Program Details

Day 1
Saturday, 4 February 2023
6:00 pm
Inauguration by
HRH Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud
Minister of Energy of Saudi Arabia

 

Events

Conversation with HRH the Minister and Daniel Yergin
Young Professional’s Day – Hilton Riyadh
IAEE Distinction Awards
Gala Dinner


Morning


08:00 - 09:00
Registration and Networking
09:00 - 09:45
Opening Plenary Session
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Opening Remarks

 

  • Fahad Alajlan,  President,  KAPSARC
  • Majid Al-Moneef, Chairman of the Board, Saudi Association for Energy Economics (SAEE)
  • Jean-Michel Glachant, President, International Association of Energy Economics

 

 

Special Keynote

To be announced

09:45 – 11:15
Plenary Session: Energy, Volatility, Security, and Access
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How can we create energy for all in a time of volatility and energy security concerns? Modern energy access in rural and developing regions is the key to solving many of the world’s problems including economic growth, quality of life, inequality, social stability, and environmental needs.

This session aims to bring experts from different disciplines and sectors to explore challenges, gaps, and ways to enable the just and inclusive energy transition and regional energy integration.

 

Keynote

 

Daniel Yergin Vice Chairman, S&P Global

 

Panelists

 

  • Jeffrey Currie , Global Head of Commodities Research, Global Investment Research, Goldman Sachs
  • Coby van der Linde , Director, Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP)
  • Kenneth B. Medlock III ,  James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics; Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Rice University
  • Carol Nakhle , Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Crystol Energy

 

Moderator

 

Kaushik Deb  Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy , Columbia University SIPA

11:15 – 11:45
Coffee Break
11:45 – 13:15
Concurrent sessions

Afternoon


13:15 – 14:45
Lunch
14:45 – 16:15
Dual Plenary Sessions
Track 1: Energy Investment and Financing

Energy investment and financing are critical pillars that can either enable the energy transition or undermine it. More than just increasing the total financing available, the form of financing and how to invest it to achieve our goals are challenges that deserve investigation.

This session will deliberate on the role of investments in energy production, and how financing of new technologies can ensure continued prosperity while meeting climate ambitions.

 

Keynote

 

Jason Bordoff , Co-Founding Dean of the Columbia Climate School, Founding Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy,  Columbia University SIPA

 

Panelists

 

  • Ahsraf Ghazzawi , Vice President of Strategy and Market Analysis , Saudi Aramco
  • James Smith , Professor Emeritus, Department of Finance, Southern Methodist University

Additional panelists to be confirmed

 

 

Moderator

 

Axel PIerruProgram Director, Macro- and Micro-Economics, KAPSARC

 

Track 2: Energy and Trade

The world’s energy trade flows are rapidly shifting. The impacts of the conflict in Ukraine are only the beginning, with changing forms of energy (hydrogen, renewables, etc.) and new players growing in prominence as the energy mix adjusts.

In this session we will speak with experts on how trade will be impact and be impacted by the evolving energy landscape.

 

Keynote

 

Mehmet Ogutcu

 Chairman, Global Resource Partners, UK,

 London Energy Club, Bosphorus Energy Club

 Chairman of the Advisory Board, MEI

 

Panelists

 

  • Javiar Blas  ,Opinion Columnist , Bloomberg
  • Khaled KisswaniAssociate Professor of Economics, Gulf University of Science and Technology

                                                           

Additional panelists to be confirmed

 

Moderator

 

To be confirmed

16:15 – 16:45
Coffee Break
16:45 – 18:15
Concurrent Sessions

Morning


08:00 – 09:00
Networking
09:00 – 10:30
Plenary Session: Energy Transition and Pathways of Change

Can our climate ambitions be met while also meeting other needs? Energy security, energy access, and other sustainable development goals have been complicated significantly with COVID-19 and the conflict in Ukraine leading to supply disruption, price volatility, and food insecurity.
This session will explore whether climate ambitions and energy security can be harmonized. What realistic pathways could best meet global and regional goals and the aspirations of a just energy transition?

 

Keynote

 

Hoesung Lee

Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Chair and Professor, Graduate School of Energy and Environment,

Korea University

 

 

Panelists

 

  • HH Noura Turki Al-Saud  , Founding Partner, Aeon Strategy
  • Khalid Abuleif, Senior Sustainability Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Energy, Saudi Arabia
  • Ken Koyama , Senior Managing Director, Chief Economist, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
  • Radia Sedaoui , Chief Energy and Climate Change Sustainability, UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  • Adnan Shihab-EldinSenior Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

 

 

Moderator

 

Mohamad HejaziProgram Director, Climate and Sustainability , KAPSARC

 

 

10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30
Concurrent Sessions

Afternoon


12:30 – 14:00
Lunch and Poster Session
14:00 - 15:30
Dual Plenary Sessions
Track 1: Energy, Development, and Climate Change

Economic problems often lead to environmental ones. Empowering development creates space to accommodate environmental concerns, and the MENA region is of particular concern for this topic.  A changing energy system indicates that the existing structures (social, economic, regulatory, etc.) will need to keep up or else the region will lag behind.

This session explores the link between economic development and environmental conservation and highlights factors that can simultaneously ensure the pursuit of both.

 

Keynote

Rola Dashti

Executive Secretary, UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA)

 

 

Panelists

 

  • Noura Alissa , Senior International Policy Analyst, International Energy Policy, Climate Change & Sustainability,                 Ministry of Energy, Saudi Arabia
  • Sausan Al-Riyami , Director of the Oman Hydrogen Centre (OHC), German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech)
  • Bassam Fattouh , Director , Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Sarah NajmAssistant Professor, Department of Economics, King Saud University

 

Moderator

 

Steven GriffithsSenior Vice President for Research and Development, Khalifa University of Science and Technology

 

 

Track 2: Energy, Water, Food, and Minerals Interconnections

The future is built on materials that are often in limited quantities, with limited production capacity, and in politically difficult locations. Understanding these pitfalls, and the tools available to handle or mitigate them along with the complex and global supply chains involved are just as critical as the minerals themselves.

In this session, we will examine the problem from all angles, from technology to geopolitics, to gain more insight into this underappreciated aspect of the energy transition.

 

 

Keynote

 

Arunabha Ghosh

Founder and CEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)

 

Panelists

 

  • Morgan Bazilian , Director, Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines
  • Radia SedaouiChief Energy and Climate Change Sustainability, UN Economic & Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

 

Additional panelists to be confirmed

 

Moderator

 

To be confirmed

15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30
Concurrent Sessions
19:30 – 21:30
Dinner and Cultural Event: Tour Ad Diriyah

Morning


08:00 – 09:00
Networking
09:00 – 10:30
Plenary Session: Energy, Mobility, and Technology

Growth in population, economy, and living standards, means a growth in transportation demand. How can we meet these needs in a sustainable and responsible manner?

This session will focus on the technology and regulatory options needed to deliver these services while meeting the multi-dimensional challenges of resource use, emissions, cost, and impact on the urban environment.

 

Keynote

 

To be confirmed

 

Panelists

 

  • Gerardo Rabinovich , Director , Empresa Mendocina de Energía S.A. (EMESA)
  • Andreas W. Schäfer ,Chair in Energy and Transport,  Director, Air Transportation Systems Laboratory, University College London Energy Institute
  • Geetam TiwariProfessor, Civil Engineering Department and Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme, IIT Delhi

 

 Additional panelist to be confirmed

 

Moderator

 

Anvita Arora

Program Director, Transportation and Urban Infrastructure, KAPSARC

 

 

10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30
Concurrent Sessions

Afternoon


12:30 – 14:00
Lunch and Poster Session
14:00 – 15:30
Dual Plenary Sessions
Track 1: Energy Efficiency and Industrial Competitiveness

Energy efficiency is the low-hanging fruit of the energy transition, but there is still much work to be done, especially in the developing world. Barriers (incumbent industry, energy costs, etc.) and enablers (finance, policy, technology) are factors to consider when pushing the current annual rate of improvement from 1.9% to the SDG 7.3 target of 2.6%.

This session aims to bring experts from different disciplines and sectors to explore challenges, gaps, and ways to move forward with this issue.

 

Keynote

 

Fahad Al Sherehy

Vice President, Energy Efficiency and Carbon Management

SABIC

 

Panelists

 

  • Ajay MathurDirector General, International Solar Alliance (ISA)
  • Ricardo RaineriSpecial Economic Advisor, AUI , Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Tatsuya TerazawaChairman and CEO ,The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)

 

Additional panelist to be confirmed

 

 

Moderator

 

 

Clay Seigle

Director, Global Oil Service

Rapidan Energy Group 

 

 

Track 2: Challenges and Opportunities in the Power Sector

The end-goal of the energy transition is a largely electrified world. The challenges of achieving this are complex and include costs, reliability, infrastructure, emissions, and incorporating new technologies.

In this session we will examine the future demand for electricity, along with the enablers needed to ensure sufficient supply is available by experts well-versed in the challenges ahead.

 

Keynote

 

Sama Bilbao y Leon

Director General

World Nuclear Association

 

Panelists

 

  • Peter Hartley , George A. Peterkin Professor of Economics, Baker Institute Rice, Faculty Scholar, Rice University

 

Additional panelist to be confirmed

 

Moderator

 

 

Armo Elshurafa

Fellow

KAPSARC

15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30
Concurrent Sessions

Morning


08:00 – 09:00
Networking
09:00 - 10:30
Plenary Session: Economy and Energy Diversification in MENA

Breaking the resource curse is not an easy task, but diversifying energy sources and the economies built upon them is necessary to create resilience for the future.

This session aims to explore this problem and propose remedies such that emerging economies, including MENA, can achieve higher levels of diversification, sustainable economic growth, and the energy stability they crave.

 

Keynote

Roberta V. Gatti

Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa

The World Bank

 

Panelists

 

Nouf Alsharif

Managing Director, Economic Research

Jadwa Investment

 

Omar Al-Ubaydli

Director of Research

Derasat

 

Fuad Hasanov

Senior Economist

International Monetary Fund

 

Additional panelist to be confirmed

 

Moderator

 

Raja Almarzoqi

Chief Economic Advisor

Ministry of Economy and Planning, Saudi Arabia

10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30
Concurrent Sessions

Afternoon


12:30 – 14:00
Lunch
14:00 – 15:30
Closing Plenary Session

Details of the session and speakers to be announced

Day 6
Thursday, 9 February 2023

Technical Tour – Shaybah Oil Field, The Empty Quarter

(Details and registration to be announced at a later date)