HELD UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HIS EXCELLENCY ABDEL FATTAH EL SISI, PRESIDENT OF THE ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT

17 - 19 February 2025

Egypt International Exhibition Center

17 - 19 February 2025

Egypt International Exhibition Center

DRIVING ENERGY TRANSITION, SECURITY AND DECARBONISATION

DRIVING ENERGY TRANSITION, SECURITY AND DECARBONISATION

The oil, gas and energy industry remain robust despite the pace of change dictated by increasing geopolitical tensions and colliding crises affecting all countries globally.  Markets continue to shift, and partnerships continue to evolve as climate mandates continue to dominate government, policy, and industry. 

Affordable and secure energy supplies today demand continued access to funding for fossil fuels, that are climate conscious, low-carbon and transformative.  However, these investments must not overshadow the industry’s continued focus upon advances in clean, green and renewable energies and pioneering technologies.

Decarbonisation, methane reduction, emissions abatement and energy efficiency all sit top of the innovation agendas at strategic and technical levels in the race to meet growing demands for low-carbon energy systems.  As the energy transition advances, as commitments become actions, the industry continues its journey as the catalyst of change, leading the transition, championing decarbonisation initiatives and delivering a just and secure energy supply for all.

Through a series of keynote addresses, interactive panel discussions and interviews, the EGYPES Strategic Conference provides you with the thought leadership on future energy strategies and a deep dive on the industry issues at the top of government and organisational agendas.

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STRATEGIC CONFERENCE THEMES

PUSHING DECARBONISATION AND ENERGY TRANSITION – INDUSTRY COMMITMENT

Since COP27 and now COP28, the industry has been central in driving business models and innovative agendas to decarbonise oil and gas value and supply chains. The critical steps being taken today are moving climate commitments to actions, highlighting the many opportunities that a responsible and just energy transition will unlock. Without doubt, the industry can, will and must do more to shift the dial and accelerate the delivery of future energy systems.

DRIVING CLIMATE CENTRIC FOSSIL FUELS FOR A SMOOTH ENERGY TRANSITION

It’s widely acknowledged future energy ecosystems will be in the form of multiple energy sources and that continued investment in hydrocarbons is a must to ensure a smooth energy transition. In particular, projects that bring oil and gas to market quickly or those that deliver low-carbon, CCUS, GHG, methane reduction and carbon abatement solutions to critical legacy assets and infrastructure. Industry wide, innovative fossil fuel R&D and access to funding must remain a global priority.

TRANSFORMING FUTURE ECONOMIES AND SOCIETIES - ARE WE IN A POLY OR PERMACRISIS?

Global economies and populations continue to struggle with geopolitical constraints, inflation, currency devaluation, recession, rising energy poverty and costs in tandem with increasing extreme weather conditions including wildfires, storms, floods, droughts and heatwaves. With multiple coinciding crises affecting all countries, rich and poor, it is now more important than ever to adopt climate resilience and sustainable economic development strategies, led by bold, articulate government leaders alongside innovators and drivers of cross-industry solutions.

BUSINESS AND OPERATING MODELS OF FUTURE ENERGY SYSTEMS

Globally industries, especially energy, are increasingly shifting from resource-led to consumer-led, requiring much needed transformation to both business and operating models across the industry. Critical decisions on longevity of legacy businesses are a must, forward-centric adjustments to business portfolios are needed now to enable tough choices on the how, where and what strategies, in combination with building new businesses around green products.

ENERGY SECURITY AND AFFORDABILITY TODAY VS. NET-ZERO BY 2050

Clear enabling policies and frameworks are vitally important, however the reality of achieving net zero targets vs delivering energy security and affordability is complex on all sides of the coin, with opinions, beliefs and points of view ranging considerably on achieving the 1.5°C pathway by mid-century. At the same time, ongoing geopolitical constraints, sanctions and fast approaching winter months are ramping up pressure on countries to lock-in energy supplies from new markets resulting in the continued redrawing of the energy map. Globally, efforts require greater multi-stakeholder collaboration to create a sustainable and secure energy future.

THE GREEN, CLEAN AND RENEWABLE ENERGY CONUNDRUM

Green, clean and renewable energies across industry and mobility are coming, aided by investments in transformative technologies, the potential is big. Advances in electrification are enabling the replacement of fossil-based technologies supporting deployment of hydrogen and fortifying battery storage options. Likewise, increased industry use of wind and solar is reducing emissions and freeing up valuable gas resources. Scaling up investment in R&D to unlock capability and capacity build out for all forms of energy is a must to deliver upon the potential to mitigate the impacts of climate change and reduce future reliance on hydrocarbons.

Strategic Conference Speakers

AGENDA

Monday 19 February 2024

Tuesday 20 February 2024

10:00 12:00

Official Presidential Opening Ceremony and Exhibition Inauguration

14:00 14:35

Industry response – decarbonisation and energy transition actions

Speakers

HE Tarek El Molla

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources

Arab Republic of Egypt

HE Hayan Abdul Ghani Abdul Zahra

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Oil

Republic of Iraq

HE Haitham Al Ghais

Secretary General

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Murray Auchincloss

CEO

bp

Musabbeh Alkaabi

Executive Director, Low Carbon Solutions & International Growth

ADNOC

Lorenzo Simonelli

Chairman and CEO

Baker Hughes

Moderator

John Defterios

Former Emerging Markets Editor, CNN, Professor of Business

NYU Abu Dhabi

14:35 15:10

Chasing green, clean and renewable energies

Speakers

HE Nasser Kamel

Secretary General

Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)

Dr Houda Ben Jannet

General Director

Organisation Méditerranéenne de l’Energie et du Climate (OMEC)

Mohamed Ismail Mansour

Co-Founder and CEO, Infinity and Chairman

Infinity Power

Terje Pilskog

Chief Executive Officer

Scatec

Eng Dragoș Roibu

Chief of Staff, Ministry of Energy

Romania

Robert Valk

CEO and Founder

Renergy Group Partners

Moderator

Eithne Treanor

Presenter

EGYPES 2024

15:10 15:45

Securing sustainable, affordable energy for all

Speakers

HE Dr Amani Abou-Zeid

Commissioner for Infrastructure, Energy & Digitalisation

African Union

HE Antonio Oburu Ondo

Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons

Equatorial Guinea

HE Pedro Rafael Tellechea Ruiz

Minister of Popular Power for Petroleum, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and President

Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA)

HE Francisco da Costa Monteiro

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

HE Dr Omar Farouq Ibrahim

Secretary General

The African Petroleum Producers Association (APPO)

HE Eng Jamal Al Loughani

Secretary General

Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC)

Moderator

John Defterios

Former Emerging Markets Editor, CNN, Professor of Business

NYU Abu Dhabi

15:45 16:20

Championing low carbon solutions and infrastructure

Speakers

Hon Judith Kapinga

Deputy Minister

Ministry of Energy, Tanzania

Guangzhe Chen

Vice President for Infrastructure

The World Bank

Alessandro Puliti

CEO

Saipem

Jean Sentenac

President and CEO

Axens

Moderator

Faye Gerard

Energy Transition Director

International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP)

16:20 16:55

Shaping a pragmatic and realistic energy future

Speakers

HE Tarek El Molla

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources

Arab Republic of Egypt

HE George Papanastasiou

Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry

Cyprus

HE Dr Walid Fayad

Minister of Energy and Water

Lebanon

Alexandra Sdoukou

Deputy Minister for Environment and Energy

Greece

HE Osama Mobarez

Secretary General

East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF)

Moderator

Eleonor Kramarz

Global Head of Energy Transition Consulting

S&P Global

16:55 17:30

The energy trilemma and the continued importance of fossil fuels

Speakers

Mathios Rigas

CEO

Energean

Ali Al Jarwan

Chief Executive Officer

Dragon Oil

Clay Neff

President

Chevron International Exploration and Production

Eugene Okpere

Executive Vice President, Exploration, Strategy & Portfolio

Shell

John Ardill

Vice President
Global Exploration

ExxonMobil

Luca Vignati

Upstream Director

eni

Moderator

Eithne Treanor

Presenter

EGYPES 2024

10:30 11:15

Downstream decarbonisation and circularity – going full circle

Speakers

Antonio Pietri

CEO

AspenTech

Eng Bader Saeed Al Lamki

Chief Executive Officer

ADNOC Distribution

Jean-Philippe Torres

Senior Vice President Africa

TotalEnergies

Ibrahim Abdelqader Mekki Mahgoub

President and Chairman

Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company (ECHEM)

Dr Mustapha Hamid

CEO, Ghana National Petroleum Authority and President

African Refiners & Distributors Association (ARDA)

Rich Wall

Principal Vice President for Downstream & Chemicals

Bechtel

Moderator

John Defterios

Former Emerging Markets Editor, CNN, Professor of Business

NYU Abu Dhabi

11:15 12:00

Future ready business and operating models

Speakers

Maria Rita Galli

Chief Executive Officer

DESFA

Stefano Venier

Chief Executive Officer

Snam

Adriano Mongini

CEO

Azule Energy

Dr Eng Magdy Galal

Chairman

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS)

Geoff Probert

COO

Capricorn Energy

Sameh Sabry

Senior Vice President - Middle East & North Africa

Wintershall

Moderator

Eithne Treanor

Presenter

EGYPES 2024

13:30 14:15

Advancing the oil and gas methane pledge and zero routine flaring by 2030

Speakers

Aida Araissi

Chief Executive Officer

Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce

Ahmed Osama

Technical Office

Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Arab Republic of Egypt

Khaled Nouh

CEO

TAQA

Richard Ward

Executive Vice President, Global Field Operations

Weatherford

Moderator

John Defterios

Former Emerging Markets Editor, CNN, Professor of Business

NYU Abu Dhabi

14:15 15:00

Technology and innovation – critical enablers of strategic and climate change

Speakers

Song Yu

Executive Chairman

United Energy Group (UEG)

Sherif Foda

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

NESR

Mark Moffat

CEO

IFS

Anastasios Vlassopoulos

Chief Executive Officer

HELLENiQ Upstream

Moath Al Rawi

Chief Executive Officer

Argas

Brad Boyd

Senior Vice President, Corporate Resources

Methanex Corporation

Moderator

Eithne Treanor

Presenter

EGYPES 2024

15:00 15:45

Shaping Egypt’s energy future

Speaker

HE Tarek El Molla

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources

Arab Republic of Egypt

Moderator

John Defterios

Former Emerging Markets Editor, CNN, Professor of Business

NYU Abu Dhabi

Monday 19 February 2024

Tuesday 20 February 2024

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"The three-day EGYPES 2024 conference unlocks more opportunities for all of us, to do more business, understand each other and work towards creating new avenues, not only for Egypt but also for the region and our global partners."

His Excellency Tarek El Molla

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
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