The Global Energy & Utilities Forum Agenda

Bringing together leading government authorities, regulators, industry practitioners and solution providers to enable thought leading discussions on the future of the energy and utilities industry as it moves towards a diverse, digitised and sustainable future. Formed with expert guidance from the MEE Executive Committee, the agenda will explore key areas such as digital transformation, green recovery, project financing and electrification. The forum will leverage Informa Markets' strength in the global power, energy and utilities market and will be supported by digital activities before, during and after the event.

Below is the outline of some of the key topics:

12:00 - 13:00

How would the Next 50 Years in Energy Look Like? (Renewable and Clean Energy)

Switching to wind, water and solar worldwide could eliminate 4 to 7 million deaths from air pollution annually, while first slowing and then reversing the effects of global warming and, in doing so, stabilizing the global energy sector.

While replacing fossil fuels with mainly wind and solar power is entirely possible by 2050, such a dramatic transformation couldn’t be achieved in the short-term without the full support of policymakers, investors and many other relevant organizations.

This session will reflect upon the changing landscape, trade within nations, targets for emissions and policies in achieving the climate targets.

14:00 - 15:00

Smart solutions towards the race to digitalization (everything digital)

The adoption of digital technology is fast becoming mainstream as the power and electricity sector continues to grow across the globe. The seminars will showcase cutting-edge content from those at the very forefront of the industry’s digital revolution. The series is split into three distinct themed days. Smart Building and Office Workspace; Digital Grids and Digital Future Cities.

16:00 - 17:00

Renewable Energy – Redefining the Energy Transition

Is 2021 the inflection point for the energy transition? The trends are set: historically low oil and gas prices, decreasing energy demand, falling renewable energy prices, deflationary power prices and discussions on stranded assets. How will investment flows change given the situation? How can renewable energy take the lead in the energy transition? Is it time for a new paradigm?

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10:30 - 11:30

Energy Storage, Management and Efficiency

Energy storage technologies have evolved rapidly in recent years - and with good reason, given the exponential growth in utility-scale plant capacity. Learn about business models, applications, tenders and more. Consider how the market is shifting and adapting as power generation, distribution, and storage technologies open new possibilities.

What are the drivers, enablers and alternatives to battery storage deployment? Is the energy storage market creating enough investment opportunities and energy storage solutions pace the way towards smart cities? Find out what is behind the hype.

12:00 - 13:00

Making technologies work for you - choosing right over latest

Decisions made today will have huge implications in years to come for greener growth and sustainability. A sustainable energy future will only be achievable through innovation and new systems. Technological advancements are transforming business and operating models in the areas of connectivity, automation and artificial intelligence. These challenges are creating exciting opportunities and newer possibilities.

14:00 - 15:00

Green Hydrogen: A ride through Vision, Strategy and Policy Making

What are the political and regulatory framework conditions? How are governments managing the transformation from the natural gas to the hydrogen economy? What role does hydrogen play in the decarbonization of the energy industry? Use cases. Get your latest up-date. How can oil & gas use hydrogen as an opportunity, e.g. for repurposing infrastructure? Which role can international cooperation, e.g. with Europe, play to boost the development of green hydrogen in the region.

15:30 - 16:30

Green Hydrogen: Tech Up-Date - Producing, Transporting, Distributing, Using

What does it take to make green hydrogen the sustainable fuel of the future from a certification and technical point? What projects are running currently? Where should the generation capacities for green hydrogen be and what is the estimate of price and market for the future? Which role does waste to hydrogen play? How can green molecules be produced and shipped to local and world markets?

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10:30 - 11:30

Balancing Energy Mix, Demand VS Supply, Interconnectivity

The current environment of business requires immense collaboration and cooperation amongst different sectors and therefore, interconnectivity, load sharing, storage and distribution of excess power amongst cities and countries becomes increasingly vital. The session will focus on the importance of interconnectivity, managing the demand VS supply curve and working towards a balanced energy mix. There is an increased need than ever before to understand the optimization of the energy system in order to place all crucial but complicated elements together.

12:00 - 13:00

Different investment tools available for making the industry attractive

Financing tools and programs are needed to be attractive and lucrative at every point in a business. Whether you are a startup, launching a pilot project, reaching commercial scales in newer technology and funding resources for energy projects.

The session will also discuss new tolls and business models to green financing, climate funds and public private partnerships.

14:00 - 15:00

Renewable Energy: Project Assessments and best case-studies in MENA

A market estimated to be worth more than $20 billion until 20204, according to the MESIA (Middle East Solar Industry Association), MENA solar sector is poised to witness further growth and continue its upward trajectory. The regions utility-scale projects are among the most competitive worldwide. Distributed solar projects are gaining momentum.

15:30 - 16:30

Localization: The future lies within the local markets? (technology, funds, manufacturing etc)

Quite a considerable number of countries are now propagating localization within their economies in order to fuel growth, attract investments and create job opportunities.

The session will look at the benefits of localization and what role it plays in elevating the involvement of local industries.

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