Johan Vanderplaetse: “Russian Energy Week is a key event for the energy industry”
“Russian Energy Week has become a major platform for discussing the objectives of the industry and innovative technologies and working out solutions for the development of the energy sector, not only on a Russian scale, but on a global scale as well”, he said.
Vanderplaetse also spoke during the panel discussion ‘Russian–European Cooperation: The Path to Global Improvements in Energy Efficiency’. He stressed that energy efficiency is a key priority of the global energy policy. Energy and environmental security, combating climate change, and ensuring universal access to energy all depend on energy efficiency.
Schneider Electric Executive Vice President for Industry Member of the Executive Committee Peter Herweck, for his part, took part in the plenary session ‘Uniting the Efforts of the Infrastructure Sector and the Regions to Achieve Economic Growth’ at which experts discussed the future of the fuel and energy industry in the context of the digitalization of the economy.
On October 5, 2017, the ceremony of signing an agreement on cooperation between the Roscongress Foundation and the Swiss-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry took place during the Russian energy week (the Swiss Russian Forum Foundation).
A new subject has emerged in the school curriculum of secondary schools in a number of regions of the Russian Federation: energy efficient lighting and a careful approach to energy resources. Lessons for sixth and seventh grade students have been organized at schools in the Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Kursk, and Novgorod Regions.