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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

 

8:30 – 9:30

Registration

 

9:30 – 9:35

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

9:35 – 9:45

Opening keynote address

 

 

Session 1 - The Big Picture: eg. the investor’s perspective and key issues & trends

 

9:45 - 9:50

The big future challenges of the industry

 

  • Opening video

9:50 - 10:10

 Overview of some of the global trends in Power & Utilities

 

  • Keynote speaker to be confirmed

 

10:10 - 10:25

 

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

10:25 - 10:30

Interactive polling

 

10:30 – 10:45

Developing new partnerships and alliances. New entrant investors often team-up with local partners. Why?

 

  • Keynote speaker to be confirmed

10:45 - 10:55

Q & A session

 

10:55 - 11:25

Morning coffee break

 

 

Session 2: Engaging with customers

 

11:25 - 11:30

Opening video

 

What do customers really want? Now and in future?

 

11:30 - 11:35

Interactive polling

 

11:35 - 12:05

Embracing the digital revolution and finding a better way to serve customers. No utility is in the Top 200 brands in the world. Do they know what customers really want?

 

  • Keynote speaker to be confirmed

12:05 - 12:25

Helping customers consume less energy by using smart meters and other ideas

 

  • Keynote speaker to be confirmed

12:25 - 12:30

Interactive polling

 

12:30 - 12:45

Q&A session

 

12:45 – 13:30

Lunch

 

 

Session 3: Generation

 

13:30 – 13:35

New sources of energy?

 

  • Opening video

13:35 - 14:00

In Europe: “It’s all about carbon!”

 

  • Marie-Theres Thiell, Head of CEE, RWE

14:00 - 14:25

In North America: “It’s all about gas!”

 

  • Greg Kist, President, Petronas PNW LNG

 

14:25 - 14:40

Q & A session

 

14:40 - 15:00

Afternoon coffee break

 

 

Session 4: Breakout sessions

 

15:00 - 15:45

  • Future of Nuclear Power – Opportunities and Challenges

Chaired by Vicky Parker, Partner, KPMG in the UK

 

  • Thinking the Unthinkable – Disruptions, wildcards, and discontinuities for the energy sector
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    • Wildcards are low-probability, high-impact events
    • Volatility and exogenous shocks increase
    • This sessions looks at major thinkable disruptions and their impacts on the industry
    • We will look at how to manage discontinuities and professionalize corporate foresight

 

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

 

  • Capacity Auctions

Chaired by Ajay Saldanha, Partner, KPMG in the UK and Glenn George, Advisory Principal, KPMG in the US

 

  • High Growth Market Africa – Roundtable discussion around Investment opportunities

Chaired by Klaus Findt, Partner, KPMG in South Africa

 

 

Session 5: Market design and market reform

 

15:45 - 16:45

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.

 

16:45 - 16:50

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

16:50 - 17:15

Break and travel

 

17:15 - 19:15

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

 

 

19:15 – 21:15

Conference gala dinner at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel

 

 

8 October 2014

 

Session 6: "A conversation" (optional session)

 

8:00 - 9:00

The moral & ethical challenges facing utility companies: What exactly is being asked of them? 

 

Keynote speaker to be confirmed

 

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

 

Session 7: Networks

 

9:05 - 10:05

Networks Transformation: Lots of countries have ageing transmission and distribution infrastructure that need renewing

 

  • J.Mel Kroon, Chairman Management Board Chief Executive Officer, TenneT GmbH

 

  • Keynote speaker to be confirmed
  • Keynote speaker to be confirmed

 

10:05 – 10:35

Morning coffee break

 

 

Session 8: Water

 

10:35 - 10:55

Overview of the global water industry: the shape of the global industry and lessons learned if investment is to be attracted

 

  • Keynote speaker to be confirmed

10:55 - 11:10

  • Keynote speaker to be confirmed

 

11:10 - 11:25

  • Keynote speaker to be confirmed

 

11:25 - 11:40

Q & A session

11:40 – 12:10

Closing keynote address

 

Keynote speaker to be confirmed

 

12:10 - 12:20

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

12:20 – 13:50

Lunch

 

4th annual KPMG Global Power & Utilities Conference
7-8 October 2014
Park Plaza Riverbank
London, United Kingdom

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Contact

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

gpc@kpmg.com


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

 

 

Peter Kiss

 

Michael Salcher

Head of Energy & Natural Resrouces, KPMG in Germany and Chair, Global Energy Institute, EMEA

msalcher@kpmg.com

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