30,000+

Energy professionals

650+

Exhibiting companies

8,000+

Conference delegates

500+

International speakers

80+

Educational sessions

10:00 AM 10:15 AM

Welcome addresses

10:15 AM 11:00 AM

Volatility in the barrel: addressing global energy security needs

Opening ministerial session

The recently concluded COP27 underscored the impact of climate change and saw countries reaffirm their commitments to reducing GHG emissions and achieving net-zero. On the other hand, spikes in oil and gas prices with concerns for supply sources has had many countries turn to fossil fuels to meet with energy needs. Renewable energy cannot immediately replace hydrocarbons in many economies, highlighting the role of oil, gas and other fossil fuels as bridging fuels to net-zero ambition. This raises questions on how governments are balancing their policy and regulatory positions to meet today’s needs while building a sustainable tomorrow.

Attendee insights: This important session brings global ministers to discuss the pertinent issues surrounding energy supply and security as well as achieving net-zero targets.

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Strategies for a sustainable and decarbonised future

Ministerial session

Recent events have changed the narrative surrounding energy transition. Tight supply and a challenging investment environment highlight our global energy system’s fragility. For the transition to be successful, it is critical to examine the current landscape while charting a new path ahead. Policymakers will play a critical role in accelerated adoption low carbon options including Biofuels, EVs, Green Hydrogen etc.

Attendee insights: Hear from policymakers on the progress made in achieving decarbonisation goals and understand policy adjustments that can be expected.

12:15 PM 01:00 PM

Building supply chain for the future

Ministerial session

Disruptions first created and imposed by two years of a pandemic have now been exacerbated by the gradual decoupling and evolution of the global trade system. It is fair and accurate to state that the ground on which globalisation was built over the last 30 years is rumbling and such a dramatic change in circumstances will lead to a systematic review and change across all supply chains, encouraging moves from global just-in-time (JIT) operations to regional or, if available, local fulfilment of inventory. It will foster less reliance on globally outsourced capability. New strategic supply chain options and energy related infrastructure such as shipping, LNG terminals, railways, industrial complexes will need to be imagineered and done so in short order. This raises questions around resources, scale, technology and more.

Attendee insights: A pertinent session delving into decoupling of the global trade system, increasing reliance on local fulfilment and pathways for global supply chain to build resilience, role of large industries in transitioning to newer and greener forms of energy.

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Supporting pathways for a successful transition

Leadership panel

Choices are being made about the appropriate energy mix and how to position it in a distributed energy system where power consumption is expected to triple by 2050 as electrification and living standards grow. It’s fair to say no industry template exists. Organisational strategies developed today will need to accommodate rising energy demand, future energy security, business model evolution and technology investment, as well as opportunities to form new ways of collaborating across the energy value chain to meet consumer expectations and needs.

Attendee insights: This session addresses the impact of portfolio choices (electrons and molecules) on the energy business and operating model of the future and changes needed to position businesses for a successful transition.

03:00 PM 04:00 PM

Pipeline for transition: natural gas a smart solution

Leadership panel

Natural gas plays a pivotal role in enabling the development of low-carbon technologies while also meeting energy demand, as it is seen by many as a cleaner fuel supporting the world in its energy transition journey. Nonetheless, questions are being raised in regard to its carbon emissions and the need to reduce them. Globally high gas pricing will threaten the role gas plays in many developing countries raising questions on how this risk will be mitigated by markets. It is also important to understand the impact high gas prices will have on economies like India that are in the transition to becoming a gas-based economy.

Attendee insights: Gas and LNG play a significant role in the decarbonisation strategies. This session delves deeper into the existing and planned gas infrastructure and the interventions required to make Gas and LNG a source for a smart energy transition.

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

E&P in the face of peak-oil

Leadership panel

Demand for oil and gas has rebounded rapidly to meet rising energy demand in the face of energy supply shortages. Still, the global investment recovery in exploration and production (E&P) is yet to keep pace. Evolving investor demands (capital discipline), increased emissions expectations, price volatility and energy transition plans continue to present challenges. Various studies carried out by reputed organisations forecast that oil demand will peak in coming decade, while spending is on the rise - led by national oil companies (NOCs) - and will likely cover supply to meet near-term oil and gas demand forecasts, continued upstream investment will be needed in the long term to meet demand forecasts.

Attendee insights: This session explores new opportunities for collaboration and investments in the global exploration and production industry.

05:00 PM 05:30 PM

India’s perspective: the roadmap to circularity

Spotlight session

The adoption of a circular approach seeks to move from the make-use-dispose model to a circular framework in which resources are reused and recycled, providing benefits including accelerating decarbonisation, cutting waste, and reducing dependency on imports of raw materials. Companies across the energy industry have a role to play in India’s continuing progress in strengthening its circular economy. Innovations in materials composition and efficiency, electrification, hydrogen production, carbon capture and more can make an impact and lead by example. A closer look at recent investments; equipment repurposing and recycling; the role of carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS) technologies; and waste-to-energy solutions are needed to continue on the path forward.

Attendee insights: Spotlight on India’s circular economy approach, particularly in the energy sector.

10:00 AM 02:00 PM

9th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER9)

The 9th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER9) is hosted by the Government of India in association with the International Energy Forum (IEF).

AMER9 will discuss and deliberate on the important theme of mapping new pathways for energy security, inclusive growth and energy transitions and will provide a timely opportunity to deepen ministerial foresight on energy market security and the role of innovation with a view to energize inclusive growth in Asia and the world.

The 9th Asian Ministerial Roundtable will be structured in two plenary dialogue sessions:

  1. Addressing energy security and social justice challenges in a turbulent world
  2. Asia—Centre of demand and engine of accelerated growth and innovation

Attendee insights: Exploring the impact of geopolitics and the global economic crisis on energy security and net-zero ambitions, this session convenes global ministers to share insights on the way forward for the industry.

02:00 PM 03:00 PM

Green hydrogen economies: hope or hype?

Leadership panel | Panel discussion

Focus on the role of hydrogen in the energy mix has grown rapidly in the past few years. A versatile fuel, hydrogen plays a vital role in energy transition and optionality. While the process of green hydrogen economy is already in motion, with 60+ countries having already drawn a hydrogen roadmap to achieve green economic growth, practical challenges around infrastructure, investment, and supply must be considered.

Attendee insights: This session explores national green hydrogen strategies of advanced and growing economies, and opportunities for new partnerships and investments that will be needed to deliver on green hydrogen economy.

03:00 PM 03:30 PM

Biofuels: a strategic complement for energy optionality

Spotlight session | Panel discussion

Biofuels have become a key pathway for reducing carbon intensity of transportation fuels. Biofuels also offer a potential alternative for mitigating dependence on fossil fuels and increasing energy security. However, there also remains a great deal of uncertainty around potential for biofuels to scale up to the next level and create an impact. This sparks discussion on policy and investment considerations that need to be made for biofuels to achieve adoption at scale, the impact biofuels can make on improving energy security and reducing emissions, and the results and lessons from India’s recent E10 blending.

Attendee insights: This session explores the strategic importance of biofuels in energy optionality.

03:30 PM 04:15 PM

Outlook: the energy system of the future

Leadership panel | Panel discussion

A new energy map is emerging across all major markets as new supply sources will be urgently needed in the quest for energy security. Some have estimated that the successful transition to a new energy system will require cumulative capital investments of more than $100 trillion between now and 2050—and it must enable optionality in energy sources to be successful.

Existing challenges will continue to amplify, and new challenges will surely continue to arise. Although the future is yet to be determined, opportunities to change public perceptions around energy source optionality and meet net-zero goals must be capitalised. A new energy investment landscape is necessary to achieve the required rotation on both new and existing hydrocarbon production and to bring forward next-generation solutions in a global energy system that will continue to grow.

Attendee insights: Looking ahead, this session will see business leaders and policymakers discuss the energy system of the future and share insights on capitalising opportunities presented today for a just energy transition.

04:15 PM 05:00 PM

Downstream strategies: the road ahead for refining and petrochemicals sectors

Leadership panel | Panel discussion

Many analysts forecast that the world’s energy transition will prompt a peak in oil-based fuel demand followed by a decline, with the transportation industry leading the trend. In contrast, demand for petrochemical feedstocks is expected to grow. The reduced need for refining capacity is expected to balance against a shift in product mix to meet petrochemical demand. Refiners will need to identify opportunities to adjust or modify production operations to meet the growing demand for petrochemicals, prompting new thinking around how refineries are designed and operated, which must begin now. And adjustments must remain aligned with expectations and commitments around net-zero agendas.

Attendee insights: This session identifies pathways for refining and petrochemical sectors to meet with net-zero agendas as well as identifying opportunities to meet growing demand for petrochemicals.

05:00 PM 05:30 PM

PMUY - India’s success story

Spotlight session | Panel discussion

Launched in 2016 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) is the largest socio-economic inclusion programme in the world. The programme provides deposit-free LPG connections to economically underprivileged households, particularly in rural areas, that would otherwise use traditional raw-biomass fuels as kitchen fuels. Under the PMUY almost every Indian family has access to clean modern energy through LPG. The scale and reach of the programme is unrivalled and is an exceptional example, for developed and emerging economies, of achieving climate goals as well as energy justice.

Attendee insights: This session deep dives into the success story of the PMUY and what emerging economies need to do to deploy a similar initiative at scale.

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

The road to a cleaner grid: decarbonisation and energy diversification for the power and utilities industry

Leadership panel

The energy news cycle has focused on energy security and its challenges. Alongside this agenda, the energy industry has decarbonisation firmly in its sights. There is broad agreement amongst stakeholders around its aims and a recognition that the industry’s license to operate will, in part, be determined by the progress made in the years ahead. In addition, there is a clearer sense of the technologies that will need to be fast-tracked to make that happen, among them grid-scale electricity, green hydrogen, biofuels, carbon capture, geothermal energy, and nuclear and large-scale battery storage. A sustainable roadmap to a clean base load is critical.

Attendee insights: This discussion convenes power and utilities leaders to share insights and pathways to a cleaner grid.

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Future mobility and challenges of the present

Leadership panel

The mobility market is expected to undergo more change in the coming years than it has in the past century. It will require new thinking, innovation, and systemic transformation to meet net-zero ambitions while delivering energy and mobility advances for the global economy. Mobility transition will create opportunities for players across the energy value chain, particularly in the form of new partnerships. Organisations and innovators will need to address questions around which opportunities are optimal for them and how new partnerships can increase impact and success. Policymakers must consider how to best guide the evolution of electric vehicles (EVs) and mobility service companies as well the investment in the infrastructure required.

Attendee insights: The session explores the future of mobility, its impacts on the existing energy landscape, and emerging partnerships and collaboration opportunities as both industries transition to a greener future.

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

Efficiency at the heart of growth: technology, innovation, digitalisation and talent

Leadership panel

New energy businesses will bring producers and users together in efficient exchanges of value as they leverage the network effect of access to more participants and the opportunity of delivering greater value. Technology innovation will be vital in evolving the core of the business operational agenda, optimising the value chain with extreme supply chain challenges, and connecting and integrating operations across a new industry ecosystem. Importantly, they will be the drivers behind reinventing the customer experience and transforming the organisation’s cost structure. Achieving a true energy industry transformation will require the right combination of leader-led technology, policy, investment, talent, and collaboration.

Attendee insights: Highlighting the need for digitalisation and advanced technology adoption across the industry, this session further explores the role of emerging energy technology innovations for improved business operations and efficiency as well as provides insights for energy organisations to attract and retain up-and-coming talent.

02:00 PM 02:30 PM

Scaling and transforming energy infrastructure

Leadership panel

Governments and organisations in the energy industry are being called to make asset portfolio choices that recognise the global energy mix are projected to shift rapidly towards power and potentially hydrogen. Bold moves are needed to upgrade the existing energy infrastructure. With an eye on this challenging future, many stakeholders are calling for accelerated focus on and investment in infrastructure to ensure low-carbon next- generation energy solutions covering new energy sources like hydrogen, fusion, and other synthetic fuel solutions, as well as accelerating carbon abatement solutions into energy systems.

Attendee insights: This session explores the prospects energy transition brings to scale, upgrade and transform existing infrastructure to accommodate future sources.

02:30 PM 03:30 PM

Make in India: transforming India into a global manufacturing hub

Spotlight session | Panel discussion

The Make in India initiative encourages companies to develop, manufacture and assemble products made in India and to incentivise dedicated investments in manufacturing. The policy approach was to create a conducive investment environment, develop a modern and efficient infrastructure, and open new sectors for foreign capital.

Energy is a critical part of the Make in India initiative, spanning sectors including chemicals, oil and gas, renewable energy, and thermal power. This initiative enhances synergies between the government and energy organisations around India’s net-zero commitments, highlights the challenges for the energy industry in deploying the initiative at scale, emphasises the need to attract investments and more.

Attendee insights: The Make in India policy plays a critical role for India’s national agenda. This session focuses on the opportunities within the Indian energy sector under the initiative.

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

Powering the future: scaling renewable energy projects

Leadership panel | Panel discussion

Installed renewable energy capacity will continue to grow through 2030 to meet global demand for clean energy. Currently industry spending on renewable energy already exceeds spending on new fossil fuel and nuclear power generation projects. For new and existing players, the urgency to scale renewable energy projects is paramount.

Attendee insights: This session provides insights on existing and upcoming renewable projects in India and globally and expands on the opportunities available for renewable companies to scale their projects to achieve 2030 targets.

04:30 PM 05:30 PM

Closing Remarks and Awards Ceremony