We are thrilled to announce that our upcoming Annual Meeting in Vienna will once again feature the Energy Transition Area. This exclusive area is dedicated to professionals in the energy transition sector and beyond, who play a vital role in achieving net-zero emissions. The Energy Transition Area offers a theatre programme and opportunities for exhibitors and other professionals to showcase their products and services.
Our primary objective is to identify opportunities to maximise the use of renewable energy and optimise energy storage in various energy systems. We also aim to examine transmission and distribution networks worldwide to create a fully integrated energy system that ultimately delivers affordable zero-carbon energy to consumers.
This year, we have partnered with iCRAG to build the agenda and have split the three-day event into themes to offer a more focused programme:
- Day 1: The Businesses of the Energy Transition
We will discuss how companies and institutions are embracing and transforming themselves into the energy transition. We will also explore changes in businesses, subsurface R&I, and technological advances to support the energy transition.
- Day 2: The People in the Energy Transition
We will focus on cross-learnings, opportunities, and repurposing of skills for the energy transition. We will also discuss the need for multidisciplinary teams and the formation of future professionals.
- Day 3: Collaborating for the Energy Transition
We will explore how we can collaborate to accelerate the energy transition.
We invite you to join us in this specialized area for Energy Transition, where you will have the opportunity to meet with thought-leaders, innovators, and disruptors in the energy transition sector and beyond. They play a critical role in achieving net-zero emissions, and you will have a chance to learn from them face-to-face.
Tuesday 6 June | 12:45 - 13:45 (Energy Transition Theatre)
Panel Discussion How subsurface businesses and institutions are evolving to support the global energy transition
Energy companies & academic institutions have made significant strides in recent years in diversifying the energy portfolio to advance a low carbon economy. This panel session will invite experts from industry and academia to discuss their institutions’ journey in supporting the energy transition. Panellists will discuss:
- The change in focus of their respective institutions
- The repurposing of skills & knowledge that has been required
- Challenges encountered and barriers to progress
- How the recent geopolitical tensions will impact energy transition targets
- Opportunities and enablers key to progressing our future energy landscape
Wednesday 7 June | 12:45 - 13:45 (Energy Transition Theatre)
Panel Discussion The individuals driving the energy transition: How geoscientists and engineers are repurposing their knowledge and skills
As we enter a new era for both the sector and the disciplines of geoscience and engineering, we may reflect on how we can upskill and diversify to support a future energy landscape that can balance energy equity, security and environmental sustainability in accordance with global targets.
This panel, comprising young professional and mid-career profiles, will share their perspectives on:
- How their roles have evolved to support the energy transition
- Challenges and barriers encountered
- The importance of collaboration and knowledge exchange across the energy sector
- Pipeline of geoscience careers and future skillset required
Thursday 8 June
Panel Discussion Why collaboration is key to achieving energy transition targets
Collective efforts are required for accelerating decarbonisation to achieve ambitious climate targets. The adoption and execution of energy transition projects is becoming more dependent on meaningful societal engagement with policymakers, legislators and civil society as a whole. As geoscientists and subsurface engineers, we are increasingly required to collaborate with stakeholders outside our immediate remit as we look to diversify the energy portfolio in order to achieve climate targets.
Panel members representing a range of disciplines from geoscience, engineering, social science, and policy will highlight the importance of collaboration through a local case study.