It’s globally recognised that a diverse workforce increases productivity, innovation and inclusive solutions across talent-driven individuals and teams.

Equally, propelled by COVID remote working, the workplace of the future is changing. Connectivity has enabled physical and remote workspaces that are interconnected in real time and complement business practices and provide employees with more flexible working environments, structures and cultures that empower and inspire performance and collaboration.

As the industry continues its energy transition and decarbonisation journey, the current and future workforce remains integral to turning net-zero ambitions into actual reality. From upskilling existing employees to expanding recruitment programmes that attract Millennial and Gen Z graduates, the industry is re-evaluating its employee proposition, creating transparent recruitment practices with clear career progression and pay transparency.

The EGYPS 2023 Equality in Energy Conference convenes global industry experts to lead the conversation on how the industry is creating equal, diverse and inclusive workforces and workplaces of the future to deliver sustainable low-carbon business models.

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  • Meet coaches and mentors for insightful and practical solutions to your workplace challenges

  • Learn about fostering belonging through inclusion & diversity initiatives in your organisation and industry

  • Network with your peers from across the globe and exchange ideas that you can implement on a day-to-day basis


10:00 - 10:15
Keynote address
Reinventing the workplace and workforce of the future
  • Digital transformation, a global pandemic and a growing movement in gender equality has led to a mainstream cultural shift in leadership and organisational change, heralding a new era for the traditional workforce and physical workplace across all industries.

    Attendee insights

    This keynote will highlight the positive changes businesses and industries are implementing globally to create flexible and engaging working environments that attract, empower and inspire the workforce and provide a better-quality work-life balance.

10:15 - 11:00
Panel discussion
Building a net zero-ready workforce
  • Whilst globally, addressing climate change has become both a necessity and priority, the energy sector is on its own journey to decarbonise, reduce GHG emissions and reach next zero by 2050. To deliver upon these ambitions, new skillsets and talents are needed.

    Attendee insights

    A vital discussion that will pinpoint what the future workforce will look like as the adoption of digitalisation and energy transition efforts accelerate. Panelists will share insights on the latest market trends and how conventional jobs are evolving, and new career paths are emerging to be more harmonised with technology and the environment to support low carbon business models.

11:15 - 11:45
Fireside chat
Harnessing the power of change management for an agile culture
  • Change management is paramount to the success and prosperity of businesses, and the energy sector is no exception. The digital revolution, the growing move towards deploying clean energy initiatives and the radical shift to how physical and remote workplaces, continue to come together to unite and create change. Organisations are already undergoing internal transformations to influence effective human resource management, employee performance, collaboration, innovation and above all, profitability.

    Attendee insights

    This session will highlight the enablers, motivators and barriers to effective change. Executives and leaders will gain insights into the best practices and importance of successful change management across the energy industry.

11:45 - 12:30
Panel discussion
Attracting Millennials and Gen Z into the energy sector
  • Digital transformation, industry 4.0, the move towards decarbonisation and improving equality across the workforce are all factors driving the need for a steady flow of STEM-educated Millennials and Gen Z digital natives to bring about change. But is the industry attractive enough? And what is the industry doing to become more appealing?

    Attendee insights

    This session will highlight the importance of the industry employee value proposition and its ongoing image rebranding as businesses compete to attract diversity centric, tech savvy and environmentally conscious new recruits.

12:30 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:30
Lightning talks and audience Q&A
The digital future: closing the skills gap
  • Automation, analytics, modelling and data science are just some of the many areas the industry is digitalising to increase efficiency and productivity across the oil, gas and energy value chain. Today’s top engineering experts and digital talent are improving productivity, boosting efficiency and delivering enhanced connectivity for remote facilities. What can we expect in terms of further digital advances and deployment over the next 5 years? And what skillsets and tech know-how will be needed?

    Creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture

    As the industry continues to reframe its diversity, equality and inclusion policies and practices, organisations must evolve their leadership and business models, committing to a culture of employee respect, communication and engagement. How is the industry progressing in ensuring a fair and forward-looking culture with inclusive and transparent hiring processes and equal opportunities? What more can and needs to be done?

    Managing the unconscious bias in pay and promotion

    Unconscious bias in the workplace traditionally affects how women and minority groups are perceived, recognised and financially rewarded. Based on stereotyping, it can affect career progression, recruitment, performance reviews and create unfair working conditions. What steps are businesses and individuals taking to ensure unconscious bias is addressed? How are managers leading and ensuring change and transparency?

14:30 - 15:15
Panel discussion
Gender equality and the role of women in the clean energy transition
  • Women are considered powerful change agents and essential drivers in the clean energy transition conversation. Equality in energy and women empowerment not only accelerates the successful transition and growth of the industry, but also adds to the global efforts to realise the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Attendee insights

    This session will highlight the significance of equality and empowerment across the industry to deliver upon growth and positively impact upon innovation and competitive business advantage.

14:00 - 14:45
Awards Ceremony