The Global Power & Energy Exhibition (GPEX), taking place in Barcelona, Spain on 17-20 September 2018, will showcase the strategies and technologies needed to adapt to the global transition, and the move towards a more sustainable, low-carbon and smart energy system.

GPEX will establish the framework for the global energy transition, addressing important commercial, regulatory, geopolitical and technical issues impacting the future of the power and energy industry, as well as focus on citizens, as distributed energy generation agents in this new energy model.

Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
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Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels

Meet decision-makers across the finance, investment and energy industry will meet to debate mechanisms to fund clean energy development, and the new business models of the sector.

Day 2 Chairperson
Energy Storage & Microgrid Engineer
Solarcentury
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Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels

An interactive session with a leading industry expert.

Head of Portfolio Management
Caisse des Dépôts (CDC)
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Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels

An inspiring case study featuring an investor and a project proponent followed by an in-depth discussion with a varied panel of financial players.

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Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels

What is the business case for the current global shift in the way investors and financial institutions approach energy investment?

  • What are the financial risks and opportunities of the low-carbon transition?
  • Why should companies and investors shift to clean and renewable energy?
  • How can shareholders engage with corporate companies and drive the uptake of clean energy over fossil fuels?
Investment Director
GE Ventures
Director
Foresight Group
Vice President - Senior Credit Officer, Infrastructure Finance
Moody's Investors Service
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Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
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Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels

Decision-makers from traditional energy organisations and new market entrants will meet to discuss the new business models of the power and energy sector. Topics will include decentralisation, energy efficiency, the decarbonisation of the transport sector and how gas and renewables can collaborate.

 

12:05 - 12:20
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Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
Secretary General
eurelectric
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Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels

How will the growing decentralisation of power change the face of the industry in the next 30 years?

  • What are the new energy retail business models?
  • Who are the new energy market entrants and what do they bring to the table?
  • What is the role of consumers in the shift to a decentralised model?
  • How are industry incumbents reacting to this possible step-change?
  • What lessons can new and traditional industry players learn from each other?
Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer
Holaluz
Chief Executive Officer
Open Utility
Vice President, Head Region Europe, Sales Power Plants
MAN Diesel & Turbo
Secretary General
GEODE
13:00 - 14:15
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Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
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Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels

How should gas and renewable energy companies evolve and collaborate for a low-carbon economy?

  • Is gas the perfect bed-fellow for renewables in a drive towards a low-carbon environment?
  • How do gas and electricity storage cope with the issue of renewable energy intermittency?
  • If flexibility of back-up capacity to solar and wind is to grow, what are the implications for gas infrastructure development?
  • What policy steps need to be taken to support this relationship?
Managing Director
Westnetz GmbH
Chief Power Development Officer
JERA
Senior Policy Advisor
E3G
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Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels

How is the demand-side driving innovation in the energy sector?

  • How are energy companies adapting to the evolution towards an increasingly consumer-centric industry?
  • What is the role of aggregators in the new energy realm?
  • How can demand-response solutions help increase energy efficiency?
Director
Catalan Institute of Energy (ICAEN), Government of Catalonia
Chief Communications Officer, Communication & Market Research
Next Kraftwerke
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Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels
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Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels

What is necessary for the transport sector to decarbonise across industries?

  • What are the alternatives to using fossil fuels - how do gas, hydrogen and biofuels fit into the new mix?
  • What is the role of regional and city governments in accelerating the decarbonisation of the transport sector?
  • Electrification - what is required for the creation of a reliable, affordable and easy-to-use infrastructure for supply of energy?
  • How can the industry accelerate battery storage innovation and lower technology costs?
Chief Executive Officer
Kiira Motors Corporation
Managing Director
Vattenfall Europe Innovation
Head of Global Analysis
Bloomberg New Energy Finance
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Plenary Discussions and C-Suite Panels

Energy and power industry players, investment decision-makers, corporates and policy-makers and regulators need to collaborate for the energy transition to accelerate. As a conclusion to the Global Power & Energy Leaders' Summit, what will global power look like in 2050? What will be the disruptor of tomorrow?

Chairman of Executive Committee & Chief Executive Officer
Encevo S.A.
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Energy Storage & Microgrid Engineer
Solarcentury
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