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Aurora Spring Forum 2017

Wednesday 22 March
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“The Transformation Underway in the Global Energy System”

Aurora’s 2017 Spring Forum was an exclusive, invitation only event convened in Oxford.

Our forum offered the opportunity to engage in debate and tackle the medium-term issues facing the energy industries, given both the climate change agenda and the very rapid technical progress reshaping our industry.

The day included a number of panel-led discussions and break-out sessions chaired by Aurora’s leadership team.

Our speakers

Matthew Bell - Chief Executive, CCC
Ben van Beurden - CEO, Shell
Peter Bruce - Professor , University of Oxford
Iain Conn - CEO, Centrica
Dr. Frank Mastiaux - CEO, EnBW
Dermot Nolan - CEO, Ofgem
Dorothy Thompson - CEO, Drax
Paul Massara - CEO, North Star Solar
Dr. Sam Stranks - Professor, University of Cambridge
Alexander Voigt - CEO, Lumenion GmbH
Sonja Chirico Indrebø - Vice President Strategy & Innovation, Statoil
Cordi O'Hara - Director of UK System Operations, National Grid
Brian Davis - Vice President, Integrated Energy Solutions, Shell
Wilfrid Petrie - CEO, ENGIE UK & Ireland
Philip ten Bosch - Head of EMEA Power & Utilities, Co-Head Asia Power & Utilities, Citigroup
Neil Griffiths-Lambeth - Associate Managing Director, Moody's
Christopher Hunt - Partner & Managing Director, Riverstone
Andrew McDowell - Vice-President, European Investment Bank
Professor Dr. Andreas Loeschel - Director of the Centre Applied Economic Research, University of Münster
Dr. Georg Müller - Chief Executive & Commercial Director, MVV Energie AG
Dr. Carsten Rolle - Department Head - Energy and Climate Policy, The Federation of German Industries

Our panels

Opening Address: Ben van Beurden

To read Mr van Beurden’s Opening Keynote Address please click here

The transformation underway in the global energy system: electrification, digitalisation, zero marginal cost competition, and the rise of distributed energy. Keynotes: Iain Conn | Dr. Frank Mastiaux

To read Mr Conn’s Keynote please click here

Current state of play in the energy market reform: successes, failures and next steps.

Speakers: Matthew Bell | Dermot Nolan | Dorothy Thompson CBE

Emerging technologies, scientific progress and deployment potential.

Speakers: Professor Peter Bruce | Paul Massara | Dr Sam Stranks | Alexander Voigt

Implementing the energy transformation.

Speakers: Sonja Chirico Indrebø | Cordi O’Hara | Brian Davis | Wilfrid Petrie

Financing the energy transformation.

Speakers: Philip ten Bosch | Neil Griffiths-Lambeth | Christopher Hunt | Andrew McDowell

Current state of play in the Energiewende: successes, failures and next steps.

Speakers: Prof Dr Andreas Löschel | Dr Georg Müller | Dr Carsten Rolle


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