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: Innovation: The pathway to prosperity
09:00 10:00

Keynote addresses

Hall 4, Block 1
09:00 09:15

Keynote Address Keynote address: Leveraging 5G to drive sustainability and enable innovation in the energy sector

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Khalifa Hassan Alforah Alshamsi

Group Chief Corporate Strategy & Governance Officer, Etisalat

09:15 09:30

Keynote address

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Jesse Moore

Chief Executive Officer, M-Kopa Solar

10:00 11:15

Opening plenary Start-up Energy Transition: The power of the bold

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Bold entrepreneurs are tackling some of the world’s most pressing energy challenges. The winners of this years’ Start up Energy Transition Award illustrate the power of the bold and demonstrate a vision beyond conventions. What are the key characteristics, predictions, and insights of the world’s top energy start-ups and entrepreneurs? What are the new business models, technologies and visions at the forefront of the energy transition?

Moderator

Gina Domang

Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Emerald Technology Ventures

Co-Chair, Innovation & Issues Monitor, World Energy Council

Speakers

Andreas Kuhlmann

Chief Executive , German Energy Agency (DENA)

Divine Nabaweesi

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Divine Bamboo

Jakob Hornbach

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Bodawerk

Marwan Bin Haidar

Executive Vice President of Innovation & The Future, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)

Richard Romanowski

Executive director, Planet Ark Power

Thomas Chrometzka

Chief Strategy Officer, Enapter

11:15 11:45

Break

11:45 13:00

Interactive Sessions

3 Sessions

Pitch perfect: Best of the Start-up Energy Transition (SET)

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SET finalists from across the world will pitch their innovative solutions to a jury who will decide whether their idea is a global game-changer for the energy transition.

Moderator

Jon Dee

Founder and Managing Director, DoSomething Foundation - RE100

Coordinator of RE100 Australia,

Jurors

Charles Vaslet

Partner , Emerald Technology Ventures

Christopher Smith

Managing Director, Energy Innovation Capital

Jose Medardo Cadena Mosquera

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

Julia Padberg

Investment Manager, SET Ventures

Michele Fiorentino

Chief Investment Officer, ADNOC - ABU DHABI NATIONAL OIL COMPANY

Dr. Mike Howard

President and Chief Executive Officer, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Rob Genieser

Partner , Etf Partners

Rodney John Allam

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

Former Partner, 8 Rivers Capital

Rokas Peciulaitis

Managing Partner, Contrarian Ventures

Stephane Villecroze

Managing Partner, Demeter

Faster, better, cheaper: Cross sector collaboration to deliver successful energy transitions

Conference Room A, Block 4

Digitalisation and other developments are blurring sector boundaries. This creates new and unprecedented collaborative opportunities in securing clean, reliable and affordable energy for prosperity. Who is leading and how can new opportunities be realised?

Facilitators

Angela Wilkinson

Senior Director, Scenarios and Business Insights, World Energy Council

Speakers

Aida Sitdikova

Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Jeanne NG

Director, CLP Holdings Limited

Jeroen van Hoof 

Global Leader, Power & Utilities, PwC

Tim Nelson

Executive General Manager, Strategy and Economic Analysis, Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)

Be a CEO for the day: a live simulation game

Hall 4, Block 3

You are the new CEO of an energy company that needs to improve its financial and operational performance. You are faced with several opportunities and challenges regarding digital and innovation. The choices you make will determine if your company is a winner or loser in the market. What are the right investments to make? Which technologies will have the biggest impact? How can you make sure your people have the necessary skills? How will you fast-track the best opportunities? Join us for this interactive EY simulation game.

Speakers

Benoit Laclau

Partner, Global Energy Leader, EY

Fay Shong

Oil and Gas Digital Strategy Leader, Americas, EY

Thierry Mortier

Partner, Global P&U Innovation Leader, EY

11:45 13:00

Parallel Sessions

2 Sessions

Innovation in grids: Future-proofing the power network

Hall 4, Block 1

Grid operators face an uncertain future and greater complexities from multiple disruptive forces, including digital technologies, distributed generation and storage, changing customer demands and new market opportunities. In parallel, regulators are changing requirements, away from reliable, affordable and safe, towards clean, efficient and open access. The speed of disruption and regulatory change varies among markets, creating risk and uncertainty for companies.

Speakers

Carlo Crea

Head of Institutional Affairs, TERNA

Dr. Dirk Biermann

Managing Director , 50hertz Transmission Gmbh

Jonathan Robert Michael Palmer

Partner, PwC Middle East

Dr. Ken Budka

Senior Partner, Verticals , Bell Labs Consulting

Dr. Kenji Yamaji

Director-General, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth

Pavel Livinskiy

Chief Executive Officer & Director General , ROSSETI

Shen Weichun

Deputy Secretary General, China Electricity Council (CEC)

Tobias Falke

Head of Business Development , Envelio

Rethinking innovation ecosystems beyond technology

Conference Room A, Block 5

Innovation comes in many forms: from policy and business models to financing and collaboration. What are the different drivers and catalysts that create the conditions for innovation in energy?

Moderator

Randolph Brazier

Head of Innovation & Development, Energy Networks Association

Speakers

Alexandre Siciliano Esposito

Head of Department, Brazilian Development Bank

Dr. Atul Arya

Chief Energy Strategist, IHS Markit

Jesse Moore

Chief Executive Officer, M-Kopa Solar

Laurence Pikkety

Deputy Chief Executive Officer, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA))

Dr. Leila Benali

Chief Economist, Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)

13:00 14:15

Lunch break

Halls 2 & 3
14:30 15:20

Closing plenary

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Moderator

Dr. Christoph Frei

Secretary General & Chief Executive Officer, World Energy Council

Speakers

Angela Wilkinson

Senior Director, Scenarios and Business Insights, World Energy Council

Gina Domang

Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer, Emerald Technology Ventures

Co-Chair, Innovation & Issues Monitor, World Energy Council

Helima Croft

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

Dr. Mike Howard

President and Chief Executive Officer, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Thomas Chrometzka

Chief Strategy Officer, Enapter

15:20 15:45

Closing plenary Closing ministerial reflections of the week: Energy for prosperity

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Moderator

Dr. Christoph Frei

Secretary General & Chief Executive Officer, World Energy Council

Speakers

H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei

Minister of Energy and Industry, United Arab Emirates

H.E. Alexander Novak

Minister of Energy, Russian Federation

15:45 16:25

Congress closing ceremony

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Closing Remarks

15:45 - 15:50

Speaker

H.E. Dr. Matar Al Neyadi

Undersecretary , Ministry of Energy and Industry

Chairman, World Energy Congress Organising Committee

Future Energy Leaders' Declaration

15:50 - 15:55

Farewell Speech

15:55 - 16:00

Speaker

Younghoon David Kim

Chair, World Energy Council

Inaugural Speech

16:00 - 16:05

Speaker

Jean-Marie Dauger

Co-Chair, World Energy Council

Invitation to the 25th World Energy Congress

16:05 - 16:15 H.E. Dmitry Kozak, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

Presentation and Invitation to the 25th World Energy Congress 2022 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

16:15 - 16:20

Farewell Speech

16:20 - 16:25

Speaker

H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei

Minister of Energy and Industry, United Arab Emirates

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