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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

The Aurora Spring Forum is the leading annual gathering of the European energy industry. With a focus on decarbonisation of the global energy systems, join other energy leaders at the 7th Spring Forum, 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.

We will explore the energy sector’s role in the global economic recovery, and the opportunities and challenges arising from it, with particular focus on rebooting the economy, and reducing emissions.

Join this year’s Spring Forum to hear a wide range of topics, from moving towards a green recovery in Europe, and governments’ visions and plans for achieving Net Zero, to utilies’ plans for a green recovery and transforming the energy sector to ensure a just transition.

Our programme welcomes many of the sector’s leading voices, including UK Secretary of State Kwasi Kwarteng, E.ON’s CEO Leonhard Birnbaum, RWE’s CEO Markus Krebber, Shell’s Chief Economist Mallika Ishwaran, Ofgem’s CEO Jonathan Brearley, and Juliet Davenport, Founder of the Good Energy Group.

Take a look at our full speaker list.

We hope you’ll join us, so register your interest to attend the event and check back here soon for more updates.

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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

Chief Economist, Shell

Rui Manuel Rodrigues Lopes Teixeira

Member of the Executive Board, EDP Group

Alberto De Paoli

Chief Financial Officer, Enel

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

Emily Gosden

Energy Editor, The Times

Simone Rossi

Chief Executive Officer, EDF Energy

Will Gardiner

Chief Executive Officer, Drax Group

Laurie Fitch

Strategic Advisory Group Partner, PJT Partners

Michael Lewis

Chief Executive Officer, E.ON UK plc

Bobby Chada

Equity Investment Analyst, Capital Group

Christoph Torwegge

International Energy & Utilities Sector Leader, Osborne Clarke

Tony Cocker

Chair, Infinis Energy Management

Tom Glover

UK Country Chair, RWE

Ana Quelhas

Managing Director for Hydrogen, EDP

Toni Volpe

Chief Executive Officer, Falck Renewables

Andy Koss

CEO, UK and Middle East, Sembcorp

Dr. Nina Skorupska CBE FEI

Chief Executive, REA

Alex Grant

UK Country Manager, Equinor

Mark Foley

Chief Executive Officer, EirGrid Plc

Christopher Hunt

Private Investor, Former Partner Riverstone

Mike Hawkins

Deputy Director Clean Heat Analysis, BEIS


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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.