2023 CONFERENCE AGENDA

  • 30 May 2023 Summit Conference Day One
  • 31 May 2023 Summit Conference Day Two
  • 01 June 2023 Summit Conference Day Three

09:00 AM 09:05 AM

Chair's Opening Remarks

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Tuesday 30 May 2023

09:00 AM - 09:05 AM

Chair's Opening Remarks

09:05 AM 09:15 AM

Opening Ministerial Keynote Address

Speaker

H.E. Duarte Cordeiro

Minister for Environment & Climate Action

Portugal

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Tuesday 30 May 2023

09:05 AM - 09:15 AM

Opening Ministerial Keynote Address

Speaker

H.E. Duarte Cordeiro

Minister for Environment & Climate Action, Portugal

09:15 AM 09:30 AM

Opening Secretary of State Keynote Address

Speaker

Ana Fontoura Gouveia

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate

Portugal

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Tuesday 30 May 2023

09:15 AM - 09:30 AM

Opening Secretary of State Keynote Address

Speaker

Ana Fontoura Gouveia

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate, Portugal

09:30 AM 11:00 AM

SESSION 1 – Global Energy Strategy Panel: Key Industry Disruptors & Their Consequences

• How can European leaders ensure a secure, sustainable energy future?
• Will geopolitical tensions hamper or encourage the European energy transition?
• Key COP27 outcomes and what they mean for for the global energy business
• Policies, regulations and incentives: The critical triangle to accelerate the pace of the energy
  transition
• COVID-19, energy transition and the Russia-Ukraine crisis – A review of their current impacts
  on macro energy
• Different approaches from key states to balance their energy security and costs with their
  decarbonisation pledges
• Hydrogen: How fast will it become economically viable at scale and how can we incentivise
  adoption?
• The Importance of a coordinated International plan to ensure efficiency through Renewables
• The role of gas in today’s energy mix: Balancing energy security with net zero ambitions

Speakers

H.E. Duarte Cordeiro

Minister for Environment & Climate Action

Portugal

Joseph McMonigle

Secretary General

International Energy Forum

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Tuesday 30 May 2023

09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

SESSION 1 – Global Energy Strategy Panel: Key Industry Disruptors & Their Consequences

• How can European leaders ensure a secure, sustainable energy future?
• Will geopolitical tensions hamper or encourage the European energy transition?
• Key COP27 outcomes and what they mean for for the global energy business
• Policies, regulations and incentives: The critical triangle to accelerate the pace of the energy
  transition
• COVID-19, energy transition and the Russia-Ukraine crisis – A review of their current impacts
  on macro energy
• Different approaches from key states to balance their energy security and costs with their
  decarbonisation pledges
• Hydrogen: How fast will it become economically viable at scale and how can we incentivise
  adoption?
• The Importance of a coordinated International plan to ensure efficiency through Renewables
• The role of gas in today’s energy mix: Balancing energy security with net zero ambitions

Speakers

H.E. Duarte Cordeiro

Minister for Environment & Climate Action, Portugal

Joseph McMonigle

Secretary General, International Energy Forum

11:30 AM 01:00 PM

SESSION 2 - The European Energy Transition Outlook: Addressing the Energy Trilemma - Security, Affordability & Decarbonisation

• Exploring macro European energy transition trends, the current status of the energy
  transition, and the long-term outlook for meeting net zero targets
• The evolving mechanisms to incentivise new projects: Where can we incentivise innovation?
• Are European climate change targets undermining energy security?
• How will gas and LNG continue to play a role in the energy mix moving forward?
• Incentives for the adoption of renewables gasses
• What role can the European Green deal play in strengthen the EU’s geopolitical position?
• The pathway to reaching EU Solar and Wind 2030 Targets
• How can the H2 Med pipeline act as the backbone for Hydrogen in Europe?

Speakers

Filipe Crisostomo Silva

CEO

Galp

Miguel Stilwell d'Andrade

CEO

EDP

Cornelius Matthes

CEO

Dii Desert Energy

Sébastien Clerc

CEO

Voltalia

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Tuesday 30 May 2023

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM

SESSION 2 - The European Energy Transition Outlook: Addressing the Energy Trilemma - Security, Affordability & Decarbonisation

• Exploring macro European energy transition trends, the current status of the energy
  transition, and the long-term outlook for meeting net zero targets
• The evolving mechanisms to incentivise new projects: Where can we incentivise innovation?
• Are European climate change targets undermining energy security?
• How will gas and LNG continue to play a role in the energy mix moving forward?
• Incentives for the adoption of renewables gasses
• What role can the European Green deal play in strengthen the EU’s geopolitical position?
• The pathway to reaching EU Solar and Wind 2030 Targets
• How can the H2 Med pipeline act as the backbone for Hydrogen in Europe?

Speakers

Filipe Crisostomo Silva

CEO, Galp

Miguel Stilwell d'Andrade

CEO, EDP

Cornelius Matthes

CEO, Dii Desert Energy

Sébastien Clerc

CEO, Voltalia

13:00 Networking Lunch

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

02:00 PM 02:45 PM

SESSION 3 - The Diversification of the Global Energy Mix: What Will the Energy Industry Look Like in 2050?

• Renewable energy hybridisation: Which power generation technologies are seeing the fastest
  growth?
   o Is regulation the biggest barrier in promoting new business models?
   o Where can greater cross border regulatory uniformity help drive innovation in
      business models?
• Hydrogen: What are the costs and technology scale-up challenges of grey, blue & green
  hydrogen
• Investments in solar energy to boost production and enhance the efficiency of solar
  operational assets
• Delivering solar and wind Projects: industry challenges
  o Scaling
  o De-risking project financing
  o Adopting best practice to mitigate supply chain, permitting and grid constraints
• Storage & CCS are vital for enabling the use of hydrogen as a new fuel source: How can
  collaboration be facilitated?
• What role does nuclear energy have within the industry considering sustainability and
  security?

Moderator

Pedro Amaral Jorge

CEO

APREN

Speaker

João Manso Neto

CEO

Greenvolt Group

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Tuesday 30 May 2023

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

SESSION 3 - The Diversification of the Global Energy Mix: What Will the Energy Industry Look Like in 2050?

• Renewable energy hybridisation: Which power generation technologies are seeing the fastest
  growth?
   o Is regulation the biggest barrier in promoting new business models?
   o Where can greater cross border regulatory uniformity help drive innovation in
      business models?
• Hydrogen: What are the costs and technology scale-up challenges of grey, blue & green
  hydrogen
• Investments in solar energy to boost production and enhance the efficiency of solar
  operational assets
• Delivering solar and wind Projects: industry challenges
  o Scaling
  o De-risking project financing
  o Adopting best practice to mitigate supply chain, permitting and grid constraints
• Storage & CCS are vital for enabling the use of hydrogen as a new fuel source: How can
  collaboration be facilitated?
• What role does nuclear energy have within the industry considering sustainability and
  security?

Moderator

Pedro Amaral Jorge

CEO, APREN

Speaker

João Manso Neto

CEO, Greenvolt Group

02:45 PM 04:00 PM

SESSION 4 - Unlocking the Hydrogen Economy: Ensuring Standardisation and Commerciality

• What is the role of hydrogen in the future energy mix if the net-zero targets are met?
• How can we circumvent the top three barriers to the development of CCS and Hydrogen:
  o Standardisation
  o Commerciality
  o Infrastructure
• Is scaling up electrolysers a top priority?
• How can EU boost clean hydrogen investment in 2023?
• Are we making enough progress on the implementation of the EU Hydrogen policy?
• How can initiatives such as RED II (Hydrogen and Gas Market Decarbonisation Package) and H2
  Med increase hydrogen transportation and decarbonistion within Europe?
• Are capital markets supporting green hydrogen development?
• What innovative storage strategies are being used to ensure maximum production and constant
  availability to meet demand?
• Are investors still looking for uniform regulation, guaranteed offtake contracts, feed in tariffs for
  hydrogen production and wider mechanisms?

Speakers

Constantinos Papalucas

Managing Director

EastMed Energy

Clementine Cowton

Director of External Affairs

Octopus Energy

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Tuesday 30 May 2023

02:45 PM - 04:00 PM

SESSION 4 - Unlocking the Hydrogen Economy: Ensuring Standardisation and Commerciality

• What is the role of hydrogen in the future energy mix if the net-zero targets are met?
• How can we circumvent the top three barriers to the development of CCS and Hydrogen:
  o Standardisation
  o Commerciality
  o Infrastructure
• Is scaling up electrolysers a top priority?
• How can EU boost clean hydrogen investment in 2023?
• Are we making enough progress on the implementation of the EU Hydrogen policy?
• How can initiatives such as RED II (Hydrogen and Gas Market Decarbonisation Package) and H2
  Med increase hydrogen transportation and decarbonistion within Europe?
• Are capital markets supporting green hydrogen development?
• What innovative storage strategies are being used to ensure maximum production and constant
  availability to meet demand?
• Are investors still looking for uniform regulation, guaranteed offtake contracts, feed in tariffs for
  hydrogen production and wider mechanisms?

Speakers

Constantinos Papalucas

Managing Director, EastMed Energy

Clementine Cowton

Director of External Affairs, Octopus Energy

04:30 PM 05:45 PM

SESSION 5 - Hard to Abate Sectors: Showcasing Business Models for Decarbonising Operations

• How can we rapidly increase investment to scale up and what strategies can we adopt to
  decarbonise heavy industries to meet net zero targets?
• What technological innovations will drive the transition on the mobility, industrial and
  building sectors?
• What can Europe learn from the US’ adoption of distributed generation solar?
   o The growth of solar communities in the US
   o Europe v US: Domestic Generation Approach and best practices
• Why are industrial clusters and energy communities critical to reaching net zero targets?
• What is the role of CCSU in the decarbonisation of heavy industry?
• Will cost, technical barriers and lack of ambitious policy act as an obstacle to
   accelerating green hydrogen through heavy industries?
• EU ETS and CBAM: How can policy act as the enabler?

Speakers

José Lopes

General Manager, Portugal

easyJet

Ferry Franz

Director Head of Hydrogen Affairs Europe

Toyota Motor Europe

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Tuesday 30 May 2023

04:30 PM - 05:45 PM

SESSION 5 - Hard to Abate Sectors: Showcasing Business Models for Decarbonising Operations

• How can we rapidly increase investment to scale up and what strategies can we adopt to
  decarbonise heavy industries to meet net zero targets?
• What technological innovations will drive the transition on the mobility, industrial and
  building sectors?
• What can Europe learn from the US’ adoption of distributed generation solar?
   o The growth of solar communities in the US
   o Europe v US: Domestic Generation Approach and best practices
• Why are industrial clusters and energy communities critical to reaching net zero targets?
• What is the role of CCSU in the decarbonisation of heavy industry?
• Will cost, technical barriers and lack of ambitious policy act as an obstacle to
   accelerating green hydrogen through heavy industries?
• EU ETS and CBAM: How can policy act as the enabler?

Speakers

José Lopes

General Manager, Portugal, easyJet

Ferry Franz

Director Head of Hydrogen Affairs Europe, Toyota Motor Europe

09:15 AM 09:30 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

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Wednesday 31 May 2023

09:15 AM - 09:30 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

09:30 AM 11:00 AM

SESSION 6 - European Carbon Markets: Policy Initiatives to Underpin Growth

• What impact will the cross-border carbon tax have on European companies’ decarbonisation
   plans?
• How would an increase to the cost of carbon under the ETS affect the transition?
• Verified vs. Compliance Carbon Markets – who, how and where do they trade them
• What new support mechanisms are needed for the energy sector and heavy industry?
• Which regulatory frameworks will enable us to reach 2030 and 2050 climate goals?
• What ETS offsets are permitted under EU compliance and what reporting limits are in place?

Moderator

Teresa Ponce de Leão

President

LNEG

Speakers

Biraj Borkhataria

Head of European Energy Research

RBC Capital Markets

Maxfield Weiss

Executive Director

CDP Europe

Brian Sullivan

Executive Director

IPIECA

Aydar Shakirov PhD

Head of Gas Market Analysis

Gas Exporting Countries Forum

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Wednesday 31 May 2023

09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

SESSION 6 - European Carbon Markets: Policy Initiatives to Underpin Growth

• What impact will the cross-border carbon tax have on European companies’ decarbonisation
   plans?
• How would an increase to the cost of carbon under the ETS affect the transition?
• Verified vs. Compliance Carbon Markets – who, how and where do they trade them
• What new support mechanisms are needed for the energy sector and heavy industry?
• Which regulatory frameworks will enable us to reach 2030 and 2050 climate goals?
• What ETS offsets are permitted under EU compliance and what reporting limits are in place?

Moderator

Teresa Ponce de Leão

President, LNEG

Speakers

Biraj Borkhataria

Head of European Energy Research, RBC Capital Markets

Maxfield Weiss

Executive Director, CDP Europe

Brian Sullivan

Executive Director, IPIECA

Aydar Shakirov PhD

Head of Gas Market Analysis, Gas Exporting Countries Forum

11:30 AM 12:45 PM

SESSION 7 – Data, Digitalisation & Technology: Accelerating the Energy Transition

• Leveraging technology to achieve decarbonisation goals: Showcasing innovation in digitalisation
  and technology to ensure the energy transition accelerates
• The role of cloud, AI, and digital platforms to improve carbon capture and storage, delivery of
  renewables and sustainable energy sources and low-/zero-carbon resources
• Digitalisation in reducing the net-carbon footprint and data capture pathways to reducing
  emissions along the value chain
• Cyber security: The importance of cyber defence and the latest developments and innovative
  technologies in preventing security breaches

Speakers

Ricardo Martinho

President

IBM Portugal

Juan Carlos Bonilla

Senior Vice President

OMV

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Wednesday 31 May 2023

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

SESSION 7 – Data, Digitalisation & Technology: Accelerating the Energy Transition

• Leveraging technology to achieve decarbonisation goals: Showcasing innovation in digitalisation
  and technology to ensure the energy transition accelerates
• The role of cloud, AI, and digital platforms to improve carbon capture and storage, delivery of
  renewables and sustainable energy sources and low-/zero-carbon resources
• Digitalisation in reducing the net-carbon footprint and data capture pathways to reducing
  emissions along the value chain
• Cyber security: The importance of cyber defence and the latest developments and innovative
  technologies in preventing security breaches

Speakers

Ricardo Martinho

President, IBM Portugal

Juan Carlos Bonilla

Senior Vice President, OMV

02:00 PM 03:30 PM

SESSION 8 - The Business Case for Renewables in Investors’ Portfolios

• What impact does the rise of green energy and renewable natural gas have on capital
  allocation?
• Where are we seeing financial decisions take place, and what is unique about the timings upon
  various projects?
• Sustainable Finance: Will SLB, SLL and green bonds act as a catalyst for the investment of
  capital into renewable energy projects?
• What do hydrogen developers need to show to reduce investment risk and demonstrate
  economic viability of scaled project development?
• Exploring new technologies and their investment risk: What type of return will wind and
  solar generate and will it be sufficient to attract sufficient capital from private investors?

Moderator

Rui de Oliveira Neves

Partner

Morais Leitão

Speaker

Christian Synetos

Director

BlackRock

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Wednesday 31 May 2023

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

SESSION 8 - The Business Case for Renewables in Investors’ Portfolios

• What impact does the rise of green energy and renewable natural gas have on capital
  allocation?
• Where are we seeing financial decisions take place, and what is unique about the timings upon
  various projects?
• Sustainable Finance: Will SLB, SLL and green bonds act as a catalyst for the investment of
  capital into renewable energy projects?
• What do hydrogen developers need to show to reduce investment risk and demonstrate
  economic viability of scaled project development?
• Exploring new technologies and their investment risk: What type of return will wind and
  solar generate and will it be sufficient to attract sufficient capital from private investors?

Moderator

Rui de Oliveira Neves

Partner, Morais Leitão

Speaker

Christian Synetos

Director, BlackRock

04:00 PM 05:45 PM

SESSION 9 - Investing in the Next Generation of Talent: Empowering the Leaders of Tomorrow

• What are the long-term solutions to attracting and retaining talent and a skilled workforce?
• Industry reputation: A strong brand that is visible to employees, career path development,
  salaries, employee incentives
• What strategies are in place to recognise talent and ensure an early capture of high potential
  employees?
• What skills and talents are needed to drive the business forward and deliver results?

Moderator

Nelson Lage

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Adene

Speakers

Susana Serôdio

Head of Policy & Market Intelligence

APREN

Pedro Ferreira

Strategic Consultant

FELPT

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Wednesday 31 May 2023

04:00 PM - 05:45 PM

SESSION 9 - Investing in the Next Generation of Talent: Empowering the Leaders of Tomorrow

• What are the long-term solutions to attracting and retaining talent and a skilled workforce?
• Industry reputation: A strong brand that is visible to employees, career path development,
  salaries, employee incentives
• What strategies are in place to recognise talent and ensure an early capture of high potential
  employees?
• What skills and talents are needed to drive the business forward and deliver results?

Moderator

Nelson Lage

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Adene

Speakers

Susana Serôdio

Head of Policy & Market Intelligence, APREN

Pedro Ferreira

Strategic Consultant, FELPT

09:15 AM 09:30 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

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Thursday 01 June 2023

09:15 AM - 09:30 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

09:30 AM 10:45 AM

SESSION 10 - Europe’s Energy Storage Crisis: Solutions & Enablers

• Flexible energy storage solutions to enable renewables onto energy grids
• With highly volatile market prices, how are investors making decisions and ensuring project
development
• New drivers of electricity consumption from electric cars to data centres
• For electricity distribution, what are the issues surrounding efficiency, optimisation, redundancy,
and standardisation?
• For the continuity of electric supply, what are the competing alternatives for energy storage?
• Collaboration in the battery value chain and the growing demand for European supply chains
• For electricity distribution, what are the issues surrounding efficiency, optimisation,
redundancy, and standardisation?
• For the continuity of electric supply, what are the competing alternatives for energy
storage?

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Thursday 01 June 2023

09:30 AM - 10:45 AM

SESSION 10 - Europe’s Energy Storage Crisis: Solutions & Enablers

• Flexible energy storage solutions to enable renewables onto energy grids
• With highly volatile market prices, how are investors making decisions and ensuring project
development
• New drivers of electricity consumption from electric cars to data centres
• For electricity distribution, what are the issues surrounding efficiency, optimisation, redundancy,
and standardisation?
• For the continuity of electric supply, what are the competing alternatives for energy storage?
• Collaboration in the battery value chain and the growing demand for European supply chains
• For electricity distribution, what are the issues surrounding efficiency, optimisation,
redundancy, and standardisation?
• For the continuity of electric supply, what are the competing alternatives for energy
storage?

11:15 AM 12:30 PM

SESSION 11 - Investing in Offshore Wind to Reinvigorate Europe’s Wind Industry

• How is Portugal leading the way by launching offshore wind projects and the
  countries first ever wind energy auction?
• How can wind, solar, storage and other elements help compliment one another
  operationally?
• What models and strategies are being used to expand the grid network and increase
  wind construction in Europe after a poor year?
• Can we sustainability convert wind energy to hydrogen from an operational and
  economical perspective?

Speakers

Helen Spence-Jackson,

AVP European Strategy and Engagement

Environmental Defense Fund

Teresa Ponce de Leão

President

LNEG

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Thursday 01 June 2023

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

SESSION 11 - Investing in Offshore Wind to Reinvigorate Europe’s Wind Industry

• How is Portugal leading the way by launching offshore wind projects and the
  countries first ever wind energy auction?
• How can wind, solar, storage and other elements help compliment one another
  operationally?
• What models and strategies are being used to expand the grid network and increase
  wind construction in Europe after a poor year?
• Can we sustainability convert wind energy to hydrogen from an operational and
  economical perspective?

Speakers

Helen Spence-Jackson,

AVP European Strategy and Engagement, Environmental Defense Fund

Teresa Ponce de Leão

President, LNEG

  • 30 May 2023 Summit Conference Day One
  • 31 May 2023 Summit Conference Day Two
  • 01 June 2023 Summit Conference Day Three