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Geo politics to drive debate at LBS energy summit

25 Nov 2013

Business leaders will debate ever-growing energy demand and crucial geo-political and market dynamics at London Business School’s Energy Club annual summit next week.


The theme for this year’s Global Energy Summit, which takes place on Friday 29 November, is ‘Energy frontiers: pushing the boundaries’. The annual event, now in its tenth year, provides an important forum for political, academic and business thought-leaders to debate their ideas on the energy sector's future. 

Louis Demerliac, Vice President of Marketing for the School’s Energy Club said: “The Global Energy Summit is an amazing event that brings together high-level decision makers and thought-leaders in the energy sector. The summit provides a great forum amongst industry leaders from business, politics and academia to discuss and debate the evolving challenges and opportunities facing the energy sector." 

High profile business leaders speaking at the summit include:

  • Andrew Gould, Chairman, BG Group
  • Claudi Santiago, COO, First Reserve
  • Philip Whittaker, Associate Director, The Boston Consulting Group
  • Dr Christoph Frei, Director General, World Energy Council

Energy leaders will share their frontline outlooks on the interplay between global energy corporations, sustainable energy innovators and government agencies. 

The summit speakers will tackle questions such as: what economic, geopolitical, technological and environmental boundaries we are pushing to meet ever-expanding energy demand and what potential consequences do we invite by doing so?

There will be two interactive panel discussions: Alternative Energy & Low Carbon Technologies and Oil & Gas Frontiers: Deep Water, Arctic, FLNG. 

The London Business School Energy Club event will provide valuable networking opportunities during lunch and coffee breaks as well as a post-event networking drinks reception. 

The summit is sponsored by Boston Consulting Group, FMC Technologies, Statoil, 8over8 and Yingli Solar.

The summit will take place at: Church House Conference Centre, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ (Friday, 29 November, 8.30am-4.30pm). 

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