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The Economist Events Hosts the Energy Summit 2015

LONDON, October 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

The new realities of the energy industry: what will it look like 15 years from now?  

Amid concerns and speculation about the dramatic fall in oil prices and the implications of COP 21, The Economist Events will convene more than 200 senior representatives to discuss what the energy industry will look like 15 years from now at its Energy Summit 2015 at The HAC in London on November 4-5th 2015.

The Economist Events' Energy Summit will unite senior representatives from the supermajors, independents and national oil companies with executives from the utility and renewable sectors, together with policy makers, economists and academics. With major changes taking place across the energy sector due to the fall in oil price, the introduction of new regulation, innovation in technology, the shale gas boom and the exploitation of new energy sources, the industry has to decide what new initiatives and technologies to embrace to achieve a secure, affordable and sustainable energy supply.

"While it is far from certain what the future holds for the energy sector, the challenge is to come together and take a broader look at the global industry amidst these changes, through the lens of careful discussion and debate. Delegates will have the opportunity to participate in these conversations alongside the world's leading energy experts and build an informed view about what the global energy sector will look like in 15 years' time," commented Henry Tricks, The Economist's energy and commodities editor, who will be chairing the event with Miranda Johnson, environment correspondent at The Economist, Edward Lucas, senior editor at The Economist and Roger Harrabin, energy and environment analyst at the BBC.

Key speakers discussing the drivers for energy demand and supply going into the future, the implications of COP21, Europe's low-carbon future, energy policy and the future for unconventionals include:

  • Luca Bettonte, Chief Executive Officer, ERG
  • Philippe Boisseau, President of Marketing and Services and President of New Energies, Total
  • Eldar Sætre, President and Chief Executive Officer, Statoil
  • Francis Egan, Chief Executive Officer, Cuadrilla Resources
  • David Eyton, Head of Technology, BP
  • Vidar Helgesen, Minister of EEA and EU Affairs and Chief of Staff at the Office of the Prime Minister, Government of Norway
  • Ravi Kailas, Founder and Chairman, Mytrah Energy
  • Mark Kenber, Chief Executive Officer, The Climate Group
  • Jean-Bernard Lévy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EDF Group
  • Dominique Ristori, Director General for Energy, European Commission
  • Ian Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vitol
  • Dorothy Thompson CBE, Chief Executive, Drax Group
  • Paul Stevens, Distinguished Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House
  • Scott Sheffield, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pioneer Natural Resources
  • David Walker, Chief Executive Officer, DNV GL Energy
  • Penelope Warne, Senior Partner, Head of Energy and Chairman of the Board, CMS

For the latest programme and to register your place at the event, please visit the Energy Summit website here. You can also join us on Twitter at #EconEnergy15 and @EconomistEvents.

About The Economist Events  

The Economist Events is the leading provider of international forums for senior executives seeking new insights into strategic issues. These meetings include industry conferences, management events and government roundtables held around the world. As part of The Economist Group, The Economist Events is a highly respected brand with a 162-year history and an unrivalled reputation for excellence and independence. Each meeting organised by The Economist Events delivers objective and informed analysis. Our meetings provide unusually high-level forums where senior executives can gain insights, exchange views and compare strategies.

See http://www.economist.com/events for more information, and join us on Twitter: @EconomistEvents

Platinum sponsor:  


Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Operating in more than 100 countries, the company's 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping their customers in the maritime, oil & gas, energy and other industries to make the world safer, smarter and greener.

Technology sponsor: 


BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies. We provide customers with fuel

For transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items as diverse as paints, clothes and packaging.

We employ around 85,000 people in almost 80 countries worldwide. Through our two main operating segments, Upstream and Downstream, we find, develop and produce essential sources of energy, turning them into products that people need. Our projects and operations help to generate

employment, investment and tax revenues in countries and communities across the world. Technology underpins BP's strategy and portfolio. In the Upstream, BP's flagship technology programmes include advanced seismic imaging, enhanced oil recovery and digital optimisation. In the Downstream, BP's technology programmes are focused on the refining and conversion of oil and gas into energy efficient products for businesses and consumers.

Silver sponsors: 


CMS is a full-service top 10 global law firm, providing clients with specialist, business-focused advice in law and tax matters. With 59 offices and  3,500 legal professionals across the world, working in sector-based teams and trained in project management, our focus is on our clients and fulfilling their objectives.  

In a competitive legal market, we stand apart through our deep commitment to understanding our clients´ business and the sectors and countries in which we operate. From major multinationals and mid-caps to enterprising start-ups, we provide the technical rigour, strategic excellence and long-term partnership to keep each client ahead whatever its chosen markets.


Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. Dow drives innovation from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address challenges such as clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increased agricultural production. Dow's five operating segments include an integrated portfolio of market-leading specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses. More information about Dow can be found at http://www.dow.com.


ERG has been operating successfully in the energy sector for almost 80 years.

Through ERG Renew it is the leading wind energy operator in Italy and is one of the primary operators in Europe (1,446 MW installed). Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, ERG also operates in the production and marketing of thermoelectric power and steam. Through the TotalErg joint venture, it has a strategic presence in fuel distribution.

Experience, dynamism and sustainable development are the hallmarks of our way of doing business.

We rise up to challenges and we count on the talent of our employees and the value of our partners to achieve increasingly better results. Our approach has always been characterised by ethics, credibility and efficiency.


Mytrah Energy Ltd. (AIM: MYT), the pioneer and one of the largest Independent Power Producers ('IPP') in renewable energy, in India, with 560 MW of wind power generation across 11 projects and 6 States. The Company has 172 wind masts installed across multiple states in India, providing a rich source of information from which to select its future projects. Mytrah Energy, a smart utility, currently has an active development pipeline of about 3500 MW of wind and 500 MW of solar.

Source: PR Newswire (October 12, 2015 - 5:00 AM EDT)

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