Set Benchmarks, Inspire Change, Tackle the Energy Transition Head On

Leadership in the Age of Transition

We are in the midst of a dramatic paradigm shift. The world has awoken to climate change; the time for the energy industry to stand up and be counted has arrived. The way in which we produce, distribute and use energy will undergo a radical transformation over the next two decades.

In 2020, Reuters Events: Energy Transition North America united leaders and experts from across the public and private sectors to tackle the Energy Transition head on; to shed light on the defining issue of our time and help energy companies meet a uniquely difficult challenge. The Energy Transition will be a period defined by uncertainty. We can, together, lighten the way forward.

If you’d like to get involved in the 2021 program, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch below to join Reuters Events’ Energy Transition 2021 to drive the transition, inspire change and deliver the net zero energy system of the future.

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Who spoke in 2020?

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Pedro Pizarro President & CEO Edison International

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Gretchen Watkins President Shell Oil Company

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Calvin Butler Jr. CEO Exelon Utilities

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Energy Transition: North America showcases the world’s most senior collection of leaders committed to transition and ready to deliver a sustainable energy future

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Mauricio Gutierrez CEO NRG Energy

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Dr. Fatih Birol Executive Director International Energy Agency

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Tristan Grimbert CEO EDF Renewables

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Francis R. Fannon Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources U.S. Department of State

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David Giordano Global Head – Renewable Power BlackRock

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Andrés Gluski President & CEO AES Corporation

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David Lawler Chairman & President bp America & Chief Executive bpx energy

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Tom Werner CEO & Chairman of the Board SunPower

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Sylvester Turner Mayor City of Houston

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Maria Korsnick President & CEO Nuclear Energy Institute

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Jigar Shah Co-Founder Generate Capital

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U.S. Representative Deb Haaland NM-01 United States Congress

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Key Themes for North America 2020, Setting the ET Business Agenda

Global Leadership

The last two years have seen a remarkable acceleration in government, companies and Institutional finance vowing to align with Paris or achieve net-zero. But who will drive ambition into action and lead through the most transformative period In modern history?

Economy & Innovation

How can we ensure prosperity and protect existing industry whilst facilitating new innovation? The economic imperative behind climate action is clear: how can we decarbonise the global economy; how best can we leverage the economy to help us decarbonise?

Cities & Mobility

Cities and states are at the front-line of the energy transition. Understanding where the nexus of net-zero lies Is key to understanding how it will develop over the next decade. What will be the first mover: Mobility; Cities; State; People?

Legacy & Solutions

As Industry begins to look towards the energy ecosystem of tomorrow, what will happen to the established assets of today? Explore what the future of shale looks like, understand how companies can adopt effective pivot portfolios and deep-dive into the clean energy solutions of both today and tomorrow.

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Six Reasons Why the Reuters Events Energy Transition Summit North America is Unique:

CEO and Board Level News

Gain access to first-hand insights from the industry’s biggest names on what progress has been made and what opportunities lie ahead

All Stakeholders, All Assets, One Place

We cannot succeed in transition alone. Join leaders from across the energy spectrum to tackle the energy transition head on!

Practical Case Studies

The ONLY forum to deep-dive into case studies from phase two new energy infrastructures, including grid electrification, hydrogen, CCS and more!

Industry Driven Agenda

Our bespoke agendas are crafted by industry, for industry with carefully selected themes and discussions to provide a conclusive guide to your net-zero strategy

Reuters Editorial Interviews

Our editorial colleagues are keen to drive debate and will leave live fireside chats onstage with the biggest names in climate politics. Prepare for household names to take to the stage with direction-setting insights and industry leading analysis

1:1 Networking Services

You cannot succeed through transition alone. Join us for 2+ days of bespoke 1-2-1 networking through our matchmaking and meetings services for total interaction

ETS North America: Setting the Energy Transition Business Agenda

Carefully curated and driven by industry CEO’s, the Energy Transition North America will address global leadership through the age of transition and explore what strategies are necessary for the energy sector, our cities and our economies to drive towards net zero. In a period defined by uncertainty we will, together, lighten the way forward.



  • Climate Crisis in the Age of Covid-19: A Catalyst for Recovery? Has Covid-19 fast-tracked the transition and how can we ensure that we build back better?
  • Leadership in the Age of Transition: Are you ready to lead through the most transformative period of modern history?
  • The Transition Economy: How can we decarbonize the global economy; how we leverage economic drivers to help us decarbonize?
  • Break News and Set Benchmarks: Tackle the energy transition head on!  

Plenary – Cities & Mobility


  • A People’s Movement? The role of climate activism within the transition
  • The State At Play: Local politics in a global movement
  • Mobility as the First Mover: Electrification & H2
  • Energy Efficiency: The low-handing fruit of decarbonization?

Plenary – Economy & Innovation


  • Financing the Energy Transition: The $Trillion question
  • Innovation case studies: showcasing solutions
  • The economic imperative
  • Stakeholder Pressure as a driving force



  • Business Model Innovation: Who, When How? Pivot, build partnerships and secure services to capitalize from the $Trillion transition opportunity
  • The Legacy Question: Divestment, Stranded Assets, Peak Oil? In light of the three crises now facing E&P companies, what is the future of the global O&G sector?
  • New Energy Osmosis: Collaboration or Competition? How can we scale sustainability within the energy mix and develop existing technology whilst ensuring continued innovation?
  • The New Energy Ecosystem: move, partner, acquire, compete?  

Plenary – Legacy


  • The Shale Debate and the Future of the Permian
  • CO2 Tunnel Vision: Methane as the Elephant in the Room
  • The International Perspective
  • E&P Pivot Portfolios: Is Divestment Sustainable?

Plenary – Solutions


  • The Future of Profit in an Intensely Crowded Market
  • Carbon Negativity: Crucial Solution or a Pipe Dream?
  • Digitalization meets Energy Transition
  • Second Generation Renewables: H2, CCS, Fusion?

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Global Leaders who Attend Reuters Events: Energy Transition Include:

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Representatives Include:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Chief Digital Officer
  • Chief Ops Officer
  • Asset Owner
  • Chair of the Board
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • President
  • Partner
  • Managing Director
  • New Business
  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Minister for Energy
  • Petroleum Directorate
  • Clean Strategy
  • Net-Zero
  • Senior Advisor
  • Head of

Tech & Digital
  • VP Energy
  • Strategy
  • Bus. Development
  • Energy Transition
  • New Ventures
  • Partnerships
OEM, EPC, Chain
  • C-Suite
  • Strategy
  • Senior BD
  • Decarbonisation
  • EV
  • Technology

The Full Energy Transition Spectrum

Real Decision-makers

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Set Targets, Build Partnerships, Break News

Reuters Events Energy Transition Summit is offering you the opportunity to show leadership through the age of transition and, as an industry, debate how we want our future energy ecosystem to look. Speed and timing will be crucial if you are to stay on the right side of transition.

This is an opportunity for business to provide it’s own answer to COP 26 and establish industry led targets for decarbonisation and Net-Zero. This will rely upon collaboration and understanding between traditional energy sectors as to the both the challenges and opportunities posed by the Energy Transition

If you are an energy company and want to be a part of the solution, make sure you join us!

Announce Targets

Demonstrate your company’s commitment to decarbonisation

Unveil the Latest Tech

Be the first to show-case technology capable of driving transition

Build Partnerships

Collaboration will be key in the age of transition

Learn from 25+ Session and Interact with 40+ Speakers

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