2015 Shanghai Summit Agenda

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Tuesday, November 3

9:00 AM


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

9:30 AM

Summit Welcome

9:30 AM - 9:40 AM

Welcome to our inaugural Future of Energy Summit in Asia. We will explain why we have come to Shanghai and why we believe Asia is the future of energy.

9:40 AM

Opening keynote panel: China’s new normal

9:40 AM - 10:20 AM

The Chinese economy has entered a period of correction with GDP and energy demand growth both at their lowest in decades. Meanwhile, the Chinese government continues to push through reforms that will hopefully set the country on a more sustainable growth path. We speak to a panel of thought leaders from leading energy companies on the opportunities and challenges of doing business in China’s new normal.

10:20 AM


10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

10:50 AM


10:50 AM - 11:05 AM

11:05 AM

Setting the scene: the need for green infrastructure in Asia

11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

Developing Asia needs infrastructure, specifically for electrification. We hear from the leading providers of financing for power in Asia, how do they choose which projects to finance, why the need to make them "green" and what are the economic and trade opportunities that they enable.

11:50 AM

Keynote interview: China’s $1trn green financing opportunity

11:50 AM - 12:45 PM

The chief economist of China's central bank discusses why the country needs green financing not only for its environment, but also for its economy. He will explain how China's ongoing financial reforms can contribute to its clean energy agenda and how China could set a new global standard for sustainable growth.

12:45 PM


12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

1:45 PM

Firestarter: The size and scale of electricity in Asia

1:45 PM - 1:50 PM

To meet its growing demand for electricity, Asia will need to invest over $6trn in new power capacity by 2040 with more than two-thirds going towards renewable energy. We present BNEF's view of the future of electricity in the Asia-Pacific region, a landscape which looks very different from today.

1:50 PM

CEO interview: Power for Asia’s four billion

1:50 PM - 2:20 PM

Hong Kong based CLP Holdings is one of the oldest utility companies in Asia. Today, it has operations in nearly all of the major markets in the region including India, China, SE Asia and Australia. The company has an aggressive target to reduce emissions per unit of generation, but invests in coal and renewables at the same time. CEO Richard Lancaster will explain how the company is investing to provide electricity and its approach to very diverse markets across the region.

2:20 PM

Panel: Why everyone in Asia is talking about Yieldcos

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM

Originally created in the US, Yieldcos have become a hot topic in Asia this year. We examine why there is such strong interest in this concept from both international investors looking to finance these vehicles and Asian companies looking to issue Yieldcos. The panel will also discuss the present threats and opportunities to the Yieldco model.

3:00 PM

Executive interview: Building power projects for Japan

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

3:15 PM


3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

3:45 PM

Afternoon Sessions

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

China energy’s new silk roads

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

In the past year, Chinese companies have embraced the "one belt, one road" initiative to increase their investments abroad, particularly in developing Asia. The session will take a closer look at the motivations, strategies and opportunities behind Chinese overseas investment in energy.

The panel will be in Chinese.

Innovation in the energy sector: the view outside Silicon Valley

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Innovation in clean energy comes not only from Silicon Valley but from the governments, corporates, start-ups and laboratories across Asia. We hear from some of the leading voices here to understand what innovators in Asia are thinking and what is the next big thing for them.

Monetizing Asia’s renewable energy potential

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Asia has built and financed more renewable energy projects than any other region in the world. We examine the modes of financing that companies in Asia have taken. We hear from the companies that have built and financed projects successfully in the region.

4:45 PM


4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

5:15 PM

Firestarter: The Energy Internet in China

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

The world's largest power market combined with more than half a billion internet users - will China lead the future of the Energy Internet? We hear from a leading voice on what Chinese technology companies and consumers are thinking about this new concept.

5:45 PM

Summit Partner Closing Remarks

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Evening Activity: Opening Night Welcome Reception

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

7:00 PM

Themed Dinners

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dinner 1: Investment Opportunities for Chinese LPs for Overseas Investment in Public Equities, Private Equity or Private Yieldcos focusing on Sustainability

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

China is the world’s largest investor in clean energy technologies and Chinese companies are now expanding their sustainability investments overseas. Join our partner Greentech Capital Advisors as they host a discussion around opportunities for Chinese investment abroad.

Dinner 2: On and off the grid: Climatescope and new clean energy markets

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

For those looking at investments in emerging or fledgling markets, Global Climatescope provides a wealth of information on 55 countries each year. From China to Brazil, and Indonesia to Uruguay, they present unique challenges and opportunities. This dinner will bring together insights from the forthcoming 2015 edition of Climatescope on renewable energy expansion around the world and energy access.

Themed Dinner 3

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Wednesday, November 4

8:00 AM

Coffee and Breakfast

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Morning Sessions

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Energy transition in Southeast Asia

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The economies of Southeast Asia are some of the fastest growing in the world. Over the next 25 years, they will require over $750bn in new investment in power capacity. We hear from some of the leading energy companies and investors in the region, their strategies and outlook, opportunities and threats.

Audi and the future of mobility in urban China

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

China is the world's largest automobile market and more than 50% of its people now live in a city. Private vehicle ownership remains an aspiration of China's still growing middle class, but challenges with traffic congestion and urban air pollution have become more severe in recent years. What does this mean for the future of mobility in China? Is electric vehicles a solution?

The business of cleaning China

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Since declaring war on air pollution more than a year ago, the Chinese government has launched a barrage of new policies to improve the country's environment. We examine the business opportunities behind China's new environmental imperative, what this means for companies and for investors.

10:00 AM


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM

Summit Partner Opening Remarks

10:30 AM - 10:35 AM

10:35 AM

Keynote: State of the industry

10:35 AM - 11:15 AM

Bloomberg New Energy Finance executive keynote on the present and future of energy technologies and markets

11:15 AM

CEO interview: A networks utility

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Singapore Power describes itself as a different kind of utility, a networks company focused not only on delivering power to its consumers but providing a range of services. We speak with CEO Kim Yin Wong on what sets his company apart and what is the future of the utility business model in an increasingly urbanizing Asia.

11:45 AM

Plenary: Decarbonizing Asia – a plethora of opportunities and risks

11:45 AM - 12:20 PM

The Paris climate conference could set Asia on a path to decarbonization and lower use of fossil fuels. What will this mean for companies and countries, and are they properly assessing the risks?

12:20 PM

Plenary: Financing China’s renewable future

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM

China has more operating renewable energy assets than any other country and will increase this by another ten-fold by 2040. To achieve this, the country needs more than just money but also innovative ways of raising it. We hear from leading clean energy developers and operators in China and examine what modes of of financing they have taken.

1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Afternoon Sessions

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Latin America: transforming potential into reality

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We hear from regulators, investors and project owners in Latin America on why the region has become an important investment destination for Asian energy companies. What has worked well and what has not and will this region continue to provide opportunities for investors from the other side of the world?

Solar’s Asian value chain

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The cost of power generation from solar PV is falling rapidly, thanks largely to the innovation and manufacturing prowess of Asian companies. We hear from some of them in this session to understand how PV is becoming cheaper and why this technology is so disruptive.

A nuclear renaissance in Asia

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Despite the Fukushima disaster and ambivalent public opinion towards nuclear energy, Asia is building more reactors than any other region in the world. We examine the future of nuclear energy in Asia, the various technologies on offer and its potential to fulfill the energy needs of the region.

3:00 PM


3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

3:30 PM

Panel: Iran and the future of energy geopolitics in Asia

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

The re-opening of Iran with its rich sources of oil and gas, what implications will it have on energy in Asia? Would it really matter at a time of low oil and gas prices?

4:00 PM

Concluding Thoughts: Accelerating the energy transition in China and beyond

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM

Summit conclusion: Chairman’s wrap

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

Summit Close

5:00 PM