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2014 Conference Agenda 

The conference, which will take place in the UK on 7 and 8 October in the UK at London's Park Plaza Riverbank hotel, will bring together over 250 executives from the global power & utilities industry to debate how the industry’s trilemma of security of supply, low carbon and affordability, as well as for the first time examining some of the key issues facing the water sector.

Focusing on global issues that need to be tackled at national level, we believe our agenda offers delegates a real opportunity to understand and debate issues-focused solutions that address not only the immediate concerns of today but also provide a blueprint for the longer term.

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 – 9:20

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

9:20 - 9:50

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

9:50 - 9:55

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

9:55 - 10:10

Shaping the sustainable transformation of the European energy system

 

Marie-Theres Thiell, Chief Executive Officer, RWE Hungary

10:10 - 10:25

Greg Kist, President, Pacific NorthWest LNG

10:25 - 10:40

Pierre Guiollot, Chief Financial Officer, GDF Suez Energy International

10:40 - 10:55

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

10:55 – 11:00

Interactive polling

11:00 - 11:15

Panel Q&A session

11:15 - 11:35

Morning coffee break

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

11:35 - 11:40

Opening video - New sources of energy? 

11:40 - 11:55

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

11:55 - 12:10

Karén Breytenbach , Head : IPP Office

12:10 - 12:25

Almasadam Satkaliyev, Chairman of the board, Samruk Energo

12:25 - 12:40

Antonio Basolas, Chief Strategy and Development Officer, Gas Natural Fenosa

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 Green Mobility

Kerstin Meerwaldt, Head of Electric Mobility Framework Strategy , BMW

14:00 - 14:15

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

14:15 - 14:30

Keynote speaker to be confirmed, Veolia Environment

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 Vicky Parker, Partner, 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 SchnappaufLawyer 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)

20:30 - 22:30

Conference netwroking 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

Keynote speaker to be confirmed

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

Keynote speaker to be confirmed 

11:40 - 11:55

Keynote speaker to be confirmed 

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

 

14:00 - 16:30

Cyber Security – From the Boardroom to the CISO Office chaired by Shawn Lafferty, Principal, KPMG in the US

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Peter Kiss


Peter Kiss

Head of Power & Utilities, EMEA

pkiss@kpmg.com

 

 

Peter Kiss

 

David Gascoigne

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

david.gascoigne@kpmg.co.uk

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