ESCP Europe’s Energy Management students’ international seminar in Washington, DC & Houston, TX took place from 19 - 24th June. This annual study trip was co-organised with the Research Centre for Energy Management and Energy Stream CMG.
Our MSc in Energy Management students and Executive Master in Energy Management participants gained a deep understanding of the American energy industry from a series of lectures and workshops delivered by top industry leaders. The trip included visits to: University Club of Washington, D.C., U.S. House of Representatives, Ocean Star Offshore Energy Center and San Jacinto Battleground State Historic State Site.
We are delighted to announce that ESCP Europe Business School and its Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) will be taking part as a Supporting Partners at this year’s FT Digital Energy Summit event taking place on 19th September at the Etc Venues St Paul’s. The School and Centre will be represented by its Faculty and staff members.
Digital transformation is shaping business models across the energy sector. Digital transformation strategies must be driven from the top and delivering an optimum digital experience is critical. People, processes and technologies should be aligned to build capability and enable transformation across the business. Energy companies need to know how digital tools and platforms can help them engage with customers and employees - particularly millennials, provide value-added interactive services, drive efficiency, and lower costs.
The 2nd HAEE Energy Conference was held from 18th - 12th May, 2017 at the Chandris Metropolitan hotel in Athens. The event was organised by the Hellenic Association for Energy Economics - HAEE (Greek affiliate of the IAEE - The International Association for Energy Economics) with the support of the RCEM and ESCP Europe Business School.
We are delighted to announce that the 2017 ESCP Europe Electric Vehicle Road Trip will include a Series of E-Mobility conferences and roundtable discussions in major European cities (London, Madrid, Turin, Berlin and Paris).
These exciting debates - organised by Global EVRT with the support of ESCP Europe, its Research Centre for Energy Management and the ESCP Europe Energy Society - will not only address highly prominent issues for aspiring sustainable cities and living, but also explore the future of clean transportation and mobility, sustainable living, technology showcases and innovation, the economics of EVs, and building the business case to accelerate EV adoption.
Young talent from prestigious universities met at the ESCP Europe's London Campus on 24th & 25th February to participate in the 2017 Energy Trading Challenge.
105 students from ESCP Europe Business School, London Business School, Imperial College London, University of Sussex, University of Birmingham, IFP School, London School of Economics and Political Science and Toulouse 1 Capitole University were awarded for their participation, and the top three teams were announced at the end of the second day.
Students from the MSc in Energy Management programme at ESCP Europe Business School will join key energy industry figures, international media, alumni and School faculty on a two-week European road trip to support the acceleration of electric-vehicle adoption and a transition to a sustainable, low-carbon future.
A fleet of electric vehicles will transport hundreds of participants across 6,500kms using the latest clean technologies- without compromising on comfort or performance.
Wednesday 1st February
With the final day of the Emirates EVRT starting, everyone was in agreement that it had been an amazing experience, a unique opportunity to learn about electric vehicles, and a privilege to open charging stations at key locations in the UAE.
Our first stop of Day 4 was in Dubai Motor City, where the cars had a special photoshoot, and then we moved on to the Sustainable City for our conference. We were greeted by a large crowd, including members of the local community and a range of media outlets. They were keen to try the EVs for themselves and learn more about the benefits of owning one, as well as asking plenty of questions about the Emirates EVRT.
Tuesday 31st January
It was officially declared open by ENGIE, one of the main sponsors of the EVRT, and Wiebe Walker from the Plug Me In project. Wiebe joined the Emirates EVRT during his own road trip, in which he was driving all the way from the Netherlands to Australia by electric vehicle.
The Emirates Global EVRT team had an early start at the Marjan Island Resort & Spa in Ras al-Khaimah, with planning for the day taking place before breakfast. Many took extra time to investigate the range of electric bikes on display around the hotel.
Upon departure from the hotel, we headed straight to Jabel Jais, the highest peak in the UAE. With an elevation of 1,892m, this rocky mountain sits on the border with Oman (where it actually reaches even higher with an elevation of 1,911m) and, with its dramatic scenery, helps provide one of the best driving roads in the UAE.
What is it like to work on the trading floor of the most active energy markets? What are the key insights needed to trade competitively in oil and gas?
Energy supplies become an ever-more valuable commodity due to strong competition for safe and affordable sources, making energy trading a complex challenge. However, this sector also offers a great opportunity for young talent looking to make an impact.
A life-changing opportunity and major career boost: that is the promise of ESCP Europe's Energy Society in London upon launching the Energy Trading Challenge. Taking place on 24th and 25th February at ESCP Europe Business School’s London campus, the event is organised by MSc in Energy Management (MEM) students with the support of Smart Global, ESCP Europe, and the ESCP Europe Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM).
On Saturday, 29th January 2017, the Emirates Electric Vehicle Road Trip was officially launched in style in Dubai.
Having supported the Global EVRT project since its inception in 2015 by students on the MSc in Energy Management programme (who formed the ESCP Europe Energy Society), ESCP Europe is delighted to act as sponsor and strategic knowledge partner for the first edition of the Emirates EVRT.
Three members of the School's community - Prof. Simon Mercado, Director of the London campus; Prof. Kostas Andriosopoulos, Academic Director of ESCP Europe's Energy Management programmes; and Emily Centeno, Head of Marketing & Admissions at the London campus - are taking part in this groundbreaking event.
ESCP Europe Business School and its Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) are committed to speeding up the global movement towards a low-carbon economy. Hence we will be supporting the launch of the first Electrical Vehicle Road Tour (EVRT) in the Middle East, organised by Ben Pullen, Founder and CEO of Global EVRT and MSc in Energy Management Alumnus. We are very proud to support this project and Ben's vision to accelerate both the adoption of electric vehicles and the transition to a lower carbon economy.
The Emirates EVRT 2017 takes place from 29th January to 1st February and will see 10 electric cars drive around the whole of the UAE with fun and educational events along the way. As a sign of appreciation and gratitude for all your constant support, we are happy to announce that we are offering for free one place to two of our corporate partners, allowing each person to experience half the tour.
Following the success of 2016’s European edition, the Global Electric Vehicle Road Trip will be hitting the road this month for its first journey in the UAE.
A fleet of 10 luxury electric vehicles will begin a 700km route on 29th January 2017, reaching its final destination on 1st February. The trip will showcase the best of electric vehicle technology as well as the region’s clean-tech innovations.
The Global EVRT is the brainchild of ESCP Europe Business School alumnus, Ben Pullen. Ben is a proud graduate of the MSc in Energy Management programme, an 18-month Master studied at the School’s London and Paris locations. It incorporates an International Seminar, Master thesis and a period of professional internship.
We are delighted to announce that ESCP Europe Business School and its Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) will be taking part as Knowledge Partner at the 1st Emirates EVRT organised by Ben Pullen, Founder of the Global EVRT and MSc in Energy Management (MEM) Alumnus.
Taking place from 29th January until 1st February, the event will bring together government officials, leading academics, industry’s practitioners and general public to discuss the latest on sustainable transport, green tech, renewables and the development of the electric vehicle market in the UAE. It will also celebrate the government's vision and initiatives to boost a greener future.
MEC International Ltd hosted an afternoon discussion on "The Future of Greece" under the Chairmanship of Lord Lothian at the House of Lords in London on 16th November, 2016.
Expert speakers included:
Mr. Harry Theoharis, MP, Former Greek Treasury Minister
Dr. Dimitri Tsomocos, University of Oxford, Professor of Financial Economics
Mr. Michael Parker, Citibank, Global Industry Head for the Shipping
Prof. Dr Kostas Andriosopoulos, Executive Director of ESCP Europe's Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) has been invited to participate at the discussion on "The Future of Greece" organised by the MEC International Ltd. This though-provoking debate will take place on 16th November 2016 at the House of Lords and will be chaired by Lord Lothian.
Mr Harry Theoharis, MP, Former Greek Treasury Minister
Dr Dimitri Tsomocos, University of Oxford, Professor of Financial Economics
Mr Michael Parker, Citibank, Global Industry Head for the Shipping
ESCP Europe and the Research Centre for Energy Management are proud to announce that were the official supporters of the 4th Greek-Russian Social Forum. The event was jointly organised by the Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (HAEE), Pommel Holdings Inc, under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic and the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Greece.
This international forum focused on the energy relations and cooperation between Greece and Russia. The event took place at the Zappeion Hall in Athens on 2nd November and was part of the official programme of the “Russia-Greece Year of Friendship 2016”.
Crude prices have dropped notably in recent years and the effects are being felt worldwide. Falling prices and geopolitical tensions are some of the most critical challenges confronted by the industry. Over the last decade two key trends have surged: shale oil wells emerging across the US and demand for oil in the East soaring.
"The ESCP Europe community is committed to speeding up the global movement towards a low-carbon economy. We have a responsibility to help prevent run-away climate change.”
We are thrilled to announce the third edition of the Electric Vehicle Tour of Europe organised by ESCP Europe’s Energy Society, MSc in Energy Management students, Alumni, and the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM).
ESCP Europe Business School Associate Professor & Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) Executive Director Dr Kostas Andriosopoulos and Energy Delta Institute (EDI) President Marcel Kramer signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 3rd October on the sidelines of the 6th St. Petersburg Gas Forum.
The purpose of the MoU is to develop further joint aims in academic excellence by delivering world-class training programmes that respond to the current challenges faced by the industry and expand the international network of energy experts through events and networking opportunities.
ESCP Europe and its Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) are pleased to announce that our fourth cohort of MSc in Energy Management students elected the board members of the School’s Energy Society on 30th September, 2016.
The Board provides leadership for carrying out the Society’s activities and engage ESCP Europe students in industry related events, maximise networking opportunities and help them develop professional skills through a range of activities:
On 21st September ESCP Europe Business School and its Research Centre for Energy Management welcomed the 2016 cohort of students onto the unique and innovative MSc in Energy Management (MEM) and Executive Master in Energy Management (EMEM) to the London campus.
40 postgraduate students from 18 nationalities – heard from the Director of ESCP Europe’s London campus, Prof. Dr. Simon Mercado who shared the School’s vision and culture, and announced the start of the programmes at the School’s London Campus.
We are delighted to share that ESCP Europe Professor Kostas Andriosopoulos, RCEM International Research Associates Kenichi Matsumoto and Michael Doumpos won the Best Poster Award at the 11th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems - SDEWES.
The event took place on 4th-9th September, 2016 in Lisbon. This year conference was dedicated to the improvement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development by de-coupling growth from natural resources and replacing them with knowledge based economy, taking into account its economic, environmental and social pillars.
Prof. Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, Academic Director of ESCP Europe's MSc in Energy Management (MEM) and Executive Master in Energy Management (EMEM), has been invited to speak at the LNG Global Congress.
The event is organised by Informa and will take place at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel on 20th - 23th September, 2016. The Congress attracts the world’s leading LNG professionals from upstream, midstream and downstream.
The Energy Business from the Producer Perspective
The energy industry represents one of the most amazing, dynamic, but also unpredictable sectors across the world. The business of oil & gas has become more and more complex, making energy management crucial. Today's energy leaders need to successfully do business in an era of low prices.
ESCP Europe Business School and the RCEM are enhancing the integration of managerial skills and global expertise in order to assist international organisations and energy professionals in finding solutions to the challenges of the 21st century.
The conference will take place from 28th – 31st August 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The event will focus on energy economic issues of the Caspian region.
Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, Executive Director of ESCP Europe's Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM), has been invited to speak at the session on "Regional Energy Security" scheduled on 30th August, 2016.
ESCP Europe’s Executive Master in Energy Management participants’ international seminar in Washington, DC & Houston, TX took place from 30th May – 4th June. This annual study trip was co-organised with the Research Centre for Energy Management and Energy Stream CMG
Our students gained a deep udnerstanding of the American energy industry from a series of lectures and workshops delivered by top American energy leaders. The trip included visits to: Halliburton, Independent Petroleum Association of America, Americans For Tax Reform, University Club, US Energy Stream, EnerVest, GE Oil & Gas, HBW Resources LLC, Cheniere Liquefaction Plant Sabine Pass, and the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum in Houston, TX.
ESCP Europe Business School and its Research Centre for Energy Management would like to announce that the application process for the September 2016 intake of the MSc in Energy Management will remain open due to a large number of submission applications.
Next admission deadlines (only EU candidates):
We are always happy to hear from Alumni of ESCP Europe and to catch up on their accomplishments. As such, we would like to congratulate Panagiotis Mavroeidis - Kamperis, Energy Commodities Analyst at Bloomberg LP and MSc in Energy Management (MEM) Alumnus, for being selected as one of 28 candidates out over 50O applicants to speak at the “Youth Day: Dialogue of Generations” part of the 6th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum.
Taking place on 4th – 7th October, 2016 at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre, the event will bring together representatives of the industry's business elite and best students from different universities and leading business schools to identify new vectors of the gas industry development and the career opportunities for talented young people.
Renewables & Non-renewables energy resources
Climate change represents a major challenge for the energy industry; consequences can be seen worldwide and immediate action is needed. Management skills and innovation are vital to overcome the current challenges in the industry.
How can gas be the bridge to a renewable energy future?
Energy is pivotal to the address of some of the most pressing global issues. The industry represents one of the most amazing, dynamic, but also unpredictable sectors across the world.
Assessing the key drivers for energy demand and supply going forward, the impact of climate change, the increased role of renewables and what the future holds for the industry are some of the challenges faced by senior energy professionals.
The future of the industry
Technology will continue to play a significant part in the industry and change its dynamics. Technological trends are crucial not only for technical efficiency in supply and consumption, but also for industrial structures and for the design of regulatory regimes and policy.
The result of the UK Referendum comes as a disappointment to many in the UK Higher Education sector, including ESCP Europe.
ESCP Europe fully respects the decision of the UK electorate, but there are many reasons to believe that the outcome will create challenges for education providers. It will take many months for the full consequences of this decision to be understood as a UK exit from the EU will not happen for some time. If the UK Parliament approves the result of the public referendum, there will be a gradual exit process with significant conversation around the alternatives to full EU membership.
Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, Executive Director of ESCP Europe's Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM), has been invited to speak at the forthcoming 20th Economist Government Roundtable.
The event will take place at Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens on June 22nd – 23rd, 2016.
We are pleased to announce that students of the Executive Master in Energy Management (EMEM) will participate in their annual study trip to Washington, DC & Houston, TX from 30th May – 4th June, 2016. The international seminar is co-organised with the Research Centre for Energy Management and Energy Stream CMG.
The programme includes several lectures on topics about the U.S. power system such as:
The event is organised by Energy Stream and will take place in Washington, DC, on 8th and 9th June, 2016. The forum attracts investors, government leaders and energy industry professionals.
Climate change represents a major challenge for the energy industry; consequences can be seen worldwide and immediate action is needed. Management skills and innovation are key to overcome the current difficulties in the industry.
The Roundtable on Natural Gas as a Bridge to a Renewable Energy Future organised by ESCP Europe and its Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) was held on 21st April, 2016 at the ESCP Europe Paris campus, and it was a big success!
The meeting brought together top energy experts, researchers and attracted students from other programmes who shared the latest on the key drivers for energy demand and supply going forward, the implications of COP21 for the energy sector, and what the future holds for gas, as a transition fuel in the new energy landscape.
Nowadays, climate change represents a fundamental challenge for the energy industry; consequences can be seen across the globe and immediate action is needed.
The Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) and ESCP Europe will host a roundtable discussion on "Natural Gas as a Bridge to a Renewable Energy Future" on Thursday, 21 April, 4.00pm at ESCP Europe's Paris Campus.
This event will focus on the key drivers for energy demand and supply going forward, the implications of COP21 for the energy sector, and what the future holds for gas.
Roundtable on Natural Gas as a Bridge to a Renewable Energy Future & Info Session
When: 21st April 2016
Time: 16:00 – 19:30
Location: ESCP Europe's Paris Campus
This event will focus on the key drivers for energy demand and supply going forward, the implications of COP21 for the energy sector, and what the future holds for gas. The full programme is available here.
We all woke knowing that it was – sadly - the final day of our journey. The urge was strong to stay in bed to recover from the long days and nights of driving, but a day of sightseeing awaited!
The team agreed to meet at the Arc De Triomphe at 11am where we would grab breakfast and some much needed coffee. Finding a suitable – and legal - place to park three magnificent Tesla Model S cars near the Arc De Triomphe proved more difficult that we had anticipated! After 20 minutes of trying with no success we agreed to drive to Montmartre where we could find a French Bistro and enjoy the afternoon.
Today was the grand finale of the trip, our final destination before we headed back to London. To mark this special occasion we had two exciting events planned: a trip to the British Ambassador’s residence in Paris, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, where we had been invited for tea by British Ambassador Julian King; and the final Energy Conference of the EVRT held at ESCP Europe’s largest and oldest campus on Avenue de la République. It was the day we had all been looking forward to the most! The conferences have been a great opportunity for us to develop a better understanding of the current issues in energy markets, and were the events we had been looking forward to the most!
At 9:30am we drove the cars and a caravan to the ESCP Europe’s Turin Campus. Charging was a challenge; we had to ensure that the cars were fully-charged before we entered the city as there are no Tesla super charging stations. The nearest super charger was in Cavaglia, which is 60 km away.
As we drove through Turin, we realised that the cars were drawing a lot of interest and admiring looks. This was no surprise given that Turin is the automotive manufacturing capital of Italy, and the Italian passion for sports cars is well known. After all, Italy gave the world the Ferrari and Lamborghini!
TESLAS DRIVING IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS
The day started early as we had a 1200km drive ahead. In a traditional engine convention car the journey would take us around 13 hours; however, in a Tesla electric car the expected duration of the journey was 17 hours. Despite the early start, the team was in good spirits and excited about driving through the Swiss Alps.
After sleeping and meeting up for breakfast, we quickly realised there was a serious problem: Aurora was low on energy, plus the cold night had robbed the car of an additional 10km - this left us with just 18km. We were supposed to be at ESCP Europe’s Berlin Campus at 12.30pm, and there are no Tesla Super Chargers in the city centre. After searching for nearby EV charging stations on our phones, we drove to two Vattenfall charging stations. We were surprised to find they only work with charging cards, which seemed ludicrous and made the charging stations inaccessible. As a result we were not be able to drive all three cars to the Berlin Campus.
As we stepped outside of our hotel in Tilburg, Netherlands, the chilly air and sunlight welcomed us to a fresh start to the day. Just a 20-minute drive brought us to our first destination: the Tesla plant.
TWO TESLA FACTORIES
The demand for cars outstripped the capacity of the first Tesla plant, so the company built a second factory to resolve the problem. The former plant now serves as a Tesla Service Centre. The staff provided us with the directions for the second factory and we were on our way!
After a year of planning the first ever ESCP Europe Tesla tour it has finally started in London. We are embarking on a great experience in our Tesla model S cars to raise awareness of the ongoing climate change and clean energy initiatives across Europe.
We will be introducing the team throughout this post as we hit the road to our first destination in the Netherlands, in the small city of Tilburg.
The London campus of ESCP Europe Business School hosted the launch of the ESCP Europe Electrical Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT) on 12th March 2016. The event included the first energy conference in a four-part series taking place in London, Berlin, Turin, and Paris. The topic of a lively panel discussion was ‘Electric Vehicles in the UK: Turning Niche into Mainstream’.
To give attendees a hands-on experience of what travel in an electric vehicle is like, the EVRT team arranged for a Tesla Model S shuttle-service to operate between West Hampstead and Finchley Road tube stations and the ESCP Europe campus. For most, this was their first taste of an electric car, and reactions were overwhelmingly positive.
ESCP Europe’s Energy Society and the Research Centre in Energy Management (RCEM), in association with TryMyEV, are delighted to announce the launch of the School's Electric Vehicle Road Trip 2016. The event will take place on 12th March at 10.30am for a 12.00 start at the London campus.
The one-week tour in stunning Tesla Electric Vehicles will visit four of the School's six campuses (Berlin, London, Paris and Turin), crossing seven international borders between 13th and 19th March, 2016. Participants will also visit Tesla’s factory in the Netherlands and other places important to the trip.
Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, Director of ESCP Europe's Energy programmes and the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM), has been invited to speak at the 7th Mediterranean Oil and Gas Forum 2016. The event is organised by Energy Stream CMG GmbH and will take place in Nicosia, Cyprus.
The main topics of this international forum are the Cypriot, Israeli & Egyptian upstream developments in Tamar, Leviathan, Aphrodite & Zohr. The aim is to promote investments in the Mediterranean oil & gas industry.
Last night at the ESCP Europe London Campus David Koranyi delivered an excellent speech on a very crucial issue about what takes place today in the energy front. Indeed an important as well as strategic speech which attracted many questions of interest from our high calibre international students and guests. Geopolitics and energy at its best!
This high-level event will take place on 7th – 8th March at the Grange St. Paul’s Hotel in Central London. The event will be followed by a day of executive workshops on 9th March 2016. The School and Centre will be represented by its World-Class Faculty and staff members.
The forum is organised by the London Centre of International Law Practice (LCILP) through its Centre for International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, and Centre for International Energy and Natural Resources Law and Security.
Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, Director of ESCP Europe's Energy programmes and the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM), has been invited to speak at the Roundtable Expert Workshop ‘Options for Gas Supply Diversification of Germany and the EU’. The event will take place on 25 January at 4:30 pm at King's College London campus.
The aim of the Roundtable Workshop is to present an on-going research project examining a set of conditions which may impact future gas supply for the EU and Germany. Drawing on economic data and political analyses, the project proposes a scenario-based analysis to facilitate decision-making in the EU and Germany. The time horizon of the analysis is 2016-2035.
Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, Director of ESCP Europe's Energy programmes and the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM), has been invited to speak at the session on “Regulation in the EU gas market. Where is it heading for ? Where should it go ?”.
The event was held on 10 December in Brussels, Belgium and organised by the Global Gas Centre. The meeting brought together top industry leaders to exchange views and experience on critical and emerging issues facing the gas industry.
Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, Director of ESCP Europe's Energy programmes and the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM), spoke at the 2nd London Oil & Gas Forum 2015. The event was held on 26 & 27 October at the The Rag Army & Navy Club, and organised by Energy Stream CMG GmbH.
This exclusive annual commercial conference brought together international oil and gas leaders, government decision makers and investors who discussed the diversification of European gas supplies from new routes and energy sources: Northern Europe: U.K., North America: U.S. & Canada, Eastern Mediterranean: Israel, Cyprus & Egypt, and Caspian region: Azerbaijan & Kazakhstan.
We are delighted to announce that an article titled “Shore side electricity: key policy recommendations for uptake” written by Rob Winkel, Ulf Weddige, Doris Johnsen, Vincent Hoen, and RCEM Expert Spiros Papaefthimiou was featured as the most important in the latest issue of the Science for Environment Policy online magazine produced by the Directorate-General Environment, European Commission.
Dr Mamdouh G. Salameh, Expert of ESCP Europe's Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM), has been invited to speak at the Post-Sanctions Iran International Business Conference. The event is organised by London Business Conference and will take place in London.
The conference will provide a platform for companies to engineer and nurture business opportunities in Iran’s major development sectors as well as highlighting key high value projects underway in the region. Delegates will be hearing from organisations and entities including Renaissance Capital, GAW Technologies, European-Business Alliance, British Bankers Association, Deutsche-Iranische Handelskammer eV, Cerce Iran Economie alongside former diplomatic staff to Tehran and former operators in the region before the sanctions were heightened.
"To travel Europe using clean and sustainable transport without compromising on comfort and performance."
In a bid to show that the means of tackling climate change through greener transport are accessible to the general public, ESCP Europe Business School's Energy Society are planning a high-profile electric vehicle tour of Europe. The trip will visit four of the School's six campuses - Berlin, London, Paris and Turin - between 13th and 18th March, 2016.
The team will cross seven international borders in the same number of Tesla cars. Each ESCP Europe campus visited will host a conference on the themes of energy efficiency, transport and climate change, and the team will visit Tesla's factory in the Netherlands and other sites relevant to their journey.
We are delighted to announce that ESCP Europe Business School and its Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) will be taking part as a Supporting Partner at this year’s META Projects event taking place on the 26th-27th October at the Intercontinental Festival City Dubai. The School and Centre will be represented by its Faculty and staff members.
The META Projects 2015 will bring together over 600 government officials, off takers, developers, financiers and investors to discuss the latest market trends and opportunities for power, renewable energy and infrastructure projects across the Middle East, Turkey & Africa. We invite you to visit the event's website for more information: http://www.globalfinancialconferences.com/meta-projects.
The event took place on 22nd September to celebrate the arrival of the business school's new MSc in Energy Management cohort. They were joined by European Government representatives, participants of the Executive Master in Energy Management, ESCP Europe alumni, and industry professionals.
UK Director Prof Simon Mercado led the opening remarks, introducing ESCP Europe as "The Only Pan European Business School", together with its programmes and innovative research centres: The Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM), The Creativity Marketing Centre (CMC), and The Health Management Innovation Research Centre (HMI). Dr Kostas Andriosopoulos, RCEM Director, welcomed guest speaker Guy Broggi.
Guy began by describing the recent developments in the LNG landscape. He highlighted the double effect on LNG prices from crude oil prices in 2014 and the impact of oversupply. He also explored recent trends in LNG imports around the world after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
ESCP Europe Business School and its Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) hosted a discussion on the topic "The Next US election Campaign and Outlook for American Foreign and Security Policy” led by expert guest speaker Dr Jeffrey Gedmin, Senior Fellow, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service; Senior Fellow, Institute for Strategic Dialogue; Senior Adviser, Blue Star Strategies, and Co-Director of the Transatlantic Renewal Project.
The event took place at ESCP Europe's London Campus on 16th September, 2015, marking the arrival of the business school’s new Executive Master in Energy Management cohort.
Dr Gedmin began by describing the complex and contradictory nature of US foreign policy. Taking Iraq as an example he asked: was it about oil or weapons of mass destruction? Was it about terrorism or Israel? Was it about human rights or US hegemony in the Middle East? The answer to which, he said, is “Yes”. He said that care must be taken in assessing US foreign policy and people must avoid generalisations because there are so many states and so many people involved.
ESCP Europe Business School and The Research Centre for Energy Management would like to extend a very warm welcome to the third cohort of students on our full-time MSc in Energy Management programme, who began their studies on 21st September.
ESCP Europe Business School and its Research Centre for Energy Management would like to extend a very warm welcome to the new cohort of students on our part-time Executive Master in Energy Management programme (EMEM), who began their studies on 14th September.
This year individual modules from this programme are also available as an optional study track. Each is an excellent opportunity to connect with the latest thinking, hear from industry guest speakers, and study alongside and network with EMEM participants.
ESCP Europe Business School and its Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) will attend the Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry' Annual Conference on 13th November, 2015. The School and Centre will be represented by its Faculty and staff members.
Taking place in London and organised by the Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry for the UK, this year’s theme is2015 – Beyond Expo: Innovative and Sustainable Approaches to Health, Energy and the Environment. Health, energy and environment are three sectors that impact on our daily life. Their handling constitutes a major feat. They are subtly interwoven, and a successful long-term management of their risks would possibly profit from resilience. To this end, a holistic approach that merges ethical, economic, social, industrial and scientific aspects could prove instrumental.
ESCP Europe Business School and its Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) will attend The Economist Events' Energy Summit on 4th and 5th November 2015. The School and Centre will be represented by Executive Director Dr Kostas Andriosopoulos and a range of RCEM experts.
Taking place in London, the Energy Summit will bring together senior representatives from supermajors, smaller independents and national oil companies, with attending executives from the power, utility and renewable sectors; also taking part will be policy makers, economists and academics. These experts will come together to discuss and debate the future of the energy business and provide some clarity on what it may look like 15 years from now.
ESCP Europe Business School’s first cohorts of Energy Management graduates are spreading their wings across a range of companies, countries and industry sectors. Their success can be attributed to the way the School co-creates the curriculum with its professors, alumni and industry specialists who make up the programme’s Advisory Board, ensuring it remains relevant to the needs of the fast growing, dynamic industry.
Companies that recruited the first group of 31 students who graduated in March 2015 from the MSc in Energy Management (MEM) degree programme include EDF, GDF Suez, Total, Schlumberger, Alsa Solar Systems, Ensight Energy, SBM Offshore, Principles for Responsible Investment and Chatham House among others.
Audencia Nantes School of Management (ANSM) and the Centre for Financial and Risk Management awarded RCEM Expert Professor-Academic Constantin Zopounidis for his scientific work in Management Science and Decision Making. The ANSM is highly ranked in France and has triple certification for MBA programs, as EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.
We report that some of our students of the Master in Energy Management (MEM) will participate in their annual study trip to Calgary and Fort McMurray, Canada from 22nd - 27th June, 2015.
Alberta is Canada’s leading producer of petrochemicals, and a leader in technology and research on oil sands and heavy oil. Natural gas production and export are also important to the country’s economy. By participating in the seminar, students will experience how business and expertise are utilised to create innovative new practices, and be exposed to business know-how, industry and public policy issues in both the academic and industry environments.
While Europe continues to stagger from the current financial and economic crisis, a new generation of business students is looking ahead with optimism. This is one of the outcomes from an international survey conducted by ESCP Europe Conseil and commissioned by Politiques énergétiques to expose what future business leaders think about the energy mix of tomorrow.
We are pleased to announce that 22 students of the Executive Master in Energy Management (EMEM) will participate in their annual study trip to Rio de Janeiro from 15th - 19th June, 2015. The seminar is co-organised with the Research Centre for Energy Management and the Fundação Getulio Vargas, historical ESCP Europe academic partner in Brazil.
The programme includes several lectures on topics about the Brazilian power system such as:
• Energy Matrix Planning
• Institutional structure of electric sector
• Brazilian hydrothermal Power System and Market
• Electricity markets and pricing issues
• Latin American integration opportunities
• Local regulatory framework, among others
RCEM Director Prof. Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos will be joined by Emilios Galariotis, Professor at Audencia Nantes (Conference – Chair) and Philippe Bertrand, Executive President of the French Finance Association (Conference Co-Chair).
The 2015 Conference will take place at the Audencia Nantes School of Management. The event is organised by the Centre for Financial and Risk Management (CFRM) of Audencia Nantes School of Management. It runs under the auspices of the FEBS with support of the French Finance Association (AFFI) and in collaboration with ESCP Europe Business School and its Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM).
Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, Director of ESCP Europe's Energy programmes and the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM), spoke at the 6th Mediterranean Oil and Gas Conference 2015 – the most exclusive annual commercial conference of the oil and gas industry in the region. The event was held on 25 & 26 May at the Hilton Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus and organised by Energy Stream CMG GmbH.
The conference brought together international oil and gas leaders, government decision makers and investors who discussed the upstream developments in Eastern Mediterranean.
Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, Director of ESCP Europe's Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM), has been invited to speak at the 19th Roundtable with the Government of Greece. The event is organised by The Economist and will take place at the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel in Athens, Greece.
Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, Director of ESCP Europe's Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM), has been invited to speak at the 6th Mediterranean Oil and Gas Conference 2015. The event is organised by Energy Stream CMG GmbH and will take place in Nicosia, Cyprus.
The RCEM will have a stand at the conference. Please visit us there and find out more about our energy industry-related business education programmes: the part time Executive Master in Energy Management, the full time Master in Energy Management, and our series of specialised Advanced Master Classes.
Professor Simon Mercado joined ESCP Europe Business School in April 2015, taking the position of UK Director at its London campus.
For the last 10 years Simon has worked in senior management roles at Nottingham Business School (NBS), part of Nottingham Trent University and one of the largest university-based Business Schools in the UK. He held the positions of Associate Dean, Professor of Global Management and Education, Head of International Affairs, Head of Department, and Course Director during his decade with the School.
We are always delighted to hear from Alumni of ESCP Europe and to catch up on their endeavours post-graduation. As such, we would like to share the latest news from a Master in Energy Management alumna, Béah El Chemor.
Béah (MEM Class of 2015), is a member of a newly-established NGO, the Lebanese Oil and Gas Initiative (LOGI). An independent non-governmental organisation based in Beirut, LOGI promotes the transparent and sound management of Lebanon's oil and gas resources.
"See Europe in a sustainable form of transport without sacrificing the fun and performance. Smooth, comfortable, quick acceleration, and without the guilt of adding more emissions to the continent."
That was the promise of ESCP Europe's Energy Society in London, launching an event to promote and gain support for a tour of all ESCP Europe's campuses planned for March 2016, when they plan to drive from ESCP Europe's campus in London to its campuses in Berlin, Torino, Madrid and, finally, Paris.
ESCP Europe Business School's first cohort of 29 Master in Energy Management and its fourth cohort of 15 Executive Master in Energy Management 2013/14 graduated together on the 20th March 2015 at the beautiful Royal Society in central London.
There were speeches by ESCP Europe Dean Prof. Dr. Frank Bournois (on video), UK Director, Prof. Chris Halliburton, followed by the Directors of the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM): Prof. Dr. Patrick Gougeon and Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, academic director of the programmes.
We are delighted to announce that a company presentation by senior representatives of GEP will be held at ESCP Europe's London Campus on Thursday, 5th March at 7:00 pm in F50.
The event is open to all students interested on developing their career in management consulting.
ESCP Europe Business School aims to attract the best international students, regardless of their financial background. With the support of the Public Gas Corporation S.A. (DEPA), we are delighted to announce the DEPA Academic Excellence Scholarship for top candidates from Greek backgrounds who are interested in the ESCP Europe Master in Energy Management (MEM) and Executive Master in Energy Management (EMEM).
A company presentation by Capco will take place at ESCP Europe's London Campus on Monday, 2nd March at 7:00 pm. Speakers will include various company representatives.
The event is open to all students interested on developing their career in the finance and consulting sectors.
Please note that Capco is currently only recruiting for permanent roles.
Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, Director of ESCP Europe's Research Centre for Energy Management, has been invited to participate at the London Training Seminar "The Geopolitics of Oil & Gas Industry: Oil Prices and Gas Infrastructure" at the Rag Army Navy Club. The event is organised by Energy Stream CMG GmbH.
ESCP Europe Business School is proud to announce that it is this year's winner of the Franco-British Intercultural Trophy, awarded at PwC's headquarters in London on Thursday 5th February 2015.
The Franco-British Intercultural Trophy has been awarded by the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain since 1997. The trophy, designed by Cartier, is presented to companies which have made particular efforts to develop stronger ties between Britain and France or to promote Franco-British cross-cultural relations. The winner is elected by all the Members of the Chamber.
ESCP Europe's UK Director, Professor Chris Halliburton, took to the stage to receive the trophy from previous winners, Emmaus.
ESCP Europe Business School and The Research Centre for Energy Management would like to report that the application process for the 2015 intake of the Executive Master in Energy Management (EMEM) programme is open. The next deadline is 27th February.
There will also be an Open Day taking place on 4th February at the London campus. The event is jointly organised with the Italian Chamber of Commerce and includes an EMEM information session.
Admissions for the programme operate on rolling deadlines.
We are delighted to report the great success of The Recent developments in the Greek Gas and Power Markets conference. The event brought together government representatives, international organisations, financial institutions, energy corporations, and top industry experts who discussed the current and future challenges and opportunities available therein.
The Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Antonis C. Samaras gave the closing remarks at the exclusive conference dinner, and the Deputy Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Mr. Makis Papageorgiou gave the keynote speech.
The conference will take place on 10th December, 2014 in Brussels and will explore the significant discoveries of natural gas in the Levant basin, particularly in the Leviathan, Tamar and Aphrodite fields. The aim of the event is to foster a stimulating debate and reveal key insights on the latest natural gas developments at international and regional levels.
The event will take place on 16th December, 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel (89-93 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Greece) and will be followed by an exclusive dinner.
The conferenceis jointly organised by the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe Business School and the Greek Energy Forum (GEF) under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Hellenic Republic, and is supported by Skai.gr.
Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, Executive Director of ESCP Europe's Research Centre for Energy Management was invited to speak at the session on 'Energy geopolitics and market developments (shale gas & LNG)".
RCEM Advisory Board member and ESCP Europe Business School Associate Professor Michael Jefferson has published his paper Closing the gap between energy research and modelling, the social sciences, and modern realities, in the 4 September 2014 edition of the Elsevier journal Energy Research & Social Science. The paper originated in a talk given by Jefferson in the 53rd EWGCFM Meeting & 2nd International Conference of the RCEM.
ESCP Europe Business School and The Research Centre for Energy Management would like to extend a very warm welcome to the second cohort of students on our full-time Master in Energy Management programme, who began their studies on 29tn September.
This all-day event will combine presentations, workshops and panel discussions, all designed to give you an idea of what happens at ESCP Europe, The World's First Business School (est. 1819). We will also provide refreshments and networking sessions, allowing attendees to mingle informally with both each other and members of the School's staff and faculty.
Whether you are a prospective student or simply an interested local resident, we will be delighted to welcome you to our campus!
ESCP Europe Business School's Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) will be at the London Oil & Gas Forum 2014, 10th October, at the Rag Army & Navy Club, London, UK, represented by Executive Director Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos.
The London Oil & Gas Forum is an annual event that will be inaugurated in London this year. The Forum will bring world oil and gas business leaders, American and European energy experts, and senior financial executives, together with government policy decision makers, to facilitate commercial and geopolitical agreements in the oil and gas industry.
ESCP Europe Business School and The Research Centre for Energy Management would like to extend a very warm welcome to the fourth cohort of students on our Executive Master in Energy Management programme, who began their studies on 15tn September.
Affiliate Professor Michael Jefferson contributed a chapter to Peter Earl and Bruce Littleboy's book on "G. L. S. Shackle", in the Palgrave Macmillan series on "Great Thinkers in Economics", published at the end of June. His review of Angela Wilkinson and Roland Kupers' "The Essence of Scenarios: Learning from the Shell Experience", published by Amsterdam University Press, is shortly to be published in Technological Forecasting and Social Change. World Scientific is about to publish the 46th Session of the International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies, in which a paper of his on renewable energy appears, following last year's chapter: "A renewable energy future?" in Roger Fouquet's "Handbook on Energy and Climate Change", published by Edward Elgar.
RCEM Expert Professor Constantin Zopounidis (Technical University of Crete and Audencia Nantes School of Management) was elected Academician on Thursday, July 10, 2014 in a formal meeting for the 100th anniversary of the formal establishment of the Royal Academy of Doctors. The foundation efforts started in the Middle Ages when the Spanish Government appointed a Council of 100 Elders which would deal with the establishment of laws in maritime law and commerce in Barcelona. After several attempts in 1914, the Council of Elders was renamed Royal Academy of Doctors, and is based in Barcelona.
Anastasis Kokkinos has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry with a focus on full field development and lifecycle costing. His experience covers offshore and onshore, conventional and unconventional developments.
At ESCP Europe Business School, we believe in the power of team work. That's why we are offering a special corporate discount for colleagues wishing to join the September 2014 intake of our Executive Master in Energy Management (EMEM).
The EMEM is a flexible, 12-month (part-time) programme that enables candidates to combine executive studies with a full-time job. It provides participants with enhanced managerial capabilities and a good understanding of today's energy technological challenges, thereby enabling their progression to the forefront of innovation and project development in a context of complexity, high uncertainty and severe competition.
The event was organised by The Economist and took place on Tuesday 10th June. The conference brought together key representatives from the most important energy organisations.
Participants had the opportunity to discuss key topics on the day included: rising bills, fuel poverty, and energy efficiency for businesses and consumers; the capacity crunch - and how businesses and the public sector can work together in order to address it; the role of nuclear, gas and alternatives in the UK's future energy infrastructure; the ongoing uncertainty in the current energy market; and new technologies for a clean, sustainable, energy future.
This was the global launch of the IEA's Special Report on Energy Investment. Dr. Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, Director, Global Energy Economics, International Energy Agency (IEA), Paris presented for the first time publically in any country.
The Minister of Environment, Energy & Climate Change of the Hellenic Republic and The Ambassador of Greece in London extend a cordial invitation to energy professionals and law firms to attend the official pre-launch event for the 2014 Greece Offshore Licensing Round.
Taking place on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd July 2014 at the Hellenic Centre, London, this event is fully supported by the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe, The Greek Energy Forum, and Natural Gas Europe.
Attendees will discuss offshore licensing insights in Western Greece and South Crete, the latest on hydrocarbons E&P in the region, and arrange individual meetings with the Specialists from the Ministry of Environment, Energy & Climate Change, PGS and BeicipFranlab.
We are delighted to report the great success of the 53rd Meeting of the Euro Working Group on Commodities and Financial Modelling (EWGCFM) and 2nd International conference of the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe Business School. The 2014 conference brought together over 120 international participants and top leading academics from the best institutions across Europe and North America.
ESCP Europe Business School's Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) will be at The Economist's UK Energy event on June 10th 2014 represented by Executive Director Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos and other RCEM Experts.
The UK Energy event will bring together a powerful group of over 150 key policy makers, industry leaders, investors, regulators, innovators and influential thinkers. Attendees will debate on what policies and measures will achieve an affordable, secure, low carbon economy.
The Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Antonis C. Samaras gave the closing remarks at the exclusive conference dinner, whereas the Deputy Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Mr. Makis Papageorgiou gave the keynote speech. Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, Executive Director of the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM), welcomed more than 400 participants at the conference.
The future of Greek Gas and Power Markets: Looking ahead with optimism and realism connference is organised by the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe Business School and the Greek Energy Forum (GEF), under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Hellenic Republic.
We are honoured to announce that the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Antonis Samaras, will be the keynote speaker at the Closing Conference Dinner and that the Deputy Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Mr. Makis Papageorgiou, will give the Opening Speech.
The Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe is delighted to announce that six articles included in the special edition of Energy Policy Journal titled 'Oil and Gas Perspectives in the 21st Century' are listed in their Top 25 most-downloaded articles published.
The special edition of this international, peer-reviewed journal was edited by Prof. Vlasios Voudouris, Director of the ESCP Europe Executive Master in Energy Management Programme and published by Elsevier ("The world-leading provider of information") in January, 2014.
Dr. Vlasios Voudouris, Director of ESCP Europe's Executive Master in Energy Management programme will chair the keynote address on 'Changing Gas Markets', led by Rt Hon Edward Davey MP - UK Secretary of Energy and Climate Change, at the London School of Economics (LSE) on 11th March.
The meeting was organised by the Greek Energy Forum with the support of The Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe and led by Mr. Nicos Kouyialis, Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Republic of Cyprus. It took place on 13th February at ESCP Europe's London campus.
The event brought together Government representatives, leading academics and energy professionals. It was hosted by Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos (Assistant Professor; Executive Director of the RCEM, ESCP Europe Business School) and guest commentator Anthony Livanios (CEO, Energy Stream CMG GmbH).
The Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe is honoured to announce the GEF Exploration & Production Event on "The Discovery of Hydrocarbons in Eastern Mediterranean Basin - An Opportunity for Regional Cooperation" led by Mr. Nicos Kouyialis, Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Republic of Cyprus.
The event will be hosted by Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos (Assistant Professor; Executive Director of the RCEM, ESCP Europe Business School) and Guest Commentator Anthony Livanios (CEO, Energy Stream CMG GmbH).
We are very pleased to announce our new video highlighting why participants chose ESCP Europe's top-ranked Master in Management programme (2nd worldwide, FT 2013). Filmed during the programme induction seminar at the European Parliament in Strasbourg with over 800 students in attendance, the film shows the diversity and multi-culturalism embodied by our slogan "European Identity, Global Perspective".
The Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe hosted an invited talk 'The Oil Majors and the US Geo-Strategy in Eurasia after the End of Cold War', led by Guest Speaker Anthony Livanios, CEO of Energy Stream CMG GmbH.
The event took place at ESCP Europe's London campus on Wednesday, 22nd January, followed by a drinks reception. 2014 Master in Energy Management (MEM) participants attended the event and heard the latest developments on this interesting topic.
The Berlin campus will hold information sessions for the Executive Master in Energy Management (EMEM) on the following dates:
Time: 17:00 - 18:00
Location: Room D-162, ESCP Europe Berlin Campus
The event took place on Tuesday, 29th October, 2013. It was organised by the French Chamber with the support of the French Embassy and in partnership with the Franco-British Council and ESCP Europe Business School, the first ever Franco-British Energy Conference, with 240 participants, provided a platform for debate and discussion on some of the most pressing issues in the energy sector.
Dr. Patrick Gougeon, Director of ESCP Europe Business School's London campus, was invited to speak at the event. The Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) @ ESCP Europe was represented by Executive Director Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, and affiliate professors Dr. Vlasios Voudouris and Prof. Michael Jefferson.
The Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe participated in the 4th National Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS). The conference took place on 20th and 21st December, 2013 at the hotel InterContinental, in Athens, Greece and it was organised by the Technical University of Crete and the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus.
ESCP Europe Business School's Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) will be at the 2013 Frankfurt Gas Forum, 11-12th December 2013, represented by Executive Director Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos and associate, Dr. Gianfranco Scalabrini.
Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, RCEM Executive Director to co- chair the 4th National Conference of the Financial Engineeringand Banking Society's (FEBS) together with RCEM Experts Professor Emilios Galariotis, CFRM's Director and Dr. Michael Doumpos from the Financial Engineering Laboratory in the Technical University of Crete.
After his successful visit in March, the London campus was delighted to welcome back Mr. Aldo Bisio, CEO of Ariston Thermo.
Professor Bisio returned on 5th November 2013 to lead a session entitled 'How to Compete for the Future', discussing a live case with students on the Master in Management, Master in Energy Management and MSc in Marketing and Creativity programmes.
On 8th November 2013, Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos was invited to deliver a presentation at the GEF Panel Event, 'The Geopolitics of the Energy Developments in the South East Mediterranean', at Cass Business School.
The meeting was hosted by Michael Tamvakis, Professor of Commodity Economics and Finance, and the Director of Energy, Trade & Finance at Cass Business School. Mr. Anthony Livanios, CEO of Energy Stream CMG GmbH was also invited to speak at the event.
The Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe is pleased to announce its upcoming event 'Upstream Oil and Gas Contracts & Fiscal Regimes', led by Guest Speaker Daniel Dumas of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The event will take place at ESCP Europe's London campus on Thursday, 14th November from 16:00 until 19:00, followed by a drinks reception.
The Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe is delighted to announce that the brochure for our specialised Master in Energy Management (MEM) is available to download now!
The Master in Energy Management is a one-year, full-time postgraduate programme for those aiming towards a career in the energy sector. Taught in English at our London and Paris campuses, it is delivered by a world renowned faculty and specially selected industry practitioners.
Each week, a business school professor considered an expert in his or her field defines a key term on the FT Lexicon, an online economics, business and finance glossary.
The FT Lexicon team invited RCEM Expert Prof. Constantin Zopounidis to define the term multiple criteria decision analysis.
Why multi criteria decision analysis should be explained
"Nowadays, policy makers and managers within firms and organisations make decisions in a highly complex environment that requires multiple points of view of very different natures to be considered," says Prof Zopounidis. " Multiple criteria decision analysis introduces a formal framework for supporting the decision process and improving the decision-maker's understanding of a problem's characteristics and the available options."
ESCP Europe's London campus is hosting its annual Open Doors day on 26th October 2013.
With our five campuses in Europe (London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid and Torino) and partner institutions across the globe, we promise an international and innovative education that will broaden your career horizons for years to come.
Our Open Doors day offers a range of free workshops, lectures and presentations to give just a taste of what ESCP Europe has to offer...
The 'Energy Developments in South-East Mediterranean' Conference was held on 20th-21st September at the Hellenic Centre, London. The event was jointly organised by the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe, City University London and Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, with the support of the Greek Energy Forum, Natural Gas Europe and The Energy Institute.
The meeting provided an excellent platform for government representatives, international organisations, financial institutions, energy corporations, law firms and top energy experts to discuss the current challenges and opportunities of the Energy industry in South-Eastern Europe. Attendees shared crucial insights about where the energy market is heading in the region.
With summer pretty much finishing for this year thoughts tend to turn to keeping warm...
So for our next event we have the opportunity to listen to some experts talk about their fields in energy in the comfortable surroundings of the extended boardroom at Natixis.
After a welcome drink we will explore the theme of "Energy Efficiency in the UK - ways of achieving savings and financing initiatives" with an opportunity for questions. This will be followed by time to network and talk further with other alumni in London supported by sustenance in the form of drinks and canapés.
ESCP Europe's Master in Management (MiM) programme has been placed in the top 3 of the annual Financial Times ranking for the Master in Management programme for the past six years.
This year the School is once again ranked no. 1 in each of the countries in which it is located: France, UK, Germany, Spain and Italy, as well as no. 1 for "International course experience". In addition, ESCP Europe is currently among the finalists for the Times Higher Education (THE) award for Business School of the Year, recognising the high quality of its programmes, research centres and international reach.
ESCP Europe (est. 1819) is proud to announce its place in the short list of the Times Higher Education Awards for 2013.
"We have been in the UK for 40 years now. This nomination recognises our ongoing efforts to continue to grow, innovate and reach out to the academic, student and business communities. We are very proud to have been short-listed," said Dr Patrick Gougeon, ESCP Europe's UK Director.
The awards focus on achievements in higher education for the academic year 2011-12. During this time ESCP Europe launched two new London-based research centres for Energy Management and Creativity Marketing, in parallel with new postgraduate Programmes and executive Master degrees in the subjects.
Through a series of related seminars, conferences, newsletters and blogs, the School has built new networks and increased its contribution to the UK academic scene, as well as enriching its offer to students on all programmes.
Dr Lorna A. Greening and Professor Michael Jefferson were introduced as the new Editors of journal Energy Policy last April.
Greening and Jefferson take over from Ms. Nicky France, who stepped down in June after nearly twenty-five years as Editor. With the support of the International Advisory Board, the new Editors aim to build and expand the strong foundations created by Ms France.
Energy Policybenefits from a broad outreach in the global energy field with over two million downloads per annum.
Business success and career progression are the key goals of ESCP Europe's General Management Programme (GMP). This one-year, part-time programme (equivalent to 50% of an ESCP Europe EMBA) provides participants with a deep understanding of contemporary international business. Using classic and new management tools, participants learn how to make informed decisions and respond to uncertainty.
The new London-Berlin track offers all nine core courses of the EMBA* into compact modules: a long-weekend with a unique consulting skills workshop (Problem Solving & Decision Making), followed by three intensive six-day weeks between January and September, two of which will be in Berlin (travel and accommodation costs for London students is covered by the School). The graduation ceremony takes place in November in London. The course minimises the time participants take off work, with many using annual leave.
The RCEM Expert was awarded with the MCDM Edgeworth-Pareto Award during the 22nd International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making.
The MCDM Edgeworth-Pareto Award is the highest distinction that the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making bestows upon a researcher who, throughout their career, has established a record of creativity to the extent that the field of MCDM would not exist in its current form without the far-reaching contributions from this distinguished scholar.
The 3rd International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS) took place on 6th-7th-8th of June, 2013 at the ESCP Europe Paris campus. The 2013 Conference was organised by the Laboratory of Excellence for Financial Regulation (LabExRéFi), under the auspices of the FEBS.
The event provided an excellent platform for researchers and practitioners to hear the about new research, share some key insights and discuss a wide range of topics related to financial regulation, financial engineering, bank governance and systemic risk.
The conference was truly international. We had 290 participants from 37 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Papers were presented by 225 people from the most prestigious business and academic institutions, contributing to a highly stimulating and thought-provoking event.
Dr. Patrick Gougeon, Director of ESCP Europe's London campus and the School's Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) and Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, Executive Director of the RCEM will attend the UK Energy Summit 2013 on 27th June, 2013 at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, London.
Join top policy makers, industry executives and influential thinkers for a thought provoking, solutions-focused debate on the future of UK Energy policy. Attendees will also gain insight into how the UK will balance securing a long term energy supply with affordability and the impact of global trends.
The 51st Meeting of the Euro Working Group on Commodities and Financial Modelling (EWGCFM) and 1st Conference of the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) & the International Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance (ICSTF) was held from 16th - 18th May, 2013 at the ESCP Europe London campus.
Join us for a unique opportunity to learn about and visit Europe's largest renewable energy system at the Jean Nouvel-designed One New Change building, inaugurated in 2011 by MP Gregory Barker, Minister of State for Climate Change. Underneath the City's prime leisure and shopping centre, 60km of pipework - enough to wrap around the London Eye 140 times - both warm and cool the building in the most environmentally friendly way by transferring heat efficiently to and from the ground itself.
One New Change covers 550,000 sq ft over eight floors, with 60 shops and restaurants operating over 220,000 sq ft. The state-of-the-art £4m sustainable energy system is estimated to reduce carbon emissions by at least 10% and could save £300,000 on energy bills a year.
The Francesco Paris Award was announced during the 51st Meeting of the Euro Working Group on Commodities and Financial Modelling (EWGCFM) and 1st Conference of the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) & the International Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance (ICSTF). The event took place on 16th - 18th May, 2013 at the ESCP Europe London campus.
We are pleased to announce that the International Journal of Financial Engineering and Risk Management - Special Issue on Commodities Financial Management: 2013 Vol. 1 No. 1 is now available.
IJFERM is a scholarly peer-reviewed international journal covering all aspects of the theory and practice of financial engineering and risk management. IJFERM is particularly interested in promoting research related to the development and implementation of new quantitative models leading to operational decision aids in finance. This perspective is motivated by the increasing complexity of financial decisions and the rapidly increasing use of quantitative methods for the design and implementation of innovative financial instruments, processes and solutions to financial decision-making problems.
Dr Vlasios Voudouris, CIBS Director, was invited by Chatham House and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to contribute to future trends in the energy sector as part of an important review of EBRD's Energy Operations Policy.
The workshop brought together a select group of leading figures in the energy sector, from industry, academia and civil society, to discuss key issues that are of particular relevance to EBRD regions and activities.
On March 21st, our RCEM Expert Constantin Zopounidis joined the Real Academia de Ciencias Económicas y Financieras of Spain (RACEF) as corresponding Academician for Greece.
The topic of the paper was "Performance replication of the Spot Energy Index with optimal equity portfolio selection: evidence from the UK, US and Brazilian markets" .
We are pleased to inform our RCEM Members that Centrale Alumni UK is planning to organize a dinner debate with Yves Brachet (Centrale Paris 75).
Yves is the EMEA President and member of the Board of Directors of Westinghouse Electric Company, AREVA's U.S. competitor. He will share with the guests his experience of over 30 years in the nuclear industry and some of the issues faced by the industry, such as the financing of projects, including the new plants, and the share of nuclear power in the future energy portfolio.
ESCP Europe's London campus launched its Energy Commodity Trading Room in March 2013 with both a lecture series for current EMEM students, and a three-day trading game for international MBA students from Asia, Europe and the United States.
Using its own proprietary risk management, derivative pricing software, and industry-recognised research from major banks, oil industry players and organisations such as the International Energy Agency (IEA), it took participants through the oil market scenarios of 2012.
Dr Vlasios Voudouris, RCEM expert and CEO at and Founder of ABM Analytics Ltd is pleased to inform that ABM is partnering with Thomson Reuters for the provision of joint offerings to the oil and gas industry.
This title acknowledges Dr Voudouris as a senior academic with a distinguished international reputation in research. It also recognises his distinguished record of original research at professorial level. We would like to congratulate Dr Voudouris on this achievement.
ESCP Europe is offering a special Early Bird discount of £2,000 for candidates applying to the Executive Master in Energy Management (EMEM) before 1st April 2013.
In addition, the School offers a range of scholarships to participants entering the EMEM in 2013, each worth £3,000. These are available for the following participant categories:
- Female executives
- NGO/not-for-profit employees
- Participants from emerging markets
- SME employees
For more information, please visit http://www.escpeurope.eu/emem/scholarships
Don't miss these fantastic opportunities - begin your application now!
We are confident this is just the beginning of a fruitful cooperation!
Dr Patrick Gougeon, Director of ESCP Europe's London campus and the School's Research Centre for Energy Management has been confirmed as a guest speaker at March's Global Oil & Gas HR Summit in London. Patrick Gougeon will share his expertise on the subject of 'Leveraging talent development to change organisational behaviours in the energy industry' with the 60-70 global HR Directors & Managers from the oil & gas sector in attendance.
The IEA in Paris invited Dr Vlasios Voudouris, founder of ABM Analytics and also expert at the RCEM, to present the novel ACEGES model he developed. The ACEGES explores the dynamics of the oil and gas markets by explicitly modelling 216 countries around the world. Dr Voudouris will present his findings on 1st March at the Paris office of the IEA.
ESCP Europe Business School has educated generations of international leaders and thinkers. Established in 1819 as the world's first business school, ESCP Europe is now celebrating 40 years as a pioneer of cross-border business education in Europe, marking the opening of its campuses in the United Kingdom and Germany in 1973.
On the weekend of 2nd - 3rd March, ESCP Europe students will have the opportunity to experience the creation of a real start-up, under the guidance of Dr Pano Kroko.
Dr Kroko is the current Chairman of the global Environmental Parliament, as well as an Angel Investor, a Renewable Energy Finance Innovator and an Environmental Politics and Economics Leader.
One of our RCEM experts, Dr Vlasios Voudouris, has recently published a report on investment opportunities in the Greek energy sector. The work, which Dr Kostas Andriosopoulos also contributed to, was commissioned by the Greek Government and underlines how energy-investment policies can contribute to Greece's growth.
ESCP Europe's Executive Master in Energy Management (EMEM) aims to provide participants with enhanced managerial capabilities and a good understanding of today's energy technological challenges, thereby enabling their progression to the forefront of innovation and project development in a context of complexity, high uncertainty and severe competition.
Have a look at the video to get a taste of the EMEM!
Dr Kostas Andriosopoulos, Director of the Research Centre for Energy Management at ESCP Europe, was invited to attend the roundtable discussion 'How Can the Energy Sector Support UK Growth?' that took place at the House of Commons on 9th January.
The meeting was part of the Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) Policy Event Series, which aimed to take a strategic look at the UK's energy supply and explore how Government and business can work together to effectively implement and refine the recent legislation to ensure greener, cheaper energy for all.
The RCEM is happy to welcome Dr. Argyro Avgoustaki to its family of energy experts.
Argyro Avgoustaki is an Assistant Professor of Management at the ESCP Europe London campus. She holds a PhD degree in Business Administration and Quantitative Methods from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and currently teaches a postgraduate course in Organisational Behavior and Intercultural Management.
The Energy Commission is a series of briefings and events focusing on how the low-carbon Pathways, set out in The Department of Energy and Climate Change's (DECC) Carbon Plan, might be met through innovation and investment in new energy technologies.
The MEM's objective is to help students understand the energy business environment and its fundamental economic and technological concepts. Participants will gain the ability to develop and implement strategies to address major issues in energy regulation and policy, as well as strengthening their ability to live and work in a highly multicultural and international environment.
ESCP Europe is now accepting applications for the October 2013 intake.
ESCP Europe Business School London will host a conference on Friday 15th of February - from 3.00pm to 4.30pm, followed by refreshments.
The conference aims to present the effect of the ruling on jurisdiction in favour of the majority of Yukos shareholders v the Russian Federation in the EU-Russia energy relationship.
Dr Maxi Scherer - Special Counsellor at Wilmer Hale and Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary
Prof Alan Riley - City Law School, City University London, and Associate Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels
Dr Thierry Bros has just been nominated member of "EU-Russia Gas Advisory Council", which advises energy Russian Ministries and European Commissioners on the long-term gas cooperation.
ESCP Europe, the World's First Business School (est. 1819), has been announced as one of the ten best in Europe in the 2012 Financial Times European Business School rankings.
After a successful year which saw the School's Master in Management placed 2nd worldwide and its Executive MBA ranked in the top five worldwide for its career progression opportunities, international course experience and international student body, ESCP Europe is proud to finish 2012 with such a prestigious achievement.
In addition to the overall ranking, this places ESCP Europe 2nd in the UK. The School is ranked well ahead of big name rivals University of Oxford: Saïd, Warwick Business School, City University: Cass, Cranfield School of Management, Imperial College Business School and LSE, thereby cementing its position as one of the best providers of cross-cultural business and management education in the United Kingdom.
Dr Thierry Bros, Senior Analyst European Gas and LNG Markets at Société Générale and expert at the RCEM, gave a talk on Tuesday 27th November at the Energy and Climate Change Committee of the UK Parliament.
Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, Director of the Research Centre for Energy Management, will be speaking at the 3rd National Conference of the Financial Engineering & Banking Society, taking place in Athens on 17th and 18th December. During that occasion, there will be also the opportunity to find out more about the two innovative ESCP Europe programmes: the full-time postgraduate Master in Energy Management (MEM) and the Executive Master in Energy Management (EMEM).
The Master in Energy Management (London-Paris) is going to be launched next October 2013. Designed for students with Bachelor degree or equivalent, the Master in Energy Management (MEM) is a truly international programme delivered by world renowned faculty and industry practitioners. The students will complete a Master Thesis and an Internship of minimum 10 weeks.
On the night of the US election, Olivier Delbard was invited to participate in a debate on TV5MONDE. Sylvie Brunel and Yves-Marie Péréon were also part of the round table, which focused on energy choices and environmental issues in the USA, present and future. The main topic was that of shale gas exploitation in the USA: What is the right balance between the obvious economic benefits of shale gas (energetic independence, lower cost of production) and the environmental risks related to the activity (use of water, contamination of underground water, environmental degradation)? What about regulation and supervision? Is the European view on this issue too negative - and even more so in France?
All these issues led us to question American lifestyle choices and cultural values in regards to the use of natural resources and environmental footprints. What of energy efficiency?
Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos gave an invited talk on Tuesday the 13th of November, at the research seminar series of the Centre for International Business and Sustainability (CIBS) at London Met Business School. The topic of the talk was: "Commodity Index Investing" and was based on the RCEM Working Paper: Performance replication of the Spot Energy Index with optimal equity portfolio selection: evidence from the UK, US and Brazilian markets, co-authored with Nikos Nomikos.
On 20th October 2012, ESCP Europe's London campus will open its doors to anyone who wishes to know more about the School, the programmes it provides and the Research Centres. This all-day event will combine a presentation of ESCP Europe, a keynote speech by Prof. Davide Sola named 'Think Strategically: The Art & Science of Solving Big Challenges', a panel discussion with members of our 40,000-strong Alumni network, and a social media workshop titled 'Maximising LinkedIn for Your Career'.
The Energy & Environment Club opened on the 27th of September 2012
This month we've welcomed our brand new Executive Master in Energy Management (EMEM) participants here in London. This year's class of 14 come from nine different countries, providing an ideal melting pot for cultural exchange and a broadening of each participant's perspective on this constantly changing industry.
Dr Kostas Andriosopoulos and Dr. Vlasios Voudouris, RCEM Executive Director and CIBS Director respectively, have agreed to develop a joined research programme in the area of energy management, as a way of further enhancing their research voices