Summit Agenda

Day 1

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Registration & Networking
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Chair’s opening remarks and welcome
Speaker
Jesse Scott
Director of International Programmes
Agora Energiewende
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Navigating to a low carbon future: the steps you should be taking today to prepare for the leaps and bounds tomorrow
Energy transition is reshaping demand, particularly as net-zero target dates draw near and policy attention and investment capital focus on a low carbon future. Our keynote panel will examine the critical importance of a realistic roadmap and lay out practical steps and key milestones for business today. Together, we will discuss:

  • Why you need to start with an audit - understanding current emissions and the scale of the task
  • How to galvanise stakeholder engagement - what is needed to drive decision making for the big
  • Investment
  • How to review results and set the next milestones - expert recommendations for your roadmap process
  • What’s hot and what’s not - revealing the technology innovations we want and need
Speakers
Miguel A. Calderón
Carbon Cycle Director Division – ESG
Cepsa
Joachim von Scheele
Director Global Commercialization
Linde
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Networking break
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Ready to roll: technology you can and should implement next

Our panel takes us on a stimulating technology exploration, transporting us 30 years into the future to showcase the results of critical investments set to help deliver ambitious carbon goals. Working back from the world in 2050, they will examine:

  • How close we are to technology take off - the pace of innovation and the reasons to take action now, or risk getting left behind
  • The opportunity cost of technology investment - what you might miss out on and is it worth it
  • How investment increases attractiveness - successfully decarbonised processes in the context of client and investor
Speakers
Maurits van Tol
Chief Technology Officer
Johnson Matthey
Matthew Williamson
Vice President - Blue Hydrogen
BP
Daniel Carter
Vice President of Decarbonization and New Energies
Wood
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Networking lunch
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The business case for carbon capture

Not everyone agrees that carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) has, so far, lived up to its promise. Deployment has been slow: annual CCUS investment has consistently accounted for less than 0.5% of global investment in clean energy and efficiency technologies. Yet enhanced technologies are positioned to alter the economics in fundamental ways. This session introduces critical cross-industry learnings to shine a spotlight on the full potential of CCUS in decarbonisation portfolios, in particular:

  • What are the key cost factors and how are they set to evolve?
  • Separation of the supply chain and the impact of more accessible CCUS
  • Transport and storage - when will CCUS become widely deployed by EIIs?
  • The role of pipeline and other infrastructure - projections and what they mean for you
  • How do the learnings of the O&G sector apply for EIIs?
Speaker
Angus Gillespie
Manager, European Affairs
Global CCS Institute
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Assessing the investment landscape for CCUS projects: roles and expectations
  • Up to date overview of the current state of play - who is invested where and why
  • The long-term prospects for an expensive but essential technology - where does the investment community identify the major risks and opportunities?
  • The ecosystem in detail - who should be doing what and when?
  • Entering the CCUS market for the first time as an EII
Speaker
Syrie Crouch
Vice President CCS
Shell
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The cutting edge of carbon capture in cement

The cutting edge of carbon capture in cement

  • Current best practice: Who are the bleeding edge leaders and what are they doing?
  • What carbon solutions complement your offering and work for your existing markets?
  • Understanding what the value chain could look like infrastructure and the positions of European governments.
Speaker
Claude Loréa
Cement Director
Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA)
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The role of Oil and Gas in cross-sector CCS success
  • Contextualising the O&G CCS network and it’s potential to unlock decarbonisation opportunity across hard to abate industries
  • The importance of homogenising the approach to CCS projects to reduce cost and risk - standardisation
  • CCS partnerships in practice - key learnings from Eni
Speaker
Concetto Fischetti
Energy Transition Director
IOGP
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CCS Q&A
Speakers
Claude Loréa
Cement Director
Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA)
Syrie Crouch
Vice President CCS
Shell
Angus Gillespie
Manager, European Affairs
Global CCS Institute
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Refreshment break & speed networking
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Working hand in hand: creating clusters and coalitions to deliver successful hydrogen projects

Much has been said about the importance of facilitating collaborations through regional and international clusters, across sectors, market segments and the entire value chain. What does industry partnership in action look like, and what are the outcomes? Who shouldered what risk and who reaped the rewards?

Speaker
Chris Manson-Whitton
Director
Progressive Energy
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Want not, waste not: a biofuels case study
What options open up when cutting-edge technology transforms raw materials, like vegetable oil waste, used cooking oil, biomass, and more into fuel? We explore how the pioneering Spanish organisation Repsol is decisively promoting a new technological route that might be key in the path towards carbon neutrality. 
Speaker
Miguel Ángel García Carreño
Senior Manager of Process Development
Repsol
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Renewables Q&A
Speakers
Chris Manson-Whitton
Director
Progressive Energy
Miguel Ángel García Carreño
Senior Manager of Process Development
Repsol
Business networking - Evening event

Join the exclusive event reception and nurture your network. Continue the conversations about the insights and opportunities uncovered earlier in the day, build and strengthen cross-market relationships

Day 2

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Check in & Networking
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Chair's opening remarks Day 2
Speaker
Jesse Scott
Director of International Programmes
Agora Energiewende
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Zeroing in on Zero GHG
There is no doubt that the journey to zero GHG now requires accelerated industry transformation. With stakeholders and investors increasingly demanding that companies take action industries must respond. So, what are the enablers of efficient industrial transformation? To find out we ask:

  • How are energy systems evolving and what is the role of the circular economy?
  • How can you create a roadmap that connects the sectors, factories, and clusters that matter?
  • How important is electrification and what other options should you be considering?
  • What are the steps you should take this week, this quarter, and this year?
Speaker
André Faaij
Director of Science
TNO Energy Transition
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Ready to stand the test of time: investment strategies for current and future policy landscapes

An essential briefing on how policy is shaping the market and how you can anticipate and prepare for change. What new obligations are on the horizons and how will they impact external stakeholders in your business.

  • How can policy mandates drive profitability?
  • Are policymakers encouraging the right balance of blue and green hydrogen?
  • Clients are seeking compliance – how can the refining industry support them?
  • As governments become increasingly ambitious, how can the refining industry keep up and keep commitments 
  • Assessing and managing risk – how can we determine the best way forward?
Speaker
Jean-Marc Sohier
Director
Concawe
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Networking break
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What needs to become true for a technology to scale and become profitable

Carbon neutral has become an organising principle for businesses and will require portfolio shifts, innovation and technology. Capex consistency will be demanded by institutional investors and consumers as well; Technology options are available, but the fundamental economics are sometimes prohibitive. Fred will explain some key concepts and the strategies needed to take advantage of them.

  • How do we gauge climate-related asset risk and measure the opportunity for investing in mitigating technology?
  • How do decarbonised processes become part of your competitive positioning?
  • Fundamental economics vs government support vs philanthropic mechanisms - where do the technologies on the table fit? 
  • Connecting with the global start-up ecosystem will be important for large industries - what should your strategy be?
Speaker
Fred van Beuningen
Managing Partner
Chrysalix Venture Capital
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Chain reaction: the value chains are evolving, what should we expect?
We ask big customers to outline their expectations and future requirements regarding cement, steel, and fuel products to find out how closely aligned value chains are evolving. In this final panel we shine a spotlight on key focus areas:

  • Their decarbonisation strategy - behaviours, processes, and materials
  • Their clients’ role and the impact on suppliers now, and as consumer behaviour changes
  • What do they require from carbon-intensive materials going forward?
  • What collaborations work best and what ideas do they have for the future?
Speakers
Lara Young
Group Climate Change Director
Costain
John Davies
Head of Sustainability
Derwent London
Jim Heverin
Director
Zaha Hadid Architects
Tim Chapman
Director Infrastructure Design
ARUP
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Closing remarks
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Networking lunch
Summit closes

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