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‘Decade of delivery’ centre stage at virtual IP Week 2021

  • Oil and gas CEOs and leading figures from across energy and climate change convene in critical year of COP26.

Leaders and influencers from across and beyond the global oil and gas sector will convene virtually next month to discuss the three defining challenges of the coming decade – delivering a resilient recovery from the pandemic, universal access to energy, and getting on track for global net zero emissions.

Held virtually from 23-25 February, the speaker programme of the Energy Institute’s IP Week 2021 conference includes the CEOs of major oil and gas operators alongside high profile figures from elsewhere in energy, NGOs, academia and government, including those involved in COP26.

The urgency of action, together with the associated risks and opportunities in geographies around the world, will be at the heart of the week’s agenda.

EI President Steve Holliday FREng FEI, who will open the conference, commented:

“IP Week has become the pre-eminent opportunity for thought leadership and building collaboration, and this year the discussions will focus on moving from crisis to low carbon opportunity over the next decade.

“Humanity has succeeded in tackling great environmental challenges in the past, and I believe we can do so again. But the true test is pace, and it starts now.”

Speakers confirmed for IP Week 2021 include:

  • Bernard Looney FREng FEI, Chief Executive Officer, BP
  • Anders Opedal, Chief Executive Officer, Equinor
  • Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Total
  • Nigel Topping, High Level Climate Action Champion, UNFCCC COP26
  • James Grabert, Director of Mitigation, UNFCCC
  • Andrew Griffith MP, UK Net Zero Business Champion
  • Carolina Urmeneta, Head of Climate Change Office, Ministry of Environment of Chile
  • Nick Walker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lundin Energy
  • Dr Carole Nakhle, Chief Executive Officer, Crystol Energy
  • Phil Kirk, Chief Executive Officer, Chrysaor
  • Indrani Kaushal, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, India
  • Mathios Rigas, Chief Executive Officer, Energean
  • Dr Angela Wilkinson, Secretary General, World Energy Council
  • Fatema Al Nuaimi, Chief Executive Officer, ADNOC LNG
  • Professor Corinne Le Quéré FRS CBE, Royal Society Research Professor of Climate Change Science, University of East Anglia
  • Dr Ayed AL- Qahtani, Director of Research Division, OPEC
  • Mohammed Al-Qahtani, Senior Vice President Downstream, Aramco
  • Andy Brogan, Global Oil & Gas Leader, EY
  • Manish Chawla, Global Managing Director, Energy, Resources, Manufacturing, IBM
  • Joan MacNaughton CB HonFEI, Chair, The Climate Group
  • Mark Gyetvay, CFO and Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, NOVATEK
  • Rt Hon Claire O’Neill, Manging Director, Climate and Energy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • Carina Radford FEI, Partner, White & Case LLP
  • Meghan O'Sullivan, Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Mark Brownstein, Senior Vice President, Energy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
  • Professor Jason Bordoff, Professor of Professional Practice, International and Public Affairs and Founding Director, Global Energy Policy, Columbia University SIPA
  • Susan Morrice, Founder Chair, Belize Natural Energy (BNE)
  • Wael Sawan, Upstream Director, Shell
  • Juliet Davenport OBE HonFEI, Chief Executive, Good Energy
  • Prof Rob Gross FEI, Director, UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)
  • Dr Jeff Conroy, Chief Technology Officer, Authentix

Held virtually for the first time in the conference’s long history, delegates at IP Week 2021 will move seamlessly from speaker sessions to networking and exhibition spaces in the IP Week Knowledge and Innovation Hub.

The agenda for IP Week and booking details can be found at:

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