The Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak made the announcement: “In 2020 the Russian Energy Week International Forum will take place from 14 to 17 October at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall in Moscow. I urge international and Russian energy companies, experts, and regional representatives to mark the REW 2020 dates in their event planners.”
The central event of the first day of the Russian Energy Week was the ‘Energy Partnership for Sustainable Growth’ plenary session attended by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Along with the Russian leader, the speakers included Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC); Darren Woods, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Exxon Mobil Corporation; Robert Dudley, Group Chief Executive, BP; Rainer Seele, Chairman of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer, OMV AG; Pekka Lundmark, President, Chief Executive Officer, Fortum Corporation.
Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak and Russian Minister of Science and Higher Education Mikhail Kotyukov held a ‘Dialogue as Equals’ with young specialists, schoolchildren, and students as part of the Youth Day programme during the Russian Energy Week International Forum.
On 5 October, the CASE-IN International Engineering Championship was held during the #TogetherBrighter Youth Day of the Russian Energy Week International Forum. The project is part of the Russia – the Land of Opportunities platform, established at the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Russian Energy Week hosted an interdepartmental meeting on the promotion of power management and engineering education among young people.
The 2nd Summit of the BRICS Youth Energy Agency is being held as part of the #BrighterTogether Youth Day of the Russian Energy Week (REW) International Forum. The event is organized by the BRICS YEA and MGIMO University with the support of the Russian Ministry of Energy, the Roscongress Foundation, Rosmolodezh and Rossotrudnichestvo.
The session ‘Global Energy Challenges: Focus on Talent’, held on 4 October 2019 as part of Russian Energy Week was a logical continuation of the global initiative proposed by Russia called ‘Mission: Resetting the Talent Balance’ (better known as the ‘Kazan Declaration’), supported by 38 countries in August 2019.
At the Russian Energy Week, the winners and nominees of the Russian MediaTEK 2019 Competition shared their best practices in implementing information support projects for the construction of power facilities, technology modernization, digitalization, popularization of fuel and energy careers, programmes to nudge customers to pay for services on time, and preventative energy safety programmes for children. The most notable project was the Rosseti ‘Energy Leaders’ competition.
On 4 October 2019, the Russian Energy Week International Forum hosted a panel discussion ‘Topical Issues Related to Advancing Energy and Resource Efficiency in the Eurasian Economic Union.’ The session was initiated by representatives of the UNDP Regional Office for Europe and the CIS.
On 4 October the All-Russian meeting on the ‘Preparation of the Electric Power Industry for Autumn and Winter 2019/2020’ was held at the REW 2019 Forum. It was attended by the heads of ministries and departments, State Duma deputies, executives and chief engineers of large energy companies, representatives of regional authorities and municipal headquarters focused on improving reliability.
On 4 October, as part of the Russian Energy Week Forum, a state-wide conference took place on promotion of energy efficiency and transparency of fuel & energy companies, chaired by Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation Anton Inyutsyn.
A meeting has taken place to discuss plans for the upcoming 25th World Energy Congress, which will be held in 2022 in St. Petersburg. Among those in attendance were Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Chairman of the WEC 2022 Organizing Committee Dmitry Kozak, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation and Executive Secretary of the WEC 2022 Organizing Committee Anton Kobyakov, Chief Executive Officer of the Roscongress Foundation Alexander Stuglev, and Chairman of the World Energy Council Jean-Marie Dauger. Dauger’s visit coincided with the Russian Energy Week International Forum, which is running from 2 to 6 October in Moscow.