Energy Capital Leaders


13 November 2019
Expo Porte De Versailles Paris, France


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.

Executives attending Energy Capital Leaders will also gain free access to our co-located partner events: European Utility Week and PowerGen Europe.

Find out more about European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe below:

2019 Draft Agenda

Day 1 - 13 November 2019

08:00 Registration & Networking Coffee

Defining the Finance & Investment Roadmap for Clean Energy in Europe

09:00 Opening Remarks from the Energy Council

09:00-09.15 Keynote: Paving The Way For A Low-Carbon, Circular Economy Future; Ensuring Flexible, Available And Affordable Energy For All

09:15-10:00 Examining The Best Strategies Used By Energy Companies As They Position Their Businesses In The Context Of Changing Industry And Consumer Trends

10:00-10:45 Morning Networking Break

10:45 – 11.00 Bankers Outlook: What lessons have been learned to ensure the success of current portfolio and future low carbon businesses?

11:00 – 11.40 Finance Panel: The Role Of The Debt Markets In Navigating The Energy Transition

11:40 – 12.20 Where Can Companies Find Optimal Deal Value From An Increasingly Competitive, International M&A Marketplace?

12:20 – 13:30 Lunch Break and Networking

13:30 – 14:10 Investigating The Approach Of Private Equity Within The Energy Sector Beyond 2019

14:10 – 14:50 Institutional Panel: Sustainable Development Goals and ESG investing – how can asset owners continue to have a social licence to operate?

14:50-15:20 Afternoon Networking Break

15:20 – 16:00 Examining The ROI Of Tomorrow’s Energy Projects: Where Can They Offer Realistic Returns?

16:00 – 16:45 Examining The New Disruptive Energy Technologies: Investing In The Revolution

16:45: Closing Comments and Close of Conference


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.

2019 Early Confirmed Speakers

Bram Bos

Bram Bos

Lead Portfolio Manager Green Bonds, NN Investment Partners

Carlotta Gentile Latino

Carlotta Gentile Latino

Head of Strategy and Sustainable Development, EDF Renewables

Damien Speight

Damien Speight

Head of Business Innovation, Ørsted

Dan Wells

Dan Wells

Partner, Foresight Group

Giovanni Terranova

Giovanni Terranova

Founding & Managing Partner, Bluefield Solar Income Fund

Jean-Guillaume Péladan

Jean-Guillaume Péladan

Fund Manager, Head of Environmental Strategy, Sycomore Asset Management

Laszlo Varro

Laszlo Varro

Chief Economist, IEA

Mark Radka

Mark Radka

Head of the Energy and Climate Division, UN Environment

Michael Kearney

Michael Kearney

Senior Investment Director, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Robert Youngman

Robert Youngman

Team Leader, Green Finance and Investment, OECD

Russell Alton

Russell Alton

Head of Finance, Equinor

Sean Kidney

Sean Kidney

CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative

Stephane Tetot

Stephane Tetot

Director, BlackRock Renewable Power

Find Out More


Book a Stand at Energy Capital Leaders

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Call to Papers

Speak to the Energy Council Network

Success Stories

“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

Vice President Middle East, Gas, Renewables & Power , Total

“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” 

Bill Maloney

Energy Advisor , Warburg Pincus

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

CEO, New Energy Business, Towngas


IOC Tracker

view the Low Carbon Tracker

Expert Insight

by Iain Pitt, CEO, Oil & Gas Council / Energy Council

The bridge & ocean of Energy Transition

Written by Tom Quinn


Clean Energy in Latin America

Gas naturally compliments renewables

by Steve Hill, Executive Vice President for Gas & Energy Marketing & Trading, Shell

Mexico Power Day Things we learnt

Written by Ivan Suarez

Success Stories

“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

Senior Associate, The Energy Contract Company

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

Managing Director and Regional Head of Energy, Standard Chartered Bank

“Energy Council is a good platform bringing industry professionals together, shedding light on industry trends and opportunities.”

Jun Bai

Deputy Director, Institute of International Energy, NDRC (Chinese Government)

Our Approach

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.



Paris, France

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Iain Pitt

Iain Pitt

Chief Executive Officer

General Enquiries
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Sarah Casey

Sarah Casey

Portfolio Director

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Graham Swanson

Graham Swanson

SVP Corporate Development

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Ryan Barry

Ryan Barry

Marketing Manager

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