Mind the Gap – Market Accelerator Platform where Deals Happen
The world is undergoing an unprecedented energy transition. Despite transformational governmental policies and emerging technologies being deployed since the Paris Climate Change Agreement, the promise of a low carbon future remains challenging. Progress varies widely from country to country, but the ability to mobilise and deploy capital is an ever-constant thorn in the side of policy makers and asset owners alike who are driving the sector.
The Energy Capital Leaders Assembly in Paris will address the evolution of energy players’ businesses and the financial industry. This year’s theme is ‘Mind the Gap’ – the narrative we use to describe the widening disparity between viable projects reaching FID and the funds available to be put to use in order to make a low carbon future a reality.
The Energy Council has partnered with the two largest power events in Europe, European Utility Week and PowerGen Europe, to create the ultimate end-to-end European energy experience for the whole energy supply chain. The value proposition of the Energy Council is to bring together investors and asset owners from traditional utilities and major energy companies, to support the Energy Transition; not just from a geopolitical standpoint but to enable participants to navigate the finance and investment landscape.
Through our proprietary One2One meeting format, participants can also maximise their time out of office with pre-arranged meetings with buy and sell-side participants. The event is specifically designed to encourage deal-flow and develop relationships in an informal environment.
Executives attending Energy Capital Leaders will also gain free access to our co-located partner events: European Utility Week and PowerGen Europe.
2019 Draft Agenda
Day 1 - 13 November 2019
08:00 Registration & Networking Coffee
Defining the Roadmap for Future Energy in Europe
09:00 Opening Remarks from the Energy Council
09:00-09.30 Keynote: Building an industry towards a low carbon circular economy future – ensuring flexible, available and affordable energy for all
09:30-10:30 CEO session: What are the best strategies for energy companies to position their businesses in the context of long-term industry and consumer trends
10:30-11:15 Morning Networking Break
11:15 – 12.30 Finance Panel: Navigating the finance and investment landscape to support the energy transition
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break and Networking
13:30 – 14:30 Private Equity Panel: The approach of Private Equity within the energy sector beyond 2019
14:30 – 15:30 Institutional Panel: Sustainable Development Goals and ESG investing – how can asset owners continue to have a social licence to operate?
15:30-16:00 Afternoon Networking Break
16:00 – 17:00 Sell-side analysts panel – the pressing leadership challenges facing the sector within increasingly competitive markets
This session will be followed by the Initiate! Start-Up Pavilion Tour at 17:00 where investors have the chance to meet and hear over 50 start-ups. This will be followed by investor drinks from 18:00.
Day 2 - 14 November 2019
08:00 Registration & Networking Coffee
Creating Competitive Advantage and Driving Strategic Growth – The Role of Todays CFO
09:00 – 09:30 Keynote CFO Address: Resilient and Innovative Financial Leadership; What Does It Take to Manage and Grow a World-Class Energy Company in Today’s Markets?
09:30 – 10.00 Finance Directors and Bankers Panel: Addressing the Big Challenges Facing CFOs/FDs Today: What Lessons Have Been Learnt and Best Adapted to Ensure Long-Term Financial Success During The On-Going Transition?
10:00 – 11:00 The Bankers Panel – Energy Debt and Equity – commercial, debt support and bonds
11:00 Morning Networking Break
11:30 – 12:30 M&A Panel: Where can companies find optimal deal value / premiums from increasingly competitive international M&A?
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break and Networking
Capital Raising and Utilizing New Disruptive Energy Technologies
13:30 – 14:30 Examining Energy Projects: Where can they offer realistic returns?
14:30-15:30 New Disruptive Energy Technologies: Investing in the revolution
Regional Energy Capital – Deal flow
13:30 – 14:30 Exploring New Business and Investment Opportunities in Africa
14:30-15:30 Sustainable Energy Infrastructure Investments in Asia: The last frontier
16:00 – 17:30 The Differing Pathway of the Energy Mix – Fire-Side Roundtables
Focus RoundTable: The differing gas pathways in the future energy mix – creating viable gas companies
Focus RoundTable: Funding heat decarbonisation
Focus RoundTable: EaaS and converged business models
Focus RoundTable: Energy cities – empowering and financing metro level initiatives
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“Providing a great opportunity for networking and exchanging ideas with a wide range of local key players and foreign firms, this inaugural event held at challenging times kept all its promises”Laurent Chevalier
“This event brought together a diverse group of leaders to discuss important issues facing the energy business today. It was a pleasure to both participate on a panel and hear the thoughts of key leaders”
“It was a pleasure to speak at the China Energy Assembly this year, a timely event to share views among policy makers and industry leaders on the topic of “China’s Energy Transition”. No doubt that China will soon showcase to the world how to continue developing its economy but still be able to reduce the impact on environment.”Philip Sui
“Thanks to the Energy Council for a successful conference. The success of the panel discussion format really depends on the quality of the panellists, and the relevance and topicality of the subject matter, all of which were excellent. The ground is shifting in the global gas industry, especially regarding gas to power in developing markets and Africa in particular. Events like this are important for bringing stakeholders together, and help unlock the benefits that development of such projects can bring, so thanks are due to the Energy Council for this.”Andrew Fisher
“Energy Council continues to provide a fantastic platform for all professionals connected to the sector to benefit from an exchange of views in an extremely dynamic environment. Its ability to attract a diverse attendance ensures that the conference becomes a forum for getting a holistic and updated view of the industry.”Alok Sinha
“Energy Council is a good platform bringing industry professionals together, shedding light on industry trends and opportunities.”Jun Bai
The Energy Council reflects the continuing transformation of our industry. Our membership is made up of incumbent utilities, telecom giants and executives from traditionally operated oil and gas sectors that have realigned their core businesses. They connect into one another, promising startups and funding sources.
Energy Convergence brings the industry together with the most influential investors from international public funds, leading Private Equity Finds, Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors.
Held across two-days alongside European Utility Week it will address not only how companies are partnering and converging in their verticals, but consider the convergence with different participants in the new energy system.
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