We would like to congratulate Quentin Laroche, Simone Quarta, Alexandre Lorot, Rafael Moreno Ome and Stefano Minadakis, ESCP Europe MSc in Energy Management Students for being selected to speak at the “Youth Day 2018: Dialogue of Generations" representing the United Kingdom.
From left to right: Quentin Laroche, Simone Quarta, Alexandre Lorot, Rafael Moreno and Stefano Minadakis
The event brought together the best students from around the globe, world-class academics, scientists, top-ranked field specialists, and representatives of international energy companies. Participants identified the new vectors of the industry development and the career opportunities for talented young people.
Their achievement can be largely attributed to the innovative approach the School co-creates the curriculum with its professors, alumni and industry experts who make up the programme's Advisory Board, ensuring it remains aligned to the needs of the fast growing, dynamic industry.
The Youth Day 2018: Dialogue of Generations was part of the 8th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum (SPIGF-2018). The event took place from 2nd – 5th October, and it was held at the EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre.
This year's contest
More than 500 students from around the world submitted applications to participate at the 2018 event. They were asked to work on innovative and unique solutions for a business case. The selection process focused on the results of individual tasks and was carried out by an international expert commission (jury), formed by top representatives of industry companies, international organisations and universities that all are the partners of the Youth Day.
After passing a rigorous selection process, 130 students representing 44 universities from Austria, Belarus, Bolivia, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Poland, Portugal, Russia, the Netherlands, and the UK were selected to take part in the forum.
MSc in Energy Management students presented the strategic alliance between ENGIE and KPMG. Their research work focused on the strength on multi-sectoral and innovative services form ENGIE, and the strong expertise of KPMG on the Geographic Information Systems (GIS), placing ENGIE ahead in the digital integration race of the energy industry.
The Youth Day was a great opportunity for students interested in a career in the gas or energy sectors to express their leadership and professional skills and to communicate with top representatives from the leading energy companies in the world.
This year programme included various activities implemented in an interactive and competitive format. Participants had a series of debates and workshops on various topics:
- Digitalisation in Exploration & Production
- Gas infrastructure negotiations. Getting to win
- Digital transformation. Digital twins. Cybersecurity
- Hydrogen: a bridge between natural gas and renewables?
Attendees also had the opportunity to discuss the "Future of work in energy" directly with top-level executives from leading companies such as: Shell, OMV, Uniper. The debate was opened by Alexey Miller, chairman of the Management Committee, PJSC Gazprom. The main issues discussed were:
- Digital technologies in energy
- The future of the industry
- New generation of employees and the skills set required
Interested in becoming an energy expert and make a real impact in the industry? Check out how ESCP Europe's programmes will equip you with the tools you'll need!