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Annual Conference 2020

Annual Conference 2020

Energy UK Virtual Annual Conference 2020
Powering the Recovery
Held on the 15 October

Our first virtual conference was hosted on a bespoke, virtual platform with lobby area, auditorium and virtual exhibition hall.

Energy UK’s flagship conference saw keynote speakers and engaging discussions from a broad range of expert speakers in an new exciting format with the opportunity to network with other delegates as well as interact with speakers.

This year’s theme was “Powering the Recovery” as we look to the challenges and opportunities for the energy industry as we adapt to the ‘new normal’ of the post-covid world.

Conference highlights were:

  • A full day of keynote speakers and panel discussions on the latest industry issues
  • All content available to watch back for one month post-event allowing you to view all sessions at your leisure
  • Interactive features including opportunities to ask questions and engage with panellists and other delegates

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Keynote speakers

Jonathan Brearley, Chief Executive, Ofgem
Tom Glover, RWE UK Country Chair, Chief Commercial Officer, RWE Renewables
Dame Gillian Guy, Chief Executive, Citizen’s Advice
Emma Pinchbeck, Chief Executive, Energy UK
Chris Stark, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change
Darren Jones MP, Chair, BEIS Select Committee
Bruno Pozzi, Director, Europe, UN Environment Programme

Other speakers on the day included:

Ajai Ahluwalia, Principal Electrical Engineer, Equinor
Faye Bowser, Head of Energy Solutions GB&I, Siemens
Jane Cooper, Head of Stakeholder and Regulatory Affairs, Ørsted
Rob Doepel, UK&I Energy Market Leader, EY
Sue Ferns, Senior Deputy General Secretary, Prospect
Janine Freeman, Strategy Director, PwC
Filippo Gaddo, Director, Energy,  Economics & Regulation, Arup
Emma Harvey, Director, Green Finance Institute
Jo Hooper, Founder, Mad and Sad Club
Joanna Hubbard, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Electron
Denise Massey, Managing Director, Energy Innovation Centre
Alex Neill, Chief Executive Officer, Resolver Group
Isabella O’Dowd, Climate Change Specialist, WWF 
Simon Oscroft, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, So Energy
Regina Finn, Chair, Low Carbon Contracts Company Ltd
Kristian Ruby, Secretary General, Eurelectric
Peter Simon, Managing Director- New Energy Platforms, Centrica
Paul Spence, Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, EDF Energy
Giles Wilkes, Specialist Partner, Flint Global
Sam Gardner, Head of Climate Change and Sustainability, ScottishPower
Rebecca Heaton, Group Head of Climate Change, Drax
Mike Hewitt, Chief Technology Officer, Smart DCC
Bud Hudspith, National Health and Safety Advisor, Unite
Richard Nourse, Managing Director, Greencoat Capital
Edmund Reid, Head of Strategy, Centrica Business Solutions
Marius Rubin, Chief Technology Officer, DMW Group
Doug Smart, Health, Safety, Environment & Sustainable Business Director, EDF
David Spillett, Head of Health, Safety and Environment, ENA
Mark Patterson, Group Safety, Health & Environment Director, SSE Renewables
Will Gardiner, Chief Executive Officer, Drax Group

And representing the Young Energy Professionals Forum Amy Johnstone, Mechanical Engineer, SSE Renewables and Mahir Uddin, Strategy Analyst, Centrica.  

We would like to thank our sponsors for helping us deliver our 2020 annual conference:


Our new virtual platform featured all-new, exciting sponsorship opportunities – from speaking slots to breakout sessions to a new, fully-interactive virtual exhibition hall with visual branding, where exhibitors hosted reports, brochures, videos, presentations and delegates booked one-to-one appointments with sponsors.  

To discuss in future sponsorship opportunities, including bespoke packages, please contact Sam Hollister

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