Congress Programme

09 - 12 September 2019   |   ADNEC
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of The United Arab Emirates
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of The United Arab Emirates

The programme is subject to change. Please check back regularly for updates on sessions and the speakers.

Theme: New visions of energy for prosperity
08:00 09:15

Pre-congress session World Energy Scenarios: Navigating disruptive innovation in the era of prosperity

ICC Fishbowl

The Grand Transition is underway and whilst it is not all about energy, new ways of producing, trading and using energy are emerging and transition pathways are increasingly being driven by developments from beyond the energy system. Here we present a refreshed set of the World Energy Council scenarios: What are their key implications for the energy sector and how can we leverage emerging growth opportunities in a fast shifting landscape of disruptive innovation?


Angela Wilkinson

Senior Director, Scenarios and Business Insights, World Energy Council


Muqsit Ashraf

Global Management Committee, Accenture

Ged Davis

Executive Chair Scenarios, World Energy Council

President & Chief Executive Officer, Forescene SA

Dr. Leonhard Birnbaum

Member of the Management Board, E.ON SE

Chair of the Studies Committee, World Energy Council

09:15 09:45

Beyond Petroleum 2.0

ICC Fishbowl

Since the famous ‘Beyond Petroleum’ campaign by BP almost 20 years ago, global energy markets have witnessed profound shifts in geographies and technologies of supply, uncertain demand, changing consumer attitudes and a global push to reduce emissions. With these developments, the concept has gained new meaning and momentum. What lies ahead for an international oil company? A discussion with Lord Browne of Madingley, Executive Chairman, L1 Energy and former CEO, BP.

Interviewed by

John Defterios

Emerging Markets Editor and Anchor, CNN


Edmund John Phillip Browne

Executive Chairman, L1 Energy

10:00 12:00

Congress inauguration ceremony

ICC Plenary
10:00 10:10

Welcome address

ICC Plenary

H.E. Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, United Arab Emirates

10:10 10:20

Welcome address


Younghoon David Kim, Chair, World Energy Council

10:20 10:40

Keynote Address Capturing opportunity through creative partnership


H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber

Minister of State and Chief Executive Officer, ADNOC - Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

12:00 13:00


13:00 14:00

Global Perspectives The outlook for hydrocarbon economies

ICC Plenary

Hear from world energy leaders of hydrocarbon economies on the complex challenges and opportunities facing their energy futures, the future role of oil and gas in a changing global energy mix, and the global outlook for the hydrocarbon economy.


Dr. Dan Yergin

Vice Chairman, IHS Markit


H.E. Sh. Mohamed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa

Minister of Oil, Bahrain

H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei

Minister of Energy and Industry, United Arab Emirates

H.E. Dan Brouillette

Deputy Secretary, United States Department of Energy

14:00 14:30

Interview HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman Al Saud, Minister of Energy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

ICC Plenary

Helima Croft

Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy, RBC Capital Markets

14:30 15:45

New visions of energy: Succeeding in a context of disruption

ICC Plenary

Achieving a timely, managed energy transition presents an unprecedented challenge. No country, company, city or community can achieve the global energy transition alone or all at once, and connecting across countries, sectors, stakeholders and with more diverse policy shapers is essential. How can we make sense of the global and local developments that are reshaping the future outlook for energy systems everywhere?


John Defterios

Emerging Markets Editor and Anchor, CNN


H.E. Awaidha Al Marar

Chairman, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy

Claudio Descalzi

Chief Executive Officer, ENI

Dr. Fatih Birol

Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Francesco La Camera

Director General, IRENA - International Renewable Energy Agency

Isabelle Kocher

Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE

Patrick Pouyanne

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, TotalEnergies

16:00 17:15

Parallel sessions

7 Sessions

Deep decarbonisation: New strategies for net zero carbon emissions

ICC Fishbowl

The transition in the global economy to reach net zero emissions requires commitment and strong strategic leadership from across the political and business community. How are energy leaders developing and delivering long-term strategies to adapt? How can real deep decarbonisation be achieved without compromising inclusive energy prosperity?


Eithne Treanor

FOUNDER & CEO, E Treanor Media


Brad Page

Chief Executive Officer, Global CCS Institute

Marianne Laigneau

Group Senior Executive Vice President, Electricité de France

Dr. Rainer Seele

Chief Executive Director and Chairman of the Executive Board, OMV Vienna HQ

Rodney John Allam

The 2012 laureate, the International Award Committee member, The Global Energy Prize

Former Partner, 8 Rivers Capital

The role of hydrogen in a sustainable and secure future

Hall 4, Block 2

Hydrogen is a promising energy carrier for reducing carbon emissions in the heavy transport and industrial sectors and providing long-term storage capability to the electricity sector. As an increasing number of countries look towards the green opportunities presented by hydrogen, this session will explore the opportunities and challenges for both producers and consumers – from developing the most viable business models to overcoming technological barriers.


Frank Wouters

Director, EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network


Dr. Alena Fargère

Future Energy Leader, World Energy Council

Economist, Markets & Strategy, Hydrogen Energy World Business Unit, Air Liquide

Dr. Aqil Jamal

Chief Technologist, Carbon Management Research Center, Aramco

Dr. Geert Tjarks

Head of International Cooperation , Nationale Organisation Wasserstoffund Brennstofzellentechnologie

Dr. Linda Wright

Chief Executive, New Zealand Hydrogen Association

Shigeru Muraki

Executive Adviser, Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd

Willi Meixner

Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Power Generation Operations , Siemens

World energy scenarios: New energy narratives

Hall 4, Block 3

Predicting the future global energy picture is increasingly difficult given the impact of various disruptions. This session will emphasize the importance of long-term scenarios and showcase the World Energy Council’s refreshed global scenarios, which focuses on navigating growth opportunities for accelerating a successful energy transition in an era of disruptive innovation.


Dr. Leonhard Birnbaum

Member of the Management Board, E.ON SE

Chair of the Studies Committee, World Energy Council


H.E. Eng. Fatima Alfoora Alshamsi

Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity, Water and Future Energy, Ministry of Energy and Industry United Arab Emirates

CEO, World Energy Congress Organising Committee

H.E. Subhash Chandra Garg

Ministry Of Power, India

Ged Davis

Executive Chair Scenarios, World Energy Council

President & Chief Executive Officer, Forescene SA

Jules Kortenhorst

Chief Executive Officer, Rocky Mountain Institute

Muqsit Ashraf

Global Management Committee, Accenture

Rafael Chaves Santos

Chief Strategy Officer, Petróleo Brasileiro S.a. - Petrobras

Energising the circular economy

Conference Room A, Block 5

As linear consumption reaches its limits, our society must make a fundamental shift from the “take, make, dispose” model to one that “reduces, reuses, recycles” materials. Adopting a circular model is profitable for business and society alike, generating competitiveness and driving sustainable economic growth. The energy industry has a key role in leading this change.


Dr. Leila Benali

Chief Economist, Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)


H.E. Khaled Al Huraimel

Group Chief Executive Officer, Bee'ah

Ahmed Hilal Al Blooshi

Executive Director of Industrial Development Bureau, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

Didier Holleaux

Executive Vice President, ENGIE

Dr. Jason Bordoff

Founding Director - Center on Global Energy and Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs Policy, Columbia University

Peter Godfrey

Managing Director Asia Pacific, Energy Institute

Thomas Hirschi

Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA)

A new dawn for nuclear?


Nuclear technologies remain one of the most divisive subjects in the energy market, with the challenges of capital cost and the perception of risk balanced against energy security, environmental concerns and an integral role in a better strategic energy future mix. This session explores changing perspectives towards nuclear energy’s role in the energy transition and the key players and technological developments shaping its future.


Agneta Rising

Director General, World Nuclear Association


H.E. Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi

Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC)

Gu Jun

President, China National Nuclear Corporation

Dr. Jong-kap Kim

President and Chief Executive Officer, KEPCO Korea Electric Power Corporation

Kirill Komarov

First Deputy Chief Executive Officer , Rosatom

Xavier Ursat

Executive Director, EDF Group

The energy consumer 4.0

Conference Room A, Block 6

Artificial intelligence, augmented reality, dematerialisation and changing mobility needs, shifting demographics and urban/rural patterns, as well as evolving values are changing consumer behaviors and preferences, with potentially profound implications on resource and energy footprints. Energy providers will need to adapt to a new decentralised, decarbonised and digital world if they are to successfully engage the energy consumer 4.0.


H.E. Omar bin Sultan Al Olama

Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Michael Webber

Chief Science and Technology Officer, ENGIE

Megaprojects: Global impact, global implications

Conference Room A, Block 4

Today’s interconnected and energy-hungry world requires infrastructure projects on a scale never seen before, from transcontinental pipelines to global supply chain networks. From Belt and Road to the EDGE initiative, this session analyses the risk/reward balance of these grand scale megaprojects from a global energy market perspective sand looks to where this trend may lead us in the future.


Gulmira Rzayeva

Founder and Managing Director, Eurasia Analytics


Christer Viktorsson

Director General, Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR)

Maria Rita Galli

Executive Vice President Business Development, SNAM

Nasser Al Nasseri

Chief Executive Officer, Barakah One Company

Randy Bell

Director, Atlantic Council

Thomas Leurent

Chief Executive Officer, Akselos

16:00 17:15

Special Session New regional perspectives: The role of gas in the transition to a lower carbon economy in the MENA region

ICC Plenary

Demand for natural gas for power generation and desalination is rising rapidly, forcing several Middle Eastern countries to import LNG at high cost. The recent discovery of a giant gas field by Saudi Arabia, a rush of new gas projects in the UAE, and the emergence of Egypt as a major gas producer may lead to greater gas self-sufficiency. Regional infrastructure integration projects have the potential to dramatically improve energy security.


Helima Croft

Managing Director and Global Head of Commodity Strategy, RBC Capital Markets


H.E. Tarek El Molla

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Arab Republic of Egypt

H.E. Yury Sentyurin

Secretary General, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)

Fatema M. Al Nuaimi

Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) LNG

Gerald Schotman

EVP Joint Ventures, Shell Global Solutions

Majid Jafar

Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Petroleum

Olivier Le Peuch

Chief Executive Officer, SLB

Saji Sam

Partner , Oliver Wyman Group

17:15 17:30


17:30 18:45

Sessions Parallel sessions

7 Sessions

Scaling new heights: Global renewables outlook

Hall 4, Block 1

With the support of digital disruption and technological advances, the role of renewables in the future energy mix is accelerating faster than ever. The pace at which renewable energy uptake is realised is dependent on several factors – from the environmental limitations and costs, to the diversification of investments, regulation and competing developments in fossil fuels.


Dr. William D'haeseleer

Director, Professor, University of Levin Energy Institute

Chair, Belgium Member Committee, World Energy Council


Daniel Schmerler Vainstein

Chair of the Board, Perù Regulatory Agency for Investment in Energy and Mining (OSINERGMIN)

Doug Arent

Deputy Associate Laboratory Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Paddy Padmanathan

President & Chief Executive Officer, ACWA Power

Stefan Dohler

Chief Executive Officer, EWE AG

The age of digitalisation: Reimagining energy systems

Conference Room A, Block 5

The energy system is undergoing a digital transformation. Artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things, big data, blockchain and enabled solutions are revolutionising the way we produce and consume energy. These new technologies will lead to unprecedented levels of efficiency, disintermediation, improved supply chain management and capital allocation effectiveness and enhanced system resilience.


Ana Trbovich

Co-Founder, Grid Singularity; Energy Web Foundation


Alberto Araque

Vice President, Internet of Things and Digital Payments , Etisalat Digital

Alexandre Perra

Group Senior Executive Vice-President, Innovation, Corporate Social Responsibility and Strategy, EDF Group

Anya Nova

Crypto Economist, Power Ledger

Charles Chibambo

Partner, Chief Executive Officer , S.I.T.E Engineering

Beyond batteries: Reinventing energy storage

Hall 4, Block 2

Energy storage is a critical innovative tool for the energy transition, enabling deeper renewables integration and penetration, roll out of off-grid solutions, e-mobility and support system resilience. As technological advances push the boundaries of what’s possible, how will these new solutions transform the system we know it? What are the risks and what scope of collaboration and investment is required to realise the potential?


David Victor

Professor and Director, University of California San Diego


Bruce Smith

Executive Director, Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC)

Dr. Daniel Gnoth

Senior Data Scientist, Powerco

Hassen Bali

Co-Founder, Ion Ventures

Mark Rothleder

Vice President, California ISO

Martin Schichtel

Chief Executive Officer, Kraftblock

Vivien Foster

Chief Economist, Infrastructure Vice-Presidency, World Bank

New technology frontiers

Hall 4, Block 3

Technology is transforming the way we generate, use and store energy, presenting both opportunities and challenges for the grand transition. Pushing these new frontiers requires visionary thinking, crossing national and corporate borders, policy and regulatory environments, investment and ambition gaps. From electrons to molecules, graphene to nanotubes, AI to IoT to blockchain, how will these breakthrough technologies drive the energy transition?


David Rabley

Energy Transition and Sustainability Global Lead for Energy , Accenture


Charlotte Wang

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, EQUOTA

Joanna Hubbard

Chief Executive Officer, Electron

Jonathan Carling

Chief Executive, Tokamak Energy

Omae Takayoshi

Chief Strategist, ITER

Paul Ezekiel

Executive Chairman and CIO, Amp

Robert Armstrong

Director of the MIT Energy Initiative, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Refueling the talent pipeline: The energy professional of the future

Conference Room A, Block 6

As the energy industry evolves alongside the advent of AI, IoT and robotisation, new jobs are being created requiring specialist skill sets and existing jobs are being displaced, resulting in a risk of worker shortages for many job functions. What does the energy professional of the future look like? How can the industry attract and retain the right talent?


Ella Minty

Co-Chair Energy Leadership Platform, Chartered Institute Of Public Relations


Andrea Barber

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Rated Power

Gulnara Bikkulova

Deputy Director General, Rosatom Corporate Academy

Louise Kingham

Chief Executive, Energy Institute

Meera Al Mheiri

Nuclear Safety Inspector, Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR)

Nuno Silva

Technology & Innovation Director, EFACEC Energy

Reshaping the future of mobility

ICC Fishbowl

As the world enters the fourth industrial revolution, the transport and logistics industry is undergoing a major shift in the way it thinks and operates. This session explores the key trends driving this change that have the potential to be hugely disruptive to the industry - from new players and new technologies to user-focused end-to-end service and changing business models.


Eithne Treanor

FOUNDER & CEO, E Treanor Media


Dr. Ayed Al Qahtani

Director, Research Division , OPEC - Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

Benoit Laclau

Partner, Global Energy Leader, EY

Dongwook Kim

Senior Vice President, Hyundai Motor Group

Harj Dhaliwal

Managing Director, Middle East and India, Virgin Hyperloop One

Jim Burkhard

Vice President, IHS Markit

New regional perspectives: Designing attractive energy markets for Latin America and the Caribbean


Latin America and the Caribbean are among the most richly endowed regions in terms of energy sources, but are also facing significant challenges in the energy transition. The design of strong and stable energy markets is critical and needs to address issues including an acceleration of renewable energy, reduction of climate change impacts, and a faster leveraging of innovation opportunities.


Antonio Henrique Silveira

Vice President of Infrastructure, Development Bank of Latin America, CAF

Carlos Pascual

Senior Vice President, Global Energy & International Affairs, IHS Markit

Jorge Leiton Quiroga

Former Vice Minister, Ministry of Energy and Industry United Arab Emirates

Jose Medardo Cadena Mosquera

Director of Integration, Access and Energy Security, Organización Latinoamericana de Energía (OLADE)

Luis Miguel Morelli

President and Chief Executive Officer, National Hydrocarbons Agency Of Colombia

Marcos Bulgheroni

Group Chief Executive Officer, Pan American Energ

Jorge Leiton Quiroga

Former Vice Minister, Ministry of Energy and Industry United Arab Emirates

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