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2015 Conference Agenda 

We are delighted to inform you that the 5th KPMG Global Power & Utilities Conference will be held in Madrid, Spain.

 
This annual conference is KPMG’s leading event for CEOs, divisional heads and financial executives in the power & utilities sector. It will bring together over 250 executives from across a broad spectrum of the industry worldwide, including power producers, developers, investors, regulators and other key industry stakeholders.

 

Information about the conference to be published soon!

 

In the meanwhile, in case you have any questions or queries regarding our previous events, please contact the organizing team at gpc@kpmg.com.

 

Please see below the agenda of the previous conference for your kind reference. In case you are interested in any of the below sessions and require more information, please contact the organizing team at gpc@kpmg.com for a complimentary copy of the conference report.

 

Please note that the below agenda was discussed in October 2014 in London, UK.

Day 1

Day 2

7 October 2014

 

8:00 – 9:00

Registration

9:00 – 9:10

Opening remarks

Peter Kiss, Partner and Head of KPMG’s Power & Utilities Practice, EMEA

David Gascoigne, Partner and Head of Power & Utilities in the UK, KPMG in the UK

9:10 – 9:25

Welcome address

KPMG's commitment to the P&U sector

Simon Collins, UK Chairman and Senior Partner of KPMG in the UK

Day 1 Opening keynote speaker

9:25 - 10:00

Challenges Facing the Power and Utilities Sector

Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Session 1: The Big Picture: the investor’s perspective, key issues and trends - part 1

10:00 - 10:05

Opening video - What are the large challenges the industry is facing?

10:05 - 10:20

Shaping the sustainable transformation of the European energy system

Marie-Theres Thiell, Chief Executive Officer, RWE Hungary

10:20 - 10:35

Hatching the Golden Egg

Greg Kist, President, Pacific NorthWest LNG

10:35 - 10:50

Fast growing markets – an investor’s perspective

Pierre Guiollot, Chief Financial Officer, GDF Suez Energy International

10:50 - 11:05

Pedro Azagra, Chief Development Officer and Member of the Executive Committee, Iberdrola 

11:05 – 11:10

Interactive polling

11:10 - 11:25

Panel Q&A session

11:25 - 12:00

Morning coffee break

Session 2: The Big Picture: the investor’s perspective, key issues and trends - part 2

12:00 - 12:05

Opening video - New sources of energy? 

12:05 - 12:25

Hiroshi Sakuma,Executive Vice President, Group CEO,Global Environmental & Infrastructure Business Group, Mitsubishi Corporation

12:25 - 12:40

Lena Mangondo, Head : Legal – IPP Projects

12:40 - 12:45

Interactive polling

12:45 - 13:00

Panel Q&A session

13:00 – 13:40

Networking buffet lunch

Session 3: Engaging with customers 

13:40 – 13:45

Opening video - What do customers really want? Now and in future?  

13:45 - 14:00

Sustainability is the new premium. The Future of Mobility

Kerstin Meerwaldt, Head of Energy Management Strategy, BMW Group

14:00 - 14:15

Customers don’t respect boundaries

Jon Webster, Chief Operating Officer, Group Digital, Lloyds Banking Group

14:15 - 14:30

Ari Sargent, Chief Executive Officer, Powershop

14:30 - 14:35

Interactive polling

14:35 - 14:50

Panel Q&A session

Session 4: Breakout sessions  

14:50 - 15:50

  1. Future of Nuclear Power – Opportunities and Challenges
    Chaired by Chris Croft, Director, KPMG in the UK
  2. Thinking the Unthinkable – Disruptions, wildcards, and discontinuities for the energy sector
    Chaired by Dr. Heiko von der Gracht, Head of Think Tank for Futures Management, Institute of Corporate Education e. V. (incore) and KPMG AG Consulting
  3. Capacity Auctions
    Chaired by Ajay Saldanha, Partner, KPMG in the UK and Glenn George, Advisory Principal, KPMG in the US
  4. Power Outlook Sub Saharan Africa
    Chaired by Klaus Findt, Partner, KPMG in South Africa

15:50 - 16:10

Tea break

Session 5: Market design and market reform 

16:10 - 16:15

Opening video - Are markets moving towards or away from liberalisation, regulation or nationalisation?

16:15 - 17:20

Alistair Buchanan, former CEO of Ofgem and now Chairman of KPMG’s Power & Utilities Group in the UK will look at whether markets are moving towards or away from liberalisation, regulation or nationalisation.

 

Participants:

David Newhouse, Special Advisor, International Financial Affairs at EDF

 

Werner SchnappaufSenior advisor, Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Germany/EMEA and Lawyer and Partner, GVW

 

Joan McNaughton, Executive Chair of the World Energy Trilemma for the World Energy Council

 

Stefan Ulreich, Political Affairs and Corporate Communications Political & Regulatory Affairs, E.ON

17:20 - 17:25

Closing remarks

Peter Kiss, Partner and Head of KPMG’s Power & Utilities Practice, EMEA

David Gascoigne, Partner and Head of Power & Utilities in the UK, KPMG in the UK

17:30 - 18:00

Travel to the Houses of Parliament
(coach transfer is provided) 

18:00 - 20:00

Cocktail reception at the Houses of Parliament hosted by Lord Hutton of Furness, Chairman of the UK’s Nuclear Industry Association

 

 

20:00 - 20:30

Return to the conference hotel
(coach transfer is provided - please bring along your photo ID)

20:30 - 22:30

Conference networking dinner at the Park Plaza Riverbank 

 

 

8 October 2014

Session 6: Morning session (optional)

8:00 - 8:05

Opening video -The moral & ethical challenges facing utility companies

8:05 - 8:50

A debate between The Rt Revd Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn and Alistair Phillips-Davies, Chief Executive, SSE plc

9:00 - 9:05

Opening remarks

Peter Kiss, Partner and Head of KPMG’s Power & Utilities Practice, EMEA

David Gascoigne, Partner and Head of Power & Utilities in the UK, KPMG in the UK

Day 2 Opening keynote speaker 

9:05 - 9:25

Working together to deliver a simple transparent market for customers

Alistair Phillips-Davies Chief Executive, SSE plc

9:25 - 9:35

Q&A session

Session 7: Networks - Network businesses are facing transformation to become more efficient and customer centric

9:35 - 9:40

Opening video - Lots of countries have ageing transmission and distribution infrastructure that need renewing

9:40 - 9:55

Mel Kroon, Chief Executive Officer, TenneT

9:55 - 10:10

Basil Scarsella, Chief Executive Officer, UK Power Networks 

10:10 - 10:25

Bill Thompson, Group Regulation Manager. EirGrid plc

10:25 - 10:30

Interactive polling

10:30 - 10:45

Panel Q&A session

10:45 – 11:05

Morning coffee break

Session 8: Water - The shape of the global industry and lessons learned if investment is to be attracted 

11:05 - 11:10

Introduction of the session

11:10 - 11:25

Stuart Siddall, Chief Financial Officer, Thames Water

11:25 - 11:40

Business models evolution in a stuck market

Juan Antonio GuijarroChief Executive Officer, Aqualogy (SE Group)

11:40 - 11:55

José Diaz Caneja, General Manager, Acciona Agua

11:55 - 12:00

Interactive polling

12:00 - 12:15

Panel Q&A session

Session 9: Closing Keynote Speaker

12:15 - 12:30

Charles Hendry, Former Minister of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change

12:30 - 12:35

Closing remarks 

Peter Kiss, Partner and Head of KPMG’s Power & Utilities Practice, EMEA

David Gascoigne, Partner and Head of Power & Utilities in the UK, KPMG in the UK

12:35 – 13:25

Networking buffet lunch

Session 10: Afternoon workshops

14:00 - 17:00

Africa priority projects roundtable discussion chaired by Klaus Findt, Partner, KPMG in South Africa

 

Contact

For enquiries regarding the KPMG Global Power & Utilities Conference please contact:

gpc@kpmg.com

 

Peter Kiss

 

Michael Salcher

Head of Power & Utilities, EMEA, Head of Global Energy Institute, EMEA

msalcher@kpmg.com

 

 

Peter Kiss


Alberto Martin Rivals

Head of energy and Natural Resources, Spain

albertomartin1@kpmg.es

 

 

Peter Kiss

 

Fernando García Ferrer

Head of Markets, Spain

fgarciaferr@kpmg.es

 

 

Peter Kiss

 

Peter Kiss

Partner, Power & Utilities, ENR Head for the Nordics

pkiss@kpmg.com


 

 

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