REW 2022 business programme

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REW 2022 business programme


Global Markets: Cooperation for Development Technological Sovereignty and Digital Transformation New Solutions for the Fuel and Energy Sector International Meetings Ecology and Climate Agenda Social Focus

October 12, 2022,
09:00 –10:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

Global Markets: Cooperation for Development

Russia–Africa: Sustainable Energy Development

The energy transition is having a significant impact on global energy development and, among other things, represents one of the key areas of cooperation between Russia and its African partners. The first ever Russia–Africa Summit took place in October 2019 and was a strategically important step towards creating favourable conditions for the further development of the entire range of relations between Russia and Africa. Preparations for the second Summit are well underway. Building on the friendly ties between Russia and African states, companies in the Russian fuel and energy sectors are carrying out a number of promising projects on the African continent. These projects contribute towards UN Sustainable Development Goal 7: ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, primarily by increasing the level of electrification in African countries. These projects include the first nuclear power plant project on the African continent and the development of hydroelectric projects that will help meet the challenge of providing carbon-free energy to Africa, as part of the climate change agenda. How does Africa perceive the energy transition? Is universal access to energy more urgent than decarbonization? What public policy measures are being taken in African countries for sustainable energy development and the energy transition? How do Russian companies fit into this environment? What are the challenges along the way? What are the possible measures of financial support for projects?

Moderator:
Irina Abramova — Director, Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Panellists:
NJ Ayuk — Chairman, African Energy Chamber
Sergey Machekhin — Deputy General Director Project Engineering and International Cooperation, RusHydro
Oleg Ozerov — Ambassador at Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Head of the Secretariat, Russia-Africa Partnership Forum
Lamine Seydou Traore — Minister of Mines, Energy and Water of the Republic of Mali

Front row participants:
Anna Belyaeva — Executive Director, Association of Economic Cooperation with African States
Zolani Mkiva — Chairperson of Select Committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings, National Council of Provinces of the Republic of South Africa


October 12, 2022,
09:00 –10:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall C

Global Markets: Cooperation for Development

Recalibrating Logistics for Coal Exports Under Sanctions Pressure

The global challenges facing the Russian coal industry have altered its development trajectory, with the sector moving from an evolutionary strategy to a mobilization model. Coal exports have been a key driver of industry progress for many years, but international sanctions threaten the loss of major sales markets. Supply volumes are at further risk from countries significantly scaling back their purchases in recent months. Russian companies must also adapt to working in the face of ‘unfriendly’ measures imposed by market players, which include a ban on the supply of foreign mining technologies, equipment and spare parts to Russia, the refusal of a number of shipping companies to provide bulk carriers for sea transportation of coal, and financial restrictions. The search for new sales markets and the development of coal logistics are of increased significance in these conditions. Current priorities include ensuring the reliable maritime delivery of coal to customers, reducing freight rates for bulk carriers, fixing bottlenecks in the country’s transport infrastructure, and developing and implementing extraordinary measures to reroute the export of coal and other export goods. How do coal companies view the state of coal logistics today? How will the current economic trends affect export and import volumes? In view of the compound impact of sanctions on coal supplies, should sales be prioritized at the expense of exports or vice versa? How are supply chains transforming? Will modernizing Russia’s railway infrastructure help? Who will use the Eastern railway branch and how can coal mining quotas be met? What other infrastructure projects need to be implemented in order to stabilize export deliveries? Is there a future for entirely new logistics routes such as the Volga–Persian Gulf route as the first stage in the construction of the North–South corridor, the Northern Sea Route and others? Does reducing bottlenecks have a role to play in compensating for the lack of a bulk carrier fleet?

Moderator:
Anatoly Yanovsky — Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
Maxim Basov — General Director, SUEK
Dmitry Islamov — Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Energy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Sergey Mochalnikov — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Alexander Charikov — Deputy General Director, RusHydro


October 12, 2022,
11:00 –12:15

Manege, –2nd floor, conference hall A

Global Markets: Cooperation for Development

BRICS+: Potential for Technology Partnerships

The creation of BRICS, which was initiated in 2006 by the Russian Federation, was one of the most significant geopolitical events of the early part of the 21st century, and the association became a major player in global politics in a short space of time. The basis of BRICS’ influence on the international stage is the growing economic power of its member states, the importance of their activities as a key driver of global economic development, their large populations, and their abundant natural resources. The global geopolitical changes that came about in early 2022 made it necessary for the Russian Federation to strengthen its technological sovereignty by rebuilding and reorienting its international scientific and technological cooperation. The development of cooperation within the framework of the BRICS integration association alongside other friendly states is a priority for Russia. Among the key areas of cooperation are technological innovation and close cooperation in science and engineering. What are the prospects for future cooperation between the BRICS countries and their partners in the fuel and energy sector, and what is the role of technology transfer and joint ventures? How can the energy security of Russia and its BRICS+ partners be ensured? What joint projects are being implemented in energy efficiency, energy conservation and renewable energy sources?

Moderator:
Oleg Zhdaneev — Deputy General Director – Head of Import Substitution in Oil and Energy Complex Competence Center, Russian Energy Agency of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

Panellists:
NJ Ayuk — Chairman, African Energy Chamber
Kirill Babaev — Acting Director, Institute of China and Modern Asia of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Sergey Mochalnikov — Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Yury Stankevich — Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Elena Sherysheva — Deputy Director of the Department, Eurasian Economic Commission

Front row participants:
Ksenia Komissarova — Chief Editor, TV BRICS International Media Network
Zolani Mkiva — Chairperson of Select Committee on Petitions and Executive Undertakings, National Council of Provinces of the Republic of South Africa
Jian Jiao — Deputy General Director for Foreign Economic Cooperation, Xuan Yuan Industrial Development


October 12, 2022,
13:00 –15:00

Manege, 1st floor, Plenary conference hall

Global Markets: Cooperation for Development

Plenary Session

Address by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. New Challenges, New Opportunities: What’s in Store for the Oil and Gas Market?

Global oil and gas markets today find themselves in a state of uncertainty as a result of geopolitical events. The unfriendly actions of Western countries towards Russia are affecting the entire system of international trade, sparking a record jump in global oil and gas prices. The price shock is already being felt in the form of a significant downturn across the entire global economy, driving sharp increases in the cost of other energy sources. For Russia, which occupies a leading position on global hydrocarbon markets, the sanctions present a challenge, while also opening up new opportunities for development, including through the implementation of new infrastructure projects to supply hydrocarbons to friendly nations. The most promising projects include the Power of Siberia 2 and Pakistan Stream gas pipelines as well as the Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India main gas pipeline. How is geopolitics affecting the global oil and gas market? How will the global oil and gas sector – including the liquefied natural gas segment – develop over the coming decade? How will OPEC and the GECF influence the outlook for global energy development? What is the role of BRICS in shaping new trends in the development of the oil and gas industries? How will Russia adapt to the new conditions? What will the country's future share of global hydrocarbon exports be?

Moderator:
Alexandra Suvorova — Anchor, Russia 24 TV Channel

Panellists:
Bolat Akchulakov — Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Fatih Donmez — Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey
Alexey Miller — Chairman of the Management Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gazprom
Alexander Novak — Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Parviz Shahbazov — Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan


October 13, 2022,
10:00 –11:15

Manege, 1st floor, Plenary conference hall

Global Markets: Cooperation for Development

Energy as a Foundational Pillar of the Greater Eurasian Partnership

Amidst the major changes taking place in the global political and economic order, the reorientation of transport and logistics chains, and the energy crisis caused by the sanctions policy of Western nations and which is affecting many states, the idea of the Greater Eurasian Partnership, proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in December 2015, is especially pertinent today. The Greater Eurasian countries have now become a centre for global economic activity, as evidenced by the successful development of integration associations such as the EAEU and ASEAN, sub-regional organizations like the SCO, and large-scale initiatives, most notably the Belt and Road Initiative. Energy is well positioned to become one of the foundations of the emerging Greater Eurasian Partnership. The issue of reliable energy supplies in the context of post-COVID economic recovery and the pursuit of stronger future growth is becoming a key issue in the foreign economic strategies of Eurasian nations. How can mutually beneficial, long-term relationships be established? How can energy corridors be constructed, and how can scientific and technological exchange be supported in order to facilitate the wider adoption of low-carbon and carbon-free energy sources? What are the main tasks facing the Eurasian nations? What will prove to be the cornerstone of the Greater Eurasian Partnership as a key global power centre?

Moderator:
Alexandra Suvorova — Anchor, Russia 24 TV Channel

Panellists:
Ahmad Asadzadeh — Deputy Minister of Petroleum of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Arzybek Kozhoshev — Member of the Board, Minister in Charge of Energy and Infrastructure, Eurasian Economic Commission
Fedor Opadchy — Chairman of the Board, System Operator of the United Power System
Andrey Ryumin — General Director, Chairman of the Management Board, Rosseti
Shafqat Ali Khan — Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Russian Federation
Nikolay Shulginov — Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation


October 13, 2022,
12:15 –13:30

Manege, 1st floor, Plenary conference hall

Global Markets: Cooperation for Development

Global Energy Trends: Today and Tomorrow

The global community is tasked with providing the world’s population with affordable, reliable and modern energy sources, and for that cooperation between all countries is vital. However, some countries and coalitions have aggravated the geopolitical situation by associating universal energy access with international political relations. In 2022, these pressures have intensified, resulting in huge uncertainty, escalation in global energy markets and volatile commodity prices, jeopardizing global energy security and pushing back the energy transition. In such an environment, how can countries assert their sovereignty when adopting national policy on sustainable energy? What can we learn from the global community when it comes to safeguarding national interests by supplying affordable hydrocarbon fuels? Has the global energy transition slowed down due to the current geopolitical turbulence? What are Russian companies doing to pursue their interests and achieve sustainable development goals in the current challenging geopolitical conditions?

Moderator:
Kirill Pozdnyakov — Anchor, NTV Channel

Panellists:
Alexander Dyukov — Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, Gazprom Neft
Leonid Mikhelson — Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, NOVATEK
Alexander Novak — Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Peter Szijjarto — Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary
Igor Shuvalov — Chairman, VEB.RF