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October 2,2019, 09:00 - 10:15

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 1

All-Russian Meeting – National Projects: State Priorities and Opportunities for Growth

The meeting will discuss the goals and objectives of the ‘Housing and Urban Environment’ and ‘Ecology’ national projects and the integration of energy-efficient and digital technologies in implementing national projects. Particular attention will be paid to the regional practice of utilizing an integrated approach to developing urban environments while implementing resettlement programmes for citizens living in unfit housing and communal infrastructure modernization projects.

Panellists:
Sergey Pakhomov — First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Housing Policy and Housing and Communal Services, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Oleg Rurin — Deputy General Director, Housing and Public Utilities Reform Support Fund
Sergei Stepashin — Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Housing and Public Utilities Reform Support Fund
Arkadiy Chernetskiy — First Deputy Chair of the Federation Council Committee of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Federal Structure, Regional Policy, Local Government and Northern Affairs
Igor Shpektor — President, Union of Cities of the Arctic Circle and Extreme North
Vladimir Yakushev — Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation


October 2,2019, 09:00 - 10:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

Digital Transformation Cannot Be Stopped: How Can We Ensure Critical Infrastructure Security?

In order to adapt to new technologies, increase both efficiency and consumer convenience, the global critical infrastructure will have to switch to go digital over the next few years. Cybersecurity of energy infrastructure in this new environment becomes crucial. How do we meet these new challenges and protect power plants, networks, and auxiliary power facilities from blackouts? Can a digitally sovereign state ensure cyberspace security? What is the benefit–risk balance of energy digitalization for energy consumers? What best practices can be developed into international standards?

Panellists:
Andrey Vagner — Chairman of the Board, Acting General Director, T Plus
Pavel Livinsky — Director General, Rosseti
Pekka Lundmark — President, Chief Executive Officer, Fortum Corporation
Andreas Schierenbeck — Chief Executive Officer, Uniper SE

Front row participants:
Frede Blaabjerg — Winner of the Global Energy Prize 2019
Johan Vanderplaetse — Chairman, Association of European Businesses; President, Russia and CIS, Schneider Electric
Carlo Palasciano Villamagna — General Director, Enel Russia


October 2,2019, 09:00 - 10:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Towards Leadership in the Global Energy Mix: Priorities of the Gas Industry

With its reduced impact on the environment and low cost, natural gas is set to be one of the most popular energy sources in the medium and long term. The transition from coal to gas will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the power generation sector by 80% from the current level and give a big boost to the decarbonization process. The use of natural gas as a source of hydrogen and motor fuel can in the long term make gas the leading source of energy worldwide. Can the gas industry continue to expand the supply of pipeline gas from production sites or ports to supply remote regions with natural gas? How can LNG production efficiency be increased, and the cost of gas production and liquefaction reduced? Will manufacturers be able to supply the required amount of gas with the reduced term of LNG supply agreements and cut rates in regional markets? Can we expect the reduction in coal consumption from China and other major consumers to accelerate? What are the optimal approaches to the development of the transport infrastructure and tanker fleet capacity to meet the rapidly growing demand for LNG?

Moderator:
Martin Fraenkel — President, S&P Global Platts Inc.

Panellists:
Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana — Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Alexander Novak — Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Yury Sentyurin — Secretary General, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)


October 2,2019, 09:00 - 10:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall C

The Development of Global Energy and Future of Coal

The events unfolding before us in the global energy sector are nothing short of a revolution. The rapid development of technologies and increasingly stringent environmental standards are creating new scenarios for the development of the global fuel and energy industry. Just 30 years ago, the future of the coal industry appeared safe and certain. With the depletion of hydrocarbon reserves, it was coal that was supposed to take up the mantel as the main source of energy for households, transport and industry, as well as raw materials for the chemical industry. Yet today, in connection with the global climate agenda and the latest industrial revolution, the coal industry is set to be quickly wound down, first in Europe, and then in other parts of the world. How strong are the arguments against the development of the coal industry globally? Does the development of the industry run counter to UN sustainable development goals? What industry trends are most attractive for investors? Which coal markets are showing the highest growth? Does the industry expect any new scientific breakthroughs? Where is the potential for growth of the coal industry in the future? What can the industry do to help restore public confidence in coal?

Moderator:
Ole Rolser — Associate Partner & Solution Leader Global Energy Perspective, McKinsey & Company

Panellists:
Mikhail Fedyaev — President, SDS-Ugol
Alexey Khokhlov — Head of the Electric Power Sector, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO
Sergey Tsivilev — Governor of the Kemerovo Region-Kuzbass
Anatoly Yanovsky — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation


October 2,2019, 10:45 - 12:00

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 1

Global Energy: New Alliances

Oil is one of the key primary energy resources in the global energy economy. Despite the pessimistic forecasts, the sector will certainly be able to facilitate demand for decades to come thanks to the development of technology to mine tight sand gas and offshore deposits. In the past, the global energy market has experienced upheaval with the transfer of power plants from fuel oil to natural gas and a reduction in average fuel consumption in the transport sector. However, volumes of consumption have continued to grow in absolute terms due to economic development and an increase in population levels. The development of electric cars and renewable energy resources, the hydrogen economy and the gas engine market, as well as the increasing environmental demands, are posing a challenge for the oil market. What possibilities are there to transform demand for oil? In which sectors will demand for oil decrease, and in which sectors will this demand grow? What role will the ever-evolving petrochemical facilities play in transforming the demand for oil and what share of the demand for oil will petrochemicals take up in the medium and long term? What potential is there to increase the environmental efficiency of cars with internal combustion engines and to stimulate the anticipated competition for alternative fuels in the transport sector?

Moderator:
Daniel Yergin — Vice Chairman, IHS Markit

Panellists:
Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo — Secretary General, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
Kirill Dmitriev — Chief Executive Officer, Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
Alexander Novak — Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation


October 2,2019, 10:45 - 12:00

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 2 (Moscow)

Meeting on ‘Accelerated Infrastructure Development – Strategy for the Development of the Natural Gas Motor Fuel Market’

In 2013–2018 a large-scale pilot project was implemented resulting in the construction of CNG filling stations in most regions of the country. Vehicles that run on compressed gas began to be mass-produced and used by city councils and as public transport. In order to increase the competitiveness of the transport industry and reduce its impact on the environment, a new phase in the development of the market has been initiated in 2019: the implementation of a strategy for the accelerated development of CNG and LNG filling stations. The strategy will create the proper conditions to attract the investment needed to expand natural gas vehicle fleets for domestic and international transportation. The meeting will play host to a discussion on challenges in the field of infrastructure development, including the expansion of the range of vehicles that operate on CNG and LNG, the development of a conversion programme and measures to encourage the transition to natural gas fuel, its promotion, and the creation of the right conditions to attract investors.

Under the Chairmanship of:
Dmitry Kozak — Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Heads of Constituent Entities of the Russian Federation
Sergey Tsivilev — Governor of the Kemerovo Region-Kuzbass


October 2,2019, 10:45 - 12:00

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

Key Factors in the Competitiveness of the Global Petrochemical Chemistry: A Paradigm Shift?

Due to increased demand, improved technologies and large-scale investments, petrochemicals are growing faster than the global economy. The prospects for future growth very much depend on the situation in the hydrocarbon markets, regional focus in terms of raw materials and production, and differences in industry incentive and regulatory mechanisms. At the same time, the global petrochemical industry is witness to big changes in consumer preferences, the demand for new materials, the improvement of environmental standards and development of a closed-loop economy based on recycling. Which internal and external challenges can change the paradigm for the development of the industry? What restrictions prevent Russian producers from becoming more competitive in the global petrochemical markets? What are the expected recycling growth rates in Russia and globally?

Panellists:
Tim Gould — Head of Division for Energy Supply and Investment Outlook, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Mikhail Karisalov — Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, SIBUR
Pavel Sorokin — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation


October 2,2019, 10:45 - 12:00

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Nuclear Energy as an Integral Element of the Sustainable Future Agenda

Sustainable development is based on three key components: the environment, society, and business. To achieve global sustainable development goals, these three elements must form an equilateral triangle, and we can only achieve ecological balance if we focus equally on all three sides. The global climate agenda is not feasible without nuclear energy, as nuclear generation is low-carbon and minimizes CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. Nuclear plants, being infrastructure projects of a national scale, have a significant developmental impact both on the industrial sector and the local population. What are the key benefits and values of nuclear technology? How do they affect people's quality of life? What are the main barriers to the development of nuclear energy?

Moderator:
Thomas Blis — President, Science Council for Global Initiatives

Panellists:
Mohammed Al Hammadi — Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation
Viktor Karankevich — Minister of Energy of the Republic of Belarus
Alexey Likhachev — Chief Executive Officer, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM
Pekka Lundmark — President, Chief Executive Officer, Fortum Corporation
Peter Szijjarto — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary
Mikhail Chudakov — Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Amged El-Wakeel — Chairman of the Board, Nuclear Power Plants Authority of the Arab Republic of Egypt


October 2,2019, 10:45 - 12:00

Manege, 3rd floor, Turandot restaurant

Global Trends Shaping Sustainable and Reliable Energy Systems of the Future

The demand for energy is growing all over the world. This presents core challenges for a sustainable energy system: flexibility, security of supply, affordability, climate protection, and resource efficiency. In order to meet the sustainability challenges, measures must be taken along the entire energy conversion chain – from the utilization of fossil and renewable resources for power generation and transportation to improvements in consumption. What will be the energy system of the future? How can we get prepared for the upcoming changes in the energy landscape? What transformation should the enterprises undergo to remain competitive in the existing and new market realities? What role do decarbonization, decentralization and digitalization play in shaping the new energy system?

Panellists:
Lisa Davis — Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG
Alexander Zolotukhin — Director of the Service and Digital Solutions business unit of Siemens in Russia
Igor Ivanov — Director of Siemens Power Transmission Equipment Business Unit in Russia
Nikolay Kutsenko — Director of the Siemens Oil and Gas business unit in Russia
Alexander Liberov — President, Siemens in Russia
Oleg Titov — Director of Power and Gas Department, Siemens Russia


October 2,2019, 12:00 - 13:00

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 2 (Moscow)

Fifth Russian MediaTEK Competition for the Media and Press Offices of Energy Companies and Regional Governments

Federal and regional media, journalists, public relations departments of fuel and energy companies and regional administrations will take part in the competition. The main goal of the competition is to increase the level of professionalism of energy companies in terms of public relations, to raise awareness among the public about fuel and energy development projects, to support projects aimed at promoting professions in the fuel and energy industry, and to raise the value attached to power engineers as well as oil and gas workers. The competition results will be announced at the Russian Energy Week International Forum.

Awards presented by:
Alexander Novak — Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Peskov — Deputy Chief of the Presidential Executive Office of the Russian Federation, Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation

Members of the MediaTEK Expert Council:
Andrei Bystritsky — Chairman of the Board, Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club; Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Elena Vartanova — Dean, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Vladimir Zhelonkin — General Director, Kommersant
Dmitriy Kiseliev — General Director, Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency
Mikhail Komissar — Chairman of the Board of Directors, General Director, Interfax Information Services Group
Sergey Mikhaylov — General Director, Russian News Agency TASS


October 2,2019, 15:30 - 16:45

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 1

Global Challenges and Trends in Renewable Energy Development

Many countries are prioritizing the development of renewable energy as the basis for low-carbon economic growth. Today, 11 million people are employed in the renewable energy industry worldwide and ever more countries are discovering the benefits of renewable energy. National support programmes, coupled with a reduction in costs due to technological progress and the need to respond to the challenges of climate change, have caused a sharp increase in the generation of renewable energy and growth of employment in the industry. Renewable energy contributes to the development of sought-after technologies not only in solar and wind energy generation, but also in energy storage, the hydrogen cycle, energy efficiency of buildings, smart technologies, electric transport and e-mobility, and more. These sectors ultimately enhance quality of life. However, having reached a significant scale, the development of renewable energy sources throughout the world is also facing serious economic challenges for state budgets and consumers. The challenges include restrictions on the siting of renewable energy facilities, equipment disposal, and environmental consequences. How can the global renewable energy industry respond to these challenges in order to maintain its high rates of growth? What technological breakthroughs can be expected in renewable energies? When will people see their lives improve as a result of the introduction of renewable energy? What challenges does the Russian renewable energy industry need to address and what measures have been proposed to increase the share of renewable energy in the export of technologies?

Moderator:
George Kekelidze — Chairman of the Board, EUROSOLAR Russia Association for Renewable Energy; Managing Partner, GO2RU Solution Providing Agency

Panellists:
Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana — Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Ulrich Benterbusch — Head of Department, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Emil Kaikiyev — Member of the Board – Minister in Charge of Energy and Infrastructure, Eurasian Economic Commission
Kirill Komarov — First Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Corporate Development and International Business, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation
Igor Kuzko — Chairman, Executive Committee of the Electric Power Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States
Francesco La Camera — Director-General, IRENA
Yuriy Manevich — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Valery Seleznev — First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Energy, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Kristina Haverkamp — Managing Director, DENA
Alexander Chuvaev — Executive Vice President, Head of the Russia Division, Fortum Corporation
Igor Shakhray — General Director, Hevel Group

Front row participant:
Alisher Kalanov — Head, Investment Division RES, RUSNANO Management Company LLC


October 2,2019, 15:30 - 16:45

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 2 (Moscow)

Lawmaking in the Fuel and Energy Sector: Main Trends and Cooperation Between Federal and Regional Levels of Government

Lawmaking is a multifaceted process in which the creation (amendment, cessation) of statutes and the corresponding procedures by which participants cooperate are equally important. The goal of lawmaking in the fuel and energy sector is to increase the reliability and accessibility of the energy supply to all consumers across all constituent entities of the Russian Federation. All branches and levels of government are engaged in this process: the President of the Russian Federation, the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation, federal executive bodies, legislative and executive bodies of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, and courts. The constitution is the basis for the establishment and development of cooperation between the branches and levels of government in modern Russia and the joint work carried out over the last 25 years+ on the adoption of laws that directly regulate or affect relations in the energy sector. How can cooperation be enhanced between key players in the lawmaking process? Which best practices can be replicated relating to strengthening the role of the legislative bodies of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and their involvement in the agenda at the federal level in the fuel and energy sector? Which countries can Russia learn from in terms of how the authorities and fuel and energy business community work together in the lawmaking process?

October 2,2019, 15:30 - 16:45

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

S&P Global Platts session – Global Energy Industry Development Outlook to 2040

There is an extremely wide range of views on where energy markets are headed over the next decade. At one extreme, some are calling for “peak oil demand” within the next decade driven by rapid penetration of EV’s, growing gas for oil substitution, and environmental limits on plastics growth. Coal, in this view, will be in structural decline and even natural gas growth will be limited by renewables penetration in power generation. At the other extreme, there is concern that the sharp decline in investment in new long-lived supply projects could lead to a shortage of oil, as shale growth slows while demographic factors in developing countries support expansion of the global energy demand. Session “S&P Global Platts Energy Market Outlook 2040” will examine the key fundamental, policy, and technology assumptions behind such forecasts and put forward a most likely outlook for the evolution of the long term global energy market and what the world needs to do to achieve a trajectory towards less than 2 degC. In the session we will examine the potential impact on the Energy Industry for Production, Refining and Energy Demand.

Moderator:
Chris Midgley — Global Head of Analytics, S&P Global Platts

Panellists:
Elena Anankina — Senior Analytic Director, Ratings and Infrastructure, S&P Global Ratings
Abderrezak Benyoucef — Head of the Energy Studies Department, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
Sergey Vakulenko — Head of Strategy and Innovations Department, Gazprom Neft
Denis Deryushkin — Head of Analytical Center, Russian Energy Agency of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Drebentsov — Chief Economist for Russia and CIS, BP


October 3,2019, 10:00 - 11:15

Manege, 1st floor, Plenary conference hall

Maintaining Energy Connectivity in an Unstable World


October 3,2019, 10:00 - 11:15

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 1

Prospects for Collaboration between Energy and Defence Companies to Achieve Import Substitution and Technological Development

Given the international tensions of recent years, the Russian fuel and energy industry needs to ensure that it has the technological sovereignty and expertise in all critical areas for its sustainable development. In this regard, the prospects for collaboration between energy and defence companies to diversify production appear to be promising. This will allow fuel and energy companies to acquire the high-tech products necessary for the effective development of Russia’s mineral resources, while defence companies could boost production and their technological capabilities. At the same time, the launch of fuel and energy equipment production facilities requires intersectoral cooperation. It will also require solutions to the financial, human and technological risks whose likelihood of occurrence and ultimate impact will directly depend on the measures undertaken and implementation of inspection regimes. What are the prospects for applying defence industry expertise in the fuel and energy industry and what is the optimal business model by which defence and energy companies can collaborate? What promising technologies could increase the operational efficiency of energy companies? What should be done to accelerate the diversification of defence companies according to the nomenclature of the fuel and energy industries?

Panellists:
Oleg Bochkaryov — Deputy Chairman of Military-Industrial Commission under the Government of the Russian Federation
Maksim Vybornyh — Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Rostec
Nail Maganov — Chairman of the Management Board, General Director, PJSC «Tatneft»


October 3,2019, 10:00 - 11:15

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 2 (Moscow)

Developing Regional Renewable Energy Market Segments in Russia: Retail, Remote Territories, and Microgeneration

Unlike Russia’s mature wholesale renewables market, other market segments are just picking up steam. Renewable energy is a commercially viable generation source for isolated power systems, making them a high-priority, promising area of development in Russia's renewable energy sector. Isolated power systems usually get their energy from diesel power plants, which can be switched out for green energy sources. In certain cases, renewable energy may serve as an effective solution for micro-settlements in central Russia that are currently getting their energy from long-distance connections to electrical grids. However, despite the gradual improvement of the regulatory framework for wind and solar energy facilities, there are a number of factors that are significantly slowing regional renewables development. Households are another promising market segment. The passing of the Law on Microgeneration will significantly increase the renewables market in Russia and create many new jobs. What regional solutions are needed to support new renewables projects and what additional incentives can be provided to investors? Which risks associated with the development of renewable energy in remote territories and micro-settlements must be considered? Are renewables projects interesting to industrial or small and medium-sized enterprises? Which barriers to developing renewable energy must be tackled first? Which countries’ experiences in developing renewable energy can be applied to Russia?

Moderator:
Valery Presnyakov — Editor-in-Chief, Power and Industry of Russia Newspaper

Panellists:
Andrey Butko — General Director, JSC «Rusatom Automated Control Systems»
Sergey Esyakov — First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Energy, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Aleksey Kaplun — Council Member, EUROSOLAR Russia Non-Profit Partnership for the Development of Renewable Energy
Andreas Kuhlmann — Chief Executive Officer, German Energy Agency (Dena)
Yuriy Mirchevskiy — Director General, Peredvizhnaya Energetika (Mobile Energy)
Sergey Morozov — Governor of Ulyanovsk Region
Evgeny Nikora — Deputy Governor of the Murmansk Region
Christoph Urbschat — Director, German Solar Energy Association
Igor Shakhray — General Director, Hevel Group
Vasiliy Shvets — Deputy Governor of the Krasnodar Region


October 3,2019, 10:00 - 11:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

Risk Management in the Modern Global Energy Sector

Phenomenal progress in the development and proliferation of energy efficient technologies, an economic breakthrough in renewable energy production (solar, wind, geothermal, etc.), and changes to behavioural patterns in energy consumption have led to a sudden slowdown in the growth of energy demand across much of the world and a rapid diversification of energy sources in favour of a transition to a low-carbon economy. The scale of the changes being observed today in the energy sector, and especially in IT development, points to a global energy system that has entered a new stage of fundamental transformation. At the same time, what sets this transformation apart is the fact that its driving factors are not just economic but also, and in fact to a greater extent, non-economic. What influence is the global energy transformation having on corporate strategies and risk management principles for energy companies? How can operational and financial risk be reduced and investment stability in energy projects be ensured in an environment of sanctions, highly volatile energy prices and other uncertainties? Could insurance be looked upon as a strategic solution to preserve the financial interests of business? How can digitalization be used as a risk management tool for all stages of the production process?

Moderator:
Vladimir Feigin — President, Institute for Energy and Finance

Panellists:
Albert van Jaarsveld — Director General, Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Mikhail Volkov — CEO, Chairman of the Management Board, Ingosstrakh
Natalya Porokhova — Head of the Research and Forecasting Group, Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA)
Alexey Rybnikov — President, St. Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange


October 3,2019, 10:00 - 11:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

What Does the Energy Industry of the Future Look Like?

The development of the electric power industry and related industries, as well as consumers’ digitalization, requires the use of both tested and new methods of data processing, the creation of controlled segmentation of the electrical power network, and the simultaneous development of the information network and the power grid. Flexible management and control of network operating modes will require the use of high-speed neural networks and other machine algorithms, possibly even using quantum computing technologies. It is evident, that the comprehensive management and control of a complex network requires a huge number of factors to be taken into account. Such computation is currently beyond the capability of existing information algorithms. However, the transition to digital control devices and the provision of electricity services will allow for the dynamic control of electricity flows, improving the load parameters of the generating network. Moreover, the ability to simultaneously transmit data and supply power can open the door to additional benefits in existing arrays, the development of consumer services, and intelligent control systems. What does the energy industry of the future look like? Could the merger of electric power and information networks result in a new community larger than the global Internet? Which technological trends will drive change in the electric power industry?

Panellists:
Oleg Barkin — Member of the Board - Deputy Chairman of the Board, Association "Market Council"
Evgeniy Grabchak — Head of Department of Operational Control and Management in Electric Power Industry, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation


October 3,2019, 10:00 - 11:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall C

Lower-Priority Energy Exports: Thinking of the Leg You’re Standing on While Moving the Other

The growth of non-commodity and non-energy exports is central to a key national project which aims to overhaul the approach taken to manufacturing. However, there remains one “minor” question – what precisely is to become of energy exports, which currently account for two thirds of the total? While this question has been largely answered, it is still not entirely clear how the answer correlates to the work being undertaken to boost non-energy exports. How can the prospects for energy and non-energy exports be balanced, given the close connectivity between the two across a range of areas? Do energy exports require financial support? What needs to be done to move in tandem towards a bright future? Without clear and considered answers to these questions, there is a hidden systemic risk of the country losing its current foothold in traditional exports, while not achieving the needed result from the national export project. What’s more, this search for answers is complicating current foreign trade reforms, whereby the running of trade missions is being transferred to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, trade advisors at embassies are having their remit expanded to fulfil the role of secretariat of intergovernmental commissions, and energy attachés are being appointed in 19 countries. Evidently, the required maximum results will only be possible through the establishment of a systemic workflow that is both coordinated and clear to all participants.

October 3,2019, 11:30 - 12:00

Manege, 1st floor, Plenary conference hall

The Global Energy Prize Award Ceremony 2019

Each year, the Global Energy Prize honors outstanding achievements in energy research and technology from around the world which make a contribution to the promotion of energy efficiency and environmental security in the interest of all mankind.. The outstanding scientists to win the Global Energy Prize 2019 include Khalil Amine (USA), for outstanding contribution to the development of efficient electrical energy storage technology and Frede Blaabjerg (Denmark), for outstanding technical contribution to the design of power management systems enabling the integration of renewable power.

October 3,2019, 12:00 - 13:15

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 1

The Digital Transformation of the Oil and Gas Industry: New Opportunities for Government and Business

In just the past few years, digitalization has become a firmly embedded concept. Russia’s leading oil and gas companies have begun to take active measures to implement smart technologies. This has already had an effect – geological prospecting and well drilling have become more precise, the number of errors made when planning and commissioning industrial facilities has been reduced, and advance warning about possible equipment failure can be given. As a result, both government and business are able to take advantage of new opportunities. The government has the opportunity to use operational data to significantly increase the quality of governance and strategic planning. Business, meanwhile, has a way to optimize its assets and reduce its most significant costs by substantially improving the efficiency of its production and business processes. However, in order to fully unlock the potential of the oil and gas industry’s digital transformation and to achieve a systemic effect from implementing digital technologies, it is essential for government and business to work together. That is why the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation has established a working group as part of its Digital Energy project. Entitled Digital Transformation of the Oil and Gas Industry, the group is overseen by the autonomous non-commercial organization Data Economy. What results can be expected from the digital transformation of the oil and gas industry? What administrative barriers need to be removed in order to aid the development of digital technologies? How do oil and gas companies view their role in this digital transformation? What should the Digital Transformation of the Oil and Gas Industry working group focus on?

Moderator:
Pavel Sorokin — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Andrey Belevtsev — Director of Digital Transformation, Gazprom Neft
Oleg Bocharov — Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Vitaly Gataullin — Deputy General Director for Digital Development, Tatneft
Oleg Zhdaneyev — Director, Centre for Technological Development Competencies in the Fuel and Energy Industry
Evgeniy Kovnir — General Director, Digital Economy
Daria Kozlova — Director of Consulting in the Fuel and Energy Complex State Regulation Field, VYGON Consulting
Alexey Sokolov — Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Denis Ulitin — Deputy General Director for Organizational Development and Corporate Communications, Zarubezhneft


October 3,2019, 12:00 - 13:15

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 2 (Moscow)

Energy of the Future: Technological Solutions for Cities and Regions

The spread of new technologies and devices is transforming the energy and utility sectors: energy consumption trends are changing and demand for investment in creating new capacities is growing. On the other hand, depreciation and obsolescence of energy infrastructure and increasing security, environmental, and reliability demands on energy systems force city administrations to increase spending on system maintenance. New players and innovative business models (e.g. start-ups, telecom companies) are entering the energy sector. City and regional administrations are actively searching for new practical and innovative solutions. Moreover, city administrations must create conditions to make their city a platform for testing new technologies and business models, including those within the traditionally budget-intensive segments of the fuel and energy sector. What technologies, solutions, and business models in the fuel and energy sectors are most sought after in both cities and regions? How is that demand influenced by Russia's unique characteristics? How can reliability and security of existing systems be increased, their energy capacities expanded, while reducing maintenance costs? What legislative changes are required for the implementation of new solutions and business models? What support must the government provide to stimulate this process? What practical stimulus instruments have already been developed and are being implemented?

Panellist:
Petr Biryukov — Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Housing and Utilities and Improvement


October 3,2019, 12:00 - 13:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

Further Regulation of the Russian Power Grid: Target Model and Amendments to the Development Strategy


October 3,2019, 12:00 - 13:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

EU–Russia Partnership: Opportunities for the Environmental Transformation of the Energy Market

The rapid growth rate of the EU economy since the mid-2010s has led to an unforeseen increase in energy consumption among the member economies. If this trend persists, EU energy consumption levels may continue going up, and leaders will need to take additional measures to reduce the impact of the energy sector on the environment and climate in the region. As a reliable supplier of energy for the EU, this opens up a number of opportunities for Russia. For this potential to be fulfilled, it will require close cooperation between the two parties. In the same way, innovative products devised by European energy companies can help Russia achieve the goals of its National Environment Programme and find solutions to the problem of processing non-hazardous and low-hazardous waste from the electricity and mining industries. How can Russia help the EU ensure the environmental transformation of its energy sector? What measures should be taken to expand the energy market between Russia and the EU? How does digitalization change the energy landscape? What role should business play in fostering cooperation? Which sustainable innovative products devised by European companies can be used in Russia? What is the potential for cooperation in energy production, energy efficiency, environmental protection, and non-hazardous and low-hazard industrial waste management? Is the transformational change of the energy sector undertaken at the industrial level, or can consumers also contribute to the process?

Moderator:
Ernesto Ferlenghi — Chairman of the Energy Committee, Association of European Businesses

Panellists:
Johan Vanderplaetse — Chairman, Association of European Businesses; President, Russia and CIS, Schneider Electric
Anton Inyutsyn — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
David Campbell — President, BP Russia
Arnaud Le Foll — Total Country Chair Russia; General Director, Total Exploration and Production Russie
Alexander Liberov — President, Siemens in Russia
Carlo Palasciano Villamagna — General Director, Enel Russia
Anton Poriadine — Partner, CIS Strategy Leader, EY
Frank Schauff — Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses
Maxim Shirokov — Chief Executive Officer, Unipro PJSC


October 3,2019, 12:00 - 13:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall C

Development Strategy of the Russian Coal Industry up to 2035 – a New Perspective

As a result of the increase in prices and demand for coal products over the past three years, the Strategy and Programme for the Development of the Russian Coal Industry up to 2035 needs updating. Concerned federal executive bodies and coal companies are following the instructions from the President of the Russian Federation: they are working on promising investment and infrastructure projects, analyzing Russia's prospects in the global coal market, surveying mechanisms for developing traditional and new coal mining centres, increasing the potential of traditional coal markets, and observing new trends. What is the potential of the global coal market and what is Russia's place in it? How will the volume of coal exports change up to 2035 and in which direction: Atlantic or Eastern? How will transport infrastructure develop, especially those parts that facilitate the export of coal to the East? What is the potential of the domestic coal market? What are the challenges and opportunities for coal generation in Russia and around the world? What is the level of technological development of the coal industry and share of unprofitable organizations in it? What are the prospects for growth in coal production from the development of new and easily recoverable coal reserves?

Moderator:
Anatoly Yanovsky — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Gennady Alekseev — General Director, SDS-Ugol
Oleg Kazanin — Dean of the Faculty of Mining, Saint Petersburg Mining University
Evgeny Kiselev — Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation - Head of the Federal Agency for Mineral Resources
Ivan Petrov — Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Finance of the Fuel and Energy Complex, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Fedyaev — President, SDS-Ugol


October 3,2019, 12:00 - 13:15

Integration of Renewables into the Grid: Best Practices, Challenges and Opportunities across Europe

Over the past years, energy efficiency and renewable energy have gained increasing interest in the Russian Federation, where there is a consensus that steps have to be taken to control carbon emission, in line with the Paris Agreement. Lately, a number of legislative initiatives have been adopted to enhance the integration of renewables into the existing framework. At the same time, power feed-in from big industry players, small and medium enterprises as well as surplus energy provided by the households can cause significant changes to the grid system. Today, an efficient grid integration of renewables remains a challenging task and a matter of public debate in many countries. How does the grid integration of renewables work in practice? What key regulatory issues need to be addressed and implemented in order to ensure a proper RES integration? How to ensure grid stability, while increasing the share of renewables and producing energy in harsh climate conditions? How to make grid-connected biomass, wind and solar parks a reliable and cost-competitive energy source? What challenges do the Russian regions face with regard to integration of renewable energy into the grid? And can RES become a significant tool to provide energy in remote off-grid settlements?

Panellists:
Andreas Kuhlmann — Chief Executive Officer, German Energy Agency (Dena)
Evgeniy Olkhovich — Deputy General Director for Strategic Development, Rosseti
Viktor Haefeli — Senior Advisor, Swiss Ministry of the Environment; Vice-president, Swiss Association for Environmental Technology


October 3,2019, 14:00 - 18:45

Manege, 1st floor, Plenary conference hall

Supplier day – RusHydro

RusHydro is one of the largest energy holding companies in Russia. It plays a vital role in ensuring the efficient use of hydroelectric resources and providing a reliable energy supply to its users, including in the Far Eastern Federal District. In order to do this, it needs to employ high-quality, reliable, and innovative equipment, as well as cutting-edge technology and effective solutions. Executives from RusHydro Group companies will discuss a range of topics related to procurement at the event, held in cooperation with the Federal Corporation for the Development of Small and Medium Business, OPORA RUSSIA, and the United Electronic Marketplace. Among those to join the discussions will be partners, market experts, and figures from major industrial enterprises, as well as representatives of various SMEs specializing in constructing and commissioning energy facilities, manufacturing and supplying equipment, fuel, IT, logistics, communications, and other areas. What are the steps to becoming an energy company partner? What specific aspects of procurement in the Russian Far East should companies be aware of? What can be done to replace imports with domestically produced alternatives? What recent developments have there been in legislation? What has already been done, and what measures need to be taken to ensure that energy companies and suppliers cooperate effectively?

Panellists:
Igor Ananskikh — First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Energy, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Julia Burlaka — Head of Key Account Management of the Corporate Clients Department, United Electronic Market Place
Nikolay Golubchikov — Director of Innovation and International Operations Department, RusHydro
Sergey Dashkov — General Director, Energoservis
Nikolay Karpukhin — Deputy General Director for Construction, RusHydro
Mikhail Kolesnikov — Vice President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Business OPORA RUSSIA
Natalia Korotchenkova — Deputy General Director, Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation
Alexey Nikitin — Deputy Chief Engineer, Director of Equipment Modernization Department, RusHydro
Alexander Ponomarenko — Deputy Chief Engineer, RusHydro
Denis Toropov — Director of Procurement, RusHydro; General Director, RusHydro Procurement
Viktor Khmarin — Member of the Management Board, Deputy General Director, RusHydro
Nikolay Shulginov — Chairman of the Management Board, General Director, RusHydro


October 3,2019, 14:00 - 15:15

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 1

Stimulating Oil Extraction in the Russian Federation

The objective worsening of conditions for mining, a decrease in the output of new boreholes, and an increase in the water content over the next 15 years will lead to an annual growth increase in operational expenses with a simultaneous fall in oil extraction. To prevent the fall in investment in the extraction sector, a range of mineral tax benefits and special rates for export duties are being put forward. As of 1 January this year, a tax scheme has come into effect introducing a windfall profits tax on hydrocarbon production, which is designed to partly take into account the real extraction economy when imposing taxes assessment. To attract additional investment to the oil extraction sector for 2019–2024 and prevent a reduction in extraction, a ‘road map’ has been developed to implement measures aimed at exploring oil reserves and increasing the volume of oil extraction in the Russian Federation. What are the anticipated results of taking an inventory of oil reserves in terms of the economic efficiency of mining those oil reserves given the current tax conditions? What is the potential for additional extraction and for essential measures to incentivize oil extraction in regions where extraction has traditionally taken place? What incentives for the use of tertiary oil recovery techniques in the oil industry must be implemented to maximize the use of this resource’s potential? Which incentives are essential to mine small deposits?

Panellist:
Pavel Sorokin — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation


October 3,2019, 14:00 - 15:15

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 2 (Moscow)

Energy for Humans: Creating Urban Atmosphere

Creating a comfortable urban environment is a development priority and the basis of cities’ economic growth. The fuel and energy sector is not just the foundation of urban infrastructure: it affects a city’s atmosphere and its residents’ mood. Fuel and energy sector services must be developed in accordance with the demands of city dwellers. It is important to properly build relationships with city residents and involve communities in decision-making and project implementation. How does the fuel and energy sector affect urban development and people's perception of a city? What effect does government investment have on stimulating private sector investment? What fuel and energy sector development initiatives can cities implement to increase the effectiveness of cooperation with the public and foster an inclusive urban environment? How can the public be encouraged to partake in more energy-efficient city living?

Panellists:
Vladimir Efimov — Deputy Mayor for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations, Moscow City Government
Aleksandr Solovyev — Head of Housing and Utilities Department, Moscow City Government


October 3,2019, 14:00 - 15:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

Investment in the Sustainable Development of the Energy Sector: New Opportunities and Current Obstacles


October 3,2019, 14:00 - 15:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

The Evolution of Global Benchmarks: New Pricing Trends in International Oil Markets

With the support of St. Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange

The search continues for the best pricing mechanisms for international oil grades. The amount of oil available for calculating the North Sea Brent Crude is dropping, and trading liquidity at the North Sea ports is decreasing. Production peaks at most oil fields are behind us, and ever more light oil is being imported to Europe from around the world. The issue of stability and quality of various oil grades is ever more pertinent. The basic methods for calculating the North Sea Dated (Argus Media) and Brent Crude (S&P Global Platts) indices have undergone change. These indices serve as a benchmark price for most European oil company contracts with consumers. Pricing agencies calculate spot market quotations for physical deliveries, and then this market is the basis of derivative exchange instruments, including futures. What changes to trading can we expect in the coming years, given the new approaches to pricing? What are the trends and prospects for growth of the international and Russian crude oil markets?

Panellists:
Maryam Almaszade — Executive Director, Socar Trading
Sergey Andronov — Vice-President, Transneft
Maryam Ayati — Head of Origination & Investments Global Crude, Products Trading & Supply, Shell International Trading & Shipping Company Ltd; Board Founding Chair, Vakt Holdings
Anatoly Golomolzin — Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS Russia)
Nikolay Kiselev — Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Surgutneftegas
Mark Quartermain — Vice President for Crude Trading and Supply, Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited
Jorge Montepeque — Consultant, Global Markets
Alexey Rybnikov — President, St. Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange
Peter Stewart — Chief Energy Analyst, Interfax Global Energy
William Harwood — Senior Vice President for Business Development Eurasia, Argus Media Group
Joel Hanley — Editorial Director for European and African Oil, S&P Global Platts


October 3,2019, 14:00 - 15:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall C

Digitalizing the Coal Sector: Challenges and Opportunities

The 4th Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is opening up new opportunities for coal companies to increase their competitiveness. The introduction of digital technologies makes it possible to fully automate the majority of processes, grow labour productivity, increase the sector’s competitiveness, and reduce workplace accidents and injuries. At the same time, the sector must also develop its own technologies and approaches to cybersecurity and data exchange. How far advanced are coal companies in terms of achieving digital transformation in the industry today, and how can the coal sector reposition itself towards digital interaction with other industries? What obstacles and threats lie on the path towards digital transformation in the coal sector? What are the requirements of coal companies in terms of platform solutions with varying functionality and levels of integration for the creation of a single informational and technological space as part of Russia’s ‘digital energy’ and ‘digital economy’? What digital solutions and new digital models have already been introduced into administrative processes at leading coal companies? What new innovations are set for implementation in the near future?

Panellist:
Sergey Mochalnikov — Head of Department of Coal Mining and Peat Industry, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation


October 3,2019, 14:00 - 15:15

The Promotion of BAT in the Energy Sector. Expected Effectiveness of IEP

The increasingly stringent approaches to environmental protection pose new challenges for power engineers. The reduction of the human impact on the environment in line with the best available technologies (BAT), the development and acquisition of integrated environmental permits (IEP), the need to develop and implement programmes to improve environmental efficiency, and the need to install automatic measuring equipment on a mandatory basis are all important issues for category 1–2 electric power and mining sectors which exert a negative impact on the environment. How can we synchronize the achievement of BAT indicators with the new standardization system and list of controlled targets? Are the incentive measures in place sufficient for organizations to implement BAT and can they be implemented? Are expert commissions combined with a state environmental impact assessment necessary when issuing an IEP?

Moderator:
Petr Bobylev — Deputy Director of the Department of Electric Power Development, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Roman Bespalov — Director of the Division of Industrial Ecology and Standardization in Environmental Protection, Department of State Policy and Regulation in Environmental Protection and Ecological Safety, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Dmitriy Vologzhanin — Director, Association "Council of Energy Producers"
Sergey Tverdokhleb — Deputy General Director, Director for Strategy and Corporate Policy, SUEK


October 3,2019, 14:00 - 17:30

Hotel National

XXI Gas Exporting Countries Forum Ministerial Meeting

Session (closed event)

The Gas Exporting Countries Forum is an international governmental organization, offering a platform for the exchange of best practices and information between its member countries. The Forum was established as an intergovernmental, international organization on 23 December 2008 in Moscow. Twelve countries are permanent GECF members, while seven countries have observer status. The objectives of the Forum are to protect the sovereign right of member countries to access their natural gas reserves and their ability to independently plan for and secure their sustainable and effective development, taking the environmental impact into account, and to exploit and maintain those natural gas reserves for the benefit of their people. The organization’s member countries control 70% of the world’s proven natural gas reserves, 45% of its production, 64% of pipeline exports and 54% of LPG exports.

October 3,2019, 16:00 - 17:15

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 2 (Moscow)

Accelerated Development of Energy Infrastructure: Effective Planning and Mutual Responsibility

Energy infrastructure development is essential to the generation of a favourable investment climate and implementation of regional investment projects. Forecasting demand and planning the accelerated development of the energy sector requires effective procedures and mutual responsibility on the part of regional authorities and energy consumers. In what cases should the development of the electric power facilities stimulate the creation of new regional investment projects for consumers? In which cases should this development happen following utility connection? How should we take into account regional investment project registries when forecasting the demand for electric energy and capacity? Who should maintain such registries? What is the role of technical conditions and electric power network utility contracts?

Panellist:
Pavel Snikkars — Director of Electric Power Industry Development Department, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

Front row participants:
Fedor Veselov — Head, Department for Development and Reforms in the Electric Power Sector, Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ERI RAS)
Aleksandr Ilienko — Member of the Management Board, Director for Development Management, System Operator of the United Power System
Aleksandr Pyatigor — Deputy Director General for Sales of Services, Rosseti


October 3,2019, 16:00 - 17:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

Intelligent Predictive Technologies – New Opportunities for the Development of the Electric Power Industry

Intelligent technologies are central to the national economic development strategies in many countries. Russia is also developing a national strategy for the introduction of artificial intelligence in the energy sector. Will the fairly conservative industry take on AI technologies to increase the level of safety, provide trouble-free operation of power equipment, and lower operating costs? Can these technologies create new breakthrough opportunities for the development of the industry?

Moderator:
Veniamin Usov

Panellists:
Vladimir Averbakh — Managing Director, Head, Center for Data Research of Government Agencies, Sberbank
Oleg Barkin — Member of the Board - Deputy Chairman of the Board, Association "Market Council"
Ilya Galkin — Vice President, Strategic Development and Marketing, TVEL
Evgeniy Grabchak — Head of Department of Operational Control and Management in Electric Power Industry, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Steven Griffiths — Member of the Global Energy Prize International Award Committee; Senior Vice President, Research and Development, Khalifa University of Science and Technology
Oleg Dubnov — Vice President, Executive Director, Cluster of Energy Efficient Technologies, Skolkovo Foundation
Oleg Lushnikov — Executive Director, Hydropower of Russia Association of Organizations and Workers of Hydropower
Evgeniy Olkhovich — Deputy General Director for Strategic Development, Rosseti
Mikhail Khardikov — General Director, Eurosibenergo


October 3,2019, 16:00 - 17:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Инвестиции в высококотехнологичные проекты по добыче трудноизвлекаемых запасов нефти

Moderators:
Pavel Sorokin — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Vadim Yakovlev — Fist Deputy General Director, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft PJSC


October 3,2019, 16:00 - 17:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall C

Environmental Protection in the Coal Industry – Current Solutions

The development of the coal industry over the past decades has led to major changes in natural landscapes and the degradation of vegetation in vast areas. Mining has led to the pollution of the aquatic environment, atmosphere, and a decrease in biological diversity. Over time, dramatic changes to the environment occur. They are caused by the excavation to the surface of deep-seated rocks of past geological epochs that are not characteristic of modern landscapes. With the increasingly stringent standards for environmental conservation, the market trend towards renewable sources of energy, and information transparency, improvement of production management policies is required, as well as implementation of working methods in accordance with international standards for sustainable development. This is the key to both the success of coal companies in the global economy, and to ensuring the energy security of the Russian Federation. What promising modern technologies coal mining companies are using to protect and preserve the environment and restore biodiversity around mines? What barriers exist to the successful and effective rehabilitation of the environment in the coal industry? What measures should be taken to boost derelict land reclamation and remediate environmental damage in the coal industry? Is there a need for incentive measures for coal companies to implement reclamation programmes and the introduction of amendments to the current legislation of the Russian Federation?

Moderator:
Yury Manakov — Chief Researcher, Federal Research Center for Coal and Coal Chemistry of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Panellists:
Vladimir Azev — Technical Director, SUEK Khakassia
Vitaly Latokhin — Deputy Director for Ecology and Land Management, CС "Kuzbassrazrezugol"
Ivan Petrov — Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Finance of the Fuel and Energy Complex, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
Anatoly Poklonov — Technical Director, Kuzbasskaya Toplivnaya Company
Lyubov Turgeneva — Head of Environmental Safety Department, SDS-Ugol
Dmitry Shatilov — Head of Environmental Service, Southern Kuzbass


October 3,2019, 16:00 - 17:15

Policy Dialogue: The Role of Gas in Improving Urban Air Quality

Switching from solid and liquid fuels to natural gas helps clean the air. Although effective policies to combat urban air pollution depend on each individual case, there are some common principles and straightforward solutions that this panel will explore. Earlier this year, the UNECE Group of Experts, alarmed by worsening air quality and increased pollution in urban areas, urged UNECE member states to replace more polluting fuels with gas, particularly in electricity generation, heating, and transport. A few years ago, the International Gas Union (IGU) published four case studies that demonstrated how New York, Istanbul, Toronto, and Beijing improved their air quality through innovative policies. Which cities stand to benefit the most from the approaches taken by these megalopolises? Where are urban air pollution hotspots located? What role could LNG and small-scale LNG play in improving air quality? Is action on an intergovernmental level needed? What role could the gas industry play to facilitate this transition?

Moderator:
Dmitry Shvedov — Deputy Director, Oil and Gas Production and Transportation Department, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Menelaos Ydreos — Executive Public Affairs Director, International Gas Union (IGU)
Torstein Indrebo — Executive Director, TI Energy Advisory Services
Branko Milicevic — Economic Affairs Officer, Group of Experts on Gas, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Dmitriy Sokolov — Head of Energy Economics and Forecasting Department, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)


October 3,2019, 16:30 - 18:45

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 1

Public Session Working Group on Reducing the Dependence of the Oil Refining and Petrochemical Industries on the Equipment, Components, Technologies, and Services (Works) Import of the Expert Council of the Russian Ministry of Energy

The Russian oil refining and petrochemical complex is a strategically important part of the national economy, with significant potential for the manufacture of products with a high added value, resulting in synergetic effects in related sectors of the economy, including domestic higher education and science. The oil refining and petrochemical industries may come to serve as key drivers of industrial growth and increase non-commodity, non-energy exports. The development and accelerated implementation of domestic technologies and innovations and the full-scale launch of import substitution processes are needed to achieve these results. What limitations are currently in the way of the development of domestic technologies and components for the oil refining and petrochemical industries? What are the priority areas and opportunities for increasing the competitiveness of domestic technologies, catalysts, and fuel and oil additives in domestic and foreign markets? What regulatory changes and government support measures will help reach a significant breakthrough in the technological development of the domestic oil refining and petrochemical industries? Members of the working group will discuss the results of their work in inventorying technologies used in the Russian oil refining and petrochemical industries, evaluating priority areas for import substitution, and creating a roadmap for reducing the dependence of the oil refining and petrochemical industries on the import of equipment, components, technologies, and services (works).

Panellist:
Pavel Sorokin — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation


October 3,2019, 17:30 - 18:45

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 2 (Moscow)

Перспективы сотрудничества Российских студенческих отрядов с компаниями ТЭК

Moderator:
Mikhail Kiselev — Head of the General Staff, Russian Student Squads

Panellists:
Anastasiya Bondarenko — State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Victoria Pugach — Deputy General Director for Human Resources, GazArtStroy JSC
Gennadiy Sakharov — Director of Capital Investments, State Construction Supervision and State Expertise, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation
Olga Sergeeva — Member of the Management Board, Chief Adviser, Rosseti


October 3,2019, 17:30 - 18:45

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Meeting of Chief Engineers of Heat-Suppliers

In order to implement legislation on heat supply and the fundamentals of Russian state policy in industrial safety, new regulations for the technical operation of heat supply facilities and heat-consuming plants are being developed. These regulations aim at ensuring the safety and quality of the heat supply and increasing the role and independence of the heads of operating organizations. What are the expected outcomes of planned changes to industry regulation? How will the requirements for the operation of hazardous production facilities and mobile technical equipment differ? How is it proposed to address the extension of the assigned service life of technical equipment, buildings and structures? What is the role of the head of the operating organization in this process? How can the operation of equipment be managed according to the new requirements?

Panellists:
Aleksandr Antyukhov
Sergey Bannykh
Sergey Esyakov — First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Energy, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Oleg Zverev — Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Director for Heat and Power Sales, Tatenergo
Svetlana Nikonova — Director of the Housing and Utilities Development Department, Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Vasiliy Polivanov — General Director, Association of the Manufacturers of Quality Products for Heat Supply
Aleksey Khrapkov — Deputy Director of Electric Power Industry Development Department, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation


October 4,2019, 10:00 - 11:15

Manege, 1st floor, Plenary conference hall

Smart Infrastructure as a Factor in the Global Competitiveness of Cities

Moderator:
Evelina Zakamskaya — Editor-in-Chief, Doctor Channel; Anchor, Russia 24

Panellists:
Oleg Belozerov — Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive Board, Russian Railways
Herman Gref — Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Pavel Livinsky — Director General, Rosseti
Alexander Novak — Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Sergei Sobyanin — Mayor of Moscow


October 4,2019, 10:00 - 11:15

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 1

The Evolution of Energy Systems: a Global Perspective

Today, the speed of managerial and technological transformation is key to the effectiveness of major companies and entire industries. It consists of two components: the ability to anticipate changes in the environment, and the time that companies spend on implementing innovative products. Several trends are impacting the development of the modern electric power industry, some of which, at first glance, contradict each other. How does the development of renewable energy and the emergence of prosumers correlate with the continuing demand for a reliable electricity supply? The growth of new energy-intensive sectors of the economy (primarily associated with the storage and processing of large amounts of data) and energy saving? Digitalization and cybersecurity? Decentralization of energy systems and the creation of international energy corridors and associations? In different countries, these phenomena have reached different levels of penetration, with positive and negative consequences. Obviously, they affect not only technological solutions, but also industry management models, relations with consumers, market mechanisms and regulation, etc. How stable are these trends and which of them will have the biggest impact on the development path of the industry in the long term?

Moderator:
Andrey Murov — Chairman of the Management Board, FGC UES

Panellists:
Philippe Adam — Secretary General, CIGRE
Saulius Adomaitis — Partner, Head of Energy Practice, Middle East and India, EY
Boris Ayuyev — Chairman of the Board, System Operator of the United Power System
Pavel Livinsky — Director General, Rosseti
Yuriy Manevich — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Adam Middleton — Chair, The United Kingdom National Committee (CIGRE UK)
Marcio Szechtman — Technical Council Chairman and Steering Committee,The Brazilian National Electric Power Generation and Transmission Committee (CIGRE Brazil)


October 4,2019, 10:00 - 11:15

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 2 (Moscow)

EnergyNet 2.0: Priorities, Outlook, Opportunities

Since the roadmap for the EnergyNet National Technology Initiative (NTI) was implemented in 2016, a whole range of projects in smart energy have been launched on business-led initiatives and are already bringing a completely new segment of high-tech solutions to the energy services market. Work is currently underway to improve the regulatory framework with a focus on simplifying interaction between government and innovative business, ensuring a basic set of standards for rolling out new solutions to the market. At the same time, new technologies are developing rapidly in Russia and around the world, including digital technologies, which are already a key factor in increasing the competitiveness of companies. With this in mind, it is necessary to update the roadmap with an emphasis on planning wide-ranging projects and programmes as well as organizing new forms of interaction between tech companies, corporations and state-owned businesses in order to achieve the goals set out in the EnergyNet NTI roadmap, which cover the creation of global and high-end commercial products and services and their promotion on foreign markets. What results have already been achieved in implementing the EnergyNet NTI roadmap? What new technological trends have appeared on global energy markets? What challenges do they pose to the Russian energy sector? How can wide-ranging projects aimed at creating global high-tech products and services be launched and implemented, and how can they be promoted on foreign markets? What is the role of the EnergyNet NTI roadmap in the digital transformation of energy industry?

Moderator:
Oleg Grinko — Working Group Co-Head, Energynet NTI

Panellists:
Pavel Livinsky — Director General, Rosseti
Fedor Opadchiy — Deputy Chairman of the Board, System Operator of the United Power System
Dmitry Peskov — Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Digital and Technological Development
Valery Seleznev — First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Energy, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Pavel Sorokin — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Kholkin — Head of Project Center for Innovation Development, Strategic Research Center Foundation; Deputy Head of the Working Group, Energynet National Technology Initiative


October 4,2019, 10:00 - 11:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

Energy Security and Efficiency of Hydropower Facilities against the Backdrop of Modernization and Digital Transformation

In recent decades in Russia, the quantity of HPP and PSPP equipment in use beyond its operational service life has significantly increased. In the near future the local industry will focus on replacing dated infrastructure. Domestic hydropower also faces the challenge of digitalization, which ensures the optimization of technological and business processes to improve energy security and efficiency. What are the biggest challenges encountered by hydropower companies when upgrading equipment? How effective is partially or fully upgrading the main equipment at large HPPs proving to be? What can be gained by introducing digital technologies at HPPs and PSPPs? What targets are companies setting in those regards? What are the plans of the Russian power engineering sector in terms of import substitution? What do foreign companies prepare in terms of localizing production in the Russian Federation?

Panellists:
Sergey Kuznetsov — General Director, Krasnoyarsk HPP
Timur Lipatov — Chief Executive Officer, Power Machines
Oleg Lushnikov — Executive Director, Hydropower of Russia Association of Organizations and Workers of Hydropower
Rauzil Khaziev — General Director, Tatenergo
Mikhail Khardikov — General Director, Eurosibenergo
Nikolay Shulginov — Chairman of the Management Board, General Director, RusHydro
Guenter Engelbutzeder — General Director, VolgaHydro


October 4,2019, 10:00 - 11:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Transforming Retail Power: Strategic Objectives and Action in the Face of Uncertainty

The transformation of the energy sector and the technological changes happening around consumers demands a fundamentally new approach to creating and implementing intelligent solutions in the retail power sector. New technologies could change the very nature of competition in the retail market, through the arrival of financial service, digital service, and social network providers. What technologies used in other markets could have an effect on the activities of retail power companies? What ecosystems might appear around new technologies and platform solutions? Will banks, social networks, and digital service providers, or participants from other service markets, be future competitors or partners and co-investors? Where should investments go in these unpredictable conditions, and what positive changes should consumers expect to see in just 3–5 years? What legislative changes are necessary?

Moderator:
Natalya Nevmerzhitskaya — Chairman of the Board, Association of Guaranteed Suppliers and Energy Supply Companies

Panellists:
Mikhail Andronov — President, Rusenergosbyt
Oleg Barkin — Member of the Board - Deputy Chairman of the Board, Association "Market Council"
Sergey Glushkov — Manager, Bain & Company, Inc.
Elena Dvoretskaya — Vice President, BANK ROSSIYA
Petr Konyushenko — General Director, Atom Energy Trade
Marina Fayrushina — Council President, ARRC


October 4,2019, 10:00 - 11:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall C

Power Engineering: Prospects for the Development of High-Capacity Gas Turbines in the Russian Federation

The ability to produce high-capacity turbines is a key goal for Russia’s power engineering industry, marking as it would a significant step forward in guaranteeing the country’s energy security. The use of high-capacity gas turbines for the heat and electric energy combination cycle at thermal power plants would also lead to an improvement in technical and economic performance. However, it is important to bear in mind that developing and manufacturing high-capacity turbines is a complex technical undertaking, which not only involves the turbines themselves, but related areas, too. These include materials, metals, casting, forging, and so on. The government is therefore taking steps to support the development of manufacturing technology for turbines of this kind. In order to make this development process more efficient and to ensure that demand for turbines remains stable in the future, it is vital to also involve power generating companies, given that they will be the customers of these Russian-made products. This will enable organizations to draw upon the experience of commissioning similar facilities abroad, and to test solutions which may help Russian gas turbines become leaders in the international market. What is the current situation with regards the development of high-capacity gas turbine manufacturing? What additional measures could the government take to support manufacturers? How do generating companies assess future demand for Russian produced high-capacity gas turbines? What proposals can generating companies put forward using the experience of commissioning similar facilities in Russia and abroad? What can be done to facilitate collaboration between manufacturers of energy equipment and companies using it?

Panellist:
Andrey Cherezov — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation


October 4,2019, 10:00 - 11:15

Science and Technology in the Energy Trilemma: Decarbonization, Digitalization, Decentralization

The international community is focusing on issues surrounding innovative development in the energy sector. This year, the energy ministries of the G20 member nations adopted the Innovation Action Plan on Energy Transitions. Under this plan the countries will work together to develop innovative technologies in energy efficiency, renewable energy, nuclear power, digitalization, and fossil fuels. Russia is playing an active role in the search for solutions to the challenges posed by the energy trilemma: decarbonization, digitalization, and decentralization. Furthermore, the Russian energy sector is faced with the task of ensuring technological sovereignty and sufficient competencies in all key areas. How does the scientific community view efforts to solve these crucial issues in energy development? Which sectors could see the emergence of Russia as an innovation leader? How can effective international cooperation be nurtured? What priority developments should be made in power engineering today? How will energy production respond to the era of digitalization?

Panellists:
Nikolay Rogalev — Rector, National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute"
Sergey Philippov — Director, The Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Vladimir Fortov — Academician-Secretary, Department of Power Industry, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics and Control Processes, Russian Academy of Sciences


October 4,2019, 12:00 - 13:15

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 1

Mission Possible: Scientific Response to Universal Energy Challenges

Humanity is on the cusp of a new technological cycle. The scope of changes and the complexity of solutions to be introduced within the new industrial revolution differ from those of previous global transformations. In the light of new reality, demand for electricity will continue to grow, given that according to the UN data, every fifth person has no access to this energy carrier. Over a billion people, who live mostly in rural areas, suffer from energy poverty. Global community is witnessing trends of the 4th Industrial Revolution while suffering the consequences of the Third one. Now the countries are bound to seek for solutions of universal energy challenges and shape their energy policies keeping in mind the rapidly changing technologies and environmental issues. Within our panel session, the speakers will identify the capability of scientific and technological potential in modernising and digitalising universal energy systems and evaluate the role of researchers in solving world energy issues. How can science assist reaching UN Sustainable Development Goals in energy? What are the necessary stages of a full-scale digital transformation of fuel and energy complex? Can we come up with advanced technologies of extracting, processing, and storing of energy resources while switching to a new philosophy of their consuming? How is it possible to increase the efficiency of traditional energy systems and ensure the greater security of energy supply? And finally, what are the chances disruptive technologies to boost the transition to clean energy will appear?

Panellists:
Rodney John Allam — Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Member of the International Award Committee, Global Energy Association
Khalil Amine — Adjunct Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Frede Blaabjerg — Winner of the Global Energy Prize 2019
Oleg Budargin — Vice Chair for Regional Development, World Energy Council (WEC)
Valentin Parmon — Academician, Russian Academy of Sciences; Scientific Adviser, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Chung Rae Kwon — Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Chairman, Global Energy Prize International Award Committee


October 4,2019, 12:00 - 13:15

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 2 (Moscow)

Modernization of Thermal Power Generation in Russia: Successful Implementation and Improvements

In 2019, the first tenders were held to modernize heat-generating equipment with delivery dates from 2022 to 2025. 14 GW of equipment will be upgraded, requiring investments of about RUB 200 billion. In the first tenders, competition was fierce and there was a sizeable reduction in capital costs and single-rate prices, which attests to the success of the chosen tender mechanism. At the same time, the tenders showed that changes should be made to competitive procedures or amendments should be introduced to related Russian Government resolutions. Are CCGT projects absent in the list of selected applications due to inability to compete with foreign makers or due to the lack of domestic gas turbines? Is the power engineering sector ready to guarantee the supply of localized gas turbines to generators? Are localization requirements redundant? Should the tender be divided into thermal power plants, regional power stations, and CCGTs? Is a price-floor necessary? Is it advisable to increase the Government Commission quota?

Panellist:
Yuriy Manevich — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation


October 4,2019, 12:00 - 13:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

Housing and Utilities Strategy – 2035: Current Status, Priorities and Goals

Housing and utilities play a huge role in the economic and social life of the country. People hold the housing and communal services responsible for any problems or improvements in utility services and their consequent impact on the quality of life of citizens and the environment. The aging of fixed assets combined with macroeconomic and social factors pose challenges to the industry, and new technologies are opening up opportunities to improve the quality of services and investments. What is the current status of housing and communal services? What are the priorities and goals for the new housing and utilities development strategy until 2035? Which approaches to housing and communal services will facilitate the effective management of the sector, including price and regulatory controls and regulations? With today’s sluggish economy and slowdown in investment activity coupled with the rapid development of technology, how can the public sector become an attractive market for investors? What new technologies are most sought after and how can the digitalization of housing and communal services benefit consumers? What are the best examples that can be replicated?

Moderator:
Marina Fayrushina — Council President, ARRC

Panellists:
Victoria Gimadi — Head of the Department for Fuel and Energy Sector, Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation
Pavel Kachkaev — Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Housing Policy and Housing and Communal Services, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Pavel Malkov — General Director, Regional Information Center LLC
Natalya Nevmerzhitskaya — Chairman of the Board, Association of Guaranteed Suppliers and Energy Supply Companies
Sergey Pakhomov — First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Housing Policy and Housing and Communal Services, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Viktor Semenov — President, Russian Heat Supplying
Pavel Shatskiy — First Deputy General Director, Gazprom Energoholding


October 4,2019, 12:00 - 13:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Rosseti – a Dialogue with Manufacturers

The industry today faces key challenges of ensuring the reliability of its power grids, as well as technological and information security of its facilities. Russian equipment manufacturers are playing a crucial role in this process. Expanding cooperation in this area will include stress testing of applied technical solutions to determine the efficiency and stability of the energy system and its individual nodes in the face of a dramatic change in the foreign exchange rate and/or sanctions. The dialogue will include a discussion of new technological solutions, related challenges, and the ongoing development of cooperation in the field.

Panellist:
Konstantin Mikhaylik — Deputy General Director for Operation Activity, Rosseti


October 4,2019, 12:00 - 13:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall C

All-Russian Meeting on the Promotion of Energy Conservation and Information Transparency in the Fuel and Energy Industry

Russia's fuel and energy industry plays a special role in its socio-economic development, accounting for over 30% of GDP even with the current high volatility in the global markets. The public is concerned about the industry as it supplies energy to tens of millions of consumers, and is of great importance for the federal budget. Information transparency in the fuel and energy industry needs to be enhanced in order to solve the challenges revolving around large-scale investment and production, as well as their legislative support. In 2013–2019, with the support of the Ministry of Energy of Russia, companies and regions consolidated their efforts to promote energy conservation, advertise professions in the fuel and energy industry, and launch social and environmental programmes. The meeting will be attended by representatives of energy companies, regional energy and housing ministries, and the media. The meeting will conclude by identifying the priority topics to be covered in 2020 and approving a plan of federal measures to promote energy conservation and information transparency in the fuel and energy industry.

October 4,2019, 14:00 - 18:00

Manege, 1st floor, Plenary conference hall

All-Russian Meeting ‘On the Preparation of the Electric Power Industry for Autumn and Winter 2019/2020’

Panellists:
Alexander Novak — Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Andrey Cherezov — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation


October 4,2019, 14:00 - 15:15

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 1

Global Energy Challenges: Focus on Talent

In partnership with the ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation

The technological shifts taking place around the world entail fundamental changes in the global labour market. The approaches adopted to labour management and nature of organizational models within companies are evolving. Globally, HR management is focused on training, attracting, and retaining highly effective experts. Today, talent is the key competitive advantage in the high-tech, diversified and creative economy of the future. International analysts state that by 2030 the talent deficit will increase by 11% globally, and left unchecked, this could result in USD 2.1 trillion of unrealized global income. As a result, the global demand for talent is set to intensify, with the values of lifelong education and personal growth already included in several national strategic priorities, including in Russia. 2019 saw the inception of the Global Talent Index in the Energy Sector, which shows that the energy sectors are suffering from a 57.6% talent crunch. Given the key role of the energy system in the Russian economy, it is vital to focus on effective tools that can help attract the best talent, provide them with incentives, and develop their skills. How effective are the current approaches to HR development and are there any niches for new initiatives at both national and international levels? Are there any successful national advanced training programmes? Who is the key player in respect of career changes: the state, employers, or employees themselves? What needs to be considered when working with talent in the energy sector? What conditions must be created to develop and retain talent? What is preventing the transition from mass education to individual educational tracks?

Moderator:
Olga Golyshenkova — President, Association of Civilians and Organizations for Corporate Learning and Development MAKO

Panellists:
Anastasiya Bondarenko — State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Arkadiy Zamoskovnyy — General Director, Association of Electric Energy Employers
Viktor Martynov — Rector, National University of Oil and Gas "Gubkin University" (Gubkin University)
Yury Pikhtovnikov — Head of the Department of Organizational Development and Career Management, PJSC LUKOIL
Nikolay Rogalev — Rector, National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute"
Anton Stepanenko — Partner, BCG
Tatyana Terentyeva — HR Director, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation
Dmitriy Chevkin — Director of the Department of HR Policy and Organizational Development, Rosseti


October 4,2019, 14:00 - 15:15

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 2 (Moscow)

Using Energy Storage and Distributed Generation at Russian Railways: Problems and Prospects

Russia is paying special attention to technical solutions capable of increasing the energy and technological efficiency of railroad transit, including those utilizing alternative energy sources. The rail traction power network was created in the USSR, as part of the Unified Energy System, and met the objectives set before it during the Soviet period and the projected transit volumes of the time. New volumes of transit require new solutions. Increasing traffic along the Baikal–Amur Mainline and the Trans-Siberian Railway necessitates an increase in railway and contact network capacities. Where does the future lie? In the construction of new thermal power stations and railways? Distributed generation? Energy storage? Is energy storage a technological and technical breakthrough for electric power systems? Solar panels: a trendy technological solution or the future of distributed generation?

Moderator:
Sergey Kobzev — Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Chief Engineer, Russian Railways

Panellists:
Sergey Ageev — General Director, TAMP
Vladimir Kozlov — Managing Director for Investment Activities, RUSNANO Management Company
Alexander Kosarev — First Deputy Director General, VNIIZHT Railway Research Institute
Nikolay Popov — General Director, Hevel Retail
Vasiliy Cheremisin — Director of the Research Institute of Energy Saving in Railway Transport, Omsk State Technical University


October 4,2019, 14:00 - 15:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

Big Energy Data: Why Do We Need the State Information System for the Fuel and Energy Complex (GIS TEK)?

The global and, by extension, Russian energy systems are currently undergoing a period of global digital transformation. Each year, the industry sees the launch of new and improved facilities and complexes for the extraction, processing, generation, and transmission of energy in its various forms. Meanwhile, ‘digital duplicates’ of these systems are being made in the interest of increasing efficiency – data is being collected at every turn to, in the long run, create a federal information system for the fuel and energy industry that helps us better understand how the sector should develop in the future. The pilot version of the Russian Federal State Information System for the Fuel and Energy Complex (GIS TEK), tasked with collecting and analyzing data, was launched in May of this year and is expected to enter into full operation in early 2020. Over 50 major Russian energy companies and 600 legal entities are currently involved in this process. Those numbers will continue to grow. Infrastructure industries, regions, equipment manufacturers, and the financial sector must coordinate their efforts in order to successfully take on a task of this scale. What role do regional authorities play in the creation of a unified state information space for Russia's fuel and energy industry? What unified approaches and automated processes need to be launched so that the GIS TEK is capable of efficiently and effectively collecting data and analyzing massive amounts of information? What is the current state of and issues faced by industry processes for the preparation and monitoring of fuel and energy industry companies’ investment projects and programmes? Who will be required to submit data to the GIS TEK? How should this data be prepared and secured? How will information globalization improve big data analytics and affect energy systems optimization?

Panellist:
Igor Kozhukhovskiy — Deputy General Director, Russian Energy Agency of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation


October 4,2019, 14:00 - 15:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Long-term Development Strategy with Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions up to 2050: Challenges and Opportunities for the Russian Energy Sector

Climate change is on the agenda of the entire global community. As an active player and a global leader in energy exports, Russia recognizes its responsibility to the world and is helping to address environmental issues. Previously a dedicated participant in the Kyoto Protocol, in 2016 Russia signed the Paris Climate Agreement. Same as other signees of the document, Russia now needs to develop a strategy for the long-term development of the country's economy. The strategy covers the fuel and energy sector up to 2050, with greenhouse gas emissions staying low. What new challenges may Russia encounter as an energy power? What is being done today to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Russian energy sector, and what is the potential for improvement? Will the adoption of the strategy serve as an additional incentive for the high-tech development of the fuel and energy sectors?

Moderator:
Grigoriy Yulkin — Director of Strategic Planning and Partnership Department, Autonomous Non-Сommercial Organization "International Sustainable Energy Development Centre" under the auspices of UNESCO

Panellists:
Dmitry Denisov — Director of the Competition, Energy Efficiency and Ecology Department, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Alexey Kulapin — Director of the State Energy Policy Department, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Sergey Tverdokhleb — Deputy General Director, Director for Strategy and Corporate Policy, SUEK


October 4,2019, 14:00 - 15:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall C

MediaTEK: Best Practices


October 4,2019, 14:00 - 15:15

Topical Issues Related to Advancing Energy and Resource Efficiency in the Eurasian Economic Union

The UN General Assembly identified 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 related targets that countries must achieve by 2030. SDGs are a key part of a large system of targets and indicators, primarily for developing countries, aimed at eliminating poverty, preserving the planet’s resources, and ensuring prosperity for all. ‘Responsible Consumption and Production’ and ‘Climate Action’ (SDGs 12 and 13) propose doing more and better with fewer resources, through the use of rational consumption and production models and the efficient use of natural and energy resources, with a minimal impact on climate. This is the primary principle behind the idea of a circular (closed-loop) economy and defines the contemporary green economy model. A circular economy is the most effective way of conserving energy, resources, and materials and plays an important role in changing methods of economic growth. Many countries, including China, the USA, Korea, and the European Union, are actively integrating circular economy principles into their government policies. Countries in the EAEU have also identified circular or green economies as a strategic priority and are working towards this goal, taking into account national characteristics. What priorities do countries have with respect to energy and resource efficiency? Which countries have made progress towards transitioning to a green economy? How did they do this? What are the existing and potential roles of Eurasian integration? Is it possible to align unified national priorities and the speed with which they are achieved with a circular economy? Will green economy development issues become an effective instrument for further integration between countries in the region?

Panellists:
Igor Bashmakov — Executive Director, Center for Energy Efficiency
Vyacheslav Burmistrov — Deputy Director, Technical Regulation and Accreditation Department​, Eurasian Economic Commission
Akob Vardanyan — Deputy Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia
Agi Veres — Deputy Director, UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS in Istanbul
Amaniyaz Yerzhanov — Vice Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Anton Inyutsyn — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Malashenko — Deputy Chairman, Director of the Department for Energy Efficiency, State Committee for Standardization of the Republic of Belarus(Gosstandart)
Dmitry Maryasin — Deputy Permanent Representative of the United Nations Development Programme to the Republic of Armenia
Emil Osmonbetov — Chairperson of the State Committee on Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of Kyrgyz Republic
Alexandra Solovyeva — Permanent Representative of the United Nations Development Programme to the Republic Belarus
Leоnid Shenets — Director of Energy Department, Eurasian Economic Commission


October 4,2019, 16:00 - 18:00

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 1

Team Competencies for Digital Transformation and Leadership in Technology

One of the keys to achieving results in digital transformation is the human factor. The success of any transformation is determined by the readiness of a team to embrace and support transformative processes. The introduction of digital technologies changes the organizational culture and environment of a company, requiring fundamentally new competencies both at the individual and corporate levels. As part of the School of Technology Leadership, teams from SIBUR, Rosseti, RusHydro and Mosoblgaz will round up the module on Managing People and Teams in the Tech Business, presenting their design solutions for managing digital transformation at fuel and energy companies. What is employee readiness for digital transformation? What training should staff undergo when new technologies are introduced? How do you put together teams for digital projects? What individual and team competencies are required for the successful digital transformation of organizations?

Moderator:
Olga Golyshenkova — President, Association of Civilians and Organizations for Corporate Learning and Development MAKO

Panellists:
Anastasiya Bondarenko — State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Arkadiy Zamoskovnyy — General Director, Association of Electric Energy Employers
Alexey Kulapin — Director of the State Energy Policy Department, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation


October 4,2019, 16:00 - 18:00

Manege, 1st floor, conference hall 2 (Moscow)

The Evolution of Energy Law: Formation, Development…Guillotine?

The formation of energy law at an institutional level in modern-day Russia took place over several stages: the delineation of powers between various levels of governance by the Constitution of the Russian Federation and the implementation of acts of the USSR and RSFSR; the adoption of federal and regional-level laws and bylaws and municipal regulations governing relations in the fuel and energy sector; the enforcement and the identification of problems and gaps, the drawing up of key issues as part of legal and anticorruption appraisals; the development of energy law as an academic-adjacent discipline; and the examples of successful training programmes implemented at leading Russian universities. Policymaking as a whole, including in the fuel and energy sector, has come a long way in Russia over the last 25 years, but is now facing new challenges and undergoing a transformation. The agenda includes conceptual legislative changes: reforming regulatory and oversight activities, working on a new Code of Administrative Offences, and implementing the ‘regulatory guillotine’. How will energy law be impacted by these changes? What are the possible routes towards transformation, and what forms will it take? What aspects of regulation should be left untouched, and where is it completely out of date?

Moderator:
Anastasiya Bondarenko — State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Franz Jurgen Sacker — Academic Director for the Master’s Programme European and International Energy Law, Technical University of Berlin
Leonid Akimov — Director of the Legal Defense Department, Rosseti
Mikhail Konstantinov — Member of the Management Board, Head of Legal Unit, Inter RAO Group
Petr Lakhno — Associate Professor of the Department of Business Law, Faculty of Law, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Kirill Makarov — Director of the Law Department, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation
Victoria Romanova — Head of the Energy Law Department, Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL)
Nicolay Roshenko — Member of the Board, Head of the Legal Division, NP Market Council Association
Pavel Snikkars — Director of Electric Power Industry Development Department, Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation


October 4,2019, 16:00 - 18:00

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall B

Expert Meeting of the Clean Energy Ministerial Initiative for Sustainable Urban Development