Date: November 28, 2017 | Register here
Prices: starting from GBP 822,-
Location: London, The United Kingdom
Energy Summit 2017
Several technological revolutions are taking place simultaneously in energy markets, which promise a future of abundance, rather than scarcity. The first is shale. This year the ability of independent American oil producers to keep fracking despite relatively adverse conditions has foiled OPEC’s ability to rescue prices.
The second is renewable electricity. Prices of wind and solar power have continued to fall this year, especially in developing countries, and investment in renewables continues to outstrip that of traditional sources of power generation, such as coal and gas.
Thirdly, batteries are emerging as potential disruptors in both oil and power markets. Partly thanks to lower battery costs, France and Britain believe it is feasible to phase out cars powered exclusively by petrol and diesel by 2040.
In this new era, big energy companies that have built their businesses around overcoming scarcity are having to adapt fast. National oil companies face even greater upheaval and electric utilities, too, are changing their business models to prepare for a future of cheap power.
The transition also has important ramifications for geopolitics. America has once again become a powerful player in the oil markets and its LNG exports are changing the dynamics of global gas markets. OPEC’s big hope for survival is that a shortage of investment in big oil projects will cause prices to skyrocket again in the next few years. Meanwhile, its future is uncertain.
Who should attend?
The Energy Summit will bring together business leaders, policymakers and independent experts, to discuss the big topics shaping the industry.
How should big oil companies adapt to this new era? What is the outlook for shale? Can renewables prosper without subsidies? Are electric vehicles on the verge of a Model-T moment? How are pollution and climate change transforming the outlook for energy?
Delegates will hear from industry leaders and meet experts from related industries such as cybersecurity, big data and the internet of things.
Join industry majors, policymakers and independent experts, to debate and discuss the big topics affecting the industry today including:
- How should big oil companies adapt to this new era?
- What is the outlook for shale?
- Can renewables prosper without subsidies?
- Are electric vehicles on the verge of a Model-T moment?
- How are pollution and climate change transforming the outlook for energy?