Spring Forum

The Aurora Spring Forum

Wednesday 29 September, 2021
University of Oxford

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In partnership with:

Building back:
strategising the energy sector’s role in the global economic recovery

Key topics will include:

  • Global Net Zero by 2050 – feasibility and financial implications
  • The role of the utilities in achieving Net Zero and the policies needed in this parliament
  • The role of hydrogen in Net Zero as one of the most promising decarbonisation options
  • Financial implications of Coronavirus on energy companies
  • Net Zero technologies: the role of nuclear and Government support for the next wave of emerging technologies
  • Renewables investment – strategies in an increasingly competitive sector
  • The role of the company board during the transition
  • The European Green Deal and what it means for the power sector

Enjoying its 7th edition, the Aurora Spring Forum is the leading annual gathering of the European energy industry, focusing on the decarbonisation of the energy system. We welcome energy leaders for a full day of intellectual engagement, thought-provoking analysis, premium debate and networking.

Taking place a month before the United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP26, the Aurora Spring Forum will provide a unique opportunity to lay out different visions and ambitions for decarbonisation.

The topic for 2021 focusses on ‘Building back: Strategising the energy sector’s role in the global economic recovery’. One of the key subjects on the agenda will be the green stimulus for rebooting the economy and reducing emissions.

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Though it’s still early days, we’re delighted to confirm a great range of speakers already.

Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Dr.-Ing. Leonhard Birnbaum

Chief Executive Officer, E.ON

Juliet Davenport

Founder, Good Energy Group

Dr. Markus Krebber

Chief Executive Officer, RWE AG

Mallika Ishwaran

Senior Economist and Policy Adviser, Shell

Rui Manuel Rodrigues Lopes Teixeira

Member of the Executive Board, EDP Group

Emma Pinchbeck

Chief Executive, Energy UK

Alistair Phillips-Davies

Chief Executive Officer, SSE

Jonathan Brearley

Chief Executive Officer, Ofgem

Greg Jackson

Founder and CEO, Octopus Energy

Keith Anderson

Chief Executive Officer, ScottishPower

Duncan Clark

Head of Region UK, Ørsted

Simone Rossi

Chief Executive Officer, EDF Energy

Emily Gosden

Energy Editor, The Times

Will Gardiner

Chief Executive Officer, Drax Group

Michael Lewis

Chief Executive Officer, E.ON UK plc

Laurie Fitch

Strategic Advisory Group Partner, PJT Partners

Tony Cocker

Chair, Infinis Energy Management

Bobby Chada

Equity Investment Analyst, Capital Group

Mark Foley

Chief Executive Officer, EirGrid Plc

Toni Volpe

Chief Executive Officer, Falck Renewables

Tom Glover

UK Country Chair, RWE

Christopher Hunt

Private Investor, Former Partner Riverstone

Ana Quelhas

Managing Director for Hydrogen, EDP

Andy Koss

CEO, UK and Middle East, Sembcorp

Alex Grant

UK Country Manager, Equinor


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Previous Years

To download materials and view the agenda and speakers from previous Spring Forum events, please browse our event archive.