Join us for an interactive Q&A session with some of our keynote speakers from Day two.

9:30am – 10:15am (BST)

Roundtable: Women Leading the Global Energy Transition

Join an exclusive and dynamic dialogue on the challenges and barriers, the lessons learnt but most of all, the success stories of women leaders in the energy transition featuring an exclusive Impulse Statement from Christine Lins, Executive Director, at GWNET

4:30pm – 5:15pm (BST)

Roundtable: The United Nations Development Program

The agenda and speakers for this interactive session will be released soon to full access pass holders.

Day Three: Energy & Industry, June 24

Direction setting debate and dialogue, exploring the associated industry and business transitions.

11:00am – 11:15am (BST)

Planning for a future we can’t predict: why technology is a key to the energy transition

Peter Terwiesch President ABB Process Automation

11:15am – 12:00pm (BST)

Deep Decarbonisation and the Industry Transition

How can we ensure deep decarbonisation in hard to abate sectors, create carbon-free industrial clusters and reset the balance on global carbon output?

The Rt Hon The Lord Barker of Battle Executive Chairman En+

Luis Cabra Executive Managing Director of Energy Transition, Sustainability, and Technology & Deputy CEO Repsol

Dr. Matthew Harwood Senior Vice President of Strategy, Sustainability and Risk Management McDermott

Moderator: Andrew Swart Global Mining & Metals Leader Deloitte

12:00pm – 12:15pm (BST)

Reuters News, In Conversation with Ignacio Galan

An exclusive interview with Iberdrola’s Chief Executive Officer, led by Reuters News

*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters Editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.

Ignacio Galán Chairman and CEO Iberdrola

Moderator: Veronica Brown EMEA Commodities Editor Reuters

Moderator: Isla Binnie Correspondent Reuters

12:15pm – 12:30pm (BST)

A new paradigm for delivery: Closing the gap between net zero ambition and reality

To achieve net-zero we need to reimagine how we approach the delivery of complex projects. It won’t be enough to incrementally improve traditional processes. We need to change the processes themselves.

Chris Ashton Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Worley

12:30pm – 1:15pm (BST)

Unlocking the Global Hydrogen Economy

Hydrogen is increasingly regarded as the key to enabling the transition. But how to we unlock it’s potential, drive costs down and realise a true global hydrogen economy?

Marcelino Oreja Chief Executive Officer Enagas

Daryl Wilson Executive Director Hydrogen Council

Dr. Hitoshi Kaguchi EVP & Chief Strategy Officer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Moderator: Sharelynn Moore Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer Bloom Energy

1:15pm – 1:30pm (BST)

Scale and Speed: The Transformative NEOM Project for Carbon-free Hydrogen

An exclusive fireside chat with Air Products’ Chairman, President and CEO about hydrogen leadership and the NEOM project, providing carbon-free hydrogen to power buses and trucks around the world by 2025.

Seifi Ghasemi Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Air Products

Moderator: Owen Rolt Head of Energy Transition Reuters Events

1:30pm – 1:45pm (BST)

Reuters News, In Conversation with Tina Bru

An exclusive fireside chat with Norwegian minister for Petroleum and Energy, led by Reuters News

*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters Editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.

Tina Bru Minister for Petroleum and Energy Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Norway

Moderator: Gwladys Fouche Oslo Bureau Chief Reuters

1:45pm – 2:00pm (BST)

Break

2:00pm – 2:15pm (BST)

How Digital Automation is Accelerating Sustainability Progress

The Netzero 2050 target provides a powerful vision for Sustainability. But measurable progress can start today. Emerson Chief Sustainability Officer Mike Train shares observations of practical ways the energy transition can bring near-term sustainability benefits while building for long term transformation.

Mike Tran Chief Sustainability Officer Emerson

2:15pm – 2:30pm (BST)

Balancing the Dual Challenge: Returns, Risk & Carbon

A wide-ranging discussion with Chevron’s Chief Financial Officer, exploring the importance of E, S and G factors, technology, and the energy transition dual challenge

Pierre Breber VP & Chief Financial Officer Chevron

Chair: Owen Rolt Head of Energy Transition Reuters Events

2:30pm – 3:15pm (BST)

The Economics of Transition: Recovery, Reengagement and Realignment

How can we leverage the global economy to decarbonise; how can we leverage this decarbonisation to bolster the global economy?

Mark Florian Head of Global Energy & Power BlackRock

Pooja Goyal Head of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Carlyle Group

Mark Lacey Head of Global Resource Equities, Global Thematics Schroders

Allan Baker Global Head of Power Advisory & Project Finance Societe Generale

Moderator: Scott Greer Partner King & Spalding

3:15pm – 3:30pm (BST)

Leading the way: Delivering Net Zero in South America

Exclusive insights from Ecopetrol’s chief executive, who recently made the leading Colombian Operator the first in South America to commit to net zero.

Felipe Bayón Chief Executive Officer Ecopetrol Group

3:30pm – 3:45pm (BST)

Decline, Fall, Transition

Exclusive insights from Carbon Tracker’s high level research into energy transition, exploring the size and vulnerability of the fossil fuel system

Kingsmill Bond Energy Strategist Carbon Tracker

3:45pm – 4:00pm (BST)

The World Bank RISE Index – Sustaining the Momentum on Sustainable Energy Policy

Understand the methodology behind RISE, the World Bank’s global index which assesses countries’ policy and regulatory support for each of the four pillars of sustainable energy (SDG7)—access to electricity, access to clean cooking, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.

Vivien Foster Chief Economist for the Infrastructure Vice-Presidency World Bank

4:00pm – 4:15pm (BST)

Reuters News, In Conversation with Minister Kurtyka

An exclusive fireside chat with Minister Kurtyka, Polish Minister for Climate and Environment and former COP24 President

*Please note: This interview is conducted by Reuters Editorial, which operates independently from the Reuters commercial operations. Reuters journalists have the sole right to determine who they interview and the questions they ask, with no regard to sponsorship and in keeping with the Trust Principles of integrity, independence, and freedom from bias.

Michal Kurtyka Minister for Climate & Environment Ministry for Climate & Environment, Poland

Moderator: Agnieska Barteczko Correspondent Reuters

Moderator: Justyna Pawlak Bureau Chief for Central Europe and Nordics Reuters

Debate, Discuss, Decide!

*The following sessions are reserved for full access pass holders only!

4:00pm – 4:15pm (BST)

Live Speaker Green Room

Have your say! Join us for an interactive Q&A session with some of our keynote speakers from Day three.

9:30am – 10:30am (BST)

Roundtable: How can multilateral cooperation accelerate a global hydrogen economy?

Whilst more than 15 countries have already developed Hydrogen roadmaps, approaches vary significantly. These disconnected approaches may contribute to a market failure through scale, supply chain and geopolitical challenges. Join the Council of Energy Environment and Water as we explore the potential avenues that governments, industry and non-state actors should use to define a coordinated multilateral approach to scale up a global hydrogen economy.

4:30pm – 5:30pm (BST)

Roundtable: The Net Zero North Sea Vision

The UK offshore energy sector has reached a pivotal moment. We are at a threshold when the experience and expertise forged over the last 50 years must be used in partnership with transformational low-carbon technologies to meet the challenges – and grasp the opportunities – presented by the UK’s commitment to net zero. An integrated net zero energy system can deliver the commitments of the Paris Agreement and create a sector with technology, skills, services and an innovative ecosystem which will be a global leader and exporter in the net zero economy.

Day Four: Climate Collaboration, June 25

11:00am – 11:15am (BST)

We cannot succeed in transition alone, and global challenges require global solutions. Join us to forge partnerships, collaborate and deliver a net zero future

Day 5 will host a series of invite-only Chatham House Rule workshops and roundtables to drive collaboration and action through the age of transition.

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