The energy transition is the backbone of the green economy.
From upstream to downstream, the sector must accelerate it’s transition to net-zero, continue to adopt new technologies and start to embrace digitisation and decentralisation over the next decade.
The global energy transition depends on the energy sectors ability to support the rapidly increasing demands for electricity, the deployment of smart infrastructure to manage energy more effectively and the approach we take to emerging markets clean energy transitions.
The Energy Transition Summit provides key market insights, trends and opportunities over the next decade as the energy sector prepares to support a global green economy.
2021 Expert Speakers include:
The Hon. João Galamba
Deputy Minister and Secretary of State for Energy
Government of Portugal
João Saldanha de Azevedo Galamba was born in Lisbon in 1976.
Graduated in Economics from the Faculty of Economics of Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
He completed the academic part of the PhD in Political Science at the London School of Economics, having taught Political Philosophy in the Government department.
He worked at Banco Santander de Negócios, at consultant DiamondCluster International, at the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union and at the Mission Unit for Integrated Continuous Care.
He came to parliament in 2009, being a deputy in the XI, XII and XIII Parliamentary terms. He was coordinator of Socialist Party deputies on the Budget and Finance Committee and Vice-President of the Socialist Party Parliamentary Group.
He is Secretary of State for Energy since October 2018.
Director of Energy & Impact
Vanessa serves as the Director of Energy Innovation and Impact reporting to Chief Environmental Officer. Her group is responsible for charting the way for Microsoft to be carbon negative by 2030. Vanessa has been advancing green infrastructure, the energy transition and sustainability through innovation, program development, policy advancement, and operational excellence – at global scale. She started her career at the French Ministry of Finance and Energy, was part the French climate change negotiation team, and then shifted to private equity finance of green infrastructure. She dedicated her career to climate change adaptation, mitigation financing and innovation, and has used the power of advanced technology and financial instruments to transition to a low-carbon economy. She is French and Indian, holds masters’ degree from Sciences-PO Paris, ESCP Paris, and is a graduate of Ecole nationale d’administration.
Lord Adair Turner
Energy Transitions Commission
Lord Turner chairs the Energy Transitions Commission, a global coalition of companies, NGOs and experts working to achieve a net zero economy by 2040. He is Chairman of insurer group Chubb Europe, Senior Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking and is on the Advisory Board of Board of Shanghai energy group Envision. From 2008-2013, Lord Turner chaired the Financial Services Authority, and played a leading role in the redesign of global banking and shadow banking regulation. Alongside a business career, he has held a number of public policy roles: he was Director General of the Confederation of British Industry (1995-2000); chaired the Low Pay Commission (2002-2006), the Pensions Commission (2003-2006), and the Climate Change Committee (2008-2012).
Four Sessions Across Two Days
The Energy Transition Summit convenes key stakeholders across the energy value chain for a systemic transformational dialogue. From policy makers, energy produces, big oil majors, investors, project financers and utilities, grid operators and off-takers, each specific to a key stakeholder group, but with cross cutting conversations relevant across the entire energy system.