We are delighted to announce that ESCP Europe Business School and its Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) will be taking part as Supporting Partners at this year’s Energy Summit event taking place on 28th November at The HAC, London. The School and Centre will be represented by its Faculty and staff members.
After a challenging year, the energy industry is emerging in better shape. Low oil prices brought attention to efficiency gains and the need to optimise return on invested capital, and investment forecasts in some sectors, such as US-focused exploration and production, are now positive for 2017. Countries historically off-limits to investors, like Iran and Mexico, are tentatively opening their doors to foreign investment, and a recovering oil price should improve the viability of ambitious frontier projects. Moreover, rapid developments in fourth industrial revolution technologies and the internet of things, including automation and robotics, are becoming more deeply embedded in the energy sector. Meanwhile, the renewables sector continues to thrive, with innovation in electric cars, solar photovoltaics and the energy internet driving progress.
At the same time, the sector faces a number of challenges. Carbon reporting and climate risk disclosure are becoming increasingly important to stock exchanges and investors as measures of corporate health. Cyber security threats are increasing as hackers have more powerful tools at their disposal. And the industry must fight hard attract the brightest young talent if it wants to nurture its future growth.
Join the Energy Summit in London on November 28, 2017 to discuss:
- What are the main challenges of decommissioning the world’s oil and gas assets?
- What is the outlook for shale?
- Which trends should energy companies watch in carbon reporting and climate accounting?
- How can companies win the war for new talent?
Topics to be discussed:
- What are the biggest innovations that could influence the energy mix?
- How well will policymakers manage the “energy trilemma” of securing energy supplies, meeting demand and curbing emissions?
- The evolution of a more “distributed” and multi-directional energy grid and what this would mean for businesses, consumers and policymakers
- The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Energy goes digital
- How are Europe, the US and Asia competing in the green energy technology space?
David Eyton, Group head of technology, BP
Christophe Frei, Secretary general, World Energy Council
Louis Shaffer, Distributed Energy Segment manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa Region, Eaton
Michael Tran, Director of energy strategy, RBC Capital Markets
Tim Green, Director, Energy Futures Lab, Imperial College London
Andreas Liebheit, President, Heraeus Photovoltaics
To check the latest agenda, please click here.
For further information, please visit the event's site: https://events.economist.com/events-conferences/emea/the-energy-summit-2017/
RCEM Members, ESCP Europe Students and Alumni benefit from a 20% discount on registrations.
> Register online using the code ESCP/DC to save 20%.
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