Program 2020

Program 2020

Program 2020

08:2011:00

Registration and refreshments

08:20 - 08:50

Energy Risk welcome address

08:50 - 09:00

Opening keynote address: Revolution or evolution: with radically changing energy markets, how radically we need to change our ways?

09:00 - 09:40

Panel discussion: Increasingly global – increasingly complex: managing risk and trading operations in converging energy markets

09:40 - 10:20

Topics include:

  • How do US companies changing approach to risk management and trading due to increasingly global operations?
  • What are the key challenges in supporting global energy trading and risk management functions?
  • Growing execution risks: how to make sure you have right systems and processes in place to run an effective global operation?
  • Aligning your systems, people and data strategy to meet your global goals
Morning break and opportunity to network
Knowledge café: Grab a coffee and join a table of your choice to share ideas and network with fellow industry professionals

10:20 - 11:00

Topics include:

  • The use of alternative data sets in energy
  • In the world of climate change, what is the outlook for the hydrocarbon production?
  • Why is the US shale business turning sour?

11:0015:10

Stream

Stream one: Digitalization & data analytics

Panel discussion: What is your data strategy? (If you have one)

11:00 - 11:40

Topics include: 

  • The sources of data: what is available?
  • Data governance
  • How do you extract value from data?
  • Historical data: is it telling you a lot?
Deep learning in energy trading

11:40 - 12:30

Panel discussion: Reinventing the ERM framework

12:10 - 12:50

Topics include:

  • Capturing new market trends in your ERM program
  • Enhancing ERM with new data sets and analytics
  • Integrating ERM framework with strategic planning
Lunch and opportunity to network
Lunchtime interactive roundtables:

12:50 - 13:50

Topics include: 

  • Few years or centuries? How fast will renewables replace traditional power generation
  • The use of neural networks in energy: what problems it can solve?
  • The changing face of the ETRM marketplace
  • Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) accounting standard: what does it mean to energy companies?
The ETRM  masterclass

13:50 - 15:10

The masterclass will include:

Presentation: Data and ETRM: utilizing smart analytics  

Follow on discussion: Innovation & new trends in the increasingly consolidated ETRM market

  • What are the new trends and new players in the ETRM space?
  • Moving to the cloud – how much and how fast?
  • The use of AI and ML in ETRM systems
  • Extracting unstructured data from ETRMs to produce decision-useful information

Stream

Stream two: Market structure, pricing & trade surveillance

Panel discussion: The financial world of energy

11:00 - 11:40

Topics include:

  • How are energy markets changing? How do they compare to financial markets?
  • New players in energy markets: increasing presence of hedge funds 
  • What’s the role of institutional investors in commodity markets?
  • How will the changing nature of industry players will change the industry itself?
Update from the cleared futures world

11:40 - 12:10

Panel discussion: Outlook for new oil contracts

12:10 - 12:50

Lunch and opportunity to network
Lunchtime interactive roundtables:

12:50 - 13:50

Topics include: 

  • Few years or centuries? How fast will renewables replace traditional power generation
  • The use of neural networks in energy: what problems it can solve?
  • The changing face of the ETRM marketplace
  • Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) accounting standard: what does it mean to energy companies?
Deploying analytics to understand the culture within the organization

13:50 - 14:30

Topics include:

  • Best e-communication practices: what are they?
  • How to detect early signs of unethical and potentially unlawful behavior?
  • How to get a better sense of the sentiment?
  • Other tools that can help understand the culture in your organization
Panel discussion: New tools and practices in trade surveillance: what works for your organization?  

14:30 - 15:10

Topics include:

  • Benchmarking solutions: build vs. buy
  • Use cases of machine learning/AI in trade surveillance
  • Best practices associated with independent peer reviews
  • Is your program doing what it is designed to do?

03:1017:10

Panel discussion: Managing cyber threats in the data driven world

15:40 - 16:20

Topics include:

  • Identifying  and managing  threats and vulnerabilities in your organization
  • Integrating  IT risk as part of a comprehensive ERM strategy
  • How to quantify cyber risk as a financial risk
  • Understanding IT risks in the context of the business
Closing debate: Filling in the talent gap: how to attract and develop talent in an increasingly machine-ran world?

16:20 - 17:00

Energy Risk closing remarks followed by drinks reception

17:00 - 17:10

08:2011:00

Chairman’s opening remarks

08:50 - 09:00

Opening keynote address: The state of the US energy markets in times of the looming recession and political turmoil

09:00 - 09:40

Panel discussion: Sour vs. sweet: the future of oil market dynamics in the world of the IMO

09:40 - 10:20

Morning break and opportunity to network
Knowledge café: Grab a coffee and join a table of your choice to share ideas and network with fellow industry professionals

10:20 - 11:00

Topics include:

  • Economics of the battery storage
  • Recent trends in the shareholder activism in energy 
  • What is the next step for renewables in the liquid fuels market?

11:0014:30

Stream

Stream one: Risk & back office operations

Panel discussion: Optimization of the back office operations in risk management and trading functions

11:00 - 11:40

Topics include:

  • Improving efficiency of your back office
  • Effective ways to reduce the costs
  • How to effectively update/replace legacy systems
  • How can the middle and back office work together more effectively?
Case study: Robotics process automation (RPA) implementation strategy and lessons learned

11:40 - 12:20

Lunch and opportunity to network

12:20 - 13:50

Improving risk reporting process with new risk analytics and KRI metric

13:20 - 13:50

Topics include:

  • How should risk reporting look like? How can it effectively capture market and operational risks?
  • What risks can be predicted and managed by using KRI metrics?
  • Implementing effective risk reporting process in the organization
Panel discussion: Blockchain in energy: when will it become a new frontier in energy?

13:50 - 14:30

Topics include:

  • Successes and failures of blockchain projects
  • Update on large scale blockchain-based platforms for energy/commodities trading
  • Applications for oil and gas businesses
Afternoon break

15:10 - 15:40

Stream

Stream two: LNG, renewables & power

Spotlight on the LNG market

11:00 - 12:20

The session include:

Outlook for LNG: What does the future hold for the LNG market?

  • Drivers behind the LNG market
  • Complexities behind the LNG supply chain
  • Short-term and long-term outlook for the LNG

Follow on discussion: Developments in LNG pricing and hedging methodologies

 

Lunch and opportunity to network

12:20 - 13:50

Modeling energy prices in the world of negative pricing

13:20 - 13:50

Panel discussion: The power of renewables and technology

13:50 - 14:30

Topics include:

  • The current state of renewables and technology and how it is reshaping the utility’s business
  • Integration of renewables in the energy system
  • From consumer to producer: how is industry adapting to the growing prosumers base?
  • How is your organization adapting to the new ecosystem and growing complexities?
Afternoon break

15:10 - 15:40

14:3016:40

Out of industry: Outlook on the new generation of electric vehicles: adoption and implications on the energy business

15:00 - 15:40

Climate risk & stranded assets: measuring & managing risks associated with the climate change

15:40 - 16:20

Topics include:

  • How is your organization addressing risks related to climate change
  • Building the robust BCM strategy: what factors to consider
  • How beneficial are cloud and other technologies in helping firms manage extreme events?
  • Growing concerns over stranded assets
Energy Risk closing remarks

16:20 - 16:30

End of the conference

16:30 - 16:40