30,000+

Energy professionals

650+

Exhibiting companies

8,000+

Conference delegates

500+

International speakers

80+

Educational sessions

The global energy crisis has altered energy markets for decades to come. Sluggish economic growth coupled with a turbulent geopolitical climate and volatile supply has increased energy insecurity in many countries. The fragility and unsustainability of the existing energy system must be addressed as governments and energy companies progressively invest in making energy cleaner, affordable and accessible. Pathways to net-zero require innovative technologies, low carbon solutions, tactical investments, operational agility, and short-term and long-term strategies that safeguard energy security and unlock opportunities to decarbonise the energy value chain.

As the world’s 5th largest economy by GDP and 3rd largest by purchasing power parity, for India this new epoch of economic development will see considerable rise in energy demand in the coming decades. While fossil fuels will continue to play an important role in meeting the country’s growing energy needs, there has been unprecedented growth in adoption of renewable energy, biofuels, and ethanol. The country’s distinct energy model, for which Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented a roadmap at COP26 in Glasgow, presents a potentially trailblazing path for developing economies around the world.

Hosted by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, India Energy Week embodies India’s energy transition journey. The Strategic Conference Programme has been developed in line with global priorities and India’s vision to meet its net-zero agenda responsibly. Ministers, policymakers, and global CEOs will take the stage to share strategies and insights on the energy agenda of the future.

Global energy leaders confirmed to speak at IEW Strategic Conference

The Strategic Conference programme will address 5 key themes:

  • New strategies for energy development

    Significant announcements have been made to double the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in India to meet rising demand. In addition, to meet its COP26 commitments, substantial investments are being made to diversify the energy mix and increase the energy supply through new and renewable energy sources.

  • Making energy accessible, secure, and affordable for all

    As one of the world’s largest energy consumers, secure and affordable access to energy is imperative for India. As a result, India’s energy security policy has evolved in the last two decades to become more inclusive, considering political, economic, social, and environmental issues and concerns. This is reflected in the new initiatives announced recently by the Indian government.

  • Paving the way for net-zero

    The adoption of renewable energy, hydrogen, and biofuels are fast tracking India’s net-zero objectives, with regions such as already reaching zero carbon emissions. India’s distinct energy model presents a potentially trailblazing path for developing economies around the world.

  • Technology innovation and transfer

    Energy transition requires a sustained level of accelerated innovation across all elements of the energy value chain. The global nature of industry challenges facing the industry means global solutions are required, highlighting the need for greater collaboration and knowledge sharing. India recently launched the Mission Innovation CleanTech Exchange, a global initiative that will create a network of incubators across member countries to accelerate clean energy innovation.

  • Enabling partnerships to deliver growth

    Partnerships are critical for the industry to meet its net-zero pledges and foster innovation and growth. Aligning with its energy security and diversification goals, India has allowed 100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in many segments of the energy sector, including natural gas, petroleum products and refineries, among others. As new policies and regulations accelerate the ease of doing business in the country, unparalleled opportunities arise for international players to do business in India and deliver tremendous growth.