2015 Shanghai Summit Agenda
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Tuesday, November 3
Opening keynote panel: China’s new normal
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.
Setting the scene: the need for green infrastructure in Asia
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.
Keynote interview: China’s $1trn green financing opportunity
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.
Firestarter: The size and scale of electricity in Asia
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.
CEO interview: Power for Asia’s four billion
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.
Panel: Why everyone in Asia is talking about Yieldcos
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.
China energy’s new silk roads
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
Monetizing Asia’s renewable energy potential
Firestarter: The Energy Internet in China
Evening Activity: Opening Night Welcome Reception
Dinner 1: Investment Opportunities for Chinese LPs for Overseas Investment in Public Equities, Private Equity or Private Yieldcos focusing on Sustainability
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
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.
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Wednesday, November 4
Coffee and Breakfast
Energy transition in Southeast Asia
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
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
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.
CEO interview: A networks utility
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.
Plenary: Financing China’s renewable future
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.
Latin America: transforming potential into reality
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
A nuclear renaissance in Asia
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.
Summit conclusion: Chairman’s wrap