The Global Energy Crisis: Leading the EU toward a sustainable energy future
March 9th, 2023 | IESE Barcelona Campus
From 8.30 to 17.00
Energy is a critical component of a country's economic development and is widely utilized in almost every facet of our lives. In some ways, we’ve come full circle when it comes to energy. Ironically, the first sources of energy were the sun and wind, and here we are again looking to those and other sources; albeit in more technologically advanced and complex ways. What does the future of our energy supply look like as we move to more sustainable energy sources and what will it take (hint: it’s a lot)?
The IESE Energy Club is excited to host the Global Energy Day (GED) on March 9th, 2023. The theme of this years conference will be “The Global Energy Crisis: Leading the EU toward a sustainable energy future”. In line with this theme we will be hosting three different panel discussions on:
1. The Future of EU energy
2. Power to X
3. Future of the Energy Supply Chain
The mission of this conference is to foster awareness and engagement with the energy sector amongst the IESE community and beyond, with a particular focus on the Energy Transition as this is an area that impacts us all.
Wide industry presence
Buffet Lunch provided
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Europe has faced an unprecedented energy supply crisis leading to record electricity prices. The panel will discuss how the EU and its energy suppliers will adapt the energy supply mix to replace natural gas previously supplied by Russia and how it could impact the EU’s decarbonization plans? Will the EU accelerate its green transition to decrease reliance on Russian gas or will the EU increase the usage of fossil fuels from other sources to alleviate the crisis?
Head of ESG & Communications
Global Commercialization Manager
Spain Country Manager
VP, IESE Energy Student Club
While grid connection capacity and offtake remain key challenges in developing renewables projects, “Power to X” solutions aim to alleviate this roadblock. The panel will discuss the state of “Power to X”, the unique challenges with implementation, the future outlooks for the various technologies, the use cases being proposed by the market, and what opportunities could be created for areas with an excess of renewables resources.
Head of Hydrogen Business Development
Global Head of Innovation and Digital Portfolio
VP Low Carbon Emission Technologies & Projects
Researcher, IESE Business School
While the development and implementation of renewable energy technologies has significant momentum, the current suppliers of such technologies are concentrated to a few key geographies. The panel will discuss the implications of the supply chain for renewable energy generation and energy storage technologies, how these supply chains will evolve over the next decade, and the resulting potential geopolitical implications.
Chief Engineering & Programs Officer
Head of Global Service Sales
VP Public Affairs & Sustainability
Head of Sustainability, Vestas Mediterranean
Professor, IESE Business School
This year we are honored to collaborate with the Doing Good Doing Well (DGDW) conference hosted by the Responsible Business Club! Purchase the bundled tickets for both conferences on Campus Groups!
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