Russian and Chinese speakers at World Energy Council summit

THE latest speakers to be confirmed for the 23rd World Energy Congress in Turkey in October are from two of the major geographies in world energy, Russia and China.

Lou Caruana

Chief operating officer of Russia’s Rosatom Sergey Kirienko and, Chairman of the China Datang Corporation Jinhang Chen have now confirmed as speakers at the event, which is critical in shaping the future of the global energy landscape at a time when the industry is at a crucial transition.

The 250 speakers who will feature at the World Energy Congress between 9 and 13 October come from 81 countries and include over 40 government ministers including Baake Rainer, Germany’s State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Energy, and Prince Albert II of Monaco.

This year’s event will witness senior representatives from Saudi Aramco, BP, OPEC, ENI, OMV, Gazprom, SOCAR and Total, among others, discussing the implications of the commodity price storm. Speakers from top energy innovators such as Econet, Silver Spring, TTTech, GE, Mobisol and Off-Grid Electric are also signed up. Appearing alongside these business names will be energy leaders such as Fatih Birol from the IEA and Christina Figueres from the UNFCCC.

Over four days, the program for the Congress will explore the critical priorities facing the energy industry today including of resilience, business models, governance, climate, financing and market dynamics.

World Energy Council Secretary General Christoph Frei said: “The 2016 World Energy Congress is the event which will define the future direction of the energy industry.

“It will actively embrace the new frontiers of the sector. We will look at the Jazz and Symphony models of energy markets. We will explore the importance of innovative business models and the commodity price storm. The calibre and range of speakers is reflective of the priorities which we have outlined.”

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