I would like to welcome you on the occasion of the opening of the first Russian Energy Week.
The Forum will bring together representatives of government bodies, major industries, business circles and the expert community from Russia and other countries to discuss main global energy development trends. In the framework of the intensive program of the Forum, they will conduct a serious and comprehensive analysis of the current situation in the global energy market and offer effective solutions to the challenges facing the energy sector.
Sustainable growth of the modern world economy greatly depends on ensuring energy security. And naturally Russia stands to play a special role as one of the guarantors of energy security for the entire Eurasia. The participants and guests of the Forum will have an opportunity to learn about the prospects of the Russian fuel and energy complex, the strategic projects that are being implemented, as well as to map out areas of cooperation, including in the fields of energy efficiency and introduction of cutting edge technologies that meet the highest environmental standards.
I hope that a substantive dialogue among the participants in the Russian Energy Week will be instrumental in working out common approaches to development of the international energy agenda and launching new mutually beneficial initiatives.
I wish you every success.
The XIX World Festival of Youth and Students
Sochi – Moscow, Russia
137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly
St. Petersburg, Russia
“Much of Russia’s success is linked to the fuel and energy industry and attention paid to problems and achievements in the industry. Energy makes the national and international news each day: new technologies are actively being introduced, new partnerships are emerging, and companies are entering new markets. We expect that the Russian Energy Week forum will enable international and Russian participants to see the whole range of opinions and create new joint initiatives.”
“I am certain that Russian Energy Week will quickly find a place in the calendar of international events based our country’s role in the global energy industry. Such a platform is necessary for the fuel and energy sector, our companies and experts. Even this year, Russian Energy Week will become an important and major event in Russia on the energy theme.”
“The modern realities of the fuel and energy industry require close coordination and interaction among production companies, research centres, the authorities, the media, and the public. It is gratifying that Russia has and effectively utilizes such a large-scale international platform as Russian Energy Week. On behalf of Transneft, I would like to wish productive work to all the forum organizers and participants.”
“Rosatom can design, build, and produce equipment, commission, train personnel, provide maintenance and fuel, and operate a nuclear facility anywhere in the world. Our integrated approach has enabled us to become number one in the world in terms of the number of power units being built. It’s not just trade in raw materials. The knowledge and competence of Russian nuclear scientists in matters concerning high technologies is the focus of export demand. During Russian Energy Week, we not only want to present our best technologies, but discuss key challenges and global trends in the energy sector together with our partners and leading experts.”
"Demonstration of the prospects for the Russian fuel and energy complex will expose us to the latest technologies soon to be used in many sectors, including gas, oil, coal, the petrochemical sector and others. Of particular interest are solutions in the sphere of energy saving and energy efficiency. I am convinced that the Russian Energy Week will enable us not only to chart the paths for further development of the energy sector as a whole, but also to demonstrate our achievements. In addition, the Forum should be an effective venue for tapping the potential of international cooperation in the energy sphere."
“The emergence of new discussion platforms such as the Russian Energy Week forum creates additional opportunities for business contacts and an exchange of opinions among specialists from various parts of the energy industry. I believe this is extremely important for the progressive development of business and the economy”.
“Global climate change and the transition to low-carbon energy will definitely impact our country. We need to start preparing for this right now. In 2016, Fortum launched a pilot project to build a wind farm in the Ulyanovsk Region with capacity of 35 MW, which will be commissioned in the near future. The professional community has shown great interest in the further development of renewable energy. We hope that discussing this topic during Russian Energy Week will enable us to find solutions that will produce practical results”.
“As a driver of global economic development, energy is now undergoing large-scale transformations. This includes the ‘digitalization’ of all branches of the fuel and energy industry, the development of renewable energy and energy storage technologies, and the expanded use of electric transport. All this impacts the development of energy-related sectors of the economy and is part of a global technological revolution. In this connection, forming our country’s ‘energy future’ is one of the key objectives of the Russian Ministry of Energy of Russia.”
"The ‘Russian Energy Week’ International Forum will serve as a launching pad for various projects to create new types of high-tech and energy-efficient equipment and develop innovative energy-saving technologies that support the development of domestic production and contribute to the growth of the Russian economy."
“Today, the whole world is following the transformation of the energy sector. In the same way that oil and gas at one time took over firewood and coal in the energy balance structure, renewable energy will displace hydrocarbon sources of energy in our times. Technology is rapidly developing in the area of energy storage, energy efficiency, and the industrial Internet. It is important for Russia to not be left out in the cold of technological competition. For its part, Energy Week could become an indicator of change in the domestic energy sector and enable participants to find the right place to apply their efforts regardless of the focus of their activities: be it power engineering, solar, or traditional generation.”
“In my view, the most important and relevant benefit of ‘Russian Energy Week’ is the opportunity for a constructive dialogue between all participants in the fuel and energy sector – equipment manufacturers, power engineers and the government –and thus the ability to achieve positive financial and economic indicators and develop the domestic energy industry.”
“I am pleased to welcome the participants and guests of the ‘Russian Energy Week’ International Forum, which is being held during the Year of Ecology in Russia!
The forum is a unique platform where representatives of the expert community, the federal executive authorities, and public organizations have an opportunity to discuss pressing issues concerning energy conservation and energy efficiency in such important sectors as construction as well as housing and utility services, share positive experience, and exchange views. I wish you productive work and success!”
"REW is a meeting place for professionals. For us, as for the entire industry as a whole, the issue of improving the investment climate in Russia is extremely important. We are ready to continue attracting the latest technologies to the country and developing promising projects. In addition to ensuring the reliability of power supply and infrastructure development, the goal of modernizing power generating capacities looms large for the Russian energy sector. I am confident that the discussions during REW will enable us to identify the vectors for the further development of the country's electric power industry."
“The world is rapidly changing under the influence of new technologies as well as growth in urbanization and industrialization, and energy is now at the forefront of these changes. I am confident that Russian Energy Week will be a key platform for discussing the objectives facing the industry and advanced technologies and coming up with solutions to develop energy, not only on a Russian scale, but also around the world. I am pleased to welcome the participants in Russian Energy Week on behalf of Schneider Electric, a partner in the Forum’s organization!”
“The Russian fuel and energy sector is the foundation of the national economy and a substantial part of the global energy industry. Representatives of the government, business, and the expert community must maintain a qualitative dialogue to effectively develop it. I am certain that Russian Energy Week will become an important industry platform for discussing current events and trends, working out new approaches to the development of the energy sector as well as establishing and developing business ties.”
“Energy is often a driver of the changes that take place in the economy. It consists of a whole range of problems, initiatives, and ideas that are not always possible to discuss on existing platforms. In this regard, holding a representative industry forum in Russia is a long overdue decision, which I am sure will generate interest among our Russian and foreign colleagues.”
“The ‘Russian Energy Week’ International Forum is an effective platform for a constructive dialogue between representatives of leading oil companies, industry experts, and various business communities. Meetings of this level are a good opportunity to learn about trends in the industry’s development and exchange advanced experience as well as scientific and technical achievements in the global oil industry.”
“Despite a difficult macroeconomic environment, Russia’s petrochemical industry has demonstrated steady growth by implementing major investment projects, improving production efficiency and expanding its product range. I am confident that the Russian Energy Week will help participants agree on further steps for realizing the potential for processing our nation’s hydrocarbon resources.”
“As Russia’s biggest company specializing in open-pit coal mining, Kuzbassrazrezugol is part of its fuel and energy complex and is thus interested in a constructive conversation about the outlook for the industry and the urgent issues facing coal miners in this difficult coal market environment. I am confident that the REW will become a launchpad for mutually beneficial cooperation between Russian and international companies.The issues of improving the coal mining industry’s efficiency and safety are the key premises for our corporate development strategy for the coming years.”
“It’s very important to make sure that the fuel and energy complex and thermal power generation in particular outpace the rest of the economy. The discussion of urgent industry issues that experts and participants in the Russian Energy Week will raise will help achieve just that.”
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Mayor of Moscow
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Chairman of the Management Board, PAO NOVATEK
President for Russia and Central Asia, Siemens AG